QUOTE FROM RIOT:
Originally Posted by Xypherous
We tried [cursor cast] in internal playtests. The problem is that you need to scroll your window *and* control her direction over 1.5 seconds. Intuitively, it makes sense to make it only cursor cast but since Riven's Q can potentially go really far, you'd find yourself flinging yourself in odd ways.
Surprisingly, through Riven's design, I've actually realized that if you just made Pounce cursor cast, no one would actually be able to play Nidalee all that well because you would lose track of her all the time.
- This blows my mind how one-sided how Riot can be when creating champions. Just because it is easier for YOU, does not mean it is easier for OTHERS!! >.< On paper, the intuitive design makes sense, but why not allow for there to be a player-directed choice?! Allow for smart-cast settings (ON & OFF) for these skills that are initially set-up for smart-casting. Regardless if you feel it would be easier for the team at riot, allow for players to make the choice that allows gameplay mechanics to flow seamlessly for ALL players. ^_^