Staying in a lane
I'm terrible at laning alone; can I go bot with Mike?
|Lane||MOBA map path|
|LOL||League of Legends|
|MOBA||Multiplayer online battle arena|
|Carry||MOBA player role|
|Farming||Earning experience and items|
|DOTA||Defense of the Ancients|
In MOBAs, laning means to be assigned to a lane. For example, your teammates in League of Legends (LoL) or DOTA2 may tell you "you're laning bot." This means you're assigned to the game map's bottom lane.
When laning, your primary goals are to ensure your lane's towers don't fall, to kill as many creeps as you can, and to prevent opposing champions from killing creeps or pushing your lane. Typically, at some point during a match, your team will ask you to switch from laning solo (or, in some cases, as a duo) to joining a coordinated attack or defense in a single lane. This is often referred to as the "end of the laning phase."