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League of Legends

May 23, 2015
By Tyler Herrmann-Haas BRONZE, Staten Island, New York
Tyler Herrmann-Haas BRONZE, Staten Island, New York
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League of Legends is a free multiplayer online battle arena video game, where teams of five battle in matches that can vary in length from twenty minutes to one hour. You control one of the 124 unique super powered characters called Champion from above, looking down and right clicking to move and using your keyboard to activate the Champions abilities.


League of Legends is a very competitive game, I know people who always play with their friends and never take part in the ranking system, and even then they can get really angry at losing sometimes. The fact that it’s very competitive also means that it’s extremely satisfying when you go up in rank or beat your opponent in a fight, just the fact that its player vs. player means that it can be very frustrating and also very rewarding at the same time.


The game can be very social too, with one of the major reasons I still play this game while getting sick of other games is that I can get on and just play with my friends, although because this is such a popular game (at least in the top three games played worldwide) and because it’s so teamwork focused, it somewhat inevitably has a fairly toxic community.


Since this is a free online game there is, of course, going to be micro transactions, in League of Legends it’s not too bad, with buying costume changes for the champions the biggest reason to use real money, there are ways to speed up the gathering of permanent upgrades, but if they do make the person win more, they will just be matched up with better players next game.


In conclusion I’d say that while my main focus might be on the fact that my friends play the game, and I would play Dota or really any other MOBA out there if my friends played it, there’s certainly a reason why people play it competitively, and while MOBA’s in general can be hard to pick up, League of Legends at least try’s to go easy on you at first. Overall if you want to really get into a game and play it a bunch or if you have friends who play it, I definitely think you should check it out.

The author's comments:

I'm just getting into writing, so even though this probably won’t get more people into League of Legends, since by now ether you’ve tried it out or decided it’s not the kind of game for you, I figured I’d start my writing career with something I know about, thanks for reading and if you have any constructive criticism please be sure to leave it below, I certainly know this isn’t perfect.

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Annamaj BRONZE said...
on Jun. 3 2015 at 10:35 am
Annamaj BRONZE, New York, New York
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Whenever I post a comment on this website, the website completely disregards the indents I make. Agh! Sorry for such a long, rambling paragraph.

Annamaj BRONZE said...
on Jun. 3 2015 at 10:33 am
Annamaj BRONZE, New York, New York
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Congratulations on getting an Editor's choice for this article! You asked for constructive criticism, so I will endeavor to give you some, in the free 15 minutes I have to spare. I'll focus on each paragraph individually, and what paragraphs I don't get to, I will come back to later today. (I am just starting out writing too; thus, I don't mean to take a superior tone.) Hope this helps! First paragraph: I've actually never played a video game on anything but an iPad, but this paragraph had excellent clarity, and managed to hook me into the article. I was also able to understand what it must be like to play a video game on an xbox. That is a feat as astounding as successfully explaining to a blind man what a cathedral looks like! However, last year when I took a writing class, the class discussed how the use of the word "you" in an article can come across as either unprofessional or cool and friendly. I tend to think it is the former, and the last sentence in the article would have been stronger had it used, "The gamer" instead "You" as it's subject. That's just a stylistic issue though. Second paragraph: I've noticed throughout this piece that you have a couple of runons---a couple of overly-long sentences which are harder to read, and less clear and concise. In the first paragraph, sentence 1, I would insert a semicolon between "game" and "I." Then. I would chop off the tail of the sentence (starting with system) and have "Even then they can get angry at losing" for the purpose of sentence structure variation. Yikes! Look at the time! I have to get back to my math HW, but I will return to this later