Ok well ever since I think 2.0.37, a bug has remained in game that makes me crash right at the start of the AP screen, every 5 or so games. And yes, I've Updated my Nvidia drivers, reinstalled HoN, and did just about everyting I was told to when I reported the problem.
And I know there are quite a lot of people that get the exact same bug. Just this weekend I had another game where it happend to me and 2 other players in the same match.
Now the problem is, by the time you reconnect, time has run out, and you end up with a random hero. Considering the removed the bonus gold on random, it makes the matter so much more unpleasant.
Now this got me thinking, regardless of the existance of this bug, there is a feature that could be implemented to atleast lessen the strain of disconnecting before you have chance to pick, regardless of the reason for it. It'll help, even if it happend because you accidentally pressed your reset button..:
-Add a feature where if a player disconnects (again, for whatever reason) during the picking phase, the game automatically right click (grey portraits) a random hero. This wont help the player directly, but atleast the rest of the team will know what hero the diconnected player will have, incase (99% chance) he wont make it back in time.
This way the player can still change his pick in the off chance that he does make it back in time, or he just had a mini-dc.
Honestly, I can't think of any downsides to implementing this. It's purely an improvement, and (i'm speculating) really won't be that hard to implement.
Thanks, and feedback is welcome.