Intro Blackshadows

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by Blackshadows » 26 Feb 2019, 02:09

Please read the other reply under had some problems posting.
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by Blackshadows » 26 Feb 2019, 03:13


Your Name, Age, Gender and Location:
Let me introduce myself. My name is Sean Grosse. I am 23 years old and live in a town called Newark in the UK. I am also Male.

Tell us a little bit about yourself (non-WoW related Interests, Hobbies etc)
I am a massive football fan. I support Manchester United and with that I am also a season ticket holder. I got to pretty much all home games, and away games when they are abroad. However with my new job I have had to give my season ticket a miss for next season, as I normal have to work on Saturdays. I am currently employed as a fitness instructor, but I also coach/teach kids in arrange of sports of football to swimming. I also play football myself when I aint on my pc which is Sunday morning.

Character Information:

Armory Link: ... ackshadows


Describe your choice of talents and why you've chosen them:
I will explain a little bit now why I take each talent and that's because I have looked into warcaft logs, lockonestop and videos to get I over view on the best builds for each boss then I have tried putting that into a raid scenario to see if it works with my set of gear and azerite traits that I try to fix it to work for me. However I have not clearly tested destro or demo as of yet.
So in affliction: Champions and Jadefire I would run 3/2/2/2/3/2/3, Grong and Opulence 3/3/2/2/3/2/3, Conclave I would run 3/1/2/2/3/2/3 and on Rasto to Jaina I would run 3/3/2/2/3/2/3. However I would also run dark pact on bosses if its required to help out healers on high damaging bosses/mechanics.
Demo: Champions 3/1/2/3/3/3/3, Jadefire 3/1/2/3/3/3/1, Grong 2/1/2/3/3/3/3, Opulence to Rasta would be 2/1/2/3/3/3/2, and Meka and blockade would be 2/1/2/3/3/3/3 and Jaina would be 3/1/3/3/3/3/3
Desto: I would run the same spec for all fights which would be 1/1/2/3/3/2/3

How do you prioritize your stats and why?
As I would say my main spec in Affliction I would say haste mastery are my most important stats. The reason behind this is because Haste influences the cast speed of your spells and increases the number of ticks from your DoTs. This decreases the ramp up damage from Agony as well. Haste also reduces the global cooldown and scales with your pets. Since an increased number of DoT ticks also results in more Soul Shards, we can look at Haste as the stat that has the most effect on our resource generation, and Mastery: Potent Afflictions increases the damage of your DoTs ( Agony, Corruption, Seed of Corruption, and Unstable Affliction). However seeds are not great. :P

Where do you acquire knowledge about your Class?
I acquire a lot of my knowledge by 1. playing the class a lot through raids/M+ and sometimes PvP, but I do a lot of research looking at warcaft logs, lockonestop or even looking up videos on youtube from other locks like kalamazi. I am also in his discord channel. But I also like to bounce off ideas with other warlock's that are in the guild or just in the wild. :P

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What state is the state of your Heart of Azeroth?
Level 42 atm of be posting this however I am 10% off 43.

Link to your raid logs using using [url]LINK[/url].: ... ackshadows

Raiding History:

Describe your previous/current raiding experience:
My previous raiding experience looks like this:
Legion: EN Cleared HC, ToV cleared HC, + mythic out of content, Nighthold cleared HC, Tomb cleared HC and Antorus 9/11 mythic ended with a guild break ready for BFA.
BFA: Uldir 7/8 Mythic no time to kill ghunn guild went on break ready for battle. Battle first 3 on mythic all on hc except jaina.

Tell us about your previous guilds and your reasons for leaving them:
I can back into WoW at the beginning of WoD but was more off a PvPer than a raider. However I join a guild called the The imperium but I was on their pvp team not raiding. However going into Legion I started to raid with that becoming a member of there raid team and even an officer up until few weeks into Antorus. All though the imperium was a solid HC raiding guild they just couldn't make the transaction from HC to mythic, we had problem with ability and even attendance so we never really made it, even through the officer trying to recruit. So after a hard and long conversation with the guild leader and officers I decided to leave imperium to try and push my skills and enter the world of end content and mythic. And that is where I join a guild called Divine Retribution, I found this guild to be a middle ground between hardcore raiding guilds and guilds raiding for fun. We always had a goal before every bit of content to try and push that next step. But recently them seem to have gone backwards, struggling on hc bosses and some of the tactics on the earlier mythic bosses to. And I personally think that some of the best players are putting more effort into raids and prepping then others and sort of boosting them through. So I am now looking for a guild to help me push my skills to get that curve or more importantly improve as a player.

More Information:

Can you meet our raid schedule of Wed/Thur/Mon 21:00 to 00:00 server time with at least 90% attendance?
I have no problem in meeting these demands. I can pretty much make 100% of these raids unless I got on holiday.

We also raid on Sunday at the start of a new raiding tier. Are you aware of this?
I am aware of this and I have no problem to attend this too.

Are you able to Listen and Speak on Teamspeak?
I have a perfectly working headset and mic, and not shy to speak but ofc only in the right times.

What qualities do you bring to a Raid?
I believe I bring a confident player playing his class to the possible best he can be, but always looking to improve. I bring a positive attitude to every raid night even if that means we wipe all night on a progression boss or even being on a stand by, for the raid team to have a better set up to tackle the boss. I would also think I am approachable even if its to moan at someone to clear any problems they have on their chest or even to bounce ideas off to help improve playstyle or to get their head around a situation or tactic. Ofc I cant say I know every classes to the best but I would research to help. Also I main think I believe is that I would accept if I have done something wrong to affect the boss or even cause a wipe.

How comfortable are you playing your offspecs?
I would say I am 100%, I have played a lot of demo in M+ but started trying destro within raids.

How do you feel about progression raiding?
I feel that progression raiding is so important to help players and guilds take that tactic meeting/videos to the bosses face, to impermeant them or even change them to match the players play style as well as the guilds too.

Where did you hear about Curse of Years and do you know anyone in the guild?
With playing on arathor you hear a lot of Curse and what they have achieve through of the expansions/content. Also I have a little rogue friend called Naazo within the guild from our time at DR.

What encouraged you to apply to Curse of Years?
I would like to push my skills even further to get a curve tittle and achieve, and I think that curse can help me improve and make that jump.

Do you play outside of raid?
I am on wow like everyday before work, after work, The only time I don't play wow in on a Saturday.

Is there anything else you'd like to add to your application?
I appreciate the opportunity you have provided me to apply for this guild, I am so grateful for your time and efforts in reading this application

Tell us a joke:
Q: Why didn't the undead cross the road?
A: He didn't have the guts
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by Gnarl » 26 Feb 2019, 03:32

We've already chatted in game so you know the drill :) We'll be in touch soon.
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by Gnarl » 04 Mar 2019, 17:40

As discussed, we're unable to offer you a trial at this point. Good luck with your search and thanks again for your time and effort.
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