Originally Posted by boourns
Neat idea, I think we could do something more precise than what they do. I definitely agree that making it easier to do things like call MIA or on my way somewhere, etc would be good.
Lots of people have asked for an MIA ping (in fact, I wanted to do this when we were making Dominion and also creating the retreat ping). We would probably do something along these lines that would allow more precise messaging.
If you want to know my ideal system, it would be this. Have the ping for MIAs as an extra wake up call (and have MIA ping automatically type MIA into the chat), but you could also automate it to a great extent. On the right side of the screen, put up champion icons that match your team's icons on the left, just like you'd get with spectator mode. Make the icon disappear entirely when the champion is in your team's site, but once your team has lost site of a champion, have their icon fade into existence over the course of 5 seconds. A quick glance at the side bar would give you a quick and dirty of the MIA situation as you consider diving or what have you.