Cocola - Tauren Druid - Khadgar [Accepted]

Place your application to Madhouse here.

Moderator: Officers

Cocola
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 17:45

Cocola - Tauren Druid - Khadgar [Accepted]

Postby Cocola » Wed Jun 15, 2011 18:22

Personal Information

Real Name: Ben
Nationality: Scottish
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Occupation: Student

Character information


Character Name: Cocola
Character Class: Balance
Character Spec: General balance spec, perhaps some choose not to spec into Fungal Growth but I have found that on certain fights it can really assist those tanks with kiting adds such is the case on Maloriak heroic and such will be the case on the first boss of firelands raid Beth'tilac.
Dual spec: Vary between Resto and Feral tank, whichever is needed.
Playtime: Can't get on WoW at the moment however I'd estimate 150-200 days (it was 150 last time I checked).
Would you be willing to respec? Yes, however you will see me perform best in balance, I experimented with restoration in wrath of the lich king and have briefly tried tanking in Cataclysm and I can conclude I am better as a Boomkin.

Respec options:

What specs you can play well, how is your gear for them. I can play balance, resto or feral tank however my feral gear is not ready for heroic raids.
Alts: 85 Holy paladin, 85 Arms Warrior, 85 Arcane Mage all of which will remain on Khadgar for the time being so their information is irrelevant at this moment in time.
Primary Profession 1: Enchanting: For the ring enchants.
Skill Level: 525

Primary Profession 2: Herbalism: For the haste buff and also helps collect herbs for myself and my guild.
Skill Level: 540

If you are a dps applicant, give us an insight to how you would start a fight with your rotation, then leading in to your rinse and repeat one:
It's all very situational upon the fight but if there were no external factors (cooldowns needing to be saved or adds which I could aggro) I would pop my herbalism buff, moonfire, insect swarm, starfall, treants, spam wrath until eclipse, then tier bonus pops in I use Starsurge, and Starfire twice. (Using Starsurge procs when available).

Whereas for AoE fights I tend to use Starfire or Wrath until I hit my eclipse then once that hits I use 3x Wild Shrooms (Tier bonus causes ALL shrooms to crit), pop starfall, spread dots, and use shrooms when off CD.

Armory link: Please accept http://www.wowprogress.com/character/eu/khadgar/Cocola as I can not log on WoW at this moment in time to change into PVE gear, on wowprogress it currently shows my PVE gear.
Links to dps/healing logs: My latest recorded raid http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/2zop ... amageDone/

Screen shot of UI: As I say I can not get on WoW today, but if required I shall update tomorrow.

Technical equipment

Can your PC run WoW in a raid setting without performance problems? Yes
Brief overview of spec of Computer 1TB HDD, 3GB DDR3 RAM, Intel Core i3 CPU 3.2Ghz Quad Processor

Character history:
What guilds you have been in?I only began raiding in WOTLK and even then it was Casual, I began in IT on Khadgar who disbanded despite being 10th on server as guild leader quit WoW, left guild to his girlfriend who promptly raided the guild bank. Next was Xhiaen which the better half of IT started, we progressed well during Ulduar and TotC content but once again disbanded due to diminishing members. Then I moved onto Iron Brew at the start of Cataclysm however after being persuaded by real life friends I faction changed to horde where I joined detonate (this is where I currently am) and have progressed 11/12 normal 2/13 heroic. Although my progress and gear is weak in comparison to your guild I still feel I have the calibre to raid among you as I can put out the needed DPS and can follow tactics.
What were the reasons for leaving them? Due to the fact I am ending my first year of Sixth form and friends are leaving for work/college I told my guild I'd like to spend time with them this following week until firelands to which I was told this would hinder my chances of being selected to raid in firelands.
What instances have you cleared, which bosses?
Vanilla at current content: None, didn't reach max level until TBC
TBC at current content: Some lowby kara stuff (I was a casually player who only played with friends)
WOTLK at current content: Did naxxramas 10/25, the VoA bosses, Ulduar (All except Yogg on normal), TotC 10/25 (4/5 on heroic), 7/12 ICC (After Xhiaen disbanded I did not join Iron Brew until cataclysm and therefore missed a lot of raiding at the end of WOTLK.
Cataclysm at current content: 11/12 on normal, 2/13 Heroic (Halfus and Atramedes).

