I am not against premading (I really want you to understand this, and this game is designed as a team game), but I am against the fact that random players face premades. That my friends is stupid as hell. For instance last game I had 4 player premade vs 6 player randoms.
It is mathematical fact that in this kind of scenario random player MOST OFTEN is on the opposing team of the premade, and thus can not enjoy the game as much as he would, if both of the team were equally consisted of random players.
So please can you stop queuing the random players against premades.
Everyone would benefit from it:
premade vs premade (both teams then have a solid team vs team game)
randoms vs randoms (both teams are on equal level on communication and cooperation wise, and it suits random games as it it)
And it seems like the in-game team voice chat is broken. Whenever I join it.. to see if any of the randoms are there .... it claims noone is there? :c Makes me cry every time.
We're all aware that being in a premade has the benefits of better communication, greater teamwork etc.
Things need to be looked at. Solo queue should be ONLY solo queuers
I keep meeting them in nearly every game now 2-3 man groups where one is 7-10 ranks higher than anyone of us and he has these rank 30 to 40 people. one or two, usually one is enough to even out the level.
Whats worse is that id wager he gets about the same ammount of rankup points for this than he does from an actual proper game with similar skill rating. So why bother when you can have it easy.
This is !@#$ing terrible when you soloqueue
For example, there are now people being put into diamond rank, when their actual skill level is gold. This happens quite often and you can tell in competitve when someone doesn't play as good as his rank suggests.
Now to the problem with premades. Some guys group up because they're friends or siblings or whatever and the system allows them to group even if their ranks are somewhat spread apart to a certain extend. So when I'm playing in platinum I can be put in a team where there is a premade group of 3, where one is plat and the other two are lower gold, or even silver because they can group within 1000 skill rating). That means the skill rating of my own team is not my own because this premade messes it up. My chances of winning have therefore decreased. When you play solo, and everyone in your team plays solo as well, the other people in your team will have a very similar level to you. When a premade joins though, chances are they actually are not up to your personal standards.
That's the first problem I have and the second is most premades I had don't join the team voice chat. They don't want to talk to the team and no communication means lower chances of winning. That's why I don't like premades and I wish I could go in solo with only solo people in my team. Lately 80% of my matches are so unbalanced that I'm going crazy and every so often I'm on a losing streak because matchmaking, skill ratings and balance are all over the place.
You started this thread with a different point of view and opinion of premades but the result is the same. They should include an option for solo only, or premade only. This would solve all my issues.
The real issue, in my opinion, is the fact that groups don't automatically join the team voice channel. In my experience, the worst people you can be grouped with are the 2- or 3-man teams who stay in their own group's channel. Every 6-man team immediately has an advantage because they're on the same voice chat - heck, even 6 solo queuers have more chance (provided they use voice chat). If you are all on the same voice channel and actually use it, you effectively become a 6-man team for that game.
I really don't understand why you don't join the team voice channel, at least in competitive mode it should be automatically.