League of Legends Dominion Opens Limited Beta

League of Legends Dominion Opens Limited Beta

The new mode from Riot's competitive real time strategy game is up for testing today.

At PAX Prime this year, there were a lot of lines. Gamers flock hundred - some, thousands - of miles to Seattle to wait in a queue to play their favorite games months before others will have the chance. One of the longest lines this year was to play the new game type for League of Legends called "Dominion." Now, the doors are open for a lucky selected few to begin testing Dominion and the new map "Crystal Scar" today.

"We're pleased to announce that the limited beta is under way!" read an announcement on the League of Legends website. Riot Games will be sending emails to those of you who've signed up for the beta test during off-peak hours over the next few days. Cross your fingers you get to try "Dominion" before your mates.

If you aren't chosen, don't worry. There's still a chance you'll get in before launch and learn the particulars of the new map early. "If you miss one of the testing windows, remember that there will be plenty more opportunities to help test Dominion as we speed toward launch!

"We're entering the home stretch, summoners!"

For those of you who want to know more, Check out Justin Clouse's impressions of "Dominion" here.

Source: League of Legends

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Got a few rounds in this morning. This is some fast paced gameplay.
I'm digging it.

Alright, I was debating on opening a thread about this but decided against it. I still need to let of some steam, so be warned, mini-rant inbound.

I am PISSED at Riot right now. EU west is down once again. As always. While the US gets exclusive skins and Dominion, we get one hour queues and downtime. Here I am, having spent 10 euros on this game a few hours ago, and as a thank you from Riot I cant log in to spend my in game currency, or even play the fucking game.

I wouldnt have an issue with this really. All online games need to go offline once in a while to fix issues, for maintenance, the whole nine. Its necessary. The thing is, these "issues" always pop up on the EU west server again and again and again. And do we get anyone informing us what exactly is going on? Nope. We are left completely in the dark. Once again, EU west players are unable to log in while the US gets a new game mode. This shit never happens on the other servers, and they get bonuses. Riot is making a killing off Germany and England at the moment, why do we get fucked over so much? I understand that technical problems can arise and that these are hard to avoid, but why are our ranked matches disabled, why are our stats fucked up, why do we never get IP boosts or exclusive skins, why are our servers down, why do we have the one hour login queues? Heres the point. No one fucking knows, because the jackasses at Riot are to busy jacking off as to drop a line on the forums to clear things up.

Fucking hell, seriously. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. Cunts.

"We're entering the home stretch, summoners!"

Yeah..like so many other features.

Played this morning, ended up winning, and the team Vip, the new score system is fun, and alot of characters will have to be played differently, singed for example seems to be much weaker in dominion.

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
... but why are our ranked matches disabled, why are our stats fucked up, why do we never get IP boosts or exclusive skins, why are our servers down, why do we have the one hour login queues? Heres the point. No one fucking knows, because the jackasses at Riot are to busy jacking off as to drop a line on the forums to clear things up.

Fucking hell, seriously. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. Cunts.

Your ranked matches are disabled because season one is over and ranked is done. Your stats are fucked up because they reset ranked stats and put people in the average position they'd be at the beginning based on their ranked position in season one to avoid fresh-start bullshit. The U.S. never gets IP boosts. We haven't had one since that major shit-storm back in spring.

I'm unsure as to what "exclusive" skins you're talking about are. Also, the U.S. gets firsties because Riot is stationed here and it's easier for them to do.

EcksTeaSea:
"We're entering the home stretch, summoners!"

Yeah..like so many other features.

And this is why DotA 2 is going to be much, much better.

Valve actually supports their games after release, instead of promising new features that never come. See also: Team Fortress 2.

There was a sign up for it? Where?

And as always, us in South East Asia which have to deal with FECKING Garena to play League of Legends have to wait three months before anything gets on here. That includes patches of game breaking bugs.

Timbydude:

EcksTeaSea:
"We're entering the home stretch, summoners!"

Yeah..like so many other features.

And this is why DotA 2 is going to be much, much better.

Valve actually supports their games after release, instead of promising new features that never come. See also: Team Fortress 2.

If you want to play DotA 1.5, sure. LoL, despite all its faults, reinvigorated a whole gaming genre, and managed to create a game that's significantly different from DotA. This is big and cannot be left unsaid.

LoL has quarterly updates with a new hero and balance tweaks. They should step up and do long-awaited features, such as replays and such, but that doesn't mean that the game is unsupported and crude.

Got to play 5-6 games of it. Fucking awesome, most intense League game mode ever :O.

Siegreich:
Played this morning, ended up winning, and the team Vip, the new score system is fun, and alot of characters will have to be played differently, singed for example seems to be much weaker in dominion.

How can Singed be weaker? He has a rather weak early game and having enough gold to start with boots and a catalyst is beyond awesome.

The thing about singed is hes great in team fight situations, dominion on the other had favors 1v1 and 2v2, on top of that all characters gain extra armor and magic penetration to balance them better against tanky dps, meaning that singed is less tanky and less damaging than other potential picks. Certain low tier champs like Ramus and heimerdinger are alot stronger on dominion because of how good the are at defending towers.

 

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