I remember they reduced the character select time to 45 seconds five months ago, and that only lasted a week because people hated it so much. Now, they remove the blind pick so we can actually strategize against the enemy team, redo the entire roster layout, and to compensate us they give us even less time than ever before? That makes no sense at all. The only thing I can think of is they want to discourage lots of hero swapping… but that’s going to happen anyways. And even if it does, who cares? That’s what you get for removing blind pick and letting people change their hero.
I would much rather have more than 30 seconds so I can see a few enemies on the other team and decide who I am going to play in case they have a hard counter or 2 to who I was planning on playing and not feel insanely rushed. I’ve already left a game because the timer ran out and I was stuck with el dragon (seriously, he needs a buff). And don’t even get me started if the hero I was planning on playing gets selected by someone else on my team. Then its a mad scramble to think of someone else.
Also, please make it so the gear tab is the first tab to show up after you pick a hero. It makes no sense to skip it when its by far the most important tab after choosing a hero.