Originally Posted by boourns
I encourage you to read Zileas's post that I linked earlier. The zoom level was a deliberate game design decision that they spent a lot of time on early in the development of the game. That thread closed itself because the original poster was downvoted by other people in the community.
I can't speak for the game designers, but, *for me*, map awareness in the form of the minimap, moving the camera to look around me and at other lanes, warding, etc. *is* a critical part of gameplay. It is a skill that requires work to develop and I am regularly punished with unseen ganks or lost team fights when I make mistakes.
I've already read Zileas's post. I've been reading through 3 of these threads over the past couple days and the discussion doesn't seem to be moving forward. Both sides keep insisting they're right.
Look, clearly there are a lot of players who disagree with you and Zileas. If these threads are any reflection of public opinion, it could even be said that most
people think increased zoom would be an improvement for the game. I think one of the Riot posters even said themselves that people who post on the forums tend to know more about the game than people who don't because they care enough to read about it.
Do you think it would be possible to let the players try it for themselves, like on a public test realm or something? Maybe 1 or 2 clicks further to begin with. I really think that's all it would take.