(Nick)Name: Marux (Tjaša)
Country of residence: Slovenia
Link to the battle.net page of your main character: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/kazzak/Marux/simple
Link to the wowprogress.com page of your main character: https://www.wowprogress.com/character/eu/kazzak/Marux
Link to the warcraftlogs.com page of your main character: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/character/76475/latest/#metric=hps
Character, main and offspecs: Marux, MS Restoration druid and guardian OS
What is your main spec and why? Ive played my druid for the past few years, and switched between healing and tanking, depending on what my guild needed me to play. In cataclysm there was a time where i was the main tank, but switched to healing because we got a new application. From legion on ive been focusing on healing but still keeping up the tanking spec just in case. Why healing? Well somebody has to keep people alive.
Which talents do you use and which changes (if any) do you make for each specific encounter of the most current raid?
Aight so the talents:
1. Cenarion Ward is basically used off CD, its just a really good talent, ive tried using Abundance at one point, but it didnt really click with me. Prosperity might be good combined with the legendary wrists, might give it a test when they drop.
2. Displacer Beast im pretty sure there isnt a better way to describe this as a life saver in a lot of situations. So yes, thank you blizz for giving us blink. Comes in handy a lot of time on Elisande for the orb soaking.
3. Guardian affinity now this one is just depending on the fight and situation. Ive used balance affinity as a tank in the mage tower challenge obviously, as a healer I used it on Tichondrius. M+ i usually go with feral affinity so i can do as much dps as possible to help. And guardian affinity on most of the raid bosses on mythic. But ye, it depends on the damage i take and on the fight.
4. Mighty bash vs Typhoon, this is yet another one i switch between all the time, ive used typhoon in both healing and tanking mage tower challenges because op interrupt, and thank you ursols vortex for making the healing challenge easier. But depending on which M+ im running im switching between these two, i find it easier to help with Mighty bash, stunning mobs etc. In the raids i switched to typhoon if it was needed.
5. Cultivation is really good, since theres isnt really a fight where you dont fall below 60%, especially between progress, so its good additional healing. Ive used incarnation in some M+ with shitty healing affixes, but just for fun.
6. Germination vs Spring blossom, I dont think i have to explain this one in perticular. Who doesnt like more hots? But yes, depending on the fight, if i know that a lot of people will be close together Spring blossom is still pretty op. I dont think ive used Inner peace yet, the other two are just a bit too strong for my opinion.
7. Flourish. When i started to play in legion, i went ahead and choose Moment of clarity, i found out really fast that flourish was the talent to go. With the legendary shoulders, its a rejuv party. Stonebark is great for pvp.
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 love playing my guardian druid, ive tanked in the past. In legion i tanked (still tanking) a lot of M+, because i like to have control over things and its just easier. I try being up to date as much as possible with my offspec, it hasnt caused me any problems for now, i only have 39 traits, but mainly because im focusing on getting my healing AP to the max. But im still able to tank high M+ with no major problems, I was lucky enough that my first legendary was the Ekowraith, and i have Prydaz aswell (guardian boots also) so my leggys for my offspec are pretty decent. And yes I enjoy my guardian, and would be willing to make it my main spec and farm AP till theres no ap to farm anymore.
Do you have any significant alts?
At the moment im gearing up my shaman, which i played as offspec in the previous expansions but always as resto. Right now im going for elemental and ill be working on my resto spec aswell. I also have a brewmaster monk, but kind off undergeared at the moment.
Did you ever change classes and do you consider doing so again in the future? From the start of my progression raiding ive always played my druid. I dont think ill ever change my main, not that it would be a problem, i just enjoy playing my druid.
Equipment and interface:
What are the specifications of your computer?
Gigabyte z170 gaming k3, intel core i5 6400, 8gb ram(another set is on the way) Geforce 1050ti 4gb, radeon ssd 250gb, 1tb wd disk.
Do you have headphones and a microphone? Yes I do.
What is your latency on Kazzak-EU?
It doesnt go above 50/50. Except if theres world lag for a lot of people, which i cant prevent.
Which addons do you use?
Im currently using; Angry Assignments, Auctionator, Bartender4, Exorsus raid tools, GottaGoFast, MoveAnything, RCLootCouncil, Skada, WeakAuras and DeadlyBossMods.
Can you link a video of one of your bosskills (with your PoV)? If not, please upload a screenshot of your UI. http://imgur.com/a/gHTrl
I kinda like changing my UI up a bit here and there, mostly for my own reasons, but the main thing that stays the same are the raid profiles and dbm timers.
Do you click abilities or do you use keybindings (or a combination of both)?
The only thing i click and ill probably bind at some point are prepots. And for the confusion of my keybinds from my UI photo, the 0 and 9 for ironbark and cenarionward are mousebuttons, but for some reason it shows them as numbers on the keyboard, also the 7,8 are mousebuttons.
