Monday, May 19, 2014

The Hidden Gold in Levels and Base Stats

You've got a lot of gold.
When teaching my friends who are new to MOBAs the basics of League of Legends, I always make sure to drill the importance of three things:
  1. Last hit.
  2. It's a strategy game. Have a motive for any action- don't wander aimlessly.
  3. Forcing someone to recall is often better than getting a kill and having to do the same.
My goals with these core concepts is to teach where power comes from- gold. These three things emphasize high gold income behaviors. The third bit is when the confusion starts to settle in. How can you get more gold by not getting a kill?

The answer is levels.