Why do most players prefer the minimap on the lower left instead of right?

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Why do most players prefer the minimap on the lower left instead of right?

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Can someone explain the benefits of doing that if there are any?
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Because that's where it was on legacy
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LazarosVas wrote:
11 Apr 2022, 17:03
Can someone explain the benefits of doing that if there are any?
Here you are
Most RTS games have the minimap on the left side.
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Everything you need to judge your eco production is in bottom left and reads left to right
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aaryngend wrote:
12 Apr 2022, 06:49
LazarosVas wrote:
11 Apr 2022, 17:03
Can someone explain the benefits of doing that if there are any?
Here you are
Most RTS games have the minimap on the left side.
Well that does not say much. I would like someone who has tested both to give me a better explanation of benefits, I will change it from now on to see if its better.
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I think it’s a lot of personal preference based on playing other games.
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LazarosVas wrote:
12 Apr 2022, 08:05
Well that does not say much. I would like someone who has tested both to give me a better explanation of benefits, I will change it from now on to see if its better.
I don't think anyone has tested both, because it basically doesn't change anything. It's all about habits, why would anyone bother changing for no reason?
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Kaiserklein wrote:
12 Apr 2022, 12:10
LazarosVas wrote:
12 Apr 2022, 08:05
Well that does not say much. I would like someone who has tested both to give me a better explanation of benefits, I will change it from now on to see if its better.
I don't think anyone has tested both, because it basically doesn't change anything. It's all about habits, why would anyone bother changing for no reason?
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That's the way it was. Years of development from Ensemble Studios must be honored with the legacy UI.
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It's obviously not "better" but as mentioned by others it's just what people are used to from the old game and why change for no reason?
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Kaiserklein wrote:
12 Apr 2022, 12:10
LazarosVas wrote:
12 Apr 2022, 08:05
Well, that does not say much. I would like someone who has tested both to give me a better explanation of the benefits, I will change it from now on to see if it's better.
I don't think anyone has tested both because it doesn't change anything. It's all about habits, why would anyone bother changing for no reason?
Well anyone who has played aoe 2 has tested both. Imao it's just something you get used to. If you change it you might play a bit for worse for a while till you are used to it.
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Starcraft and legacy AoE3 put a minimap on the right corner. It explains everything.
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Imagine if they swapped the left mouse button and right mouse button on windows. People would lose their fucking minds. And it really doesn't make any difference at all, but it's just what people are used to. For veteran RTS players, the same applies to the minimap location.
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iamgaming wrote:
13 Apr 2022, 10:44
Starcraft and legacy AoE3 put a minimap on the right corner. It explains everything.
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No they don't :mad:
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i don't notice any negatives anymore, i regularly swap between steam game (minimap on left) and xbox live game (minimap on right) - most importantly for me is keeping the res and home city mini deck small out of the way on the right.
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aaryngend wrote:
13 Apr 2022, 13:09
iamgaming wrote:
13 Apr 2022, 10:44
Starcraft and legacy AoE3 put a minimap on the right corner. It explains everything.
?
No they don't :mad:
I meant left but I couldn't distinguish right and left. :ugly:
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If you're coming from C&C3 or AoEO it's "supposed to be" on the top right corner :D

Makes no difference, just what you're most familiar with. Am used to it being anywhere other than top left corner by now personally. Did struggle for like 2-3 games when originally moving from a game with it in one spot to another.

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