== Personal info ==
Name : Anton
Age : 20
Location : Århus, Denmark
I look pretty sharp here, tbh I've gained a bit of weight recently though.
== Character Info ==
I quit my my earlier raiding guild (Its complicated@TwistingNether) in early BFA due to wanting a slight break from the game as well as not enjoying the grind as much as I thought I would've. As a result I've just been raiding heroic with friends, which means that none of the characters are exceptionally geared, not to fret though, because the motivation and want to play at a high level has returned, which also means I'm more than willing to commit a lot of time into catching up, which won't take that much time, and it's not as if the next tier is close. I don't really have a main, but those are the classes that I have enjoyed the most, at least from what I've tried, so if you're in the position of not wanting a dk or dh, np I'll just roll rogue. I do currently enjoy my arms warrior a lot though, so I'd appreciate it if you'd take that into consideration
I've been raiding consistently at a relatively high level since HFC, from which point I played warrior till EN, where I grew tired of it and wanted to try out windwalker given how unique they were in legion. I really enjoyed windwalker, and so even though it had it's up and downs throughout the expansion, I never mained anything else, till now. I'm not one to pride myself and boast, so my bad if this makes me sound like a dork, but I can honestly say that I'm very good with playing multiple specs/classes at a high level. Damage output has never been a issue with me. I like keeping multiple classes up to date, so that I can switch them should they be more viable for progression. My view on a main is that a person should be able to play the spec they want on farm, but should keep in mind that you sometimes want certain comps for certain bosses, and that shamans for instance just aren't that great for progress. To a degree, having multiple classes being viable therefore gives one an edge or advantage hard work pays off.
As said I don't really have a main per se, but the most geared character is my DH (371). Havoc is pretty straightforward, as most other specs you have a energy generator and a few spenders with some talents to spice it up with. The opener depends on your traits, I currently have 2x Thirsting blades, meaning that my first Annihilation/Chaos strike will be free of cost and do extra damage. Every time you use that ability there's a chance that you'll refund some fury, meaning that I might actually gain fury from using that as a first ability, which means that I won't have to press my generator in order to gain enough fury for Eye beam, which you use on CD. The core of the spec is that it's very fast paced and that the DH who manages to get the most GCDs out of the fight and keep the relevant abilities on cd the best will win. Those relevant abilities being eyebeam, immolation aura and blade dance. Just like all other dps specs one should never cap on your resource, and you should always as havoc presume that your next chaos strike will generate fury. On cleave and aoe is an exception, as a eye beam is much more powerful in such a scenario, and is therefore worth holding over for some time if needed. If you want I can go into detailed openers and rotations for the other classes and spec that I play, but I'm not sure making this application incredibly long is good or not, so will hold back for now
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== Questions ==
My raiding experience trails all the way back to the start of MoP, but this wasn't very notable stuff, I'm 20 today, so I was around 14-15 at the time. Heroic was less easy back then, or at least pugging wasn't what it is today, and so all of MoP was pretty much achieving curve in every tier, with clearing up till Paragons on mythic during the last tier. I know it's not that impressive, but I was just getting started. During the majority of WoD I was at boarding school or Efterskole for any possible danes in the guild, meaning I was busy being social and shit like that. Late WoD, specifically HFC, marked the start of me raiding on the hardest difficulty. I joined Rebels on Sylvanas, a alliance guild filled with great players, yet newly formed, meaning it only achieved a top 500 world rank. As said though, the guild consisted of good players, who really knew how to play their classes, and so late HFC and during the Legion prepatch we became the guild with some of the fastest speed kills in the world, and therefore some of the best character logs (I linked my warrior's logs during the prepatch, which are pretty good, but would be better if I was as good then as I am today). This includes the fastest Xhul'horac kill in the world, as well as Archimonde, Tyrant and Zakuun if I remember correctly.
