get this through your skull.
Fucking this. It actually drives me nuts when people go for turrets instead of dragon after an early game kill.
There’s more to it than gold. I’d almost always prefer a tower to dragon unless you’re in a situation where you’d prefer to keep the other team’s tower up for the sake of denying them. The map presence it gives you can be a huge advantage… like, each turret you push gives you more presence within the other team’s jungle (which forces the other team to invest more gold in wards if they don’t want their jungle stolen/to be ganked in their own jungle when they try to farm). The way I look at it is, each turret pushed allows a team to “control” more of the map if they actually make an effort to do so… and more map control = more potential gold for your team. That more than makes up for the 40g/person you “gave up” by taking a tower instead of dragon.
…Not to mention that more map presence means it’s easier to get dragon/baron in the future. Not saying towers are always better, but in my opinion it’s usually more beneficial to push a tower or two than to get dragon, even early game.
There’s a lot of different factors when determining whether to push a tower or take dragon, but usually dragon will win because dragon respawns, gives more gold plus rewards experience to those who help take it. Where as the tower will still be there later for you to take. And if you have gold and experience advantages over your opponent thanks to dragon, it only makes it that much easier to take the tower.
Then again, if you just won a team fight in top lane or if your middle/bot lane is losing terribly, it would definitely be more beneficial to push down the tower so that you can start gaining map dominance, not to mention by the time it takes you to get from top to dragon they could have respawned and rushed to dragon to delay you from getting it/getting a lucky steal. It also depends on who you want to be freely roaming the map to gank lanes or be a surprise in the jungle. But then you have to consider how long your laning phase has been and whether or not that lane has received enough farm to actually be in a position to gank.
Too many factors to this, like I said. But ultimately the respawning gold + exp would be better than just the gold.
Look what I found while cleaning up…. 8)
3 PAX Jax | 2 Riot Singed | 3 K-9 Nasus | 14 PAX Sivir (lol)
*I think they’re only good for the US Servers
Now, I have all of these skins already so clearly don’t have any use for the rest of them…so it’s giveaway time!
Here are a few options on how to enter!
1. Like my Facebook page!
2. Like and/or reblog this post (one like and one reblog count as two entries; multiple reblogs do not count)
3. Place an order for any League related items at my store (only orders placed during the giveaway’s duration will count toward this).
A PAX Jax and K-9 Nasus will be given to one lucky person for each option. Riot Singed will go to one for Facebook and one for the store. PAX Sivirs will be divided as “equally” as possible among all three options!
Please be sure to have your ask box enabled so I can send you your code via Tumblr for reblogs/likes! I’ll message Facebook winners and e-mail those with store orders. :) Good luck!
I will be messaging winners on Monday, August 6th.
I’m going to start using this blog more. I updated my About Me section as well as some other random things, but the blog title will always stay melonplayslol.
If you’d like to play with me some time, feel free to add me @ melondius.
But can he see why kids love cinnamon toast crunch?