Information about yourself - Let us get to know you!
I'm an unemployed (no surprise there) scholar of humanities and social sciences who happens to be obsessed with MMOs, but primarily focused on WoW because other games of the genre are either underwhelming or have gone under the radar. I've been a gamer all my life and was mostly playing RPGs and first person shooters before encountering MMOs. Besides WoW, I also played Age of Conan, SWTOR, TESO, and other failures.
Stats - Please explain your stats priority and explain why you are using these
As Holy Priest, I have two sets of stats I need to focus on, whether I raid or clear mythic+. Primary stat is always Intellect, of course, but secondary stat for raiding is Mastery due to insanely good HoT from our direct heals. After Mastery, I should focus on Crit to not only double the heals, but also double the effectiveness of HoTs from Mastery. Haste is good for Renew, but the latter spell does not perform well in a raiding environment, so all in all, Haste should not be a focus when it comes to raiding stats. For raiding: Int - Mastery - Crit - Haste - Versatility.
For mythic+: Int - Haste - Crit- Versatility - Mastery
Talents - Please explain your talent choices for different type of fights. And why you choose these talents.
For raiding, I mostly take Enlightenment for excellent mana regen, Angelic Feather for speed boosts, Cosmic Ripple for automatic AoE burst healing, Shining Force for knockbacks, with 8.1 Circle of Healing replaces Binding Heal. Furthermore, I usually take Halo, and sometimes Benediction (if adds need to be constantly controlled and not break out of CC due to damage of Halo). For the last tier, I only take Apotheosis for mythic+, and Holy Word: Salvation for raiding - the ultimate of ultimates.
Resources - Please tell us sources you follow to keep up to date with your class
I started raiding in late TBC as a Hunter and played that class throughout WotLK - normal and heroic - until the end of Firelands; I quit back then due to SWTOR. I came back briefly during MoP as a healer, and then raided at the beginning of WoD and at the very end, where I cleared some mythic bosses in Hellfire Citadel. Either due to real life or other MMOs, I have sporadic experience in raiding since the end of Cataclysm. I skipped the entire Legion expansion, only played a few weeks before resuming my misfortunes in FFXIV.
Fast forward to BfA - I started fresh as a Holy Priest on Tarren Mill. I cleared G'huun HC the first week of its release, earned the Cutting Edge FoS in November, and recently earned the seasonal +15 FoS for mythic dungeons.
Guild history and reason for leaving them
My first guild on Tarren Mill in this expansion quickly fell apart after clearing Uldir HC. We were stuck on Zek'Voz for too long and people simply stopped giving a damn, so I had to move to greener pastures.
The next guild When Fat Kids Attack was a pleasant experience, but after the G'huun mythic kill guild leadership had other plans when it came to "restructuring". Even during progress, they took too many dpsers and healers, all of a sudden there were three healing priests in the raid, it became ridiculous and since the officer is a priest himself, he didn't see the need to have more than one for the next tier. Furthermore, other officer wanted to re-roll a holy priest. Needless to say, I have no place in the guild anymore, so I'm looking for a new raiding home.
Expectations - What do you expect from us and what can we expect from you!
I expect consistent progress, patience, a good mixture between seriousness and lightheartedness, and overall a fun raiding environment.
Freetext - Anything else you wish to add? Your last chance to impress us!
My logs aren't spectacular, but I'm passionate and eager to continue through the Siege of Dazar'alor and beyond. I'm punctual, disciplined, and following tactics to the letter is my primary concern.