Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Inside Look at the Decision to move Exclusively to LAN: if you haven't seen this

  1. #1
    Senior Member Honoured VlentisFlyheightis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    889
    5
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 15
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points 1 year registered Full Profile!
    Rep Power
    0

    Inside Look at the Decision to move Exclusively to LAN: if you haven't seen this

    Ares stole Aphrodite from Hephaestus
    Ares killed Poseidon's son for rape and was aquited for murder
    Ares is both the Father AND Grandfather of the Amazons. Feel free to "EWWW"
    Ares turned a guard that failed to anounce Helios into a rooster
    Ares supported Trojans. Ares has a ton of kids

  2. #2
    Senior Member Honoured VlentisFlyheightis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    889
    5
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 15
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points 1 year registered Full Profile!
    Rep Power
    0
    i WISH i was good enough for the SPL, 30k+ salary on top of decent subsidized housing, i'd be game. what you save in house payments you can build a reasonable nest egg (my actual monthly expenses are fairly low if you remove rent and utilities from the equation).

    Yeah you're not gonna get rich off this, but it'd be good money to sit on and have when you transition out of Smite.
    Ares stole Aphrodite from Hephaestus
    Ares killed Poseidon's son for rape and was aquited for murder
    Ares is both the Father AND Grandfather of the Amazons. Feel free to "EWWW"
    Ares turned a guard that failed to anounce Helios into a rooster
    Ares supported Trojans. Ares has a ton of kids

  3. #3
    Senior Member Prestigious GongsunYiru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    4,858
    30
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 1,798
    Achievements:
    Repped! First Class Repped! Second Class Reputation Distributor Repped! Third Class Discussion Ender
    Awards:
    Guru
    Rep Power
    22
    Here, a quick summary:

    The communication was not done well, but HiRez has taken the community's feedback in account.

    SMITE growth

    • SMITE is not dying.
    • The year 2018 is the best revenue year.
    • The total viewerbase has increased, as summed up over all channels (not just Twitch).
    • The live attendees has increased by 5 or 10 times.
    • Growth continues across all platforms.

    Esports travel

    • LAN is better for competition, production, technical issues, and fan experience.
    • Players and teams are not forced to move.
    • There will be a travel budget, including hotels and flights, provided by Skillshot.
    • The travel is not as onerous as other games (such as Overwatch, NBA 2K, CS:GO).
    • No team will travel more than 12 times in the regular season (feb-nov). That is 12 weeks. This does not include HRX and invitationals.
    • No players will travel more than 3 times in a month.
    • There will be lodging plans, so teams will have rest before their games.

    Esports salary and housing

    • Organizations determine the salary of players. HiRez works with the organizations and does not pay players themselves.
    • HiRez has set the minimum salary at 30k, but the average salary is closer to 40k in reality (some more, some less).
    • There will be a housing subsidy, as provided by Skillshot to esport organization, which is 40k per year for a full team of 5 people.
    • This is an equivalent of 38k or more, which represents a middle class income and cost of living around Alpharetta, Georgia (see YouTube description for references that support this).

    Esports minor league

    • There will be more support for the minor league, with a minimum salary of 10k.
    • There will be league play in NA and EU online.

  4. #4
    The Mad Hatter Prestigious Relanah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Patting ALL the lolis :3
    Posts
    2,564
    10
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 938
    Achievements:
    Full Profile! 1 year registered 5000 Experience Points Repped! First Class
    Rep Power
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by GongsunYiru View Post
    • The year 2018 is the best revenue year.
    Y'all need to stop buying so many chests
    Preferred Gods:
    Aphrodite, Awilix, BAEllona, Da Ji, Discordia, Fenrir, Janus, Jing Bae, Nike, Nox, Skadi, Sol and The Morrigan.

    We need more kawaii skins!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Honoured VlentisFlyheightis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    889
    5
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 15
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points 1 year registered Full Profile!
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Relanah View Post
    Y'all need to stop buying so many chests
    Honestly those people who wanted Demonic Thanatos patch 5.1 are to blame, plus adventure bundles and Team Badges.
    Ares stole Aphrodite from Hephaestus
    Ares killed Poseidon's son for rape and was aquited for murder
    Ares is both the Father AND Grandfather of the Amazons. Feel free to "EWWW"
    Ares turned a guard that failed to anounce Helios into a rooster
    Ares supported Trojans. Ares has a ton of kids

  6. #6
    Senior Member Prestigious GongsunYiru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    4,858
    30
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 1,798
    Achievements:
    Repped! First Class Repped! Second Class Reputation Distributor Repped! Third Class Discussion Ender
    Awards:
    Guru
    Rep Power
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by Relanah View Post
    Y'all need to stop buying so many chests
    "Rest assured, this will be the fifth season we have used chests, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it." -- HiRez probably

  7. #7
    Trash Doggo Demigod Goobis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Trashcan
    Posts
    14,971
    39
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 1,292
    Achievements:
    Veteran Repped! First Class Reputation Distributor Party Person Discussion Ender
    Rep Power
    42
    Every NA player shouldn't think twice about this.

    EU can have excuses but this is still really really good for them.
    Your Local Resident Trash Doggo
    I'm cheating on Anubis, Camazotz is in the dumpster now.

  8. #8
    Super Moderator Godlike RainbowSplat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Somewhere lost in Time
    Posts
    18,567
    33
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 933
    Achievements:
    Tagger Second Class Reputation Distributor Repped! First Class Repped! Second Class Full Profile!
    Awards:
    Discussion Ender
    Rep Power
    50
    Is it 40k per year or per month
    *Disclaimer: I am a volunteer moderator. I work on best judgement and do not speak on behalf of Hi-Rez Studios.*

  9. #9
    Junior Member Cupidhead PsychoBlonde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    25
    2
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 379
    Achievements:
    Repped! Third Class 1 year registered 1000 Experience Points
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by GongsunYiru View Post
    "Rest assured, this will be the fifth season we have used chests, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it." -- HiRez probably
    Hirez circa early 2014: "Hey guys, we're gonna give this little chest thing a try, and see if people like it."

    Hirez circa mid 2014: "Oh wow, you guys do seem to think it's not TOO bad. But don't worry, we're not going to just drop everything into chests, that would be lame."

    Hirez circa 2018: "Chests! Chessssstss! You want that exclusive skin, don't you?! Buying 217 chests is the only way to make sure you get it! Sure, 90% of the skins we come out with are locked into chests, but we know you sucker...er, players will keep buying them! Bwahahahahahahahaahahah!"

  10. #10
    Senior Member Honoured Geff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    616
    11
    Level completed: 90%, Points required for next Level: 111
    Achievements:
    Repped! Third Class 5000 Experience Points Veteran
    Rep Power
    7
    Is smite out yet in Korea in 2018!? FFS

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •