Introducing Team Builder

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AetherErebus

Junior Member

11-05-2013

I think we should have both the original queue and this one. This is due to the fact that there could be some surprise and strategies to champion picking in draft/tournament pick. Some champions counters others and if you know what lane each champion is going, you will know who to pick to counter. Now, I know this is only to some extend, you could get fed and it's gg, but still, I think it is a part, or signature, of draft/tournament pick.


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Terror96

Senior Member

11-05-2013

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Now I can pick somthing non meta and get away with it such as vayne top or ap corki ect (only in normals tho right? right?)


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EvangelineKitty

Junior Member

11-05-2013

I agree with suggestions that you only need to select your desired position before Queueing (perhaps you can use the selected champions as a temp Avatar).

I would add to the above statement though, perhaps 1 extra phase could be implemented.

Step 1: select desired role
Step 2: place into a lobby with 5 players of selected role (cannot select champion) let them strategize/flame/bicker/talk it out whatever
Step 3: Everyone is ready and sent into the actual Queue.

Half the fun of selecting a champion is to counter/pick or support pick so obviously it's easiest to simply leave that in the finalized room against your opponent.

Perhaps add a system that allows you flag frequent trolls in the lobby "during the free time after picking". Because we all know, eventually we will run into that one guy that acts all chummy and cooperative and then thinks it's just absolutely hilarious to mess everyone else up by trolling mid.

Of course all these are only necessary if we assume everyone runs into the that one troll.


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IPwnFrontBut

Junior Member

11-05-2013

So now there will be no bans?


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Terror96

Senior Member

11-05-2013

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Originally Posted by DemonicAuror View Post
Kind of, but not really. You can still pick any champ you want to play "mid". The only thing this really stops is people going 2 mid/ 2 jungle. Which never really works in solo queue unless it is actually a team that queued together and has cooperation to play that way. Which if you are a team queuing together i'm sure riot will probably think of work-arounds so you could do this if you wanted.
Not Quite buddy read some of the other posts... It will be more effective and efficient than u might think


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SaddAmumu

Junior Member

11-05-2013

I like it


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Mymomisawesome

Junior Member

11-05-2013

Wait... Is only works for normals, and not for ranked! In ranked, they could pick or ban the champion you wanted to play.


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santaseve

Member

11-05-2013

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Originally Posted by glă¸ry View Post
wow. Enforcing the meta. Never thought i'd see the day.

Going to edit this post to include more questions i want answered from farther within the thread. Privileged to have this position on the first page, i might as well use it:



Serrot ynot phrased this question another way:



Another questions i myself have: Let's say i queue up as mage/mid as zilean, and get slotted into a team. Does the leader see that i'm playing zilean? Based on that picture it would seem he does. What if he doesn't like zilean mid, is he free to just kick me? In this manner it would seem riot is giving players the ability to enforce the meta -themselves,- by allowing them to prevent their fellow players from ever completing a game with a champion who is deemed undesirable. Care to comment?
tl;dr


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santaseve

Member

11-05-2013

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Originally Posted by Lyte View Post
I just want to take a moment to thank some of the Rioters who worked on this feature:

Robbypoo, RiotComplex, statuskwoh, RiotWorldPeace, RiotTantram, davin, btab, Miss Mecha Zero, RiotLobster, stopthief, Exekias, Amazoe, Scezumin, VonBurgermeister, Ryedan, RiotNeuroCat, RiotJayway, Taurendur, RiotLulu, Drevarius, RoamingNumeral, RiotSeb, DoctahWayne, D00m0.

If you see them around the forums or a future event, make sure to give them a fist-bump!

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Update!

Frequently Asked Questions:

1) Won't this enforce the meta?
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a) Here's an example of a crazy meta that was tried earlier in the day. Team Builder is all about introducing a new, cooperative Champion Select where players can agree to a strategy and team vision before entering a match. Players in Team Builder will be able to outline a strategy they are interested in playing, and the system will find teammates that share that vision. Feel like playing a double jungler strategy or want to send 5 players down the mid-lane? No problem. It might take longer to find 4 other players willing to try a crazy strategy but when you do, you'll know the entire team is bought in and you're going to have fun.

2) Will Team Builder replace other queues?
a) Team Builder is a complete re-design of Champion Select that was inspired by a lot of research on social dynamics and cooperation. Because we're going to iterate on it quite often with player feedback, we opted to create it as an independent queue first and not touch any of the existing queues. Depending on what we learn, we may adapt some or all of Team Builder into the existing queues.

3) Will I have long queue times if I want to play a popular role?
a) In our research, we were surprised that role preferences were pretty diverse. When we surveyed players and asked what their preferred role was, about 15% of players preferred playing Support, 14% of players preferred playing Jungle, and 5% of players were willing to fill any role.

We'll be keeping a very close eye on role popularity in Team Builder, but for now, it looks like there are players that are very happy to play the perceived least popular roles if there is a system like Team Builder in place to help create teams.

4) How can I play as a leader in Team Builder?
a) There are two flows in Team Builder. You can opt to be a leader of a group and define strategies for your team--this is usually the recommended path if you have a few premade friends and want to find a few strangers to fill out your team according to your desired composition.

You can also opt to be a solo player, choose a champion, role and position and ask the system to look for teams who are looking for your spec.
I want 1000000 RP and IP! I also want a badass name like Player 1.


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soulbanana8

Senior Member

11-05-2013

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Originally Posted by IPwnFrontBut View Post
So now there will be no bans?
not quiet. There are still trolls, but this just gives a super valid reason to report them if they ever to decide to troll by switching lane