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So, Genre-wise

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March 22, 2012 11:57am
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Klausenheim » March 22, 2012 11:57am | Report
Is League of Legends a DotA game, or a MOBA game?

I mean MOBA is a genre that DotA falls into - but it seems like people also use DotA as a genre reference as well. Is MOBA simply an alternative to DotA, i.e. an attempt to not plug the original game / advertise Valve's Dota 2? Or is there really some sort of hierarchy in the respective definitions?
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MOBA = Massive Online Battle Arena. Both LoL and DotA fall within that genre.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Morr33d » March 22, 2012 2:03pm | Report
Based on fact that DotA was basically the first game of MOBA genre, people use to call MOBA games DotA.
Edit: Yea, before anybody tries to chop his balls off to correct me, I know Aeon of Strife etc., but DotA was first MOBA game played massively.
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