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
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
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
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
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