Arena of Valor Catch All (League of Legends Clone)

Just released in the US. Playing on my iPad.

HOLY CRAP is this game good. Like, I think I like it more than LOL. From Tencent and huge in asia apparently, it's pretty much everything I love about HOTS and League built into one game, and actually REALLY good with touch controls. I genuinely am in love with how it handles abilities (each ability is essentially its own "stick" so you can run in one direction and cast in different directions).

Give it a shot. If more than one or two people show up ill pay to make a guild

Note: it uses Facebook as the primary network, although you can just in-game friend people as well. I'm GWJRabbit there, or Julian Murdoch on Facebook.

After all the conference call love, I dove in today. I tried Vainglory when it first game out, but it didn't quite scratch the MOBA itch. This one really nails it. I'm only two matches in, but I've done well from my 15 years of DotA and LoL training.

I've tried searching for you, Rabbit, to friend up, but I'm not finding you. I'd love to join a GWJ guild if we get one set up.

I never got into LOL but always wanted to try MOBAs so gave this a try. It's a lot of fun! I still don't really understand all the strategies and am probably playing it wrong but I'm enjoying it regardless.

I really like the game length on this one. Coming from original DotA days onward, it’s so great to have something so short and snappy.

Oh, and the “everywhere” item shop! Wahoo!

Add me: Antichulius

I can't seem to find anyone in the search, but I can find myself there.

I've been playing this on and off since it came out. My main issue with it is there are so many heroes, and they're practically indistinguishable from each other. Vainglory is much better in that regard.

Hell, the flow of the matches in VG (though 5v5 is yet to be seen) is a lot better, imo. That said, I love the control scheme on this one. If I could get those controls in VG, I'd be set.

If any of you want to play, add me, I'm coffeentacos.

Okay, my first complaint with the game. I joined a match and it crashed the app. I rejoined and it crashed. Over and over. I finally got in, played for about 30 seconds and it crashed. Then again and again. I gave up. Now I have demerits for abandoning/idling in a game.

"Please take each game seriously" -- I was trying, I really was. Oh well.

JC, I found you. Turns out search is all case sensitive. Good to know.

I haven't noticed the crash before but I also haven't played in a number of days. I wonder if it is related to the new patch that came out yesterday.

I'm actually not linked into an account yet so I will try to do that so I will actually show up in a list.

Update on my crashes: as of now, it appears to be related to the hero I pick. If I pick the Van Helsing starter guy, I can do the game fine. If I can’t get him and pick someone else, crash during loading and later reconnecting. 3x now. Going to submit a support ticket. Not a great start to an otherwise enjoyable game.

EDIT: And, I'm out for at least the day. My ticket never actually submitted-- maybe the attached file is too large. Have to try again. My credibility score is now 80 after 3 games crashed because apparently I got reported a bunch in the last game. I don't know how much I keep trying to get it working when there's such a clear, stacking punishment for it not working.

What are you playing on? I've had one crash on loading screen on my iPhone 6S, and nothing beyond that. There are some settings you could play around with too that could have an effect on this.

iPhone 7. Have to look and see. My theory didn’t pan out. Bot game with the one hero and still crashes.

If your stuck using Valheim that will be tough since everyone seems to insta-pick him in most games I play.

And I’ve offically been banned from regular matches now. But at least my support ticket went through. I hate to discolor the first page of the thread so badly. It really is a ton of fun when I can actually play it.

Finally heard from customer service. The weekend got in the way I’m sure. Their answer is that they know about and are working on an issue with T-mobile data causing a crash. Of course, it was crashing on WiFi as well. I’ve not had a crash in several days, but I’m also only playing 1-2 games a day. Still fun, but I kinda got soured on it during my initial excitement phase. I’m going to keep it on my phone and poke around with it for a while, but it’s not going to take over my phone time like I initially thought it might.

Current rep score: 80. Long road back and no mitigation of it from customer service. :S

I think I've hit a point where I'm mostly done with this game.

Every single game I've been in lately starts out as everyone doing lanes/jungle, as tends to be the case in MOBAs, then one team or the other groups up and just becomes a wave of death on the other team, someone sneaks by and finishes the base off. It's just not fun. Towers seem to be really weak, which allows for easy diving and killing of the towers.

Another issue I've had from the start is there's barely anything to set characters apart from each other. You've got a bunch of tank characters who are basically the same, some warrior/mobility ones who are ?, marksmen (also if I get in another game with 4 marksmen I am quitting that game and deleting), and mages who rarely get used. I'd much rather fewer heroes who feel different to play and stand out from each other.

Basically the only thing this has over other mobile MOBAs for me is the control scheme, but that's not enough to keep me playing much longer.

It doesn't seem like overall folks are enjoying this much as I am. I really like it. I've gone ahead and created a GWJ clan in the game. It's called GWJ. If you'd like to join feel free. I'm SirRockford in the game.

Also looking forward to this on the Switch!

I joined. Is this coming to the Switch? I would love that.

J.C. wrote:

Every single game I've been in lately starts out as everyone doing lanes/jungle, as tends to be the case in MOBAs, then one team or the other groups up and just becomes a wave of death on the other team, someone sneaks by and finishes the base off. It's just not fun. Towers seem to be really weak, which allows for easy diving and killing of the towers.

Another issue I've had from the start is there's barely anything to set characters apart from each other. You've got a bunch of tank characters who are basically the same, some warrior/mobility ones who are ?, marksmen (also if I get in another game with 4 marksmen I am quitting that game and deleting), and mages who rarely get used. I'd much rather fewer heroes who feel different to play and stand out from each other.

Basically the only thing this has over other mobile MOBAs for me is the control scheme, but that's not enough to keep me playing much longer.

This is a lot of how I feel really. The weak turrets, coupled with the lack of roles being meaningful (especially Tank and Warrior roles) and heroes being so generic really makes it hard for me to want to play more. The high level play that I've seen is really boring.

I do agree that the control scheme is really nice. It handles so much better than Vainglory overall. It's just not enough to keep me playing.

Antichulius wrote:

I joined. Is this coming to the Switch? I would love that.

Yes. The European beta starts this weekend.

I just started playing this. I’ve played several games over the past few days. It was the conference call that piqued my interest in this. Specifically the mention of the games being relatively short.

Honestly this is my first MOBA. I tried HOTS a few times, but I didn’t know how to play it. This is the first time that I’ve grokked the MOBA play style.

How active is the GWJ clan? I would like to join, but if it’s been abandoned I would be better off staying in my current pubbie clan.

I’m not sure how long this will hold my interest. As mentioned earlier in the thread, there seems to be some balance issues. But I’m a noob so what do I know.

Yeah, there's only like 4 or 5 of us in the GWJ clan, so I'd understand if you choose not to abandon your other clan.