Additional Questions
Have you played other MMOs in the past? (If yes which ones) Briefly dabbled in Aion to try multiboxing on it but got bored quickly.

What interested you in our guild?
Your server and your capability, my current server (Khadgar) is quite poor in PVE and pretty much dead in PVP and although PVE is my main focus I like a mixture of the two. As for your capability, I know looking at my guild and how some people react in raids they are not capable of completeing content as consistent mistakes are made and members are always being replaced (meaning new members must learn the tactics as most have not done before). You may be thinking "well isn't that the case with you? as you have poor progress", No. Unlike guild members I have encountered I actually research tactics and often refresh my memory on them, I am completely prepared for all current raid bosses and even the first 4 fireland bosses (Unable to find proper guides to all bosses).

What can you bring to the guild?

A solid, reliable balance druid DPS who attends all raids unless important events arise and I am socially active with other events which are thrown by guilds, for example old content for fun or rated battlegrounds. I have experience in both (minimal it may be) but I am active outside of raid times as well.

Do you understand the concept of SARCASM? Yes I do and I can take a joke.

What do you expect from Madhouse?

The opportunity to raid and prove to you that I you can benefit from using me in your raids.

Can you assure that you can play 4 days every week? I can, I have read raid times/days and I am available for those times/days.

Why do you play WoW?
Enjoyment, it is a fun activity to do and frees up a lot of spare time which I would have been using on television.

What do you want to achieve? I want to become the best boomkin I can become.

Can you farm/obtain enough gold to have enough for repair bills, maximum consumables and best possible enchants and gems for your raiding gear? Ofcourse.

Have you applied to other guilds so far,if so why were you denied and why were we your choice now instead of the first?
You were my first choice as I have heard good thinks about your server and judging by your progress you are a good guild.

Can you fluently communicate on Ventrilo, socialise with other people? Absolutely.

User avatar
Arrmoo
Posts: 1589
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 19:23
Location: CN, Romania.
Contact:

Re: Cocola - Tauren Druid - Khadgar

Postby Arrmoo » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:27

We're looking this over at the moment and you should get your answer in a couple of days.
Image rawr!

kloeteklak @ school bus wrote: if you still decide to be an asshole then you're at the wrong address here mate. go check out http://madhouse.servepics.com/ instead.


Recruitment baws.

Tazok
Posts: 832
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 16:44
Location: STOKE
Contact:

Re: Cocola - Tauren Druid - Khadgar

Postby Tazok » Thu Jun 16, 2011 14:03

One thing that worries me greatly is you start with moonfire instead of insect swarm. Surely you know that moonfire is superior? For aoe, why would you even dream of casting wrath to get a lunar eclipse? When shrooms are nature damage so that makes solar by far and away better; furthermore, with solar you have sunfire which is even better than moonfire and the insect swarm gets buffed by the eclipse.

I've looked briefly at some logs last night; although it was late but I am quite certain I was correct in my assumption. You have pretty good uptimes on IS and MF/SF (at around 96%) but you aren't doing brilliant damage so why are you doing in the meantime? You have the 4set bonus so that's a really nice dps boost. You might think I am being scathing with my reply here but if I've learned anything about the vast majority of people we've recruited or who have applied, it is to not take anything at face value and have a good old dig about. So yeah, when you see a fundamental mistake it does set alarm bells off.

Anyhow, good day.
Image
"Do you still throw spears at each other?" Prince Philip shocks Aboriginal leader William Brin at the Aboriginal Cultural Park in Queensland, 2002.

