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« on: June 21, 2009, 05:32:13 AM »



Game can be played 100% free by downloading from http://eu.leagueoflegends.com/



We're starting to get some regular matched in. If you want to join us i've set up 4 channels for LoL Players in Mumble


EU Mumble Server
Mumble Server

** Please contact myself or one of the other regular posters on this thread if you would like the password **

Mumble can be downloaded from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/mumble/files/

EU Chat Channel In Game
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click the speech bubble icon
click the doorway icon
type ocuk
click the + icon
click the cog icon , tick autojoin on startup

Effectively means that when you go into the game any ocukers will be in here smile

Gameplay is similar to HoN but no final hit mechanics - although final hit seemed to appy to gold - need to check more smile But you can't steal a kill from your opponent. The final hit is a critical part of HoN but moves it more to hard core gameplay. Also again with a nod towards the slightly less hard core heritage it has a tutorial and ai opponents you can test against.

Some useful gameplay videos here

Turrets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrRaHcn8V7Y
Abilities http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxbdDKxUmq8
Inhibitors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR-A1yxzVeo
Team Play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gji8zykD9wc
Minions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITuakcMFu-o
Summoner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f33WuTADTt0

Character Builder
http://leaguecraft.com/champions/
http://www.mobafire.com/

Useful Spreadsheet on best runes to go for on Tier 3
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AqhM0LCtE_W4dE1lazJoS1d1bmU0R3BwN1U4ZzN3Unc&hl=en#gid=0

Tips

If Server Says Unavailable and People are playing in game
Go into options on that screen, save and that causes it to retry

League of Legends is free - however then you are restricted to certain heroes. See below. You can unlock heroes with ingame cash gained from playing or purchase with cash or buy a collectors pack which allows 20 set heroes to be unlocked. However you can play the game and unlock everything without putting down any money smile

Well worth the download - EU
http://signup.leagueoflegends.com/en/signup/download



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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 06:01:49 AM »

Note it appears another one is also on it's way Heroes of Newerth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTLgQbYVISA

Not as much info available

Though they do have a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heroes-of-Newerth/63037549101

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 09:46:00 AM »

When I first saw LOL's graphics I was pretty Meh about it but reading the various posts on the forums I am really fired up about it. Their champions
page is also good.

http://www.leagueoflegends.com/champions

The devs seem to be taking this in the right direction. This year is going to be a good year for PC gaming for me with this and Demigod
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 09:47:44 AM »

You'r really fired up for these kinds of games, eh? ;-)

I found them fun "enough", but not my kind of game in the long run. I think its the fact that I rarely have an hour uniterrupted of playtime, thus not being able to play much MP :-)
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 09:52:51 AM »

A typical DG game is 30 to 45 minutes (yesterday our team steamed the other side in 16!), if you manage to play any computer game without taking that amount of time out you're doing well smile Longest game I have ever played was 52 minutes. Game start from the car crash which was an hour to get a game going is now typically minutes.

However I would agree the difference between an MP and an SP is in an SP you can leave at the drop of a hat in MP you really are letting your side down and in DG you're most likely going to result in them loosing

I can't really get into SP games, I just love the randomness that MP can bring (except the trash talk) - although Sword of the Stars and the Witcher I would agree are exceptions to this as they are very nice even in SP.

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** midread kinds of games for kid's games lol
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 10:40:35 PM »

New vid out for HoN - colour me interested

http://www.facebook.com/heroesofnewerth?ref=nf#/video/video.php?v=1123822889063&ref=mf

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 08:50:57 PM »

Quote from: Tals on June 22, 2009, 06:01:49 AM

Note it appears another one is also on it's way Heroes of Newerth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTLgQbYVISA

Not as much info available

Though they do have a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heroes-of-Newerth/63037549101

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S3 have said when they hit 10,000 fans they will release beta keys to all their fans. Currently around 7,500 so worth joining fan site if just to see what it's like.

