Tuesday, July 20, 2010

League Of Legends Guide: Sure To Be Awesome And Help Your Game

What's up guys? I know I haven't given any in depth posts in a few days but it is not without good reason. And you guys should be excited. I've been doing some research and within the next week I am posting up at least two things that I know you will all enjoy. One of those is the Request-A-Post spotlight blog for July titled The Evolution Of Gaming, which I've done some great research for by the way, and the other is The Game Informant's first piece of downloadable content. I wanted to do something special for you guys and since I have so many League of Legends fans that follow the blog I've decided to make a downloadable League Of Legends guide. Since I've got the tools and resources needed, it's going to be professionally made in easy-to-read PDF format. Here's a summary of what I know will be in it so far:
  • Detailed strategies for both Summoner's Rift and Twisted Treeline
  • An in depth guide on five different champions- including builds and how to play each champion effectively
  • An item guide to help choose the appropriate items for any champion in the game
  • A rune and masteries guide to help you choose the best runes and masteries for your champions
  • Sneaky and effective ways to score extra kills that the enemy won't see coming

Here is where you guys get majorly involved. What champions would you like to see go in the guide? Is there anything else you would like to see added? After all, this guide is only going to be posted as a gift for my blog followers so I want to make sure you guys get the content you want. This guide is sure to be something you will want to pick up. So get excited, give some ideas, and feel free to share this with anyone else you think might like it.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

If You Don't Play League Of Legends: Why Not?

If you haven't taken my advice and played League Of Legends yet then I want you to look at something.

That's the Season One release trailer. It was awesome, wasn't it? Okay, so after watching that, tell me again why you aren't playing? You should try it, now. Happy Hunting.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Request-A-Post Winner - July

While I was hoping the contest would be a little more competitive and get more votes and input than what it received, we have come to a winner. With six votes to two, Sulfox has won the contest and it looks like the blog post you guys would like to see most is the evolution of gaming from it's start until now. So that's what you will get. I am going to begin on the research immediately and give you guys the most informative post that I can. To sulfox, congratulations! You will receive your Riot Points $10 code. You can either send me an e-mail or private message me on LoL and I will get that to you immediately. To the rest of my viewers, don't be discouraged, the Request-A-Post contest will occur again at the beginning of August. I haven't decided on what the prize will be and I was hoping that you guys could give me some ideas. Thank everyone that participated this go around and as always, happy hunting.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Voting Is Up, Good Luck Everyone

The poll has just been posted so feel free to vote on what you think the best answer is. I know originally I said I would select the top 3 answers and those would be the ones that were voted on but there were too many great answers to select from. I had trouble even selecting a top five! If you didn't get into the top five this time around, there will be a Request-A-Post challenge starting at the beginning of every month from here on out. Good luck everyone and happy voting!

Which Idea Would Make The Best Post?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Review On New League of Legends Content

Yes, Season One is here and the new League of Legends content went online today. As promised, I am here to give you guys my take on it. The first thing you will notice is the new interface, starting with the sign-in screen. Instead of the original sign-in screen, you will now see Ryze and Katrina and a fairly aesthetically pleasing backdrop. After signing in you will notice that everything about the new interface is different. To me, it may take some getting used to. I like it, but I'm not used to seeing it like that. Now when you click the play button, you will have more options than before. You can do a normal game or a ranked game, and then you have the option to enter matchmaking or use an arranged team. This option I like a lot. Now instead of playing with whoever I am matched with, I can choose to play with friends in an arranged game. I think this, plus the increased penalties on leavers and afkers, is a great solution to these uneven and handicapped games that plague LoL. Now, besides those new features, I also decided to try the new character, Xin Zhao. I played two games on Twisted Treeline and here's what I gathered:

1. He has a good attack strength.
2. As he gets up in level his health increases quite a bit (though not nearly as much as a well-fed Cho'gath).
3. His Audacious Charge ability is good for stopping and killing champions that are trying to flee.

I like the way this champion plays and he fits my style fairly well. I would say that he is a great DPS champion with decent skills; one of my only complaints with this champion is that I don't find his ultimate ability to be incredibly useful. It is just a basic AoE attack and may come in handy for killing swarms of minions or in large group battles but will definitely not be a game changer. What I am going to try to do here in the next couple of games is develop a build for him as well as what I think an ideal team for him to play on would be and I may or may not post it to the blog, depending on the amount of requests I have for it. With the release of Xin Zhao they also released two new skins for him. One is the Commando skin which is a more modernized look for him and it really reminds me of how Arnold Schwarzenegger looked in the movie predator. The other is the Imperial skin (which is shown in the above picture and is my favorite so far). This concludes my quick review on LoL's newest content. As I delve more and more into the new content I will continue to update this post and keep my readers informed. Good luck and happy hunting!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Free Game Download - The Silver Lining

Alright guys, while I was searching the web I found an awesome free game for you to try out. Have any of you ever heard of the King's Bounty games? They are really popular adventure/role-playing style computer games and they are pretty decent. Of course, they aren't free. The good news, however, is that there IS a free game that involves the King's Bounty characters. The game is titled The Silver Lining. It has been in development for the past 8 years and the first episode of this game is finally ready. I've played a little bit of it and so far it's really good, and for a free game, it is certainly prime. While it's not an online game, it is amazing, especially for a free game. You can tell the developers put a lot of time into it. Check it out for yourself here!