As an avid Dominion player, you know how the game works as it is now. Do you think Dominion is ready for ranked? Why or Why not?
Dominion is not ready for ranked in terms of balance. As to how to fix that, I have no idea. What Dominion needs most right now is more exposure. Introducing ranked does that since now there’s a ladder that everyone sees (especially if they don’t read the forums).
If champion imbalance is a main hindrance in getting ranked, what solutions can the forum here come up with get around this issue? Perhaps dominion only nerfs for specific champs ie Rammus powerball has an MS cap in Dominion, Poppy ult is only 50% damage reduction or susceptible to disables, etc.? What can you guys think of?
The discussion has opened on solutions to bringing the god tier champions in line. The issue at hand is that binary champions in SR with strong lane/weak late or weak lane/strong late just become strong all the time in Dominion. So far, we have ideas presented towards dominion specific nerfs for OP champions, as well as a some people opting to balance these champions via persistent, global auras rather than dominion specific nerfs. Post your thoughts on either side, or present a new idea, here.
Some have also mentioned that autobans aren't a reason for not having ranked. Let us know what you think.
A couple of people have meant that items are imbalanced, but specific instances have yet to be named.
Anyways, these are the developing topics in this thread. I'll try to keep the arguments updated as I can. The more discussion we can get, the better the brainstorming. This thread is for people who believe that Dominion is not in a good spot right now. In my opinion, draft times take too long, and there is no reward to work towards, and attention to it has steadily been dropping. We need a larger player base. Ranked would make a huge difference here, in my opinion, but you may also have your own solutions. Let's work together to find ways to clean up Dominion to make it the amazing map it potentially could be.
The more people that give their input, the more we show Riot that we care, and, hey, maybe your idea turns out to be a great one that will really improve things.