Character name: Cinnamon
Class: Orc Warrior
Level (must be 85): 85
Talents: 8/31/2 (Fury) and 3/7/31 (Prot)
Are you willing to respec if needed?: Yes
Link to Armory profile: Here
Can you attend at least 2 out of 3 raids every week?
Yes, or more if needed.
Does your connection suck?
No, BE Broadband 24Mbit down and 1.3Mbit up - On the Gamer (Stable) profile. Ping is about 20ms on my current Realm (Turalyon) - And Stormrage is hosted in the same place.
Previous guild(s) and why did you leave it/them?
Mortifera (25man) - After WotLK, we slowly started to loose some raiders, but carried on and kept raiding. At this point, we were still recruiting some good players and continued to raid, but eventualy, we didnt have enough to raid 25mans, which then led to slow/null progression, the Officers had spend several hours each trying to recruit members (although we avoided /2 recruitment as on our realm it is full of.. "Simple minded" people). Eventualy, as a guild decision, we came to the realisation that we couldnt raid 25man at the current time, so we went down to 10man to try and get some progression for more interest, but then some of the ranged and a couple of healers left, which then left us with 3 healers and 2 ranged, a Spriest and BM/Surv Hunter. These kind of setups really held us back in progression as well, until, after a long struggle, a couple of other people decided to give it in. This then lead to the guild disbanding.
If you are currently in a guild, did you inform the officers about applying here?
Although the guild has disbanded, I am keeping in touch with quite a few of the people as we had a real friendship, and a couple of them know I am applying here.
Are you applying to other guilds than Heretic?
Who do you know in Heretic?
Currently, No one.
Why do you want to join Heretic?
I searched many forum pages on MMO Champion and the WoW forums, and after looking into many guilds and making some alts on varios servers to ask some questions, I felt that Heretic best suited me and needed some warriors.
What's your raiding experience?
I started playing during WotLK when people were in ICC, but managed to get some good progress including 12/12 ICC Heroic (10 Man) and 11/12 ICC Heroic (25 Man), RS10 and 25 Heroic.
I also did Ulduar and ToGC hardmodes, but not when they were end game.
For Cataclysm, I am 12/12 Normal with Halfus heroic down. We have also studied varios heroic fights and attempted them, these include Atramedes, Maloriak and Omnomtrom. We did this to get a better idea of what to try next, but then were unable to raid, so didnt get the kills. With me tanking in raids, we were also going to attempt Chimaeron heroic, as our DK's were both Blood, so we needed a third tank for one of the DK's to Tank-DPS.
Can you provide a log of your performance in a raid?
Here - I ran these logs for the guild, so should be in all of them.
Why do you play the class and spec you play? In what way do you think you will improve our raids?
My Warrior was the first charachter that I ever made, and I loved it. I was introduced to the game by a friend via the recruit a friend program, and they played a Warrior, so I thought that if I made the same charachter, I would have someone to talk to about the class, which gave me a really good start. I was taking and DPSing upto level 70, as I was trying to find out which spec I enjoyed the most, which turned out to be Prot. I then got the Warrior upto level 80 and tanked the raids. Before I started raiding, I had started to get my Fury offspec sorted, and by the time I was raiding, It was a full set with craftables, badge rewards and varios drops. My Offspec then started to pick up items in raids and became quite good, so when we were trying to get Halion 25 Heroic down, I was Fury, which I really started to enjoy. We then had another exceptional tank application, so I deicded to go mainspec DPS. I have really enjoyed DPSing again, with the tanking offspec being used mostly in heroic dungeons, but also in raids, including our Halfus heroic kill.
What can you bring to the guild?
I can be very flexible with raid times and days. I am also quite social, even more once I get to know people. I feel the best way to get to know people is by helping them, running heroics, talking outside of raids and so on. I also have a real interest in computers, in my last guild, on several occasions, guild members came to me for computer help and advice, some times I even remotely fixed their computers, along with giving a couple of guild members advice on new PC's, which they proceeded to buy.
I always try my best to play my class to it's full potential, which is why I spent several hours farming Archaeology for Zin'rokh. I also bring 100% attendance (Atleast I did in my old guild!), or in case I am unable to make a raid, I bring advance notice ahead of the raid.
Do you have the following addons or programs?
Mumble: Yes, along with Teamspeak and Ventrilo
Anything else you'd like to add?
If there are any questions left hanging or open after reading the above, I would love it if they were asked in a reply or PM!
I would also be happy to join Mumble to discuss my application!
Thank you for reading my application!
(PS. I made an alt on Stormrage to talk to an Officer, and the name "Cinnamon" was taken, so I would need a new name, suggestions welcome! )