Age: 19 Location and Timezone: Las Vegas, PST. Tell us about yourself outside of the game. What are your other interests? I play video games. That's pretty much my primary interest. I also livestream fairly often.
A few comments on the parses: This is from literally about 30 minutes prior to typing this all up. I died on Fallen Avatar from a friend of mine intentionally trying to kill me. On KJ, I could have pulled ~25kish more DPS, but I poorly timed my cooldowns and did not have them up for the third and final reflections. This kind of mistake will not happen again.
How did you hear about teamLUST, and what made you consider applying? Wowprogress. I'm interested in applying because I like to push for the most difficult end-game content. teamLUST meets the standards I set for myself in regards to what level I would like to raid at. That and you guys are recruiting warriors. Will you be able to maintain 90% attendance? Yes, absolutely. My schedule is very flexible and accomodations can be made for anything, including having to test fights on the PTR too. What, if any, conflicts do you anticipate with this schedule? I'm looking to get a part-time job, however it would be earlier on in the days and wouldn't interfere with raid times. Describe your overall guild history from what you remember, starting when you began raiding. Why did you leave or why were you removed from previous guilds? I originally started raiding when Icecrown Citadel was current. I didn't get far, only clearing 10 man normal Lich King with a guild called No Mercy. They disbanded when Cataclysm came out and I didn't join another raiding guild until Siege of Orgrimmar, almost two expansions later. I forget the name of that guild but they too disbanded before Warlords came out, but not before we cleared heroic Garrosh and got AotC. During Highmaul I pugged my way to 3/7M, then I found out that a long-term friend was running a heroic raiding guild on Wyrmrest Accord called Remnants of Lordaeron, which I joined. For Blackrock Foundry, I cleared all but Blackhand on heroic, never quite getting AotC unfortunately. Then, for Hellfire Citadel, my guild was successful in clearing 13/13H, getting us all a fancy moose mount. That friend and I had some differences so I left the guild and joined my friends on Horde Mal'Ganis. We raided separately until early on in ToS, where we founded the guild AFK. We reached 9/9H but that wasn't enough for me, which is why I'm applying here. What was your favorite raiding experience? What did you learn? I actually really enjoy Kil'jaeden. It's a very challenging fight and that is one of the things I enjoy a lot. I like going into a raid and not one-shotting everything because the bosses are under-tuned. Even if they're over-tuned, which Kil'jaeden certainly was, I find it enjoyable. Besides Kil'jaeden, I also really loved the Garrosh fight. With all the different phases, such as the ones where he teleports you to different places on Pandaria, it felt like such a struggle against this powerful being. In the same raid, I found Malkorok and Thok the Bloodthirsty to be very enjoyable too with just how difficult they were when they were current.
All of the aforementioned fights taught me a number of things. Malkorok showed that it's possible to deviate from the standard 'attack boss and make sure your HP doesn't reach 0 while following mechanics' with his healing mechanic. Thok showed me that Blizzard can be cruel. Garrosh taught me that Blizzard can get very creative with how they do some of their fights, especially the final bosses of the expansion. Kil'jaeden, well. The main thing I learned from Kil'jaeden is that Blizzard can still make fights that feel impossible. One of my favorite things to do is accomplish seemingly impossible tasks.
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What motivates you to raid in a mythic progression guild? What drives you to keep raiding? What drives you to be the best player you can be? I like to be challenged in the game. I've been playing WoW since very late TBC, so most of what the game has to offer currently may sometimes just seem like 'the same old stuff'. Mythic raiding is different. I haven't done much of it, only 3/7M from Highmaul and now 3/9M ToS both of which were obtained through pugs. I don't enjoy pugging Mythic, it's near impossible. What drives me to continue raiding? As long as the fights remain challenging, I will enjoy and continue to raid. It's so much fun when you actually have to think about what you're doing in a fight ot ensure you're not about to die. I know I can't do that, though, unless I'm a skilled player. I keep up to date with all my classes' theorycrafting, information, etc, to make sure that I'm at the cutting edge (heh) of warriors. What would you consider to be your best and worst qualities? Try not to mention things already in this application: One of my best features is just how dedicated I am to this game. It's one of the only games I've been playing as of late because I want to get my warrior and maybe other characters to a point that they can raid in Mythic. I have several characters that are well geared and several more with BiS legendaries, only missing the time dedicated to bring them up to snuff. The opposite side of the coin affects me, though. I can be a bit of an altoholic. While I have mains that I try to stick with, sometimes I have to just play another character for a few days to make sure I don't get burnt out. How much time do you put into the game outside of raiding and how do you feel about Mythic+ dungeons? I play this game a lot, 2-4 hours a day on my warrior alone. M+ dungeons are very, very enjoyable (depending on the affixes), so I'm very happy to do them, especially when, thanks to the Titanforging system, they can provide gear ccomparable to Mythic raiding.
Do you have any questions or final comments for us? As I said previously, my schedule is very flexible and I do not mind rerolling or changing my playstyle to match what is best in the current tier. I have 11 classes at 110, missing only Hunter, so I can change what class I'm playing if it'll help us progress.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this application, it means a lot to me to even get the opportunity to write this application.