We continued into legion, achieving a top 150 rank in EN, but eventually splitting up in ToV due to players wanting different things and some having to focus on IRL, which is completely understandable. I joined Clemency at this point, and we achieved a top 95 rank in NH. The GM of the guild had to move to another country and work, and thus a new guild was born with the same players, Its complicated. I didn't progress ToS with them due to school pressure being a bit high for a while, but rejoined for Antorus, where we again achieved a top 100 rank, and achieved nice logs consistently on farm as well. That's pretty much my experience, and so to conclude, I can say that I'm aware of the level needed to achieve a good rank, and the pressure it might entale.
What are you good at during progress? (preparation, doing "shit" jobs like kiting, interrupting duty, not dieing, anything you can think of):
I'd argue that one of my best features is that I'm very complacent and loyal, meaning that I'll never lie to my GM/RL and never not do something they've asked me to, simply because I'd rather just dps. I like to dps, I like blasting, but not at the expense of my reputation, trust and expectancy of my fellow raiders and RL/GM going down the drain. Who cares about dps on progress anyway, I mean it's important, but no. 1 prio is downing the boss, and so if you're avoiding doing mechanics or a job you've been assigned with just to get a few more secs on the boss, or doing heavy cleave on Zul when sub rogues are shuriken storming and the raid needs you to single target, not doing so is ridiculous and arrogant. You give me a special task, or a part in a interrupt order or whatever it might be, and I will carry it out, every time, I give you my word. It's also fun to be a part of a interrupt order or being assigned with special, yet important tasks, such as kiting something or whatever it might be, it makes the fight more than just do mechanics and blast dps in my eyes, so I'm always up for special jobs, even if it carries a immense responsibility.
I usually put a lot of work into preparation as I'm very dedicated to the guild im in and the people I raid with, but preperation comes in many shapes. There's preperation in regards to new encounters and the mechanics they entale, preperation in knowing the spec you're going to play in and out, which includes stat weights, talent customization, azerite trait balancing, utility and mobility use, damage ability useage and relevance and so forth.
In regards to preparing for new encounters, there's several sources. One of which is twitch, not only is it a great way to actually visually getting an idea of the fight before you encounter it, rather than just reading abilities, but NA also gets mythic a day before us, meaning that you that one day can watch the encounters over and over, and in your mind already begin to construct a philosophy as to how you'll approach and inevitably down the boss. That's therefore an extremely vital source, another one is the dungeon journal, which will allow you to recognize and learn all abilities, not just the big and vital ones you might see on a stream, the journal can help in filling out the blanks that one might ask themselves when watching a stream. This means that a balance between those two sources exists, which I believe is why they're both such good sources.
In terms of one's spec and mastering the changes that might've occurred running up to the raid, there's again several great sources to be considered. One of which is warcraftlogs, and this one might be the most vital. This tool lets you investigate what the top logs of one's spec did to reach those numbers on the encounters, and as said before, this includes stat weighs, timing in regard to cds and ability usage, actual ability relevance, but also smaller things such as azerite traits, talent customization and use of mobility. Warcraftlogs is of course not just for dps/hps purposes, as it also lets you figure out encounters and how to approach them the best. I find that communities such as the discord servers for the individual classes also are very useful, as theorycrafters and high-end raiders always provide the best articles, support, relevant numbers and such which are required in mastering one's spec. Having a smart, experienced and hard-working community at your disposal is really nice. Simulationcraft is also quite useful, this is typically for smaller stuff and min-maxing, which definitely still helps when having trouble on a boss, or really needing every raider to bring their a-game numbers. It helps one figure out stat weighs, if this item is better than that, or at least in what situation, helps sorting out what azerite trait balance provides the best numbers for you and things like that.
Where are your areas where you can improve?:
No one is perfect, and I'm not an exception. I believe that I'm a good player, who provides a good and consistent performance on both dps and mechanics, but I'm not a god, and the occasional fuck up will occur, not very often, but just like everyone else, sometimes I make mistakes. I've never had a problem with dps and providing numbers, so it probably lies more in the field regarding mechanics. I'd say those mistakes occur pretty rarely though.
