Ep 37 – MOBA Genre Study

Welcome to The Heroes Tavern. Grab a beer, pull up a chair and settle in for some game banter and laughs.

Pick your Hero and ready up because this week the boys take a deep dive into the genre that is MOBA. From League of Legends to the Godly Smite, we’ve got you covered.

With @HitThatRowdyy, @SpazRus and @TheBSMuffin. We are @HeroesTavernpod on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can email us at HeroesTavernPod@gmail.com

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Time Stamps

  • 0:00:00 Intro and Hello
  • 0:03:33 What is this episode?
  • 0:05:25 It’s a genre study!
  • 0:06:27 Now for the news…guys..anyone?
  • 0:07:02 News – Switch Hack and online service
  • 0:09:24 Josh’s first VB
  • 0:12:24 What’s a MOBA, this history of the genre
  • 0:25:26 MOBA term creation
  • 0:28:34 Notable titles and spin-offs
  • 0:31:00 How WE define MOBAs
  • 0:33:20 Entry into PC gaming, learning stats and controls
  • 0:36:29 Multi-body heroes
  • 0:39:33 DOTA v League, the differences
  • 0:41:51 Tall Poppy Syndrome and toxicity
  • 0:43:58 Meta and conventions
  • 0:52:32 Overwatch?
  • 0:53:36 HotS bias
  • 0:55:46 Mobile MOBAs
  • 1:01:58 Aussie eSports scene
  • 1:08:10 Nick tells us what he really thinks
  • 1:09:13 Wrap up and goodbye