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Diablo 2: Resurrected has arrived today and joined the Icy Veins family of guides, so we're celebrating the re-release of one of the best games of all time with a discount on our Premium subscription until October! We are lowering our Uncommon tier Premium prices by over 40% if you select the yearly option, dropping it from 1.7$/€ to under 0.99$/€ per month!
With the Premium subscription you can support the site, our guide and news writers, get an ad-free experience, a fancy forum badge, access to our Masterclass feature and the patron discord channel and more! Head on over here or click the image below for the Premium subscription page.
When we first launched our Premium subscription, we received many requests for a way to get Log and Character Reviews, where an expert writer could provide an analysis of your specific gameplay and give personalized feedback to help you become a better WoW and Diablo player. We'd been working through how we could build such a system to provide this for our Premium supporters. Today, we’d like to announce our World of Warcraft PvE Log Review and Diablo 3 Character Review System!
A few weeks ago, we launched the Icy Veins Masterclass as a thank you to all of our Premium supporters. Today, we are offering Epic and Legendary rank subscribers access to our World of Warcraft PvE Log and Diablo 3 Character Review Service, the rules of which we outline here.
You may be wondering, why Epic and Legendary subscribers only? The reason is very simple!
We want to ensure that we provide as high a quality of personalized content as possible. Therefore, we have asked our PvE spec guide and Diablo authors to personally review these requests.
Of course, this means that we have limited spots available each month, so we have reserved Log Reviews for now to our Epic and Legendary tier subscribers, with an initial allotment of one Log Review per month. We would try this out for now, and if necessary to protect our writers’ time, we may implement a queuing system.
And that’s it for now! We’re going to try this out for September and see how things go. Please, continue to share any feedback or suggestions you may have or other ideas on how we can improve the Premium experience! Thank you!
As a thank you to all of our Premium supporters, we're proud to introduce the Icy Veins Masterclass, a Premium member-only video series by Azortharion that will help you become a better player.
Our Raidbots Masterclass takes you through one of the most important tools outside of the game to help you get better. Raidbots is the tool used by thousands of people, including top raiders, to simulate their gear, talents, covenants, and more and find out the best way to set up their character. This is not only a lot more accurate than using addons or stat weights, but also a lot easier once you know how to do it.
Of course, if you are not a Premium member, you can always access our Raidbots guide for free here.
It is comprised of nine episodes. Six episodes are currently available to Premium members. The remaining three episodes will release shortly.
Here is a list of Masterclass episodes:
Introduction / How To Set Up Raidbots Importing Your Character How To Use Raidbots Top Gear How To Use the Raidbots Droptimizer How To Use Raidbots Gear Compare How To Use Raidbots Advanced Getting Started With WarcraftLogs (coming soon) Understanding WarcraftLogs Reports (coming soon) Improving Yourself With WarcraftLogs (coming soon) Premium members, would you like to see more Masterclass videos? What topics should we cover next? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did you guys decide to make a Masterclass?
As you may know, we’ve always had a Raidbots written guide up on Icy Veins for many years, but we’d thought of investing in some video content to help bring some better clarity for those learners who might find the visual aspect of video useful, as opposed to reading written text.
Can’t we find this information for free on Youtube?
Yes, that’s possible. However, as a Premium member, you can not only see the videos but also access our Premium Discord channel where you can interact with our staff and writers to ask questions and clarify points of confusion (if there are any). We believe this dialogue could come in useful for a player who’s looking to improve and get to the next level, advised by some of the top-tier WoW players here at Icy Veins.
We're open to suggestions! This is our first video series and we have our own ideas of topics to cover, but would love to get your feedback on topics, whether the videos should be longer or shorter, or anything else that you might have in mind.
Icy Veins is joining the Enthusiast Gaming network. The existing team is staying on and will work with Enthusiast Gaming to maintain what you have come to expect from Icy Veins, but also develop new content and keep improving user experience.
After 10 years of operating Icy Veins as an independent website, Vlad and I have made the decision to sell the business to Enthusiast Gaming, the company that has been providing the ads on Icy Veins for the past four years. You can find out more about Enthusiast Gaming and the deal itself by reading the press release.
As part of the deal, Vlad and I will be staying on for the long term and we will work together with Enthusiast Gaming to not only maintain what you have come to expect from Icy Veins, but also develop new content and keep improving user experience.
