So I’ve seen a few people post on this in the past, and I wanted to chip in with my own thread (I want the likes lol).
I’ve decided to try and main top lane, my reasoning is I feel it’s the hardest position on the map. Many of you will no why this is but for those that don’t:
1 - Youll be facing a WP carry (usually) with or without a WP buff which puts you at an immediate disadvantage.
2 - You’ll almost always face the opposing enemy jungler for the majority of the match because of the way farm is distributed on the map.
3 - If your regen isn’t taken it involves you leaving your turret and exposing yourself to a potential gank in “that bush” or taking the long route around.
4 - The position of the store can result in your being locked out of shopping (it’s far riskier for a top laner to visit than the bottom laner owing to its position).
5 - Bad roams who don’t appreciate that they need to regulate rotate to top lane to relieve the pressure (god bless you guys that actually rotate up). I’ve gone entire games where my jungler for instance hasn’t ventured up to help once.
6 - Farm, you’ll find the enemy jungler will regairly rotate up to either take, or help take your regen. Over time this provides not only a gold lead but also a level disadvantage.
Thoughts? Do you agree with my thinking that’s it’s the most challenging position on the map? If you do, and you jungle/roam, please please consider rotation up to help your long suffering top laner.
Edit - Bottom jungler also has the advantage of having rotated with his jungle into their jungle to gain both gold and experience advantage (assuming their not retarded and fail to do this).