Spectator Mode Feedback

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Heanthor

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05-01-2012

Bug: Only in spectator mode, my mouse will slide onto my second monitor as opposed to staying locked in window, like normal. I tested this in a custom game and it only is happening in spectator mode.


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FrankyCentaur

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05-01-2012

It's a little laggy for me, that's about it.


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Silent Reaper

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05-01-2012

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Originally Posted by Rayven View Post
Hi all. With the wide release of Spectator Mode, many of you will be spectating for the first time.

We'd love to hear your feedback as you dive into the feature and watch LoL matches.

Feel free to discuss or suggest anything Spectator related, but here are some areas you might consider for feedback:

General
  • Let us know if interactions or functionality did not work as you expected.
I like the interface though I wish that most of them were toggle-able sizes.
I think if you had like a "scroll bar size" in the options menu would be great because it's sometimes hard to click on a champion and find out how much AD they have, AS, AP, Crit Chance, etc.


Directed Camera
  • Does it show you what you want to see during a match
Sometimes, but alot of times it focuses too much on the tanks that aren't doing alot and not enough on the Ap, Carries, AD carries surviving with 10hp and other things as such. I think the camera should prioritize things like, if an ult is used such as a Janna ult, then the camera immediately and automatically focuses on the janna using the ult blowing people away.

  • How do you feel about the camera motion/movement?
It's pretty smooth most of the time.

  • Have you switched from Directed to Manual camera control? Thoughts about the process?
Seems like a neat idea, though I think it would be nice if there were 3 options
Manual Camera - Full Control of Camera

Semi-Manual Camera - Full Control of Camera but after 5 seconds of doing nothing automatically directs the camera to action.

Direct Camera - Gives Direct Camera and is "hard locked" so that when scrolling to the sides nothing happens.


Make it so that when pressing the "D" key it just toggles through each mode separately.



Featured Games (on the landing page)
  • How do you feel about the selection of games?
Pretty good!

  • Thoughts about the process of choosing and getting into a game?
It's nice though sometimes it would be nice if it would tell us if one of our friends is featured!
Ex: In the buddy list a person with a Red/Blue Striped Name would be an indication that he is a featured player! (Make it so that it also includes in the featured game channel that your friends are being featured and to come watch him!)



Drop-In (off your Friend List)
  • Thoughts about the process of getting into a game?
Very nice, though it would be cool if when a friend joins (only your friends) that it gives you a mini message in the chat box (that disappears) that says your friend ____ has come to spectate the game.


Spectator HUD
  • Thoughts about the information displayed? Too much? Info missing?
The info is good, but the icons on spells, AD, Ap, CD's need to be a bit bigger to make it easier to see at times.
Also, add a mini "Number Countdown Timer" Icon ontop of each monster camp that gives the Respawn Time. The numbers for baron and dragon being included in the HuD aswell.

  • Thoughts about using Timeshift Controls?
Pretty smooth, would be nice if there was a rewind button though.


BUGS!
  • Please be as specific as possible
Cannot use chat. It's very cumbersome. I have to type /whisper or /reply everytime I want to talk to someone and for some reason, I can send messages but I can't get any.


Thanks and get Spectating!
One last thing, can you please put a function that is Ctrl + P that lets us know the amount of spectators watching and the amount of friends watching? (Possibly with the names too?)
Something similar to Ctrl + F for ping that is toggle able but to see spectators...


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Cement Truck

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05-01-2012

Suggestion: remove summoner names from everyone besides the summoner you are spectating. It just seems like an issue of courtesy to those people in game who don't know they're being watched and perhaps ridiculed by a large group of friends of one other person in the game. idk if this is even relevant though, but I wouldn't mind just seeing "Cho'Gath" "Sona" etc. instead of needing to see all the other summoner names.


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Vriská

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05-01-2012

i can't get it to work at all, every time i try to spectate a game, it takes me to the loading screen, finishes loading.... and stays there. it never brings me into the game. every single time i've tried....


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Yordles Rule

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05-01-2012

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Originally Posted by Yegg View Post
Did you click the eyeball in the lower left and enable the Chat option? The chat window is currently disabled by default in spectator mode.
OMG Thank You! I could not figure this out. heard the chat sounds, couldn't figure out how to view it. I love spectator mode, the camera moves great except one small thing i'd change.

When you are following someone in particular, sometimes you move the screen a little bit to see things around him. when you do this instead of going back to following your char in 5 seconds, it goes to the directed camera mode zooming your camera across the map. It's already easy enough to get to this mode by pressing esc or d (it also goes into directed camera automatically if the champ you are following dies which is very smart). It would be more logical for the camera to go back to the person you were following after 5 sec if you accidentally move the camera a little bit.

One other thing I'd like to see is 2 simple buttons, like shift+ and shift- to skip the video forward and backwards 5 seconds respectively (I know backspace moves time back 15 sec).

That said, I love how the time controls are organized! 0, -, +, backspace, and p, being right there is very convenient. The directed camera works great and staying in action you are currently viewing by holding down the mouse works great too. I'm very impressed with it. Like I said the only camera thing i'd change is the follow champ thing i mentioned earlier.


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Whambamkablaam

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05-01-2012

It's cool or whatever, but I'd like to be able to watch random ranked games from a variety of elo's. I think it would be fantastic if it notified you while in game if you game went on spectate mode.

A crowd is always welcome.


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Carmina Gadelica

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05-01-2012

I thought it was kind of weird that when I went to spectate on my friend's match, since he was purple team, his name didn't show up. I mean, what's the point of blanking out any of the names at champ select? (Especially of the team I know someone on?)


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BlackSpicedRum

Senior Member

05-01-2012

I would like to be able to type while watching something, at least to my friends list. I dont like that if im spectating a match, i cant see when my friends are online so that i know to get out of said match.

edit: apparently there is a chat button that is off by default. DERP DERP DERP


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PrincessMorbucks

Junior Member

05-01-2012

Would really like to see champ select in featured games. Every game I see on the list is between 5-15 minutes in. Sure, I can go back in the timeline, but I'd much rather join a game that's just staerting.