Obviously, the money played an important factor, but the deal will also allow us to manage the site in a much more effective manner. Relieved from all administrative duties, we will be able to focus fully on the content creation part and will receive help from Enthusiast Gaming to scale up operations (particularly in terms of software development).
If you have questions, I'd be happy to answer them in the comments!
Today is the 10th anniversary of Icy Veins. We launched the site on the 21st of March 2011. What a journey it's been! To mark the occasion, we're organizing a huge giveaway with tons of really cool prizes. From extremely rare mounts to US and EU Mythic Nathria runs or epic Blizzard store items and more, there's a lot to win if you celebrate with us. It will run until the 28th of March.
How Can I Enter?
To enter the giveaway, please head to the Gleam page we created and follow the instructions. The main action (worth 3 entries) is to retweet the tweet announcement for the giveaway. You can increase your chances to win by completing the other possible actions (follow/like us and our partners on social media and join our Discord servers).
After the giveaway ends, we will draw 30 winners, who will win the prizes listed below.
What Prizes Can I Win?
Winners US Prizes EU Prizes #1 1x Castle Nathria Mythic Run with BDGG 1x Magic Rooster Egg (purchased on wowtcgloot.com) $500 to spend on the US Blizzard Gear Store A bunch of items from the in-game store (given to us by Blizzard, see below) + 30-day gametime + Shadowlands Epic Edition 1x Epic Celebration Bundle 3-month Curseforge Premium 1x Castle Nathria Mythic Run with Echo 1x Magic Rooster Egg (offered by Magicuz) 500€ to spend on the EU Blizzard Gear Store A bunch of items from the in-game store (given to us by Blizzard, see below) + 30-day gametime + Shadowlands Epic Edition 1x Epic Celebration Bundle 3-month Curseforge Premium #2 1x Castle Nathria Mythic Run with BDGG A bunch of items from the in-game store (given to us by Blizzard, see below) + 30-day gametime 1x Epic Celebration Bundle 3-month Curseforge Premium 1x Castle Nathria Mythic Run with Echo A bunch of items from the in-game store (given to us by Blizzard, see below) + 30-day gametime 1x Epic Celebration Bundle 3-month Curseforge Premium #3/#4/#5 3 mounts and 3 pets of your choice from the in-game store 30-day gametime 1x Epic Celebration Bundle 3-month Curseforge Premium A 3 mounts and 3 pets of your choice from the in-game store 30-day gametime 1x Epic Celebration Bundle 3-month Curseforge Premium #6 to #15 1x Epic Celebration Bundle 3-month Curseforge Premium 1x Epic Celebration Bundle 3-month Curseforge Premium The complete list of mounts and pets that Blizzard so nicely provided us is as follows. Items in bold will be given only to #1 winners.
Transformer Beacon Sprite Darter Transmog Steamscale Incinerator Enchanted Fey Dragon Dreadwake Cap'n Crackers Argi Lil KT Blossoming Ancient Alabaster Mount Dottie Brightpaw Echo's Own Giveaway
Echo and Magicuz are running a separate giveaway on Twitter, with an extra chance to win a full clear of Mythic Castle Nathria.
What Are The Rules?
The giveaway starts the moment this post goes live. The giveaway ends on the 28th of March at 23:59 Pacific Time. You will no longer be able to enter after that. Anyone can enter. When entering the giveaway, you region will be inferred from your location. We will contact winners after drawing them to confirm it. If you win, we will contact you by email. You have 48 hours to reply, before we pick a different winner. If you win #1 prize in EU, you will need to share personal information so we can purchase the items for you on the Blizzard Gear Store and send them to you (the US store has a gift card option, but it appears that the EU one does not). The Castle Nathria Mythic runs are on the Horde side. We will cover faction/server transfer costs for Alliance player to do the booster run and then go back to their former server/faction. A Message From Vlad and Myself
Finally, Vlad and I want express our most sincere thanks to all of the users who have made the growth and continued existence of Icy Veins a possibility. Meeting readers at our very first BlizzCon and at Gamescom and seeing the positive messages from people who have been helped by our content over the years has always motivated us to work hard to ensure that our content is constantly evolving to new heights, both in terms of accuracy and usability, and the warmth of the community always helps to push us forward.