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I request Icyveins to make a Favicon for the site. im OCD and would really like you guys to make one for the site when I pin it. :) thanks Fellow Icyveins user ~ Fearmoar

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If a Favicon is the item in front of the website then there already is one. Atleast for me there is.

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ah ok cool thanks must not be showing up on my browser oh well :( thanks very much for replying!

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Indeed, there should be one already. What browser are you using?

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I suggest that icy veins makes more guides like for some pvp and maybe some rp set guides (like cook, miner etc. etc.).

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I suggest that icy veins makes more guides like for some pvp and maybe some rp set guides (like cook, miner etc. etc.).

PvP guides are on thte to-do-list, but right now class guides, raid/dungeon guides and zones/questing guides are top priority for MoP release.

I'm am not sure what exactly you mean with RP guides, I have never seen any. What would they contain?

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I can confirm (though it's not really needed) that PvP guides are "in the oven", although dungeon/raid guides take priority for now. Hopefully, we can start putting out PvP content not too late after the start of Season 12.

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