But to answer the OP, mid or jungle. They have the most presence in the early game, and many games are pretty much decided withing ten minutes.
Especially when people start crying about getting camped "OMG Noob need help from jungler! GG My jungler never ganks!". My response is always "I saw a freekill and took advantage of your stupidity, bye."
People who say jungle havent been playing league for a long time... If u have lanes that feed then theres nothing u can do as a jungler since u will be against stronger opponents then they normally are and since u jungle ur naturally lower lvl / have less gold so the difference would be ever larger... If i play toplane and own my lane i can easily 1vs2 when they jungler comes to gank me so pls dont tell me a jungler can carry lol, u come and fight me , feed me more and make ur team lose even more!
Top and Bot are defently the best carry lanes.
Mid because you can go top and bot for free kills & even help invading jungle .
Top because you will become such a beefcake that you can either make a huge difference in a fight by taking out their carries , ad + ap out pretty fast , making it a 4vs5 or just defend your carries so they can live much longer. + as top you will be naturally stronger then other lanes so you can make big plays , you will get the "initiator" role aswell.
Mid and Jungle. In my opinion you have the most freedom.
Mid- If you are doing well and stomping your opponent, you are free to roam and help/gank other lanes. Conversely, of you are doing bad, both top and bot can roam and gank for you.
Jungle - A lot harder, yu are sort of on your own, but don't always have an active "opponent." The problem is, if you get countered early, its much harder to recover and subsequently get blamed. Junglers also get bitching at the most.
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize" -Voltaire
well yes and no.
the argument "you can carry as a jungler" only holds true if you get kills or any of the lanes carry themselves due to the advantage you got them.
you will always have a lot less gold than any proficiently farming laner and should always be weaker than them unless of course your particular champion is strong against them/they got shut down hard.
if you want to treat this as a 1v5 game and only rely on yourself you can carry playing mid, top or bot. you can't carry by yourself as support or jungle as you then have to rely on someone to take advantage of what you give them.
Top might end up being a beast late game if you dominate the lane hard, but even an Olaf ain't gonna 1v5 if the rest of the team did not do well; the same goes for bot. Jungler might have less direct impact on late game, but they have a lot of indirect impact by helping equally-matched, or even losing, lanes tip the balance in their favour and get ahead. A bit similar for the standard mid AP carry - not all that powerful late game, but can indirectly have heavy impact by helping top and bot get fed.
My part in this story has been decided. And I will play it well.
Jungle without a doubt... Well that's not entirely true. Carry junglers without a doubt and Darius, Darius is hands down the best jungler I've played in solo queue. Granted he gets banned every so often but usually if he's not banned I take him and man is he good. Buy a sightstone after your wriggles and boots and just laugh at people with your damage and vision, he's amazing in the jungle and I recommend anyone to go practice him there and get used to him. Talk about man mode.
You've probably never heard of him.
Well, I still personally prefer mid if I get to choose my lane(Which is rare, as I find calling out the roles in the way that would actually get it for me god damn obnoxious. >.>).
About the sightstone: I really like the item but I'm not sure if it is the right item to snowball you ahead. It wont make your jungle faster and neither will it make you a lot tankier. It is an amazing item to stay ahead once you managed to get an early lead but even then I'd only buy it if your lanes are too stupid to ward for themselves although you asked them to. You dont need to ward their jungle all the time. 1 Ward all the time (talk with mid so both wraith entrances are covered or just ward the other entrance when one is warded) and an occasional ward at buffs when you know buffs will respawn are enough. That would be an average of 1.6 wards per 3minutes [1 permanent, 1 ward every 5min] or 6.67 gp10 (let's say you ward things which are not really necessary and round it up to 7gp10 => you need 16min and 40sec to have the sightstone pay off. A very long time). Looks nice but considering you will fall behind in gold as a jungler and it doesn't really help you do your job (stand in the frontline, soak some damage etc) which would make forcing objectives easier. I guess thinking about it I'd hardly ever get the sightstone as a jungler.
PS: My point of view might be totally wrong due to exactly 0 sleep. If i'm wrong tell me
Best adc is Cait with Nunu!
Well it's certainly not support QQ
Possible, but requires zen like patience and I spend half the game trying to be morale officer and set up / cc good fights. I wouldn't recommend it unless you deeply love support :<
In theory you can have the most impact on the game thru jungling or mid-laning. Jungling can become really, really difficult tho if all of your lanes are magicly losing or have no CC to support your ganks. But at least you have control over most objectives.