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Let’s talk about the Design of Team Builder

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RiotLyte

Lead Social Systems Designer

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03-03-2014

<div class="legacy-vbulletin"> <div class="article-body"> <p> <strong>Team Builder live beta status:</strong> </p><span class="content-border"><img src="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/February_2014/ATBTDLB/TBSI2-EN.jpg"></span> <p> Hey everyone, </p> <p> Lyte here, and I'm excited to say that we're rolling out a 48-hour Team Builder live beta. For specifics like the timing of the live beta, head<strong><em> <a href="http://oce.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/features/announcing-team-builder-two-day-live-beta">here</a></em></strong>. Team Builder is a new queue where you can queue up for a specific champion, position and role. After letting the system know what you want to play, you can build your own balanced team or join an existing one where everyone's bought in on where they're going and what they're playing. </p> <p> Great teamwork doesn't start when the minions spawn or at the first big teamfight. It starts in Champion Select. Champion Select sets the tone of the game and greatly impacts whether you feel like you're going to have a fun match. We've been doing a lot of research on Champion Select, and identified 2 key areas we'd like to improve with Team Builder: </p> <ol> <li> <em>Time pressure is bad for communication.</em> In the ideal Champion Select, everyone gets their preferred role and feels like they're on the same page for the match; however, if multiple players are looking to play the same role or lane, it's extremely difficult to come to an agreement when the clock is ticking. </li> <li> <em>We weren't taking into account player intention.</em> Everyone enjoys League differently. Some players play to win every single game; other players want to try out new creative strats, or practice that new champion they just got. We needed a system that could match like-minded players together so that if you wanted to try a crazy new strat, you could find 4 other players who wanted to do the same thing.&nbsp; </li> </ol> <p> Team Builder is our take on a new Champion Select--it's intended to bring players together that complement each other's expectations and intentions the moment they enter the lobby. The system removes time pressure, giving teams the flexibility to figure out what they want to do and find the best teammates for the job. During the Live beta, we'll also be collecting matchmaking data on every champion, position and role combination so that we can roll out a smarter matchmaking system that can dynamically account for your experience with a given role, position or champion. First time playing Ahri? Learning Marksman for the first time? Team Builder's matchmaking will take all these factors into account to make sure you have a great experience. </p> <p> Our goal for Team Builder is to bring players together and build better teams. Team Builder empowers players to have more control over their experiences, so that you can play League of Legends the way you (and your friends!) want. </p> <p> We're super excited to play Team Builder with you, and look forward to your feedback in this 48-hour live beta. The team will be available in this thread to answer any questions you might have about Team Builder, and if you find any bugs in the live beta please let us know! </p> <p> Now, who wants to compete against my Double Jungle comp? </p> <p> Lyte </p> <style type="text/css"> .article-body .region-na,.article-body .region-br,.article-body .region-eune,.article-body .region-euw,.article-body .region-tr {display:none;} </style> </div> </div>


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Dirigible Tomato

Senior Member

03-03-2014

Are you planning on pointing out to people who can't read that it doesn't enforce a meta? Gets a bit old seeing that rubbish whenever the subject is brought up.

Also if this is the beta, when do you guys plan on rolling out the full system?


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Dirigible Tomato

Senior Member

03-03-2014

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OCG Maraudaur:

Although I do really enjoy the pick/ban phase of Summoners Rift. Is there any work being done to try create a more enjoyable experience during the regular champion selection phase?

The team builder queue replaces the regular champion pick, instead of draft pick. I dunno if you're getting confused there, maybe I'm reading it wrong.

Ranked and stuff will still have draft pick and banning.


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Alictron

Senior Member

03-03-2014

I'm hoping our 48 hour trial starts on Friday or Saturday, that will give me more time to try it out


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Diviara

Junior Member

03-03-2014

Will the system offer a second choice? For example if you could set your primary role as Mid lane but if the system finds too many Queueing for that lane at the current time that it could then drop you into aa secondary role that the player selected such as Top or Jungle?

Are you able to disclose what measures you have made to make sure Team Builder is able to handle the variations in OCE?

