Little reference in the titel. But for real, I wanted to share some thoughts about the ARAM mode.
This game mode has become staple but I think it didn't age very well. Considering the recent game modes like Nexus Blitz, ARURF+ and Odyssey, it has become evident, that ARAM doesn't meet the current standards anymore.
1. Inherent flaws of the mode
In the recent updates to ARURF, some changes like the addition of the canons and or the adjustment of respawn timers have been made. This was so that consistently fast are asured. In addition, the entire focus of Nexus Blitz is have fun, diverse games that end by 20 minutes. On the other hand ARAM games can drag out indefinitely due to people respawning before a team a walk down the entirety of the map.
Again, for Nexus Blitz and ARURF+ Riot made adjustments to champions to make the mode more fair. Whileas in ARAM champions like Xerath, Velkoz or Sona are so bluntly overpowered and nobody feels responsible for doing something about it.
Even though I am half joking in the title, but I am seriously convinced that ARAM should not stay as it is right now. Either make adjustments during the regular patches or actually just remove it pending a rework and replace it with Nexus Blitz. Thank you.