League of Legends – Who is to Blame for loss?


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For a longtime now it is customary for the gamer’s in our midst to blame others for a loss. However many times it is usually a matter of how each person performs in lane and in team fights. To better understand the possible reasons for a loss lets ask ourselves these questions.

In what way did the jungle help and aide early game and did he keep up in lvl?

Did the support ward properly and use their abilities to set up kills and deny farm to the adc?

Did the adc cs well and did they take advantage of mismatches and possible leads in lane?

Did the apc ward mid properly? Did the apc offer ganks to the lanes and successfully feed the adc in lane?

Did top provide the proper build to compliment the team composition and to help carry the team to a win?

Did the team take objectives?(Towers, Baron, and Dragon)

Did the team present proper team fight tactics such as focus the apc or adc to shut down the damage?

Did the team split push when the enemy was grouped on a lane? If not was it the best decision to split push or defend?

Some great jungle tips are the following:

I love to play pantheon in the jungle and I love to gank after blue on bottom if purple side or top if blue side. Usually if I have a good adc support it gets adc first blood and that means a lot for the rest of the game. I then go wolves, wraiths, red, and sometimes a jungle may go for my red which is why I like to get first blood to make up for it. However sometimes a jungle is just not thinking and my red wil be there when I move over that way. I notice a Lee sin player will usually invade my red anyway so I will go steal theirs after first blood. The goal on most jungles is to monitor the lanes and farm the monster camps, but if your team is losing lane then you have to react with a gank more often. I have changed games just ganking early and often. You lose the level and that hurts but if your lane is fed  you did a good job and can go back to farming. Remember that blue on mid is a great way to help them get ahead and if you can take away their blue it makes it better. Just remember counter jungling is risky. So if you go in drop a ward and have vision on the enemy so you can counter it better.

In lane you should be farming and harrassing, and a support is supposed to deny farm from the enemy. So get in there and force them to miss  the cs. Top needs to ward and know the location of mid and jungle, it is usually the downfall of top that they do not ward and watch the map and get ganked easily by mid and jungle. Ping a missing enemy and make sure people know it!

If you play your role correctly and ward than you did your job. If someone else didn’t do the same don’t cuss at them, but encourage a new strategy. After all it is a team game.

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Blame the Jungle for Everything


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It is the usual reaction to losing that it is the junglers fault for everything going wrong. New flash, the jungle tries to create kill opportunities for the lanes and has to farm in order to do that.

If the jungler doesn’t gank on your lane there are two reasons why, you are either pushing hard on the lane and he can’t give you the gank without turret diving or the lane is warded and He can’t sneak in for a chance to gank.

It’ amazing how a team can turn against a jungler for not ganking, but there are times when a jungler is not helpful and they offer no aid at all.

I was playing as Hecarim in the jungle, I did not call jungle it as forced on me. I have played jungle before and know how to do it, but I am a support. So I am used to capitalizing on the mistakes made in lane.

So my bottom lane is pushing hard and they keep getting ganked by lee sin. So of course they turn on me because they don’t even use the mini map to see him walk through a river ward by dragon. I ping 4 times and even start to head down from wraiths.

Instantly Lee Sin has taken both of them down and the team turns on me. They start talking bad about me and telling the other team I just camp the monster camps.

I gave teemo on mid 5 ganks and h died each time to Galio. I gave ganks to my friend on top who was not warding and countered by Olaf while playing Riven. So he needed my help. Every time I ganked I would either have to take the kill or watch my team commit suicide.

Thing to Learn from jungling:

It is not the junglers responsibility to protect you from your own stupidity. They can assist you if you give them the chance to, but if you blame them for not being in lane ask yourself this. Am I making it easy for them to get to my lane? Do they have the opportunity to gank or am I making it hard to?

How can I get my jungler to gank? Example: Wards are down and you buy vision to give him a back way to the side grass. If they can’t see him they can’t beat him. Wait for a mistake and let the jungle or support initiate. Then clean up as adc and you get fed and your support jungle gets assist gold.

So quit crying about the jungle and learn how to make the gank easier and more often!

Beginners Guide to League of Legends


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Today we will discuss lanes and champions that fulfill these lanes.

Top Lane:

Top lane is a tank vs tank lane. They usually farm minions and try to push each other back to their turrets. Lvl’s 1-3 are farming levels and only a fool wastes time attacking the opponent. Save your mana and watch for the gank.

Jungling:

Jungling is a role involving a champion gathering buffs and ganking champions. Taking smite is a must and always plan out a gank with teammate. Allow the champion to push your turret and then come in from behind as your teamate engages the enemy. There are only so many champions that are good at jungling, for example Shyvanna is a jungler.

