Originally Posted by CrazedPorcupine
Ugh, How unoriginal can you get? LoL is getting closer and closer to looking like Dota 2... Pathetic Riot, I could take a screenshot of Dota's UI, Put it Side by side with LoL's UI and you'd see MASSIVE numbers of similarities now...
Let's list the similarities between LoL and Dota now
Commend and report system (Honor system in LoL was implimented AFTER Dota 2 had it for several months)
Replay system (first done by Dota 2, LoL shortly afterwards)
Levels of ability under the Icon (Dota 2 since it's creation, LoL just now getting it)
Streamligned stats (Dota 2 first did it with the UI remake puting all those numbers in the lower left corner
Hotkeys visible for Items (Dota 2 since creation, LoL just now doing this)
Items now show cost for all items that are components and show the items it builds into (Dota 2's shop since creation, LoL just now getting it.)
Search Function for items that includes the slang for item names (Dota 2 since forever, LoL just now getting it)
Need I go on? The similarities are getting annoying and just making LoL players say that Dota is copying more and more stuff from LoL because they don't know that Dota came first.
Well, you heard it here first folks. If something is a good idea, but has been done by someone else first, you aren't allowed to do it. Oh wait, this is the games industry, where this is normal practice. Because why the hell would you see someone do something better, then ignore it? (Unless you're Square-Enix.)
LoL and DOTA2 are still fundamentally different games. Gameflow and mechanics share similiarities, but that's about as far as it goes. If you're so in love with DOTA2, wtf are you doing here? For every one good thing DOTA2 has that LoL has "taken" there are 10 other awful ideas I'm glad they didn't take, or removed from old DOTA.
The only thing that DOTA2 has wholesale better than LoL is the map. It's far more interesting to look at, at the cost of a worse HUD and character designs that are still clearly Warcraft 3 characters.