SMITE – My Guardians

Ahh, guardians. The class where no matter what happens, it’s your fault. Assassin jumped into a 1v5 expecting to survive? “You Rock! Cancel that!” Someone under attack but your abilities are on cooldown after saving another teammate? “You Rock! Cancel That!” Shielding a teammate on critical health with your body, every ability you’ve got, both relics with two and a half minute cooldowns and they still die because they didn’t have the sense to just leave the fight like a sane person? You guessed it: “You Rock! Cancel That!” But seriously, guardians can be great fun provided your team work… [Continue Reading]

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SMITE – My Hunters

Hunters are who you go to if you want to spit out as much damage as possible consistently. They may not have the biggest burst damage but they will blow you up late game and grow stronger than any other class the longer the match rolls on. Get a good enough lead early on and you can single-handedly pubstomp an entire enemy team. Granted, it doesn’t happen often, but when it does it’s hilarious. Provided you’re the one doing the stomping, otherwise it’s a exercise in the futility of using voice commands to tell your team to fall back and… [Continue Reading]

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SMITE – My Assassins

Ah, my adorable little killing machines… How I love you so. Assassin was the first role I played in SMITE and it remains my most played according to the stats. I’ve always been a fan of the glass cannon play style in any game. There’s something about the stakes of having low health but huge damage and mobility that just ticks all the right boxes for me. Perfecting the art of seizing opportunity and judging when to execute your plan on the fly is as much fun as the elimination and getaway itself. So I decided to inform you all… [Continue Reading]

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The Nexus Challenge: To Play or Not to Play

Week 3 of the second Nexus Challenge is in full swing, so if you were playing exclusively to score the sweet new DVa skin, now is the time to decide if you’re going to cut and run or keep grinding those games to get ten Overwatch loot boxes next week. An easy enough question for MOBA fans who enjoy the Heroes of the Storm gameplay, but personally I haven’t found it really singing to me, mostly because I have no appetite for MOBAs. This article is for people like me who want to make the HotS experience as manageable as possible. First… [Continue Reading]

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SMITE Kart – Racy Rumbly

Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the 3rd-person, action-focused MOBA SMITE is: “My, I sure wish we had a horrible Mario Kart rip-off shoved into it…”. Oh, it ISN’T? Hmm… Seems Hi-Rez thought so at least. “Apollo’s Racer Rumble” is the newest event in the “Adventures” game mode in SMITE. Bluntly put, a never seen mode (in SMITE) is added and sticks around for a month with rewards for those who buy the pass but you can play for free if you’re not bothered about them. Perplexingly, the event is named after the god… [Continue Reading]

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A Review of League of Legends as of late, with bots

Yes, I may be a stupid, Coop-VS-AI-only retard when it comes to League of Legends, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have opinions on the game. Coop VS AI is still an integral part of League of Legends, a game mode that is always available and is just as valid as Twisted Treeline and Howling Abyss. It’s also more valid than Dominion, which got removed. There are plenty of opinions to be had. The biggest opinion here is balance, but balance in Coop VS AI is a bit hard to come by, since the bots are all still really fucking… [Continue Reading]

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Medic plays Dota 2

I’m not a big fan of MOBAs, but Dota 2 was the first one I ever played, before I played League of Legends. I didn’t understand anything. At all. I’m pretty certain I spent the entire tutorial having no clue what was going on, back when the tutorial consisted of Dragon Knight wandering round a very non-Dota-2-esque map, completing quests and spending a long time repeating tasks because I couldn’t get the concept of couriers and last-hits. Eventually, I gave up, unable to get my head around anything. League of Legends started on similar rocky territory, but their tutorial back… [Continue Reading]

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