Hearthstone Recap: Nerfs, BlizzCon Goodies, 20M Players, Dreamhack

The most important announcements of last week in Hearthstone were the nerfs to Leeroy Jenkins and Starving Buzzard, the BlizzCon in-game goodies, and the fact that 20 million players have downloaded and played Hearthstone. Also, the European players that will compete at the BlizzCon Hearthstone championships have been determined this week-end at Dreamhack.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/09/29
Time is Running Out to Complete MoP Events and Achievements!

As September draws to a close and Patch 6.0.2 looms on the horizon, there is a fast closing timeframe left to obtain many achievements, events, and items related to Mists of Pandaria. Over the past week, Blizzard has made several notification posts informing players that they have only a few precious weeks left to complete MoP Challenge Modes, Brawler's Guild at level 90 (Season One), to begin the Legendary Cloak questline, to purchase leveling heirlooms, and to meet the qualifications to obtain your free Azeroth Choppers mount.

Read more Published by Twintop on 2014/09/28
European Finals for BlizzCon

Dreamhack Stockholm starts tomorrow and with it, the BlizzCon European Finals, which will determine the European teams and players who will play in the Hearthstone World Championship, the World of Warcraft Arena Tournament, and Starcraft 2 WCS Global Finals.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/09/26
Icy Veins Meets Diablo III

We have just released our Diablo 3 section! We currently have guides and builds for Barbarians and Demon Hunters, as well as a few crafting guides. We want to get a bit of feedback on what we have done so far, before we move on and implement the rest of the class guides. We also have a lot of ideas to tell people how to farm efficiently, but these guides will come at a later time.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/09/25
Leeroy Jenkins and Starving Buzzard Nerfs

Earlier today, Leeroy Jenkins and Starving Buzzard were changed. The cards still have exactly the same card text as before, but Leeroy Jenkins now costs 5 mana (up from 4) and Starving Buzzard now costs 5 mana (up from 2) and has 3 attack (up from 2) and 2 health (up from 1).

We will be adjusting our Hunter decks in the next few days, but not immediately, because Poyo and I are currently wrapping up the first part of our Diablo III section (which should go live tomorrow or the day after) and because we need to test decks properly before publishing them. In the meantime, we are going to add a warning at the beginning of all the decks that use these two cards.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/09/23
Trivia Lore Contest: WoD Beta Keys, J!NX Apparel, Mounts and Pets

Over the next 10 days, we are going to give away 150 Warlords of Draenor beta keys, a number of WoW and Hearthstone themed apparel from J!NX, and mounts and pets from the in-game store. Instead of simply giving the items away to random people, we are going to hold daily trivia quizzes on the lore of World of Warcraft, each day featuring a different theme.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/09/17
WoW Recap: Name Reclamation, User Interface and Healing changes in WoD.

With Warlords of Draenor quickly approaching, Blizzard continues to give us information about the long awaited expansion. This past week, we received information about Name Reclamation, changes to the User Interface, including the previously mentioned Toy Box, as well as the design strategy for healing in the expansion. Warlords is only two months away and every player is eagerly awaiting its arrival.

Read more Published by Krazyito on 2014/09/16
Hearthstone Recap: Fast Mage Deck, Leeroy / Buzzard nerf, and BlizzCon Qualifier Tournaments

This week has been an exciting week in hearthstone. With the huge incoming change to Starving Buzzard and Leeroy Jenkins, you will be sure to see a shift in the meta. For now though, these cards will remain unaffected for current tournament this weekend for America and European Qualifiers. Lastly, as always there are new types of decks appearing with detailed guides on how to use them. Give them a shot and let us know what you think!

Read more Published by Krazyito on 2014/09/13
Highmaul WoD Raid Preview: Bosses, Lore, Maps, and more

With the announced release date of Warlords of Dreanor, we here at Icy-Veins have written previews for these ruthless bosses. From Orcs, to Ogres, and even monstrosities of the deep, your experience in this raid will surely be memorable. Until the release of the expansion, there may be slight changes to how these mechanics work, which we will make sure to cover in our written guide, but for now here is a taste of what’s to come.

Read more Published by Krazyito on 2014/09/12
Bonus Rolls in WoD; Changes Incoming to Lesser Charms

Bonus Rolls, introduced in Mists of Pandaria, will be sticking around for Warlords. While Lesser Charms of Good Fortune currently are the only source for obtaining the 3x Warforged Seals needed for bonus rolls each, in Warlords of Draenor there will be a variety of different ways to acquire your 3 weekly Seals of Tempered Fate (the WoD equivalent for Warforged Seals). Each of the 6 methods we present in the article awards 1 Seal of Tempered Fate, meaning that you do not need to do each of them every week, merely three.

Read more Published by Twintop on 2014/09/09