Originally Posted by Animalio
I'd like you to explain why :< but if you're just going to jump the bandwagon thats fine too.
Because it doesn't allow for the intricate selections that can be made, I don't play top, but if I notice an opportunity to counter pick someone hard with one champion I am good with. I can do that, but I don't want to select top as one of my viable options.
The fact that there isn't an actual "team setup" that is required to win also is important, in WoW you aren't clearing dungeons with 5 rogues, but 4-5 AP can certainly win games in league(which ive done, even at 1800)
The idea of "voting on the meta" is a great way to illustrate that you don't really know what the meta is and how its developed.
Solo queue is your individual skill rating across all roles(weighted by frequency of playing them), if there were ladders for different roles it would be one thing(of course that wouldn't work because roles are dynamic even during the game)
Now this next part might be a little odd, I think if you play well, have a not completely terrible average, have a nice amount of assists (to prove you are trying to help your team) They should rate ELO upon this. In solo que of course. I just think that solo que rating should be determined on how you perform. I think this helps everyone! You can see where you need to improve on, and everyone is actually where they belong. On how they attempt to help their team and secure the win.
There's 2 things here.
First you haven't actually showed that the elo system doesn't properly place players, sure there are times when you are a little lower(or higher) than where you should be, but you, or anyone for that matter, have never really made a good case that the elo system is placing players where they don't belong.
Second, you haven't actually thought through the idea of awarding bonus elo for assists have you? Many players would do actions to abuse their stats to gain elo. Think about that for a minute and then come back with a good explanation of why we should have bonus elo for assists