Originally Posted by Zehla
Never saw the huge deal with autolockers.... but so long as they do well at the champion, it's for the greater good of the team in the end.
That's great - except that they rarely do well. Insti-locking is the antithesis of team play, and the people who do it are virtually never team players.
In my experience, people who insti-lock have 3 things in common:
1. They lose their lane in kills, CS, and/or turrets. They're typically not best-in-class players.
2. They fail to respond and/or respond very slowly to pings, and generally have bad map awareness.
3. They will never roam or help other lanes, and have little to no team-fight presence.
I really wish they would remove the lock button altogether as well. Insti-lockers are only part of the reason why though. My main reason has to do with the fact that crybabies and trolls like to use insti-locking to try to force someone else out of a role they called.
And as a practical matter, I never see all ten players lock early anyway, so the feature's existence does nothing to speed up the selection process.