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Thread: Smite would be a better game if shoes were nerfed.

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    Smite would be a better game if shoes were nerfed.

    I believe DMBrandon said it once before, and I completely agree. Shoes in smite are absolutely overpowered. There are NO items in this game that compare in terms of bang for your buck.

    Across 4 seasons, one item has remained as meta on every character, and that is shoes. The only exception to this are really janky builds that opt into items like winged blade.

    I personally believe that shoes, regardless of which one, are all absurdly overpowered. In a game like SMITE, that favors mobility heavy characters, building shoes is a must, as you are at a stupid disadvantage if you don't.

    Thus, title. They need to either increase the price on shoes to match their value or remove them from the game entirely. I honestly believe that reducing the movement speed on shoes is a fair nerf that opens us to options other than shoes.

    For example, reducing the MS on shoes to 12%-14% would allow mages to more freely build into items like Shaman's ring, which has 10% movement speed. Boots are still more efficient for MS, being sub-2k gold.

    The fact that you HAVE to build boots because they have 8% more movement speed than any other item is crazy. MS is one of the best stats in the game, and to also offer so much in terms of actual power, CDR, Protections, penetration, or attack speed.

    Nerfing shoes makes the game much more open to other choices, and more choices in this game is absolutely never a bad thing.Shoes has had a monopoly on smite for far too long.

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    It's not overpowered if everyone has it. Changing or removing boots would slow the pace of the game to a crawl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spl00go View Post
    It's not overpowered if everyone has it. Changing or removing boots would slow the pace of the game to a crawl.
    Thats not an argument. This item FORCES you into it, or you are at a significant disadvantage. Nobody builds boots because they want to, they do it because they run too much risk if they do not. And? Slowing the game in that way can be balanced out elsewhere. This kind of change makes more options, which is never bad.

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    Lel make another item slot specifically for boots for every god so everyone can finally obtain one shot status end game or just remove all the stats except movement speed and literally turn it into a relic with its own slot. Level 0 is 6% movement speed and level 12 is 18% movement speed or 12%

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    The reason boots are a must for almost every MOBA is that the function of it is to be a slotwaster that forces you into it..

    If assuming you don't have boots, then you could achieve more better things late game..

    It's designed to be "broken" in terms of cost efficiency, and movement speed

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    The maps are too big to remove boots. Especially conquest. Slowing the pace of the game would push people away from the game and not draw people to it. They're never going to change boots so this is a pointless argument.

    You haven't said anything about what you would do differently instead of boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusionsamurai View Post
    Thats not an argument. This item FORCES you into it, or you are at a significant disadvantage. Nobody builds boots because they want to, they do it because they run too much risk if they do not. And? Slowing the game in that way can be balanced out elsewhere. This kind of change makes more options, which is never bad.
    This. Honestly, games like Smite and LOL should just get rid of all boot items entirely, since they are such a necessity to have it kinda nullifies them being items to begin with. Just up the characters movement speeds to what they would be with the shoes to begin with so we don't have to waste an item slot just getting up to par.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degalon View Post
    This. Honestly, games like Smite and LOL should just get rid of all boot items entirely, since they are such a necessity to have it kinda nullifies them being items to begin with. Just up the characters movement speeds to what they would be with the shoes to begin with so we don't have to waste an item slot just getting up to par.
    Removing them also adds more value to items like Shaman's ring, which makes it much more lucrative.

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    No, you still can choose from 4 different boots. This is core item and its fine, if they are OP for everybody then they are not OP.
    This feeling when your team is far behind and you have no prospects for late game but for some reason players still doesnt want to surrender - MOBA Cancer.

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    I don't think they are overpowered but yes one thing is 100% sure : they are a must to buy, whatever is the game mod you are playing.

    So yes, removing them and increasing movement speed base and/or scaling of all characters can be an option. So by this way you gain one slot item.

    But in another hand you loose the diversity of boots (but btw only supports can really have the choice between the 4 boots, all others casually choose between 2 to stay efficient)

    So yeah, as seen upward in this thread, adding a special item slot for boots would be a great idea. You can even go for more than 4 T3 choices, adding more passive and diversity.

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