Well folks as most of you have probably figured out by this point Hi-Rez Studios likes to add gods and goddesses to make their MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game as robust as possible, while giving players the chance to have their own favorite character to play with. So here we go, the latest goddess to be added to the roster, Nu Wa, Guardian of the Heavens.
For all the juicy details on what she can do I give you the following:
New God: Nu Wa - Guardian of Heaven
Elemental Crystals (Passive)
Nu Wa draws upon the power of the five-colored elemental crystals. When she uses an ability, it activates its corresponding crystal for 10s, granting her an additional bonus. When all crystals are active, Nu Wa transforms into her true snake form, refreshing the duration of all crystal bonuses for another 10s.
Earth Crystal Bonus (always active) - +10 HP5
Nu Wa condenses moisture into fog at her location which follows her at 95% of her movement speed for 8s. She and all allies are stealthed while inside the fog. Attacking breaks the stealth effect. Enemies caught inside the fog cloud are slowly choked for 10/20/30/40/50 (+10% of her magical power) magical damage every second. This ability also activates Nu Wa's Water Crystal, granting her an increased move speed aura.
Water Crystal Bonus - 10/15/20/25/30% Move Speed
Cost - 70, Cooldown 14s, Fog Radius 20 ft
Nu Wa conjures clay minions from the earth. These minions have health equal to 200 plus 20% of Nu Wa's maximum health and will push lanes and attempt to attack nearby structures. Using this ability also activates Nu Wa's Earth Crystal, granting her a physical protection aura.
Minions Summoned - 1/2/3/4/5
Minion Damage - 20 per hit
Minion Lifetime - 8s
Earth Crystal Bonus - 10/15/20/25/30 Physical Protection
Cost - 60/70/80/90/100, Cooldown 18s
Nu Wa conjures an intense burst of flame at her target location dealing 60/100/140/180/220 (+60% of her magical power) magical damage, stunning enemies and enemy structures for 1s and igniting them for additional 5/10/15/20/25 (+10% of her magical power) magical damage every second for 2s. The damage increases the closer Nu Wa is to the source when cast, up to 1.5x at point blank range. This ability activates Nu Wa's Fire Crystal, granting her basic attacks splash damage that applies on-hit item effects.
Fire Crystal Bonus - Basic attacks hit targets within 15 ft for 50% damage
Cost - 70/75/80/85/90, Cooldown 12s
Pillars of Heaven
Nu Wa summons the pillars of heaven to imprison her enemies. Four metal pillars create a square with an electrical field. Enemies who pass through the field take 100/150/200/250/300 (+50% of her magical power) magical damage and are slowed by 35/40/45/50/55% for 3s. This ability also activates Nu Wa's Metal Crystal, granting her basic attacks increased damage.
Metal Crystal Bonus - 2x Basic Attack damage
Cost - 80/90/100/110/120, Cooldown 60s
Now of course to those out there who don't play SMITE all this doesn't makes sense, but let me tell you that if or I should say when you decide to try out SMITE these numbers will quickly become apparent and very useful when it comes to deciding on who you're going to take into combat.
There of course are some other game tweaks be it items, god's/goddess' attack tweaks, and whatnot, but I think you'll be better off just finding out about this in the game. I will tell you this though, they have once again revamped the new user tutorial, so if you haven't tried out the game, there's no time like the present.
Alright folks, here's the deal, Daedalic, continuing in the trend of point and click adventures, has released another game for everyone to sink their teeth into. So without further ramblings, lets get to the press release, and allow everyone to just get right to it:
Gomo now available & release trailer published
Hamburg, December 6th, 2013. Gomo, the new Point & Click adventure created by Slovakian developer Fishcow Studio and published by Daedalic Entertainment becomes available today.
Along with the game, Daedalic Entertainment also released a trailer, giving some insight into the game's lively and obscure world.
Gomo is now available worldwide for 7,99€/£5.99/US$7.99/RUB 199 for PC and Mac. The game is released in nine different languages, featuring English, French, German, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Czech and of course Slovakian .
Ironically Zealeus and I were talking about this series during last night's hangout, and so that everyone knows there are 25 or more books to this series. The series I'm talking about is the Shannara series, by Terry Brooks. I personally couldn't get into any of the Shannara books, I felt that Terry Brooks has a tendency to fill parts of the book with too much detail to make sure they hit a certain page amount.
Now that being said I'll be very interested to see how this series goes, that's right it is going to be a series, and its going to be on MTV? I'm not really sure what is going on, this is just yet another step further away from being what the name stands for Music TeleVision. Now they have three names already tied into this production, Jon Favreau, and the two people of SmallVille, Al Gough and Miles Milla.
The first season, if the script gets past all the execs will be based on the book, Elfstones of Shannara, which came out in the year of mine and Zealeus' birth, 1982. That should date us a bit, and also show you how long ago Brooks franchise has been going on. Actually I think the first one was 1977. At any rate they are getting Brooks' blessing and hope to make this series something for everyone to enjoy.
My only question is what station is this going to be on, is it seriously going to be on MTV, or are we talking about a premium channel, what can we expect from this series, all the gore and twists and turns, or are we talking about a watered down version to help draw in the masses? I guess we will find out in the future.
I know that there are some out there like myself who was under the impression that SMITE was officially out, well apparently we have all been wrong, though not for too too much longer. Hi-Rez Studios is happy to report that they will be officially launching on March 25, 2014. Now of course there's got to be some sort of celebration or event that makes people further aware that the awesomeness has just gone down, and Hi-Rez is going to do just that. The following weekend Hi-Rez Studios will host a LAN Tournament for $100,000.
Now before everyone gets too excited this thing will be against the top 4 European teams and the top 4 North American teams. Now of course those teams have not been decided, and won't even start to be determined till January 4th, so you have time to get you and your team together and start amping up your sessions so that you can be at this tournament to show the world what your team can do.
For further information I give you the official Press Release:
Hi-Rez Studios Announces SMITE Release Date and 100K Launch Tournament
ATLANTA. November 26, 2013. Hi-Rez Studios, a leading developer of free-to-play online action games, today announced that the 3D MOBA game SMITE will officially launch in Fight Like A God Europe and North America on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. In addition, a $100,000 LAN Tournament to celebrate the release will be held the following weekend.
The company also announced their mythology-themed 3D action MOBA game has accrued over 2,500,000 registered players to date through its extended Open Beta phase.
The $100,000 SMITE Launch Tournament will take place on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia in front of a live audience. The tournament will include the top four teams in Europe and the top four in North America who will have qualified from the SMITE Weekly Tournament Series beginning on January 4, 2014. The event will also be live-streamed worldwide via twitch.tv/smitegame.
Further information on SMITE tournaments can be found on esports.smitegame.com.
All player progress in SMITE's Open Beta will carry over to the game's general release. Also, all Beta players who reach level 30 before the launch date will unlock the Cacodemon skin for the playable god Ymir. For more information, and to play SMITE for free in Open Beta, go to www.SMITEgame.com. Tutorials, game play videos, and more community content can also be found at www.youtube.com/smitegame.