MOBA is a term that's becoming more popular in gaming, but how many know what it means and where it comes from? Quite a few I'm sure, but for those that might not know this article is for you..
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MOBA=Multiplayer Online Battle Arena=99.99% of all online games
What would you say about the accessibility of MOBAs to newbs? I believe there are a lot of us out there who've read about them, think it's a cool concept, but being more oriented towards single person gaming, haven't taken the plunge. Is there a way to get your feet wet without being laughed out of the game and having a lot of vile commentary tossed your way?
Also, am I wrong or were Turret Defense games (now popularized into stuff like Plants vs Zombies,etc) invented via a UMS Starcraft map?
That is the first place I either heard or played a game style like that, and I've been in love with them ever since.
Wait, so the original DotA was just one map? I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that LoL only has two or three... wow, I'd get bored so fast. :) I suppose a football pitch is only one map too.
The map design is based on that, yeah. I should have mentioned it. I meant spiritually for the Herzog ref.
The community surrounding all these games are kind of harsh. DotA has a bots map you can play and League of Legends has co-op and bots. Some people I know have been yelled at in coop games,but that has to be rare.
Yeah, the original is based on a Starcraft map and displays the 3 lanes - middle, top and bottom. I always wished there were more maps but the different hijinks that you can get up to on the one make it last longer than you'd think.
I don't know as much about Tower Defense, but I wouldn't be surprised. I do love Tower Defense as well. Dungeon Defenders being one of my more recent obsessions