Sottle's Weekly Hearthstone Meta Analysis for Week of 07/12/2014 - 14/12/2014

Hey guys, instead of the usual format for these articles, I figured it would be better just to take a general look at the first week of GvG Constructed play. So lets jump right in and take a look at what each class has gained and lost in the new expansion.

Read more Published by Sottle on 2014/12/15
Goblins vs Gnomes Release Updates. Current status, Fully Released!

Goblins vs Gnomes is finally upon us! After weeks of anticipation, last night saw the full release of the expansion on the North American server. Unfortunately, due to server complications and shop issues, the European release has been delayed while Blizzard aim to make the experience for us EU players as smooth as possible.

Read more Published by Sottle on 2014/12/09
Balance changes to Soulfire, Gadgetzan Auctioneer and Flare. GvG Cards now LIVE in Arena!

Blizzard have published some balance changes in a patch that went live today. This patch also introduced the ability to pick Goblin vs Gnomes cards in Arena, along with a new game board, new animations, and a host of other tweaks. You can view the full patch notes below.

Read more Published by Sottle on 2014/12/04
Sottle's Weekly Hearthstone Meta Analysis for Week of 23/11/2014 - 30/11/2014

Welcome to an ongoing weekly series 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 2014/11/30
Sottle's Weekly Hearthstone Meta Analysis for Week of 16/11/14 - 22/11/14

Welcome to an ongoing weekly series 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 2014/11/24
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