What is your preferred raiding spec? Please describe your Talent Point choices in detail. What glyphs do you use and why?
I am currently raiding as Aff. In terms of play, I don't have a preference between it and demo, but it seems to out-perform Demo on most bosses this tier.
Several of the lock talent choices seem to be more PvP-based. I believe I am logged out with Mannoroth's Fury (due to potential H Elegon pulls). I typically go for AV for the passive, but small, dps increase, and I will be using KJ's cunning primarily after its fixed in 5.1. Burning Rush is helpful for quick movement fights. I typically up for Coil over Shadowfury, as I can use it as a last ditch heal if healers seem tested. I may also switch from GoSac to GoSer on heavy movement fights.
Glyph of Soul Shards is a given for Aff, since it gives me another haunt and/or SB:SW. Siphon Life helps destress healers. And Soul Swap is nice for multi-dotting. However, it's currently buggy and I may switch out of it until they fix it.
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?
Pre-pot, haunt, SB: SW and MG until all my procs' proc, then I will Demon Soul and refresh dots, and back to MG filler. Continue fight by refreshing DoTs 1-2 seconds before they drop, using haunt when I have shards up, and I'll use Demon Soul on cooldown unless it's more beneficial during a burn phase/lust. Switch to Drain Soul instead of MG filler @ 20%. I try to save Doomguard for sub-20%, since it does more damage in execute phase, but may switch this depending on when we lust for a given fight.
What are your primary professions? Are they maxed? Why did you choose these professions?
Tailoring and Alch, both maxed. I like the lightweave proc and saving gold on flasks. :)
Do you have Ventrilo?
How did you hear about us? Do you have any references within the guild?
I found you by browsing WoWprogress for 10man alliance guilds with similar progression and schedules to me. :)
What were your previous guilds and why did you leave? (Be specific):
Original Guild: Vixens on Ysondre - This is a social, female-friendly guild, where I am currently interim GM. I "left" because my raid group disbanded due to problems finding replacements on our tiny server. I took my main warlock to...
Second Guild: Intent on KT - I cleared heroic DS every week at the end of expansion in their 10 and 25man groups. At the start of MoP, I was in a casual 10man, and I decided I wanted more progression and off of the very busy, imbalanced server, so I moved to...
Third Guild: Incarnate on Ner'zhul - Most of my progression came here, but unfortunately due to its location, my MS skyrockets from 350-500ms, and the 25man raid environment already caused some lag headache to boot. I am not able to play optimally here at all, so I'm looking for a new 10-man home. :)
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):
I am a original beta/vanilla player that returned with a second account right before Cata's release, which is why I have two warlocks. (My "casual" lock is on Ysondre).
In early Cata, I was a founding member in a fledgling 10-man raid group on Ysondre that eventually worked its way into heroics in t11/t12/t13. I was chosen as our dragonwrath candidate, and we went 5/7h firelands and 5/8h DS pre-nerfs. Our server (Ysondre) was tiny, and we ended up going belly up due to lacking potential to fill spots. I moved my main warlock to KT and raided in full 10 and 25man heroic DS clears with Intent most weeks for the rest of the expansion.
When MoP was released, I was raiding in a casual 10man, where we cleareed 4/6MSV and made attempts on Elegon. I decided I missed progression, so I looked for a new home for my warlock and moved to Nerzhul. In my short time in Incarnate, I have cleared 3/6H MSV and progressed to a 2%wipe on Spirit Kings, a few pulls on H Elegon, and a few more close pulls of Heroic Will. I've killed Blade Lord on heroic in HoF, along with regular vizier/garalon and a few hours of wind lord heroic progression. Unfortuately, that is it, as the latency lag +25man lag does not allow me to perform to my capabilities.
How did/do you learn about your class mechanics? Do you remain updated on changes?
I am currently using a mix of forums (mmo champ and the b.net lock forums) along with icy veins to keep up to date with my class. I will also browse logs of high ranking locks to see what they're doing differently from me.
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).
I can run a LFR and take a screenie if you'd like. Some of the bottom row don't show my secondary keybinds (all ctrl+key'd). Only difference during raids is that the raid group is visible on the left above the chatbox. I use DBM, Gnosis, Xperl, OmniCC, bartender.
What is your availability? Are you able to make all raid days and times? (Mon-Thurs, 7:30p-11:30p CST)
The schedule fits me perfectly. :)
How old are you? Do you consider yourself mature?
I am 30, so i'm a grandma by internet terms. I have 2 kids, and I know how to conduct myself like a grownup. :)
Tell us about yourself (job, school, lifestyle, etc):
Due to my husband's schedule, I am currently a stay at home mom. In the past, I have been a CNA/nursing student, and I hope to return to this career path one day.
What do you expect from us?
My biggest request is communication. I'd like to know if I'm not performing to your expectations. Also, warnings on schedule changes and/or times I may be sitting are nice to know in advance.
Why do we want you?
I spent an entire tier with the same raid group, and only left because it had broken apart. I am very loyal and dependable, I know how to play my class and max my dps, and I am looking for a new 10m home.
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