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New AFK Behavior In Champ Select

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GhostStalker

Senior Member

03-18-2013

RimJobCombo. I love you.


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Floran

Senior Member

03-18-2013

YAY that you riot folks and Damiya for making this happen ^_^


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C4KE

Senior Member

03-18-2013

This is great, but sometimes I find myself not able to choose, and it picks a random champ. Now it will kick me. Note this will not happen all the time, but sometimes it may happen. Do you think you could possibly test raising the time limit on a match? This would apply for blind mostly, since i feel that there is more than enough time in Draft/Ranked to pick something out.


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Calderweiss

Senior Member

03-18-2013

yesyesyesyes


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KamaitachiTrey

Huntsman

03-18-2013

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rjcombo:

Finally, I'd like to call out several Rioters who were determined to deliver this feature and volunteered their time and effort during a recent Riot Thunderdome (game jam) event to make it happen:

RiotTantram
Riot Damiya
New Scott
RiotKTGoldwolf


Every single one of you is outstanding, and I cannot thank you enough. I'll get right on testing this with fervor! I'll do a few and check it out, if I can! (I'll obviously make sure it is alright with the teammates first. Probably won't push it though, too much - not here to waste peoples time.)

Thank you all, sincerely.


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KaXaSA51

Senior Member

03-18-2013

S2


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Cryswar

Senior Member

03-18-2013

Quote:
C4KE:
This is great, but sometimes I find myself not able to choose, and it picks a random champ. Now it will kick me. Note this will not happen all the time, but sometimes it may happen. Do you think you could possibly test raising the time limit on a match? This would apply for blind mostly, since i feel that there is more than enough time in Draft/Ranked to pick something out.

You can hit the question mark button for a random champ, and it will give you, surprise surprise, a random champ.

This fix is targeted to AFKs in champ select; if you want to random you still can.


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henroid

Senior Member

03-18-2013

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rjcombo:
Hello folks,

Today we've enabled a feature on the PBE that removes the "hard random" behavior in champ select and prevents match-made games from starting when a player fails to select a champion.

Here's how the new system works:
  • When any player in a match-made game fails to select a champion before their timer expires, the game is terminated.
  • A player who fails to select a champion is given a queue dodge penalty. The dodge penalty functions exactly the same as if the player closed their PVP.net client.
  • Solo players who succeed in selecting a champion are returned to the front of the matchmaking queue.
  • Arranged teams whose members all succeed in selecting a champion are returned to the front of the matchmaking queue.
  • Arranged teams with one or more members who fail to select a champion are returned to the arranged team lobby.
  • Draft mode is handled on a pick-by-pick basis. If a player fails to pick a champion during their turn, the game is terminated immediately. Players later in the draft order, who did not have an opportunity to pick a champion, are given the benefit of the doubt and not assigned a dodge penalty.

We know a lot of players have been asking for these changes for a while, and we're hoping to get them to the live servers ASAP, so test them out and let us know if you find any bugs. Also note these changes only apply for match-made games. Custom games are not yet supported and will still apply a "hard random".

Finally, I'd like to call out several Rioters who were determined to deliver this feature and volunteered their time and effort during a recent Riot Thunderdome (game jam) event to make it happen:

RiotTantram
Riot Damiya
New Scott
RiotKTGoldwolf


this is really good news! but one question: just to clarify, does "selecting" a champion mean locking one in?


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RiotTantram

Senior Software Engineer

03-18-2013

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henroid:
this is really good news! but one question: just to clarify, does "selecting" a champion mean locking one in?


No, it doesn't.


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Hiter

Senior Member

03-18-2013

I only have a problem with this. How will we ever be able to play random in ranked again? I assume that you will add a random button.

Most of the time, if I ever random, it's on purpose even in ranked. Whether it's to troll around with my friends in 5s or duo queue bot lane on smurfs. There is no way for me to ever do this without getting a penalty? Seems like i actually need to close my eyes and randomly click now for a random -_-