||03-01-2013 11:37 PM
@Riot, Vs. bot Purple side
A subject done to death: "Vision is better on blue side!"
Yes, obviously it is. And yes, this doesn't stop good players who know how to play with unlocked camera from dominating on purple side, and in fact having a possible advantage for late game baron control.
There is no simple solution, even allowing players to mod so that their bars were on the top of the screen and allow better locked camera 'moving downward' visibility would still bug people who were now angry that the only solution messed with their usual UI.
But there is a simple step in the right direction that could help things out. Riot, please make it so that there is a 50/50 chance that in any Vs AI match that the players will be on purple side.
Most players first getting into the game learn vs the bots. Other players such as myself are casual players who some days only play a one vs bot game to grab some first win IP. This simple change would make it so that people stop thinking of blue so much as the 'usual' side and purple being the 'different' viewpoint. Fresh 30s trying their first ranked match won't be thrown for a loop seeing things from a different vantage point. It is a simple change that would result in a lot less problems.
tl;dr: Making it so that players vs bots had the same 50% chance to play on purple side would mean more of the new players, and casual players who norm against bots would be slightly less 'noob' when beginning pvp by having them already used to playing from two different vantage points.
Edit: If you like the idea, please comment. Keep seeing this thread upvoted a bit, and then buried. I'd love it to stay bumped and possibly get some Riot response.