Hey Riot, normal draft is prioritizing premades.

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Phreak

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12-28-2011
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While it's possible that your sample is too small, or that it's just that people tend to play premades in normal draft, I'll look into it!


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EdgarAllanProse

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12-28-2011

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While it's possible that your sample is too small, or that it's just that people tend to play premades in normal draft, I'll look into it!
Thanks man.


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DannyIzSik

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12-28-2011

It does, never not had 1st-3rd pick when you have a trio queue. Or quadra queue the random always gets last.


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SnP Mashiro

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12-28-2011

true story ive played 100+ games with a buddy we played every night for about 5-6 hours a day(way to much i know) and everytime we were first 2 slots


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Rikukun

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12-28-2011

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While it's possible that your sample is too small, or that it's just that people tend to play premades in normal draft, I'll look into it!
while there definitely are a lot of premades out there, I think more people solo or duo queue in normals. although I have no data to back it up, I usually play normals, and this is what I normall see.


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IIZekoII

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12-28-2011

Premades shouldn't be placed as a "package" in the champion select. Everyone should be randomized on a position once in the lobby.That way,premades or not,everyone have the exact same equal chance to have every picks.


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The Stormchaser

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12-28-2011

phreak aint you supposed to be on vacation?


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Ammiravus

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12-28-2011

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While it's possible that your sample is too small, or that it's just that people tend to play premades in normal draft, I'll look into it!
I thought you still had some time left on your vacation.
Get outta here!


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EdgarAllanProse

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12-28-2011

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Premades shouldn't be placed as a "package" in the champion select. Everyone should be randomized on a position once in the lobby.That way,premades or not,everyone have the exact same equal chance to have every picks.
I actually kind of like the package set up, it makes coordinating picks easier to do.


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12-28-2011

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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.

I think this is very true, I mostly solo queue for draft normals and end up 4/5 picks; very high percentage 75% of the time. First and second picks are very rare and 3 is somewhat. I don't think this is by pure chance; more to do with prioritizing groups first.