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
Hearthstone Recap: Hunter Zoo, Naxxramas Speedrun, VGVN Tournament.

With the Naxxramas wings all said and done, a lot of new events have happened to kick off using the new Naxxramas cards in conjunction with each other. Everything from new decks, new tournaments, and even new ways to compete with other players. The cards added by the Naxxramas adventure have opened up the game in a way that people have sorely wanted for a long time.

Read more Published by Krazyito on 2014/09/01
Blizzard Plans to Keep Players Interested in Diablo III After 2.1

With the release of Diablo III Patch 2.1 today, we found it fitting to publish the interview we had at GamesCom with Matthew Berger, Senior Level Designer for Diablo III. We asked a lot of questions related to Patch 2.1, mostly focusing on what Blizzard has in store to keep people interested in the game.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/08/27
Hearthstone Recap: Frostwyrm Lair, BlizzCon Qualifiers, Watch and Learn with Kripparian

The highlight of last week in Hearthstone was undoubtedly the release of the Frostwyrm Lair, the final wing of the Curse of Naxxramas. Also, several tournaments were held this week-end to qualify players for the BlizzCon qualifiers, including the much hyped HyperX Invitational. Finally, Blizzard featured streamer Kripparian in the last issue of their Watch and Learn with series.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/08/26
WoW Recap: New WoD Patch Notes, WoD GamesCom Interviews, and Connected Realms

There has not been a lot going on in the past week in World of Warcraft, so the highlight of the week is probably the latest update to the Warlords of Draenor patch notes. Also, a lot of websites have published their GamesCom interviews with Tom Chilton, Game Director for World of Warcraft, so we take a look at the most interesting answers he gave. Finally, new sets of connected US realms are going to be created, so we felt that it would be a good occasion to simply list all of the currently connected realms in both Europe and North America.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/08/25
GamesCom Interview: Hearthstone Observer Mode Coming Soon

At GamesCom, we had the chance to have a 20-minute long interview with Yong Woo, Senior Game Producer for Hearthstone. We learned that Observer mode is soon going to be introduced in the game. We also discussed e-sport, replays, 2 vs 2, new classes, more deck slots, stats, timer, and future content.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/08/25
Icy Veins Updated for the Last 2 Wings of Naxx

We are a little bit late, but our guide coverage for the Curse of Naxxramas is finally complete. We used to have one guide per wing (for the first 3 wings), but we decided to split these and have one guide per boss, so we have a total of 15 boss guides and 9 guides for class challenges, which you will find in the Solo menu of our Hearthstone section. As always, we hope that you will find these guides useful!

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/08/22