Originally Posted by III Real III
Its your opinion vs someone else's, I call my roll every game, regardless of my pick. I call it because its the roll im best at. Go play ranked if you think que position matters. Oh you got the 20% chance to be first pick ahead of me. Oh snap I better listen to you, because you got the random hat draw.
If I'm on a huge winning streak mid, and I call mid, but you say your mid because you pick before me, were gonna have two mids. I agree with Contesso. Random hat draw doesn't decide your pick.
The way the system works at the moment is the highest elo person is at the top of the draft and the lowest is at the bottom. So it's not random, it's based off of your "skill" = elo.
First pick isn't a privilege, it's a responsibility. You need to grab a neutral pick in a role that your team needs.
Remember you can trade, so if someone wants, say, Jungle Udyr, you can say "Do you have Darius? if you pick Darius for me I'll pick you Udyr." and then you can trade. That will result in them getting a champ they're strong in, you getting a champ you're strong in, and the enemy not counter picking you.
Or you can instalock Darius, and have the enemy team last pick Kayle Top and Jungle Alistar, and you just feed the whole game.
A) this is assuming they have the champ you want/play.
B) this is assuming they'll actually TRADE with you in a pug where you don't know the people
C) Yes you SHOULD counter-pick, but at lower elos (under like 1400) counter-picking isn't that huge. Most people don't understand how to do it and it is better to play your strongest champ than to try and counter-pick with someone you rarely play.
I wish the world worked where people would actually trade, but support and jungler at the 2 hardest counter-pick things and guess what, no one will trade for a support, and most everyone will be calling top or mid the instant you get in so trading really doesn't happen unless you want to jungle. I wish the world was perfect and nice, but it's not.