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[Trial] Jolon Death Knight Raider

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[Trial] Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Evo » 01 Sep 2014, 21:59

About You

Age: 33
Gender: Male
Country & Region: Netherlands, Europe
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Your Character

Character Name: Jolon
Level: 90
Class: Death Knight
Spec: main frost / blood secondary
Played Time: 90days 18hours 38minutes
Achievement Points: 10575
Is this your main character? Yes

Alts Please list ALL alts regardless of level, including name, race, class, level and guild:
Evi, 90, Warrior, Night Elf, Bamboo Bandits
Hisagi, 46, Shaman, Draenei, Bamboo Bandits
Bamboo Bandits is my own guild that I use together with my wife. The other characters in that guild are her characters. Here is a link to the guild:
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/guild/wildh ... its/roster

Previous guilds: Please list all the guilds you have been a member of, you may wish use http://www.warcraftrealms.com/charhistory.php as a starting point, especially where there have been name, faction and realm changes. We will check this, don't leave anything out or it reflects negatively on your application:
Stormrage Elders during vanilla (Illaparatzo, retired hunter alt, is even on a different account), Devils Nightmare during BC (again Illaparatzo), TheBlazingCrusaders during early WotLK (Jolon from now on), Anima during middle WotLK and Icon during ICC. After Icon, I did not join any raiding guilds anymore since this application.
There were other guilds in between which advertised as raiding guilds, but lacked any form of cohesive bonding or progress and had less than optimal guild leaders.


Other guilds you are applying for:
None!
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Professions
Please include details of levels and specialism, where appropriate.

Primary 1: Engineering 600
Primary 2: Jewelcrafting 600

First Aid: 600
Cooking: 600
List any special or rare recipes: nothing truly rare I’m afraid
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Raiding Experience
Please list your progression and experience of the following raid instances, and indicate if your experience is predominently guild or PuG, along with 10/25 man, LFR or heroic experience:
MoP: Mogu'shan Vaults
MoP: Heart of Fear
MoP: Terrace of Endless Spring
MoP: Throne of Thunder
MoP: Siege of Ogrimmar
- I recently started playing WoW again since january 2013, so I haven’t done any raiding outside of LFR during MoP

Do you have any aspirations to become a Raid Leader? Please list any relevant previous experience
- No aspirations to this end.
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Reputation
Number of Reputations @ Exalted: 35
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Play Style

What sort of position would suit you best in terms of what you are looking for from a guild (delete as appropriate)

Core Raider: I must raid 2 times a week, at least
Flexible Raider: I will sign to any events Im able to attend but wont ragequit if I dont make the group

Which of the following days each week are you available? Please see the top post for details of our current raid days.

Tuesday 21:00 CET until 23.30
Wednesday 21:00 CET until 23.30
Thursday 21:00 CET until 23.30
Sunday 20:30 CET until 23.30 (least available)

Why did you chose your current spec?
For Death Knights, frost is currently the stronger dps spec. I’m also getting back into raiding, so having an easier time dps’ing while learning the fights is a bonus! I do like the unholy playstyle slightly better, but for raids I’ll go with whatever helps more to kill the boss.
My gear/enchants/gems is not optimal at the moment, this is true. I am working on it and will maximize the highest level gear I can attain.
My offspec is Blood (tank) I have maintanked in the past and are willing to do it again if needed. I do not have any tank gear at the moment, it's all dps based.

Tell us a little about your spell/shot/melee rotation & general play style in a raid/dungeon/group situation. (You may link stats websites such as WoL in support of your application)
I will be straight and tell you I pretty much do what ElitistJerks tell me to do. The goal is to kill the boss, my job is to do damage and the optimal way to do damage is following the EJ guide. I can not come close to their level of theorycrafting, so why bother? They are kind enough to provide their info for free, so I use it!
Here is the link to their guide as far as melee rotation goes:
http://forums.elitistjerks.com/page/art ... blargh-r74
My role in a raid is to 1) not die (helps healers), 2) don’t kill others due to raid effects (helps raid), 3) avoid take unnecessary damage and 4) dps enemies. I believe that order to be most efficient for a raid. You may add a 5) use class abilities to make the raid more efficient, like death grip power sparks on Malygos, but that’s highly situational.
I don’t have any WoL stats for you, due to not raiding yet. I could link a screenshot of me doing 115K dps (5,2% overall damage) on Garrosh in LFR in 515 ilevel gear (horrible, I know :D ), but that would be devoid of the juicy details a WoL would provide. To give another small insight in my play, I started playing WoW again roughly two weeks ago and went from 67K dps to aforementioned 115K, an ilevel jump from 476 to 515.
I currently just don’t have a lot to provide you with.

Choose THREE of the following which best describes your usual WOW week. Delete those which do NOT apply

I will seperate this list into two categories which apply to me:
While in a guild:
- Inguild only group instancing
- Challenge Mode in-guild groups
- Achievements

While not in a guild:
- Spamming Looking for Raid
- Solo questing
- Auction House profiteering

Which of your achievements in WoW are you the most proud of, and why? *This does not have to be a recognised Blizzard acheivement - it could just be the slog of levelling from 1 - 85, or looting an item you have farmed for a long time*

Swift Zulian Tiger: I wanted this mount the second I saw it and started farming it with my Death Knight. Took several tries and then I really got lucky and it dropped! Also Ironman PvP achievement from Warsong Gulch which I got for myself and my wife shortly after each other. She played a holy paladin and me as an unholy death knight with the Bone Arbiter axe from ICC.
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Other Stuff

Do you know an existing member of the Highland Warriors? If so, who: for how long, and how do you know them?
- I originate from Wildhammer and only started playing recently, so I haven’t had the chance to meet any of you yet.


