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Playing LuLu

Lulu is the new support in League of Legends that has finally been released and I can’t play her!

There are two reasons for this; the first of which involves a bad wrist and a trip to the hospital and the second is because of my playing style.

Well I say playing style, more like lack of skill! This is not a support for a Newbie to the game as she does not have a heal and has a very skillful talent to play her effectively.

Having watched Purpose playing her for acouple of time, it is possible to be agressive, but the ability to carry a game is not great!

Her cute way of turning players into a squirrel is a great way of protecting yourself, but is short so blink and you’ll miss it at first. I did!

So if you like a character with alot of actions to do, is an interesting and new support, then this is the character for you! If you’re like me, struggling to do multi tasks and complex tasks with no good heal, avoid however how cute!

Shame; she is cute!

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New League of Legend character Lulu!

(EDIT: if you want to know what she is like check out my other post at http://wp.me/p1GLvl-4L )

WEEEEEEELLLLLLLL NOOOOOWWWWW! In the words of the great singer “lulu”, this character does make me want to shout, and giggle and squeal!

The new character (also called Lulu) is a cute mini blue sorceress with a little faerie called Pix

Source: Leagueoflegends.com

Not only is this character so cute, but she at last is a support character! There are few true support characters in the Riot made game, and there has been even fewer released lately. But the reason I am looking forward to having a go with this character is the Whimsy spell which apparently in terms of actually playing is good, as it stops enermies being able to cast spells or attack. For me however it is the fact that they get turned into a cute critter!!!

Source: leagueoflegends.com

I can’t wait to see what happens and playing support is my favourite thing to do! I think this is the most exciting news ever! But I am sure with the cute factor and this cool new support being available, that getting the chance to actually pick her is going to be very hard at first!

If you want to know more about her, check out the post on the league of legend website here.

Oh magicka how I missed you!

Today I finally got to play magicka for the first time since my computer exploded in May! I forgot how much I missed the game!

While league has great points about it, such as choosing a character that suits your gaming style, I love magicka’s storyline and general querky nature. I love all the bable, silly quotes and things from modern culture! But most of all I love the fact it depends on you and your friends, and not relying on strangers who sometimes troll.

Last time I played league, the whole game consisted of two players on our team trolling the whole game by purposefully getting killed by the other team. The game quickly was not fun, but 30 minutes of stress and frustration.

Magicka just involved me and purpose, high diving, giggling and being able to stop when we wanted.

Can’t wait to play some more now!

How not to play League of Legends – Part 4 – Soraka

As someone who can’t aim on moving targets that well, especially a vast number of moving targets, a nice wide attack seems a great plan for a n00b like me. Well after a game playing Ashe (for a 3rd time) and having enough points, Purpose suggested playing Soraka.

As a healing character, who can be a great support, it would be a great way to ease into the game.

First time after buying her though, having not be told by Purpose to be passive instead of jumping right in and wondering why my attacking power was so low, I sucked.

Yes you can play her as an agressive character, but you have to build her that way by starting with Q and choosing other items to build her that way. My first game was full of stress, putting me off the role of support (though at a very low ranking futile I know but you have to learn somewhere). After my second and third game, finally knowing to be passive, I really got into the character! Being able to learn to hover around character, healing them and quickly running away then back again.

Getting basic boots then better boots really did make a difference! Being able to run fast is a good thing! Bushes and running are your friend in this role.

So how do you not play Soraka? Well like me, getting killed, hitting the minions with the heal or silences rather than the characters, and button bashing!

Yes I am a button basher when it comes to games like Tekken and Super Smash Bros Brawl! Do not button bash with this game! It just wastes your good powers at the wrong times. Don’t mix up your numbers and letters… as I kept doing. You might then wonder why its doin g nothing!

Keep your hand still as a noob and only move it if you know you are going to go straight back to the correct part of the keyboard.

I really do like Soraka, and will unfortunately be annoying people with my terrible playing! Sorry 😦

How not to play League of Legends – Part 3 – Morgana

Having watched many a game of League of Legends, I have come across Morgana a number of times with her big black pool of evil. She is such a fierce character, it is quite scary as a newbie playing her.

