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HiRezMartini
03-24-2015, 08:53 AM
WRITTEN IN STONE

New God - Medusa

Medusa

Sidewinder - Passive
Medusa suffers no movement penalty when side strafing and half of the movement penalty when moving backward.

Viper Shot
Medusa shoots out 3 vipers in rapid succession that poisons the targets hit dealing 10/18/26/34/42 (+30% of your Physical Power) as damage every 0.5s for 1.5s. Cooldown 10s. Cost: 40/45/50/55/60.

Acid Spray
Medusa hurls back and spits out a ball of acid deals 120/180/240/300/360 (+70% of your Physical Power) as damage and slows the attack speed of the first target hit by 20/25/30/35/40% for 3s and sprays out acid in a cone behind them dealing 75% of the damage to every enemy hit. Cooldown 14s. Cost 70/75/80/85/90.

Lacerate
Medusa quickly slithers forward grabbing and slashing the first enemy she gets to dealing 120/150/180/210/240 (+80% of your Physical Power) as damage. The slash leaves the enemy reeling in pain, reducing their healing by 10/20/30/40/50% for 3s. Cooldown 15s. Cost 85.

Petrify
Medusa removes her mask revealing her true face, delivering a powerful blast from her horrifying Gorgan gaze. Enemies Take 300/400/500/600/700 (+100% of your Physical Power) as damage and are stunned for 2s if they are looking at Medusa. Enemies not looking at medusa take half damage and are slowed by 50% for 3s. Enemy gods that are killed by Medusa’s gaze will turn into a stone statue and remain behind as a reminder to others. Cooldown 110/100/90/80/70. Cost 100.

New God Skins

Athena Liberté
Medusa Black Gorgon
Thor Wrath of Valhalla
Vulcan Warforged
Vamana Cangeraceiro

New Voice Packs

Athena Liberté
Medusa
Vamana Cangeraceiro

New Ward Skins and Player Icons

Box Cat Ward
Medusa Player icon
Updated Cards
Chaac Standard
Neith Standard

Clan System

“With this patch we are starting an overhaul of the Clan system. Players in clans will now earn Honor, and clans will level up over time (outlined below). This is the first stage of the clan implementation, as we wanted players and clans to start earning Honor as soon as possible. In a future patch there will be achievements for players earning honor, as well as special unlocks for clans leveling.”

Joining Clans

“Open Joining” is now supported. Clans set to this join status will auto-accept any invitation request.

“Allows Application” is now supported. Clans set to this join status accept applications from players, but those applications must be approved.

“Invite Only” is now supported. Clans set to this join status can only acquire new members through direct application.

Searching Clans

There is a new system for searching clans that supports system “Recommended Clans” as a default option.

Clan Member Limits

Clans now start limited at 30 members, and gain the ability to add more members as they level.
Clans currently in the system are “Grandfathered” and can stay over the member maximum, but cannot add new members until there is space available.

Leaving Clans

A member must leave their current clan before applying to another.
A member leaving a clan retains all Honor Points they earned while in that clan, but will not start gaining Honor again until they join a new clan.
If the Clan Leader leaves the clan without manually assigning a new leader, the next highest ranked clan member who has been in the clan the longest is made the new Clan Leader.
A clan leader who has not been online in 21 days will automatically be demoted, and a new leader will be assigned as per the above rules.

Earning Honor

All honor earned is awarded both to the player, and to the clan they are in. You can only gain honor while in a clan. If a player leaves a clan, both the player and the clan retains the honor they gained.

There are 4 ways to earn honor:
Winning: Every time a player wins a Normal (PvP) match of any game mode, they earn 10 Honor Points. Every time a player wins a League match of any game mode, they earn 20 Honor Points.

Party Bonus: Playing partied with another clan member increases the number of points earned:
Party of 2: 1.5x
Party of 3: 2x
Party of 4: 2.5x
Party of 5: 3x

1-Time Level Bonus: A player earns 10 Honor Points every time they gain a player level (max 300).

1-Time God Mastery Bonus: A player earns a 1-Time Honor Point reward each time they gain a mastery level on a god.

Mastery 1: 20 Honor Points.
Mastery 2: 40 Honor Points.
Mastery 3: 60 Honor Points.
Mastery 4: 80 Honor Points.
Mastery 5: 100 Honor Points.
Mastery 6: 120 Honor Points.
Mastery 7: 140 Honor Points.
Mastery 8: 160 Honor Points.
Mastery 9: 180 Honor Points.
Mastery 10: 200 Honor Points.

Clan Levels

As a clan earns Honor from it’s members, it will gain levels. In the future the were be special unlocks assigned to these levels.

Clan Quests

Each week clans will be given a quest their members can accomplish to earn bonus Honor for themselves and the clan.

UI

Match Lobby has been updated.
God page has been updated.
Profile Loadout has been updated.
Added a Level modifier to Gods Stats page allowing players to see base values.
Improvements have been made to Emotes tab and has been moved under the Skins at the Gods page.
Fixed client freezes if you search on the profile screen with a space in the search bar.
Fixed 0/0/0 sometimes showing in match history.
Fixed incorrect settings applying when resetting Video settings without applying.
Fixed lag present when scrolling on the Worshippers tab in Profile.

Spectator

Fixed players sometimes facing the wrong direction.

Chat

Font size has been slightly reduced.
Addressed an issue with whispers sometimes being sent to the wrong tab.

Misc

CoG Scylla landing page now has a counter showing $1 per every skin sold.
New queue videos have been added giving a brief map overview and explanation of the game type.

Items

Death’s Toll
Fixed mana points not being displayed over player.

Mail of Renewal
Fixed passive working against Towers and Phoenix kills.

Shield of the Underworld
Fixed damage being reflected back from towers.

Gods - Balance/Updates/Fixes

Anubis
General
Fixed red fx appearing in lobby with Golden and Legendary skins.

Anhur
General
Fixed the spear appearing below the pedestal in the match lobby.

Ares
General
Fixed sword and shield persisting after death.

Artemis
"Tusky underwent some obedience training, and Artemis is much happier for it. Artemis can now better control who Tusky charges at first."
Caledonian Boar
Added a 40 degree cone to the targeter allowing Tusky to prioritize targets within the cone.

Bakasura
Takedown
Fixed an issue where Bakasura would double leap.

Cupid
Fields of Love
Fixed player deployables blocking damage and crowd control.
Fenrir
Brutalize
Fixed the ability still following Hou Yi during Dive Bomb.

Hou Yi
“The build up on Ricochet added more difficulty to this ability, especially considering the inherent difficulty of bouncing the shot for multiple hits and we want players to focus more on the ricochet itself. We’ve removed the build up, and Hou Yi can now more fluidly execute the attack.”
Ricochet
The build up on this ability has been removed.

Kumbhakarna
“Kumbha is getting a bit more love this patch, in the form of a small but significant change to using his Ultimate. While still covering the same distance, Epic Uppercut will travel much faster increasing the reliability of his ultimate charge.”
Epic Uppercut
Adjusted time to complete charge from 0.7s to 0.4s, effectively making him charge faster.

Odin
Ring of Spears
Fixed Odin being unable to use while touching collision.

Serqet
Cobra’s Kiss
Fixed poison debuff icons stacking visually multiple times.
Sun Wukong
Somersault Cloud
Fixed Decoy not being instantly killed by Banish and Knockups/backs.

Thor
“The view from up above is quite magical, and occasionally even a warrior as stoic as Thor likes to take in the sights. This change just let’s Thor know when it’s time to get back to the killing. We are watching this quality of life change closely, and are considering adding the same treatment to other gods who take to the skies with a limited duration.”
Anvil of Dawn
Added timer on the ground targeter indicating when the ability will expire and Thor will be forced to land.

Vamana
Clear the Path
Adjusted the FX treatment so it conveys the end of the duration more accurately.

Xbalanque
General
Adjusted some lobby fx for the Footballer skins.
Rising Jaguar
The animation on Rising Jaguar has been updated to reduce the height that Xbalanque jumps during the animation to remove the illusion that he is doing an actual leap.

Ymir
Ice Wall
Improved the accuracy of the wall stopping players.

ThatTubbyGuy
03-24-2015, 11:09 AM
Love the new clan system. Will be great for the whole crew. :)

Haze
03-24-2015, 12:22 PM
What about the current X-Masteries?
Do they count?
Or only when obtained after the patch .. ?

Sorry if that question is already answered.

GongsunYiru
03-24-2015, 01:31 PM
Neat, a timer on ultimates is a pretty nice feature.

ThatTubbyGuy
03-24-2015, 04:39 PM
What about the current X-Masteries?
Do they count?
Or only when obtained after the patch .. ?

Sorry if that question is already answered.

I would like to know this too. I currently have every god mastered and wanna know more about this

HuxenBolt
03-25-2015, 02:04 AM
You guys have to specify when these patches will be released.. so please in the later future patch notes can it be like 3/23 released on 3/26 or something. But my guess it will be out tomorrow the 26th of March. But we will see.

YohSL
03-25-2015, 02:49 AM
Hmmmm, I think Medusa is shaping up rather nicely.
Wasn't a fan of this incarnation of her at first, but she's growing on me.
Her passive is something I rather enjoy, being able to move around quickly. I like Chang'e for this exact reason.

