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-   -   Camera zoom out is insufficient. Let me zoom out more? Reasoning included. (http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2014900)

Sedgitize 04-12-2012 12:16 PM

Camera zoom out is insufficient. Let me zoom out more? Reasoning included.
I would like to make a suggestion.

I have found that it is difficult to play champions with large spell ranges from the purple side, because my spell range is further away from my champion than I can see when fully zoomed out, on auto-lock camera that is. It is not much of a problem if you're on the blue team due to the camera angle and HUD, but on purple it makes using champs like Brand, Xerath, Lux, and Caitlyn more difficult. As such, it also makes it more difficult to lane against champs with large ranges when you can't see them.

As of now the only way to fix this is to unlock your camera, which although one can get used to that, it is still more difficult when not on auto-lock because you have to control your camera and your champion as opposed to just the champion. This isn't as bad if you have an expensive gaming mouse, but most people do not. As minute as this is, I believe that it still puts blue at a slight advantage. Unlocking the camera to improve one's vision in one direction also seriously inhibits one's vision in another direction; making one more susceptible ganks and the like, whether or not that is an intentional trade-off for the large spell ranges, I do not know.

My suggestion to fix this, is simply to allow us to zoom out our cameras a little bit more... just so we can actually see the full range of our abilities at least...

TL;DR: Please allow us to zoom out our cameras more in a future patch?

I've found that this opinion is shared with everyone I've shared it with in game. Is that the consensus on the forums too?

Lanra 04-12-2012 02:01 PM

Started playing on Monday, and just had my first experience of playing on purple side. I have to agree 100% with this. I was hoping to find a fix to this issue, but guessing there are none based on what I'm seeing =(

so wtb more zoom out.

Sedgitize 04-12-2012 05:19 PM

Here are some other threads I found that would be helped by simply letting us zoom out more.

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1716572 Same idea... oops.
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1239123 This is another viable option!
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=1052052 This is another viable option, but I think that allowing greater zoom would give optimal results.

Dryeck 05-10-2012 04:58 PM


Spartan Souldier 05-11-2012 10:36 AM

it would make sneak attacks a bit harder to do, but im ok with that. it just means they will have to plan their ambushes better rather than just taking advantage of lack of vision. it would also make getting away easier since you can click further away instead of constantly having to scroll and click as well as perform actions at the same time. zoom should be infinite and up to the user to decide how much or how little they want to see. if the zoom out were capped just outside the limits of the map that would be good. an overview of the entire playing field would be nice especially when you're dead so. you have something to watch while waiting an hour to respawn.

alaskaneagle 05-11-2012 05:06 PM


they aren't saying push out the fog. just the view so purple side isn't at as much of a disadvantage

Hell just make it so purple can zoom out a tick or two

Goddess Din 05-11-2012 05:10 PM

I remember reading somewhere that they don't want to increase zoom because they don't want players with faster computers or higher resolution monitors to have any advantage in-game.

If you could zoom out all the way and see everything people with faster computers would have an advantage because there's a good chance slower computers wouldn't be able to handle it (seeing as some games I'm in some people's PCs take literally 5-8 minutes to load the game... how they play I have no idea...).

Being able to zoom out all the way or even a bit more though would definitely be nice and I'd love for it to be possible somehow without giving an advantage to faster PCs. It would be a good deal of work to program this but they could make it so when you're zoomed out far people and minions become icons instead of 3d models and spell effects turn into dots, lines, and circles...

Not the best solution at all, but I don't think there's really all that much that could be done sadly :(

FizzÂș 05-16-2012 12:12 AM


Aurionin 05-16-2012 08:23 AM

The need to zoom out more is negated by:

1. Looking at your minimap.

2. Learning to play with unlocked camera.

x SEM x 05-16-2012 11:33 AM

I don't think Zooming out is affected by better computers. You can still keep the same screen resolution the same. I could still be locked at 1400x900, and when I zoom out it gets smaller and less detailed.

So that would just be a cop-out, fake excuse for not putting the work into fixing this issue. So if EVERYONE is allowed to zoom out a little bit more, EVERYONE would be happier... good pc or bad...all happier.

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