Originally Posted by Xolo
I like to just choose random every match because playing many different heroes keeps things fresh. Dominion seemed very well suited to that mentality.
It was fun for a while, but around 60 games in after I've gone up quite a bit of Elo, everybody literally just chooses the same 10-15 overpowered heroes every single match. Nidalee, Xin, Darius, Teemo, etc.
It just gets really stale.
Alright let me break this down for you.
Every single new game that comes out has a grace period of people learning how to play the game.
After some time players learn what is strong and what is weak. The better players of that game will play what ever they want because they want to have fun - but because they're good they get good ranks for understanding basic game mechanics. This can be said about any competitive game.
So let's look at League.
When Dominion first came out, the most OP champion at the time was Rammus. His speed with Ghost was considered "broken" and "op". This lead people to believe Ghost was the best summoner skill to take. Teemo and Yorick were virtually unheard of in Dominion back then.
Let's take a HUGE leap forward. Now that the game has been out for over a year, players understand what champions work best for Dominion, so these players keep picking these champions because they keep winning.
These same champions will always be picked until one of two things happens.
One: The champion is nerfed because the are unarguably OP (see: Kassadin & Jayce, also nerf where?).
Two: Some other player finds out that the champoion(s) of choice are not as OP as one thought because of a counter they just discovered (See: Rammus vs Tenacity)
If none of these criteria are met, the players will continue to pick these over powered champions.
Players constantly picking these over powered champions are not good players. They might understand basic game mechanics, but if you give them a weak character they will lose every time where a skilled player will take the weak champion and make people rethink of they are UP or OP (See: Season 2 Karma)