Kern Lasocki but everyone just calls me "Socks"
Country of residence:
Link to the battle.net page of your main character: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/kazzak/S%C3%B2cks/simple
Link to the wowprogress.com page of your main https://www.wowprogress.com/character/eu/kazzak/S%C3%B2cks
Link to the warcraftlogs.com page of your main character: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/character/18940847/latest#metric=hps
Character, main and off specs:
Resto Main with Both capable Ele and Enhance Offspec
What is your main spec and why?
Resto because I enjoy the pressure of keeping people alive and the playstyle Shaman.
Which talents do you use and which changes (if any) do you make for each specific encounter of the most current raid?
Totally depends on the comp of healers and what the raid requires (For example Rez totem) however my primary Raid spec is:
Tier 1 - Torrent
Tier 2 - Graceful Spirit changing to Gust of wind for Krosus.
Tier 3 - Lightning Surge Totem
Tier 4 - Ancestral Guidance
Tier 5 - Earthen Shield Totem switching with Ancestral Protection Totem
Tier 6 - Cloud Burst Totem switching sometimes with Echo of Elements
Tier 7 - High Tide
To what extent do you play each of your off specs?
(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've used Enhancement a few times during farm raids however for progress raids I've always been used for Healing.
I rarely use my off specs in the raid simply because Resto shamans are a key member of the raid comp. However, I have used Enhance during some farm raids but only on Heroic level. I'm up to date with AK, practice and interface with every off spec by regularly changing to each spec when doing low-level raids/World questing.
As for Legendaries, I have generics for Elemental and the Belt Legendary for Enhancement spec. Mainly due to the Artifact Power race that's on just now my Main spec has priority for all my AP.
Do you have any significant alts?
Did you ever change classes and do you consider doing so again in the future?
I re-rolled to Shaman for Legion as I'd never played a shaman before since playing from Launch. I don't see myself re-rolling at this time soon simply because I'm enjoying the shaman. However, when I join a guild I fully commit so if a reroll were needed it can always be taking into consideration.
Equipment and interface:
What are the specifications of your computer?
8 GB RAM
Geforce GTX 1060
Do you have headphones and a microphone?
Yes on both accounts
What is your latency on Kazzak-EU?
Consistently around 15-20 ping
Which addons do you use?
Exorsus Raid Tools
Talent Set Manager
Weak Auras 2
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)? Keybindings for everything
Do you use any macros? (e.g. mouseover macros)
Yup, mainly use Mouseover macros for everything.
Raiding experience and guild history:
What guilds were you in before, why did you join them and why did you leave them?
My main raiding guild of Legion has been Bliss, however, previous to those guys I haven't been in a committed Raiding guild. I'm leaving them because I'd like to see successful progression in raids with a consistent roster. Being on Kazzak it's very difficult to recruit if you're the middle tier guilds simply because there are so many other guilds on the same level. Therefore we struggled to get consistent raids with a consistent group.
Please list all the bosses you have killed when their raid tier was still the cutting edge:
(see optional template below)
Due to my only real commitment to raiding starting in Legion, the only boss I've killed with Cutting Edge is Xavius.
What sources and/or methods do you use to keep your class knowledge up to date?
Being online when it's expected or using my Mobile Phone APP to keep myself up to date.
How do you prepare for a new boss fight?
I Study by looking up logs for the most consistent talents chosen for boss kill, Videos for tactics, ask experienced players I know that have cleared further content as Resto Shamans possible added extras they can help me out with.
Why you are applying:
I'm looking for a guild that has evidence of successful progression that I can fit in well with their schedule. Although, it's not solely down to just kills and loot. I enjoy progressing through hard content no matter if it's 1 wipe to 1000. It's the teamwork and effort that's put into a boss and the feeling of killing that boss that drives me through raids. However, being stuck in a guild that can't get a stable roster and misses raids almost every week I don't get the experience.
What are your goals in this game?
To progress my character whilst experiencing the game with a good group of people and enjoying it every step of the way. Having a laugh at the same time as being able to focus is key.
What are the reasons why you specifically want to join Rock Paper Scissors?
Your guild schedule and attitude is exactly what I'm looking for. I love the hard progression and commitment to raiding however with a wife and 2 kids, pushing to 3/4 raiding nights a week it's just too much.
More about you:
Do you have any days or times you're unable to raid?:
I don't have any evenings I'm unable to raid.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as a person?
I'm from Aberdeen, Scotland. However, I live in Glasgow, Scotland with my Wife and two Daughters. I've played WoW since launch on and off due to life commitments until now.
What is your proudest moment/achievement in WoW?
Getting the "The Ancient Keeper" achievement for my Hunter or Killing Nefarian for the first time in BWL.
What is your /played?
On Sòcks (Resto Shaman) it is 49 days, 17 hours, 47 minutes.
Anything else you would like to add or explain?
If you have any further questions just add us on BNET - Socks#21823.