This has been a discussion that Trevor and I have been having often recently. I’m always baffled as to how I come out ahead in games when he is the one who knows all the stats of well…everything. I think these are the two items we have decided on, ultimately.
1: I play tactics games. I learned the skills needed to these on one of the most difficult games on the PS1. Ever hear of Kartia: Word of Fate? Didn’t really think so. Most tactics games it is if the main character or all the characters die it is game over. In Kartia if any of the characters die, end of game. No more, start that battle completely over and try and figure out what you did wrong. Now the reason this lends well to LoL is that it taught me some mighty good positioning. Mind you, it took a while to figure it out exactly in LoL, but the knowledge of where to put my character was there. I still mess up, mostly when I play against a champion that I never have before, but I learn and I adapt and start over again, adapting my whole lay out from forcing minions to walk around me in certain places to where to throw Nidalee’s spear from.
2. I have a love for fighting games. I played Mortal Kombat when I was a kid at the Pizza Hut arcade. And by kid I mean my grandmother brought a stole for me to stand on. Then I moved to Soul Edge. Then whatever I could play at the arcade. When arcades went away, I bought Soul Calibur II and countless other fighting games. I can get some combos going. From this, I’m great at burst champions. Morganna, Nidalee, Akali, Urgot, yeah, I love them. I can string those spells and abilities along like it is no ones business. I got nearly a 1 second cool down on Nidalee’s jump and Urgot just fires those blades away.
So really, it isn’t that I’m good at at League as much as it is I’m good at other games where the skills are quite transferable. Anyway, what do you think of my theory or even, which game skills do you think lend well to LoL?