Originally Posted by Death Crave
Good that you win with wards, I have never seen a team spending 75g on a regular basis to keep mid warded win.
If you like them use them, my problem is with people insisting I should buy them for them. I play just as well without them so why cant others learn to not rely on them?
Also your statement that they make it easy to control the map furthers the reason to remove them. Buying wards doesnt increase your skill, learning to not need them however does.
This is so incorrect on many levels.
As was stated, the reason why pros control the map is because they have eyes on it. Not because they guess they are being ganked and back off, or wait for a call from a team mate, or wait for the full time jungler to get them.
It's a counter measure against a mobile team. I obviously will buy fewer wards as my team is up in kills/gold so we push our advantage. We always have sight on the major buffs and that way we can coordinate ganks around the enemy.
Warding, since it's a strategy, does have a skill level, and maintaining a certain level of control takes skill, time, and awareness.
Yes, oftentimes when I PUB I wont ever use a ward.
In ranked when the other team is constantly putting greens on red/drag, my team puts up pinks and more greens giving them a false sense of awareness and no real safety from the wards they placed.
In TT the wards were broken because the cost effectiveness was off the charts and would allow for my team to drop 450 gold in wards and cover the vast majority of the map on one back. They were OP, and even more so against a team that didn't use them, so there is your strat and your skill, being aware of the situation and taking advantage of it is meta.
Wards didn't need or warrant removal on a freaking DOTA map. They needed a price increase, but not removal.
And obviously playing smarter when there are no wards is not a skill increase as you say, but a MUST to win (especially against a team without wards). And because of this, as in professional play, wards are a requirement, because if you are wise with your gold you will use them.
Also: Lee sin, Kat, Jax, Teemo
Get those wards.