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League of Legends (LoL) Question: What part of a guide do you think is the most important?

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  • Ronyk

    What part of a guide do you think is the most important?

    My favorite part of reading somebody's guide is their champion matchup/synergy section and the post-guide discussion thread. It's these insights that I think really make or break a guide, and (with the exception of Jungle Guides) are the parts I learn the most from. I also love seeing special tech that you might not know of without being experienced with the champion (such as the interaction between Gragas using Body Slam into Flash).

    What about the rest of you?
    Do you like embedded videos?
    In-depth math on why build choices are what they are?
    Do you just look at Ability Order and Item list?
    How much humor should a guide contain?
    How much stock do you place on the guide being visually appealing?

    Should a guide be the first thing someone looks at before playing a champion, or a way for someone to improve after trying out a champion and learning they like them?
  • Answers (5)

    Vapora Dark (624) | January 30, 2018 12:53pm
    Honestly? Cheat sheet. I have videos on many of my guides that only get 1-4% of the views that the guide itself does, indicating that very few people that click on a guide actually read it as opposed to use it just look at the cheat sheet. So you gotta make sure that the cheat sheet is top notch, especially since it's also the easiest part of the guide to nail since you can just copy what pros are doing.
    Latest Legend (149) | January 30, 2018 4:30pm
    +1, I usually won't read a single letter of a guide if the cheat sheet doesn't look good. If you can't even build your champ properly, why should I believe you can play it?
    Ronyk (21) | January 31, 2018 5:23am
    Thank you everybody for the feedback! And Vapora Dark... I can't speak for anybody else, but I generally read guides during downtime at work; I don't click any videos because I wouldn't be able to listen to them anyways.

    Again, thank you everybody for your thoughts and advice!
    Vapora Dark (624) | January 31, 2018 5:29am
    My videos are usually just spell rotations, like showcasing Zoe's combos for example. You could easily listen to them without sound, so that wouldn't affect why they get so little views.
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    Biperspectival (6) | January 30, 2018 12:22pm
    I'd say writing clarity and formatting.

    If your guide is full of misspellings, random coloring, and poor formatting, no matter how good your guide is, no one's going to read it.

    Content wise though, I'd say it's comboes and unique ability interactions.
    Sunndae (4) | February 6, 2018 9:52am
    To me it's mechanics or tips and tricks. Stuff like itemization or runes, the general build, I can figure out myself. If I want to be good at a champ, however, I want to know the ins and outs to make me play that champ better with the use of his or her specific set.
    Prate_k (24) | January 30, 2018 2:21am
    I'd say that the choice and explanation of the runes and items and why it was picked over others provides the most useful information on any specific champion. A jungle guide would require more than one important sections, such as ganking and warding. Understanding why they picked what they picked can help you make your own decisions (guide you) in selecting runes and items, because every single game is different. Other than that, tips and tricks you can pickup easily from watching videos (great if it is included in the guide - something to look out for too).
    Dzopilant (55) | January 29, 2018 5:06pm
    I would say clarity and exactitude as the main pillars of a good guide.

    Then any kind of "not that well known" information showing in-depth knowledge of the champion is a huge bonus.

    For everything else I would say it is very different depending of the reader.
    A player will not read a guide the same way another guide author will do.
    Someone looking for a chill easy build will look for nice looking funny guides whereas someone struggling to climb the ladder to diamond will look for in depth pro guides.

    The real beauty is to have lots of different guides with different builds, playstyles and design so any kind of reader / player / author can find what he really enjoy the most.

    Just my feelings of course ^^
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