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The Icy Veins Black Friday Giveaway ends later today, so don't forget to participate for a chance to win 20x 60-Day Game Time!
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You can only enter the giveaway* until November 29th at 12:00 AM EST (you have about 12 hours left from the time of this post)!
Entering the giveaway is easy! All you need to do is answer three simple questions. You will find all the necessary information in the thread linked below.
*Made possible by our friends at Siliconera, PC Invasion, and Destructoid.
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!