Normal Draft Returns to EUNE

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Hi all, **TL;DR** - We are re-enabling Normal Draft on EUNE between the hours of **12 P.M. CET (Noon) and 12 A.M. CET (Midnight)** from Friday, February 10th. Based on match quality and queue times in the coming weeks we will evaluate if the queue is healthy enough to maintain. >**SUPER IMPORTANT** Everyday, you'll see "DRAFT PICK" available in your client from Midday until Midnight (12:00 to 23:59). These are the peak times that we feel the queue can operate well in. We will TURN THE QUEUE OFF at night, from 00:00 to 11:59. This means you **won't see the queue in your client** until the next day. **Why did we turn Normal Draft off?** At the start of preseason we enabled Flex alongside Solo/Duo queue. In a few regions including EUNE where queue health did not appear sustainable, we disabled Normal Draft. Based on the information we had at the time, which showed that having all three queues active (Normal Draft, Ranked Flex and Ranked Solo/Duo) would lead to a deteriorated experience for players in queue times and matchmaking. The trade was that players could no longer play with position select in a non-ranked queues, which we heard loud and clear some of you weren’t happy about. **Why are we turning Normal Draft back on?** We’ve been monitoring boards and other communications platforms very closely here in Europe. We’ve seen and heard your frustration around the decision to turn Normal Draft off. Some of the points that were raised include: * Blind Pick is not a good substitution for Normal Draft * Some players only like to play Normals. Removing Normal Draft restricts the way in which these players can enjoy League of Legends. * Normal Draft often serves as a less competitive environment to ranked play, where you can try new champions and builds etc * EUNE players should have the same queues available to them as EUW players A few things have changed since we launched Ranked Flex and Solo/Duo. We’ve seen participation in these queues settle into a healthy place. We’ve also greatly improved the viability of queues with position select through autofill and a few other features, which means there does not need to be as many players in queue overall to maintain acceptable matchmaking times and match fairness. **The plan going forward** With the reintroduction of Normal Draft, we’ll be actively monitoring queue health on both Normal Draft and Ranked Flex. This means that we’ll be looking at the amount of players playing in each queue and what way they decide to queue up (solo, duo, trio etc) to understand any changes in queue times and the quality of matchmaking. Be sure to keep an eye on the [queue health update](http://eune.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/queue-health-comes-patch-notes) in our patch notes. If we see a degraded play experience, we’ll look at introducing some fixes to alleviate this, but there is the possibility that we may have to remove Normal Draft or adjust settings in Ranked Flex. We’ll be sure to communicate here on boards, ahead of time, any changes that we’re looking to implement which will affect the queues on EUNE.
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I couldn't give two shits about normal draft, can you PLEASE release the practice tool ffs {{item:3151}}
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Soon(™)
DarkG0d (EUNE)
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Hey , Rioter I have one question if you are as kind to answer this. why did you guys feel like we need another rank queue ?
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Normal Draft isn't ranked, though?
Rokąs (EUW)
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I think he was talking about the fact that you guys introduced flex q and solo/duo q.
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Gotcha. Well, I don't work on the team that deals with Ranked Play, but I do remember that they covered the reason that 2 queues exist back in the season update which you can check out [here.](http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/featured/preseason-2017/ranked)
DarkG0d (EUNE)
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I was referring to Flex-Q sorry for no clarifying , I personally use it as Normal Draft. but I can see that others in the forums do not see it this way. I understand from where you come from. its not your choice. but its impossible to play Blind pick. cant you guys find a way around blind pick to make it more like draft pick but with fewer parameters ? like allowing all free to play rotation so everyone has the required pool.
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> [{quoted}](name=DarkG0d,realm=EUNE,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=000a00000001,timestamp=2017-02-09T13:19:00.807+0000) > > I was referring to Flex-Q sorry for no clarifying , I personally use it as Normal Draft. but I can see that others in the forums do not see it this way. > I understand from where you come from. its not your choice. but its impossible to play Blind pick. cant you guys find a way around blind pick to make it more like draft pick but with fewer parameters ? like allowing all free to play rotation so everyone has the required pool. As mentioned [HERE](http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/developer-corner/iqcQYuBZ-so-normal-draft), that's something we're interested in making happen: > We caused confusion by saying that "in an ideal world" we'd retire Normal Draft in NA, EUW, and BR. We have no current plans to do so. Ultimately, we would like to take the best aspects of both normal queues (position preference from Normal Draft and less hardcore gameplay/speedy champion select from Blind Pick) into a single queue. Not quite what you mentioned but ultimately we'd like to find a nice middle ground between "flexibility of choice" and "speed of games" - normal blind, while many people dislike it, is one of the most popular queues by those who prefer a less competitive environment - mainly due to the ease and speed of getting in game.
