idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
And it's more popular than LoL? How have I not heard about this?
No it's not more popular then LoL, its in Open beta til March 25. It has had a really long open beta period becuase the company making the game is small. But its gaining popularity and I think it has around 4 million subs. They just partnered with Tencent so the game will probably get mildly popular.
Like I said its a 3rd person MOBA, every ability is a skill shot and its a bit faster paced then traditional mobas. If your a fan of FPS its a bit easier to get into than LoL/DotA2. Also some of the mechanics are easier to learn, like items have 3 levels each but don't combine to make other items like the other 2 games. It's F2P but if you like the game before open beta ends you can purchase the "God pack
" which unlocks all the god that are released in Beta (which is at like 47 atm).
Right now they release a new god every 2-3 weeks, after beta ends they say probably about once a month. They do a pretty good job of making sure power creep isnt an issue for new gods. There is a built in game viewer/caster mode and they host a small tournament every Saturday for EU and Sunday for NA.
There are 4(6) game types. Conquest(and Conquest League aka rated), normal MOBA map. Assault, a copy of ARAM from LoL. Arena, its a big round arena, you have creeps you want to get into the other teams portal, you gain points for killing opposing gods and creeps, it's pretty much nothing but constant team fights. Lastly is 3v3 Joust, it's 3 v 3 in a single lane map with a jungle on each side, each side has 2 towers and a base. There were 2 more modes, 1v1 Joust and Domination, but they took them out because lack of interest. Domination was a square map with 3 towers to capture and hold for points first team to lose all their points (starts at 500) loses. Edited, Jan 25th 2014 4:10pm by BeanX