Originally Posted by Sam Is Whoa
There are only a given amount of roles. If your team is missing a vital role like an AD champ or a tank that can peel or a support to sustain his team and you pick annie. Well you broke the summoners code and are trying to sabatoge. There is NO interpretation.
Stop acting like there isnt a default meta. Stop thinking you came up with a better idea. Picking a role already picked IS against summoners code no interpretation if someone says ill LB mid then the next person picks cass. Then proceeds to go mid and rage at LB because he "called" mid. Then ryze should be reported and punished.
His point is that the current meta - effective or not - is not "The Law," and nothing about the Summoner's Code suggests that it is. Read it again.
Being a good team player begins at champion select. Be open minded when considering the needs of your team. If youre the last one to pick, try to fill a niche in your team that hasnt already been filled.If everyones picked and something stands out as a deficiency in your team composition, try asking for another player to fill the gap, or change roles to embrace that responsibility yourself. Remember, that by taking on a role you dont normally play, youll learn more about unfamiliar champions and increase your own skill level.
Everything about that statement is about INTENT, not LAW. The Summoner's Code, incidentally, is also not there to enforce The Meta as The Ultimate Law of LoL. It encourages team play, not suggests that you should be banned for not adhering to The Meta. It's there for one reason, and one only:
To encourage friendly play. The important parts of the Summoner's Code are about language. Not constantly screaming at your teammates. Playing as a team. Pretty much, not being a Giant Flaming ****.
People call roles in champ select because they have roles that they want to play. Generally, people are better players when playing their favorite roles. It's polite and it's courteous and VERY MUCH in keeping with the intent of the Summoner's Code to let them play roles that they want to play, especially if they're polite when they call them, especially at lower ELO where counterpicking is much less of a concern.
Of course, there are a lot of different situations. People who call "mid or feed." People who say "top or I dodge." The type of people who start bursting into profanity for no apparent reason. Those? Ignore those. Those people are morons.
But similarly, if someone calls "mid plz" and someone higher in the pick order goes "**** u im mid i pick first," the second person is an Idiot. The second person is indicative of the horrible, awful playerbase that fills low-mid ELO games and makes ELO hell such a persistent idea. The second person is being a selfish jerk because he can. And that's not right.