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So, for me personally, when I decide to play either normal draft or flex, it boils down to whether I want to climb in a ranked experience or if I want to play in a more relaxed environment where I still get to choose my role (mostly) and ban Yasuo x10. I feel this is true for a lot of my friends and other players, so it's really all about letting you chose how you want to play.
Mr Sp00ks (EUNE)
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I believe DarkGod is referring to both Flex and Solo/Duo, and how it might be better to have just a single queue.
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> [{quoted}](name=Mr Sp00ks,realm=EUNE,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=000a00000002,timestamp=2017-02-09T13:22:27.172+0000) > > I believe DarkGod is referring to both Flex and Solo/Duo, and how it might be better to have just a single queue. We previously did have a single queue - it was dynamic queue. While a lot of players enjoyed the experience, there was those who wanted a *more* competitive environment of solo/duo queue - where you couldn't just join as a premade with skype and have somewhat of an advantage. Flex serves the purpose of being flexible - you can join in any group size except four man. However for those preferring the less premade approach, solo/duo exists. The teams who work on these queues are constantly evaluating the health of them and whether any changes need to be made. Ultimately this was an attempt to address both those who enjoyed flexibility of playing with their friends in ranked, and those who didn't want to play against groups of friends in ranked :-)
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We did it ~~Reddit~~ Boards!
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#Wait... you give it back for 12 HOURS and on Friday? A proper working day when many of us are at work since 4-5 PM not comming home before 6PM... or at school... and also many of us will go out on Friday evening.... Is this another scammy way how to skewer your statistics to "prove" that we don't need normal draft? Why not enabling it from Friday morning till Monday morning? Like "fun modes". Afraid what the stats would tell you? http://i.imgur.com/M45o9.jpg
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> [{quoted}](name=Inquisitor Kane,realm=EUNE,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=001200000000,timestamp=2017-02-09T14:45:39.190+0000) > > #Wait... you give it back for 12 HOURS and on Friday? > > A proper working day when many of us are at work since 4-5 PM not comming home before 6PM... or at school... and also many of us will go out on Friday evening.... > > Is this another scammy way how to skewer your statistics to "prove" that we don't need normal draft? > > Why not enabling it from Friday morning till Monday morning? Like "fun modes". Afraid what the stats would tell you? > > http://i.imgur.com/M45o9.jpg It's on every day **from this Friday** for 12 hours - it's not a single day event O.o
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Riot made EUNE Great Again! {{champion:268}} Now I can finally practice champs again {{summoner:4}} {{summoner:6}} {{summoner:11}} Vote for Riot! {{sticker:slayer-jinx-catface}}
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Like I say it always take Riot ages to realize that they made a mistake and bring something back! Why cant Riot realize if loads of people are saying the same thing then ofc people want it back! {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}}
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> [{quoted}](name=Gamer Life,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=0015,timestamp=2017-02-09T13:23:41.887+0000) > > Like I say it always take Riot ages to realize that they made a mistake and bring something back! Why cant Riot realize if loads of people are saying the same thing then ofc people want it back! > > {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}} The teams involved in this decision have been monitoring since launch - however it's a little more complicated than "there's lots of boards posts - so that means we need it." We needed to let preseason settle and start of season settle, then gather data from players (Surveys were sent), as well as using our own data of which queue players went to, and ultimately which queue they'll potentially be leaving from now. To be 100% transparent, this is a little risky. There is a (not dismissable) chance that at least one queue is going to have unhealthy queue and match times, which makes for a super sucky experience too. One way we're hoping to mitigate that is with the fact that it's windowed - 12pm to 12am. Some potential options we have are making that window smaller (IE: to "peak" times when there's lots of players online), or making modifications to other queues to make them more restrictive. We're hoping that all queues currently active can live healthily together in EUNE, and will be keeping a very close eye on it. However we don't want to say "we did it", leave it as is, and make a crappy experience for a lot of players just to avoid getting criticised.
