Today I'd like to talk about the importance of voice communications.
Although I'm aware of its importance, I still find myself failing to communicate when I play. I find it more comfortable to use the VGS system than to talk and play at the same time. But in reality, this limits my effectiveness as well as the team's.
I played a match recently in which one of my teammates played in voice comms. No other teammates, including myself, joined him. Because we could hear him though, he talked throughout the game, making good call outs. In hindsight, his communication really kept our team on track and on the same page, and this unification played a huge part in us winning that match.
His example served as a strong reminder that I needed to go outside of my comfort zone and become more of a team player.
I'm not really used to making calls as I play, so it will be a learning process, but it's one that I'm looking forward to.
I have been having fun with the Solo role lately, and today I wanted to exercise some of my Warrior god pool.
Nike remains my main comfort pick for Warriors. Her kit is simple and effective and allows me to better focus in team fights without trying to string together complicated attack chains. Her playstyle also proves helpful as I continue practicing with Infused Sigil. Mainly, I'm working on positioning myself and tracking the passive stacks to use it to its maximum effectiveness.
Osiris remains my opposite of a comfort pick. While I've always enjoyed the god and think he has great potential to be crazy good in a variety of teamfight situations, I haven't mastered understanding all the intricacies of his kit in a practical way. Keeping track of his fragmentation passive during fights can be taxing and I usually tunnel vision past it, and reading ally positioning to determine the best time to use his 3 still proves difficult for …
A member of our site since April 2017, Gulf was enthusiastic in his commenting as well as guide-writing, creating his first and longest-maintained guide, "Kuzenbo, King of the Kappas!" less than a month after joining. That guide eventually won in our Season 8 Guide Contest. He was also of great help in providing a solid combo of a keen eye and strong game knowledge as a judge in some of our other contests over the years.
While he was always keeping an eye on builds and comments on the main site and contributing with his thoughts here and there, you could find him participating more often on our Discord server, where he was known as our resident Pepe emoji spammer and is still #3 on our leaderboard.
Outside of SMITEFire, Gulf was an avid gamer of many genres, with some favorite games (from my recollection) including but not limited to Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Divinity: Original Sin 2, the Civilization series, Mass Effect, the Borderlands series, and Warfra…
I’m not going to be updating my guides or posting art for awhile. I’m not in a good place mentally to keep going as things are right now. I don’t know how long but it won’t be for a long while. I’m sorry.
Alright, here's a quick vid going over my new toy, the Azeron Classic. Tried to make it brief and cover its features, adjustability, and customization, along with a quick look at the software.
Previously I was using the Razer Orbweaver keypad. Reason I wanted to get this is because the Razer keypads have had fairly short lives. I've already gone through 1 Orbweaver (~1.5 years) and a Tartarus V2 (6 months)...thumbpads broke...and I was hoping to get something that might last longer once my second Orbweaver dies (thumbpad already starting to go and it's been about a year).
As an FYI, the way I have this set up, I can use this and my mouse (Corsair MMO w/ 12 thumb buttons) to handle all general VGS requirements in SMITE.
My key setup:
2 high buttons (middle and index): Esc, T (skill level up ult)
4 buttons above: 1, 2, 3, 4
In the finger rest section:
Push forward: Q, W, E, R (W, E, and R are skill level up for skill level 1-3)
Hey there! New to the forums and guides, but not new to Smite. I played with someone earlier who used Morgan Le Fay and I took a screen shot of their build. I don't know if they found it somewhere else or made it themselves, so if I make a guide, I will give them full credit. I'm new here, so feel free to message me. I've been looking for updated guides for Arena, as it is all I really play. Gods that I am working on are the followin: Discordia, Izanami, Zeus, and I would like to try and level up Tiamat. If anyone can point me in the right direction for a Zeus guide that gives off a lot of damage, let me know! Also, out of curiosity, not all mages, hunters, assassins, warriors, and guardians have the same build, right? Like building Izanami and building Neith are two totally different builds, right? Anyways, thanks for reading, and I look forward to reading some awesome guides, and any help is appreciated! Read More
Smite is an online battleground between mythical gods. Players choose from a selection of gods, join session-based arena combat and use custom powers and team tactics against other players and minions. Smite is inspired by Defense of the Ancients (DotA) but instead of being above the action, the third-person camera brings you right into the combat. And, instead of clicking a map, you use WASD to move, dodge, and fight your way through the detailed graphics of SMITE's battlegrounds.