I’ve never been great at playing video games. A part of me would like to consider myself average, but most of the time when I play something new it appears more like I’m painfully worse. In particular I’m terrible at games within the MOBA genre. MOBA for those of you who don’t know stands for Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), also known as action real-time strategy (ARTS), originated as a sub-genre of the real-time strategy (RTS) genre of video games, in which a player controls a single character in one of two teams (Wikipedia). Popular MOBAs include DOTA 2, League of Legends, and Heroes of the Storm.


I could never get used to the controls and it seems as if someone would need to have insanely fast reaction time to be good at it. This author has the reaction time of a turtle and the observation skills of a bat. I‘m not the best person to play a MOBA. One however had caught my eye and that is SMITE. I’ve mentioned SMITE in my video blog on Youtube a few times. And if you play a lot of video games you might have heard of it. SMITE is a MOBA in which a person can play as an immortal from Greek, Roman, Mayan, Hindu, Buddhist, Egyptian, or Norse mythology. What really sets this game apart from other MOBAs is that the perspective of the game is a third person view and it has other modes different from your typical three lane maps.


Previously I had seen some people I know play it and I was hooked. I downloaded the game and it turned out I was awful. Things in that game take skill shots so I actually had to be good at aiming things and there were delayed time casting. Instead of whining about how bad I was I decided to go through my routine regiment for getting better at games. I read guide guides on building gods and I just began watching videos and streams of people who are actually good at the game. So far from my first initial times from playing I’ve gotten a little better. So I feel like I didn’t do anything special. It was kind of like preparing the way I always do on something. Now all I got to do is find more friends who will play with me.