Why do you want to join the Highland Warriors? / How will you improve yourself as a Highland Warrior? / Anything extra you would like to tell us about yourself?
I’ll join these last questions as a major rant, please bear with me =)

Right about now you’re wondering why I am applying for raider, seeing as how I don’t really have much to show for wanting to be a raider. I know this, but still apply. Why? If you currently do not see me as a viable raider, that’s fine, I get that. I then only ask for a chance to prove myself. Maybe not immediately as a raider, but as a flexible raider. I am fine with that as well, maybe one day being able to qualify for raider status. It has been a long time since I did any serious raiding after all!
Let me tell you something about my WoW history and me so you’ll get a better idea of the kind of player I am.
I am a long time WoW player. I started playing early 2005 as my warrior Evi on the realm Eonar. We raided MC together with a friendly guild. I maintanked and was pretty decked out in gear. Unfortunately, greed turned everything sour, the guild disbanded due to bickering and when paid transfers became available, I used one to move to Wildhammer to join some mates. We then raided BWL with the Stormrage Elders and downed Nefarian. We made it up to Princess Huhuran in AQ40 before the guild had a major split and moved to Bronzebeard I believe and I stayed with the other half, Devils Nightmare on Wildhammer. During BC and WotLK my raiding ‘career’ is characterized by joining guilds, downing some bosses and then the guild breaking down. The only guild that didn’t break down was Icon (a guild with great people), but I had to leave at that point for real life obligations.
I was graduating from university, getting married and had to buy a new house. I just didn’t have the time anymore for games, so I pu it on the backburner and focused on other aspects of life. Now, after nearly 4 years of super casual gaming, I got the itch again. The itch to raid in WoW. To (finally) have a proper guild with which I can stick my remaining WoW years out. Because Highland Warriors is such an old guild, I feel you have the persistency to remain active and alive until the end days of WoW. I would like to be part of such a guild. I know it may sound weird for me to want to join your team that much, but the way you portray your guild tells me that Highland Warriors is just the place I am looking for. And I always like a good leap of faith!
About me: I am married, work as a legal counsel for a government branch and gaming and weightlifting are my main hobbies. I am lighthearted and rarely get pissed off. I am laidback, but progressive.

Lastly, my character is Horde, yes. He started as Alliance. I made him Horde during early cataclysm for PvP reasons, because PvP on Horde side was much more active. I have a fulltime dayjob, so faction changing back to Alliance is no problem for me!

As stated, i read EJ guides on my class and watch youtube vids on bosses. I can take feedback like a champ and never bicker over loot!

This application became larger than I expected. I hope it’s easy and comprehensible to read. Feel free to ask my any questions!

Have a great day all.

Jolon (or whatever my Alliance name will be, I’m thinking human or Worgen though...)


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Re: Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Nightmarish » 01 Sep 2014, 22:50

Hey Jolon

Thank you for your application, it was an interesting read and i liked your honesty and detail.

With regards to your alts, are you happy to move them all to the guild if accpeted into the guild?
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Re: Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Evo » 02 Sep 2014, 09:00

Hi Nightmares,

Yeah sure, those two are still Alliance so no problem. My warrior used to be my main, so for nostalgia's sake I keep playing with her. The shaman is a PvP healer character and a PvE ranged dps character which never got off the ground. The lack of PvP activity is part of the problem. I still intend to level her if time allows.

So yeah, I will place my alts in your guild!

Regards,
Jolon.
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Re: Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Nightmarish » 02 Sep 2014, 10:21

Ok that's great.

A couple more things. You mention your wife that is currently sitting in anohter guild that you ahve set up just out of curiosity should we expect an application from her also?

The second thing, do not worry to much about what your current DPS is, we value more the person and their willingness to improve and learn which you seem to have in abundance. :-)
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Re: Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Evo » 02 Sep 2014, 11:41

Thanks!

I doubt that my wife will be applying to the guild as she doesn't play WoW anymore. She also didn't look all that interested when she saw me play again.

Perhaps redundant, Bamboo Bandits is strictly our own guild, no other players are in that guild except for me and her. It's purely a place for our characters to have a common place and a guildbank for the random stuff we collected.
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Re: Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Nightmarish » 02 Sep 2014, 12:27

Ok thats no problem.

give me a poke when you next online, I will be online tonight around 8.30ish Game time.

Talk to you soon :-)
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Re: Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Evo » 03 Sep 2014, 07:44

Didn't catch you yesterday, will try again tonight!
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Re: Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Nightmarish » 03 Sep 2014, 08:04

Hey Jolon

that's my fault i forgot to add that i might be on an alt. Please feel free to add my battle tag: Nightmares#2399
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Re: Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Evo » 05 Sep 2014, 08:46

Right, I think I've finished up all the horde stuff I needed to do. I'll see to a faction change tonight or saturdaymorning!
I'm struggling between male worgen or human female, but I think I'll go with human female since I'd get bored with the worgen animations.
That means I'll also be changing my name. But I got your tag so you'll know it's me :D
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Re: Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Nightmarish » 05 Sep 2014, 08:49

Ok great see on the other side :-p
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Re: [Trial] Jolon Death Knight Raider

Postby Nightmarish » 05 Sep 2014, 20:45

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