Mid Lane:

Now mid lane is a apc vs apc lane. Usually this lane is filled by someone like ahri for example.(APC means ability Power Carry) This lane is usually a favorite lane for the jungler to gank because of squishy champions

Bottom Lane:

Should have a Attack Damage champion, Example: Miss Fortune. Followed by a support champion, Example: Leona. They work together to catch the other off guard. This is usually where all the early game kills come from. As a support you do not want kills, only assists. Kills means you suck at your job, and can lead to your adc leaving you for death just to be mean.

I hope this helps new players understand the concept behind the game and makes their future games easier to understand. You can find out more about your champion and his.her build by using Google to search for

“(champions name) build”

Review – Lord of the Rings Conquest


I love the Lord of the Rings book and movies. I also loved Lord of the Rings: Return of the King game. Third Age was a great RPG, and even the two Battle for Middle Earth games were great. Lord of the Rings Online was sloppy, but has potential. So how does Conquest stack up with the previous games? Not well to be honest. The game is fun, but it seems like the spent more time with the difficulty than the mechanics.

Characters abilities are limited and you will die a lot to get an objective done. The best advice I was given was to just run the objective and use a mage to keep yourself alive. Most of the bosses are easy, but the work to get their is ridiculous. You spend half your time running away trying to stay alive. The other half is spent trying to keep your composure while your targeting enemies. The archer is useless 99% of the time and the scout will make killing time consuming. The best bet  is to play chicken and try to complete objectives in the fastest time. Also pay attention to your surroundings.

This game would have been 100 times better if they constructed it similar to The Return of the King gameplay. Hack and slash with strategy is better than dying 5 times trying to kill 3 trolls all fixed on you.

If your expecting excellence than your going to be disappointed. If you like LOTR than buy it and just appreciate the game for what story it represents. The game has nothing noteworthy to speak of. It is a fun game, but far from consistent fun. Many times I wished I was playing anything but the game. However it does offer some easy achievements.

I give this game a 5/10 for average game with nothing outstanding to make note of. I hope this helps those who consider this game. Recommend renting it instead of buying though.

Review – Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires


Dynasty Warriors is one of my favorite series. The game centers around Chinese history. Although the game lacks any history lesson. It is packed with one of the best versions of Empire Mode they ever made to date. The game has the usual characters, bonus material, and music. The achievements are straight forward and simple. Mostly a matter of completing battles with the main characters. The hardest achievement is “Unlock all Bonus Material”, but it is mostly time consuming.

I recommend this game highly to all Dynasty Warrior fans, and if you have never player Dynasty Warriors then give it a try. Most people like the games as they are more than a hack and slash game. I like the games because they are unique to the industry and help escape the shooter genre.

9/10 for another solid game with all the classic Dynasty Warrior game types improved upon greatly.

Review – The Price is Right Decades


I know that for the Achievement hunter this is a must play for the relaxing grind. This game does require some time to unlock all the achievements, but it isn’t hard. True Achievements can give you guides to some of the more challenging but all in all there is one catch. Finding someone who is playing multiplayer. The multiplayer is dead, and I have never played it because no one is on. Very annoying by the way.

The game is based on it’s long history. Starting back in 1972 and working it’s way through 2010. It has a show for each year and a game for each year. It runs just like The Price is Right on TV so as long as you have watched the show it won’t be a problem.

This is a renter not a buyer. Do not waste the money to buy. It is a short game and really has only so much replay value. Overall not a bad game for the kids and even for parties. It is Kinect compatible which is a plus.

Overall I would give this game a 6.5/10 (Based on the replay value and party capability mostly)

