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Old 03-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hello my friends, I'm here because I need a little help.

I'm a veteran LoL player, and recently I've got a DotA 2 key, Then I started playing and the fact that most confused me was the mini-map to be on the left side.

In LoL, the map is on the right side and can be easily configured to the left, so I wonder if you can change the minimap place in DotA 2, and how can I do it.

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Old 03-20-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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Why would you want your minimap to be on the right? It makes no sense at all.

You should embrace the fact that the map is at the side where it's suppose to be.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #4
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Flip it
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just drag it? o.O

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Why would you want your minimap to be on the right? It makes no sense at all.

You should embrace the fact that the map is at the side where it's suppose to be.
So, as I said, I'm a veteran League of Legends player, and I'm used to look the map on the right side.

So, I didn't stop to play LoL, and I want to have a similar interface on both games.

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Old 03-20-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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it's currently not available in the beta but I reckon it will get coded at some point, it's just not in the priority list
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:25 PM   #6
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Well, sad news for you: You can't put the map on the right side
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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Haven't seen an option that enables this.

Suggest it in the Dota2 dev forums.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:26 PM   #8
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #9
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Too bad quality image, only now I could see that the image is inverted ^^

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Old 03-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #10
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Try asking this in dota2 reddit.... iirc there was a post on making it so...
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:30 PM   #11
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:32 PM   #12
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The entire interface is still WIP, it will be worked on eventually and if alot of people feel the same it will be implemented. That's how our friends at valve roll!


as for justification, the minimap on the right side is a little further away from where you usualy look at but it's also less likely to accidently rightclick the minimap that way.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:01 PM   #13
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Just get used to the interface, no problem in that
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:03 PM   #14
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I not only think it should be a priority, but would have already been implemented...

this is ESSENTIAL, after DotA 1, so many similar games have been created and all of them have a configurable interface.

And if Valve wants to take players from these games, it should provide a comfortable gameplay for all.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:05 PM   #15
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YOU ADAPT TO THE GAME, NOT THE GAME ADAPTS TO YOU.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:13 PM   #18
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YOU ADAPT TO THE GAME, NOT THE GAME ADAPTS TO YOU.
You're very wrong.

it shoud be written as follows:

YOU ADAPT THE GAME FOR YOURSELF


and DotA 2 have a specific situation that it have to attract players from other very simmilar games that have small differences that can easily be implemented to DotA 2 to make things more comfortable to these new players.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:17 PM   #19
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #20
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No, you can't don't get trolled, just deal with it.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #21
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To all the haters, just shut it.

OP: It will get implemented later. It's not important yet, because they are focusing now on porting EVERYTHING from DotA to DotA 2. They still have a long way to go so you'll just have to wait or adapt.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:20 PM   #22
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I guess that Valve will address this issue by making the UI fully customizable.

However, EVERY game got the minimap in the bottom left. Only LoL thinks they'd have to do something else. There is no harm in getting used to it.

And seriously, all this hating on LoL doesn't help anybody. Leave them be, no one forces you to play their game. Just tell LoLers to use the terms "hero" and "creep" instead of "champion" and "minion" when playing DotA.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:25 PM   #23
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I guess that Valve will address this issue by making the UI fully customizable.

However, EVERY game got the minimap in the bottom left. Only LoL thinks they'd have to do something else. There is no harm in getting used to it.

And seriously, all this hating on LoL doesn't help anybody. Leave them be, no one forces you to play their game. Just tell LoLers to use the terms "hero" and "creep" instead of "champion" and "minion" when playing DotA.

It's easy to understand that the Dota 2 map is in the wrong position.

When you have low health and want to go to the base, you just missclick on the map and enjoy your pathetic death.


And have another point you didn't considerate.

Not all LoL players will stop playing it only to play dota. The two games are very different and each has its qualities.

is not easy to get used to something very different from what you were doing for a long time, and pretends to continue.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:42 PM   #24
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It's easy to understand that the Dota 2 map is in the wrong position.
Wrong. Most RTS games have the minimap at left.

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When you have low health and want to go to the base, you just missclick on the map and enjoy your pathetic death.
l2p and you will be fine.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:47 PM   #25
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Wrong. Most RTS games have the minimap at left.



l2p and you will be fine.

I certainly am not a great player of Dota, but I could be if I could have a comfortable playability.

you'll never understand if you are not a veteran player of League of Legends.

I know that Valve wants players from League of Legends to play Dota, but this way, they are making things difficult.

And you should know that League of Legends is the game that have the most number of players in the world, and Valve should not underestimate it.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:27 AM   #26
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OP you're totally correct..

