The focus of this piece is going to be Conquest. Arena will be its own Article. A suggestion was broached recently, and it’s one I’m particularly interested in, so let’s make this a regular column for SMITE until I run out of ideas. The suggestion was to discuss each role in SMITE, and how the gods for that role vary based on their skillsets. So I figured I would go with the role I potentially know the most about – Support/Guardian role. The role of the Guardian is to assist not just the Hunter, but the whole team in getting kills via CC, body blocking, and generally, just being a nuisance. Some Guardians pull, some stun, some pluck. Some have heals, some do not. Today’s piece goes over a few of the best-of-the-best, a spicy pick, and something off-meta that you’re likely to see. So the ultimate goal for the Guardian is to ensure people are getting kills. But I cannot stress this enough – don’t stop attacking or popping … [Read more...] about SMITE – Who Are The Most Reliable Support Gods?
Editor’s Note: There is a video coming for this. I just have to sit down and take the footage for it. But it is on the way! Shoutouts to my friend Cary who talked some damn sense into me. One of my big weaknesses in Magic: The Gathering is creating elaborate control decks. I want to have an answer for any situation that comes up, and the downside to that is that those style of decks can be slow and frustrating (for me and my opponent). I play more MTG Arena Standard (Best-of-One) rather than Traditional MTG (Best-of-Three), so there’s no sense in dragging things out if I don’t have to. There is a preamble to this deck though. I was one win from Platinum 4 in this present season and suddenly went on a losing streak, where I fell down to the bottom of Gold 3. I was stressed and frustrated, ready to uninstall MTG Arena. I wasn’t thinking rationally at all. Normally when I lose two or three I stop and take a breather, but I just kept losing four or five at a … [Read more...] about Magic: The Gathering Arena – Red Deck Wins (Topdeck Tutor)
So, SMITE is moving away from Updates based on numbers and giving them thematic titles now. I like that better personally, I get tripped up with numbers, so a good solid title is better. It doesn’t change anything, but I like the presentation of it. This update also conveniently is the arrival of The World Serpent, Jormungandr! Plus he’s a Guardian! It was one of the first times I’ve seen chat excited about a new god instead of 100% whining without having played them yet, so that was an interesting moment. He’s certainly going to be a unique Guardian, and I’m going to save most of my thoughts for after I have played him, which is what more people on social media ought to do. Though I do like his kit so far, I do think he would probably be a solid solo laner/jungler (or an incredible one), but I would much rather see him in the duo lane, and roaming out to make people sad. I’m going to cover as much of the patch notes as I can, so let’s get … [Read more...] about SMITE – The World Serpent Patch Notes Discussion (Hirez Roundup)
Entropia Universe is celebrating its 16th anniversary, including a major new update released on February 19. We reached out and spoke with Dennis Antonsson, Product Owner at MindArk, to reflect on the MMO’s history and look forward to future years for the Entropia universe of games.A game that’s been around as long as Entropia Universe has certainly faced some challenges. What do you feel was the most difficult and important of these challenges that you’ve overcome? The biggest challenge was to modernize and figure out how we would like the game to be played with the vision we have. Right now, we have a unique way to interact with the world where you can play in first-person mode free aim, over the shoulder view from third person or even with a familiar MMO cursor mode. With this upcoming release, we had to figure out how to streamline them yet keep them very close to each and for it to still be familiar to both new and existing players. I feel that we came up … [Read more...] about Entropia Universe 16th Anniversary: Q&A With MindArk
Editor’s Note: We also have a SMITE ‘2 Hot 4 U’ Battle Pass and Deadly Desire Da Ji Giveaway in the link below. The second addition to the Arthurian pantheon in SMITE is a little-known-mage known as Merlin. Maybe you’ve heard of him in a book somewhere. Merlin is often credited as being a “Cambion”, which is a person born of a human woman and an incubus – which explains his supernatural/magical powers. He was King Arthur’s advisor until he was bewitched by the Lady of the Lake (and some say she killed him). He’s a fascinating figure and has been presented in a variety of ways across media. He’s also a pretty fascinating character in the world of SMITE, as he is the first god/figure who has three stances to switch between. This, coupled with the long cast time of his ultimate (stance switch), puts him in the “Hard” difficulty, and I’m reasonably inclined to agree. The difficulty comes from the range of … [Read more...] about SMITE God Review – Merlin, Master Magician