Cocola
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 17:45

Re: Cocola - Tauren Druid - Khadgar

Postby Cocola » Thu Jun 16, 2011 14:45

Concerning the moonfire before insect swarm, I was never told by any of my previous research that casting IS before MF provided anysort of additional benefit, if it does I'm sorry that was a fail on my behalf as I obviously did not research hard enough.

As I say for AoE fights I either cast wrath/starfire, with either eclipse my shrooms crit a lot of the time and it's dependant on what way my eclipse bar is already going (for example if it's already on it's way to lunar eclipse then there is no point going up to it and then all the way through it just to reach solar), and with lunar eclipse my starfall gets a damage bonus so it's not a giant loss.

On a lot of the fights we end up getting to a point where we're told to stop dps for whatever reason whether it be the raid leader doesn't want to push it into the next phase yet or whatever so I end up throwing around rejuvs to help the healers and this is why I stop dps sometimes.

I understand you are not having a dig, but just trying to assess me as a player and therefore I welcome all questions and criticism.

Tazok
Posts: 832
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 16:44
Location: STOKE
Contact:

Re: Cocola - Tauren Druid - Khadgar

Postby Tazok » Thu Jun 16, 2011 15:17

Cocola wrote:(for example if it's already on it's way to lunar eclipse then there is no point going up to it and then all the way through it just to reach solar)


I don't know about how you approach thinking about fights. But I like to try and be in the best place as I can for whatever fight it might be. Taking things like average raid dps into consideration so you can tailor make your rotation so you are in the ideal eclipse for when you need to be. Best example I can give for this is the start of Maloriak heroic. Start with burning towards Lunar and just as the vile swills are ready to dps I'm sitting on roughly 80-95 energy and then push it over to solar and boom go the shrooms.

Cocola wrote:and with lunar eclipse my starfall gets a damage bonus so it's not a giant loss.


I don't buy that for one second, since with solar, insect swarm, sunfire and shrooms, typhoon even get the benefit from the eclipse state and its only starfall which doesn't. All this being said, they're quite major problems but they are easily fixed with a bit of fiddling around and as long as you are willing to learn and aren't too rigid then it shouldn't be a problem

As we have struggled somewhat on numbers this raiding tier since our turnover for some unknown reason has been very high, I would say its quite likely we'll give you a shot but you'll have to wait a short while so we can have a talk about it.
Image
"Do you still throw spears at each other?" Prince Philip shocks Aboriginal leader William Brin at the Aboriginal Cultural Park in Queensland, 2002.

User avatar
Arrmoo
Posts: 1589
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 19:23
Location: CN, Romania.
Contact:

Re: Cocola - Tauren Druid - Khadgar

Postby Arrmoo » Thu Jun 16, 2011 15:24

Besides your talk with Tazok so far, I just have to add that yes, that screenshot is required. For several reasons which I will not explain as it does not concern you for the time being. :)
Image rawr!

kloeteklak @ school bus wrote: if you still decide to be an asshole then you're at the wrong address here mate. go check out http://madhouse.servepics.com/ instead.


Recruitment baws.

Cocola
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 17:45

Re: Cocola - Tauren Druid - Khadgar

Postby Cocola » Thu Jun 16, 2011 22:57

Well yes for Maloriak heroic I do it that so on first black phase I do have solar eclipse, however it is harder to anticipate the second black phase and having a solar eclipse at that point. However, for obvious reasons I appreciate your advice as you have progressed further than myself so obviously know what you're talking about.

Image

Here is my UI normally, as you can see it's quite basic but I have become attached to it being that way.

User avatar
Arrmoo
Posts: 1589
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 19:23
Location: CN, Romania.
Contact:

Re: Cocola - Tauren Druid - Khadgar

Postby Arrmoo » Sat Jun 18, 2011 13:16

Accepted for a trial. Get over here and whisper any officer when you're here for an invite.
Image rawr!

kloeteklak @ school bus wrote: if you still decide to be an asshole then you're at the wrong address here mate. go check out http://madhouse.servepics.com/ instead.


Recruitment baws.


Return to “Recruitment”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest