Geek Ink Thinks: Spending a lot of time doing something doesn’t automatically make you an expert

DOTA2

I was enjoying a game of DOTA2 tonight when a team-mate and his friends decided to rage at me over voice chat. One of the “insults” one of them flung in my direction was “I have more hours in this game than you’ll ever dream of!” He was not pleased when I pointed out that having hundreds of hours doesn’t automatically make him better at the game.

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Geek Ink Thinks: My experience of the new League system in LoL

I’ve played League of Legends for quite a while, and as “serious” as I was about the normal (unranked) 5v5 games, I never bothered with ranked. I played ranked very briefly but never really got into it. The old ranked system worked on a modified ELO system, which is the system that was originally developed by Arpad Elo to rank players in chess. The LoL ELO system gave you an idea of how good you were relative to all the other players on a LoL server. Riot recently announced that they were introducing a new League system.

The new League system is like nerd crack.

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