League of Legends?

I’m a lousy gamer…I’ve never played League of Legends.

However, my brother is a huge fan and he has convinced me to play with him some over the holidays.  So I downloaded it.  Of course, I’m going to have to wait until after the gaming fundraiser this weekend to really sink my teeth into it, but I’d like to know if there are any other LoL players out there who’d like to give me some coaching.

Godless gaming for the win!  We need to set up a league of godless gamers.  Maybe over steam?  Whoever spearheads this, I’ll help get the word out.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Stevarious

    Sorry, never really got into LoL. The learning curve is high and the resident player base was intensely, shall we say, uninviting to someone trying to learn.

    • Loqi

      This is probably the biggest problem with LoL. Losing is frustrating, especially since the time investment in each game is so great, and you can lose while still individually outplaying everyone else (though it’s usually only in peoples’ heads that they’re outplaying everyone else…). Far too many players aren’t mature enough to just take the loss and move on, and instead decide to let their inner asshole shine through. It’s especially bad at the early levels for a multitude of reasons. Smurfs get mixed with new players, people try out champs they’ve never seen before, and the people who are consistently assholes tend to lose more games, thus they end up with a high level summoner but still have the Elo rating of a new player.

  • Matthew Ostergren

    I’ve been playing LoL for a couple years now. It well deserves its popular status. The game is fantastically well balanced and it quite fun. It’s not for everyone, but you might find it to your liking.

  • BionicWoman

    Well-balanced my foot Matthew! But all joking aside it’s a good game that has a rather nasty fan base. I enjoy playing it with friends as having an off game can lead to headaches stemming from other players. We can be friends, I don’t mind. Everyone was new at some point. :)

    P.S. You got me to un-lurk for video games. /nerd

  • http://thereinlies.net/ David

    I would be happy to offer you some coaching. While I’m no pro, I’ve won honors in the last two competitive seasons and have a few years’ experience under my belt. E-mail me.

  • Mare Lacrimarum

    I don’t do LoL, but I do play Awesomenauts. It’s a similar game that looks like a cross between Metal Slug and a Saturday morning cartoon. Simple to play, but deceptively deep under the surface. Voltar ftw!

  • NightRaith

    I love LoL I’ve been playing for awhile now it’s so fun

  • Derek

    I started playing LoL only a few months after release. I love the game! If you ever want to play a match, learn the ropes, etc…just email me.

  • phoenix_860

    My boyfriend and I play Magic the Gathering over Steam.

    • Amyc

      ^^That’s me. Don’t know why it used that name :-/

  • invivoMark

    Heroes of Newerth is better. *Ducks behind corner*

  • http://criticallyskeptic-dckitty.blogspot.com Katherine Lorraine, Chaton de la Mort

    I’m level 23 or so. If you need pointers, I can offer assistance.

    In-game name is DCKitty

  • Jacob

    College friends of mine dragged me into LoL. Learning the game while playing against high level players was a bit of a challenge.
    If anyone gets the group set, I’m in. ^_^

  • http://humanisticjones.blogspot.com HumanisticJones

    My wife and I both play. She runs a mean support, one of the best Sona’s I’ve ever seen. I tend to mid lane AP (Twisted Fate or Viktor) or jungle (though I do that relatively worse than I AP carry). Just starting to pick up playing tank.

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/amilliongods Avicenna

    I play. I wouldn’t mind swapping to the American Server to get some games in. I am in India (Oh Yes. I am also part of this weekend’s Game A Thon at least as a guest since my laptop has asploded.). I normally play mid as Vladimir or in other Lanes as Nasus, but I have recently started trying my luck with Elise…

    However? I normally play in the EU East Server. If I swap to NA I shall be at JT’s level… I don’t mind starting over if I get people who don’t call me names to play with.

  • Loqi

    I’ve been playing lightly since beta (summoner name same as my name here, plus about a dozen smurfs I use to play with low level friends so they don’t get matched against 1000+ win summoners), and played DotA for years before that. I play any position fairly well, probably strongest as a support. My champion pool is:
    Mid: Ryze
    Top: Jax, Lee Sin
    Jungle: Mundo, Alistar
    Support: Alistar
    AD: Graves

  • Anonymous

    Delurking for this. I play LoL but I’m not very good and generally don’t play against real people unless I already know everyone else on my team. I made the mistake of using Ahri the first time I played a game with real people and got yelled at and called a lot of names because I was new, I was bad, and Ahri…and I’m still only a mediocre Ahri even though I like her now. Normally I play AP mid, AD carry or support. I suppose I’m best at Morgana.
    I haven’t played much lately since I’ve been taking a break but you’re welcome to add me if you want.

  • Amyc

    Just remembered that my boyfriend does play LoL, just not very often because we have a Minecraft world to take care of :-)

  • Cenebi

    De-lurking to mention that I play quite a bit of LoL. I mainly Jungle, my best are Maokai and Nautilus, but I’m at least semi competent with most junglers. I also support Janna when I need to, though I really hate playing Support without being confident in my AD carry. I’m always willing to play on a lower-level account with newer players, I keep one or two active so I don’t bring up the skill level too much.

    • Cenebi

      Erp, Summoner name is Cenebi, of course. Should have mentioned that.

  • RuQu

    There is a steam thread up over at the Godless Guild Wars 2 site:


    If we start branching out into other games with regularity, it is a simple enough process to add additional forums for specific popular titles.

  • http://- GD

    I play quite a bit of LoL, have a bit over 800 wins, but routinely get matched against people with ~1500+ wins. My elo falls around 1400 in solo queue 5v5, which is the top 20% or so of level 30 ranked players. I would be glad to do coaching. I also want to get a Godless channel going for all us LoL players to meet up! Just lick join channel in the bottom left of the screen and type ‘Godless’. DO IT!

    -SuPaH SqUiShY

  • theAtheistAxolotl

    LOL is great, I’ve been playing since it came out. There are some problems at the lower summoner levels, but if you can power through that, it becomes a ton of fun. If you want to play sometime, my summoner is HisTragicFlaw.