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> [{quoted}](name=Riot Eambo,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=00150000,timestamp=2017-02-09T13:31:01.743+0000) > > The teams involved in this decision have been monitoring since launch - however it's a little more complicated than "there's lots of boards posts - so that means we need it." We needed to let preseason settle and start of season settle, then gather data from players (Surveys were sent), as well as using our own data of which queue players went to, and ultimately which queue they'll potentially be leaving from now. > > To be 100% transparent, this is a little risky. There is a (not dismissable) chance that at least one queue is going to have unhealthy queue and match times, which makes for a super sucky experience too. > > One way we're hoping to mitigate that is with the fact that it's windowed - 12pm to 12am. Some potential options we have are making that window smaller (IE: to "peak" times when there's lots of players online), or making modifications to other queues to make them more restrictive. > > We're hoping that all queues currently active can live healthily together in EUNE, and will be keeping a very close eye on it. However we don't want to say "we did it", leave it as is, and make a crappy experience for a lot of players just to avoid getting criticised. so why isnt there a survey about autofill and how can be imrpove as, people would rather have longer queue then autofill, witch wouldnt be the best thing but it does need tweaking a bit as its not fun being abuto filled to jungler when your in ranked and your bad at jungle?
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> [{quoted}](name=Gamer Life,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=001500000000,timestamp=2017-02-09T13:46:31.558+0000) > > so why isnt there a survey about autofill and how can be imrpove as, people would rather have longer queue then autofill, witch wouldnt be the best thing but it does need tweaking a bit as its not fun being abuto filled to jungler when your in ranked and your bad at jungle? Opinion can only go so far unfortunately. I think pretty much everyone, including in Riot, can agree that in an ideal world - we'd love to have not only autofill disabled, but the ability to get your preferred role 100% of the time. While that is something that would be fantastic, due to some roles simply not being selected (especially in solo/duo situations) - that would result in astronomically high queue times. We had already tried autofill not being enabled all the time and we saw queue times getting very unhealthy globally. I doubt this is the final solution and the teams are always working on improvements and tweaks - however sometimes things such as this are needed to ensure people can get a game in a reasonable time.
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> [{quoted}](name=Riot Eambo,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=0015000000000000,timestamp=2017-02-09T13:53:17.494+0000) > > Opinion can only go so far unfortunately. I think pretty much everyone, including in Riot, can agree that in an ideal world - we'd love to have not only autofill disabled, but the ability to get your preferred role 100% of the time. > > While that is something that would be fantastic, due to some roles simply not being selected (especially in solo/duo situations) - that would result in astronomically high queue times. > > We had already tried autofill not being enabled all the time and we saw queue times getting very unhealthy globally. I doubt this is the final solution and the teams are always working on improvements and tweaks - however sometimes things such as this are needed to ensure people can get a game in a reasonable time. Hello Riot Eambo, I didnt say for it to be disable, I was talking about it being tweaked as, I dont feel it need to be removing but could be changed. so why cant there be a survey. What about have in the game setting were you pink one role that you wouldnt like to be autofilled too, so then there would be still autofill but the one role your not good at you wont get filled too Thanks
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> [{quoted}](name=Gamer Life,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=00150000000000000000,timestamp=2017-02-09T13:57:46.290+0000) > > Hello Riot Eambo, > > I didnt say for it to be disable, I was talking about it being tweaked as, I dont feel it need to be removing but could be changed. so why cant there be a survey > > Thanks Well we don't need a survey to know that it's not ideal ^^ The team are literally always tweaking it behind the scenes in minor ways - moving weighting more to your primary than secondary, for example - when there's enough flexibility to do so.
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> [{quoted}](name=Riot Eambo,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=001500000000000000000000,timestamp=2017-02-09T14:02:30.169+0000) > > Well we don't need a survey to know that it's not ideal ^^ The team are literally always tweaking it behind the scenes in minor ways - moving weighting more to your primary than secondary, for example - when there's enough flexibility to do so. Hello, you are misunderstanding me am taking about a survey about ideas for ways it can be improved, as I have said it shouldn't be removed. Here my idea. Everyone good at meney roles but do have one role there really bad at so what if, in the game setting were you pick one role that you wouldnt like to be autofilled too, so then there would be still autofill but the one role your not good at you wont get filled too Thanks
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> [{quoted}](name=Gamer Life,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=0015000000000000000000000000,timestamp=2017-02-09T14:11:20.045+0000) > > Hello, > > you are misunderstanding me am taking about a survey about ideas for ways it can be improved, as I have said it shouldn't be removed. > > Here my idea. Everyone good at meney roles but do have one role there really bad at so what if, in the game setting were you pick one role that you wouldnt like to be autofilled too, so then there would be still autofill but the one role your not good at you wont get filled too > > Thanks This was tested in LA2 already - and resulted in a huge increase in queue times because a lot of people excluded the same role. Unfortunately that idea was scrapped due to the highly negative impact it had :-(
Wa5abi65 (EUW)
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Good news for our EUNE friends! {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
Wa5abi65 (EUW)
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Interesting downvotes! I was being nice because I have seen how upset you all are. Oh well :( edit- Now being upvoted. Ok, faith in the community restored :)
Riddarn (EUNE)
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> [{quoted}](name=Wa5abi65,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=00080000,timestamp=2017-02-09T13:13:54.677+0000) > > Interesting downvotes! > I was being nice because I have seen how upset you all are. Oh well :( It's obviously just some loser with his alt accounts downvoting any positivity about Normal Draft because he can't handle anything more complicated than Blind Pick. He's probably the kind of player who always instalocks and ignores everyone else. It's really sad that there are people this pathetic.
Wa5abi65 (EUW)
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Probably a {{champion:157}} main who is going to have his pick banned in every game again ;)
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lul
Rokice (EUNE)
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> [{quoted}](name=Riot Husker,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=00080000000000000001,timestamp=2017-02-09T13:35:34.798+0000) > > lul WHY NOT COMBINE EUNE AND EUW LUL. Isnt all people with one president the plan for illuminati ? just kidding ? ( OR AM I ? )
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I agree that there are too many regions. If ping time is too high just add some proxy servers with fast connections.
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Fun fact: both EUW and EUNE servers are in Amsterdam, in one building, maybe even in the same room :-D
Riot tmx (EUNE)
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> [{quoted}](name=Inquisitor Kane,realm=EUNE,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=00080000000000000001000000020000,timestamp=2017-02-09T14:57:06.522+0000) > > Fun fact: both EUW and EUNE servers are in Amsterdam, in one building, maybe even in the same room :-D Not exactly true. EUW game servers are located in AMS, while EUNE's ones -- in FRA. Small chunk of EUNE's pool is indeed located in AMS for some other reasons that include stability of our service across Europe. In general, we could possibly squeeze all servers into a single location, but the geographical aspect of the data center is also important. Players from various parts of Europe will have better connectivity to locations that are geographically closer to them. This data center split between EUW and EUNE is also remnant of Riot's history: LoL wasn't started yesterday, and the reality in terms of technology, networking and security 7 years ago was totally different than it's now.
Maraomara (EUNE)
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> * Blind Pick is not a good substitution for Normal Draft WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED.
Rokice (EUNE)
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> [{quoted}](name=Maraomara,realm=EUNE,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2017-02-09T12:57:38.927+0000) > > WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED. WHY NOT COMBINE EUW AND EUNE ?!?!
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> [{quoted}](name=Rokice,realm=EUNE,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=00020001,timestamp=2017-02-09T13:35:43.994+0000) > > WHY NOT COMBINE EUW AND EUNE ?!?! Cuz of ms?(the pings)
Rutious4 (EUNE)
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No? I live in Poland and i have 46 ping on EUNW and 39 ping on EUW.
Riot tmx (EUNE)
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> [{quoted}](name=Rutious4,realm=EUNE,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=0002000100000002,timestamp=2017-02-09T16:31:46.055+0000) > > No? I live in Poland and i have 46 ping on EUNW and 39 ping on EUW. This depends on the routing. In my previous comment in this thread I pointed out the geographical location of servers. Well, the second aspect is the routing and it indeed can play a significant role in latency. With our new Point of Presence in Warsaw we're working on making the connectivity to Frankfurt better for Polish players though ;)
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I SAID YOU WERE GONNA GET BACK NORMAL DRAFT, I CALLED IT MONTHS AGO YES
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Wow, they actually listened. I guess there are some European Rioters out there after all. :^) Thank you for this change. I play on EUW myself, but i'd hate to have the que removed here.
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We certainly do listen here in Europe, specially on boards. There are a lot less Rioters in EU than there are in NA, so that can give the **very mistaken** perception that we're all on NA boards and don't listen to EU players. Totally not the case. Please always feel that boards is a good place to give feedback to us :)
Recrited (EUNE)
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Riot Husker notice me pls {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-rainbows}}
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DELDE115 (EUW)
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Just curious, what do you mean about Queue Health? Exactly what wasnt healthy about Normal draft Queue? What it that no one played it, there were too many people playing Normals rather than Ranked (which means a big NO NO because you guys only care about ranked). What determines Queue health?
