**************Application Format**********

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**************Application Format**********

Post by Melbu » Fri May 15, 2015 8:38 am

Application format:

Before you fill out an application, please be sure to read our Expectations and Requirements here first.
A sample application can be viewed here. You don't have to go into as much detail/work as this application did, but it shows what we love to see!

How to apply:

We have a pretty general application process, but we want to get as much information about you as possible too. In general, please follow these guidelines.
  • Start a new topic for your own application, the topic should be your character name and class.
  • If you wish to apply privately, please send your application in this format through the PM function to any Spike Flail Officer (Palin, Nikolai).
  • Please make sure to include:

Make sure your text is readable. Don't use colors. Hyperlinks do not work if you put them in a different color or use any formatting like bold/underline/italics. If you want to make your answers stand out, just Bold/Italicize/Underline them.
  • 1. Character name, Server
    2. Class, Race, and Spec (and Artifact Level)

    3. Link to an Armory profile, and an explanation of anything that may not be readily apparent from your Armory profile (alternate sets of gear, currently PvP-specced, etc.)

    4. What are your usual playing hours? Are there days/times when you are consistently unavailable? Inform us of your daily work/school schedule, what time do you get home from work/school, and what time must you be in bed for the next day. Are you able to make our raid times in general? Is this availability going to change within the next few months, or with a change in Semester (if applicable)?

    5. Discuss your prior endgame raiding experience. Specify your experience with Heroic/Mythic in previous content as well as your experience in the current tier.

    6. Why do you want to leave your current guild? Why do you want to join us? Specifically, what interests you in our band of merry idiots?

    7. Give us some info on your class knowledge and self performance analysis in this section:
    • 7a. What resources and practices do you use to keep up with your class and maximizing your DPS/HPS/Surivability?
    • 7b. What fights in the current tier do you swap Talents and Traits to something different than the norm (if at all)? What do you swap and why? Feel free to list on a boss per boss basis.
    • 7c. How do you analyze your performance on a new fight and figure out how/what you can improve on next week? Don't just say you use logs and compare to others of your class - what specifically are you looking for when you have a good/bad parse?
    8. Please include your character log report showcasing your performance on the relevant bosses of the tier. If your logs are private, please change your Warcraftlogs login and list the username/password here so we can access your logs. If you aren't comfortable listing it publicly, please PM it to Palin privately on these forums. Please remember to change your WCL login again a few days later after we've reviewed your application.

    9. Of the above logs, please do a quick analysis of what fights you did well on, what went wrong on certain fights, etc. Use this chance to explain any context behind good/bad logs.

    10. Can your PC handle WoW at high effects (Lust, Scorp Room, etc.)?

    11. Please include a SS of your raiding UI. IF A KEYBINDING IS NOT SHOWN ON YOUR FRAME, PLEASE EXPLAIN AND list any relevant keybinds not shown in the screenshot. If you're using something like a Razer Naga, please explain that. We are going to question if your keybind for a personal defensive is something like "9" - so help us understand why that is.

    Make sure we can see everything that pops up in a raid, meaning take the SS in combat in LFR or something of the like so we can see your boss mods, timer positioning, WeakAuras, raid frames, etc.

    12. Tell us a bit about yourself. Age, gender, work/school, hobbies, etc. Add anything else you feel is pertinent.

    13. Out-of-game contact information - Discord tag, Battle.net ID, etc. Some way we can contact you besides these forums.
  • Put some effort into your application, the more thought and effort put into writing it, the better our first impression will be. PLEASE READ THE SAMPLE APPLICATIONS LISTED here FOR AN IDEA OF WHAT WILL IMPRESS US. You don't have to go into as much detail as these samples, but its an example of something we saw and said "wow, that guy wants to be here."
  • If you have any questions or if anything above otherwise needs clarification, send an officer a PM or a tell in game. Once we have reviewed your application, we will be in touch.
  • Please keep negative comments about other applicants off of their applications.
    Our application process may take up to a few days to review. We try to get feedback from the majority of our guild before making a decision, so it takes a bit of time. Don't panic if you don't get a reply on your app for a day or so, or feel we're not considering you anymore. Be patient and continue to update us on any changes to your application or gear.
Thanks in advance!

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