Okita wrote:The second is important towards leveling up. You always need more money faster. Besides the fact that money is useful I'm pretty sure level is tied to amount of money collected. So collect all the money you can.
Yeah, getting money is literally the same as getting experience regardless of where it comes from. Every dollar earned is one XP.
broken_escalator wrote:Ahh, okay. Thanks for the advice! I still get wrecked as any class except support, which was my favorite from MNC, so all tips are apprecited.
The general advice which is always given to newbies: kill bots, don't die. Killing bots gives you money. Killing bots without dying gives you even more
money because you get streak bonuses. Dying gives your enemies free money from killing you, and if they kill you a lot without dying, they
get streak bonuses. Plus every second you wait to respawn (or to walk back from spawn) is a second you're not earning money. So it's much more important to avoid dying than to get kills. Try not to overextend, and don't be ashamed to run away if you're in trouble - even as a more offensive class you generally want to stick near your team unless you're sure you're safe, especially when you're a beginner.
If you damage a bot and someone else kills it within five seconds, you still get full money for the bot dying. So try to poke bots just before they die if you can. You also get cash for healing people as Support or Combat Girl so go ahead and do that lots. Just remember to throw Airstrike on bot waves as well, and try to set up your firebase where it can hit bots in at least one lane.
Don't get overly fixated on killing enemy pros. It's a common problem with people who have come from shooters and haven't played a MOBA before - they think the game is 1v1 Arena Deathmatch and just run in and die horribly. Or they focus entirely on killing enemy players and don't farm bots, and end up massively underleveled as a result. Probably not a problem you have if you're used to playing Support, but worth mentioning anyway.
Since you've come from MNC, remember that SMNC is a different game, not MNC 1.5. In general SMNC is more like DOTA than its predecessor, with a greater focus on working as a team to push the lanes. Also a lot of abilities have changed, so make sure you read up on what everything does. Assassin's cloak does not make you invisible to players, for instance.
If you like Support you might want to try out Combat Girl, who is similar to Support in a lot of ways but can be played more aggressively.
There are a bunch of guides as well as videos and such on the Uber forums
, including pro-specific guides, if you're interested in more detailed information.