APPROVED: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

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APPROVED: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Flamecaller » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:38 am

Flamecaller


All Max-Level Characters:
Currently only my Mage is at max level. Shadow Priest 110 by 9/23 and Destro Lock 110 by first week of October.

Where did you hear about Riot?
Trade, but you were also t50 realm in progression on wowprogress, and I swear the name sounds familiar.

Do you know anyone in Riot who can vouch for you? If yes, who are they and how do you know them?
I don't know anyone but a couple IRL friends and streamers on Sarg anymore D:

Tell us why Riot should be interested in you. What benefit can you bring to the guild?
  • Dedicated raider who has plenty past end game experience in my role.
    I come from a hardcore raiding enviornment on Sarg and Detheroc, but I don't seek World Firsts or expect anything.
    Can make almost every raid because of home business.
    Always keep it drama-free and have a good sense of humor.
    Not afraid to sit out or get picked over if necessary.
    Internet, comp, headset, and everything like that won't be an issue, have multiple of everything.
    Finally, I can do very well in raids as a competent caster, taking very little to no damage while doing alot, and knowing all the fights without needing coached.
How long have you played this game?
My first Sargeras character, Joresa, a female human priest was made less than a month after first launch of WoW. I stopped after I saw Cata, and never left home city or garrison during MoP or WoD, I'm happy to be back for Legion.

What other guilds have you been in? Why did you leave?
This is where its tough to prove, this account has never been associated with any guild as I do not have any control of my original account and have had to completely re-roll, so none. My vanilla priest played here and data somehow exists from more than a decade ago that shows I raided with Phøenix and few others throughout Nilla and TBC after the Detheroc move. http://www.warcraftrealms.com/charsheet/36716029 My warlock raiding info has been incredibly difficult to find anything on however, and it finished ICC on horde Bleeding Hollow.

Describe your endgame raiding experience. Include the current and previous box release, if possible.
Cleared everything underneath the Four Horseman in Vanilla during its relevancy. Took until 2.0 to catch up.
Never finished Kil'jaeden in TBC, but almost everything up to him, before haitus until WoTlk.
Cleared all of WoTlk content and got into Arenas, then stopped when everything felt stale. (Did ToC 1k times.)

Describe your specs. What is your preferred spec? Describe what skill/spell rotation you use in your primary spec. If a rotation is not appropriate, what is your priority list?
Fire Mage, I use the most up to date rotation for it currently: Pre-Pyro, Rune, Phoenix/Scorch(IfCrit), Combustion before hit, FBlast/Pyro, FB/Pyro, Flame On(Phoenix if 3), repeat FB/Pyro x2 and re-rune, spamming Phoenixes and Fireballs in between Pyros, unless its AoE or im close enough for DB. Very boring, but high damge. Anything changes with it I'll know very quickly.

Do you have a secondary spec? If so, what is your gear and experience like for the secondary spec?
No secondary specs, blizzard has made it clear to me what is viable to use my artifact power on.

We expect you to have current and appropriate gems and enchants 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?
Yes

What websites do you use to keep current on your class?
Probably close to a dozen different sites and forums I at least skim through, I always like Icy-Veins and Raiders-Tavern along with Altered-Time for mages is great.

Do you research boss fights before your guild attempts them? What websites do you use to become familiar with new boss strategies?
Yes

We raid 20-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?
Yes

Describe any prior commitments that could change your raiding availability.
Lifelong fan and season ticket holder of the KC Chiefs and have huge Tailgates on Sundays, always back online 6pm always but they have late/night games occasionally. Nothing other than that.

Riot requires that you always bring all necessary consumables for our 20-man raids. This includes flasks/food/potions/etc., and covers all fights -- easymode, heroic and mythic progression. Will this be a problem for you?
No. I am getting back and a little on the poor side for some these top-end consumables right now, but I have herb/alch which helps alot.

List your professions and any relevant special/epic/rare recipes you have.
Mage- Herb/Ench (Getting rank 3s now) Priest- Mining/Tailor Lock- Alch/JC

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 a few addons, usually I scale back before raids to keep it simple, but the main ones are WeakAuras tracking my spells, Bartender for bars, Recount for meter, DBM of course, and Tidy Plates for plates.

WA/CD's going off on dummy: http://imgur.com/gallery/n1TI6o8
Raid UI in the madness of AV: http://imgur.com/3HB3Qzf

Post link(s) displaying your recent raid performance -- a screenshot of Recount/Skada with skill breakdowns showing or parses.
Only problem I have is there isn't any raid content out right now, I can post parse on a Mythic Dungeon or messing up a dummy in Class Hall if it's wanted. Usually I just try to get into a spam group for Mythics and they change pull everything up to bosses and I have no cooldowns making it hard to isolate a parse for it.