Her alt is exactly what I wanted. Thou I do wonder how it fits into the rest of her kit, which seems to just be a bunch of snake themed attacks.
And since she is a Gorgon, not a snake deity, it comes across as a little off the mark. I don't think 'Poison and Acid' when I think of Medusa, I think petrifying, fear, and hatred.
Besides her alt, her skills don't really capture that. Their just snaky skills..... yay?
Thou having her Acid Spray play off her alt/statues she makes is cool, another thing I wanted. Thou it would be nice if she had some other way to actively make statues, like copies of herself. But with the killing power of the alt, that might not be an issue, thou I do question how often it will actually come into play.
I can live with them I guess, depending on how they play. But yeah, not as hyped as I would like.

And she has a full head of snakes and a mask to hide her face, this is good, I'm a fan of her visual design.

So overall, I like her, but I don't love her.
She looks good, but some of her skills just make me shrug and wonder if there was just a lack of effort.

ImAeternalis
03-25-2015, 07:16 PM
I think ult's slow is a bit too strong, but I like her so far. I'm refraining from balance discussion until I've played against her/as her more.

MadManToTheMax
03-25-2015, 09:16 PM
Can Ares get the same timer treatment with his chains. Odin has a timer for his shield, and Chaac has a timer for how long his axe will be in the ground. Give Ares some love, cuz I'm always trying to time the chains right, but it's a pain since there is no visual feedback for how much of the two seconds is left.

SickReflX
03-26-2015, 04:03 AM
Will the foresight be patched any time soon?

MeiraFranz
03-26-2015, 02:15 PM
Party Bonus: Playing partied with another clan member increases the number of points earned:
Party of 2: 1.5x
Party of 3: 2x
Party of 4: 2.5x
Party of 5: 3x

Can we NOT have this? At least until solo players stop getting tossed into matches full of preteamed guildies? Or have the fact that the preteams are likely organized and on voicechat play a factor in matchmaking?

DirtyDiggler
03-26-2015, 04:12 PM
Still no Zeus buff....BOOOOOOOOOOO!

Trubblegum
03-26-2015, 05:16 PM
Still no Zeus buff....BOOOOOOOOOOO!

If you build him AA, he's actually not that bad.

IgnitionSwitch
03-27-2015, 12:23 AM
Will i get the mastery bonus for gods ive already mastered?

amoretpax199
03-27-2015, 04:06 AM
Will i get the mastery bonus for gods ive already mastered?

I think so.

IZioI
03-27-2015, 06:25 AM
I dont think so...or you would get them allways when u change your clan, makes no sense.

VarenWolf
03-27-2015, 08:15 AM
Party Bonus: Playing partied with another clan member increases the number of points earned:
Party of 2: 1.5x
Party of 3: 2x
Party of 4: 2.5x
Party of 5: 3x

Can we NOT have this? At least until solo players stop getting tossed into matches full of preteamed guildies? Or have the fact that the preteams are likely organized and on voicechat play a factor in matchmaking?

meh don't mind pre-mades because well they aren't always as good as you think. Cause if a person is in danger just stop chasing before teamates come to save his ass.

Katzuki
03-28-2015, 12:28 AM
Please fix Ullr's voice when he switches weapons. Most of the time, it's two different lines playing over each other and it also bothers me that he says things like "I will shoot you down!" when switching to axes.

Renoa
03-28-2015, 06:09 AM
So no real balance changes. Great.....

otterskull
03-28-2015, 05:56 PM
When should we expect this update? I can't wait to try Medusa! :p

LuxInterior
03-30-2015, 08:30 AM
If I'm reading it right, it's a huge buff for Odin. If collision doesn't count, he can now trap people in tiny spaces, like map corners and jungle corridors.

Haze
03-30-2015, 08:38 AM
I dont think so...or you would get them allways when u change your clan, makes no sense.

So in theory - having people with full or nearly all gods mastered are useless?

While having as much noobs as you can is the better deal?

I HOPE not.

Snip3rkid
04-01-2015, 06:10 AM
I thought you lost all the points you earned in a clan when you left it, why can't you just get back the masteries points and that stuff, while the match points you have to build up?

BigDingus
04-01-2015, 06:28 AM
So in theory - having people with full or nearly all gods mastered are useless?

While having as much noobs as you can is the better deal?

I HOPE not.

Well it's up now, and as far as I can see, you don't get any honor from previous masteries...that sucks.

nutsbals
04-01-2015, 07:06 AM
Well this pach broke the game big time
Funny its April 1rst so this pach is a joke right like my wiped status my deserter status because y cant lock at MOTD

babiimonster
04-01-2015, 07:26 AM
I'm guessing the servers are going to be down for awhile T^T

LeviShortAzz
04-01-2015, 07:30 AM
this sucks i woke up an hour early b4 school to play and the game is down ugh. precious sleep lost

IZioI
04-01-2015, 07:37 AM
Never play on patchday....yeap cause u can´t play on this servers.

