Originally Posted by V0idGravity
Honestly I think in the champ selection portion there should be the ability to "Kick" a player (Troll), who you know will intentionally either feed, afk, or just being a drain with a Addittude problem. By a 3-4ths vote to kick the player, and get a replacement player. The timer gets put on hold... 1 player gets called in from the waiting pool. Timer starts as soon as s/he comes in.
I avoided putting vote kicking in my list of suggestions as it is so controversial. While I agree with the principle of what you are attempting to do in practice it would be easily abused to get out of unfavourable situations. Don't like the bans? Kick someone. Get counter picked? Kick someone. Think their team setup is nicer than yours? Kick someone. It would become the new dodge.
It could potentially work if you made it so that everyone gets a quota of say one vote kick they are allowed to initiate per day. Voting yes or no to a vote that someone else vote would not use your quota but starting a vote would. This would mean that people would tend to save it for a genuine troll.
Someone would require 4 votes to be voted off or 3 if they are part of a dual queue.
Most simplistic implementation would be that a successful votekick results in everyone apart from the person voted off being re-queued and the person voted off getting a minor time penalty (say 15mins) to discourage repetitive trolling.
I'm not convinced Riot could just bring in a replacement from the waiting queue without re-queuing for a few reasons
- Lanes have already been agreed, bans have already been made yet the person being brought in did not get an opportunity to participate in planning this. This is not fair on them.
- If the person kicked has already chosen a hero it breaks the whole pick order dynamic (unless you are proposing they have to play the hero the person kicked chose which would be even more unfair)
Thinking about this some more it may be potentially be viable to bring a person in without re-queuing if they did it the following way
- Implement lane position (role) based queueing (see my suggestion 7) and only bring a person that is willing to play the lane position that the person kicked had. So for example if the kicked person was assigned top then only people willing to play top should be brought in off the waiting queue.
- Only bring a person in if the person after the kicked person in the pick order (on opposition team) has not already locked in their hero. Then you can just bring it back to their pick and restart the timer for their turn without undermining the integrity of the pick order. For example let's say the person kicked has already picked their hero and it flicked over to the oppositions pick but the opposition guys have not yet clicked in their selection. Vote kick happens and a person is brought into the game. It would delete the kicked person's pick and go back to their turn at picking so the new person could pick. If however the opposition had locked in their selections then a requeue has to happen.