Originally Posted by Kismettle
Thanks BStein! Yep I think that's what I'll do.
One more question: I can't figure out how to create my own game with bots. I click on the Play icon at the top of PvP.net, but afterwards I don't see any Practice or Bot game icons. Am I just a moron and I'm not looking in the right place, or have things changed since they wrote the help pages?
I know there is Co-op vs AI, but I thought that a practice game would be kind of like the tutorials, with all bots and no other "human" summoners besides yourself.
What you want is a Custom Game, it lets you choose more options, like which of the maps you want to play on, how many bots to add, etc. Just go to the custom game option and choose Create Game or whatever the new game button is at the bottom.
The main thing when you're starting is to learn what each champ does, like what their main draw is. For example, you don't need to know that Singed has a ranged area slow and the exact stats on his ultimate, just that he leaves a poison trail, is tough to kill, and you shouldn't chase him.
As for your earlier question as to learning 1 champ vs multiple, I would say try out a few and stick to a few in different roles. If you like playing Ashe, that's great, but when two people on your team instantly pick Vayne and Graves then instantly lock in (as tends to happen at lower levels), you've already two other characters filling Ashe's role, and playing Ashe would be a bad idea. You would be much better served playing a support-type or tanky or mage character, which your team would be lacking. So yeah, picking a few characters is fine, just try one or two for each role so you can pick a character you like that the team actually needs.