I'm a LoL player too, and I think valve should support LoL players by implementing a way to configure the interface.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:48 AM   #27
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OP you're totally correct..

I'm a LoL player too, and I think valve should support LoL players by implementing a way to configure the interface.
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I certainly am not a great player of Dota, but I could be if I could have a comfortable playability.

you'll never understand if you are not a veteran player of League of Legends.

I know that Valve wants players from League of Legends to play Dota, but this way, they are making things difficult.

And you should know that League of Legends is the game that have the most number of players in the world, and Valve should not underestimate it.
Is it that goddamn hard to look to the left than the right seriously just get use to it
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In time Valve will probably add more UI options. In saying this, in my 300 + games of Dota 2 I have never once mis-clicked on the minimap so I can't really budge on this logic. Most RTS games have the minimaps on the bottom left and they seem to have it fine. No... it doesn't give any distinct disadvantages for the Dire (top right) team it seems the only people who see this as a problem are LoL playesr (not to stereotype). But honestly... teach me! HOW DO YOU MIS-CLICK THE MINIMAP? You must have a really bad reaction time for it to occur.
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And you should know that League of Legends is the game that have the most number of players in the world




Dude, even with those unreal numbers that Riot made out of nowhere, the most played game in the world is FarmVille... does it tell you something?
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:30 AM   #30
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LoL casual wants the game to bend to his will XD

"Hey guys I'm playing dota and they should totally flip the map to be just like this one game that has it flipped unlike all the others!!" LoL
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:43 AM   #31
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New changes such as this one will most likely be implemented AFTER all the heroes (or most of them) are ported from Dota to Dota 2, as this is the most important thing. You also have to remember, that this is just the beta.
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There is nothing wrong with having the map on the right or left. Anybody saying otherwise is daft. OP, there's a discussion about it on the dev forums, and most have no problem with it. As long as it's customizable I see no issue.

I swear some people would defend non-customizable hotkeys if Dota 1 didn't have it.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:22 AM   #33
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Is it that goddamn hard to look to the left than the right seriously just get use to it
In your poor 14" monitor it's easy to look for both sides..

It's pretty confusing to look to another side as not as usual in +23" screen.

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Dude, even with those unreal numbers that Riot made out of nowhere, the most played game in the world is FarmVille... does it tell you something?

and when your Dota 2 championship prize pool gives up to 5 million dollars, let's talk about what game is better...
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There's no option for that ATM, however someone has suggested it already at DotA 2 Dev. We'll have to wait for it to get implemented.
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LoL players aren't to only ones that valve wants to attract.

Adapt or don't play the game; that simple.
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In your poor 14" monitor it's easy to look for both sides..

It's pretty confusing to look to another side as not as usual in +23" screen.

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and when your Dota 2 championship prize pool gives up to 5 million dollars, let's talk about what game is better...
first world problems.

Anyway, i think you are misunderstanding something here, it's not that they are hating on right side minimap, it's just that you shouldn't go around spouting bullshit in the dota forums, as that would induce rage towards you.

In case you don't know what that bullshit is, then you have been misinformed of facts.
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In your poor 14" monitor it's easy to look for both sides..

It's pretty confusing to look to another side as not as usual in +23" screen.

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and when your Dota 2 championship prize pool gives up to 5 million dollars, let's talk about what game is better...
sir most of us here get used to the interface already, i think its an insult coming here in the community wherein u want to change the minimap location bcoz u r confused..IMO u should adapt to it and learn it..it is more even insulting stating LOL is better than DotA 2 (or even DotA)...learn the game then decide if u want to play it, & not complaining about it...
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I've played LoL for 2 years straight (pretty much since the beta came out), then I understood the game is shit and I got back to Dota 2.

Somehow I haven't had any problems getting used to the map placement.

Either adapt or don't play the game if you can't, it's not like you're gonna die if you don't play Dota.
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In your poor 14" monitor it's easy to look for both sides..

It's pretty confusing to look to another side as not as usual in +23" screen.

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and when your Dota 2 championship prize pool gives up to 5 million dollars, let's talk about what game is better...
your so daft, why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone mr. big 23'' monitor (rofl, acts like hot shit, typical) and just put it on left in LoL? and pretty sure you're just a troll, no one can be that dumb and really expect riot to drop a 5 million dollar prize pool for 1 tourny, its over the course of a year while valve managed to drop a fifth of that in a single, UNVEILING tournament. please son just go back to your league of legends, u belong with those shit for brains
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You can do this by going to monitor/gfx control panel and flip the image horizontally.
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