As the third champion I played, it was so scary and difficult, but my confusion between the left and right button was my main downfall here. The whole game was a blur of panic!

She is a great and powerful character, when played correctly; shame I can’t. So much a blur, I can’t even remember what button did what for her!

So how not to play her? Like me running around and right under towers or into towers, or not paying attention to bushes where it seemed the enemy constantly jump out of! Also be warned that once experienced gamers know your a n00b, run! They just know to pick on you to get kills or “fed” as they call it.

Remember to be good and “gg” or “good game” at the end, and don’t whine or swear; you’ll get reported so be nice!

 

How not to play League of Legends – Part 2 – Ashe

With Ashe on the current rotation of free champions, and under the advice of Ex-pro gamer and Boyfriend extrodinair, Purpose Gaming, I played Ashe.

Her lovely wide range arrow spray makes it nice for someone who can’t manage to hit people quickly or directly. So getting 1/6/10 made me proud, yet I was quickly told how bad for an Ashe that is! It makes sens with her attack being so powerful, espeially something called an “alt” (or hitting the R button finally near the end)

So Q made people go slower (apparently), W was the button I was constantly using as it was the wide burst, E I hardly touched and R is a big arrow you have to actually mange to aim to not waste.

So what was my issue? Getting used to guiding the screen with my mouse (and increasing the sensitivity of my mouse helped) and the difference between left and right click.

I am still getting used to moving left, hold a letter and click right.

I don’t what they say; women are not automatically great at multitasking! I am terrible! Yet Purpose, as an ex progamer is amazing.

So while Ashe is great, she seems to be a pick everyone is after, so get in quick there with choosing her and as a n00b, enjoy the fun of her wide range.

How not to play League of Legends

Today I played my first ever game of League of legends, and while my team won, my skills at the game were little to be jelous of!

Having watched Purpose for now 2 months playing this game, I know my Brands from my Annie’s (and am constantly quoting her…), yet this accounted for nothing when it actually came to play.

So why did I fail?

 

First mistake was listening to Purpose and skipping the tutorial. I am not a cocky person, but it appears my boyfriend has more faith in my skills than I do. I wanted so hard to play the tutorial, designed to help people understand the game…  instead of going through it or even playing a bot match, I was quickly into a real match!

Now as someone who is terrified of letting people down, this had panic written all over the game for me! Even with the tutorial I would have been a mess!

 

Second was playing Zilean who is apparently a difficult character to play. Believe it or not though, I think they are all bloody hard! It is just a case of what style you are best at playing. Zilean involves so much “point/click on” stuff while Sona’s have a nice radial attack! But apparently good Sona’s are hard to come by. That again is probably down to the playing style required.

The third mistake was just a case of not being ergonomically set up for me. Purpose is a great gamer (watch his streams at his gaming stream site to see that!) and so has great equipment purposely designed for his much bigger hands and playing style. With a SteelSeries Sensei mouse that I recently got him, to go with his also SteelSeries keyboard, he’s able to game at his best.

I on the other hand am smaller, slowler and not used to using his computer settings at all! Within 4 minutes of the game a pillow had to be grabbed to provide extra height to try and stop the pain flowing down my left arm.

So next time I’m using a different mouse (and sensitivity) and keyboard so not to make my arm want to fall off…

So my fourth mistake? More of one I can’t not have! I have dislexia and dispraxia (neither of which I can spell nor get rid of) meaning left, right and reading are either slow or non-existant. If you had seen the match, you would have heard a Purpose yelling “Fairy” and “Tor” throughout the game with the occasional left and rights! While my brain is very good at learning static systems, quickly creating pathways and great muscle memory, knowing where I was, which mouse button to click or who to click was impossible!

The screen seemed but a blur of colour, names that I could not read nor understand, and the screen always looking at the wrong place!

 

Don’t get me wrong, through the bouts of confusion, stress and arguing of what terminology for Purpose to use in his guidance, it was alot of fun! I just know what I am terrible at something!

Hopefully there’s a offline practise button somewhere… though I did some how manage 3 kills and 8 assists with only 9 deaths…

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