Do you use any macros? (e.g. mouseover macros)
Macros made my life easier. In cataclysm a friend introduced me to mouseover macros for healing. Amazing time. Havent stopped using them since then. The only spells i dont use for mouseover are Effloresence, and Cenarion Ward (mousebutton).
Raiding experience and guild history:
What guilds were you in before, why did you join them and why did you leave them?
Ok so ill try to keep this as short as possible. Ive been in a couple of social guilds, just cause i joined with my friends. But if i go to the start of my raiding time it goes back to Purple rain (on Sunstrider at that time). I remember raiding Blackwing Descent, The bastion of twilight and TofW with them, but i wasnt really focused on progression back then, we did kill a lot of bosses tho. Honestly i dont remember why i left but i think back then we lacked people, because we were Slovenian only. I heard about another slovenian guild on kazzak (Mostni pobi) and i transfered and joined. We still cleared blackwing descent, bastion and tofw every week, and with the release of Firelands we made a good 10man group and did some progression. At that time another Slovenian 10man guild on kazzak was starting to compete with us. After some point of people going back and forth in these two guilds, we decided to do a 25man group and join our two guilds. This is the time i joined Ikona. We cleared Firelands, and the good progress began in Dragon soul. I still remember the hype when we killed Madness of deathwing prenerf, its just an amazing feeling. When MoP was released we were ready to progress and try being as good as possible, since we actually had a decent raiding group. Then our tank left us in the middle of HoF progress and you can imagine how that went. Not to talk too long, we tried to go on but it didnt work. So we decided to stop raiding for a while and in that time me and two friend decided to apply to a 25man guild. We applied to Fang, i stayed in fang for a while the other two joined Last resort, after a while i joined them aswell. Cleared ToT and SoO with LR. Good times. After that i sadly stopped playing, i started off in WoD in a friends guild Somewhat normal, but i had to stop because of some personal reasons. I came back to wow last year, and im loving Legion so far and i want to progress again like i did. I joined Ikona again, they already had some progress on mythic so we were 6/10 in NH. But yet again the same story, since we were a slovenian guild, we were lacking people, we only had 2 raids per week anyway, and even so we lacked people to progress. So ye, i tried keeping the story short, didnt really succeed.
Please list all the bosses you have killed when their raid tier was still the cutting edge:
Cataclysm: Firelands (not ragnaros), Dragon soul
Mists of Pandaria: Cleared Mogushan vaults, HoF and Terrace of endless spring, ToT 13/13HC. SoO 14/14 HC
WoD: I only remember progressing and killing Kargath Bladefist on mythic.
Legion: Cleared normal and hc Emerald nightmare, also cleared ToV, I joined the mythic progress for NH, 6/10.
What sources and/or methods do you use to keep your class knowledge up to date? I’m always up-to date on mmo-champion, wowhead, icyveins. If i dont find anything in particular google is always a friend.
How do you prepare for a new bossfight? Watching videos in every perspective, so from the tank, dps and healing view, to see how the bossfight looks from each site. Mmo champion, if they post any news about changes or whatsoever.
Why you are applying:
What are your goals in this game? Through the years of playing warcraft I didnt think I would enjoy raiding so much, I was even sure that I wouldnt do progress raiding in Legion. But yeah.. i was wrong, i forgot how amazing it was to be so close to a kill, and then finally getting it. I regret skipping almost 1 whole expansion. So my goals are simple, id like to do as much progress as possible and give my best as the character i play.
What are the reasons why you specifically want to join Rock Paper Scissors? Ive known the guild for a very long time, since I was always checking wow progress back in Mop. And I like that you have such good progress depending on the 2 raids you have.
More about you:
Do you have any days or times you're unable to raid?:
Im applying since the raid days are really good for me. So, no.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as a person?
I feel like this is already going to be a long application, so here ill try keeping it simple. Im a happy person in general. I work in a computer/gaming shop. I enjoy playing warcraft with my friends and have a good time. I like to be serious between progress raids because thats the time where you have to accomplish something and show your best performance. I can have enough fun in M+ with fun healing affixes :).
What is your proudest moment/achievement in WoW? I thought about this for a long time actually, but i think finishing the proving grounds back in MoP, and going endless waves was something that made my heart race.
What is your /played? Total time played on my druid : 268 days, 20 hours. Level 110: 30days.
Anything else you would like to add or explain?
I hope that me skipping Dreanor raiding wont ruin my chances of being accepted as a trial. I like to put in max efforts when it comes to progression. And id like to find a guild where i can stay long term.
And about my wowlogs, I know they arent really good but I havent really focused so much on logging myself, even tho i maybe shouldve.
Thanks for reading my app!