Why is LoL killing the starcraft community?

General Discussion
02/11/2013 04:26 PMPosted by TheChosenOne
LoL is the cancer that is effectively killing Starcraft 2; QQ threads and "OMG NED MOAR LOL" threads are spreading like AIDS.


The only thing killing sc2 are the idiots constantly posting that sc2 is dying and that LoL is bad. Then people who aren't able to think for themselves automatically believe it and start parroting it (see Destiny).
well LOL (>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>)^9001 SC2.

SC2 will probably die before LOTV comes out.

LOL will crush SC2 in esports as well.

Its all been prophesied
02/11/2013 04:30 PMPosted by TechNo
(see Destiny).


That guy fueled so much of this crap.
02/11/2013 04:35 PMPosted by ScaryScarab
(see Destiny).


That guy fueled so much of this crap.


I think hes just trying to do anything to stay in the spotlight to keep his views up.

Notice how his view count barely increased at all when he switched over to LOL, its still pretty low even after all these months.
destiny leaving the SC2 scene was seriously one of the best things to happen to Starcraft.

i heard he's coming back for HotS or something though. hopefully when he sees infestors are bad he'll go back though.
Destiny you Phillistines!
02/11/2013 04:31 PMPosted by Enigma
LOL (>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>)^9001 SC2

SYNTAX ERROR
Elvis and Tupac are behind it all.
We can't take it. League is just so much better! Must...switch...games...gaaahh!!!
Just so that no one misunderstands, Doncroft loves SC2 and would never switch to LoL.
02/11/2013 04:45 PMPosted by Doncroft
We can't take it. League is just so much better! Must...switch...games...gaaahh!!!


Quoted so Doncroft can't back out of it.
02/11/2013 04:49 PMPosted by VIPER
We can't take it. League is just so much better! Must...switch...games...gaaahh!!!


Quoted so Doncroft can't back out of it.


I'm sure Ball will express his appreciation for your efforts.
Oh look, it's thread again.

LoL != RTS. Stop comparing the two.

LoL = Moba

SC2 = RTS.

Different genres.


Extreme distant cousins:

LoL is a moba. --> genre derived from DOTA, a map of WCIII --> descendant of Warcraft II
SCII -->descendant of SC --> derived from WC II
Oh look, it's thread again.

LoL != RTS. Stop comparing the two.

LoL = Moba

SC2 = RTS.

Different genres.


Extreme distant cousins:

LoL is a moba. --> genre derived from DOTA, a map of WCIII --> descendant of Warcraft II
SCII -->descendant of SC --> derived from WC II


Thrice removed.


Extreme distant cousins:

LoL is a moba. --> genre derived from DOTA, a map of WCIII --> descendant of Warcraft II
SCII -->descendant of SC --> derived from WC II --> derived from Warcraft Orcs and Humans --> a vast improvement over Dune (don't ask me the exact name).

Fixed!

On a more serious note, Starcraft II is not losing players to LoL. LoL is a team-based game that caters to a different set of players. There is a subset of overlap, but those players do not completely drop one game unless one of the game itself ceases to be of interest to them. If Starcraft II is losing players, it is because of the game's own merits.
Better question is why is LoL killing SCII as an esport. And that question has already been answered...It's F2P, they release regular content, and it's ultimately low skill level friendly. Kill minions, Attack Enemy, stay alive. That's pretty much all you need to worry about in League. And any game that has a low IQ requirement is going to be much more popular with the masses than a game with a medium IQ requirement.

Ultimately gamers have just become lazy, they don't want to work for anything, they want the instant gratification League can provide, I mean really the average SCII match is 15-20 minutes long right? In those 15-20 Minutes you've done damn near 1500-2000 seperate actions assuming you have APM of 100 or so, in league you may kill kill 200 minions in around a 30 minute time frame and have 10 kills, not counting any deaths thats still a top of maybe 210 valid actions in twice the time of an average SCII game... League just takes less quick thinking and adaptability overall making it much more friendly for casual gamers who just want to get in and out.

Even WoW's 2v2 Arenas take more APM than an entire LoL SR game...
02/11/2013 05:37 PMPosted by AxiomPrime
Better question is why is LoL killing SCII as an esport.


Better question is why stupid people keep thinking the existence of LoL is "killing" sc2.
02/11/2013 05:43 PMPosted by TechNo
Better question is why is LoL killing SCII as an esport.


Better question is why stupid people keep thinking the existence of LoL is "killing" sc2.
oh look another lol thread.

"and not a !@#$ was given that day"
02/11/2013 03:09 PMPosted by shockerkey
i really dont get what is so great about the game. I tried it and it was like playing with a bunch of 10 year old yelling at each other.......

it doesn't = ='

Join the Conversation

Return to Forum