IGN Top 100 Weapons


100: Gunblade(Final Fantasy VIII)
99: Crowbar(Half-Life)
98: Bomb(Bomberman)
97: Dual Pistols(Tomb Raider – Lara Croft)
96: M6D Pistol(Halo: Combat Evolved)
95: 2×4(Splatterhouse)
94: Fiberwire(Hitman – Codename 47)
93:  Diskarmor(Rygar)
92: Severed Hand(Stubbs the Zombie in “Rebel Without a Pulse”)
91: Earthworm Jim(Earthworm Jim)
90: Plastic Bag(Manhunt)
89: Vega’s Claw(Street Fighter II)
88: Anal Probe(Destroy all Humans!)
87: Boomer Bile(Left for Dead 2)
86: Laser Gun(Another World)
85: Bionic Arm(Bionic Commando)
84; AWP/Magnum Sniper Rifle(Counter-Strike)
83: Chaoseater(Darksiders)
82: Disk Launcher/Spinfusor(Starseige: Tribes)
81:  Morph Gun(Jak II)
80: Red Shell(Super Mario Bros.)
79:  Razor Rimmed Hat(Mortal Combat II)
78: M19 SSM Rocket Launcher(Halo: Combat Evolved)
77: Laptop Gun(Perfect Dark)
76: Scorpions Spear(Mortal Combat)
75: Excavator(Dead Rising)
74: Tasor(Syphon Filter)
73: BlunderBuss(Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare)
72: Chainsaw(Doom)
71: Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device(The Orange Box)
70: Proton Canyon(Marvel vs. Capcom: New Age of Heroes)
69: Nemean Cestus(God of War 3)
68: Vortex Grenade(Fracture)
67: RC: XD(Call of Duty: Black Ops)
66: Metal Blade(Mega Man 2)
65: Badger Saw(Postal III)
64: Buster Sword(Final Fantasy VII)
63: Clemetine(Brutal Legend)
62: Corrupted Ashbringer(World of Warcraft)
61: Sasha(Team Fortress 2)
60: Soul Edge(Soul Edge)
59: Pump(Dig Dug)
58: Mr. Zurkon(Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction)
57: Katamari(Katamari Damacy)
56: Keyblade(Kingdom Hearts)
55: Poke Ball(Blue and Red)
54: Tactical Nuke(Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)
53: Glaive(Dark Sector)
52: Heavenly Sword(Heavenly Sword)
51: Plasma Grenade(Halo: Combat Evolved)
50: Hidden Blade(Assassin’s Creed)
49: Impact Hammer(Unreal Tournament)
48: Foam Finger(Dead Space 2)
47: Stake Gun(Painkiller)
46: Mr. Toots(Red Faction: Armageddon)
45: Farsight XR-20(Perfect Dark)
44: Hammer(Donkey Kong)
43: P.R.L. 412(Resident Evil 4)
42: Shrink Ray(Duke Nukem 3D)
41: Flak Cannon(Unreal Tournament)
40: Energy Sword(Halo: Combat Evolved)
39: Wabbajack(The Elder Scrolls: Chapter 2 – Daggerfall)
38: Vector Cannon(Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner)
37: VC5 Arc Rifle(Killzone 2)
36: Topsy Turvy Bomb(Armed and Dangerous)
35: Golden Gun(Goldeneye 007)
34: 211-V Plasma Cutter(Dead Space)
33: Mega Buster(Mega Man)
32: Dagger of Time(Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time)
31: Vampire Killer(Castlevania)
30: Celestial Brush(Okami)
29: Land Shark Gun(Armed and Dangerous)
28: Atomizer(Resistance 3)
27: Flailgun(Bulletstorm)
26: Particle Gun(Wolfenstein)
25: Insect Swarm Plasmid(Bioshock)
24: Blaster Launcher(X-COM: UFO Defense)
23: Overwatch Standard Issue Pulse Rifle(Half-Life 2)
22: Redeemer(Unreal Tournament)
21: Beam Katana(No More Heroes)
20: Hyper Beam(Super Metroid)
19: Planet Buster(Spore)
18: Hair(Bayonetta)
17: Spread Gun(Contra)
16: Time Manipulation Device(Singularity)
15: Apple of Eden(Assassin’s Creed II: Brotherhood)
14: Metal Gear REX(Metal Gear Solid)
13: M-920 Cain(Mass Effect 2)
12: Tanegashima(Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
11: Euclids C-Finder(Fallout: New Vegas)
10: MK 2 Lancer Assault Rifle(Gears of War)
9: RYNO V(Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time)
8: Soul Reaver(Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain)
7: Experimental MIRV(Fallout 3)
6: Pandora(Devil May Cry 4)
5: Gravity Gun(Half-Life 2)
4: Blades of Chaos(God of War)
3: Cerebral Bore(Turok 2: Seeds of Evil)
2: BFG 9000(Doom)
1: Master Sword(The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past)

 

Is it just me or does IGN seem to be brown nosing Nintendo? Does anyone at IGN play games not on the Wii? I also notice  IGN seems to pick weapons that the average gamer hasn’t even heard of. Or maybe that’s just me…I just think this list was lazy and short sighted. Gears of War’s lancer was crap and it didn’t become a real weapon till 3. Also the Gnasher didn’t make the list which is a all time favorite weapon among the community. Especially online, talk about a total fail there. Anyway I hope you appreciate the labor of making this list a 1 click instead of 100 pointless clicks of boredom.

Source: IGN