What is your preferred raiding spec? Please describe your Talent Point choices in detail. What glyphs do you use and why?
I use the basic 7/2/32 spec. I gem everything pure str. Some people gem for hit in blue sockets but thats dumb. You can reforge hit but you can't reforge strength. I use glyph of truth because i'm under expertise cap, but thats normal for most rets.
Please describe your rotation/priority list in detail. Tanks: What is your rotation for maximum threat? When do you consider using your cool downs? Healers: What abilities do you use when you're tank healing? Raid healing? When do you use your cool downs?
I start off with pre pot and my guardian, I open up with judgement, crusader strike and I use inquistion with 1 holy power. When I get to 3 holy power i'll use inquistion again. I use wings/zealotry togther when my guardian has 20 seconds left with a decent amount of stacks, and then again whenever its off cooldown. I save my second potion for the end of a fight when my guardian is off cooldown and I use everything together like at the start. I use crusader strike to build holy power for templars verdict and I use fillers like judgement, exorcism, holy wrath, consecration when CS is on cooldown. I prioritize exorcism>judgement>holy wrath>cons for fillers. I use hand of salv/ bubble/ lay on hands/ holy radiance/ word of glory whenever I or someone needs it.
It's kind of hard to explain, I pretty much just do what CLCret tells me to do. It's like playing Whack-A-Mole.
What are your primary professions? Are they maxed? Why did you choose these professions?
Jewelcrafting for Str bonus and to make gold. Engineering for glove enchant and rocket boots. Both are maxed.
Do you have Ventrilo?
How did you hear about us? Do you have any references within the guild?
WoWprogress. I raided with Ryorian for 1.5 years but apparently hes not in the guild anymore.
What were your previous guilds and why did you leave? (Be specific):
I was in them for over a year. I had a blast raiding with them during WoTLK, however when cata came out almost every core raider stopped playing, which caused the gm to over recruit far too many sub par players. I honestly just got tired of wiping to other peoples mistakes like cinders on nefarian and so on. Everyone makes mistakes, but a good player will see what happend and correct what he did wrong. It kept on happening to the same recruits and the gm did nothing about it and I got way too tired of it. At this time I had no life and no job and I wanted to join a top progressed raiding guild that raided 40 hours a week.
Critical Mass- stormage
I joined these guys after I left odyssey. they were US 29th when I joined. When I was talking to the recruitment officer in vent he told me they were calm during raids and had a small roster. Both which were lies. the first raid I was in with them their gm was screaming non stop during trash, and they had 48 people in the raid. When we got to the boss it was even worse.. he and another guy would just not stop screaming and it got fucking annoying. I have no idea how a us 29th guild can get so angry on a farm boss like heroic halfus. Anyways, I worked on heroic council with them (they had sinestra down already) to see how they were on progression bosses. It was a fucking nightmare. I don't care if someone yells at someone for something dumb like defile, but to yell at everything and anything is really fucking annoying. We finally killed the boss and I decided to transfer to my friends server (sargeras) to pvp with him untill firelands came out.
FH- Black Dragonflight
Since Firelands got pushed back a month, I decided to join a guild early and show off my talent before Firelands came out.I raided with them for the rest of 4.1. I did every raid achievement with them for glory of the cata raider. I recently got a job and it made me unable to make their raid times. Being PST it makes it hard for me to have a social life/job and meet a 5 day a week raid schedule in a guild with EST raid times. Right now, especially during summer I would rather have a job and a social life then raid 40 hours a week. I decided to take a break from WoW and focus more on real life stuff. They are currently 6/7 heroic working on Rag. They raided at 3:30 my time so I could not make there raid schedules unless I quit my job.
What is your current and previous raid experience? Please include prior characters, and be specific (ex. 15/15 Naxx, Sarth +3, ICC25 11/12 HM):
How did/do you learn about your class mechanics? Do you remain updated on changes?
I goto websites like raidingretribution and retpaladin.com
Please post a picture of your User Interface using the following website, www.imgur.com with all relevant keybindings shown. If your UI does not convey all of your important keybindings, elaborate Please list your major mods (DBM, Big Wigs, etc).
not shown: I have engineering gloves binded to crusader strike.
What is your availability? Are you able to make all raid days and times? (Mon-Thurs, 7:30p-11:30p CST)
How old are you? Do you consider yourself mature?
Tell us about yourself (job, school, lifestyle, etc):
I work at the gym I workout at. I start work at 7:00am and I work untill 3:30pm. After I finish my shift I workout untill 4:30pm and come home around 5pm. When i'm not at work I like to be with my friends, watch movies, play counter strike, and ofcourse play WoW.
What do you expect from us?
A solid mature guild that gets shit done. I say mature because I've been in guilds before where they had great progression, but during progression fights there was always someone cracking jokes trying to be funny and what not. On progression bosses I expect good communication without any unnecessary clutter. And hopefully their are some good jokes during trash, because trash is boring :p.
Why do we want you?
I know my class inside and out, i'm able to do great dps while doing what i'm suppose to do in a fight, along with using my paladin tools like lay on hands, word of glory, holy radiance, bop, hand of sac etc. I take the time to research fights and keep update on everything paladin related. In a raiding guild I fully dedicate myself to it and make sure i'm always on time with all my consumables ready. I have played at 2200+ rating almost every season in 3v3 arena. I was 2700 last season on my alt Death Knight, so from my arena experience I don't panic in raids like some people do if I get a certain debuff on me or if my health gets low and I forget to bubble.
Do you have a Blizzard Authenticator? If answered no, will you be willing to get one if accepted to the guild?
I have one.
I haven't raided since firelands came out. I'm pretty much BiS pre firelands. I have been looking for a guild with raid times that fit my schedule and I haven't really found anything except this guild. My gear may be slightly behind now, but I should have no problem keeping up with other classes. I raided almost all of ICC heroic without a Tiny Abom in a Jar and Shadowmourne. Back then I was still able to pull impressive numbers without the 2 biggest items which would give me about a 3k dps upgrade instantly. After I killed heroic lich king 10 times and Putricide 50 times it finally dropped. Next week with my Tiny Abom I did 21.5k dps on Heroic Deathbringer Saurfang, which would of been a top parse if I had a Shadowmourne. I was also out dpsing most of the other melee that all had a Shadowmourne, so that was pretty fun.
I have no problem with being brought in for 1 or 2 farm bosses untill I get a few more pieces of gear. I just want to get back into a raid environment with good people.
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