Originally Posted by Brackhar
Although I too am a fan of a good conspiracy theory, it really is just because we want to be cautious about the day 1 load of Dominion, both on the gameplay server and platform side. By doing this limited beta, evaluating the data, and then doing rapid tweaks, we can make sure that the entire system doesn't collapse once we flip the switch full time. 'Cause that'd be a bad experience for everyone.
Here's the problem with that:
It's going to happen no matter what precautions you take. We have enough problems on new champ patch days, Dominion is gonna have problems on release, there is no way to avoid that. Most of your player base has already acknowledged this fact and doesn't really care.
tl;dr: it's gonna be buggy on release, just full release then fix the bugs as they crop up.