That whole new queue thing (which rito mentioned like once and has since STFU about... bad sign, boys?) really put things a bit more in perspective. Let the solo queue be try hard that maters. Let dynamic queue be try hard if my pals are try hard.
I've been trying to keep up on updates on Solo Queue. Last official one was where Lyte responded on Reddit three weeks ago:
"The initial launch of new Champ Select and Dynamic Queues was pretty shaky, and the team's been working around the clock to maintain stability and improve the experience. You can see a list of the upcoming improvements to the system here:
It's taken just over a week to launch the new Champ Select to multiple regions around the world, and we still have a few servers to go. Once every server has the new Champ Select and Dynamic Queues, we need to go through a few cycles of peak times, see how the system performs on weekends, and do some pretty heavy monitoring to ensure that the new platform and system can withstand spikes in players like for the upcoming Lunar New Year or Easter weekend.
During this period we'll be continuing to tweak matchmaking (especially for high skill players), monitor queue dodging/lock in fail rates, and implement a bunch of the features that players have been asking such as hiding pick intent from the opposing team, adding skin purchasing back to Champ Select and doing a timing pass on Champ Select so the entire experience is a bit quicker.
There's also some development work left to finish Solo Queue, and we potentially may have to do additional stress testing and optimize hardware again to ensure a smooth launch. When we made the original announcement of Solo Queue, we expected to finish it in the timeline of weeks to month or two, and we'll update everyone as we go."
A couple of days ago Riot accidentally posted this then quickly erased it. Supposedly.
WHAT IS PURE SOLO RANKED QUEUE?
Pure Solo Ranked Queue allows players to enter ranked matches in the new Champion Select without any premade matches. All 10 players in the match will be solo queue players.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM PAST SEASONS SOLO QUEUE?
In past seasons you could always bring a friend with you to help you climb the ranked ladder. Now you must face the Pure Solo Queue challenge alone!
ARE PURE SOLO RANKED QUEUE AND DYNAMIC GROUPS COMPLETELY SEPARATE IN TERMS OF LADDERS AND MMR?
Yes! However, your performance in Pure Solo Ranked Queue will influence your initial MMR in Dynamic Groups. If you already placed in Dynamic Groups before entering Pure Solo Ranked Queue, your performance in Pure Solo Ranked Queue will not affect your rating in the Dynamic Groups. Your performance in Dynamic Groups will never affect your rating in Pure Solo Ranked Queue.