A meh game with an awful fanbase.
League of Legends is okay. Not the best MOBA ever made, but it's certainly not the worst. (That title goes to either the Dead Island one, or the Marvel one.)
I used to play it pretty heavily, it was my thing. I had an hour set out each day for League of Legends. I mained top, etc. etc. Of course, computer troubles happened, and I had to switch to my moms computer, which, because it was on Steam and I was bored, I got DOTA 2.
I haven't looked back, besides a round I played today.
League as a whole seems a lot less interactive than DOTA. Like, a lot. Teamfights are pretty simple. It all boils down to: Can we disable the damage dealers? Because, in League, no one else can really deal a shit ton of damage besides the people that are designated at it, so it's all a race just to put down the scary people, and then mop up the rest. Solo fights are simple, yes or no things, and the fights overall just seem boring and predetermined. Meanwhile, DOTA fights are always intriguing and complex, due to the sheer amount of factors going on in the fight. Someone might have a Bk B
, leading you to have to respond by Hexing them, while you're frantically trying to get to higher ground to avoid the dreaded miss penalty you have from being on the low ground.
It just feels, overall, more fluid and engaging. The items actually feel like you're building towards something great, and they all do interesting things, even while the stat bonuses are pretty solid, while the majority of league items are static, most activatable items being tossed towards the support.
It also tends to be easier to come back. Five kills behind isn't much in a DOTA game, due to the creeps giving out more gold, and experience being easier to get. It feels less 'Farm, then Stomp' than League, I suppose.
Finally, the community. Both communities are pretty bad, implying anything more is kidding yourself. However, DOTA people tend to actually know what they're doing as they get mad at you. Every time i've had some guy call me out for a bad play, I pretty much learned what to do in the future. Meanwhile, League players remain pretty ignorant and whine about more general things. 'X is overpowered', 'Y is feeding, report pls', and surrendering after the first tower gets taken. I know league players that are pretty cool in real life, but i'm not heading to the rift anytime soon.