The Pros & Cons of Playing League of Legends
My very own list of my pros and cons of League of Legends.
(Written by Lorna "LornaRAWR" Hassell)
Well, League of Legends is getting more and more well known by the day... the more I look the more people I know who seem to play it and I didn't even know. Even some of my good friends play it and I only found out the other week! Well, of course it's going to be a very successful game, as it already is (the EU server issues are going to be a drawback unless they become more stable and we haven't got hour queues to log in sometimes =/ ). But some people reading this may be thinking "...But what exactly is League of Legends?" That's simple to explain: there's 2 teams of either three or five players, each playing a champion of their choosing from ones they've bought using Influence Points earned in game, Riot Points bought using real money or from a selection of between 8-12 free champions for that week. Basically, you have to destroy the enemy base without letting the enemy destroy your base. Another way to describe it is super fun or amazingly annoying. Here is my own personal list of the pros and cons of playing League of Legends.
- Super fun to play once you find some champions you like and you're in a good match.
- You play against people your level normally if you're in the solo queue so you're hardly every outskilled by people with more runes or mastery points to use.
- The sense of achievement when you become "Legendary" for the first time, or you score your first ever "Pentakill" and the announcer voice shouts it out as if you're a God :D
- The sense of achievement when you win a really difficult match that you never thought you could.
- The joy of trolling people raging at you on the other team for killing them too many times or when you backdoor their turrets.
- The amount of players means that it's extremely rare that you'll even play against the same person again, or even actually see them again unless you add them to your buddy list.
- There are so many champions that it's rare to see the same one more than three times in a row unless they are free that week.
- The fun you can have with friends whilst messing around playing the opposite to how you are recommended to play for lolz ( Eg, Tank Soraka, AD Lux, AP Ashe, etc.)
- The ability to adapt and build yourself up differently every game, depending on who you are against, by using different items.
Now for the cons...
- The disappointment when you are the opponent's "First Blood".
- The annoyance when people don't call out when an enemy Champion goes missing.
- The further annoyance when previously mentioned enemy Champion decides to pay your lane a visit and mess you up.
- Getting fed up when members of your team start arguing about someone not saving someone else/killing a turret/kill stealing/minion kill stealing/feeding the enemy/etc
- Intentional feeders who just ruin the game for everyone else.
- That horrible sinking feeling when the first summoning screen loads to reveal who you are against and you realise that you have no chance of winning.
- Noobrage from the opposing team that gets seriously abusive.
- -A Summoner Has Disconnected-
- A peronal favourite: (At around level 7) Them:" Ashe, idiot! Why didn't you take the tower?!" Me: "I'm not a tank! There's no minions to help. I'd of just gotten killed!" Them: "Noob" -__-
- "----, go b!" -An ally has been slain- =/
- "OMG, 3v1 noob. Can't take me on your own, eh?" -_-'
- The annoyance when you fail to win multiple games in a row, or you die multiple times in a row.
- The annoyance of being the person to always be ganked.
- Constant kill stealers
- Death in <10 seconds that is completely unpreventable due to consta-stun/taunt/snare/slow from a gank.
I've probably missed some off of here so feel free to add what I've missed off in the comments below (: