I've never played an assassin before and got Bastet and played her for the first time just now. I won my first game with her and got the 2nd most kills and least deaths so I don't think I'm doing too badly.
Assassins are too much fun, they need a lot more work then mages who just throw their stuff into fights. And Bastet is so fun to play, with that pounce. What do you build on her? I mostly go for Transcendence or Hearthseeker, then pen boots and jotuns, after it's mostly Titans Bane and some crit or defense. I like magis blessing on her as well. Her recolor is really awesome!
So the new god basically has Ao Kuangs's kit while the current Ao Kuang is removed until his new kit is ready? Really weird they did it that way. I knew they were going to give him some of Ao's kit, but I didn't expect them to just paste the whole thing directly onto him. LOL
Also the Fenrir dance is exactly the same as Warwick's from LoL. I freakin love it and it was an insta buy for me!
Isn't it an oddysey item? I don't get that oddysey thing but just hoping for an awesome Chronos/Kali skin. But Odin mid/early dmg so high wtf is that. An Arachne and Odin got actually OP. Never thought I'd say that...
The Smite Wiki says it is but from my experience you never trust wiki's on unreleased content when it comes to games. It also has it as a 600 gem skin and from what I saw the quality doesn't look like it should cost 600 (it could be unfinished though). I'll still buy it for 600 because the whole top hat and monocle thing on a wolf is hilarious. Definitely going to be my favorite skin.
If you have a source on it being an odyssey item please share. I'm really anxious about this item being a chest exclusive which could potentially mean I'd have to spend like $150 for it. I really hate these chest exclusive skins because it makes the company look really greedy when they pull things like that.
The Odyssey reminds me of a spenders tier list that almost every MMO does. Meaning if you buy all the items on it you get a special exclusive item. It's just to get people to spend a massive amount of money. Not hating on Hi-Rez for this but this definitely sounds like Tencent's doing. LOL
Saw the oddysey info on reddit and truth is like 50/50 on reddit. Yeah, chests seem kind of braindead. Got second place in a 1v1 tourney and won giveaways, gave out 4k gems for treasure chests now left with 100s of days boosters from all the vps I got. 2 people I know bought everything in the game via chests which is actually smart considering you save about 200~ gems per purchase. I still prefer saving for skins I actually like then mindless spending money on something I'll never use.
The idea of chest is fine (oh i have 200 gems but i don't really want anything in particular? *BUYS CHEST!*) but having exclusive skins in them is not. Fact of the matter is you shouldn't force people to dump loads of money on a gambling system for a piece of content they want. Other than all Fenrir skins and a couple of ward skins I'm not really interested in much of the other content.
Basically me dumping $150 for a single skin I want is a complete waste of money because I would probably never ever use any of the other stuff I'd get from it.
No other MobA does this aside from dota 2 but it's no where near as bad since there is a trading system within the game which is still very heavily frowned upon . LoL's chest doesn't have exclusive content aside from seasonal skins that are obtainable during their respective holiday events that come back every year. You can wait for the skin to come back into the store.
Honestly in the end a system like that is more likely to get me to stop spending money on their game because no one really wants to support a company that is blatantly money grubbing.
I'm really get worked up about this.
TL;DR Chest are good. Exclusive chest content is not.