I don’t want to stray too far from my main-stream theme of League of Legends games. However, I do want to spend some time talking about simple things like the meta and parallel universes.
I was conversing with a friend about how the meta has evolved, but in every region the meta remains the same. You will always have a support with an AD carry, two solo lanes with champions who can survive or sustain or escape, as well as a jungler rounding out their party of five.
Now what happens when we put humans into this game without biased opinions or spoiled conceptualizations of the League; people with no prior knowledge of lanes, jungles, meta. I’m talking about a full civilization playing League without being tainted by the current player base or the meta. Things would be very similar, but who would they send mid, bot, top, and into the jungle?
I’m posing these questions to you looking for answers. If a new player base was introduced into League with no previous knowledge and played games for years, where would different roles end up? Would they develop something on their own or would the meta eventually evolve into what we have now?