Originally Posted by naotasan
Here's a better, simpler, and much more of an in-demand solution:
Keep blind pick.
The problem with only draft is that it will scare away new players because of the way they are forced to play. Everyone knows that in Draft, you need to own a lot of champions for counter picking and champion swapping. New players won't even touch it if it is draft-only
This was our original argument: add ranked.
riot responded: it will take 2 weeks worth of dedicated work from a coalition of Rioters to implement ranked. This will require them suspending their current high priority projects to work on something that will throw a bone to a small .001% of the dominion player-base.
It is not cost effective, and they wont do it at this time.
Thus the idea of removing blind entirely, or temporarily, or just for people above 1500 ELO, or above 2000 Elo.
To my knowledge, we have never gotten a Red response about if that would be possible.
Getting Ranked is NOT an option that we can expect Riot to add to a regular S3 patch.