Will you QQ if someone is mean to you?:
Not at all, I'm a pretty composed human being, I'm also a person who will definitely admit to a fault, and take the beating that it might inherit willingly. I don't mind pointed out if I've made a mistake, and if that means the RL/GM verbally beating me down, I'm fully complacent and will accept it. This is after all another way to incentivize people not to make mistakes and to play proper. So truly, it's not a problem at all, and I hope that people do get pointed out, especially if a crucial error is made.
Why Imperium, what makes us an interesting guild for you?:
The tool I've used to search for guilds is wowprogress, and the information given there has indicated that this definitely could be a viable home for me. Basically, you've got all I want. A old and strong tight-knit community who watches out for their own, who also has fun whilst downing mythic content in a respectable and hasten manor. Also the minor stuff suited my needs, such as raiding times, philosophy and such.
Please provide us with a screenshot (upload it to http://www.imgur.com) of your UI:
https://imgur.com/a/dJc0BPu - DH
https://imgur.com/a/wGKfSD9 - Warrior
Link logs here plx:
This was in the Legion prepatch during HFC. I was quite new to logs, analytical tools etc. at this point, and so I could've done better today. Still, that made me a top 7 warrior in the world, which isn't that bad.
This was our first mythic Elisande kill, which for me was r3 for all windwalkers, and although I know it sounds like bs, I legendary which other WWs had and I didn't really would've made the dps difference. Basically with their legendaries I would've gotten r1, since our dps was that close.
I also had some decent logs on NH farm, such as r5 on Krosus and r3 on Trilliax I believe, but that's farm so not as relevant, here's the Krosus one though.
I didn't actually progress Antorus due to school, but joined for farm and such, it wasn't really a top logs oriented guild though, and so we decided to boost more than go for top logs, which means that the kills wasn't as fast as they could've been, and logs therefore wasn't as great as they possibly could've been, here's the link to Antorus farm pre-empowered artifacts;
Could've been a lot better but some were still bad, such as Argus, but that fight were hard to get high logs on for someone who had a tenth of the attempts that everyone else who actually progressed it had. When the artifacts got empowered I really wanted to push logs, but my guild still just wanted to boost and stuff, which was a shame. I got some pretty decent logs with the empowered artifacts however, such as the following where I did 3mil on Garothi.
I believe those are the most relevant mythic logs. I can also post some heroic ones though.
Internet connection and PC stuff:
I'm not an expert in this field I simply know that I consistently have 80~ fps during fights with relatively high graphics, and that I never have internet connection issues.
PTR and beta testing:
I'm always up for this, testing new stuff is always fun. Let's go!
Do you have any problems with our raiding schedule, and how high will you attendance be?
No problems at all with the raiding schedule, in fact it suits me very well. I usually never have a reason not to raid, so it'll be very high, but I'll always let a officer and/or GM or RL know if I can't make it. Especially during progress though I'm sure I'll probably never miss a raid, and always be prepared on time. Promise.
Other information that you want to share? :
I love memes, fun and to a degree fake trash talking, just like everyone else on the internet. I'll never make it serious or super personal, because why would anyone do that over a video game, but it's not as if I'm going to join and have the first thing I do roast someone, also, if I know a person doesn't enjoy it, or even loathe that stuff, I will of course just stay polite and nice. It's also not as if I ever flame anyone on their physical appearance, or if they have something going on in life they're sad about, I'll ever only be kind and supportive in that regard. I do also understand that getting a high and respectable world rank is important, and I'll do my best to contribute to that. I like talking to people, and will therefore often be on discord and do mystic plus and such. I look forward to you hopefully accepting me as a trial, so that I might prove my worth and so we can have fun and achieve awesome things together. Also, I hope you don't expect me to join and instantly blast and be a mechanic god the first raid, please do take into consideration that I'm behind on gear and mythic Uldir xp <3 PS; I got the magic cock, hope that scores extra points
Nice guy, likes to have fun, occasionally trash talk, but never goes too far, and fixates on making it fun for everyone. Positive vibes, want to contribute to the guild. Looking forward <3
All the best in BFA guys - miss being able to play