"consider implementing an exchanging champion system in the lobby with random pick orders instead of role pick orders if this suggestion is rejected."
But I'm gonna extend it a lil' more.
Basically you set up what champs get the first pick to the fifth pick, downside the champion image you could set for what lane it is going, so if your first pick is the support and he picks Rocket Girl the system knows that Rocket Girl is for the adc. For having this working it has to be programmed to detect what champions are already picked and where are assigned so if Rocket Girl with ADC tag is picked, the system ignores all the adc picks you have set on the Strategy page.
By the way, thanks to that comment I'm thinking that the system I wrote in the document reinforces the pick/ban mindgames because it adds role pick positioning, so maybe you want your top first picking but there is a chance your rival pick an adc because his player is too good, you might ban 2 adcs and going picking the other in the first pick. That's an example, it's like every match you play is a little puzzle, but of course, there will be a meta around that if implemented but with a few more options.
About making the Pick Order like the Ban Order(I dunno if this is your point), you have to much info in the screen, I could think in a Ban Order interface like that because there are only 3 or 4 bans to choose, scrolling up and down the page the whole time probably make some newcomers lost. It should be easier than it is right now, of course. But we have to think that curious people will enter the game and give it a try, and there is where you catch them, so if they get lost anytime because any reason(e.g.: Doesn't knowing how to set up the strategy pick orders to be as good as the people who knows the meta), they will go out and maybe never come back.
So as a final thought about the general interface, not only the Strategy page, I think that the interface should be as simpler and clearest as the game allows it. What has to be detailed is the simulation behind every match so the game will be enriched with new ones strategies the whole time.
Thanks for your reply!
Champion filters are great
Role pick order is great, if done properly it could allow a flex pick option.
Individual champion builds could be placed into consideration, so, for example, you can pick a champion in a position and assign it's built. This could allow flex picking much easier between different damage types. This would, however, create an extra layer of complexity and increase the amount of management a strategy would take.
The current system for priority picks could be used in conjunction with the role picks, so you can assign each player a champion pool and then prioritizes the champions (without selecting a position) so flex picking can be used as well as aiming for power picks.
I will review it a little more, I do think that the system is confusing but not overly complex at the moment, but it could be more intuitive.
Edit: After a quick review of builds. I realized you can combine both damage types on the build screen and on the champion select screen you can decide between AP and AD damage under each champion, meaning you wouldn't have do adjust builds for individual champions.
It could be another page for that called "Builds" so there you create the builds that you want, then go to the Pick Order page and downside the champion image could be an arrow pointing down, so if you click it, it's shows you a list with the builds you have prefabricated and choose it.
This means the build system dissappears in the Strategy page to be aside in another page, it would be like LoL when they updated the game adding custom builds for champs but centering the system in the builds instead of champs.
P.S: Sorry for being a little confussing with the document, I realized that I have misspellings and even words errors there, this first I wanted to shared it so fast that I didn't give it a look back to the ortography xD
P.S 2 (IMPORTANT): I messed up the ban order desing as it should be the opposite colors for the ban picks, whoops D:
My proposed system, the build remains in the same place but ad and ap are combined and then each champion on the pick order page has a drop down box with damage type of AD / AP.
The advantages to this would be you can mix damage types in the same position, it doesn't require extra complexity in strategy or a long time to setup. The downside is it won't allow mixed damage.
Fully to the left = AD
Fully to the right = AP
Putting it in the middle somewhere would split the damage, depending on how close to each side you put it.
You are able to set if you are AP/AD/Mixed, but you can't set AP OffTank/AP Assassin... So maybe could be two sliders instead of one, something like this:
So if you set the slider on DMG the player would focus on buy damage items and in DEF he would buy deffensive items. It adds another layer of complexity to set the strategy as you have more options available, but it's not going to mindblow the players and also that should lead to another types of strategy.
What do you think?