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    Default Is Smite the best moba now? Is it getting bigger and bigger?

    So Im playing Smite and quite enjoying it (im pretty crap at it).

    But it seems to me that Smite could be slowly hyping up to become quite a big smash hit. They are patching their gfx engine this week, scores of Gods, scores more to come, the Gods are fun to play, community very vibrant etc etc

    Smite just went open beta in March 2014. Do you think Smite is lining up with more momentum to become a smash hit in 2014 maybe 2015?

    What do you guys think of Smite?
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    I don't much like it, though I can see why others do. I'd much rather play Cyphers, to be honest. :I A girl can dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegance View Post
    I'd much rather play Cyphers, to be honest. :I A girl can dream.
    ;_; too bad it's never crossing the ocean. A game with a lot of potential over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orpheus View Post
    ;_; too bad it's never crossing the ocean. A game with a lot of potential over here.
    i'd rather watch cyphers lcs than smite.
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    smite right now is pretty much easy money, and that's why people play it lol

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    I've been playing Smite since closed beta all the way back in 2012 and still loving every moment of it. I've always loved competitive games. Before smite I used to play Bloodline Champions.

    The thing I love about Smite and BLC over DOTA and LoL is the WASD movement. BLC is one of the few games that incorporated WASD movement in a isometric camera game and it is incredibly effective in my opinion.

    DOTA and LoL are easier to get into for complete newbies to the world of online gaming. I remember my first game was Runescape and it took me a bit of time to get adjusted to WASD games (there weren't very many WASD games back then). Smite has a much higher skill cap than LoL and DOTA because not only are all auto attacks and abilities skill shots, but for effective juking you have to turn your camera incredibly fast (strafing is slower and less effective).

    Smite is currently the 3rd most popular MOBA after LoL and DOTA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geffreyy View Post
    Smite has a much higher skill cap than LoL and DOTA because not only are all auto attacks and abilities skill shots, but for effective juking you have to turn your camera incredibly fast (strafing is slower and less effective).
    Okay, after this sentence I assume you didnt play DOTA at all. I played DOTA for over 500 hours now, but I also play SMITE ( I have about 100 hours in it). Smite is very noob friendly game. Its easy to learn. DOTA on the other hand is very punishing game. In DOTA after 500 hours I still learn new things. Although I like the fact that you need to turn your camera in Smite to see if someone want to gank you.

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    I would still say dota is the best MOBA right now - they have a huge roster and the game is always being updated and balanced. The community is not as toxic as LoL/Smite/Dawngate w/e you play. I've played them all and i have to say i got the least leavers/feeders in my Dota games.

    easiest game to pick up would be Dota as well due to the community. it might just be me - but i enjoy reading up on mechanics of the game before i play it so i picked up dota pretty quickly and just kept on learning as i went on.

    Smite is a great game hampered by a shitty community. but mechanics wise and production quality wise you can't beat valve.

    dota is better for the folks that want to go pro as well - then LoL then Smite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiablosPL View Post
    Okay, after this sentence I assume you didnt play DOTA at all. I played DOTA for over 500 hours now, but I also play SMITE ( I have about 100 hours in it). Smite is very noob friendly game. Its easy to learn. DOTA on the other hand is very punishing game. In DOTA after 500 hours I still learn new things. Although I like the fact that you need to turn your camera in Smite to see if someone want to gank you.
    Smite requires a different skillset than DOTA. 3rd player melee and skill shots aren't in the same wheel house as clicking your mouse different places on a map. I'm not even sure they can be compared to each other for this reason. Each games presents it's own set of challenges so I wouldn't say one is more easier than the other.

    Personally I can't stand click to move games as they bore me to no end. I'd never choose LoL or Dota2 over Smite.

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    This thread is now about SMITE giveaways. Post below why you love the new SMITE Unreal 3 Engine upgrade to win one of two unlock codes for Kumbhakarna with his alternate skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chakraflare View Post
    I would still say dota is the best MOBA right now - they have a huge roster and the game is always being updated and balanced. The community is not as toxic as LoL/Smite/Dawngate w/e you play. I've played them all and i have to say i got the least leavers/feeders in my Dota games.

    easiest game to pick up would be Dota as well due to the community. it might just be me - but i enjoy reading up on mechanics of the game before i play it so i picked up dota pretty quickly and just kept on learning as i went on.

    Smite is a great game hampered by a shitty community. but mechanics wise and production quality wise you can't beat valve.

    dota is better for the folks that want to go pro as well - then LoL then Smite.
    Agreed.

