Originally Posted by Boagster
I "insta call", as you put it, when there is a specific role I want (which is rare, I usually fill) but with one keen distinction: I make it clear that it's only my preference. I by no means assume by calling it first that I am outright entitled to it, but do get annoyed when people ignore what I said outright and take that role without communicating.
And that's the thing: The Summoner's Code states in (what I feel are) rather clear terms that communication amongst team members during champion select is paramount to any other means of picking roles. Insta-locking, pick order, and calling are all, on some level, counter-intuitive to communication. Though, I feel calling is the least detrimental to the team, because unlike the others, it can facilitate discussion amongst everyone.
Exactly. There is no 100% fix to the problems of trolling, at least I'm spitting out ideas that will help a little bit. If there was a sure fix for every troll, then they would have implemented it by now.
At least this delay will permit some people time to simmer down and not be super instadick mode, as well as have some other people try to persuade the other members to be generous. Sometimes the only uncalled role is support, but if two people instalock because they dont want to, then you're boned. If they didn't, someone might have sacrificed going support so someone can get a different role, as most people don't like supporting.
That's just an example. Is my solution going to fix the problem 100% of the time every time? No. But it isn't going to NOT fix the problem. Even if it only fixes 1 in every 100 games, that's still that many more games that are less stressful, annoying, and whatnot.
It's pretty damn easy to criticize and downvote someone's idea. How about if they're trying to come up with solutions to obnoxious problems, if you don't think their method is going to be the best option say something like "I share the same problem, and appreciate your attempts at fixing this, but I think doing Solution Y would be greater than your solution X because of here and here. I like the effort though" instead of "lolfag, ur2dumb, l2play scrub ur so stupid, downvote, super wrong"
Let's be mature about it guys. It's asking much, but whatever.