Information about yourself - Let us get to know you!
Well, my name is Joseph, I am currently in college, and play WoW in my spare time, which I have an awful lot of, as well as sailing and windsurfing. I started playing back in ToS, and jumped into Mythic raiding as soon as I could, and enjoy many aspects of guild life and the game in general. I have an awful sense of humour, and enough common sense to know when it's appropriate, and a love for spreadsheets in all shapes and sizes
Sorry if it's vague, I never really know what to put in this box
Stats - Please explain your stats priority and explain why you are using these
Currently, I main a shadow priest, and my basic stat priority there is Haste = Crit > Mastery > Vers
Haste and crit are usually awfully close to one another, and shift often depending on my azerite traits, and my talent build, but they both greatly outweigh mastery and vers, so maximising the two of them generally works in my favour. However, in terms of minmaxing, I will generally hold onto crit/haste pieces in general so that I can squeeze the maximum potential by varying the numbers, such as to trigger a specific one on the uldir array on a fight
Talents - Please explain your talent choices for different type of fights. And why you choose these talents.
The talents for shadow have recently altered slightly in 8.1, with the main priority for me being as follows
T1: SWV is the main option, as although fortress beats in in raw numbers in a patchwork fight, movement quickly switches the order
T2: Body and Soul is the main choice here, as movement is juicy, but I have often played with Sanlayn, just to bolster the healers a bit. The new dispersion trait is also looking nice on heavy hitting fights
T3: Twist of fate for single target, Dark void for most AoE fights, misery can be useful. Honestly, these three can be so close depending on add health and frequency, so I often refer to WCL
T4: Auspicious spirits seems to be the primary choice here, with shadow word death close behind on frequent, high health add fights, such as Taloc or Vectis. Shadow Crash is good in pure AoE, not so great in most fights though
T5: Lingering insanity seems to be the go to, but it depends I believe on the T6 trait, as mindbender is close, and is better on DA builds
T6: Currently LoTV, as it sims considerably higher, but would play DA if it simmed well, which apparently, in some cases it does
Resources - Please tell us sources you follow to keep up to date with your class
Warcraftpriests has a huge bank of resources, gear lists, sims and theorycrafters, as well as a huge playerbase to call on for information
Warcraftlogs is good to see what is showing up frequently on specific fights
Wowanalyser is good to see how my personal performance compares to others, and how i may be screwing my rotation up
Your raiding history
Guild history and reason for leaving them
Lost Cause to 3/9M ToS
Lost Cause to 6/11 AbT (Disbanded)
Feint to 10/11 AbT (Failed Trial)
No Consensus to 11/11 AbT (Left to rejoin a reforming Lost Cause as raidlead)
Lost Cause to 4/8 Uldir (Disbanded due to recruitment issues)
Paradign to 7/8 Uldir (Disbanded)
Expectations - What do you expect from us and what can we expect from you!
Consistency is the big thing on both fronts, I expect a guild that will raid consistently, even if I am benched, and will have a good attitude to progress. In return, I can provide consistency in attendance and effort, a good knowledge of my class, and the commitment to farm to progress, and a good eye for analysing logs. I also have spreadsheets. Many. Spreadsheets. You need it, I probably have it... I'm sad like that.
Freetext - Anything else you wish to add? Your last chance to impress us!
All in all, I hope you consider my application, as raiding at a high tier is what I strive for in this game, and this guild certainly plays at a level I would be happy with.