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A bunch of factors make up queue health overall, such as, but not limited to: * Number of players in each queue, which affects queue times and match making * What way players are queuing up (solo, duo, trio etc) * What roles players are picking as primary and secondary The concern, which still exists is that the addition of another queue would split the player base between normal draft and flex in such a way that match making (not playing against a diamond player if you're gold) and queue times would suffer in one or both queues. We'll continue to monitor as normal draft comes back online and provide updates on queue health status.
DELDE115 (EUW)
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>The concern, which still exists is that the addition of another queue would split the player base between normal draft and flex in such a way that match making (not playing against a diamond player if you're gold) and queue times would suffer in one or both queues. Apart from the "not getting matched with different ELO players", I still dont see much of a problem. If you guys are worried that the player base is too split up between different types of Queues, why did you make normal draft a thing in the first place (back in the "old days"? Why didnt you guys go CS:GO ranked mode, where the MAIN gamemode is exclusively in ranked? Also, why did you guys delete normal draft and not blind mode? Blind mode is so chaotic and antifun that its a real pain, and people would have to be EXTREMELY desperate to Queue up for Blind mode. Deleting blind would make new players get the idea of how League of Legends works from level 0. I know that in order to play draft you need 15 champions, but I believe that rule can be changed. You people want us to play more competitive like in the LCS (which many of us btw are against being "forced" to play ranked and not have fun, because for some of us, ranked is not fun, we do not like the competitive tryharding spirit); so having Normal Draft unlocked from the beginning would make new players get the idea of what League of Legends is all about, have some of that competitive spirit, BUT there wouldnt be any risk in it. You dont lose. Normal draft is a win win scenario. When you win games, you feel awesome, and when you lose games, you feel great because there is nothing to fight for (you dont lose LP, you dont get deranked, etc), you learn your mistakes without losing anything at all, AND you actually get to have fun in a ZERO stress envioroment. ___ In all honesty, I think that the reason the big guys at Riot made the decision to take away normal draft wasnt because of Queue health, but because you wanted to force players into playing ranked and nothing but ranked, knowing how unpleasent Blind Queue is, how stale Aram can get and how incredibly boring some of the rotating gamemodes can get. This is last part was a personal opinion, if you, Riot Husker, have a different or similar opinion, please do tell, I want to know yours. And just so you understand me a bit better with this last part, I want to know the player Husker´s opinion, NOT Husker the Rioter. ___ Thanks for the reply btw. You cleared out some doubts I had.
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> [{quoted}](name=DELDE115,realm=EUW,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=007500000000,timestamp=2017-02-09T21:37:13.551+0000) > Apart from the "not getting matched with different ELO players", I still dont see much of a problem. If you guys are worried that the player base is too split up between different types of Queues, why did you make normal draft a thing in the first place (back in the "old days"? Why didnt you guys go CS:GO ranked mode, where the MAIN gamemode is exclusively in ranked? From my understanding (remember, I don't work on the team that deals with the queues or development in any way, so this is mostly my gut feeling) the concern arose from the prospect of adding an additional Summoners Rift Queue on top of Blind, Draft and Dynamic Queue, moving from 3 to 4 queues in total for SR. While we knew queue health was "ok" with 3 queues, 4 might have been what tipped the balance. > Also, why did you guys delete normal draft and not blind mode? Blind mode is so chaotic and antifun that its a real pain, and people would have to be EXTREMELY desperate to Queue up for Blind mode. I believe this would have been due to the fact you can get in to a game faster through blind as there is no pick ban phase, which would keep queue times lower. But I could be totally wrong. I don't know how many players play in blind vs draft etc > You people want us to play more competitive like in the LCS (which many of us btw are against being "forced" to play ranked and not have fun, because for some of us, ranked is not fun, we do not like the competitive tryharding spirit); so having Normal Draft unlocked from the beginning would make new players get the idea of what League of Legends is all about, have some of that competitive spirit, BUT there wouldnt be any risk in it. You dont lose. I don't think that's quite true in the sense of us wanting to force you to play ranked, but I do understand the point you're trying to make. I also prefer Normal Draft and ARAM unless i'm settling into a weekend of climbing in rank. > In all honesty, I think that the reason the big guys at Riot made the decision to take away normal draft wasnt because of Queue health, but because you wanted to force players into playing ranked and nothing but ranked, knowing how unpleasent Blind Queue is, how stale Aram can get and how incredibly boring some of the rotating gamemodes can get. That's simply not true. "Big guys" don't make those kind of decisions in Riot. Many teams and subject matter experts are involved in these kind of decisions and they're not done lightly. Also, if that were the case, draft would have been disabled in EUW and NA too, but it wasn't as the team felt the playerbase could sustain healthy queues. Thankfully, they now feel somewhat confident that EUNE can do that too. >This is last part was a personal opinion, if you, Riot Husker, have a different or similar opinion, please do tell, I want to know yours. And just so you understand me a bit better with this last part, I want to know the player Husker´s opinion, NOT Husker the Rioter. I've done the best I can to address your concerns, but please do keep in mind that this is not my area of expertise and not something you should take as "Riot says". I'm happy to answer anymore questions you might have to the best of my ability, but keep in mind there are some things I just won't have a clue about
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*Boards ;)
RAYMAN07 (EUNE)
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Hey uhm... NOTICE ME SENPAI! (Husker)
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NOTICE ME SAMA!
