Are you comfortable playing other specs?:
I'd be both willing and comfortable to play either marksmanship, or beast mastery. As long as I'm playing ranged dps, I'm happy.
What do you do to keep up with current theorycrafting/knowledge of your class/spec?:
I used my own process of trial and error, along with azorthian's guides, to perfect my skills as a marksmanship hunter. The spec is very simple at the moment, and after playing MM for countless of hours since the release of legion, the rotation has become very instinctual to me. I myself have written a guide for fellow members of my current guild to pick up marksmanship on their alts, and to help fellow hunter raiders perfect their play (I can easily share this with you if desired. In it, I go in detail into marksmanship gearing strategies/stat priorities, into the rotation for both meme build spec and trick shot build, as well as strategies for maximizing 2 set uptime).
Please provide at least 3 current Tier combat log parses:
Now, I know that this is last tier, but I couldn't think of a fight that'd illustrate my skills better than the end boss of the previous tier. We only killed this once, and I am extremely proud of my Gul'Dan performance throughout all of his progression. https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/Mw7vtB1DWHRNACLd#fight=7&type=damage-done
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/us/turalyon/booreck I know the mythic goroth kill looks unappealing. I'll touch back on that in my explanation of why I am leaving my current guild.
Some specific encounters that I believe illustrate my strength as a raider...
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/Vhc8JFKqkD6nf7AP#fight=4&type=damage-done - Recent Demonic Inquisition kill which illustrates my cleave/single target capabilities with some decent RNG.
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/ctXxwkzn6vpqT3FL#fight=21&type=damage-done - One of our first heroic Desolate Host kills. This illustrates my proficiency with the meme build MM spec, as well as my suitability on our second kill. At the time of the kill, this was 100th percentile in item level bracket.
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/PNByb3Krt6HVwhM9#fight=6&view=analytical&type=damage-done - Our 2nd fallen avatar kill. Strong execution of mechanics, soaks were on point, switches to maiden were well handled.
Bonus - last raid's harjatan progression. https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/MVp3TctZ8jAWR9g7#view=analytical&boss=2036&difficulty=5&wipes=1
Alt Armory link(s):
As of now, I do not have any 110 alts. I've dedicated all of my time to my hunter. Now that I graduated college and started working, I have more time to work on other classes without letting my hunter fall behind. In the past, I've always maintained a warrior dps alt, and a deathknight tank alt. At one point arms/fury warrior was my main, however, for most of my wow career I have played a hunter as my main.
Just to link you the few characters I've played during WOD. If alts are required, I'd be more than happy to allow you guys to decide what class I play. (I've played every class a little and feel confident that I can learn with practice).
Are you able to make our raid times?: Your raid times mirror my current raid schedule minus the fact that you guys raid 1 day less than my current guild (my attendance in ToS is near 90% with my current team).
Do you have a working headset?:
Yes, and I like to use it (when appropriate)
How long have you been playing WoW?:
My first time at max level was during WoTLK, specifically, the last month of Trial of the Crusader. I experienced my first full raid tier in ICC and haven't looked back since then.
What is your current and prior PvE experience?:
I'd like to say that my first real (hardcore, progression-oriented) raid experience was with a guild called Cursed With Awesome on your server, Crushridge, during firelands. Prior to that, I was a casual member of No Chicks Allowed, and I focused primarily on pvp with some of their main raiders. Through them, I really got into PvE on my warrior during Bastion of Twilight, Blackwing Decent, and Throne of Winds. The rest was history...I got hooked to progression raiding at that point in time.
Now, the next part of my guild history can definitely be seen as a red flag, and I want to explain why that is here. https://wowtrack.org/characters/US/Mannoroth/Encel this is my warrior's detailed guild history before I main switched to hunter. As you can see, I raided with some of the best guilds in the United States during Cataclysm (TG, WHATEVER WERE AWESOME, Reckoning). I'd have never left a guild after TG if I had the choice, but heroic spine of deathwing broke the guild apart as we didn't have the right classes to push the phases in 2 attempts (not enough burst). After TG broke up, I was bent on joining the best guild in the United States.
