The term 'moba' has only been used post LoL, it's just a term to describe dota's gameplay without calling it dota-like.
The problem with the term MOBA is that what it means pretty much encompases every online game ever.
Counter-Strike is a MOBA.
It sounds a lot better better then MOBA, though.
I think MOBA is a pretty accurate term because of the sort of gameplay MOBA's are associated with. When you hear "MOBA," you think of DOTA or games similar to DOTA, even if the genre's name isn't 100% accurate.
i.e. Contra and Counter-Strike could both be considered shoot-'em-ups, but a game like Contra is what a shoot-'em-up is traditionally thought of as.
Throwing out new acronyms-
Cooperative Defense And Siege
Player Versus Player Tower Defense
Titopei is too good at XP taxing me and stealing my aegis. Damn. Round of applause.
multiplayer online real time role playing game
I just had an inhouse with a couple of friends and their friends and whatever, it was really fucking amazingly fun. I can't go back to playing with pubs after this stuff.
Let's start calling it Yoghurt.
Nothing else is called yoghurt except for yoghurt.
And Dirge likes it.
I've just taken to calling it Dota and dotalikes.
I haven't been able to play a real game of Dota in ages
I'd love to do one with Facepunch but I don't know if we'd be able to gather a group of people that can just enjoy the game without starting a fight
Online Realtime Rage Simulator
You Control Only One Hero
Only Genre Without Cool Name
OHA- Overhead Arena.
DOTA: Defense of the Ancients
FARTS: Fantasy Action Real-Time Strategy
I've always called and still call this "AoS". That's what this mode used to be called in wc3, it came from Aeons of Strife, a map from Starcraft.
It's not easy to change the habit after calling it that way for many years.
Damn Lina is hot. So much phys damage from a nuker. When I get fed, I get a buriza + deso for fun.
hnnnnnnnnnnnng furion is really starting to piss me off
i see him picked a lot more often in my games than not, and it's always a bad feel when the enemy team either goes extremely top tier picks and I just get straight up outcarried/outlamed into oblivion. Third game lost as void even after getting 40 minutes of farm and managing to win teamfights. But I always get sidepushed to death. (leshrac and death prophet on a tower durr hurr press 1 key to destroy base)
this game needs more counterpushers :/ i hate this meta right now
Puck, cause Orb from a distance and all the minions die.
Puck can do almost everything.
So I guess we won't be getting weekly updates while they develop their internal build?
in an effort to get things as stable and bug-free as possible..
How many Last Hits should I have as a carry at 10 minutes?
300 AT LEAST