Country of residence: United Kingdom
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Character, main and offspecs:
What is your main spec and why?
Havoc - At the start of the legion pre-patch, I decided to try out the new Demon Hunter class, while playing this class I had taken a liking to how it played. Upon further playing and learning how my class plays this liking had been reinforced as I liked how fast they move and how powerful their burst window is and this is what made me decide to take playing a Demon Hunter further into eventually mythic raiding which made me learn some of the finer points of my class such as how useful Darkness can be for helping healers alleviate AoE damage such as Incorpreal Shot from Sisters and Netherwalk for soaking abilities such as Hydra Shot, Rain of Brimstone and Armageddon.
Which talents do you use and which changes (if any) do you make for each specific encounter of the most current raid?
As a Demon Hunter, there isn't really much opportunity to change, in general the talents are
- Felblade - This allows me a generally reliable source of fury when Demon Blades isnt generating enough
- Demon Blades - This is the most important talent which generates fury passively as I auto attack the boss
- First Blood - This ties into T20 set piece and enforces the bonuses it provides by powering up the ability T20 buffs, Blade Dance
- Netherwalk (may be swapped to Soul Rending if no soaking is required) - This is an invaluable ability in the current tier, ToS has many soak mechanics and having an immunity allows me to deal with those with ease
- Nemisis - One of my important burst abilities which allows me to focus a high priority target, additionally if an add appears which is the same type of enemy as the boss, this talent is even more powerful as it lets me deal extra damage to all of the same enemy type of the enemy defeated (Desolate host adds in spirit realm and the boss are all undead)
- Master of the Glaive (may be replaced with Unleashed power for more stuns) - This talent is more filler, it allows my filler ability to be used twice instead of once
- Chaos Blades - Another significant burst ability which increases my damage by a flat 30%
To what extent do you play each of your offspecs?
(i.e. Do you use them in raids / are you up to date with knowledge, practice and interface / do you have any artifact power and legendaries / do you enjoy them / would you be willing to make them your main spec if beneficial for the guild)
During Emerald Nightmare I was playing Vengeance because at the time my guild was lacking a tank, after a main tank was found I swapped back to Havoc, I do keep up with the meta for Vengeance and know what talents to pick and what gear should be used, I often use Vengeance to clear normal/heroic to keep track of the tanking mechanics so I know them if I ever need to swap to Vengeance for guild progression.
Do you have any significant alts?
Fresaire - Arms Warrior - 929 Bag, 4 Set
Did you ever change classes and do you consider doing so again in the future?
I previously mained a mage for a large period of time in WoD but swapped to playing a Demon Hunter and I will probably not swap classes in this expansion as I find the legendary system to hinder my ability to swap, but potentially for new expansions
Equipment and interface
What are the specifications of your computer?
Processor: AMD FX 8350 8 core 4.0GHz
Memory: 16GB Ram
VGA: ASUS GTX 1050 TI 4GB
Do you have headphones and a microphone?
At the moment I have a Corsair headset which allows me to communicate and hear during raids
What is your latency on Kazzak-EU?
Which addons do you use?
- Details - For progress I have this on the deaths panel to analyse failures within the pull that the RL might have missed
- Mik's Scrolling Battle Text - This is so I can have vital information of Damage output and Healing input and Power generation centralized on my screen
- SimulationCraft - For simulating my character so I can improve
- WeakAuras 2 - Used to highlight information that I would require such as cooldowns or core mechanics
- ElvUI - Used to centralize core information in a raid situation while pushing away unescessary details such as action bars
- DBM - Used for pull timers and for raid notifications
Can you link a video of one of your bosskills (with your PoV)? If not, please upload a screenshot of your UI.
Do you click abilities or do you use keybindings (or a combination of both)?
All of the abilities I use in combat are keybound as to improve efficency over clicking them especially with such a high speed class as a Demon Hunter
I do have other macros bound to my action bar which I click such as repair bots and mailboxes
Do you use any macros? (e.g. mouseover macros)
As stated before, I do have macros
Nemesis + Chaos blades
/cast Chaos Blades
(/cast Potion of the Old War) - 2 macros, one with one without
/cast [@cursor] Metamorphosis
/y Darkness cast! Get in!
/s Eriscloud Soaking Now!
I do have utility macros as well such as a macro for Jeeves and for Reaves
Raiding experience and guild history
What guilds were you in before, why did you join them and why did you leave them?
As I used to be alliance most of my guild history doesn't exist anymore, I chose to switch to the horde during Nighthold
Insomnia - My first Horde mythic raiding guild, this was the guild that I chose to leave of my own volition due to many issues including leadership, roster issues, consistency issues and personal issues with the guild leader themselves, during my time in Insomnia I achieved 4/9 M in Nighthold
Dusk till Dawn - A guild that was created from the remenants of Insomnias better members, this guild was formed about 4-5 weeks before ToS was set to be released and in that time we downed Tichondrius for 5/9 M, following this guild to ToS we cleared all of Normal, Heroic and 5 Mythic bosses before disbanding due to the leader being way too fustrated with members not showing up, members being arrogant alongside other issues
Please list all the bosses you have killed when their raid tier was still the cutting edge
Before legion released, I did not raid at all, but when legion came out I set out to reach as far as I could, this started with me only clearing Heroic of Emerald Nightmare and Trial of Valor, come Nighthold I pushed myself further and entered a Mythic guild and have been pushing myself to be better at every boss encounter
N: 7/7 HC: 7/7 M: 0/7
Trial of Valor
N: 3/3 HC: 3/3 M: 0/3
N: 10/10 HC: 10/10 M: 5/10 (Tichondrius + Krosus)
Tomb of Sargeras
N: 9/9 HC: 9/9 M: 5/9
What sources and/or methods do you use to keep your class knowledge up to date?
Most of the time I keep my class knowledge up to date by conversing with the other Demon Hunters in my guild but if that isn't possible I can easily look to the Demon Hunter discord for assistance or I will research on my own by testing the new changes out either on PTR or Live
How do you prepare for a new bossfight?
Dungeon Journal is a useful tool in tandem with the Fatboss videos because I can read alongside the abilities he is explaining to better understand what he is explaining
Why you are applying
What are your goals in this game?
To clear as much of the current raid tier as is possible and to excel whilst doing so
What are the reasons why you specifically want to join Rock Paper Scissors?
Convenient raid time
Potential to improve myself as a player
The ability to play with players who are the same or better than me
More about you:
Do you have any days or times you're unable to raid?
There are no days in which I am unable to raid unless something dire happens in which an officer or the RL would be notified at least 12 hours in advance
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as a person?
At first I can seem rather reserved but that is just how I am when thrust into a new group of 20+ people who I don't know but apart from that I'm an easygoing person who takes life as it happens and will happily joke about anything but can also become serious whenever the time requires it such as progression, currently I am a student studying IT and enjoy playing games so much that my free time is usually devoted to playing games. I have also often been told by other guild members that I am a lot more mature than my age would suggest because I will try to mediate a confrontation and never take sides.
What is your proudest moment/achievement in WoW?
The fact that I have excelled from being a casual player to being a top Demon Hunter within an expansion
What is your /played?
Demon Hunter - 58 Days
Warrior - 8 Days
Anything else you would like to add or explain?
I may not be as experienced a raider as others, but I have the capacity to learn from my mistakes and to always show room to improve from them, I am also a dedicated player that knows how to play their class to the utmost using every utility I have to help out in the raid and to sacrifice anything to further the progress of the guild.
Thank you for considering my application and for your time
Eriscloud - Kazzak