Would you support a randomized unbannable pool of heroes?
I think there are a couple of problems when 3 out of the last 4 heroes recently released were banned in most ranked games:
- If a person spent ICE on a hero and then can’t play them in ranked mode for 3 patches, that’s a huge disincentive to purchasing future heroes.
- Most people just ban the same heroes every match which makes the available hero pool the same for every match. The makes the actual heroes selected for matches pretty repetitive. It also means most players don’t think about draft strategies, but mechanically ban.
- By having heroes on effectively perma-ban, the player base never develops tactics to counter those heroes or the skills to utilize them.
I am curious what the community would think if there was a random pool of 4 heroes that were unbannable upon matching. The hero pool is 42. That means in 1/10 of matches a hero like Kensei would be unbannable. The unbannable heroes would generate with each match made. The idea is that over enough matches, that one game where the enemy team had an OP hero would balance out with the games your team had that hero. Thoughts?