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  • Option to rotate minimap 45 degrees

    This will seem like a really strange request to most people, because it's something that won't bother most people, but hear me out...

    When giving directions, I get left and right mixed up, unless I spend about half a second thinking about it. I'm told it's because I'm dyslexic.

    Unfortunately, in dota there isn't always time to think, and so I often give the wrong directions.

    You're probably wondering, when do I need to give directions in dota?
    Answer: Half the time I talk about top lane or bottom lane. You might not have considered it but these areas of the minimap are analogous to left and right. Perhaps it would even be fair to call them left lane and right lane. I think this is the reason I mix them up, since it seems to happen most when looking at those parts of the minimap.



    Often when trying to tell teammates that we need to defend top tower as radiant, I tell them to defend bot... In a game where communication is so important can be a cause for confusion.

    I think it would really help me, my teammates, and perhaps a small group of others, if there was a console command or menu option to rotate it.
    Why? Because on the minimap top lane would always be 'above' bottom lane.



    Although this could take some time to get used to, It would stop my teammates headaches caused by my misinformation.

    I imagine, that the main issue with adding this functionally would be how it would affect the visuals of UI especially with regard to custom HUDs. Trying to make it appear visually pleasing with the already published custom HUDs could be a lot of work, and for this reason I don't think it should be an option in the menu.
    However, If it was console command, that was tucked away just for a few odd people like myself ;P Valve wouldn't have to justify the visuals looking bad, less work would have to be done and players who needed it would have it.


    TLDR: I get confused when saying top lane and bottom lane, I think this would help, please put an option in the console.

    Thank you for your time.
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  • #2
    The rotation of the map, matches the angle of the ingame camera.

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    • #3
      top lane is called like that because you are on the top of the map.

      bot lane is called like that because you are on the bot of the map. i dont see any confusion with this...

      that new map you suggested gives me headaches just by watching it.

      id say -1

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wachon1992 View Post
        top lane is called like that because you are on the top of the map.

        bot lane is called like that because you are on the bot of the map. i dont see any confusion with this...

        that new map you suggested gives me headaches just by watching it.

        id say -1
        What he's trying to explain is that he normally rotates his head >45 degrees to the right which results in the right/bot lane appearing to be 'top' lane. If instead of his head rotating, the map itself rotates 45 degrees to the right, he'll get radiant on the left and dire on the right. And top lane will really be top lane, and bot lane will really be the bottom lane.

        I don't know why he rotates his head along the way for mid lane to cut down the middle of the map vertically instead of the river.
        Last edited by hoveringmover; 10-05-2013, 10:34 PM.
        I will mercilessly add to my ignore list anyone that makes an incredibly annoying signature.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hoveringmover View Post
          What he's trying to explain is that he normally rotates his head >45 degrees to the right which results in the right/bot lane appearing to be 'top' lane. If instead of his head rotating, the map itself rotates 45 degrees to the right, he'll get radiant on the left and dire on the right. And top lane will really be top lane, and bot lane will really be the bottom lane.

          I don't know why he rotates his head along the way for mid lane to cut down the middle of the map vertically instead of the river.
          well i find that to be a personal problem since you can clearly see herewhy they are called TOP lane and BOT lane.
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          • #6
            Would not mind this as an setting, so people that acually do need this can use it, but for me this just makes it confusing.

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            • #7
              Seems like a reasonable request if it's optional. Although I can't imagine this being a huge priority.

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