Thanks to PanzerFaust for compiling all this! (Sorry I had to start a new thread, but it needed a better title)
Since there are a lot of threads about camera views/playing with the locked camera and people were not finding the original thread I posted in I'm going to try to keep discussion focused in one new thread. My replies from another thread have been all put together here, please continue discussion here so people can get an idea of what's been talked about before and we don't rehash things continuously.
Thanks for taking the time to post, we do read almost everything in this forum even if we don't have time to respond. Please try to keep discussion constructive, I promise you we're not ignoring feature requests for locked camera players because we have a secret hatred for you.
IMO, the best way to get more people to use an unlocked camera, is allowing players to zoom out more, 25-50% more. The problem for me is mostly using skill shots with a long aiming arrow/range.
When playing unlocked during play, if I'm moving away from an enemy champion, but wish to aim/use a long skill shot the opposite way my champ is moving, if I accidently get 1 pixel too close to the screen edge with my cursor while aiming, I'm borked. (lux is a good example I find). I lose my champion from the screen, and my camera view is thrown way off.
Scroll out more. Really it's my only complaint with the game, because it seems so easy to remedy. My guess is the most zoomed out view would be the new "normal" and would make the game look less nice in screenshots/video and detract from the cool looking champs and skins, and your marketing department doesn't want the game to look less pretty.
Couldn't read all your replies, but my opinion on locked v unlocked is just a matter of someone's playstyle. Sure, it may hinder some champions, but unless they're in extremely high elo (which if they are I would wonder why they are still locking their camera) they will be so used to the locked camera restrictions and compensate for it in their playstyle.
I LOVE that there's a hotkey for locking the camera on yourself that isn't a toggle though, it allows for playstyles like mine where I usually will hold down space but if I need to move the camera I can very easily.
I myself wish i would have never started playing with it locked, now i find myself unable to play what so ever with it unlocked.Not sure why it just feels so odd with it unlocked, and i just can't play the same.
Maybe if it was zoom'd out more it would help alot but i don't know for sure.
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