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    Buyback

    I am positive this has been talked about already. But last night's second game between COG and AFK brought back my concerns about the urgent need for buyback. COG was better than AFK in both games. In the second one, they had more kills, more objectives and looked poised for the win. Then, in the latter stages, they lose 1(!) fight (not even a wipe, as Bacchus survived) and they have no chance whatsoever to defend their titan. This is an absurd. There has to be a reward for a team that wins fights, but not the entire game for winning only one. Buyback (albeit with long cool-downs and even a one time per match deal) must be established to avoid the one strike and done policy. Makes wins seem cheap.
    Last edited by Absolustos; 09-27-2015 at 08:15 AM.

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    No. You get wiped you lose, that's the way it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoudAndAnnoying View Post
    No. You get wiped you lose, that's the way it should be.
    You make a great point. Wait, what's your point?

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    The system is fine as is. If there was no risk for losing fights later in the game, games would never end. It's the high risk high reward factor for late game fighting.
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    Unlike in DotA2, there aren't many situations where I would have thought: "If only we had buyback, then we would have won the game!" Smite doesn't have Boots of Travel, or even TP scrolls. Nor do we have barracks, and our phoenixes regenerate when they die unlike any of the DotA2 towers. For these reasons, I don't think buyback would belong in Smite.
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    Yeah, your favorite team has lost, just get over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarkki View Post
    Yeah, your favorite team has lost, just get over it.
    Man, you are a gem in these forums.

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    Hirez should at least experiment with this feature in a test game mode to gather feedback from players about it. They could increase buyback price and cooldown to balance the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absolustos View Post
    You make a great point. Wait, what's your point?
    Then i give you the point you need.

    "Thats why there are late game gods you can pick"

    When you steamroll the whole match with your early picks and then lose 1 fight late game you deserve the defeat. Its your choice:
    1.) Go for early game and get killed later on if you cant win fast.
    2.) Go for late and deal with bad early game. If you manage that you win later on.
    3.) Take a mixed team and be semi good early,mid and late. No real weakness and no real power.
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    Darkness sprouds within it- it growns, consumes it.
    Such is its nature.
    In the end, every heart returns to the darkness whence it came.

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