[SMITE] Game Theory - Does SMITE Porn-ify its Goddesses?

Discussion in 'Archives' started by Geoff, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play" Forum Moderator Staff Member



    No, they don't. =P
     
  2. Snuffles ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Snuffles ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Achievement Hunter

    They don't do it enough. They are superior beings, what do they need clothes for?
     
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  3. Statboy

    Statboy Resident Cueball

    In order to be not racist's towards any religion wouldn't Jesus need to be in it, and possibly Moses for the Jews? Jesus the healer sounds good, but Moses bringer of Plagues would be awesome
     
  4. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play" Forum Moderator Staff Member



    Religions...aren't a race. You can't be racist towards them. =P

    I'm actually all for them using some cool stuff from Christianity. I'd rather see Archangels though, since they wield awesome power. But daaaamn, never thought about Moses and the Plagues. That would be EPIC.

    Sadly, HiRez wants to avoid any bullshit they'd get from pretty much every single Christian/Catholic/Jew out there and just stay away from the major stuff. I say fuck that, put stuff in.
     
  5. Statboy

    Statboy Resident Cueball

    That's what i'm saying, they can't tell the hindu's what their doing with their gods is cool, but doing the same to christianity/judaism is crossing a line. In effect they are saying that hindu isn't a real religion. Btw are any off the other religions mentioned in the game still practiced? As a Swede i can say we do not worship Odin and Frigga anymore, and the Thor movies are awesome.
     
  6. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play" Forum Moderator Staff Member


    They aren't saying at all that it isn't a real religion. Remember, every single one of these gods was thought of as real and worshipped at some point in time. It's simply the battleground of the gods. Here's a quote from Todd Harris.

    "
    Harris initially responded by stating that Hi-Rez decided to use figures from the Hindu faith because it is one of the world's oldest and most diverse religions, providing a good base of inspiration for several characters. SMITE also pulls from Greek, Chinese, Egyptian, and Norse mythologies, Harris stated. The game, which is now in closed beta, will include more deities as development continues, not fewer.

    GameSpot requested comment on whether the company plans to implement figures from Abrahamic (Jewish, Christian, and Islamic) religions into its game in keeping with its diverse roster of characters. Harris answered, saying Hi-Rez includes a diverse staff and that Abrahamic figures were not included mostly for gameplay reasons: its tradition does not have stories about deities fighting one another with "awesome abilities," he said.

    "From [the] perspective of a video game, the key Abrahamic figures--Adam, Noah, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, are not that interesting in character design or gameplay. They are all human. They never overlapped or interacted with one another. They certainly never fought each other in dramatic fashion with unique abilities. They are all peaceful--at best they would be support characters," Harris said."

    Yes, a bit large.
     
  7. Statboy

    Statboy Resident Cueball

    I'm referring to what you said about HiRez no using Chrisitanity/Judaism to "avoid any bullshit", but that didn't seem to matter when using the Hindu faith
     
  8. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play" Forum Moderator Staff Member

    Ah, that was always my take on why they weren't doing it. I constantly heard on the old forums that HiRez wasn't making any more Hindu gods because of how a small sect of Hindus got all pissy, and people usually said that's why they are not doing Christianity/Judaism stuff at all. The "real" reason obviously does fit better, even though I feel like they also want to avoid a bigger clash.

    If you haven't read up on it at all, it wasn't a huge group that got mad about Kali and Agni. Just a small group in the US. But I can imagine a larger amount of people being upset if Jesus/Yahweh/Moses or any other big figure was featured in the game.

    This is why I recommend an Archangel. =D
     
  9. Snuffles ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Snuffles ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Achievement Hunter

    is shasha grey in smite?? shes my goddess
     
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