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Black Lister 01-28-2013 10:19 AM

Which do you respect: Calls or pick-order?
Specifically referring to ranked queue, I wanted to know the public's opinion on which they respect most; role-calls or pick-order.

For example, I respect calls more. Using pick-order as an excuse relegates those at the bottom of the totem poll to (perhaps) a roll they are unfamiliar with or can't play very well. While it's true that you should be able to do pretty much everything decently in ranked, I would much rather have somebody do something they're more comfortable with.

Worse yet, I find order-selection to be a bit toxic: if one person wants a roll and refuses to hand it over to someone else based solely on the order they are in, that forces the other person to play a different roll, possibly one they're not the best at. Often in this kind of case, the one who refused to compromise whines about the player being bad, when in reality, that's to be expected when you make someone do something they're not the best at.

This is of course based on personal experience, but it's also my opinion. What do you think about it?

Loopa Touchagus 01-28-2013 10:20 AM


i respect intelligent, well mannered people

MobiIe Ward 01-28-2013 10:20 AM


BlueQuail 01-28-2013 10:20 AM

I play blind pick so its FFA.

NgArclite 01-28-2013 10:21 AM

Role call as long as they can respect others if they say they mainly play X. Honestly you should be able to play all 5 roles or at least 2-3 well enough.

Alumenlux 01-28-2013 10:23 AM

if im first pick, chances are the last pick is some 1700
if im last pick, chances are the captain is some 2000

there's a pretty big discrepancy in elo in q's so i give pick order more consideration than calls. not saying much tho cos generally every1 gets their roles or adjusts without whining

tempname950 01-28-2013 10:24 AM

Neither. I play what I want and mute whoever complains.

Black Lister 01-28-2013 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by NgArclite (Hozzászólás 33985514)
Role call as long as they can respect others if they say they mainly play X. Honestly you should be able to play all 5 roles or at least 2-3 well enough.

This is true, and I hate it when someone plays ranked and can ONLY play one roll. I agree that ranked players need to get good with multiple rolls before trying to play ranked. But while someone might be good at a roll, they might be better at another. I personally find it more advantageous to the team if a everyone can play what they're BEST at as opposed to what they're only just good at..

Sunnyish 01-28-2013 10:26 AM

It's kind of like a mix of both for me.

Of course pick order will be the way it always is but calls are for people who 'main' a certain role. So it's best to figure out through the calls and but respect the order.

Idk what I'm saying.

Incubes 01-28-2013 10:26 AM


According to the summoners code, pick order is the official protocol summoners should follow. Calls are a way to show WHAT YOU PREFER.

I dont play ranked yet, but I do draft. It works similarly, when i get last pick I will just fill in as support.

Calls are created by the people from the community, but the official protocol are pick orders. Watch High elo streamers, they sometimes call their best roles, and people let them go because they know dyrus is a great top laner etc.

But if they dont get it, I dont see them whine and cry and instalock a top champion anyways.

They play whatever needed to fill the role.

Last but not least, if you cant play 2-3 champions of 2-3 roles. You should stop playing ranked.

Therainman mains top lane (duh), but he plays decent lee sin jungle and kassadin mid. People who say they respect call order more than pick order gives me the instant impression that they are the people who will troll and instalock a champion after it is picked already.

What call order means is you have a faster computer. Great.

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