    The balancing in League is always mind-blowing.
    Riot has the wrong balancing philosophies and League is incredibly stale to play. It's always the same champions we see and play against.

    I wouldn't say DOTA is easy to pick-up though.

    League is significantly easier to learn how to play.
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    Just for the record .. I like the new engine because it gives us new possibilities.Be that performance related,graphics,mechanics .. everything.I'm really happy that they decided to do it.Let's hope we get less lag and better FPS in the future thanks to this.
    The new guy is awesome.Anyone noticed the way his man boobs move Zhong Kui must be sad .. to have almost the same ones but not to be able to use them in this way Now how about that code ;D PM it if you were honest

    I wouldn't consider SMITE the best moba for a number of reasons.First it's not played as much as Dota and probably never will be much less LoL which is HUGE.Even if you go to their youtube page you can see the difference.LoL has 3-4 mil.average view on EVERY champion spotlight while SMITE has barely 100k.That's just one of the factors that show how much less people play it.Not saying it's bad.I love SMITE because it's not like LoL.It's different but still the same in a way which attracts me both ways.I don't have much experience in Dota or Dota 2 to be honest.I never got into those 2 games.What kept me from them is the story.LoL has it's lore and for the most part it's connected.There are 110+ champions and each is connected to a faction or a city from which another champion is.There are personal relationships between some champions too.Rivalries,love etc.Smite is close to this but only because it portraits gods and all of them have their story.What I don't like is that only 1 sentence connects all of them .. war between gods.I wondered WHY are they fighting again ?! Fenrir wants Armageddon and all the gods from other religions want to stop that or ? Because that's the only decent story they have so far.The only god with a clear purpose and story is the wolf.I want a Fenrir skin in which he has a bow on his neck instead of chains .. maybe in a costume a.k.a Gentleman Fenrir

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyPW View Post
    This thread is now about SMITE giveaways. Post below why you love the new SMITE Unreal 3 Engine upgrade to win one of two unlock codes for Kumbhakarna with his alternate skin.

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    I'd love one of those codes.

    The new engine runes more smooth with my AMD set up then it did before. I can actually play the game on high now without losing too many frames. Never even knew there were people in the crowd on the arena and joust maps before today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabontat View Post
    Just for the record .. I like the new engine because it gives us new possibilities.Be that performance related,graphics,mechanics .. everything.I'm really happy that they decided to do it.Let's hope we get less lag and better FPS in the future thanks to this.
    The new guy is awesome.Anyone noticed the way his man boobs move Zhong Kui must be sad .. to have almost the same ones but not to be able to use them in this way Now how about that code ;D PM it if you were honest

    I wouldn't consider SMITE the best moba for a number of reasons.First it's not played as much as Dota and probably never will be much less LoL which is HUGE.Even if you go to their youtube page you can see the difference.LoL has 3-4 mil.average view on EVERY champion spotlight while SMITE has barely 100k.That's just one of the factors that show how much less people play it.Not saying it's bad.I love SMITE because it's not like LoL.It's different but still the same in a way which attracts me both ways.I don't have much experience in Dota or Dota 2 to be honest.I never got into those 2 games.What kept me from them is the story.LoL has it's lore and for the most part it's connected.There are 110+ champions and each is connected to a faction or a city from which another champion is.There are personal relationships between some champions too.Rivalries,love etc.Smite is close to this but only because it portraits gods and all of them have their story.What I don't like is that only 1 sentence connects all of them .. war between gods.I wondered WHY are they fighting again ?! Fenrir wants Armageddon and all the gods from other religions want to stop that or ? Because that's the only decent story they have so far.The only god with a clear purpose and story is the wolf.I want a Fenrir skin in which he has a bow on his neck instead of chains .. maybe in a costume a.k.a Gentleman Fenrir
    Eh....Just because the two are more popular doesn't make them better. That just means they're more popular. Tons of popular things are terrible, after all.

    As for lore, while that is a nice part I highly doubt LoL has its large playerbase because of the lore. (Didn't Riot fire their lore team anyway RIP those journal entry...things) But I also have to say my opinion doesn't matter much since I don't really care for this subject, just wanted to point those things out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmegaDivider View Post
    Eh....Just because the two are more popular doesn't make them better. That just means they're more popular. Tons of popular things are terrible, after all.

