The Smite team has released the latest patch notes for the closed beta version of the game. The patch is expected to deploy today with the server being down for several hours.
New Match Invite process
When a suitable match of players has been found, a new screen pops up for the 10 players that says Accept and Decline.Â As soon as all of the players have accepted the invite, the match launches everyone into the match lobby.Â If someone does not accept the invite, the match is cancelled and everyone else is requeued with a higher priority.
If someone accepts the match invite and then leaves the match lobby, they will gain a debuff and be unable to play a match for a specified amount of time.
Note that aspects of this process are still being tweaked and the UI is not in its final intended state.
The City of Steam team has announced that the game will be released in North America and â€˜emerging marketsâ€™ in Q1 2013. CoS will be available to players in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey and will be fully localized in both Arabic and Turkish.
City of Steam is set in the rich world of Nexus, a once great civilization where mechanical steam-work blurs with magic. Hundreds of quests lead players through ancient ruins searching for archaic spoils, while the players try to find a place for themselves and their families in their new home.