Country of residence: England
Link to the battle.net page of your main character: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/character/ravencrest/flyxx
Link to the wowprogress.com page of your main character: https://www.wowprogress.com/character/eu/ravencrest/Flyxx
Link to the warcraftlogs.com page of your main character: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/character/17474046/13/
Unfortunately I have been on holiday for the past 2 weeks (came back last Friday 22nd) so I don't have any/many 7.3 logs for Havoc as I had to raid as vengeance due to a missing tank. However I am very happy with my vengeance logs and I do have logs for both havoc and vengeance in 7.2.5, although to be honest I am not really impressed with my own havoc logs and would've liked to improve on our first couple of kills, however I had to tank. There are also logs from mythic nighthold as well if you want to check and if necessary I have no issue getting up to date heroic logs in ToS if you'd like to see them.
Character, main and offspecs:
What is your main spec and why? Havoc is my main spec as I always prefer to deal damage, however I can play tank at a similar level and enjoy pushing the DPS while tanking (and not dying) as you can see from the logs.
Which talents do you use and which changes (if any) do you make for each specific encounter of the most current raid? There is pretty much only 1 DH spec right now, so Felblade/Demonblades/First Blood/Netherwalk/Nemesis/Master of the Glaive/Chaos Blades.
This tier I haven't made any changes to my spec for specific bosses as generally they have been a single target boss hidden in disguise. AoE'ing on mistress might make you look higher on the meters, but the relevant damage is all single target and padding as a DH would only reduce the damage of rogues and warlocks who actually gain ST DPS from their cleave. My aim is always to kill the boss as fast and clean as possible, not pad on adds to get rank 1 logs. In my experience the faster you kill a boss the higher logs you get anyway.
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)
I am more than happy and capable of playing vengeance in raids at a mythic level. In m+ I also play vengeance due to a general lack of tanks and had 2350~ score last patch before the reset on wowprogress.
Do you have any significant alts? I have a druid that I play infrequently, however I have used it for some progress if needed (6 healing sisters of moon for first kill f.ex) https://www.wowprogress.com/character/eu/ravencrest/swyx
Did you ever change classes and do you consider doing so again in the future?
I have only ever changed classes at the beginning of an expansion. I played a hunter in TBC, DK in Wotlk/cata/mop, feral druid in WoD and then DH in Legion. Once I've committed to a character it's for the entire expansion.
Equipment and interface:
What are the specifications of your computer?
GeForce GTX 970
Do you have headphones and a microphone?
Yes and willing to use both
What is your latency on Kazzak-EU?
On any EU realm it is around 20 ms.
Which addons do you use?
DBM, Recount, Weakauras, Bartender, Grid, Advanced Interface Options, GottaGoFast (m+ addon), Simcraft, Angry Assignments and Exorsus Raid Tools/
Can you link a video of one of your bosskills (with your PoV)? If not, please upload a screenshot of your UI. https://imgur.com/a/AsGZi
Do you click abilities or do you use keybindings (or a combination of both)?
Keybindings on everything except things like professions. Anything not keybound is generally a gearset macro or is just on my actionbars for extra cooldown tracking in addition to the weakauras.
Do you use any macros? (e.g. mouseover macros)
I have focus interupt and imprison and the usual macro's for popping nemesis/chaos blades together.
Raiding experience and guild history:
What guilds were you in before, why did you join them and why did you leave them?
WRATH in TBC, left to join Infamous during WotLK. Stayed with Infamous until I quit in Cataclysm. Joined Scrubbusters very briefly at the start of MoP but they were far too hardcore, so swapped to another guild (cannot remember the name) until it disbanded. In WoD I joined I Stab Your Face, which was a a guild of old friends from Infamous and then later Reaction when I Stab disbanded. Reaction stopped mid-BRF and started up again in Legion, which is where I am now.
Please list all the bosses you have killed when their raid tier was still the cutting edge:
So far every boss in Legion has been killed with the cutting edge achievement. Currently progressing on Maiden with my guild.
Previous expansions I have cleared everything up to M'uru (0.5% wipe pre-nerf) in TBC while the content was relevant. In WotLK everything was cleared while current content with LK Heroic 25 man going down at world 66 (https://www.wowprogress.com/guild/eu/outland/Infamous/rating.tier10_25). In cataclysm I quit after killing Ragnaros heroic world 253 to concentrate on university. I came back briefly in MoP, clearing Mogu'shan Vaults and Heart of Fear within Cutting Edge achievement level before my guild disbanded. WoD was very casual for me as I didn't want to join a hardcore raiding guild again and so just played with friends until they stopped playing mid BRF. Then in Legion I created a DH and have cleared all of the current content (bar maiden, avatar and KJ).
What sources and/or methods do you use to keep your class knowledge up to date?
The DH class discord is the best source of information that is up to date. Other than checking the discord daily I always look at warcraftlogs to see what is actually working in practice rather than in theory.
How do you prepare for a new bossfight?
Along with watching a video guide I watch as many kill videos as necessary to get a good idea of the fight and timings that come up, preferably a video with a melee PoV so I know what to expect. If there is a specific weakaura (mistress and maiden soaking f.ex) I'll have it. Then assuming there are logs available I'll check warcraftlogs to check what other DH's are using in terms of spec and legendaries and also check through their usage of cooldowns, if they are saving CD's for certain phases, when to expect hero to line up etc. so that I can optimise my DPS from the start.
Why you are applying:
What are your goals in this game?
To clear all content before cutting edge would be a basic goal, however I'd like to aim for clearing all content pre-major nerfs (like mistress 5% hp nerf) or buffs such as the crucible. All of this while also not raiding more than 2 days a week, which I know is unlikely, but it is a goal that could be achieved.
What are the reasons why you specifically want to join Rock Paper Scissors?
My current guild has decided to step up from raiding Sunday with Wednesday as an Optional raid to making Wednesday a mandatory raid. I have other commitments on Wednesday already and so missing out on progress and first kills is not something I look forward to, so I am trying to find a 1/2 day a week guild that doesn't raid Wednesday.
More about you:
Do you have any days or times you're unable to raid?: As above, Wednesday evening.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as a person? I have a maths degree and enjoy playing all sorts of games. I am very competitive and enjoy being good at whatever game I am playing.
What is your proudest moment/achievement in WoW? It would have to be realm first Lich King Heroic 25. The effort that we put in as a guild to kill the boss that quickly was amazing and I have never played with such a skilled group of raiders ever before or since then, with everyone capable of achieving rank 1 logs. I also am quite proud of the logs I have managed to achieve throughout the expansions and have kept a couple of links, mainly as it gives a bit of an idea that I have been able to DPS at a very high level throughout all of the expansions I've played whenever I do apply to a guild:
My name is Flyxx
Then one from firelands.
What is your /played?
82 days on my demonhunter. Far too many years (literally) over my previous mains and alts.
Anything else you would like to add or explain?
I hope I have made a good impression, but if you want to chat at all on discord or in-game you can add me Flyx#2825. There is a lot to include from playing WoW for so long that I've tried to get the important parts in and cut out the less important.