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Mobafire guides suck?

Creator: Forgottenduty June 3, 2013 6:33pm

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So I found a post on the League of legends site in the forums [[link that was quite disturbing(read the 3rd post on the thread). This is merely an example, and the worst part was when I was at my university looking at a guide here, and a random guy on my right side said "don't read mobafire dude, all the builds there suck". And it pains me to see, read or hear these kind of comments because I know that most of the builds out there took their users A LOT of hours to complete and be presented to us, no matter how good or bad they can be.

The elo varifiecation system is instaled already, and considering that we are using our better judgment when voting, what more can we do to turn this bad reputation around and how this begun in the 1st place?? :/
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Because a lot of people aren't using their 'better judgement' when voting. A lot of guides get upvoted when they really aren't good, leaving good guides out of the top 3, whereas you can find guides teaching people how to play a character wrong with the wrong build in the number 1 spot. Mobafire guides aren't as bad as people say, but we do have a lot of bad guides.

Mobafire has been a website open to letting ANYONE write a guide, regardless of ELO. This will remain the case I'm sure, but it's also where we got a bad reputation. With any ELO and any skill of player writing guides, you get some bad guides along the way. Mobafire HAS been improved over time and it's got many people working to improve it, but the fact is, the guides will never be perfect. You should look at any guide website with an open mind and logical thinking; if you can't tell whether building AD ryze is good or not you probably should go to solomid.net instead, but if you can actually think for yourself, and understand when a guide is poorly made, you can find really good guides here.

But not everyone approaches a guide website with a logical mind, "oh it's the highest guide, it MUST be good, I should do everything they say and I'll be diamond ELO pro, it doesn't matter if they're bronze V"

Mobafire is a good website, but it is also a community website that is open to ALL parts of the community, even bad players and people who are going to have all their fans upvote their guide based on pure nothingness. It happens, and Mobafire staff have presented themselves in a way that shows they wish to keep this website as open to the public as possible.

The ELO verification system and better judgement definately help, but you'll never make people believe our guides are as good as solomid.net or curse gaming websites. Not until they really are, and not until people decide to give mobafire a second chance.

Between you and me I've always found mobafires community to be the reason to stay though. :)
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This subject has been beaten to death. If you want good guides, write them yourself.

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Shuru wrote:

Because a lot of people aren't using their 'better judgement' when voting. A lot of guides get upvoted when they really aren't good, leaving good guides out of the top 3, whereas you can find guides teaching people how to play a character wrong with the wrong build in the number 1 spot. Mobafire guides aren't as bad as people say, but we do have a lot of bad guides.


And it's the bad guides that people find and take out of context to keep us down, but we really do have a lot of bad guides on this site, and quite a few of them are the higher rated ones. I use both Mobafire and Solomid for guides, but Mobafire has the better community.
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This subject has been beaten to death. If you want good guides, write them yourself.

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This subject has been beaten to death. If you want good guides, write them yourself.

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I guess I missed it then :/ Can I lock it myself or a Moderator does?
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Shuru, when I first joined the site I remember writing my first Pantheon guide at 5 in the night. And it was pretty bad too. But with the plethora of builds I found here I was able to test out, strategise and eventually become better as a player through this whole process.
I don't like solomid guides that much because they have very little effort put into them, and although they have decent builds(most of the time) there are no real tips to make you even better at a certain character, only basics.
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I too have missed most of the discussion on this so sorry if it annoys anyone that I bump this thread (in the worst case just lock it down).

Solomid guides aren't any better, have less effort put in them, are much less attractive to the eye and also are mostly outdated.

LoLPro guides contradict themselves in more than 50% of the guides. (Because the authors [<- notice the s] aren't even the actual ''pros'' that are supposed to be writing the guide and they don't tell each other what they write down). A lot of them are outdated or are half updated, making them even more confusing. Most of them also have very little effort put in them. It's just like ''this pro uses these items so use them too ok? K.''.

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Lolking is still new but could be good. Right now the guides kinda look like **** though.

Mobafire has many up to date good guides written by multiple high elo players. Most of them look really good and are overly informative. People are too used to the mobafire of 2-3 years ago, back when there literally were 0 high elo guides and 95% of the top guides were just random bad guides written by some random guy. Things have changed a lot since but people haven't realized because they are too stubborn to admit it's become good so everyone just keeps acting like it never changed and that it's still really bad.

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^ Pretty much anytime I wanna check anything on solomid the guide is barely season 3
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My point wasn't to say solomid was good (I actually don't use many guides in the first place) but more or less to say that people who can't think for themselves should go for a place where the thinking is done for them instead.
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