Hey Riot, normal draft is prioritizing premades.

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EdgarAllanProse

Senior Member

12-28-2011

I figured I would mention it because Phreak said normal draft doesn't do this.

However, I duo queue with a friend frequently, we are always first/second, third/fourth, or fourth/fifth. We never get second/third. I ask whenever people are above us in champion selection, and they have always said yes to being a duo or tri queue.

Whenever I solo queue, I am almost always fourth or fifth pick, with third pick on rare occasions. Any time I'm third pick, the people below have always said no to being a duo queue. Most of the time the picks above me are either a duo or tri queue, and sometimes I get a quad queue. I do have rare games where everyone is solo though.

My point is, whenever I duo queue, my friend and I are never placed below solo queues, and whenever I solo queue, I am never placed above premades of any number. Ever.

Edit: I'll start recording my picking position for evidence. Any game where premade status isn't mentioned means they neglected to answer.

Game 1 - Fifth
Game 2 - Fourth, tri queue above
Game 3 - Fourth, tri queue above
Game 4 - Fifth, duo queue first and second pick
Game 5 - Fourth, duo queue first and second pick
Game 6 - Fourth, duo queue first and second pick
Game 7 - Fourth, tri queue above
Game 8 - **DUO QUEUE** fourth/fifth pick, tri queue above
Game 9 - Fourth, tri queue above
Game 10 - Fourth, duo queue first/second pick
Game 11 - Fifth, tri queue first three picks
Game 12 - Fifth, tri queue first three picks

Thanks bros.


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Autocthon

Senior Member

12-28-2011

Because in draft you get a hidden Elo bonus when you're in a duo?

Check Elos after the match.


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EdgarAllanProse

Senior Member

12-28-2011

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Originally Posted by Autocthon View Post
Because in draft you get a hidden Elo bonus when you're in a duo?

Check Elos after the match.
Draft normals doesn't place you based on Elos. Riot confirmed this, it's supposed to be random. The issue is premades are given priority despite their claims that they don't.


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EdgarAllanProse

Senior Member

12-28-2011

bump


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Axiom

Senior Member

12-28-2011

Give me a link and a quote where they've said that normal draft DOESN'T prioritize premades.

I've read TONS of reds who confirm that it does...


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EdgarAllanProse

Senior Member

12-28-2011

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Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
Give me a link and a quote where they've said that normal draft DOESN'T prioritize premades.

I've read TONS of reds who confirm that it does...
Alright then, hold on while I find it.

Edit: That was fast.

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=17770990#17770990

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Originally Posted by Phreak View Post
No. This was true back in in the initial implementation of Draft Mode in the beginning of Season One, but this was changed.


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Axiom

Senior Member

12-28-2011

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Originally Posted by SeanAnony View Post
Alright then, hold on while I find it.

Edit: That was fast.

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=17770990#17770990
Hmmm, probably just a case of Phreak being misinformed. I could easily find multiple posts where Reds confirm that normal draft DOES prioritize premades.

I mean, Phreak's only the community coordinator, I would take Zileas's or someone else more aware of the game development's word over his.


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EdgarAllanProse

Senior Member

12-28-2011

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Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
Hmmm, probably just a case of Phreak being misinformed. I could easily find multiple posts where Reds confirm that normal draft DOES prioritize premades.

I mean, Phreak's only the community coordinator, I would take Zileas's or someone else more aware of the game development's word over his.
Fair enough, but can you agree with me that having to play with friends just to not be the jungle or support almost every single game (I don't mind the roles, but holy ****, every, single, time) is stupid?


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IsilZha

Senior Member

12-28-2011

Bad luck then?

Unless someone can actually find the proof that they changed it back for whatever reason (or if Phreak was wrong) otherwise it's just "how the dice rolled" for you.


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EdgarAllanProse

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12-28-2011

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Originally Posted by IsilZha View Post
Bad luck then?

Unless someone can actually find the proof that they changed it back for whatever reason (or if Phreak was wrong) otherwise it's just "how the dice rolled" for you.
Considering the recurring nature and lack of counter evidence, premades being prioritized is far more likely than premades not being prioritized.