Have you raided with any other characters as your main during the current content release? If so, why did you switch?
No

We define ourselves as a "hard casual" guild. That means we are committed to doing the best we can in 20-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 or alt runs, although many of our members choose to do this in their spare time. Is this acceptable to you?
Yes

Do you have any guild, raid, or class leadership experience? If so, describe it.
I was only 16 when I started, so I don't think I lead anything really until I was around 20 in WoTlk and it was just a caster lead to make sure we were doing our very simple jobs for a guild called Tribunal on Horde Bleeding Hollow. I used to run RBG's and always target pick for my arenas, a lot different that PVE, but it's dealing with leading people.

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.)
No, never applied to a guild strictly for loots.

How old are you
27

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.)
Yes, 50mb dl 10mb ul internet, Computer has a GTX 1080/4470k/16GB RAM w/ 1000w of power for those interested.

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

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?
Yes

Do you own a working Microphone?
Yes

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Re: PENDING: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Satan » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:43 am

Hello Flamecaller,

Thank you for taking the time to submit an application. I have some additional questions.

1) What made you decide to play a Mage this expansion?
2) You mention coming from a hardcore raiding environment. Was this in WotLK during ICC?
3) Do you understand that sometimes Mythic progression means upwards of 300+ wipes over the span of days or even weeks?
4) Describe Jamaal Charles in 3 words.

Thanks,
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Re: PENDING: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Snodeath » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:22 am

Satan wrote: 4) Describe Jamaal Charles in 3 words.

Thanks,
Saytin
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Re: PENDING: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Flamecaller » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:58 am

Satan wrote:1) What made you decide to play a Mage this expansion?
2) You mention coming from a hardcore raiding environment. Was this in WotLK during ICC?
3) Do you understand that sometimes Mythic progression means upwards of 300+ wipes over the span of days or even weeks?
4) Describe Jamaal Charles in 3 words.
1. I'm playing a mage because I always PVE'd as a poor-man's mage to begin with. Destro and Shadow are fun, but their utility over mage doesn't matter, especially this xpac. Old enough now to realize it's really my preference just to deal maximum ranged damage to bosses, probably should have rolled mage to start.

2. I remember clearing ICC late, and having fun doing it so I would say I wasn't going hardcore. I myself might have been trying to be hardcore like usual, but I don't think my guild was, the hardcore guilds I was in were Phøenix, High Guarde, and a couple guilds in TBC.

3. I've literally wiped +10,000 times in my life on progression, sometimes on trash, I've even caused them once or twice. It's one of those things I learned to accept at a young age, and probably why I'm not a rager.

4. Future 3rd Rounder?

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Re: PENDING: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Tellara » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:08 pm

Snodeath wrote:
Satan wrote: 4) Describe Jamaal Charles in 3 words.

Thanks,
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Thanks Spencer Ware

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Re: PENDING: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Satan » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:47 pm

Thanks for the responses. We will review and get back to you soon. In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about our optional runs on Tuesdays. We will be running Normal EM tonight and you are more than welcome to come.

P.S: Charcanderick West sounds like Kanye had a baby and asked Key and Peele to give it a football name.

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Re: PENDING: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Tellara » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:01 pm

And Alex Smith sounds like Mormons had a baby and asked Key and Peele to give it a football name.

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Re: PENDING: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Satan » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:11 pm

For those wondering WTF we are talking about

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Re: PENDING: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Flamecaller » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:12 pm

Satan wrote:Thanks for the responses. We will review and get back to you soon. In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about our optional runs on Tuesdays. We will be running Normal EM tonight and you are more than welcome to come.

P.S: Charcanderick West sounds like Kanye had a baby and asked Key and Peele to give it a football name.
I'm down to get into EM tonight, I have an itch to raid as I've been watching it all morning on twitch. CWest gets that East/West stuff all the time on twitter LUL. I can tell that everyone plays fantasy here because aside from Kelce and Maclin we've named off everyone on KC that actually gets picked up. However, I honestly would rather talk defense at this point. :mrgreen:

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Re: PENDING: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Satan » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:15 pm

Hey Flamecaller,

We would like to invite you to raid with us in trial runs starting @ 7:45 EST on Wednesday 9/21, Thursday 9/22, and Sunday 9/25. Your trial will continue at the same times and dates the following week. More details have been sent to you via private message. Please confirm here if you are able to attend.

Thanks,
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Re: PENDING: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Flamecaller » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:52 am

Formally accepting trial basis for you, thank you for the opportunity.
The EN raid yesterday was a lot of fun and very good for me on gear and experience. It's been over six years for me since I last missed clearing my stacks of X debuff off and died right next to the cleansing pool, felt good to be back. -Thanks Flamecaller

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Re: APPROVED: Flamecaller (Fire Mage)

Post by Satan » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:26 pm

Approved. Welcome to Riot!

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