Even though they’re still a bit unknown to the general public, the last five years have seen the MOBA craze sweep the entire competitive gaming scene, building eSports from a niche, underground scene to receiving coverage on ESPN and awarding multi-million dollar cash prizes at the top conferences for both League of Legends and DotA 2. Since the rise of both titles in the late 2000s and early 2010s, dozens of different MOBAs have arrived on the scene, on PC, Mac, consoles, and even iOS and Android phones. Players can team up to defeat neutral high-level minions, then unleash them on the enemy. Dota 2 was released by Valve Corporation in 2013 as a free-to-play game through Steam. Unless there’s a major new release out, League of Legends and Dota 2 are usually the two most viewed games on Twitch on a daily basis.
League of Legends is hands-down the most popular game in the world at the moment, averaging at around 100 million unique players every month and that’s without talking about the eSports element that’s growing in popularity. We have seen favorites and we have seen the most reviled characters, and we are here to talk about a good character design in a MOBA game.
But in a MOBA, players control a championâ€: A character with a unique skills. The genre actually started as a series of mods for Blizzard real-time strategy games Starcraft and Warcraft III, with Defense of the Ancients on the latter being the most popular. This can be attributed to the greater flexibility in laning and also to gameplay mechanics such as creep pulling and creep stacking, which allow teams to share experience between heroes.
While standard MOBA games can be difficult to learn and master, mobile MOBAs (try saying that five times fast) allow you to try the genre out for yourself from anywhere, without quite as much of the competitive nature or flaming that can be brought on by standard MOBAs on PC or Mac.
Multiplayer Online Battle Arena(MOBA)
The massive success of eSports has led to plenty of competition on PCs, but so far mobile games that are ready for professional competitive play have yet to really break through. At the same time, just as Warcraft 3 was starting to become somewhat outdated and eventually fell into the category of GOG (Good Old Games), Blizzard turned their attention towards the most massive MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) World of Warcraft, which you not only had to buy but also had to pay a monthly fee to play.
Jitter, sometimes referred to as stuttering, is the fluctuation of latency over time (standard deviation); high jitter gives you unpredictable performance and can really affect your game play when perfect timing is essential. From the comforts of their own castle, players vie for victory over a map versus other players for the mysterious and godly substance of Prime.
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