MOBA Monday: MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is my favorite kind of gaming genre in the world.
First off, many apologies for the posting hiatus. I think it’s been too long that I have written a proper post on this blog. This blog of mine is in fact very important to me, so I would like to pick up where I last left off before a few months back.
What can I say? Life happens. You learn. Things force you to rethink everything. You don’t reshape yourself overnight. It takes time. Lots and lots of time, unfortunately.
Anyway, back to posting. Expect more consistency from me from here on out. This is a promise.
So I wrote awhile ago that I was taking a “break” from League of Legends. I wanted a change of pace from something that was essentially killing me slowly, to a point where I started seeing the game as a perpetual poison I consumed on a daily basis.
No matter how much pain it caused, I kept crawling back to League and reaching for the same darn vial. A gulp of poison here. Another gulp there. And before I knew it, the cycle would repeat and repeat.
Extremely unhealthy, and League certainly stopped being fun. Instead, I have been playing lots of Dota 2. Now, if the “2” in its name isn’t obvious enough, this game is of course the sequel to the first Dota.
Dota 2 has been, for the most part, more enriching than League. I have found Dota 2 very refreshing, exciting and above all else entertaining compared to League in the couple of weeks I have dabbled in this sequel.
Sure, a lot of it is revisiting old trails from the previous Dota, but the first Dota to me was memorable in itself. I guess the nostalgia factor is a real plus as I am relearning how to play Dota 2 properly.
So where does this leave League in my book? Well, the more I play Dota 2, the likelihood that I will eventually drop League completely like a bad habit becomes a realistic possibility. I don’t find myself missing League, but instead I yearn to play Dota 2 when I get that MOBA itch.
But I am not complaining.
This game genre called MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) is hard to explain. It only has been catching on for the past few years. I like to think I am quite knowledgeable about this niche gaming field.
I certainly have the experience to my name of eight years and counting to back me up. And even then, I am always learning something new from MOBA. It’s such a deep and ever-evolving genre. I absolutely love it.