Hey, look, another MOBA. At least this one’s got something resembling a plan to attract players.

Kixeye’s Tome: Immortal Arena bills itself as an “action-first brawler” that “has been strategically designed to make the MOBA genre fun and exciting, while eliminating unintuitive elements.” Those “unintuitive elements” include last-hitting, returning to base, and complex item crafting, while the matches themselves are expected to be in the 10-20 minute range.

In other words, it looks like Tome is trying to go for the more “casual MOBA” crowd, which isn’t a bad strategy. That’s basically how Heroes of the Storm is being viewed, and Blizzard generally knows what it’s doing. In addition to the usual promises, like hard-hitting action and a faster pace, Kixeye also says there’s a “genre-expanding 7×7 map” in the works.

Tome: Immortal Arena heads to Steam on Nov. 21.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Zerox on November 2, 2014

    People play LoL, Dota2 and Smite because these games have competitive scenes and big tournaments. People want to progress and become pro players. You can create whatever MOBA you want, without competitive scene and big tournaments don’t hope you’ll even come close to LoL and Dota2. Your MOBA can be the best MOBA of all MOBA’s, but without making it e-sports game don’t even hope you’ll do good, it’s simple as that.

  2. Aldys on November 2, 2014

    Still the best MOBA is Bloodline Champions. Nothing will beat it as a game.

  3. WOFAT on November 1, 2014

    its not exactly as MOBA CLONES or even WOW CLONES to be exact, its just MOBA, the reason why people keep making mobas is because people dont usually have the time to play an MMORPG and level grind it all the way to max to enjoy the game, they want a fast paced game in which its derived from skill and teamplay, rather than items that you farm for weeks and weeks then imrpoving it to max before enjoying the game, so stop it with the MOBA COPY LOL COPY WOW COPY shit and just shut up and enjoy the game.

    • Razer on November 2, 2014

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  4. vans on October 31, 2014

    God, im tired of mobas already. It reminds me of the days were developers released wow clones, now we are in the era of league/dota clones.

  5. ZhaoYun on October 31, 2014

    interesting well it seems “different”i may give it a try and check it out hopefuly i wont get dissapointed

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