Post By Oponn on 2014-03-11
Tonight we are launching our Guide 2.0 system, a more structured approach to guide building. We took input from users, pros and other smite community members on our old guide system, and implemented many of the suggestions that were passed on to us. Guides are now setup with distinct sections that you can add when building a guide, a skill grid and starting items, and a new designed layout. We have also changed the review process, once your guide has been approved, further edits will not put the guide back into the review system but post them immediately.
So what changed for you? As you can see we have new links under the GUIDE navigation bar: LEGACY GUIDES are for those guides written under the old system, as they age we will be removing them so eventually the legacy guides will go away to be replaced with the new guides. GUIDES are the new guides, and will take you to a god selection screen. CREATE GUIDE is your way to create a new guide on Tiermonster, and they are managed under your MY ACCOUNT settings as MY GUIDES. For your old guides you can still view them under MY ACCOUNT -> LEGACY GUIDES.
So shew! That’s a lot to take in, if you want to see this all in action make sure to check out Drybear’s stream tonight on SmiteGame at 1:00 AM EST, he is going to go over some of the features of the new guide system. You can also check out the example guide we created by clicking HERE.
With our new guide system we are starting a contest to see who can make the best guide! Starting today and running until SAT MARCH 22nd, each week we will be picking the THREE best guides submitted and judged by our crack team of guide reviewer people. The lucky winners will receive 400 gems and be featured on the front page of Tiermonster with a snazzy slide and write-up about their guide. Winners will be chosen on SUNDAY MARCH 16th for the Week of March 10th – 15th and SUNDAY MARCH 23rd for the week of 16th – 22nd.
If you have any questions about the new guide system, the contest or just general inquiries feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Smiting!Post By Oponn on 2014-03-09
Hello all! I hope everybody is having a great weekend so far! Just wanted to update you all on some changes that are coming to the site in the next couple days. Because we are getting close to launch and the game is coming out of beta, we have taken the effort to go through all the suggestions, complaints and other feedback that we have received from our users and will be releasing new and revamped features based on that feedback.
The first big change is going to be a revamped guide system. We took a hard look at how the guides were doing since we released them in August, what people liked and disliked, and feedback that we received from our users and from other sources like Reddit. Guides 2.0 is a much more structured system, we laid out the most common areas that people look for in a guide and are going to allow you to pick and choose which sections you want to include in your guide. We've added a starting items, full build and skill grid to replace the skill priority. We've also re-designed the way the guides look, which some items staying the same and others getting a make-over.
We will be phasing out the old guide system when the new one is in place, once it's released you will no longer be able to create a guide using the old system though they will still be available for viewing, and as they age out will be removed from the system until only new guides are available. We've also made changes to the review system, once your guide has been approved for the site subsequent edits to the guide will not have to re-enter the review system, and your guide age will be based on the update date and not the submission date. We will continue to have the 60-90 day age review on guides.
Along with the new guide system, we are going to add some new account management features, like a self-service name change, if you have happened to change your name on Smite you can update it on Tiermonster once every seven days under the account management tab.
All of this and some more you will see in the next two weeks before launch, and maybe there will be some contests to go along with it! All official announcements will be during Drybear's stream on smitegame, so tune in and stay tuned! Questions and comments welcome in the comment section.
Post By Oponn on 2014-03-07
We will be hosting our Code:Black Arena this weekend with check-in starting at 5:00PM EST and ending at 5:30PM EST. If you are interested in playing some Arena, meeting new friends, making fun of PeccYz and possibly Lydia, then come on out and play Code:Black!
Also check back next week, we have some exciting things coming!Post By Oponn on 2014-03-05
So we all saw that there is a major overhaul of the item tree coming into today's patch, that being said our common builds are determined by matches played in the last seven days, whcih means that there may be some odd builds over the next couple of days. Once we have access to the data for the new items we will be working to bring you the latest correct common builds as fast as possible. If you see something weird in common builds, or an item that no longer exists, please let us know by hitting us up at email@example.com and we'll get it fixed ASAP!
Thanks and happy Smiting!Post By Oponn on 2014-02-28
Thats right, you heard it here on Tiermonster our lovable community member Duke is joining the Tiermonster family and will be streaming on Tiermonster TV from 10am to 1pm EST M-F after F. and before the lovely Mamacita!
So make sure that if you are around this coming monday March the 3rd, you pop over to Tiermonster TV and welcome Duke to the stream! Viewer games, Smite chat and more are what you can look fowrard to! If you haven't before, you can also check out Duke's twitter by visiting @theDUKEonline and make sure to follow for all his updates!
On another note we will be hosting our Code:Green event this weekend with check-in beginning at 5:00PM EST to 5:30PM EST. Last weekend we had our biggest event every with 32 teams participating, so make sure you come on out for fun and gems!