Originally Posted by Arc of Triage
1. Turn down brightness on monitor.
2. Lower settings in-game
3. No Solution from me as of yet. (No clue what you mean)
4. Turn opaque chatbox on via the scrolly at the bottom of the chat box.
1. You obviously a:
don't know how LCD monitors work b:
didn't read my explanation of why that doesn't fix the problem. I can understand why most people think that the brightness setting on an LCD monitor would be equivalent to the game brightness but that is not the case. The issue is with the contrast of the map. Turning down the LCD brightness would simply make it even more difficult to see.
2. For a lot of players that doesn't work. Just as certain graphics cards have trouble with windowed mode and minimization (regardless of power) other cards have issues with the map. Even turning the settings down does not fix the problem.
3. I outlined examples for you. It is very difficult to see vital visual indicators associated with certain spells. I will list some more examples for you: Cho'gath's rupture before it pops, Lux's everything, Ahri's orb of deception and ult.
4. Making the chatbox opaque results in decreased sight. Many competitive players make their chat and hud as small as possible in order to maximize their vision of the map.
I would figure that the solution to this would be to make the map optional. This is, however, difficult as it would require riot to have a whole new type of queue selection. In my humble opinion the best option is to simply remove the winter map from normal and ranked games until some of the issues concerning it are addressed. I believe no matter what Riot does with it, they should leave it available to custom game players.