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League of Legends tries out Team Builder

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I will confess –  I’m still fairly n00b when it comes to League of Legends. There are only really two or three champions that I can play as, and I prefer to play them in specific lanes. However, this can lead to issues when other people want to play as my preferred champions. Now, Riot is going to try making my life easier.

Normally, LoL is fairly straight forward when it comes to team selection. You and four other players (hopefully friends or polite strangers) pick characters, assign roles (lane, jungle, etc) and fight another team that has done the same. However, not everyone always gets the champion that they want, or the role they desire. So what happens when you don’t get to solo-mid with Miss Fortune? Mayhem. Riot is trying to help people play well with each other and avoid these clashes.

Starting today, Team Builder will let players pre-select their champion, role and position before finding a team. This way, everyone knows what they’re playing and where they want to go, negating any in-fighting over characters or lanes. There is a separate queue for these games, and players may find a variation in wait times for a game. However, the goal is that the experience will be more enjoyable for all involved. If you don’t care about your champion or role, you can still opt for normal blind and normal draft pick for unranked games.

Team Builder will only be available in its current Beta form for 48 hours, so if you’re curious to try it, you’d better do so this week.

Last Updated: March 3, 2014

14 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    March 3, 2014 at 10:04

    *yawn* slow day for news apparently.

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    • Weanerdog

      March 3, 2014 at 10:55

      Well Russia is busy invading Ukraine, Oscar trial is on and Smith is out after the overnight declaration. And Mondays mornings are always slow for gaming news as ‘Merica (fuck yeah!) is still sleeping. Oh and some movies won awards because some people found then nifty. Also Rince does one hell of a Steve Irwin impersonation.

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  2. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 3, 2014 at 10:05

    How is the LoL community compare to DotA community?

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      March 3, 2014 at 10:15

      bigger and slightly less awful 😛

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      • hairyknees

        March 3, 2014 at 10:29

        I disagree! 😛 they are both equally filled with WAAAAAAH people who like button bashing people over the Internet ^_^

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      • Guest

        March 3, 2014 at 11:55

        They are both filled with toxic players. I quit them after I just got fed up with the constant bitching and finger pointing. I decided to give myself a full body wax in the evenings instead. I’ve never looked back…

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    • Guest

      March 3, 2014 at 11:56

      They are both filled with toxic players. I quit them after I just got fed up with the constant bitching and finger pointing. Instead I decided to give myself a full body wax in the evenings instead. I’ve never looked back…

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    • PsyKo

      March 3, 2014 at 11:56

      They are both filled with toxic players. I quit them after I just got fed up with the constant bitching and finger pointing. I decided to give myself a full body wax in the evenings . I’ve never looked back…

      Reply

  3. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 3, 2014 at 10:05

    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 3, 2014 at 10:16

      shame poor kitty!

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 3, 2014 at 10:31

      Bwahahaha, my cat did that once before… needless to say she avoids the bath like the plague now.

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 3, 2014 at 10:09

    I hope it includes some kind of matchmaking so you don’t end up with less experienced players being grouped with more experienced players.

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    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 3, 2014 at 10:10

      indeed

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      • Kyratic

        March 3, 2014 at 10:58

        It does, is attempts to place you with allies and opponents who have similar mmr scores to you currently. But thier match making rating (mmr) doesn’t always reflect their true skill, as humans are horribly inconsistant..

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