Neoseeker : News : DotA successor League of Legends gets competitive
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Northern49 Jun 29, 10
Wasn't Ice Frog picked up by Valve to produce this project?
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RabidChinaGirl Jun 29, 10
quote Northern49
Wasn't Ice Frog picked up by Valve to produce this project?
Don't believe Ice Frog or Valve are involved.
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Northern49 Jun 29, 10
Ah. I see. I thought this was a DotA remake, rather it's a DotA ripoff.
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Storm Jun 29, 10
Ripoff? I'm fairly certain that the original creator of DotA was heavily involved in this LoL project. He stated this is how he wanted DotA, without the restrictions of WCIII. That being said...I prefer Heroes of Newerth more. xD
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AznLiquid Jun 29, 10
DotA has a long list of developers who maintained the map throughout its long history.

Eul made the original DotA for RoC, based on his old Starcraft map Aeon of Strife, but never updated it for TFT.

Guinsoo updated the map for TFT, known as DotA Allstars. He is the one who helped make LoL.

Icefrog took over after and he's the one working for Valve at the moment.

All 3 of these guys were key in making the map into such a big phenomenon, if any of these guys are involved in a DotA-like game, I wouldn't call it a simple ripoff.
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RabidChinaGirl Jun 29, 10
quote Northern49
Ah. I see. I thought this was a DotA remake, rather it's a DotA ripoff.
Played it as much as my current workload would allow. I assure you, it is pleasantly similar for DotA fans but by no means a "ripoff."
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Lorx Jul 1, 10
LoL > DotA in my opinion

Riot's doing a pretty good job of listening to player feedback, there's a couple things they've done that the community disagrees with, but for the most part everything is going smoothly. It's getting bi-weekly balances, all it really lacks is specific kinds of content, like maps, which should come rather fast once Season 1 is released and the long-term programming team has some resources free for working on things.

RabidCG, we should play a match if you use the US server, there's generally at least three people on #LoL in the neoseeker IRC that are playing as well.
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