Up For Debate - Which is the Best MOBA For Someone To Start Playing?

Written by Ed SW on Sun, Nov 6, 2016 12:00 PM
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So here’s one for you. One that admittedly has a chance to get hairy so we must insist you play indubitably  nice. MOBAs *Gasps*. Love ‘em or hate ‘em they’re here and they’re going to be round for some time yet, but which one do you think really pulls it off as the best MOBA for someone who hasn't played one before to start playing? Quite the mouthful of a question isn't it? 

We get this is a broad debate but we want you to take everything into account. Which one has the best characters? Who is the guy we go to for the fairest of the fair system of gameplay? Where oh where do we head for the best MOBA formula? Which makes it easiest for new players to pick up? And of course, a big'n lest we forget, which has the nicest community? It’ll be very easy for people to jump on the bandwagon and choose the one they play most, but the one you play the most is likely the one you have found the most weak points on so bare that in mind.

So let’s face it, we’re taking a leap of faith here, we all know this could get less than friendly below, but let’s rap for a second yo. There’s so much someone that’s never MOBA’ed should know that we can share with them, we all know that at first it isn’t an easy game type to pick up and get instantly, it heavily favours game knowledge as key to being good at the game. So for someone to get to the stage of actually being able to hold their own, it’d be a shame for them to of sunk days in a MOBA that just doesn’t go anywhere.

So as said before, which MOBA do you think has the best character pool? One that’s interesting, well stylised and not so heavily one sided that you end up always playing the same character match after match. Are there any MOBAs that have shaken up the gameplay, alleviated the incessant clicking for a different take? And which community is less likely to call you a scrub and rage quit when you admit you don’t know how to play the game?

Let us know down below yo, take your time and bust us a rhyme, keep it fly, what’s the MOBA for the new guy?

Take a gander of what we’ve come up with and let us know if you think we’ve missed one out!

Which is The Best MOBA For A Newbie?

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09:09 Nov-07-2016

Everyone seems to be stating their personal preference here. But the thing is, the article's about which MOBA is most new player-friendly. Well, DotA will just throw you into the fray and you're gonna get trashed by everyone in your first 100 games or so. There's a lot of heroes and you're going to be overwhelmed. League makes it easier with the free hero rotation but you're still going to be overwhelmed. HotS, despite being the worst actually seems like the best choice here. Paragon is another new player-friendly game but it requires shooting.

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08:02 Nov-08-2016

Totally agree with you as a league of legends player. The tutorial only explains the controls and that's about it. you'll have to figure out everything by yourself or by reading guides on the internet which sometimes teach you things. but still sometimes you find out about things after 2 years of playing just because there is no clear tutorial about how the game works.

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10:06 Nov-08-2016

Atleast before Reborn Dota had a proper tutorial and limited heros but its just a ****show for new players

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08:58 Nov-09-2016

If you are a new player you will be matched with new players mostly so its not that bad imo. You just have to consult the tutorials and use some guides and you should be good. Sure there is a lot to learn but it goes for other players as well.

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07:52 Nov-10-2016

Lou my new friends have never been matched with someone low level, matches nowadays in unranked are always one sided

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08:02 Nov-10-2016

so I've heard. matchmaking considers every new player as a smurf so they just get flamed and pwned until they quit.it's pretty brutal imo.

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17:06 Nov-10-2016

thats sad if true :(. Well its going to take a bit more patience I guess. Surely after a few games the matchmaking will manage to fit you somewhere. There are soooo many players out there.

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07:53 Nov-07-2016

I do not know why is there so much hatred for MOBA.
If you do not like it, stop playing. Stop being a idiot and at least let new players try.

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04:09 Nov-07-2016

League is very very easy and most of it players are kids,if ur hardcore go start with dota 2 i played 1K hours and still **** at the game

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07:59 Nov-08-2016

did you get challenger yet?

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02:44 Nov-07-2016

MOBA's are fun to play. I started playing DOTA 2, it's really fun and addictive. Dota 2 is also the most played game in my Library (700+ hours). It has a very steep learning curve, sure, and just like most online gaming communities, Dota 2 community is one of the toxic community IMO. Either you're doing good or bad in game, you'll get flamed, hated, trolled, and i think that will prevent most newbies to keep playing.

