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Icy Veins class guides given stamp of approval by top guilds, theorycrafters

Dawn Moore

The WoW community is so old and so large that there's often a dispute about where to go to get the best information about your class. In the past, Elitist Jerks was often recommended as the one-stop, hot spot, but nowadays the best class resources seem to be speckled around the web at sites like or Totem Spot. So what do you do if you want to find it all in one place? The WoW resource site Icy Veins (probably best known for their dungeon guides) is looking for an answer to that question.

Earlier today Icy Veins announced that their class guides have been reviewed and approved by players from top guilds and other notable members of the community. Looking for an up-to-date elemental shaman guide? How about one that's been approved by Leeds from the guild Method? Or maybe you'd like a mistweaver monk guide checked off by DREAM Paragon monk, Unpl?

Icy Veins administrator Vlad explained that the decision to work with members of the community came from the growing workload required to maintain the site, stating that "the amount of time and attention that we were able to dedicate to each guide dropped."

"[We] decided that we had to find a way to do better," Vlad said. "So, we contacted experienced players of each class and spec, and asked them if they would be willing to review our guides, and offer any corrections or pointers required. The responses we received have been overwhelmingly positive, and after more than a month of intensive work on the subject, 31 of our 34 class guides are now reviewed and approved by either a prominent theorycrafter or a top player of the spec. The remaining 3 guides will hopefully receive the same treatment soon."

Vlad says the site will continue to work with these players in the future, so it looks like we'll be able to rely on a standard of quality from their class guides from here on out. It's definitely a brilliant concept, in my opinion, especially since I've been wanting to dust off my enhancement shaman this patch.

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