Multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) refer to a genre of games with real-time strategy (RTS) gameplay but that do not have the resource collection or base/unit management of such games. In a MOBA, you typically control one avatar and are teamed with other players versus another team.

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Ping level in League of Legends

Different types of games have different requirement to the ping. I am new to MOBA and interested in its ping requirements. Particularly of ping requirements of League of Legends. What is the maximum ...
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What external factors can give you an advantage in MOBA games?

While all games are different and some factors may not apply to all games within the MOBA genre, are there any external* factors or systems common to most MOBA games that can give you an in-game ...
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Why such an emphasis on last-hitting in DOTA-like games? [closed]

With respect to game design and mechanics, why is there such an emphasis on the last-hit mechanic in DOTA-like games? Why was last-hitting selected as one of the primary reward pathways? It seems kind ...
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How to bring back the game in Dota 2?

In League of Legends if the early game is messed up and the enemy heroes are fed up, every additional kill costs less for them. Also killed heroes does not lose gold. This allows them to buy equipment ...
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How can one correctly judge how aggressively to play, particularly in public games? [closed]

I tend to have a hard time deciding how aggressive to be, mostly in-lane, in MOBA-style (based on DotA) public games. (Private games are not an option for me) Sometimes, I will go in for a easy first ...
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What are the playstyles of the different roles?

Having never played DOTA, LoL, or any other games of this genre, I am faced with the daunting task of picking between 50+ heroes to play. They each seem to have a role, such as Carry, Initiator, ...
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Dealing with a strong laning combo early game?

In MOBAs (LoL, HoN, Dota, etc.) occasionally you'll get paired vs. a strong laning combo with heavy harassment potential in a dual lane (such that coming near the creeps to lasthit/fight/counterharass ...
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What does backdoor mean in strategy games like DotA or LoL?

What does backdoor technically mean in strategy games like DotA or League of Legends? Is it an accepted tactic or there are some rules that forbid it?