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 12:02:17 PM »

i became fun of HoN on facebook and signed up for LoL beta testing - http://leagueoflegends.com/beta/signup
Games look pretty interesting, though for now Demigod is the best one for me smile
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 02:01:04 PM »

Quote from: Kossak on July 15, 2009, 12:02:17 PM


Demigod is the best one for me smile

not surprising since it's the only one that's out slywink
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009, 04:41:16 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on July 15, 2009, 02:01:04 PM

Quote from: Kossak on July 15, 2009, 12:02:17 PM


Demigod is the best one for me smile

not surprising since it's the only one that's out slywink

Certainly worth trying if you have facebook it's a click away smile
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2009, 04:50:21 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on July 15, 2009, 02:01:04 PM

Quote from: Kossak on July 15, 2009, 12:02:17 PM


Demigod is the best one for me smile

not surprising since it's the only one that's out slywink

There's DotA... maybe i'll try if this runs on my laptop. I understand it's some mod for Warcraft III. I don't know if you need Warcraft III Reign of Chaos or Frozen Throne... I'll try to run it with my Reign of Chaos and see if it works.
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2009, 05:15:48 PM »

You need Frozen Throne

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    *   A computer capable of running Warcraft III
    * A set of authentic Warcraft III and Warcraft III The Frozen Throne CD
    * A stable internet connection of 56 kbps or above.
    * Latest dota map from www.getdota.com

If we didn't have the wealth of this game type in the pipeline I would be joining you but would need to purchase WCIII
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2009, 05:24:21 PM »

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You need Frozen Throne

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    * A stable internet connection of 56 kbps or above.
    * Latest dota map from www.getdota.com

If we didn't have the wealth of this game type in the pipeline I would be joining you but would need to purchase WCIII

too bad i don't have frozen throne frown
oh does i really need CD? if i had downloadable versions of WIIIRoC and WIIIFT from Blizzard online shop it woudn't be enough?
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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2009, 06:19:27 PM »

ok, done - i bought Frozen Throne (in Poland it's just $5.3, Reign of Chaos is 4.3$ smile). Now i'll try this whole DotA and see if it's worth my time smile.
LOL - i bought two games just for mod/map running on them, and not the games themselves smile
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2009, 07:28:45 AM »

800 spaces left for the beta - hopefully they will get the keys out quickly smile
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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2009, 05:43:21 PM »

70 spaces left - will be gone in an hour
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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2009, 07:03:00 PM »

Quote from: Tals on June 22, 2009, 06:01:49 AM

Note it appears another one is also on it's way Heroes of Newerth
Is that Heroes of Bebe Neuwirth?
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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2009, 07:13:10 PM »

That's the one
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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2009, 06:31:30 AM »

I always think of S2 games as one of the devs who almost want to get to the gamers level - last facebook comment doesn't lessen this

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Heroes of Newerth  Just so all the fans know, we will send information about redeeming for your beta key via facebook fan messaging tomorrow. That means that anyone who gets in as a fan in the next 12 hours or so will get a beta key as well. Again, thanks for the support and look forward to some great gaming this weekend!

Looking forward to this.

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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2009, 08:57:30 PM »

Got to Heroes of Newerth fan page, click on view updates. Beta key info is in there. Only up for a day.

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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2009, 09:41:23 PM »

Sweet!  Thanks for the updates in this thread - I was able to get into both betas!! ninja2
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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2009, 10:51:02 PM »

OK i'm in as talsworthy. The NDA allows for posting of comments just no video or screenshots. OK where to start -

The lobby is an absolute dream, if Brad W is looking to implement better friend support etc he just needs to look at what these guys have done, very quick, clear to see which friends are playing, what game they are in etc. Options to setup Noob only games, pro only etc. It just all makes sense smile Nice touches like comment after a game, when you disconnect you can reconnect it just is what the DG interface should have been.

Gameplay is mind blowing, maps are huge and at this point very confusing, but its going to be worth persevering I think it has a lot of potential. So if you haven't yet get that facebook fan in and for next 30 or so hours the beta is open entry to all.

