>League of Legends is one of the most popular online games in the world right now. However, it isn’t very noob friendly and has a steep learning curve with it’s current game set up.
Riot Games is looking to change all that with its new game type and map, Dominion. Dominion will feature all the heroes everyone loves but in a faster paced, simpler game type. The game will be a simple Capture and Hold. You can think Domination in an FPS, or TF2-like point capture. You get points and hold them, to win. The longest game they had was 31 minutes during testing. Normally LoL has a ramp up time at the beginning, where no one wants to attack, as you build up. In Dominion, Riot Games senior Producer Travis George said “if you’re not team fighting someone in the first 30 seconds, you’re doing something wrong.” No build up there.
I am not someone who is in to the LoL game type at all. I respect the genre and have played many DOTA variations (and had fun doing so), but the learning curve to really play well was always more than I could stomach, and the game, to me, felt too slow. Perhaps with this map, someone who wants to play casually can do so. I will definitely be checking it out. Now you will have choice as to what you want to play. I’m sure this game type can be just as competitive and be played at a high level. However, it is definitely is a better option for the new player.