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Icy Veins is Recruiting Class Guide Writers

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A new expansion is on the horizon and, in our quest to improve and perfect our guides, we are looking for new class writers to join our team. If you think you have what it takes, find out how to apply here!

With World of Warcraft’s new expansion on the horizon and a period of relative calm for the next few months, we think it is the perfect opportunity to open up one or more WoW class guide writer positions (for PvE). 

This is a paid position, with the amount earned by the writer being a share of the amount generated by the guides they write. More details about this will be available throughout the recruitment process, although we estimate that each writer will earn at least $500 per month per guide. 

In order to be considered for the position, you will need to meet the following requirements:

1. You should have a strong mastery of the English language, particularly in its written form.
2. You should be playing World of Warcraft at a very high level, and have a very high degree of familiarity with at least one specialization (although ideally more than just one).
3. You should be committed to playing World of Warcraft at a high level for the foreseeable future (roughly, at a minimum, for the first 6 months of Battle for Azeroth, though ideally for many years to come).

To apply for the position, send us an e-mail at jobs@icy-veins.com. It is up to you to find the best way to express yourself over e-mail in order for your application to be compelling. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 19, 2018, at 23:59 CET.

Good luck and we look forward to reading your applications!

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I don't want to derail from the article too much so I'll try to stay on-point as much as possible. Aside from class guide-writers, are you also interested in people (Unpaid is fine with me, I do this as a hobby and passion myself) that have good general knowledge regarding either a role (i.e. healing in general) or boss encounters in specific? Basically a type of middle-man between the community and the writers themselves to which both parties can communicate with for tips or advice?

 

For example, the guides generally have a very straight-forward answer regarding talents with a "This is generally considered best for M+ dungeons but the other one is better for raids" type of flavor. And of course this makes sense, you can't possibly document all the boss fights and variations thereof (Such as having a disc priest in your raid perhaps making one talent better than if you wouldn't have one).

 

The thing is - and I'll be very honest about this - that I don't consider myself an expert on a single class anymore. I went from a Paladin specialist for 3 expansions long and changed into a more flexible kind of player to suit my guild's needs over the course of WoD and Legion. Therefore, I lack the single-class expertise I used to have (And that you require of your writers). But on the flipside I did (Until I quit in nighthold for real life issues and recently returned) know all the ins and outs of raids.

 

I plan on maining a single class (Priest) since my return a few days ago and am looking forward to delving deep into BfA like I did previous expansions. I don't consider myself hardcore anymore but will still continue to raid in mythic (Just not cutting edge 5-6-7 days a week) and since the class isn't my specialty that I used to have, I'd rather not sign up for a job position until I have a very serious raid experience with it, which is probably going to be a year or two (Probably about 24 months after your deadline ;) ) before I consider myself worthy of a knowledgeable writer.

 

So in the meantime I'm wondering whether or not you perhaps have a use for a passionate all-rounder player with a reasonable paycheck of $0 an hour to discover BfA with. No hard feelings if not, and I put myself on the spot here myself. I just figured, all my years of experience playing WoW, perhaps I can be of use.

 

 

The more I started typing at 3 AM in the morning (Local time) the more I feel my message is out of place. I'll look at it in the morning again and see if I should have never pressed that submit button. I'll probably come to the conclusion I made a fool of myself and should have posted this on the forum instead. ;)

 

Good luck everyone!

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19 minutes ago, Yridaa said:

The more I started typing at 3 AM in the morning (Local time) the more I feel my message is out of place. I'll look at it in the morning again and see if I should have never pressed that submit button. I'll probably come to the conclusion I made a fool of myself and should have posted this on the forum instead. ;)

Don’t see anything foolish about it. But, rather than the forums, why not:

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send them an e-mail at jobs@icy-veins.com

 

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11 hours ago, Yridaa said:

The more I started typing at 3 AM in the morning (Local time) the more I feel my message is out of place. I'll look at it in the morning again and see if I should have never pressed that submit button. I'll probably come to the conclusion I made a fool of myself and should have posted this on the forum instead. ;)

Bozonik pretty much has the right idea - at this point, there's no harm in just throwing us an application at the email address and we can then put you into the group of candidates we're looking into :)

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On ‎2‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 2:36 PM, Blainie said:

 

You should be playing World of Warcraft at a very high level

I did have a question about this particular segment.

 

Are you primarily looking for Mythic raiders to write these guides, or are you looking more for people with extensive knowledge of their class [or classes] that play at a Heroic-Mythic level? I'd be interested in working on guides like these, but wanted to know a bit more about what's expected before I go through with the application write-up. 

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5 hours ago, Rochade said:

I did have a question about this particular segment.

 

Are you primarily looking for Mythic raiders to write these guides, or are you looking more for people with extensive knowledge of their class [or classes] that play at a Heroic-Mythic level? I'd be interested in working on guides like these, but wanted to know a bit more about what's expected before I go through with the application write-up. 

This is a big "depends" - it can swing both ways. We've had reviewers previously with almost no raid experience, but they were at the absolute top of their theorycrafting field. On the other hand, we've had completely hands-on writers that do pretty much everything in regards to their in-game use of abilities on bosses, as opposed to what is mathematically best in sims.

As long as the end result is a factually correct, well written guide, the experience of the writer is less important. While it'd be great to have everyone on board at 11/11 M, that might not be the best thing for the guides.

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31 minutes ago, Blainie said:

This is a big "depends" - it can swing both ways. We've had reviewers previously with almost no raid experience, but they were at the absolute top of their theorycrafting field. On the other hand, we've had completely hands-on writers that do pretty much everything in regards to their in-game use of abilities on bosses, as opposed to what is mathematically best in sims.

As long as the end result is a factually correct, well written guide, the experience of the writer is less important. While it'd be great to have everyone on board at 11/11 M, that might not be the best thing for the guides.

Alrighty, I figured I'd check on that before posting just to be sure. That's what I was thinking, so I'll be submitting an app soon! ^_^

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This is an excellent opportunity for those who love the game (as I do), and manage to give some wonderful text articles.

The job announcement indicates high level PVE content. Does this includes classic servers aswell? 

I'll be checking any answer so I can manage to provide the best application, or not ;) 

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Sent it in last night! Wasn't sure if you were looking for links/logs/etc, so I refrained from linking things in the application. If I was wrong in not doing so, let me know. :)

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I'm taking my time with my application. Is it reasonable to take added time to make sure it's as appealing/impressive as possible or should we just get our interest out there? I want to do it right. Is it wrong to wait for the aforementioned deadline to be announced to submit our email?

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