I posted this in the GD forum, but it keeps getting swept off the front page in a minute or two so I'm just gonna leave this right here...
Whey do I get a queue dodge penalty for dodging a game where the third person (TT) on my team has failed to respond to "hey _____, are you there?" or pick a champ when the timer hits 0? Obviously the person is away and is auto locked into a random champ that has no cohesion with the team whatsoever. And HOPEFULLY, the person actually comes back to their computer for the game because we all know it's difficult to win a 2v3 from the get go. Even if they do come back, HOPEFULLY they got auto locked into a champ that they have an idea of how to play.
If somebody wants to random, that's fine. There is a random button specifically for this. A person can random and then the other team mates can pick some champs that would suit the team.
So here I am, stuck with a split second decision of play a game that is potentially doomed from the start, or dodge and requeue with a penalty and the potential for a long queue wait on top of that. Why can't the person who didn't lock in be automatically booted from the game and THEY are given the queue dodge penalty, and everybody else is thrown back into the queue with priority and not having to go to the back of the line?
TL;DR Why is somebody who is present for the eminent game punished for a dodge when the person who has AFK'd gets off scot-free?