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01:17 Nov-07-2016

I dont rly know, i started with dota, then dota 2, maybe because i never liked LoL :P

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00:58 Nov-07-2016

NONE! they are all toxic and repetitive.

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02:40 Nov-07-2016

Almost every game is repetitive, no?

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23:14 Nov-06-2016

Best to start with is Dota cause from there every other Moba would become easier.

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20:43 Nov-06-2016

None. You should play a real man's game, an RTS.


Then it doesn't matter that MOBA you're playing, it'll be easy.

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01:06 Nov-07-2016

I've always found MOBAs way too simplified to be fun and can't really understand the appeal, it's like you've stripped out all of the elements of an RTS that make it enjoyable to play and turned it into a game of "let's see who can kite better"... simple doesn't have to suck, but MOBAS definitely manage to.

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01:11 Nov-07-2016

I will say though that I find myself far more annoyed with the hype around MOBAs than the actual gameplay... to each their own.... but when every new MMO coming out that has an even remotely interesting title or art style turns out to be a damned MOBA.... I'd just like to see a game that looks nice with actual content.

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04:11 Nov-07-2016

Easy? Dota 2 is the hardest game u could ever find

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18:15 Nov-07-2016

To me i always found Dota to be the best Moba and after mastering that every other moba like League of Legends it far too easy.
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19:29 Nov-06-2016

am i the only one who has never played a MOBA game?
one of these days i might give dota a try.

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20:22 Nov-06-2016

Don't, it will be like Lot and his wife if you look at it you'll turn into a pillar of salt.

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18:17 Nov-07-2016

My suggestion for Dota if you play start off with a support hero and work your way up cause there is always someone that will pick a carry and will complain when you would pick one as well.

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18:49 Nov-06-2016

i played only lol from all of the above.started in season 1 ending now its season 7 ending :) so much time wasted...


edit: why in the name of the article is stated "league of legends news" ? :P

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18:47 Nov-06-2016

Dota 2.
League of Legends is very new player unfriendly with it's free to play model.
A new player today who wants to play League would have to unlock over 130 champions, AND runes/rune pages, before being on an equal playing field with someone who has been playing the game since forever.
I think this is very new player unfriendly and ALMOST pay to win, so even though I'm playing League for 6 years now I have to say Dota 2.

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17:52 Nov-06-2016

Paladins

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17:35 Nov-06-2016

LoL is noob friendly, or Dota but only playing easy heroes.

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15:35 Nov-06-2016

I think HotS would be best shot for a newbie, since you don't have to think about items, only upgrading your talents through lvling during the match... However, if you're new and wanna "git gud", u should go for some DotA allstars on Warcraft 3 and when you feel you can play it, move to DOTA2. With that experience you should be at least 3k mmr player when you enter the game :)

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15:48 Nov-06-2016

starting from warcraft 3 is a mistake u better start with DOTA2 bots than playing an out dated game DOTA2 is a lot easier than DOTA!

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22:32 Nov-06-2016

yeah Im with sajjadf here. No reason to go back to the old game. The new one is much more convenient. With tutorials, integrated guides, suggested items and a lot other stuff to make it easier when you are new to the game.

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15:12 Nov-06-2016

As a person who really isn't a fan of MOBA's but has played a few I'd say Paragon was the easiest to learn and easiest to start playing as it feels a lot like a third person shooter to play

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15:04 Nov-06-2016

I usually stay away from MOBA but tried my first as fractured space & liked it so far. Looking for Paragon & may try atlas reactor.

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13:43 Nov-06-2016

I have played every moba listed above, HotS is easaly the best for new players, its not as complex as dota and has no where near as much salty people as league, so if you want to learn how to play mobas and have fun try hots first

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13:43 Nov-06-2016

why would anyone want to start dota?
stay away from mobas guys,it not worth it. Trust me.i know

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05:18 Nov-07-2016

I think i get where youré coming from xD

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13:17 Nov-06-2016

League of legends is simple and you won't have that much trouble getting decent at it. Took me couple months to get Into Ranked/Competitive Platinum Tier which means I'm a little above average player. The only problem is you need to play A LOT to unlock champions and runes, but thats what you are there for to play games anyway.

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12:51 Nov-06-2016

leage of legends is the best moba game. i play all moba game but lol is the best.i play abount 10 years Dota and im a old moba player.

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