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I get that a lot of the most effective mid heroes, especially in pubs, are the ones who can control runes and gank effectively. QoP, TA, pudge, etc. are all very good at this and can stomp pretty hard in pubs. What I don't get though is why so many people seem to think that because heroes like that can do it, any hero that goes mid has an obligation to control runes and win top and bottom lanes as well. Basically the misconception is that if top/bot lose their lanes, the main reason was because mid didn't gank for them.
Ganks are nice, but people need to realize that its not middle lane's job to win the side lanes. Admittedly with certain gank heavy heroes like the aforementioned qop/ta/pudge, ganking should be a priority. There are many heroes that can sit mid and use the lane to farm very effectively to produce better results later in the game though, and I think that has a lot of validity as well. For example heroes like shadowfiend, necrolyte, OD, are solid mid choices, but aren't nearly as effective at ganking. If they are getting free farm mid that will help them snowball out of control because of the great start they should damn well do it, its much more beneficial having them get some core items and levels up early than to try and gank because a side lane can't do its job.
So just as a PSA: its not mid's job to win top and bottom lane. They should help if its convenient but its not their job. If you lose your side lane, don't blame mid, try and find out what you could have done better.
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idk some matchups in the side lanes can be really really poor and it very much might be true that there needs to be ganking in order for that lane to not turn out in a really unmanageable "enemy carry gets to freefarm as they please" sort of situation
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