I don't understand all the hate League players have for DotA/DotA 2. I think it's a pretty fun game but whenever it's mentioned everyone goes into some big hissy fit over it.
I see three popular responses. The first one is that League of Legends and Defense of the Ancients are completely different games and aren't similar in any way, shape, or form.(No) Another one I hear a lot is that League is an improved version of DotA. (More below on this one.) The final one that I tend to hear quite a bit is that DotA is a complete copy and is ripped off of League of Legends! (Absolutely not.)
DotA and League are very similar games. That's not to say that they don't have their differences, they do, but you can't state that two games that are built upon the SAME key fundamentals are entirely different. Map Awareness, Last Hitting, Pushing, Team Fighting, Itemization, Jungling, Map Control. These are all things that DBG/MOBA games are built upon.
I don't view League as an 'improved' version of DotA. If anything, League is a more simplified version of DotA. Does that make it better and more improved? That's up to you. Does it make everything too easy and generally not-fun to play? That's also up to you. That's the wonderful thing about the internet! You're allowed to have your own opinion and you don't have to listen to anyone who says otherwise!
Aeon of Strife.
Defense of the Ancients.
League of Legends.
DotA came before League.
In addition to this, Riot also tends to "be more inspired" by DotA and it's heroes rather than the other way around.
I don't hate DotA and I don't hate League. I enjoy both games.
League is simple and fun once you learn that you can ignore everyone in-game and not listen to their babbling and it's nice to sit down with friends and play some matches every once in a while.
DotA is a bit more complex and hard and is nice when I need to scratch that itch League just can't seem to reach.
-End of rant-
tl;dr No, **** you. Go read it.
If you disagree with me or have anything to add, feel free to speak your mind. Keep it civil.
Note: I don't play HoN. I don't plan on playing HoN. I don't have an opinion on HoN."