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Post Reply "MOBA" is probably not the proper name for Game Genre
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So if you ask anyone, whats ( I know I talk about this alot) League of Legends, they'll say is a "MOBA".
So whats a MOBA?

A "Massive Online Battle Arena", but if you think about it, we don't call like... Call Of Duty a TeamDeath Match game or whatever, we don't call Gundam Extreme Vs. Destroy your opponent game nor do we don't call Mario "Save the Princess", in a sense, we identify games by how they control.

CoD, Halo, Crysis, Rainbow Six and so on are First Person Shooters, Mario is a 2D Platfoming, and Mario Galaxy is a 3D platformer.

plus when selling a published game, you can't say sh*t like "Get money and blow up things game!", or "Save your girlfriend from monsters game", because people who know whats going on in the game market wont trust you.

*sigh* so whats this got to do with Moba's? Well, there multiple "MOBA" games with completely different control schematics like Lol, that I've looked it, it matches up with this "RTT / Real Time Tactics" Genre and Super Monday Night Combat plays like a 3rd person shooter.

It seems like MOBA is the objective or something, and not its actual genre, its kinda how the game flows, but if you think about it, we Identify games by how they control.

What do you all think?
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MOBA is a subgenre of RTS, easy as that.
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I thought it was a type of bubble tea drink.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I thought it was a type of bubble tea drink.


Does it taste good?, Is it real? xD
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I don't really give a shiet what people want to call DotA-clones. Yeah I'm a DotA player and most DotA players will prefer ARTS but me I don't care. Want to call it MOBA/ARTS/etc. ? whatever as long as we're clear that we're talking about DotA-clones.
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whatever as long as we're clear we're clear


I mean... I'm not see through xD (Sorry)
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MartianMage wrote:

I don't really give a shiet what people want to call DotA-clones. Yeah I'm a DotA player and most DotA players will prefer ARTS but me I don't care. Want to call it MOBA/ARTS/etc. ? whatever as long as we're clear we're clear that we're talking about DotA-clones.


Aeon of Strife, Dota is somewhat a clone its-self

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micmatty wrote:


MartianMage wrote:

I don't really give a shiet what people want to call DotA-clones. Yeah I'm a DotA player and most DotA players will prefer ARTS but me I don't care. Want to call it MOBA/ARTS/etc. ? whatever as long as we're clear we're clear that we're talking about DotA-clones.


Aeon of Strife, Dota is somewhat a clone its-self



Whoa there! the point is that why do people call them Mobas when that name is an Objective? >.<
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Posted 2/16/16 , edited 2/16/16

micmatty wrote:


MartianMage wrote:

I don't really give a shiet what people want to call DotA-clones. Yeah I'm a DotA player and most DotA players will prefer ARTS but me I don't care. Want to call it MOBA/ARTS/etc. ? whatever as long as we're clear we're clear that we're talking about DotA-clones.


Aeon of Strife, Dota is somewhat a clone its-self



Aeon of Strife never even came close to DotA when it comes to popularity so trying to dub it as Aeon of Strife clone doesn't really work. DotA is the one that made this genre popular. And besides if that's how you're going to play it then we might as well just settle with Dynasty Warriors clone because Dynasty Warriors is the true origin of MOBAs.
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AzuroHeart wrote:
Whoa there! the point is that why do people call them Mobas when that name is an Objective? >.<


The reason why people call it MOBA is because Riot insisted on it. It's one of their buzzwords that they popularized because they fear that people will brand League as a DotA-clone. Because of the that League players use Riot's definition and League has the highest playerbase so MOBA is used more often.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I thought it was a type of bubble tea drink.


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Posted 2/16/16 , edited 2/16/16

Swaggercandy wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I thought it was a type of bubble tea drink.


Boba


You're a chick now too?!
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Swaggercandy wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I thought it was a type of bubble tea drink.


Boba


You're a chick now too?!


Im not understanding this xD
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See this why I never went down the MOBA path, too many damn hipsters. Christ you people make us MMO types look sane ya know that. It's a game I wouldn't over think it, it's meant to be a relaxing pastime.
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Posted 2/18/16 , edited 2/18/16
MOBA as a subgenre means nothing with "2D" or rather 2D/3D view.
MOBA would go more in how the game works or handled like base to base and having RPG loot?
minions/creeps (the massive "resource" or things you are battling) while online as players but you don't need to fight the players at all?

atleast I do love when MOBA is used "right" and not just for "hype"/rep or just being a buzzword to fame.

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Lame Claim to Fame
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3vBvlT1i_k

also cod etc is first person, shooter (focus on guns and such as you could not gain in by modding in LoL etc)
so FPS is used or TPS (third person) and more fun if mixed in a good way XD

Then agian you could make a MOBA gamemode in a FPS game is totally possible, also could be fun if done "right" like putting Halo, an big area map and having 2 bases with a shop and minions/creeps attacking/defending.
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