The implementation is done, but we want the map to have a chance to mature First

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Volandum

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12-29-2012

Redenbacher: imaginary grandchildren.

Therlun: Solo/Duo queue ranked?


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Therlun

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12-29-2012

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  • Everyone who currently cares about dominion will switch.
  • It will no longer be blind pick, so no blind counterplays ruining games
  • You can see what you are up against, so you can counterpick accordingly.
  • There are now bans, so no random kassa's etc ruining every game.
  • All the "Bad Rats" that just spam kassadin. etc will no longer plague the queue and can no longer ruin games for current players or turn away new ones by abusing them.

Ranked fixes all of the above. Attracting new players is a potential bonus, but not the goal. The goal is to make life better for the current players of dominion.
Draft fixes all of the above too. It's already activated and completely devoid of players right now.


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A Slime Appears

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12-29-2012

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Draft fixes all of the above too. It's already activated and completely devoid of players right now.
The cold, harsh reality is that Dominion's problems are much deeper and more numerous than "need ranked".


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ricedream5

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12-29-2012

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Draft fixes all of the above too. It's already activated and completely devoid of players right now.
No one plays draft because there's no one to play with.

On the other hand, would there be anyone playing ranked? From all the qq in this forum, we can clearly expect pretty much everyone who cared about dominion (which is basically everyone who still plays dominion) to play at least some ranked. At that point, whether it really takes off is a question of whether it reaches some threshold where the queue times are reasonable or not, which no one can know unless ranked is turned on.


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VoidInsanity

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12-29-2012

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Draft fixes all of the above too.
No it doesn't, because there is no magic number attached to it. This is why lolmatches was popular back when elo was not hidden and the popularity of dominion went downwards when that number became hidden once more.


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Sazdek

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12-29-2012

Because people do love their numbers.
But there is a sad fact. We may play Dominion all year to become top tier, but there is no reward for it. No pretty skins. No icons or profile banners. No forum icons. Nothing. This is one of the bigger drawbacks that's keeping Dominion from seeming competitive. Getting our way of playing out there is crucial. I'm personally writing several guides to champs so that people new to Dominion can at least have their foot in the door when they get here and aren't just blindly picking champs and builds, using flash/ignite. Everyone do their part and Dominion can become the game mode it should have been.


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ThioCyanate

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12-29-2012

I would love to see ranked on dominion, even though I know I'm not that good I would play it religiously if only to never see another jayce.


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A Slime Appears

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12-29-2012

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No one plays draft because there's no one to play with.

On the other hand, would there be anyone playing ranked? From all the qq in this forum, we can clearly expect pretty much everyone who cared about dominion (which is basically everyone who still plays dominion) to play at least some ranked.
All the QQ from the same 50 or so forum dwellers who could be reviving Draft mode but aren't. Ranked isn't going to fix that.


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Orphane

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12-29-2012

Why do people keep using the quote from Brackhar (which was at least a year old and incredibly dated) as the argument? Riot clearly wasn't ready to support Dominion as a ranked mode back then and it makes no sense to be quoting something that was arguably wrong from back then as a reason to have ranked now.

*Should* Dominion have ranked? Sure. Is Riot in a position to implement it currently? I don't think so.


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FDru

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12-29-2012

And then everybody is back in Normals a week later due to heinous queue times.

Population fix first, then worry about ranked.


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