    As for lore, while that is a nice part I highly doubt LoL has its large playerbase because of the lore. (Didn't Riot fire their lore team anyway RIP those journal entry...things) But I also have to say my opinion doesn't matter much since I don't really care for this subject, just wanted to point those things out.
    I do kinda wish Smite didn't go the whole god direction though. While I'm sure they have tons of gods to pick from it probably stifles the creative process when you have to make sure you research and portray everything right, instead of being able to make your own characters from scratch. We'd probably have a ton more playable gods by now if they didn't have to be based around various mythology. Just look at how amazing some of the skins are that aren't tied down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyPW View Post
    This thread is now about SMITE giveaways. Post below why you love the new SMITE Unreal 3 Engine upgrade to win one of two unlock codes for Kumbhakarna with his alternate skin.

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    i am a graphics whore so i love it when smite upgrades their char models - and now the new engine is sick. haha and i love how they add the randomest things like jiggle physics. havent tried the new hero yet but will do when i get the chance. that new isis skin though looks so badass.

    i'd love a code ^^

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    They're upgrading the engine?, did not know that. I'm not that big of a smite player though. I really only play assault and that's when i'm drinking. Hell that's the only time i play any moba nowadays. Still find it hilarious how people still tend to freak out on assault on not to well doing players.

    As for the game getting bigger, i think it is. Don't think it will ever be bigger then LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airsyk View Post
    I do kinda wish Smite didn't go the whole god direction though. While I'm sure they have tons of gods to pick from it probably stifles the creative process when you have to make sure you research and portray everything right, instead of being able to make your own characters from scratch. We'd probably have a ton more playable gods by now if they didn't have to be based around various mythology. Just look at how amazing some of the skins are that aren't tied down.
    Except they don't? They sure take their artistic license seriously. Have you looked at their newer gods like Scylla? Sure, they do draw some inspiration from mythology but that's pretty much it, inspiration.

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    there are countless numbers of gods - they can basically think of a hero concept and then google a god that they can base that concept on
    and vice versa.

    i dont think it limits them in any way as they also have used Chinese heros as well. so with that being said there are limitless possibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orpheus View Post
    Except they don't? They sure take their artistic license seriously. Have you looked at their newer gods like Scylla? Sure, they do draw some inspiration from mythology but that's pretty much it, inspiration.
    Holy shit and here I thought I was the only one. People shit on Riot for making awful champion designs artwise but Smite is in a whole nother league of freaking terrible. The only thing they keep similar to the base mythology for each god is just the lore, most of the art designs are a freaking joke compared to how awesome gods and demons are portrayed in their original tales. Heck I should know considering I was a huge nerd for that kind of stuff through out Elementary and Middle School. Thats the one reason why I can never touch Smite, not even with a 10 foot pole, those god designs are freaking atrocious. Not to say League has top tier designs (Look at Twitch, Great character ruined by being turned into a generic saturday morning british cartoon character.) but atleast they don't base them off anything and shit on what the original was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jermatoo View Post
    Holy shit and here I thought I was the only one. People shit on Riot for making awful champion designs artwise but Smite is in a whole nother league of freaking terrible. The only thing they keep similar to the base mythology for each god is just the lore, most of the art designs are a freaking joke compared to how awesome gods and demons are portrayed in their original tales. Heck I should know considering I was a huge nerd for that kind of stuff through out Elementary and Middle School. Thats the one reason why I can never touch Smite, not even with a 10 foot pole, those god designs are freaking atrocious. Not to say League has top tier designs (Look at Twitch, Great character ruined by being turned into a generic saturday morning british cartoon character.) but atleast they don't base them off anything and shit on what the original was.
    Did someone lose a League of Legends match? You sound mad bro, might wanna step away from your pc and enjoy "outside" you know, the thing with the big yellow ball in the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cfuson2012 View Post
    Did someone lose a League of Legends match? You sound mad bro, might wanna step away from your pc and enjoy "outside" you know, the thing with the big yellow ball in the sky.
    What does that have anything to do with League or with me losing a match? I never even brought up League past the art design. And FYI, I work 10+ hours almost everyday so I get plenty of fresh air working outdoors and indoors. Please stop talking out your ass like you know somebody. kthnxbai.

    Edit: Also Dizzy, you shouldn't be surprised. Not many people here are all that into Smite if I can remember correctly, correct me if I'm wrong of course, so I'm not sure why you were expecting more of a turn out for some codes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jermatoo View Post
    Edit: Also Dizzy, you shouldn't be surprised. Not many people here are all that into Smite if I can remember correctly, correct me if I'm wrong of course, so I'm not sure why you were expecting more of a turn out for some codes.
    Anyone that is into SMITE already has the Ultimate Pack so they don't care much about god giveaways.

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