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Washedupdave - Druid

Postby xdavesbanex » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:46 am

1. Character name, Server

Washedupdave-Mal’Ganis



2. Class, Race, and Spec (and Artifact Level)

Druid, Tauren, Guardian (75)
OS - Resto (75)



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.)
https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/chara ... shedupdave

This is the gear I was wearing for Aggramar progress tonight. I generally would use Lady and the Child/Bear Cloak for a good mix of damage and healing, but wanted the extra cooldowns and passive DR that the ring/cloak combo gives.



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)?

I go to school full time, have a part time job on the weekends, work as a software developer at a video game startup (unpaid internship) and also do freelance web development/design for extra cash. That said, I wrap up every night by logging into WoW before bed. I always make time for raid and make sure that my school and work schedules never conflict with raid time. The only exceptions for this are the occasional band gigs.



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.


I started raiding in WoD:

Highmaul - 7/7M (this was all done after BRF was released, so doesn’t really count. I was 7/7 Heroic pre BRF release) - brewmaster
BRF - 6/10M (Beastlord, Ore, Gruul, Hanz, Flamebender, Thogar) - brewmaster

The above tiers were completed as a raider in the guild Storm on Sargeras Alliance. I played Brewmaster (because it was busted).

HFC - 13/13M (US 260) - guardian druid

I swapped to guardian druid for HFC but stayed with the same guild (Storm), except the difference this tier from the previous two was that I was raid leader and GM after the previous leadership stepped down. I basically rebuilt the guild myself so that we could finish the tier and get Archimonde down. After we got our kill, I stayed with Storm as GM until the last few months of the expansion. After spending a large amount of my time doing heroic archi sales (something like 750-1000 kills) I decided I could make more money and progress farther if I set out on my own, so I left Storm.


Legion:

EN 7/7M - US 96 (Killed Xavius with Emphasis) - played prot warrior this tier (because it was busted)
ToV 3/3M - US 16 (Killed Helya with SNF 12/22/16) - guardian druid
NH 8/10M - US 49 Star Auger kill (solo tanked that fight) - guardian druid

Most of my raiding in Legion was done with Emphasis (Sargeras Alliance) with the exception of ToV where I was recruited as a trial with SNF after they killed Mythic Helya World 20. They were attempting to push top 10 world and at first I was very interested in putting in the required time, however before NH came out I had second thoughts (4 splits is stupid) and decided to return to Emphasis. I stayed with Emphasis as main tank until we killed Mythic Star Auger (on my 21st birthday) and at that point I decided to take a break from the game.
I stopped playing until about a month and a half ago (so the full break was 3/9/17 until 4/10/18), when a friend messaged me asking if I was interested in playing with some ex-Alacrity members in Jaded on Mal’Ganis. I agreed and have progressed with them through Mythic Antorus (9/11M, have seen last phase of aggramar. Only fight I will be completely new on is argus). Reasons for leaving Jaded are outlined below.



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?

This screenshot should hopefully explain the reasons I am “leaving” Jaded:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... washed.PNG

I have heard good things about you guys in the past from various people I know who have been on this server. I saw you were needing a tank and I’m already on this server and would like somewhere to raid in BFA.



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/Survivability?

Tanking in Legion for guardians was fairly simple. Maximize ironfur uptime, use cooldowns when the boss casts abilities that hurt, press FR after taking large spike damage, and maximize rage generation to make everything more betterer. I look at logs to see how I did on all of the above.
Tank performance analysis is usually pretty straight forward. If you died, why? I use a great addon called Deathnote to read over my death log any time I am unsure of the cause of death. Dieing with a cooldown available is a cardinal sin for a tank. I make sure that rarely if ever happens.



7b. What fights in the current tier do you swap Talents and Legendaries 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.

When progressing on a boss, I tend to run survivability legendaries and trinkets. Once boss is on farm, I tend to run with either Bracers/Pants or Cloak/shoulders for max DPS.



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?

