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How Smart Are You? Apr. 16th, 2011 @ 07:53 PM Reply

if you are really smart, there is a game you should definitely get into.

League of Legends

What you need to be smart in:
Reaction Time
Math
Communication

If you can do these things really well ^ then you should definitely start playing LoL.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 16th, 2011 @ 08:23 PM Reply

Thanks for giving us a link, actual game description, and any relevant information for this game. I'll be sure not to check it out.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 16th, 2011 @ 08:37 PM Reply

At 4/16/11 07:53 PM, beakerboy wrote: if you are really smart, there is a game you should definitely get into.

League of Legends

What you need to be smart in:
Reaction Time
Math
Communication

I'm smart in reaction time....

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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 16th, 2011 @ 09:18 PM Reply

LoL shares the same community with DotA which... is full of egoistical dicks. No.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 16th, 2011 @ 11:41 PM Reply

LoL is a competitive online game. It is a MOBA, a multiplayer online battle arena. Strategy is key. The game takes a very long time to learn, but once you get used to it, you can get good at it!

leagueoflegends.com

Also, regarding the guy dissing the LoL community, I think you are right and wrong.
There are some jerks in LoL, but once you achieve a high elo, most people are nice.
You can also pre-make teams.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 16th, 2011 @ 11:45 PM Reply

Whats with people and these shitty online games these days?
Tired of minecraft already?


That was a great post. Right Zach?

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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 12:19 AM Reply

I don't trust a game who's initials are LoL.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 01:45 AM Reply

At 4/16/11 11:41 PM, beakerboy wrote: LoL is a competitive online game. It is a MOBA, a multiplayer online battle arena. Strategy is key. The game takes a very long time to learn, but once you get used to it, you can get good at it!

leagueoflegends.com

Also, regarding the guy dissing the LoL community, I think you are right and wrong.
There are some jerks in LoL, but once you achieve a high elo, most people are nice.
You can also pre-make teams.

Right now I prefer Bloodline champions, it gets straight to the action rather than grinding for a couple minutes, LoL is still pretty fun though.

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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 01:49 AM Reply

At 4/16/11 07:53 PM, beakerboy wrote: League of Legends

What you need to be smart in:
Reaction Time
Math
Communication

I don't think this game has any reflection on whether or not a person is smart. Not to mention I'm sure a developer wouldn't release a game that wasn't accessible to the masses, more players = more profit.

By the way, how can one be smart in "reaction Time" and "communication". The only thing that would go hand and hand with being "smart" would be mathematics capabilities, reaction time and communication skills have nothing to do with being smart.

I might check into the game, but you defiantly should of provided more information.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 02:22 AM Reply

At 4/16/11 11:41 PM, beakerboy wrote: There are some jerks in LoL, but once you achieve a high elo, most people are nice.

I've played DotA since 7 years ago so don't tell me I haven't seen them all.
Most? Heh, how eloquently deceitful.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 02:54 AM Reply

At 4/17/11 12:19 AM, JMCJoe wrote: I don't trust a game who's initials are LoL.

I can tell you're probably not a fan of Land O' Lakes butter then.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 03:04 AM Reply

My smarts are only for Portal 2.

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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 03:35 AM Reply

im smart and i can type jst like eng. guy- OH LOOK A BIRD

That's called sarcasm.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 09:05 AM Reply

I will give it a try. And see if I like the game.

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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 10:22 AM Reply

What you honestly need:

Half-decent hardware (not certain about the actual specs, they're relatively low)
Patience
Co-operative teammates (rare) or friends
Keyboard or Microphone + Skype/Vent/Mumble (And the willingness to use it)
Time to waste

The community leaves a bit to be desired, I'm frequently amazed by the incompetence of random players but I have a blast when I'm playing with friends. However, this community composition was likely inevitable; the game is just a DOTA clone, the DOTA community started out with its head up its ass. That's just a cynical viewpoint though, there's plenty of amiable, decent players on at any time like potentially (hopefully) you.

If you're thinking about trying it out it's (seriously) free and bullshit-free so you've got nothing to lose. I'm usually the greatest skeptic of the free-to-play online games but I've recently given LoL a try and I have to say, it's pretty damned high quality, a lot better than what I had expected anyway.

Also, there is a function to spend actual money on things in game (as I mentioned earlier, the quality of the game is likely due in part to this) such as skins and "champions" but skins are purely cosmetic and any champion can be purchased with the in-game credits which are naturally earned by playing matches, win or loss. You can get by never spending a dime and still unlock all of the champions and runes (the shit that actually matters) if you've got the time to spare (although that's unlikely, it's still possible.)

Alright, now that I've got the sales pitch out there, I'm going to attempt complete transparency. Although this was not my motive for writing the post (and against my better judgment) I'm going to include this REFERRAL LINK to sign up for LoL. That referral ultimately works just the same as signing up normally would, but it happens to slightly benefit me if you choose to play LoL for a bit (up until level 5.) I don't get any snazzy rewards until I refer like a dozen people or more, I've only had 1 completed referral so far which if I remember correctly earned me a temporary boost for in game points. Woo.

In other words, if you're curious about trying out LoL ask somebody you know for a referral link, they'll appreciate the favor. If you don't know anybody who plays or you just want to try it out ASAP use mine and kthx.

Oh and my in game name is Zippomatt, I play Mordekaiser and Sivir primarily but I own a couple more champions who I am attempting to learn. If you desperately want somebody to play with feel free to send me an invite and I'll try to make some time to play a few matches. I'm only around level 18ish (out of 30) so I'm not "pro" by any means but I'm not helpless either. Most of the time I play pre-mades with my 30 friends so I end up getting paired up with 30s anyway; but I still somehow maintain about a 60% win ratio even with the clear disadvantage.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 10:51 AM Reply

Yea-NOPE.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 10:52 AM Reply

At 4/16/11 07:53 PM, beakerboy wrote: if you are really smart, there is a game you should definitely get into.

League of Legends

What you need to be smart in:
Reaction Time
Math

You lost me at math. I hate math.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 11:33 AM Reply

League of Legends to me felt like a dafter, easier version of DoTa. I wouldn't call it an intelligent or tatical game.

Fun, though.

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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 17th, 2011 @ 07:31 PM Reply

im not soo good at LoL, but i have an iq of 120(TESTED BY A PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND TEST TOOK MORE THEN 1H) so, if this game is for smart people, then why do i suck at it?
TL:DR Op is a retard.


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Response to How Smart Are You? Apr. 25th, 2011 @ 04:38 AM Reply

At 4/17/11 10:22 AM, Matt wrote:

Most of the time I play pre-mades with my 30 friends so I end up getting paired up with 30s anyway; but I still somehow maintain about a 60% win ratio even with the clear disadvantage.

There will be a newbie on the other team as well.

the MM in LoL doesn't believe in disadvantages.


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