#3: MOBAs and the Promise of a Good Year

It’s January 8th. That means just a week until the next pay day! And I can’t wait to share with you what I have in store for my year. It’s almost the middle of the month and I plan on finishing my new year’s resolution list before then.

So back to my 100 day journey. Like I said in my previous post, I’ve been trying get back into the saddle (if that is a thing) of gaming. But seeing as my laptop can’t handle games and I rarely have time to fiddle with it because of work, I decided to play mobile games instead. When my co-workers introduced the game to me, it wasn’t that appealing at all. They would often play during our lunch breaks and I would watch them play it. It reminded me of my excitement from playing CS or Red Alert with my cousin. But I had other games to keep me company so I did not pay much attention to them cheering after every victory or sulking after every loss, scrambling for a revenge match. Not stopping unless they win after every loss.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game designed for mobile phones. The two opposing teams (each consisting of 5 players each) fight to reach and destroy the enemy’s base while defending their own base. Each player can control an avatar known as a hero, from their own device. Weaker computer-controlled characters, called minions spawn at team bases and follow three lanes: top, middle and bottom to the opposite team’s base, fighting enemy turrets. For people familiar with League of Legends, this is just like that one but simply put, it’ s played not on your computer, but on your mobile devices. It’s not surprising that the developers of League of Legends (LoL) filed a suit against those of Mobile Legends (ML) for the said reasons. However, say what you want about it’s copyright infringement but it still remains to show that the game is not only popular in my hometown but worldwide as well. After all, not everyone can play League while in the comfort of their cars, laying in their beds, or at the park when with friends. Also, Alt+Tab may not be useful too much if you’re still going to get caught. Play on your phone and you can just hide it in your pocket whenever your mom comes in your room. Heheh.

I don’t usually play with my coworkers though. So I mostly play with strangers I match up with. It’s not exactly like most PC games where you can easily talk to your teammates. And you can’t exactly keep on chatting with your teammates telling them what to do in order to win. So the best you can do is anticipate your teammates thinking, chat as less as possible and send the right signals for people you are playing with. Win or lose though, it’s actually nice. I not only found a way to pass the time and funnel frustrations at work but I also find really cool players online and make more friends.

Sooooo…. This explains my lack of time to write (or rather my not wanting to write because I’d rather play for the past two days) to write but I will do better.

Until then, let’s see each other tomorrow okay?
Mona out.


9 thoughts on “#3: MOBAs and the Promise of a Good Year

  1. I don’t know if you watch Ms Yeah on YouTube, but you really should. It’s hilarious. She cooks these incredible meals using just office appliances. But she also plays this game with her coworkers. You reminded me of that.

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