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Death Himself Arrives in SMITE With Patch 0.1.1738 (and Hot Fix 0.1.1739.1)

19 September 2013 | No Comments » | Mordil

Those of you in your later years (iTZKooPa) may want to stay away from SMITE from here on out. Hi-Rez Studios released Thanatos, essentially the Grim Reaper. As he screeches from the skies upon those who have run out of time, he instantly sends them on their way to Hades.

Thanatos is easily the most scary god, literally. Hi-Rez made sure there were plenty of creepy audio cues to his abilities and it does its job of instilling fear. Sadly, due to his toolkit and tuning out of the box – he will never see the light of day in competitive play.

Things of note this patch:

  • Competitive “matchmaking” has been slightly reworked, and the ability to get into a ranked match is harder. See below for more details.
  • You can FINALLY sell Actives back provided you don’t use them or leave the Store pool.
  • Aegis Amulet received a cooldown reduction.
  • Lifesteal, Cooldown Reduction, and Critical Strike Chance all received buffs to their caps.
  • Arachne received a decent rework of her abilities in the form of scaling.
  • Odin became beastly with a decent buff to most of his abilities.
  • Other gods received decent changes (Bastet, Bakasura, Ao Kuang, Ymir, other Alpha/Closed Beta gods)

After the cut, watch the God Reveal video for Thanatos. Then read the full dirty details on this interesting patch.

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The All Father, Odin, Receives Extreme Makeover in SMITE Patch 0.1.1721.0

10 September 2013 | No Comments » | Mordil

Hi-Rez Studios has been on a rampage updating old models, redoing entire maps, and reworking abilities with a new design outlook. The latest patch gives the All Father his due by giving him both a rework and update.

Looking closer to his Blood Brother, Loki, and overall having a more complex model allows Odin to not stick out from the crowd that has become the plethora of pantheon gods(esses) in SMITE.

Some of the more noteworthy changes:

  • Arena map update (HUGE scale, compared to what it used to be)
  • Some Active Items have had either their cost reduced significantly, their cooldowns, or both

After the cut you’ll be able to see the Development Update video put together by Hi-Rez Studios themselves, and the full patch note list.

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Join Mordil & iTZKooPA Saturday, July 27th at 11AM PST (2PM EST) For Prime World Open Beta Livestream!

26 July 2013 | No Comments » | Mordil

That’s right! Tomorrow on, iTZKooPA and I will be livestreaming Prime World as we delve into this new MOBA for the first time. We’ll be providing commentary, and looking to review the game as it starts its development path through Open Beta. Be sure to follow Lore Hound on for a notification for when the festivities are to begin!

The livestream will start at 11AM PST (2PM EST) and go run around 2 hours. During which we might be tossing out some invites for people to join us as we discover what the RPG/MOBA hybrid has to offer. Perhaps its most unique feature, a healthy PvE component.

The game, which is being developed by Nival, who has also produced the Heroes of Might and Magic VBlitzkriegSilent Storm and Etherlords games.

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SMITE Doesn’t Tick Around with Time by Adding Chronos, Keeper of Time in Patch 0.1.1616.1

11 July 2013 | 1 Comment » | Mordil

It isn’t just Chronos that Hi-Rez Studios has added – they’ve made some pretty significant changes to Conquest in order to further test this balance between two MOBA METAs (Most Effective Tactic Available).

The forums have been a volatile environment since they released the most recent Conquest map change two weeks ago, but this one seems to solve a lot of problems people have felt from the previous.

Notable changes are:

  • Movement speed overall has been nerfed
  • Each player may only have 1 Jungle buff on at one time, and cannot override the previous one
  • Jungle buffs drop from the jungle creep that a player from the team that killed it may pick up within 30 seconds of killing the jungle buff creep
  • The 5 free gods new accounts receive have been changed to Poseidon, Neith, Ymir, Ra, and Thor
  • New item, Watcher’s Gift, to be a laning equivalent to Bumba’s Mask

Let’s not forget Chronos himself! Watch his video after the cut, and check out the rest of the patch notes following him. Continue Reading

How to Get the Solar Eclipse Ra Skin in SMITE

3 July 2013 | 5 Comments » | Mordil

For those who are after various skins to add to their collection, you might have wondered how to snag the (slightly) elusive Ra Solar Eclipse skin.

Well, it’s fairly simple.

Make sure you have a Facebook account, and head over to “Like” SMITE on Facebook. Their Facebook page is this:

Once that’s done, click on this link here:

All you need to do type in your First and Last name, your country of residence, and your e-mail address.

Once that’s done, you’ll receive a code that you need to write down (because SMITE doesn’t support copy/paste, yet!).

Log in to SMITE, and head over to “Store” then “Promotion”. Type in the code you wrote down to receive your free skin!

Make sure to check out all the other skins coming into to SMITE, such as the gold skins.

How to turn off Auto-Skill and Auto-Purchase in SMITE

5 June 2013 | 3 Comments » | Mordil

This feature is a MOBA player’s best friend, while also being an advanced players arch-nemesis.

Every so often, during a patch, these two features turn themselves back on, and people forget how, or where, they turn off Auto-Skill and Auto-Purchase.

At the god selection screen for matches, you can find the two check boxes right next to the “Lock In” button (as shown below).

After the cut, you can find out how to turn off the features if you ran out of time in the god selection screen, for reasons such as… trying to find a good team composition.

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Hi-Rez Studios Storms Through eSports by Doing Their Own Weekly Tournaments

13 May 2013 | No Comments » | Mordil

That’s right! Hi-Rez Studios is breaking into the eSports scene by offering their own weekly NA and EU bracket tournaments every Saturday and Sunday.

The prize pool is $1,000 for each bracket, every week!

The games are organized so the casters can stream practically every match on SMITE’s channel.

Those of you who want to sign up (good luck!) should head over to the new eSports hub,

For those of us who want to just watch, NA coverage begins at Noon EDT (7pm GMT) and EU coverage begins at 9am EDT(3pm CET).

In addition to EU being split off from NA, EU has different language coverage on different channels:

  1. German is on
  2. Polish is on
  3. French is on

Read on to see the full rules!

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Lorehound SMITE Livestream on Twitch.TV 5-7-13 at 9PM EDT

7 May 2013 | No Comments » | Mordil

That’s right! iTZKooPa and I will be streaming SMITE on tonight starting at 9pm EDT.

iTZKooPa is still working on hitting level 30 to get his Cacodemon Ymir skin, and I’m coming along for the ride.

If he reaches the level cap, we’ll be giving away a Kali Convention 2013 skin to one of the lucky viewers.

Make sure to join us, and follow us on, at

Keep working on that grind everyone! You only have about a month or two left before this Beta only premium skin is no longer available!