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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this website?

The purpose of this website is to improve your understanding of and skill in the Blizzard game(s) of your choice. Our aim is to provide you with all the tools you need to become a better player, and to guide you through the more difficult aspects of the Blizzard games we cover.

Who is it intended for?

This site is intended for all players of Blizzard games (except for the Starcraft franchise, which we do not cover). We try to write all of our guides in simple and easy-to-understand English, so that even non-native speakers can make use of them. While we attempt to make our guides accessible to new players, we always write them with the aim of being viable at the highest levels of play.

Are you writing by experience or is it all just theory?

Nothing we write on the website is just theory. All our guides are derived from the personal experience and knowledge of the writers.

  • For World of Warcraft guides we work together with numerous high-end raiders and experts of every specialisation to ensure that everything we write is tried and tested at the highest levels of competitive play.
  • For Hearthstone, most of our guides are written directly by Sottle, a multiple Legend, successful competitive player and respected streamer.
  • For Diablo 3, we have all our guides written directly by Deadset, a highly respected streamer and a very proficient player.
  • For Heroes of the Storm, our guides are written by Srey, a top player in the North American scene, KendricSwissh, a respected streamer and Heroes caster at official Blizzard events, and Oxygen, a prominent member of the Heroes community.

We take the accuracy of our guides very seriously, and frequently update them to account not only for changes brought about by new patches or expansions, but also by the evolution of the meta-game.

Will the content be kept up to date?

Whenever a new patch or expansion is being released, our top priority is to ensure that all relevant guides are updated in a timely fashion.

How often will new articles be released?

We are working on the site every day, so you can expect new content and updates every week.

How certain can I be of the validity of the information found on your website?

The best way is to try the guides out in practice and see if they are useful to you. Just remember that like any tool, using the guides correctly is important. To help you better understand how to improve as a player, you can always ask follow-up questions in the comments threads of our guides.

I disagree with one of your suggestions!

Please e-mail the author of the guide in question. You will find the e-mail address of that person below the title of the guide. Alternatively, you can always send an e-mail to suggestions@icy-veins.com.

Can I copy one of your guide on my guild's website or my personal website?

You can copy our content only on websites that do not have commercial purposes. Guild websites and personal blogs are not considered to have commercial purposes. When copying one of our guides, you need to clearly state that the article is a copy from Icy Veins and you need to give a clearly visible link to the URL where the article is located on our website.

Can I translate your articles on my website?

We authorise translations of our articles. The translated article must clearly mention that the original article is from Icy Veins and a link to the original article on Icy Veins must be clearly visible in the translated article.

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