[Accepted] Chiqodeba application (dps paladin)

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  • #900
    Chiqodeba
    Chiqodeba
    Guild Member

    Application
    Why are you writing your application?
    (select all that apply and delete the rest)

    • I want to join the main raid team (mythic, semi-hardcore).
    • I am already in The Hand of Shadow, but I want to join a raid team.


    Player
    Name (optional):
    Frank

    Age:
    22

    Country (optional):
    Finland

    BattleTag:
    Sibali#2156

    Character
    Class:
    Paladin

    Mainspec/role:
    Retri

    Can you play your offspecs if needed?
    Maybe

    Are you willing to change mainspec if needed?
    Maybe

    Armory link:
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/stormreaver/Chiqodeba/advanced

    Raid background and performance
    Previous guilds and reasons for leaving them:
    Many servers, many guilds and many reasons, I won’t write this book unless you pay me for the time spent.

    Previous raiding experience:
    Didn’t play in vanilla.
    T4 and ZA cleared and some T5 bosses in tbc.
    Everything in every tier except sindragosa and LK heroic kills in wotlk (both 10 and 25)
    Some heroic kills before launch of next tier in all cata tiers. (10)
    I was in the army for the first tier of mop, cutting edge from Lei Shen (25), cutting edge from Garrosh (10)
    I raided with you in wod but quit before you had the sense to put our lord and savior Mitälie in charge.

    Where do you read up on your class/spec?
    Icy-veins for basics, I try to use my brains for the rest.

    How do you prepare for new raid encounters?
    Fatboss

    WarcraftLogs link:
    https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/character/687391/7/ Look at normal difficulty, I am the best holy dps.

    Screenshot of your in-game UI, preferably in raid combat:
    http://prnt.sc/d46q3y

    Computer specifications:
    GTX 1080
    i7 6700k
    32GB DDR4
    Samsung 950 PRO 512GB
    Windows 10

    Internet connection:
    http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5778807973

    Do you have a microphone and are you able to communicate on TeamSpeak?
    I have a microphone but i’m socially retarded so no.

    Raid availability (main raid team only)
    Which of the following raid times can you attend?
    Wednesday 19:45 – 23:00 ? yes
    Thursday 19:45 – 23:00 ? yes
    Monday 19:45 – 23:00 ? yes

    Are there any upcoming events that may change your availability?
    My sleeping pattern is messed up and there is no way to fix it. Sometimes I may be sleeping instead of raiding so i can be awake when i have to.

    The Hand of Shadow
    Why do you want to join The Hand of Shadow?
    I already am a member.

    What do you expect from us?
    Nothing

    What are your long term goals in WoW?
    I had many goals, I spent 10 000 hours to reach them and got tired. Now i just want to play with friends and maybe get some achievements too.

    We have a focus on the social aspects in the guild. Do you intend to be a part of social activities outside of the raids?
    Possibly

    Is there anyone in The Hand of Shadow who can possibly vouch for you?
    Mitälie the god of brains and some of his earthly followers.

    Other
    Is there anything else you would like to add to your application?
    No

    #903

    Zileas
    Guild Member

    lol if your not gonna take it seriously just convince mitalie to skip this part.

    #904
    Chiqodeba
    Chiqodeba
    Guild Member

    I think it has everything it needs and I gave the most honest answers to each question, except maybe the UI screenshot.

    #905
    Mitälie
    Mitälie
    Officer / site admin

    I can’t take responsibility for another player’s attitude, attendance or real life concerns, but I can tell that when he puts the effort in – and I fully expect him to, when he moves from free boosts in the walk-in-the-park difficulty to actual progression – he’s one of the best raiders I’ve played with. Perhaps I’m biased towards my real-life friend, but you can ask Deathcreed, Reeku or Gambit for another opinion. Rei might remember him, too.

    When it comes to skipping applications, perhaps he could have convinced Deathcreed instead of me, but before Legion we made the decision to require a written application from all who didn’t raid with us in HFC mythic. We had Cuber make one even though he had already raided with us for 2 weeks. I’m not gonna be the one to start making exceptions for IRL friends. I asked Chiq to make one, and explained him why I wanted one. Perhaps he could have mentioned that he most recently raided with The Hand of Shadow, that his (and my) previous guild broke up because of drama, linked his 95% healing logs instead of #1 holydps, but he made an application as I asked him to.

