Let’s just get the simple things out of the way; school is boring, and League of Legends is fun! But the problem is you have to attend the school, which takes almost all of the day away from you. And then there’s very little time to play at all.
So how can you play League during school? It’s not simply a matter of downloading the game on a computer and logging in. Since you can’t pause an online 5v5, you need to be careful about when and where you are going to play. You have to be tactical about it. With careful planning, you can learn how to play League of Legends at school.
Number One: Locate Venue
Every half-decent school needs to have some computers together. The first order of business in hatching your plan to play League of Legends at school is to find out the venue where you can play. A computer with a stable internet connection, a smoothly functioning mouse is the bare minimum requirements.
To be on the safe side, you also want to make sure the computer has the minimum system requirements to run League of Legends without a drop in the FPS. Although most computers today can run League of Legends as the game is not very demanding in terms of hardware, schools tend not to have the latest hardware.
Depending on how many players you have willing to play with you, you may have to locate more than one such computer. Once you know the location, finalize the venue and think about when to play.
When to Play?
With the venue finalized, it’s time to decide the timing, i.e., when to play. You need to cross-check two timetables for this—your timetable of classes and labs and the venue itself where the computers are to play.
Once you have both timetables in front of you, you can find common ground and see when both you and the gaming computer are free at the same time. It might be possible that you have to bunk or “re-locate” some of your classes within your schedule to have a perfect match with the venue’s schedule where the gaming computer is.
Have an Inside Man
Once you have that noted down, ideally, you need to keep at least one person administering the lab on your side. This is not just to help with any technical issue in the lab, for getting better equipment, and so on, but also to keep an eye on intruders during the game.
Remember, you need at least 45 minutes to start, play a game, and close the system. A man on the inside, as it were, is the safest way to ensure uninterrupted gameplay.
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What if you Get Caught?
Although you should take fool-proof measures to ensure this doesn’t happen, there’s always the chance that you are caught playing the game in school. The inside man you have is there to protect you from getting caught. What if someone screams “Noob Feeder!” during the game, and you get caught playing League of Legends at school? What to do then?
There are two things you can do. First, make some lame excuse about how you aren’t actually playing a game but just testing the computer hardware and internet connectivity for some other purpose. The second option, which is a lot cooler, is to use the opportunity to lay the foundation of a cyber-gaming club at the school. Believe me, this has been tried and tested, and such clubs have been established at the college level.
So why not at school?