The Daily Grind: Will you try Epic’s Paragon MOBA?

    
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Getting carded.

I hadn’t heard of Paragon before last weekend, but after watching the brief gameplay clip that Epic released to tease its upcoming MOBA, I’m kinda interested. MOBAs have steadily grown on me over the past year, and while I’ve been enjoying League of Legends sporadically, I really miss Infinite Crisis because of Batman’s various gadgets and some of the other sci-fi trappings.

Paragon looks like it may check that particular box, though it’s also apparently in third-person sorta like SMITE, and I prefer the traditional top-down MOBA perspective. So we’ll see, I guess! What about you, MOP MOBA fans? Does Paragon look interesting enough to try?

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SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

Is it F2P and not so excessively grindy? If so, sure.

Matso
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Matso

Lhumierre Sorenthaz Dystopiq …

Matso
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Matso

Lhumierre Cyclone Jack The fact that you see a reticle here and there for 2 seconds still doesnt mean it shows you the gameplay. Its mostly slo-mo cuts showing of the gfx, wich is what this trailler was intended for. It tells us nothing other then it looks good.

softwarekiller
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softwarekiller

Nope. Never played a MOBA, pretty sure I never will. I toyed with the idea way back when they were really getting popular. When I started looking at them to see what they were all about, I ran into their “communities”. I was absolutely and almost instantly turned off MOBA games.

GabeNewellFetish
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GabeNewellFetish

Nope.

I really want to get into a MOBA and tried DOTA2, but there seem to always be two problems:

1. The MOBA is blizzard-style, where it’s very hard to ever fail, they don’t give you enough information or stats to know your failures (like in Hearthstone where you can’t even find a win:loss number for yourself), and it’s basically made to cater to the sensitive feelings of toddlers who will crumble to the floor in tears at the slightest hurdle.

2. DOTA2 style, where the hurdle is huge, the information is spread all over the internet in piecemeal and hard to just consume in a sensible simple logical straight ahead format, and from the very first game, you’ll have people shredding you to pieces over the mic about how you’re doing things wrong and how you should be doing it a different way, but when you do it that way ANOTHER personon the same team will crap on you for doing it that other way that you were told to do it… and that’s assuming you can get into a game where people are speaking the same language, don’t drop-out after two minutes, aren’t AFK, and are communicative.

I guess MOBAs are super for me. They seem amazing. The way they’re structured and their communities just aren’t. I want something that is easy to get into but incredibly complex in the long run *and* where the community is not total garbage, but isn’t reduced to pre-school, either. They seem to exist on both extremes, but not the right mix of the two…

blackcat7k
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blackcat7k

Filur 
You can enjoy the gameplay a title has to offer. However, how it gets its money is a completely different kettle of fish.  Especially when you see good ideas hampered by a monetization scheme.

Filur
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Filur

Yes this looks like a MOBA I would enjoy and have signed up for beta.
Im surprised Jef enjoys MOBA’s as he is the #1 f2p and cash shop hater.

Noble_Einherjar
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Noble_Einherjar

Nah. MOBAs aren’t for me. I’ve been saying for a while that I’d be willing to give SMITE a try. Yet I never do, so that tells me something.

Craywulf
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Craywulf

Color me intrigued, that’s all I can say about what I’ve seen so far.

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

My eyes will try it for certain, but not my heart. My doctor told me moba’s arent good for my heart.