Meta Update: Vainglory
While watching MOBA and AOS streamers I've noticed a lot of them having issues explaining which abilities are in which positions. For this I think we need to come to a common understanding based on common gamer terminology. Since I'm using Vainglory in this Meta Update, let's call the first ability “the far left position” (A). As we look to the right that will be ability (B), then of course (Ult). For some games such as Ace of Arenas which have 4 or more, you can just add letters ending the letter chain with (Ult). Ex. A - B - C - Ult
Starting in jungle solely depends on your roam / support. Starting towards the jungle store or close to base depends on your Supports speed and timing of when they're going to leave you in jungle solo. If duo jungle starts at the minion closest to base, I recommend the roam leaving after the second cycle. If jungle starts at the minion closest to store then I recommend pulling 3 cycles and lane gank repetition. Currently the meta has most players starting at jungle store. Support usually thanks Lane in between each cycle and catches up with jungle at minion closest to base if gank attempt fails.
The minors should never be taken until after the 8 minute mark. Taking reminders early will only give your team at disadvantage because of these two reasons.
- Taking your minor will be really easy to do early game if they see you in lane for any reason.
- The first team that takes both minors has a huge turret advantage that shouldn't be wasted on the first turret that your solo lane should easily be able to take.