Recruitment => Application => Topic started by: Pycell on June 13, 2021, 12:42:40 PM

Title: Piecell: BalanceDruidApplication
Post by: Pycell on June 13, 2021, 12:42:40 PM
Character's Name: Piecell
BTag: Pycell#1438
Character's Level: 60
Class: Druid
Usual Spec: Balance
Age: 23
Previous Guild: Roadhouse
Reason you left previous guild:
Longtime guild of friends over the years--Started progressing through Heroic Castle Nathria, and slowly but surely morale and effort from many members dwindled to the point where attendance and progress were very rare to see.
I eventually took a break from Shadowlands due to both this, and some IRL changes in living situation. I am now back and have come to find almost no one in my guild even plays anymore.

Tell us a bit about yourself:
I have a fairly rare occupation. I am a 911 dispatcher for a fairly large police agency in south Florida. When i began doing this around the age of 19, I was at the bottom of the totem pole seniority wise and forced to work overnights (11pm-7am, and eventually 7pm to 7am with more days off) My job is very stressful and demanding, though I've grown accustom to it. I am 23 years old and still dispatching, I now actually train new recruits to do the job. Senior enough in the agency to have a daytime, consistent day off schedule that fits most raiding guilds requirements, am in a happy committed relationship, and have 3 very loving dogs.

I'm generally a pretty quiet guy, I like to joke, theory craft, hang out in my free time, and am hoping to meet some new, committed people that also enjoy WoW.

Are you friends with anyone in Nightstalkers? If so, who and how do you know them?
I am! I've known Nick(Vampyral) since my Shattered Oath days in WoD; Raided with him in many instances of Roadhouse.
I also know one of your newer recruits, Mike(Zolly, Zolavic) since WoD as well, he was one of the officers that recruited me into SoulStoned, and raided with me in Shattered Oath, and Anova.

Why do you want to become a member of Nightstalkers?
I'm looking for a group of motivated, committed players that are willing to push themselves for the main goal of having fun, and working through challenging content. I've been on Emerald Dream my entire career in raiding, and have seen Nightstalkers as a very consistent guild throughout the years. The schedule of Nightstalkers also fits my work schedule (Wednesday-Saturday, 7 am-5pm eastern, with a 1 hour commute)

Any alts we can contact you on?
Pycell(monk), Icell (mage), Diecell(rogue) --these are all level 50 still, I'll be working on that over the next week or two

Our raid times are Wed, Thurs, and Mon from 8PM - 11PM server time (CST). Are you able to make ALL of our raid times, every week?

Do you forsee any issues in the near future with attendance? Vacation? Moving? Etc? I have a vacation at the start of July for 2 weeks, but I'll be home the entire time, shouldn't be an issue. No other schedule conflicts currently in my calandar

WoW Armory Link:

Logs:         (not too recent as it's from february, but the most progressed heroic boss we killed)

Link to a screenshot of your UI (during a raid, mid-fight preferred): (linked two, as I don't have a recent mid raid fight screenshot it seems, my old legion weakaura set up is pretty similar to how it is now)

Please take a moment to outline your rotation/priority. Be thorough and specific:
Single Target-
Pre pull, from max range about 4-5 seconds before pre cast Wrath twice. When the pull starts cast Starsurge, then Celestial Alignment and Convoke the Spirits (if you're nightfae).  Then cast Starsurge as many times as you can until you're out of Astral Power, apply your dots, and begin casting wrath during your Solar Eclipse. You want to try to keep casting wrath in this Eclipse until you're about to cap on astral power, do not dump all of your astral power, just use some and try to pool up for the next eclipse. When Solar Eclipse ends, renter Lunar Eclipse by casting 2 more Wraths, and repeat the same process instead casting Starfire. Repeat this, keeping dots up, an eye on CD's, and try to cast CA and Convoke at the same time.

Generally AOE is the same opener, only at 2+ target you MUST maintain starfall. You want to keep only sunfire on most mobs and try apply while they are stacked if possible. Moonfire is generally not worth applying unless, 1- the mobs will live through all of it, 2- you are about to enter Lunar Eclipse, 3- there are only 3-5 targets, 4- casting it several times, or at all won't impact your starfall uptime.

What's the one misconception about your class that upsets you the most?
The spec is "easy". Sure, casting CA and Convoke at the same time and absolutely vomiting damage, especially in PVP seems a little...Not very hard to execute. Though I find nowadays boomkin is really about cooldown management, and proper execution of rotation, while maintaining resource. Druids in general are also one of the most high skill ceiling classes for utility outside of just doing damage, which is often times overlooked.

Summary of your raid experience (go as far back as you can):
I started playing WoW in late CATA, fairly casually as I was very young at the time. I began raiding in early WoD, with a guild called Soulstoned, which ending up containing of the players in my last guild, Roadhouse. Back then I played a Windwalker monk, and learned very quickly to excel and push myself to learn and be the best player I could be in Heroic Highmaul.
During WoD I eventually decided to move onto Mythic content with Shattered Oath, as Soulstoned was not interested in that difficulty. In the new guild, I learned to compete with other players of the same Monk spec and challenge myself to become valuable in other ways than just raw damage output.
I skipped Hellfire Citadel, and returned for Legion. Legion was at first a return to familiar friends in Roadhouse, we progressed through Emerald Nightmare Heroic, though again stopped really pushing ourselves after that.
I joined Anova during the end of The Nighthold, and became a fulltime raider during Tomb of Sargeras, and remained with them through the end Antorus, where we fell short of clearing Mythic Aggramar/Argus. Legion was my longest stint of serious commitment to mythic raiding. I was around 19 years old at the time, and managed to find time  to really enjoy, and look forward to progression even in college.
I did not do much raiding in BFA outside of some Heroic with my friends over in Roadhouse. This was a period of time where I was entering a full time job as a 911 dispatcher, which, as I was new, demanded strict overnight shift blocks that are not always conducive to a set raiding schedule.(Also I did not really enjoy much of BFA at all :D )

Now in SL, I have done very little serious raiding outside some heroic CN that I mentioned in why I'm leaving Roadhouse.

Are you willing to respec or sit out of a raid if a different class is needed? Absolutely, I actually get pretty frustrated when doing this would help progression seemingly, and it's not done for fear of upsetting someone.

Are you willing to download a few raid specific addons? Yep, whatever's needed.

Are you able to be in Discord (WITH a working mic) during raids? Yep

Please list your computer's specs. CPU speed, video card, RAM, Wireless/Wired?, Cable/DSL?, and average in-game latency.
Intel Core I7-3770S @ 3.10 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Wired 1GB internet(comcast though, :3 )
Generally have about 50-60 ping, in raids closer to 70

Is there anything else you think we should know?
Druid is the class I'm applying on, as it's most caught up character and the most ready to jump into Mythic content. Though I am looking to, and willing to work on other characters I plan on leveling (Monk, and Rogue are what I had in mind.