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Post by Eorl @ 01:28pm 05/03/13 | 11 Comments
Last week we saw the announcement of a Sydney-based Riot office, the developer behind the quite successful free-to-play MOBA title League of Legends, and with it many rumours of what could come out of the new opening. Over the weekend however, Oceanic country manager MasterMirkinen has confirmed through an official forum post one of the bigger rumours, local servers.

While nothing more than a "we will release servers there" was given, it does confirm that the Sydney-based office wasn't just opened for local eSports and community management. MasterMirkinen confirmed that the local servers won't be opening any time soon however when asked by a forum poster if they would be released by this month, with the Oceanic country manager stating "this is not true unfortunately. We are hiring now so it's going to take longer than that to be ready."

Either way this is great news for local players, as many can find some of the more skillful champions that rely on quick reflexes impossible to play due to the latency issues. Previously we saw Valve's DOTA 2 open up Australian servers so hopefully we'll see League of Legends servers sooner rather than later.












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CHUKLAE
Posted 04:22pm 05/3/13
Really happy about this, playing against champs more so with skill shots, like lee sin, blitzcrank and ahri becomes a lot more possible to dodge.
Conan
Posted 04:51pm 05/3/13
I normally get pings around 190-220, it's usually not too much of an issue playing Gangplank and Nautilus, but playing Ziggs can be a bitch against an agile champ when your ping sucks. However being on the NA server means that I only have to wait 30-60 secs for a game(about double that for dominion) at any time. How long would you have to wait for a game at 2am on an Oceania server I wonder?
glynd
Posted 05:18pm 05/3/13
Good stuff but can't really see myself playing it anymore unless a mate wants to play. Enjoying DOTA 2 far more..although i really have to learn more heroes. generally keep to lich haha.
Eorl
Posted 05:36pm 05/3/13
Conan, I'm hoping that they are somehow going to implement both the NA pool and the Oceanic pool to ensure a wider range of matching is given to the players. This would stop any long queues and would also gives us the ping we deserve.
Conan
Posted 06:07pm 05/3/13
Yeah maybe, but I think we would be pretty lucky for them to go to that much trouble for a comparitively tiny user base. What I would like is the option to use my 1 account to join whichever server I like, so if there's nobody on Oceania I can just logout then login to NA.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 11:43pm 05/3/13
Doesnt HoN have aus servers? How could little old HoN beat the massive LoL in getting aus servers?

Its made a tonne of difference for DOTA2 IMO but i couldnt see myself switching to LoL and getting pwned and flamed as i learnt the game.
Lithium
Posted 01:14am 06/3/13
I have been meaning to give LoL a go particularly since the vast majority of my game time is spent on dota/dota 2 and previously hon. These aus servers do look like an incentive to finally try it out.
WirlWind
Posted 03:39am 06/3/13
*joygasm*

I had been hoping for a while and bam.

This might be the thing that gets me back in the game.
Hogfather
Posted 01:22pm 21/5/13
I normally get pings around 190-220, it's usually not too much of an issue playing Gangplank and Nautilus, but playing Ziggs can be a bitch against an agile champ when your ping sucks. However being on the NA server means that I only have to wait 30-60 secs for a game(about double that for dominion) at any time. How long would you have to wait for a game at 2am on an Oceania server I wonder?

Dunno, but isn't LoL huge and dota tiny by comparison? Shouldn't be a big deal if so, because I can get a game of dots within a few minutes day or night using AU server exclusively.
carson
Posted 01:37pm 21/5/13
I have been meaning to give LoL a go particularly since the vast majority of my game time is spent on dota/dota 2 and previously hon. These aus servers do look like an incentive to finally try it out.

Honestly, going from Dota2 to lol is like going from a really delicious food that is awesome to a shitty meat pie that's been sitting at the back of the oven for about 3 months. A lot of the awesome mechanics that make dota such an indepth game are lacking from lol.

Dunno, but isn't LoL huge and dota tiny by comparison? Shouldn't be a big deal if so, because I can get a game of dots within a few minutes day or night using AU server exclusively.

It's supposed to be bigger, but the AU community on Dota is quite big now and there are generally people playing at all hours. I haven't had a problem finding a game. There are a few communities, dotaishard is one I belong too and they are pretty chill.
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