Will ping be a option? Not to be mean and I understand how ping fluctuates, but would you the development team ever consider ping a matchmaking criteria? Just asking. If it isnt feasible then I understand.


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NumberC39

Junior Member

03-03-2014

Quote:
RiotLyte:
<div class="legacy-vbulletin"> <div class="article-body"> <p> <strong>Team Builder live beta status:</strong> </p><span class="content-border"><img src="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/February_2014/ATBTDLB/TBSI2-EN.jpg"></span> <p> Hey everyone, </p> <p> Lyte here, and I'm excited to say that we're rolling out a 48-hour Team Builder live beta. For specifics like the timing of the live beta, head<strong><em> <a href="http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/features/announcing-team-builder-two-day-live-beta">here</a></em></strong>. Team Builder is a new queue where you can queue up for a specific champion, position and role. After letting the system know what you want to play, you can build your own balanced team or join an existing one where everyone's bought in on where they're going and what they're playing. </p> <p> Great teamwork doesn't start when the minions spawn or at the first big teamfight. It starts in Champion Select. Champion Select sets the tone of the game and greatly impacts whether you feel like you're going to have a fun match. We've been doing a lot of research on Champion Select, and identified 2 key areas we'd like to improve with Team Builder: </p> <ol> <li> <em>Time pressure is bad for communication.</em> In the ideal Champion Select, everyone gets their preferred role and feels like they're on the same page for the match; however, if multiple players are looking to play the same role or lane, it's extremely difficult to come to an agreement when the clock is ticking. </li> <li> <em>We weren't taking into account player intention.</em> Everyone enjoys League differently. Some players play to win every single game; other players want to try out new creative strats, or practice that new champion they just got. We needed a system that could match like-minded players together so that if you wanted to try a crazy new strat, you could find 4 other players who wanted to do the same thing.&nbsp; </li> </ol> <p> Team Builder is our take on a new Champion Select--it's intended to bring players together that complement each other's expectations and intentions the moment they enter the lobby. The system removes time pressure, giving teams the flexibility to figure out what they want to do and find the best teammates for the job. During the Live beta, we'll also be collecting matchmaking data on every champion, position and role combination so that we can roll out a smarter matchmaking system that can dynamically account for your experience with a given role, position or champion. First time playing Ahri? Learning Marksman for the first time? Team Builder's matchmaking will take all these factors into account to make sure you have a great experience. </p> <p> Our goal for Team Builder is to bring players together and build better teams. Team Builder empowers players to have more control over their experiences, so that you can play League of Legends the way you (and your friends!) want. </p> <p> We're super excited to play Team Builder with you, and look forward to your feedback in this 48-hour live beta. The team will be available in this thread to answer any questions you might have about Team Builder, and if you find any bugs in the live beta please let us know! </p> <p> Now, who wants to compete against my Double Jungle comp? </p> <p> Lyte </p> <style type="text/css"> .article-body .region-na,.article-body .region-br,.article-body .region-eune,.article-body .region-euw,.article-body .region-tr {display:none;} </style> </div> </div>


double jungle comp hey. try vsing my double adc comp (1 adc at top not mid and 1 adc at bot) but just to ask what made team builder program to happen and who came up with the idea? and can i add you RiotLyte as a friend just to play sometime when can


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Jack

Senior Member

03-03-2014

As Diviara mentioned, a second preferrence option will be needed for this system to be truly optimal.

Even if there was say, checkboxes for each role that you could number in preference and leave the unwanted roles blank.


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Feyris Nyannyan

Senior Member

03-03-2014

#freepittballs2014


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Diviara

Junior Member

03-03-2014

Quote:
Jack:
As Diviara mentioned, a second preferrence option will be needed for this system to be truly optimal.

Even if there was say, checkboxes for each role that you could number in preference and leave the unwanted roles blank.


Should probly thumbs up my post if you say that ; ) more thumbs, more visibility


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Jason

Senior Member

03-03-2014

From what I can tell, this will be the amazing new solo queue.

Do you see this ever working in a ranked queue?