inimosu2002 (EUNE)
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its 12:36 PM 10 February Friday and I cant play draft ? whats going on? {{sticker:zombie-nunu-bummed}}
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It is online. Under Summoners Rift, Draft Pick.
sebyuta1 (EUNE)
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its enable today , u enable it permanently ?
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Yes, it's enabled every day from midday to midnight.
CamperCop (EUNE)
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Why you took normal draft away again?!!??!?!?! WE WANT DRAFT{{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}} {{sticker:zombie-brand-facepalm}} {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}}
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>TL;DR - We are re-enabling Normal Draft on EUNE between the hours of 12 P.M. CET (Noon) and 12 A.M. CET (Midnight) ^^^^^
Gwindol (EUNE)
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Well done, any head up where our beloved draft is? Our party looked forward to play no troll again! {{sticker:zombie-brand-mindblown}}
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>TL;DR - We are re-enabling Normal Draft on EUNE between the hours of 12 P.M. CET (Noon) and 12 A.M. CET (Midnight)
RoCapBG (EUNE)
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It was removed again... I guess i will just play ranked {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}}
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> [{quoted}](name=RoCapBG,realm=EUNE,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=013d,timestamp=2017-02-12T07:35:45.324+0000) > > It was removed again... I guess i will just play ranked {{sticker:zombie-brand-clap}} As mentioned in the announcement, the queue is active from 12pm to 12am. This windowed timeframe is when players are most likely to play normal draft, and is one of the ways we are attempting to mitigate the unhealthy queue times (making it available during the most active periods)
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It is currently 11am..........
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> [{quoted}](name=HeadShotT1me,realm=EUNE,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=013d00000000,timestamp=2017-02-12T09:03:18.949+0000) > > It is currently 11am.......... EUNE is based on CET, where it is currently 10am. The queue will activate in 2 hours (12pm), for 12 hours, then deactivate at 12am (midnight).
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Excuse me for bumping but eh. I was able to play Draft Normal yesterday so I assume firstly that the queue will only be active during a specific time frame each day? Also, the queue right now for me is gone. Its 10:25 am in sweden(I think. Pardon me but I can't do AM and PM that well yet). So I assume once more that the queue will be enabled later?
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> [{quoted}](name=Hailey Hayato,realm=EUNE,application-id=slFBEUB8,discussion-id=plAP1j6x,comment-id=013d0000000000000000,timestamp=2017-02-21T09:27:10.689+0000) > > Excuse me for bumping but eh. I was able to play Draft Normal yesterday so I assume firstly that the queue will only be active during a specific time frame each day? Also, the queue right now for me is gone. Its 10:25 am in sweden(I think. Pardon me but I can't do AM and PM that well yet). > > So I assume once more that the queue will be enabled later? Hi Hailey Hayato, As mentioned in the original post: > SUPER IMPORTANT Everyday, you'll see "DRAFT PICK" available in your client from Midday until Midnight (12:00 to 23:59). These are the peak times that we feel the queue can operate well in. We will TURN THE QUEUE OFF at night, from 00:00 to 11:59. This means you won't see the queue in your client until the next day. It's currently 10:27 CET - so expect it to be enabled in approx 1.5 hours, for 12 hours. This will be a daily occurrence.
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