League of Legends(LOL) is a fast-paced, competitive online game, Two teams of five powerful champions, each with a unique design and playstyle, battle head-to-head across multiple battlefields and game modes. With an ever-expanding roster of champions, frequent updates and a thriving tournament scene, League of Legends offers endless replayability for players of every skill level.
Official website: https://play.na.leagueoflegends.com/en_US
Here is a video showing the basics of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IMnqEga6tc
- Various game modes:
- LOL provides various game modes, including Classic 5v5, rank 5v5, all random all mid(ARAM), and many other limited modes only served for certain periods. The various modes cater for different types of players. Rank is for competitive players, ARAM is for fun and variety.
- Three champions are free to play, and there are 10 other free Champions each week. One need to earn money to permanently unlock a champion
- Champions can be classified by many criteria: skills, positions
- Every Champions can carried with addtional base abilities and skills, which can have many combinations and influence the game a lot
- skills are classifed into: passive, active. Active skills can be classified into ground-targeted(which can influence many units) and unit targeted.
- Maps are divided into various regions: lanes, jungles, dragon area. which gives different interactions with enviroments
- vision is limited for a team. minions, towers, wardens can provide vision, which causes “vision battle”(battle for visions)
- There various resources can be retrieved from different region, which provide champions exp and money to level up and buy stuff.
- Champions are designed with details and catered for most people’s aesthetics.
- Apart from that, each champion has various skins(a different character theme different from the default). For each skin, animations of move, attack, skills and dance are different.
- Maps is detailed decorated also. And there are special decorations for special events.
- New songs are written every year for the championship. This year is pretty good!!
- Each champion have attractive background stories. The whole background stories are giant like a history of some kingdoms.
- Though the story line is not quite related to each match. But champions will have special interactions if they have some stories.
- It doesn’t require special technologies, modern computers with windows OS can run it
Lens 4: Curiosity
- The champions’ skills are designed without limitations on usage. Players are trying to reveal different uasge during the match. The most common one is “R flash”, which is a combination of the ultimate of a champion and flash skills to make undesirable outcome of normal ultimate
- PVP mode is unlocked only after lv5. Rank mode is unlocked only after lv30, And more modes are keep developed. This cause players’ curiosity to level up and try different things.
- Champions are also unlocked with enough money. players are to find how the champion is like after many game experience.
Lens 5: Endogenous Value
- LOL can improve your physical response. This is a game that has a lot of details which means that you will have to sharpen your senses (especially your sight) if you want to be successful in it. You must be able to click on the right place at the right time and that requires a great amount of precision.
- LOL also train your cooperation and communication skills, it needs a team to highly cooperate especially for team fight. The neotiation of the strategy also needs good communication skills.
- Sports spirit: the match is never ended until the time the base is down. There was a team couterattack the opponents with only 50-health base. So nothing is impossible, LOL also teaches you never give up.
- Strategic thoughts: As the game rule is very important, there are many ways you can win the game.Thus, it highly depends on how you plan the game and what strategy you are playing to win this game. You are like the commander in a war.To win, you must have a deep view of the battle and a sharp mind.
- Selecting units, browsing the map, using spells…all these things can improve your multi-tasking abilities and ultimately they will keep your brain alert and functioning properly. Improved multitasking can help you finish your everyday activity more easily.