Originally Posted by Yegg
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.