    #911
    Rei
    Rei
    Guild Member

    ” Rei might remember him, too.”

    he wiped the floor of hfc with my sorry hpala face before, so yes i’d endorse accepting him, although maybe moreso in holyspec

    this application isn’t solid at all but at least it’s honest, i wasn’t a shit holy paladin and he made me ashamed at times, +1

    #916
    Chiqodeba
    Chiqodeba
    Guild Member

    People should note that I’m an old member who is coming back to the game, not a new player who has never raided with the guild. I think that I have proven my worth to everyone who makes decisions about my membership. I was asked to write an application anyway and given an explanation to why its needed. I decided to put facts about my current situation to it instead of writing my lifestory and all the things that are already known from my earlier time in the guild.

    The other option for the logs part would have been an empty answer. Every log from the last couple of years that has me listed in them were recorded by current officers of this guild, I shouldn’t have to link their own files back to them. Also anyone who cannot navigate to important information from my link with just a few clicks cannot understand the logs either. If I was a new member I would have taken new logs myself but in this situation I would rather have not written an application and started raiding again at all.

    The raids I have attended in legion were all considered both by me and Mitälie as boost to get gear, at least I never thought they were runs where I have to do my best to show everyone that I can play at all. And if they were such runs, I would have waited until later to see if the tryhard part of my attitude towards wow is even alive anymore. If I am to join mythic farm I will research the bosses more and pay more attention during the fights and also put my gear and spec more in order. I will not even ask to join progression before I am ready to put some actual effort to it.

    Before I even bought legion and gametime I discussed with Mitälie about what should I play if I start playing again within a short time. We settled on my paladin as retri. Now this is where my “maybe” answers come in and the following can be considered as an edit to the application itself: now that I’ve played on 110 a bit more I have noticed that I don’t enjoy retri as much as I thought I would. The rotation based around judgement debuff especially annoys me much. Rei’s comment made me think more about going back to holy if there is room in the roster. But the maybe will remain as maybe because if I start progressing as retri I possibly wouldn’t go holy even if I was asked to, though if I was holy main spec I would probably be willing to play retri off spec when needed. Also if I swap to holy now I would have to get gear for it too and I probably won’t be in the mood to grind artifact power and gear much outside raid times, though my retri gear isn’t good either for that same reason. Right now I’m willing to put wow on the top of my priority list only for the raid times and a small time to prepare to each run. The rest of my free time will go by feeling. My attitude may also change in the future to have more priority on wow again. So to make my current wishes clear, accept me as holy if possible and if you can tolerate as slow gearing as my retri gearing has been. If not possible, then accept me as retri or bring up other choices.

    Here is a random screenshot of my holy spec UI in action: http://prnt.sc/d4pt81
    My aspect ratio has changed from 16:9 to 16:10 since that screenshot so I’ll have to work on the UI profile until I have a proper 16:9 monitor again.
    Edit: the computer I used in that screenshot was either my old desktop computer or my https://www.msi.com/Laptop/gt70-2od.html#hero-overview The desktop computer I use now did not exist yet.

    My attitude towards the previous guilds part remains the same.

    I am a bit surprised at myself that I bothered to write all this. I could have gone through all that privately with Mitälie but I decided to make these certain things public.

    If people with the decision power do not agree with something here, you will have to decline this application. Even if declined I will stay in the guild and probably not apply anywhere else unless many things change very much.

    Thank you.

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    #920

    Zileas
    Guild Member

    Thanks, that comes across a lot better then one word inconclusive answers.

    A lot of what you write strikes me as you having had burnout the last time you played. I would strongly advise you that if you want to get back into serious play, that you don’t play a spec you don’t enjoy.

    #922
    Rei
    Rei
    Guild Member

    I was actually fairly drunk when I replied to this thread, so apologies for 90% unintelligent content, I’m not actually saying we should make people play spec XYZ because of previous xp, it’s not like I enjoy hpala anymore either. Point about him being a competent player still stands tho 😀

    #929
    Mitälie
    Mitälie
    Officer / site admin

    Not a disappointment in serious raids. Accepted.

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