@ Teo : not every player without all gods on masterie 10 is a noob....not every player who didn´t play since beta is a noob, not every player with w/l < 50% is a noob. calm down and dont call every one a noob who could rape u in a 1v1 match maybe.

LeviShortAzz
04-01-2015, 07:40 AM
i wasnt aware this was patch day it should say in game when they are going to happen not just in forums or on the site

BigDingus
04-01-2015, 07:48 AM
Was able to play one game of Arena, and right after it was done, it stayed on the Victory screen (before it even exists to the stats and win/loss screens). People were still able to talk in the chat box even though the screen was black except for "Victory" right in the middle, but after about 10 minutes I just force quit the game, only to find out it was down again. Wonderful.

IZioI
04-01-2015, 08:13 AM
maybe the long downtime today is Hirezs April fool hoax for us

euirakuuk
04-01-2015, 09:18 AM
maybe the long downtime today is Hirezs April fool hoax for us

if that is their idea of a April fools hoax then it isn't very funny. It is cruel actually i would say a lot of people want to play Medusa and then they keep taking the servers down for a joke how rude of them.

babiimonster
04-01-2015, 09:23 AM
Pls fix the game T^T pls. All i wanna do is play smite.

SniperKillz
04-01-2015, 10:45 AM
ok I tried her umm very good but she seems week I can get better with AMC had a lot of attack speed didn't do good 6-14 arena she seems kind of week maybe the build im giving her even tried the build they used in pts still seems week

SniperKillz
04-01-2015, 11:36 AM
ya just went AMC vs. medusa 27-4 arena killed her quick and she used all her ability's on me + ult still shut her down

I don't know y they made her a hunter should be a mage my opinion

her cool down is to slow think even with max C.Down deffently her #2 is a main burst for her

White2abbit
04-01-2015, 12:08 PM
ya just went AMC vs. medusa 27-4 arena killed her quick and she used all her ability's on me + ult still shut her down

I don't know y they made her a hunter should be a mage my opinion

her cool down is to slow think even with max C.Down deffently her #2 is a main burst for her

There is too many Mages currently, they needed to even the field.

Also Medusa or any God in arena won't determine if said God is any good. The game is balanced around Conquest and currently Medusa is strong in Solo, Mid and ADC roles.

LuxInterior
04-01-2015, 12:14 PM
There is too many Mages currently, they needed to even the field.

Also Medusa or any God in arena won't determine if said God is any good. The game is balanced around Conquest and currently Medusa is strong in Solo, Mid and ADC roles.

Any hunter that tries to go toe-to-toe with AMC will end up killed. The only way to kill him with another hunter is by the smart use of actives and skills.

White2abbit
04-01-2015, 12:23 PM
Any hunter that tries to go toe-to-toe with AMC will end up killed. The only way to kill him with another hunter is by the smart use of actives and skills.

AMC isn't actually that great for Boxing, it's 99% the player.

I've out boxed AMC's as Hou Yi and Neith.

Get rid of his hives if possible and he has nothing

DirtyDiggler
04-01-2015, 12:48 PM
Never play on patchday....yeap cause u can´t play on this servers.

@ Teo : not every player without all gods on masterie 10 is a noob....not every player who didn´t play since beta is a noob, not every player with w/l < 50% is a noob. calm down and dont call every one a noob who could rape u in a 1v1 match maybe.

except that 1v1 proves nothing

Dalzaar
04-01-2015, 02:39 PM
So when and how can I get my hands on that Athena skin?

BigDingus
04-02-2015, 01:51 AM
So when and how can I get my hands on that Athena skin?

I want to know this too. Also, earlier when the patch first went live before the shut the game down only to open it up later, the Bellona Torment skin was available. A friend & I bought it, then when we signed back in it was nowhere to be found. They just decide to save it for later?

Wiwwil
04-02-2015, 08:31 AM
So when and how can I get my hands on that Athena skin?

In a French gaming convention (Gamers Assembly) in Poitiers (France). I guess you'll have to wait this skin to be in the exclusive offers.

More info about the Gamers Assembly : http://www.gamers-assembly.net/en .

Haze
04-03-2015, 08:53 AM
I got the new Athena skin yesterday.

A friend shared a link referring to a france website, that was giving them away. (Someone on reddit posted the link).

Unfortunately they are all gone now, but i believe some other french websites are going to do the same.

Yukuai
04-03-2015, 11:21 AM
Can Ares get the same timer treatment with his chains. Odin has a timer for his shield, and Chaac has a timer for how long his axe will be in the ground. Give Ares some love, cuz I'm always trying to time the chains right, but it's a pain since there is no visual feedback for how much of the two seconds is left.


Ares is still good even without this :)