Originally Posted by FDru
I'm inclined to agree with Nome that player perception needs to change before ranked is viable. But I've been saying that since Dom was released haven't I?
What I think right now, is that Riot has shown how little they care about Dominion by keeping ranked enabled in TT after it was completely reworked and is still in beta. Balance in that map is a complete mess right now, they're still making changes to the map layout and the items and yet still feel they need to reward players for cheesing their way to diamond with broken champs. But Dominion "still isn't ready"? What a joke.
Unfortunately player perception will never change without ranked. So it's a catch 22.
Can't add ranked because of perception, but need to add ranked to change that perception.
Nobody can deny that the lack of ranked is the single biggest reason why nobody takes dominion seriously.
As has been stated by numerous other people including most of the high elo players, adding ranked will have the same effect on DOM as it does on SR. People will have a reason and a standard to base how they approach the game mode off. If they want to get better they will watch the higher elo people and maybe when some see just how tactical DOM can be, they will change their opinion of it and give it a go.
I mean at the very least adding ranked will make the current dedicated player base happier. And honestly, what is wrong with that? I really see no reason why Riot would want to deny us that happiness.
On a side note, I would love people and Nome to suggest reasons why adding Ranked is bad or has any negatives. None as far as I can see.
And to the response that "it might fracture the already small player base" I call bull**** on that right now. Because according to Nome, only a small % of people play SR Ranked, so therefore why do they deserve it if, apparently, only a small % play it. It would be the same for DOM. And I would gladly wait 5 mins for a proper organised ranked game, instead of the crapfests we get now.
It lets people play casual if they want, and it lets the more serious players get enjoyable games. And if casual players want to get better where will they look? to the high elo Ranked games.