SMITE is a moba game based on the gods of different religions.
It is very fun for what it is. I do not see this as an esport (yet) but with some changes maybe.
Overall it is just fun to play. Down here are some FAQ I took from HiRez official site.
If you already play this feel free to add me. My name is as here: Freeoath
SMITE is an online battleground between mythical gods. Smite is similar to a traditional Dota gameplay with a few changes including a third person perspective and WASD movement. Players choose from a selection of gods, join session based 5 versus 5 arena combat, and use custom powers and team tactics against other players and minions.
SMITE will be a free-to-play game upon release.
Free players will gain access to five playable gods - Ra, Kali, Ymir, Sun WuKong, and Artemis. Additional gods can be unlocked with gametime or more quickly through microtransactions.
May 31st, 2012
SMITE is currently in Closed Beta. You must have a Beta Key to join.
There are three ways to gain entry:
You can view an introductory tutorial video here:
We have not finalized the god pricing. We would expect them to be in the range of $2-$4 each upon release. Gods will also be unlockable with game time.
Simply download the game from the Smite Website. When you launch the game, click "ENTER BETA KEY" on the game's login screen and follow the prompts. You will need to login using your Hi-Rez Studios Master Account (which is the same for SMITE, Global Agenda and Tribes. You can create a new master account from this screen if you do not have one).
The servers will be up most of the time, but may be subject to long maintenance windows as we patch the game, or have other items come up that require downtime. There may also be times when we take the servers down for a few days while specific work is completed (although we do not yet have any such time scheduled).
We have received many Beta applications and will start by admitting a small number of those, because we are guaranteeing access to those who have Pre-Ordered. Over time we will continue to expand the size of our testing group.
Yes. Progression of your character and unlocks will be maintained starting with Closed Beta and carry forward into Open Beta and Release.
You should expect balance changes and adjustments to god powers and item specifics, but your overall progression will be maintained.
Gems are the in-game currency that you can purchase from outside the game and use for microtransactions. Gems are used to instantly unlock new playable gods as well as cosmetic skins in the future. Gems can be purchased atwww.smitegame.com.
Full release is expected within 8 months but no further specific date has been announced. We are planning to work closely with the Beta community to ensure the game is fun, balanced and polished prior to general release.
In general, Hi-Rez Studios believes in an iterative development and release process in which we allow our users to play our games early, provide feedback and help us make a better game.
By running an extended beta period and gradually adding new features and content, we hope to provide the best game we can at launch.
The current Beta is a digital downloadable game for the Windows PC.
We are in Beta and still optimizing performance so the system requirements have not yet been finalized. However, this article contains the minimum and recommended system requirements based on the current build.
Many features on our game development roadmap are not in the current Beta build.
Also, one purpose of the Beta is to gather player stats and metrics related to god balance, item strength and character progression. Based on this, players should expect that god powers, item powers, NPC strength, gamerules and features will change during Beta.
The following features, although not necessarily at their final level of final polish, are included:
Some features NOT included in current Beta but planned for future:
No. There is no NDA in place for SMITE Closed Beta. Feel free to share your experience, screenshots, and videos as you wish.
Been playing it for a while now, great game. Just need more people to play with ^^. My name is Zilican in game.
I'll add you. Also want to point out that I asked Cutthroat to fix us a channel which he nicely did so there is a SMITE channel along with the other public games. I will be there every time I play!
Well I'm in it as well under this name. Feel free to add me. I also have two keys to give away.
I'd like a key Skatcat. I'm getting curious now..
I would also really like to try this game as well if you have an extra key.
"The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes."
So, is this game worth getting into?
Thanks for explaining this. I received a beta key today and had no idea what this game was.
Yeah, I got a beta key for this as well, but wasn't sure if I wanted to try it or not. Probably won't, unless someone can convince me otherwise seeing as I'm not really into Dota-style games as much.
"No matter how many times you'll kill me, I'll always come back to continue the battle."My current motto.
It is worth trying. It is a lot of fun when you play with friend etc. My name in Smite is Freeoath if anyone feels like playing
Yeah, I tried this today, it was fun despite the losses. Maybe I should hunt down some other TAW members for a few games next time I'm on.
I play it from time to time. Less now when my IRL is a bit messy but I do play. Add me and if I am online we can play. IGN is Freeoath as per usual :)
I just joined TAW in the past couple of weeks because I saw that Smite was one of the games inside the TAW teamspeak channels. Instead I was forced to sign up to play League of Legends instead. I would like there to be a Smite division as well as I'm sure there are plenty of people who play. I've been playing Smite now since day 1 and find it in every way possible better than League IMO. So my IGN is Grimagin if you want to play. Hit me up in TS if I'm not already preoccupied. if anyone in TAW needs a beta key I have a few to hand out.
~Grimagin [POE 1XO]
Staff Officer of the 1st Battalion in the League of Legends Division
If there is enough interest inside TAW for SMITE and people willing to spin up a division I am sure there would be no problem to do so.
I myself would like to have a SMITE division but sadly due to IRL issues I am unable to do anything within Division right now.
But who knows, maybe later ;)
Well maybe me and you should ask around and see if we can't start a Smite division. I have plenty of spare time that I would be able to take charge, but I suggest we go in as co-captains? Once we've got ourselves a team, all we need after that is to establish the chain of command within the division. So lets get the word out there and see who all is interesting in joining or switching over to Smite!
Best of hopes to the both of us,