Icy Veins

Icy Veins

Icy Veins is a fansite about guides and news at http://www.icy-veins.com for most of Blizzard Entertainment's titles, including World of Warcraft (a massively multiplayer online role-playing game), Hearthstone (a trading card game), Diablo III (a hack and slash action role-playing game), Overwatch (a multiplayer first-person shooter game) and Heroes of the Storm (a multiplayer online battle arena game). Originally, it is a strategy guide and resource website for World of Warcraft, but has later on expanded to cover the aforementioned titles as well, providing players of those games with all the tools and information necessary to help them get better and progress to the top level. To reach that goal, Icy Veins especially focuses on keeping their guides up to date, accuratewell-written, and easy to understand. The site works with the top and prominent players who are highly experienced and knowledgable in these game to bring users the highest quality of content.

Icy Veins is a forum-based site and the actual articles are forums' posts. When you visit the site at http://www.icy-veins.com, you are looking at its front page which displays links to news, popular guides, recent and trending forum topics.

Fun facts: The only Blizzard Entertainment's title that Icy Veins doesn't cover is the StarCraft franchise. Icy Veins got its name from a Mage-class ability in World of Warcraft.

1. Create an account

User needs an account to use Icy Veins' forums.

  1. Go to http://www.icy-veins.com/forums.
  2. Click REGISTER in the top right of the page.
  3. Choose a Display Name, enter your Email Address and create a Password.
  4. Pass the Security Check by dragging 7 images to the relevant categories.
  5. Check the box next to I agree to the Terms of Use.
  6. Click Create my Account.
  7. Check your email inbox for Icy Veins' email with the link to activate your account.

You can also sign in with your Facebook account by clicking the SIGN IN WITH FACEBOOK button on the right.

2. Sign in

  1. Go to http://www.icy-veins.com/forums.
  2. Click SIGN IN in the top right of the page.
  3. Enter your Display Name or Email, then type in your Password.
  4. Click Sign In.

You can also sign in with your Facebook account by clicking the SIGN IN WITH FACEBOOK button on the right.

3. Feature

A. News

The site brings you the latest Blizzard and Icy Veins news, from games' updates, patch notes, bug fixes, quests and events news to everything involved with the games. All news articles are written by the staff of Icy Veins.

B. Guides

Icy Veins provides users with detailed information and in-depth guides, tips and tricks for every aspect of Blizzard's games (except Starcraft I and II, as we mentioned before), including class guides, guides for quest lines, events and transmogrification (a feature that allows players to alter the appearance of items or armor sets) for World of Warcraft, deck builds and arena guides for Hearthstone, character builds and farming guides for Diablo III, build guides for Heroes of the Storm, hero strategies and gameplay guides for Overwatch. Icy Veins takes the accuracy and relevance of their guides very seriously in order to bring users with useful information of the best quality to help them get better at the games. The guides are written with the knowledge and experience of highly skilled and respected competitive players, streamers who are at the top of their respective scenes. 

C. Forums

Apart from the news and guides sections, there are discussion forums for users to come and mingle with other members of the Icy Veins community and join discussions on virtually any Blizzard topic you can think of. The forums consist of serparate boards for each game that Icy Veins covers, a section for the news, feedbacks, the site's rules and information, an archive and a section for off-topic discussions. As of December 2016, Icy Veins has almost 60,000 registered members.

D. Shop

Icy Veins has an official apparel store on Design By Humans, which can be accessed through a link at the top of Icy Veins' front page or at: http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/IcyVeins

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