Originally Posted by InertBlowfish
I know I'm going to get downvoted for this, but I like the new jungle.
I like having to make a conscious decision between farming and ganking.
I like no faceroll red then level 2 ganks, even though it's still possible.
And I hate to say it, but if you guys can't gank because "we have no damaging items at level 2 because of machete," then you're doing something wrong.
Because we have an extra 25 speed without boots, and you had no extra damage in season 2 when you started with boots and three pots.
In saying that, I can understand where ya'll are coming from - extra gold would still be nice.
So I'm not going to disagree with a buff like, "+5 gold on neutral monster kills" - Machete.
Back in season 2 junglers would start boots 3 a lot if they wanted to gank early. That would put them at the same speed as the target. Now, they are 25 speed slower.
Level 2/3 ganks are completely possible, I've seen and done a few. The problem is that junglers are still underfarmed, even more so now that lane gold is buffed, and buying machete and its upgrades is a further gold sink that delays core items.