World of Warcraft 10th Anniversary! WoW 2015 Annuals giveaway!

Tomorrow, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of World of Warcraft, which was released on the 23rd of November, 2004. This will also mark the 20th anniversary of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, which was released exactly 10 years before, on the 23rd of November, 1994. For this occasion, Blizzard sent us 10 World of Warcraft 2015 Annuals to give away. To enter the contest, all you have to do is share with us in the comments your favorite Warcraft moment.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/11/22
Sottle's Weekly Hearthstone Meta Analysis for Week of 08/11/14 - 15/11/14

Welcome to the first of a weekly series I hope to do where I discuss the state of the meta-game in Hearthstone. Which classes are strong? How should you be building your decks to counter them? Which is the best class to be playing right now to climb ladder? These are all questions that I hope to address in these articles. So let’s jump right in.

Read more Published by Sottle on 2014/11/18
Card Reveals, Spoilers and Discussion for Goblins vs Gnomes!

Greetings travellers!

I thought it would be appropriate to start a discussion on the new Hearthstone expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes. Since there was a whole slew of cards announced in the original spoilers, dissecting each one of them one by one would take forever, plus some cards may become better or worse as the rest of the set is revealed.

Read more Published by Sottle on 2014/11/17
Icy Veins Updated for WoD!

We have just released a number of new guides on Icy Veins. We cover Garrisons to such an extent that we have a complete guide for each building as well as other more general guides. Since professions are now tied to Garrisons, we decided to release profession guides for Warlords of Draenor. We also have guides for reputations and for outdoor bosses. Finally, we have been working on class guides. Most of our PvE guides have been updated and all leveling guides now cover the part between Level 90 and Level 100.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/11/13
Apexis Crystals: Where to Get Them? How to Use Them?

The most prominent and important new currency being introduced in Warlords of Draenor is Apexis Crystal. Reminiscent of the old Outland currency, Apexis Crystals can be farmed in numerous ways and are used to purchase everything from pets and mounts to pre-raid gear, bonus rolls, and transmog items.

Read more Published by Twintop on 2014/11/07
Welcome to Sottle, our new Hearthstone Writer!

We received dozens of applications for the Hearthstone position we opened 2 weeks ago. We were very happy to have a few outstanding applicants to choose from and we eventually decided to go with Sottle, a professional Hearthstone player who competes for Team Infused. Sottle is also a multiple-time UK champion in Yo-Yo. Here is a video of him at the 2007 World Championships.

Read more, if you want to know why we went for Sottle and what it will change for the Hearthstone section.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/11/03
Extra Life - All-day Gaming Charity!

This Saturday, October 26th, Zagam, our lead moderator, and his team (made up of Icy Veins members) will be part of a huge international celebration of the social impact of gamers with Extra Life. It is our sincere hope that you will find it in your heart to support us with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to our team's chosen hospital: West Virginia University's Children's Hospital.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/10/22
Character Stat Customization: Enchanting, Gemming, and Food

With the removal of reforging in patch 6.0.2 and the reduction of available gem sockets on level 91+ gear in Warlords, customizing what stats are most predominant on your gear has become both more streamlined and limited. Rather than having the ability to micromanage your stats on a piece-by-piece basis, you are now limited to three distinct ways of choosing what secondary stats are most valuable to you: enchants, gems, and food.

Read more Published by Twintop on 2014/10/22
Icy Veins is looking for a Hearthstone writer

With the release of WoD coming up, we have had a lot of work to do on Patch 6.0.2 and we will soon have to start writing guides for raids and garrisons. In the meantime, Poyo is busy with the Diablo 3 content. And after that, we want to start working on Heroes of the Storm. So, the Hearthstone section is not getting the attention it deserves and we feel that it is time to bring an extra person on board to help us with that. This is a paid job.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/10/16
Patch 6.0.2 is Live! Class Guides Updated & Survival Guide

Patch 6.0.2 is now live on US and Oceanic Servers and will be live tomorrow on EU Servers! Blizzard has released their Suvival guide, MMO-Champion has an in-depth look at what has changed, and in addition to our our 6.0 Class Transition Guides we've updated our full class specialization guides for level 90 in 6.0.2.

Read more Published by Twintop on 2014/10/15