DEFERRED - Application: Squidlyy (Paladin)

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DEFERRED - Application: Squidlyy (Paladin)

Post by squidlyy » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:26 pm


All Max-Level Characters:

Where did you hear about Riot?

Do you know anyone in Riot who can vouch for you? If yes, who are they and how do you know them?
No, but I talked to Z the tree before applying for some help and information.

Tell us why Riot should be interested in you. What benefit can you bring to the guild?
My friend and I have been raiding together as a Tank/Heal duo for many years and we are both very excellent at our classes. I am very aware, and I am also very smart. I Can provide suggestions for strategies, changes that might benefit us, as well as providing solid numbers that will enable the group to progress.

How long have you played this game?
Since the beginning of ICC

What other guilds have you been in? Why did you leave?
Praetorian Guards, I am looking for another raid group because the officers of PG don't seem very interested in heroic progression anymore. We have cancelled multiple raid nights just because people didn't log in.

Describe your endgame raiding experience. Include the current and previous box release, if possible.
I took a break when MoP was released and joined back in at siege. I am currently 11/14 heroic, and I experienced all heroic tier in cata. I was also 11/12 heroic in ICC.

Describe your specs. What is your preferred spec? Do you have a secondary spec? If so, what is your gear and experience like for the secondary spec?
Protection is preferred, I am very good at tanking, and I enjoy it the most. I am OS ret, and about 570. I have only played it as OS, and my skills reflect that. Like I said, I am pretty smart, so I figure things out. I just don't have much experience raiding ret.

Describe what skill/spell rotation you use in your primary spec. If a rotation is not appropriate, what is your priority list?
I use a haste build, so I prioritize using CS and Judgment on cooldown to build holy power for SoTR uptime.

We expect you to have current and appropriate gems, enchants and reforges when you apply. If you do not have those when we review your application and your character, it will reflect poorly on you. Do you understand?

What websites do you use to keep current on your class?
MMO-champ, noxxic, elitistjerks, forums, etc...

Do you research boss fights before your guild attempts them? What websites do you use to become familiar with new boss strategies?
I am usually the one to research and come up with ideas for boss fights. I look up strats and suggestions from the forums mostly, from people who have downed the bosses before. Icy-veins is usually where I start.

We raid 25-man endgame content from 8 PM to 12 AM EST three nights per week: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Are you able to make these days and times?

Describe any prior commitments that could change your raiding availability.
College student, so if an exam came up that I didnt feel prepared for, I would have to study instead of raid. This usually doesn't happen though, as I am a senior and have the classes under control.

Riot requires that you always bring all necessary consumables for our 25-man raids. This includes flasks/food/potions/etc., and covers all fights -- easymode and progression, normal mode and heroic. Will this be a problem for you?

List your professions and any relevant special/epic/rare recipes you have.
Blacksmithing, JC. Nothing fancy

Post a link with a screenshot of your UI in a raid environment or, at the very least, of your UI in combat. Describe what you use for class-specific functions (cooldown timers, raid (de)buffs, damage/healing tracking, etc.) and why.
I use cooldowns, VEM, Moveable Holy power, Moveanything, Skada, etc... Just to help me be aware of what holy power I'm at, what buffs/cd's are up, and what I need to be ready for in a boss fight.

Post link(s) displaying your recent raid performance -- a screenshot of Recount/Skada with skill breakdowns showing or a World of Logs parse.
I will link my wow-heroes profile, which has multiple logs on there that you guys can check out, instead of me just linking one fight. That should give you a good idea of what I can do. ... /squidlyy/

Have you raided with any other characters as your main during the current content release? If so, why did you switch?
I've always been a prot pally

We define ourselves as a "hard casual" guild. That means we are committed to doing the best we can in 25-mans for the 3 nights (12 hours) we raid per week, no more, no less. We do not push a fourth night for progression. We do not require guild members to do off-night 10-mans, although many of our members choose to do this in their spare time. Is this acceptable to you?
Absolutely, as long as progression is the goal for the time designated for raiding.

Do you have any guild, raid, or class leadership experience? If so, describe it.
I have been a raid leader before, and I still call out things in vent/mumble if needed. Being a tank, it's pretty easy to raid lead or watch timers/boss cd's.

We seek team players, people who want to do right by the raid and the guild. Me-firsters and loot whores are not desirable. We also seek coverage in all classes such that we'll always have enough to raid, which means you might have to sit on occasion. Do you have any concerns regarding this? (If yes, elaborate. And be honest here, as temper tantrums will not be tolerated once you're in the guild.)
Nope, I don't mind. And loot isn't an issue, as my gear is good enough for all content currently so getting upgrades is just a bonus. I play WoW to raid with a real life friend, and kill new bosses with in-game friends.

How old are you

Do you have a reliable computer and a stable internet connection? (Describe any known issues impacting game performance, including a shared internet connection, old computer, etc.)
I haven't had any issues with lag/dc issues. I have a hexacore processor machine with 8gb ram and 1gb video card.

Do you have a Authenticator attached to your account? If not, please let us know if you would have trouble obtaining one.

We use Mumble (NOT Ventrilo) for voice chat during raids and as such it is required that you be able to install and run it. You must, at the very least, be able to hear raid leaders during raids and, depending on your role, you may need to be able to speak. Do you understand?
I use mumble currently so yeah

Do you own a working Microphone?

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