My Feelings about Dominion as a Mode

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Ahhhh Crap

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04-12-2012

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I spent a lot of time playing Dominion near its official launch and was quite displeased. The experience wasn't at all what I had hoped it would be, or felt I had been lead to believe from all the hype.

It wasn't until nearly a year later that I started to enjoy playing the mode. Now I really enjoy playing Dominion, and lately I play it more than SR. That being said, it took many months to grow on me. I don't doubt that some people took to it immediately, but I was not amongst that group.

First game of dominion I played was the last one for a LONG time. Luckily the guy who first got me into LoL (my boss irl) was an avid dom player and I eventually came back to it. Now I cant stand SR for the very reasons I failed horribly at Dom the first time. The speed, pace, tenseness of DOM is simply way beyond SR, and took some getting used to. Now that I'm used to it its like trying to swim in Jello if I go back to SR.


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Bearacolypse

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04-12-2012

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I spent a lot of time playing Dominion near its official launch and was quite displeased. The experience wasn't at all what I had hoped it would be, or felt I had been lead to believe from all the hype.

It wasn't until nearly a year later that I started to enjoy playing the mode. Now I really enjoy playing Dominion, and lately I play it more than SR. That being said, it took many months to grow on me. I don't doubt that some people took to it immediately, but I was not amongst that group.
Because Dominion has been out a year? Hasn't it only been out since October?


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YuriVampire

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04-12-2012

I happen to love 5 v 5 draft on dominion


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Orphane

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04-12-2012

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First game of dominion I played was the last one for a LONG time. Luckily the guy who first got me into LoL (my boss irl) was an avid dom player and I eventually came back to it. Now I cant stand SR for the very reasons I failed horribly at Dom the first time. The speed, pace, tenseness of DOM is simply way beyond SR, and took some getting used to. Now that I'm used to it its like trying to swim in Jello if I go back to SR.
Most people who played when Dominion started treated it like team deathmatch. The people who try to get into it still run into the same problem - nobody at starting elo actually knows what the hell they're doing to consistently win in Dominion. You have people who afk or think Crystal Scar is a place to "test" new champs or "test" new, godawful item builds.


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Ahhhh Crap

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04-13-2012

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Most people who played when Dominion started treated it like team deathmatch. The people who try to get into it still run into the same problem - nobody at starting elo actually knows what the hell they're doing to consistently win in Dominion. You have people who afk or think Crystal Scar is a place to "test" new champs or "test" new, godawful item builds.

Which is totally acceptable if they want to do it, but isnt that what the comp-bot mode is for?


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Shini Laser

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04-13-2012

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Which is totally acceptable if they want to do it, but isnt that what the comp-bot mode is for?
All people do in Co-Op v AI is exploit the bots' weaknesses (or stupidity if you with to go that far). Not saying co-op v AI isn't a better solution, but with how people play it, it isn't as good as it should be at times.


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tehwhiteboi

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05-21-2012

then why not make a bigger map? Like an 8v8 map, (2,2,2 + 2 junglers) meanings 2 in each lane + massive jungles to support 2 junglers? 0-o


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urmamasllama

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05-21-2012

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then why not make a bigger map? Like an 8v8 map, (2,2,2 + 2 junglers) meanings 2 in each lane + massive jungles to support 2 junglers? 0-o
your reasoning for necroing this is beyond bad shoo troll shoo


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WaterD103

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05-21-2012

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One thing to be clear about Dominion; it's not "casual mode."
No ranked 10 months later. Way to speak morello.


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neotriz5

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05-22-2012

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No ranked 10 months later. Way to speak morello.
I feel like this is part of the reason not many people play Dominion. If there's no ranked mode there might as well be no esport scene behind it, and with no scene in sight, why try to play it competitively?