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SMITEfire - The Welcoming

March 8, 2017 by xZeroStrike
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Introduction, opening word

Greetings, fellow SMITEfire users, both old and new!

Welcome to the article which sole purpose is to give newer members a warm welcome on this website!
Everybody knows it: first impressions are important. The first impression gives an immediate and general idea about a person or object. This is very important, as this "image" is very hard to change/alter, and can make the difference between somebody liking or disliking a person or object.
This "guide" is my attempt to give everybody the best possible welcoming. Not only will it (hopefully) help the website's first impression, it'll (hopefully) also help with giving players the urge to stay here, so we can grow a blooming and happy community on this website!

SMITEfire and its possibilities

SMITEfire is more than just a website for guide making and reading. While these 2 aspects are definitely the most noticeable and important, there's other parts of this website to discover.
While discovering the other parts of our website, you may also find the amazing community that this website has. The people here are very friendly, and have a lot of knowledge when it comes to SMITE! If you have any questions, feel free to ask these people, they'll be happy to help you out!

The different parts of the website:


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Guide creation page:

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God guides:

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Forums & Blogs:

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Administration: The high-ranking officers

Also known as "staff". These users have earned their places by doing great things for this website. They may have more permissions than the average user. Respect them to your best extent, and if you have a question, they'll be happy to help you out.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Finding an example: Users and guides

When you view some of these guides that you find here on SMITEfire, you may be overwhelmed: some of these are so amazing you can't help but be mindblown!
  • They contain a lot of helpful information.
  • Have amazing BB-coding.
  • They are specifically designed to help newer players.
  • They are a combination of the above.
Obviously these guides didn't come out of nowhere, they were created by human beings just like yourself! Here are some examples of players who's guides you may want to view, to get either a lot of knowledge, a great deal of knowledge about BB-coding, or both!

User profiles - A person to look up to!

Honestly the best guides you can find on SMITEfire are from this guy. Amazing BB-coding all around, lots of detailed and useful information for both experienced and new players! If you do decide to check out a guide, don't miss his! He is also a very helpful person who will do his best to review any of your guides you create to aid you in making it even better!
Another person with some great guides. The BB-coding may not be Branmuffin17 level, but definitely well done. Has a lot of guides with each containing a great deal of useful information. He is also a very helpful person, both SMITEfire related as well as other, perhaps more personal things. If you ever need to get something of your chest, this person will listen to you.
Has some detailed and fairly well BB-coded guides. Also founded the "SMITEfire needs help" project, found here (old), and here (new, maintained by Branmuffin17). He's also a good person who cares a lot about those things he loves.
Only has one guide, but it's very detailed, informative and has great BB-coding. He's also the grammar guy around the place, so if English isn't your strong suit, he's your guy to help you fix any grammatical errors you may create.
Unfortunately he doesn't update his God guides anymore, but he has some great guides regarding BB-coding and a few other guides containing useful information regarding the game. He is also the moderator of service, since Branmuffin17 is usually to busy commenting on guides, so if you have something to report he will most likely be at the ready.
The master warrior of SMITEfire. Owner of several informative Warrior guides and the initial founder of the "Become the master <Inset role here>" guides. He's your guy if you ever need some help with your Warriors.
This user has quite a few guides to his name. He also owns the "Become the master Assassin" guide, from the "Become the master <insert role here> series. His guides make most use of a combination of a Pros/Cons style and spoilers. They're fairly informative and good guides for players who're newer to the game.
Unfortunately quit SMITE and SMITEfire, but was originally the owner of one of the best Anubis guides on SMITEfire. Since he quit, however, he is no longer capable of maintaining his guide, and the guide has now moved over to Branmuffin17, so you'll find the guide there.
Another great member of SMITEfire. He has a Nemesis guide, which is very detailed and very nicely BB-coded. He's a great, helpful person and his Nemesis guide is a great learning tool.
This user created his own line of guides which he calls "<Insert god name here> guide for dummies". As the title itself suggests, these guides are directed to newer players specifically. Therefore, if you're new to the game and are only looking for some more basic descriptions / guides on how to play some gods, you can find that on his profile.

An ancestor's example - Guides / Posts you need to see!

SMITEFire Needs Help (DucksRock's Blog Post)

This article is a project that is supposed to bring more people towards this site, so we can get a great, blooming community going! You can find the article through the following links:

Most recent version - here. (New, maintained by Branmuffin17)

Original copy - this. (Old, founded by DucksRock)
A guide to creating a guide

This "guide" will help you a lot with creating your guides. It contains a lot of information and will teach you a lot of things. For example: How to BB-code, both basic and advanced, and what is essential in your guide(s). You can find it here, and it is owned by nanoyam.
A template for guides

Here, you can find various "templates" that you can use in your guides. These templates are pre-made BB-coding "items", that you are allowed to copy and use in your own guide! You can find it here, and it is owned by Zilby.
An in-depth discussion on item choices

A very informative blog on items. You can learn a lot of things about items, such as what they do and when to pick them up. It is very useful. You can find the blog here, and it is owned by Branmuffin17.
The pros and cons of the meta, & other tidbits

A blog about the meta. You may want to check it out as it might contain some very useful information for you that can help you improve your guides, and overall experience in the game. You can find the article here, and it is owned by Branmuffin17.
The Overarching Series

A huge project that required the collaboration of multiple people from SMITEfire. These guides explain everything you need to know regarding the Arena, Conquest and Assault gamemodes. They're not only super informative, they're also very nicely formatted. The Overarching Conquest series has been crowned "best strategy post of SMITE 2016" on Reddit, and also received recognition from other famous sources, such as from the YouTuber DukeSloth.

The "Overarching Conquest" guide can be found here, and was created (and is also currently owned by) Branmuffin17, and has seen the helping hand of:
Zilby, Greenevers, ThePerfectPrism, GameGeekFan, Stuke99, DucksRock, Bullfrog323 and nanoyam.
Spruce up your words! A Guide to BB-coding

Self-promotion here, but bear with me, for I myself have created this guide to teach (newer) members of SMITEfire to learn how to BB-code like a professional. Sort of, but so far it seems to have worked.

You can find it here, and it is, obviously, made by me.

Note: If you think you have a lot to offer for the community, or you have a blog/guide that may contain valuable knowledge, please PM me the link so I can add it to the list! Thank you!

Spread the love! What can YOU do?

Help the community out by being a great addition to the community yourself! With this, I mean the following:

  • Follow the rules. Rules page.
  • Be nice to everybody around, both on the site as well as any other site-related comms channels (Discord, for example).
  • Be an active member on the site. Seeing people being active encourages activity to other members.
  • Don't be afraid to show yourself. We're all very nice people, and we'll be happy to help you if we can!

Also, help the site getting out there! Share it with your friends and family, or perhaps even make a YouTube video about it, there's all sorts of stuff you can do to help out the site!

Thank you for taking your time to visit this fantastic website! We hope you stick around and that we may welcome you in our community! ❤

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