What if Creeps spawned to attack neutral towers?

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VoidInsanity

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12-24-2012

So any tower you owned always spawned creeps, and if a tower was attacked either side by both teams creeps the creeps would fight on the tower (and take no damage from the tower as they are not attacking the tower yet).

I am curious as to if this is a good idea and how it will impact the game if it is, especially things like the first top tower fight (since there would be creeps spawning either side now)


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Grantson

Senior Member

12-24-2012

It would be slightly different for the initial fight on top, but the biggest change would be neutralizing their point wouldn't be as viable if you don't fully cap (which is often the case). I don't think it's better or worse, just different. It will shift the balance of power which will weaken the back-cappers, range pokers, and pushers.

1. Fight for the top in the beginning will take slightly longer to cap presuming it was a close fight and 1 almost dead person is alive trying to cap it, the other team has more time to make a comeback as the almost dead guys needs to spend more time to cap, recall, and rush back up. So there will be more rubber-banding for top point.

2. Back capping and neutralizing their mid would be a weaker strategy. Most of the time back-cappers or pushers on the bottom can only neutralize the other teams point; but the change will cause minion to come from the other points faster as there is not your minion wave to block them. So even if the other team leave the neutral point alone it will get recap automatically. This also takes away the stalling strategy so when it's a range poker vs a melee. The range poker who neutralize the point can't just keep range hit the other melee from recapping it because eventually the melee will have a wave of minion to help him recap.


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VoidInsanity

Senior Member

12-24-2012

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It will shift the balance of power which will weaken the back-cappers, range pokers, and pushers.
It would strengthen pushers since the creeps will not stop spawning when the tower becomes neutral.


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Grantson

Senior Member

12-24-2012

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It would strengthen pushers since the creeps will not stop spawning when the tower becomes neutral.
But the other side will also spawn waves. Lets think of this visually. G is green, R is red, N is neutral.

Top is G
Mid is G, and R
Bottom is G and N

Waves will come from bottom G to N, but also Mid R will go to bottom N. Since mid R will send wave to recap bottom N. The Red team's bottom will just have to focus on clearing the waves from the bottom G side while the mid R minion wave will just eventually recap the N for him.


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Damieh

Senior Member

12-26-2012

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Originally Posted by VoidInsanity View Post
It would strengthen pushers since the creeps will not stop spawning when the tower becomes neutral.
But the creeps would come from both sides. It would be weird =(