- Dec 26, 2009
Frankly my dear (had to use this, it was my captcha), wards matter a lot in LoL. I have won multiple matches in Platinum and higher divisions because our team warded the map and removed any vision that the enemy team had. And I don't really think their vision is small, plus they are usually placeed in bushes so you can see who is in them, so yeah, their placement is obvious most of the time, but for a good reason. True, lane interaction goes only as far as keeping that lane safe from ganks. But blocking camps with minions isn't honestly a mechanic that I would appreciate in a game. Never liked how creeps and jungle mobs act in DotA.Yosharian said:Warding hardly seems to matter in LoL, the wards have such small vision that you just plonk them in obvious spots and there isn't really an 'art' to warding, counterwarding is virtually non-existent, wards don't block camps and camps have no interaction with lanes anyway, Baron Nashor is not as important as Roshan is in Dota, invisibility detection isn't half as important in LoL as it is in Dota, wards are not restricted by stock amounts in LoL like they are in Dota, etc etc.
Anyone's who's played both games know that they play a much greater and complex role in Dota, this is a fact.
Baron Nashor can be extremely important mid/late game.
I'll give you that invisibility detection isn't that big of a thing in LoL since few champions use stealth, but seeing enemy wards so you can take out their vision is very important. And as far as the ward restriction goes, I can't really comment on that one. Both ways work nicely, like Dawngate's 1 ward per player idea, they each suit their game better.
Anyway, I'll end with this, I don't really want to get into a LoL vs DotA battle since I thing both games are great in their own way.
To answer the OP's question: Honestly, as a lot of people have said, go for the one that most of your friends play, it's a lot more fun playing with people you know. If they don't play any, why not try both out a bit, they are free after all. Play a few games of each to see which one suits you better, maybe watch a stream or two on twitch to see how the high-level play is.