Edit: I have decided that this thread has gotten enough attention to combined all my comments into one. Reasoning this Idea is pretty simple however you guys have made it complicated. Many of you have taken my very small brief overview as an entire way of how it should be done. Here is a much more descriptive overview. This is subject to change.
First: I'm NOT talking about RANKED games.
Second: There are a FEW pre-made teams out there willing to bend for the 5th random person.
Third: Being last pick all the time doesn't mean that, that person is bad. There ELO must be so good that only pre-made teams with a boosted rating are good enough to play with them. Even people in the ranked games of ELO rating of 500 or lower often get to be first pick.
Forth: Riot is all about people being in a lane or in a jungle or at least somewhere on the map. I don't see how saying I want solo mid duel mid or quadruple mid as forcing a Meta. Please explain how saying I want to play some place on the map as enforcing a Meta. It makes no sense.
Fifth: Understand the whole concept first. Remove dodge re-queue times with the addition of the new queue system, not simply remove dodge timers.
The Idea is basic enough to understand. The idea is to allow pre-selecting a location to lane in before even queuing. Such as top, solo top, mid, solo mid, bottom, jungle, and so on. This is not saying I’m playing support, tank, AP, AD, or whatever. Though a side note saying such things might be helpful as well. An all AD or AP team don’t normally do so well. Not saying they can’t. I see this change as making the game more strategic.
Additional changes to be made such as ordering people in queue based on lane position. And/or adding an icon noting what position that person wants to play.
During champion selection as long as the team agrees this can change. Say someone wanted to play mid but really wanted to play mid some char. That char gets banned by the other team or whatever he can’t play it. He offers mid to someone else and plays support instead.
This should help identify trolls faster and easier during champion selection. I don't see why you couldn't vote to kick a troll in champion selection. You know the people. I see trolls in the champion selection phase all the time. People banning odd champions because you said you wanted to play him mid. people picking support chars when there is already support chars selected, and so on. Yes even this could be abused by a 4 man pre-made looking for a specific role to fill.
I don't see why you couldn't vote to kick a troll in champion selection. You know the people. I see trolls in the champion selection phase all the time. People banning odd champions because you said you wanted to play him mid. People picking support chars when there are already support chars selected, and so on.
But this could be abused by a 4 man pre-made looking for a specific role to fill. There are ways around this. Such as 1 vote per player every 15 minutes. Make it so if you’re a pre-made your vote only counts as 1 with every person you’re pre-made with. Needing 3 votes for before a kick happens. Meaning pre-made teams of 3 or more couldn't kick anyone. It is possible and reasonable to do this.
Other changes I would like to see are:
An option to say solo queue only. Meaning not being put in pre-made teams from other people I am sick of being last pick.
An option to say I can be the banner.
Don't hate it because you only thought it half way through. You get to the point in logic where you say ahh but trolls could do this and then stop. So what if a troll can do this or that? People will always be out there to make your life worse. What you want to do is make it harder for them to do that. If you’re kicked your re-queue time is 15 minutes and so on. In my opinion RIOT should remove re-queue times for people dodging. Though it will probably never happen.
Note this is still brief figure the rest out yourself. You have a brain don't you? (let the down votes begin and hope ROIT is smarter then its users)
Original post: Sometimes the game is lame. I'm last pick in solo queue 99% of the time except when I get lucky by not getting put with a pre-made team. I'm sick of filling in a role I don't want to play. I know some people actually like playing support a few but they are out there. (If it was up to me i would get rid of support from the game. It is eye rolling boring to play.)
Anyways the point is I would like to say I want to play as something before I even queue. So I don't have to fight for it. You want people to stop raging and crying so much in team chat this will lower it considerable. Go ahead and down vote because I hate the god dam support role, but I'll play any other role. Jungle solo ad carry name it.
Its not really solo queue when every time your put on a pre-made that your not a pre-made with. Its more like lame ass queue.