Smite – Conquest Make-Over Session
Hello fellow MOBA players! Today I bring yet more news from Smite, but first give me a moment...
To kick Bobfish aside...
Okay, that's better, that should teach you for stealing my game news!
Now back to the story at hand. The new patch for Smite introduces a whole new look to the Conquest map. As the Smite developers stated when they remade Sun Wukong, the rest of the game will eventually all follow the same art style and direction of Hun Batz and now the new Conquest map overhaul. While the patch does not bring much else, this is no small change. The actual layout of the map still remains identical, it is just the entire visuals of every part of the map has been remade. Including the NPC characters, towers, landscape, ground, grass, bushes, really just everything!
Perhaps most interesting, as you will notice in the video above, is the awesome vistas the new map features. Beyond the map visual overhaul, both Ra and Anubis have now received a Golden and Ultimate Golden skin. While both Loki and Anubis have received voicepacks.
Another interesting change in the new update is the preventing of players buying items not meant for their class. This is (to my knowledge) the first time such a feature has been introduced to a MOBA and what this means is that if you are playing for example, Ra who is a magical user, you cannot buy items that provide physical damage. I will have to do some testing though to see how this change handles the hybrid characters who use both physical and magical. Hopefully there are no bugs now when playing a hybrid character that will prevent you to purchase items... that would really suck.
For the rest not much else in the patch itself however, Smite has recently announced an achievement in popularity on Twitch. Smite now average over 1 million weekly views. This occurred in the months of June, July, and August and is on path to continue increasing into the next months. This means a stunning 300 percent increase in Smite stream viewership on Twitch since December 2012! So yeah, quite the achievement and a good sign for the popularity and growth of Smite.
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