I like to dig in to any deaths that I had that were not the result of a wipe and see what I could have done differently leading up to it. Often times the reason is just that I was unfamiliar with mechanics. I rarely die to mechanical failures. Once stuff is on farm, I look to maximize dps. I tend to be the kind of tank that can put out dps on progress but I rarely stress or prioritize it over living.


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.


https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/ ... shedupdave




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.


Due to just recently coming back, I don’t really have a lot of gear to put out orange parses yet. However, once I have everything on farm I should have no problem rinsing everyone with cloak/shoulders and a good trinket (main thing holding back my dps right now is shit trinkets)




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

GTX 1080, AMD FX 9370 8-Core Vishera, 16GB of RAM, two SSDs in RAID.
Average around 20ms in game to Chicago servers.



11. Please include a SS of your raiding UI. IF A KEYBINDING IS NOT SHOWN NO YOUR FRAME, PLEASE EXPLAIN AND list any relevant keybinds not shown in the screenshot. 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.

https://imgur.com/sHRDuQZ
only bindings not visible are for shapeshifting. those are on a hidden bar but bound to f1, f2, f3, etc.


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

22/m/michigan (single but I don’t fuck with egirls)

Almost done with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Planning to continue with school and get a Masters in Physics.



13. Out-of-game contact information - Discord tag, Battle.net ID, etc. Some way we can contact you besides these forums.

bnet
xdavesbanex#1602

discord (best way to get in touch)
dave#5423



EDIT:

I forgot to mention that I will most likely be swapping to vengeance dh/blood dk for BFA. However I should also add that I always level every tank class to max and get it geared enough to be an easy swap or sub for a given fight if needed. I can also competently play every tank class on Mythic progression if necessary.
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Re: Washedupdave - Druid

Postby Palin » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:06 am

Hey Dave, thanks for your interest with us.

Do you have logs available from your Emphasis days you could provide?
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Re: Washedupdave - Druid

Postby Palin » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:08 am

To compound on that, we aren't really looking for tanks "returning to the game" or who have taken long breaks and are coming back at this point. Since most of your high end prog was done in the past, we're interested in those logs, etc.
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Re: Washedupdave - Druid

Postby xdavesbanex » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:33 pm

So I definitely have logs from back then. Even though I faction changed, the logs are all linked under Washedupdave-Mal'Ganis to the old character. I'll leave some links here to what was publicly logged. However these are only what someone was logging without the knowledge of any officers because Emphasis and SNF both private logged. I can't give you guys my password because my account no longer has access to the logs either (not in the guilds on warcraftlogs). Currently talking with old GM of Emphasis about unprivating their logs. I don't think I'm going to be able to get the logs from SNF though I will try. Until then, here are the few fights that are publicly logged. The private logs have far better performances (and way more kills on each boss).

Keep in mind that in ALL of these logs I am running sub optimal legendaries, simply because I did not have either the guardian bracers, legs, cloak, or moonfire shoulders (didn't get any of them until this tier).


Mythic logs of my druid:
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... artition=1

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... artition=2

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... 039239/10/
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/nM ... amage-done
(this one is pretty sad. I let the other tank get all the corruption so he could descend this pull ( https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/nM ... ity=208431 ) and I never went insane ( https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/nM ... ity=208431 ))

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... artition=2
pretty sure whatever is publicly logged here is a sale (Wimsy is the buyer) as of right now



Mythic logs of other characters:
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... artition=2
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... 99089/10/#


S I K heroic parses:
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... artition=1
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... 39239/11/#
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... 39239/12/#
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... 349703/10/
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... artition=1
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... 349703/12/
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... artition=2
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... 999089/12/
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/c ... artition=2



I should add that while I did take a year long break, I have been doing mythic for about a month now so I'm not very rusty any longer and really just need to learn argus and I will be good to go.
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Re: Washedupdave - Druid

Postby Palin » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:19 am

Thanks Dave,

We'll review internally and keep your app on record. As i mentioned yesterday we do have a current tank Trial starting this week, so we're going to hold out on any decision one way or another until we give that its due. We'll reach back out to you if interested down the line. Thanks for your interest and take care.

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