Why do people hate Dominion?

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Séaringarrow

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12-01-2011

I think its really fun! I was wondering what people's reasons for hating it so much are.


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Pizzaplan3tman

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12-01-2011

People who are great at rift and can't accept that their n00bs at something in lol so they thrash it instead.


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dootcher

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12-01-2011

cuz it gets really boring


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Althorin

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12-01-2011

It's just a very different type of gameplay from SR. There is much more running around and small skirmishes, and at least to me it feels like a lot less strategy. It all comes down to personal preference really. Some people like the constant fighting of Dominion, and others like the less frequent but bigger more strategical fights in SR.


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PrimalHatred

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12-01-2011

Because it's a different type of strategy than they're used to, so they think it doesn't have any strategy. Same thing as during DotA's early days, when snobby War3 players would say, "How could it take any skill? You only control one unit!"

That and SR is essentially a passive farm map. Even if you're pretty bad at combat, if you can safely farm your lane for 20 minutes, you can win a fair portion of your games. Dominion is a combat map, if you aren't good at judging lots of small scale fights, you're going to get murdered on it. The people that think they're good because they can camp on a Ward and Philo Stone have to wake up to the reality that they have a lot to learn. And if there's anything players in this genre hate, it's admitting that they're not good.


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Ocean God

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12-01-2011

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Originally Posted by PrimalHatred View Post
Because it's a different type of strategy than they're used to, so they think it doesn't have any strategy. Same thing as during DotA's early days, when snobby War3 players would say, "How could it take any skill? You only control one unit!"

That and SR is essentially a passive farm map. Even if you're pretty bad at combat, if you can safely farm your lane for 20 minutes, you can win a fair portion of your games. Dominion is a combat map, if you aren't good at judging lots of small scale fights, you're going to get murdered on it. The people that think they're good because they can camp on a Ward and Philo Stone have to wake up to the reality that they have a lot to learn. And if there's anything players in this genre hate, it's admitting that they're not good.
I don't play Dominion because it has very little depth, little you do effects the outcome of games, in no way is it an indicator of skill, obvious champion imbalances, the MM system is much more awful there. It's fun to play every now and then as a time waster, but running around like a chicken with your head off playing an OP champ isn't very fun for me. Theres no thought process when you play dominion. Just run out and herp derp do whatever you want and still get points somehow.


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mufins

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12-01-2011

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cuz it gets really boring
opposed to last hitting for 20 minutes?


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Séaringarrow

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12-01-2011

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Originally Posted by PrimalHatred View Post
Because it's a different type of strategy than they're used to, so they think it doesn't have any strategy. Same thing as during DotA's early days, when snobby War3 players would say, "How could it take any skill? You only control one unit!"

That and SR is essentially a passive farm map. Even if you're pretty bad at combat, if you can safely farm your lane for 20 minutes, you can win a fair portion of your games. Dominion is a combat map, if you aren't good at judging lots of small scale fights, you're going to get murdered on it. The people that think they're good because they can camp on a Ward and Philo Stone have to wake up to the reality that they have a lot to learn. And if there's anything players in this genre hate, it's admitting that they're not good.
Well put


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Masaba

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12-01-2011

Champs like Rammus are so insanely broken on dominion that it makes it really dumb. Also, there is basically no teamwork (at least in the games I have been in).


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Ocean God

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12-01-2011

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opposed to last hitting for 20 minutes?
Last hitting pays off eventually, theres no feeling of reward in dominion at all.