Originally Posted by ImNotKarl
Ok, so I've been following a lot of the posts about TT2, and slowly they are dying out. I think everyone has accepted that Riot isn't bringing the old map back and that's a sad conclusion. What I am seeing a lot of is people saying that the new map is good because the meta is expanded from the small TT pool before. I'm frustrated by this argument. Get into any SR game. At bot you're going to have, usually, Ez, Ashe, MF, or Cait, and a support, usually Blitz, Ali, Sona, Soraka, or Lulu. Mid you'll have a little more variety. Maybe Ahri, Oriana, Karthus, Anivia, Eve, every now and then Teemo or Cassiopia, and rarely a Malz or Kassadin. Top lane you'd have a bruiser, Irelia, Riven, Darius, maybe Teemo or Fiora, Sometimes Garen or Wu Kong. Jungle you'd see a pure tank or a bruiser. Shyv, Amumu, Malphite, Mundo, Olaf, Nunu, or Lee Sin. Deviations happen, but not often unless you're with a partner or full team that likes to fool around with the meta. And if you go into a solo queue and deviate, at least one person will rage and call you a troll.
In old TT a team could have a dedicated jungler, or not. I've seen AD Leona win games. I've won games as support Amumu bot, as AP Karma, as every variation of Teemo imaginable, and my teammates have won games as AD Taric, tank Annie, Heimerdinger, we've won as all supports, we've won as Voli, Poppy, Kayle, AP Pantheon... We could have fun with the meta, strategize and counter build, and still pull a win with champs like Kayle and Karma, that don't get a lot of play on other maps, and that have a hard time fitting into normal team comps on SR.
I play a little bit on the other maps from time to time, but none of them afford me the same finesse and strategy as TT1, and none of them were as open to playing with the meta for me. The people that spent a lot of time on TT1 would agree, as far as I've found. I'm extremely frustrated by the arguments being made against the old map by people who never took the time to learn the subtleties behind it.
I'm not saying the new map isn't worth it's weight. I'm just saying that as a consumer I'm upset that my money and my voice count for so little, and I'm upset as a player that my favorite game mode was turned into TT2 for reasons that aren't valid to the people that played the map.