Here's where I explain myself before I get into the rest of my history. I am currently 22 years old, and I'll be 23 in September. So, when all of this was happening in late 2011, I was 17 years old, and still in high school. I had a very rough childhood, and had a very hard time impressing people or making friends; at the time, that was something that bothered me a lot. A lot of people played wow in the school, and that was literally the only area in life besides academics where I excelled (but no one thought being a good student was cool in high school, right?) I made a lot of friends because of how good my dps was at the time, and for some reason, I though that if I was in the best guild, that'd help my social situation in school (didn't help..still had no swag, lol). Because of this, and as my history shows, I've hopped around guilds a bit in search of the best raid team in the country.
Now here is my hunter's history https://wowtrack.org/characters/US/Turalyon/Booreck - So, I ended up making it up to vodka after I settled in to a guild called reckoning on Lightninghoof-Mannoroth. Through dragon soul, every guild I was in was top 10 US. It was with vodka that my life started changing for the better, and where I started to mature and develop into the person I am today (this was the summer before I entered college. I kind of broke out of my shell and learned to love life for what it was..to win people over through methods other than impressing them, and to be happy with myself even if I wasn't the best..but instead because I cared enough to try or had a good time doing so). I stopped wanting to make it to MOP beta testing with vodka..or to dedicate 7 days of my life per week to being the best at a video game. I decided to take a more casual approach, so I joined Infallible for the end of cata/start of MOP. When I quit Infallible due to college and MOP sucking, I really didn't raid seriously until I joined my current guild, Vortex (most of the guilds after infallible weren't even raiding guilds, but instead pvp or guilds that my friends were in).
I've been with vortex 2 years come October, and even if you guys welcome me to your ranks, I will never LEAVE vortex. I will always maintain connection with them, because I truly love these people and will never forget the amazing memories and friends I made in this guild.
All that said, Vortex is proof of how I matured. I learned to play the game for the love and not to boost my ego, because I have learned to accept and love myself for who I am instead of what I can do. All I'm looking for now is positive vibes, a fun raid environment, and a place to KILL these bosses while doing the first two <-
Why are you interested in joining Humble? Why are you leaving your old guild?:
I want to join Humble because I know you guys. I remember Humble from when i first started playing wow on crushridge, and always admired your guild. I remember you guys being one of the top guilds on the server on a lighter schedule than NCA, and was impressed by that. We played opposite factions at the time, so whenever I'd see anyone with the humble tag in the world, I'd get a bit intimidated.
Seeing you guys on wowprogress now immediately caught my eye. The fact that you were looking for a hunter and operated on such a perfect schedule was very appealing to me. This is literally the first guild application I'm submitting in years... and I didn't even plan to do this unless I thought a guild would work great for me. Now I don't know how your raid environment is, but your guild's longstanding history suggests to me that you're some pretty chill people who have developed a connection raiding together, and this is exactly what I'm looking for.......On that note...that is one of the main reasons why I want to leave my home of vortex.
The connection that existed between the guild has long died, and our progression shows. The raid leader who led the team for years stepped down at the end of hellfire citadel, and the guild has never been the same since then as much as I try to convince myself that it has. It was like a universal sense of camaraderie vanished when our leader left. People split into niches.. and there was never again that sense of the raid team being united. Since then, this has gotten way worse..but as of now, it's unbearable. Mumble is silent as a mouse these days besides the raid leaders talking. Everyone is simply in seperate chats with their cliques, having a good time independent from the whole team. This is obviously acceptable to a small scale (of course people will have their closest friends) but there is a total disconnect, and it's killing our progression. We killed Gul'Dan server 7th, I believe, and now we're stuck at 1/9 mythic, getting dusted by the guilds that we once competed closely with (like for crying out loud, your guild and my guild killed Gul'Dan the same day...and now we're 1/9m barely close to Harjatan...and look where you are on a shorter raid schedule.)
I finally decided to look elsewhere because I don't see this improving. We are not the same team that we were before, and raiding with the guild just is no longer any fun. I also sense a few people leaving in this coming week...especially if we don't kill harjatan. With that said, I will always have at least one alt in vortex because I love the people. Most people in vortex are among the finest wow has to offer, but as a team, we just don't clique anymore. People just log on to raid, are upset all raid, and log off and that's that. With that, I think it's time to turn a new page and find a new home.
Thank you guys for reading this...I know it's lengthy. I just wanted to leave nothing untouched, and give you guys a good sense of who I am. I look forward to your feed back, and will routinely check this forum to answer any and all questions you may have.