Smite was the first MOBA game I played. After trying the various game modes on the Xbox One version I stuck with the straight forward Arena game mode. I enabled the auto-buy features and just dedicated my gameplay to getting stuck into the action.
Over time I started to play more Joust and Siege games. I experimented with disabling the auto-buy but just didn't seem to find a way of deciding which items to purchase. I reverted back to auto-buy and haven't really given that choice a second thought until...
I started playing some Conquest matches. The matches appear to be a lot longer, with levelling being slower. I know feel at a disadvantage because I am kind of locked in to certain attributes for a longer period of time than in other game modes. For example, if the auto-buy upgraded an ability I rarely used it would only be a minute before my favoured ability was upgraded.
What should I do to decide on a suitable build? Is it worth sitting in spawn for 20-30 second intervals deciding on which item to purchase? Should I really reconsider the auto-buy option?