But it is mindblowling complex!
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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2009, 11:44:59 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on July 17, 2009, 09:41:23 PM

Sweet!  Thanks for the updates in this thread - I was able to get into both betas!! ninja2

If you get a spare key for Lol I would love to try it. Let us know which one you prefer smile
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« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2009, 12:04:02 AM »

DId they make this engine from scratch Tals?  It really looks like the WC3 engine Tongue
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« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2009, 06:39:26 AM »

I believe the engine is based on the Savage 2 engine but they have taken the Dota model and tried to remain true to that. I like the game just need to read lots on it
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« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2009, 07:19:16 AM »

Basics guide very useful http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/showthread.php?t=737
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« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2009, 09:37:08 AM »

Thanks for the guide Miles smile
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« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2009, 06:46:28 PM »

I played a couple of games this afternoon. I would suggest when playing at the moment either join a game that says Noob's only or host one and make it clear. That way when you are rubbish people don't moan at you. Was on a winning team on one and a loosing on the other. Still loads to learn
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« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2009, 06:59:47 PM »

managed to snag a HoN key from facebook.

We should get a game going tuesday night. I've never played DoTa itself, just demigod.
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« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2009, 08:31:40 PM »

Quote from: jersoc on July 19, 2009, 06:59:47 PM

managed to snag a HoN key from facebook.

We should get a game going tuesday night. I've never played DoTa itself, just demigod.

What is your TimeZone, i'd be happy for a game this Tuesday but i'm European tz
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« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2009, 08:45:58 PM »

central, i think it's about 6 hours behind england iirc. however i'm usually up til like 6am here.
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« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2009, 09:32:02 PM »

Yep that's it. I usually play 9pm - midnight during the week and weekends whichever suits so a Sunday may be good for trying it out
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« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2009, 10:44:16 AM »

at last - even though i was too late to get my key for HoN (vacations) i got one today from somebody else smile. So i'll try this game tonight. If anyone is going to play (and give me some begginer tips smile) i will be available in the evening (EU time).
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« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2009, 10:56:35 AM »

I've tried 3 public 5v5 and so far all 3 were complete disasters

I'm a noob, I know that, but the level of wtfnoobness displayed by my teammates was amazing.  I don't understand why they couldn't have been on the other team slywink

we had 1 guy quit at the start, and another who was still level 2 when the enemy was hitting level 17.  Out of 5 people on the team, only 2 knew you got xp from creeps  O_o

On top of all that they continued to ignore the concede vote.

I look forward to playing on a team that at least understands how things work even if they aren't good at it.
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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2009, 11:12:07 AM »

does beta HoN have any singel player to learn the basics of the game? If you have to start multiplayer at first run of the game, it's no suprise there are people level 2 when everyone else is level 17 smile
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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2009, 11:19:22 AM »

you can play against nobody and practice levelling up, and equipment which is what I did.

However being a beta I don't think it's too much to ask for people to RTFM before playing slywink
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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2009, 11:42:20 AM »

I'll be on tonight from your time 10PM. Happy to play hon. If we can get others in here that would be even better. Re playing the game it is level based and you can play a noob only game however as stats have been reset it doesn't work that well. The best way is to label the game appropriately. Also join channel manner if it is there.
You can also start a game where you are the only heroe to experiment. Creeps are more powerful in this game.
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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2009, 12:38:23 PM »

Quote from: Tals on July 20, 2009, 11:42:20 AM

I'll be on tonight from your time 10PM. Happy to play hon. If we can get others in here that would be even better. Re playing the game it is level based and you can play a noob only game however as stats have been reset it doesn't work that well. The best way is to label the game appropriately. Also join channel manner if it is there.
You can also start a game where you are the only heroe to experiment. Creeps are more powerful in this game.

don't call me hon please slywink

You are my next match in our BB league as well Tals.
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« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2009, 04:22:18 PM »

Excellent re BB. I'm in a dg or hon mood tonight. Tomorrow BB if we can tie UP
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« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2009, 04:43:22 PM »

i wanna tell only this: Hark is cheating! smile When we played HoN on the opposing teams, he could tell me all the stuff (items) that i had. He calls it "looking" but i know it is "cheating" biggrin
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