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#7721743 Apr 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Holykai
1. IRL

a. First name:
Mike
b. Nationality:
Dutch
c. What is your age in real life:
33
d. What interests do you have / activities do you like to do outside of WoW:
Kickboxing my kids and girlfriend.
e. Are you offended by mature language or off-color jokes:
No.
f. Do you respect each player regardless of age, race and gender:
Yes.
2. Basic Character Info

a. What is your Character Name / Race / Class / Realm:
Holykai / Night Elf / Druid / Darksorrow.
b. Current gear item lvl:
482
c. Armory link: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/darksorrow/Holykai/advanced
d. Are you the original account owner:
Yes.
e. Is this your main character? If not, do you intend to give this character much play time:
This is my main.

3. Spec & Character

a. List here your class STAT priority (hit/agi/int/spirit etc.):
Spirit,
Haste to 4717 with my current gear.
Mastery,
Critt,
b. Explain the choices for your MAIN SPEC talent tree:
Tier 15 – Displacer Beast, i can get out of stuff and WoW rule nr1 is: don’t stand in stuff.
Tier 30 –Nature’s Swiftness, I can panic heal with it and if I don’t need it for that it is a mana free big heal ones every minute.
Tier 45 – Typhoon, to get away from nasty adds or to interupt a caster.
Tier 60 – Incarnation, its by far the best choice in this tree. Soul of forest could be interesting in some fights but 90% of the time broccoli form is better.
Tier 75 – I switch these 3 to be honest. Disorientating Roar is nice to get out of situations with multiple enemy’s or adds on u but the vortex can help with that to. Mighty bash is a good interrupt and short stun.
Tier 90 – Nature’s vigil, it’s a flat out healing boost so why not.

c. Explain the choices for your OFFSPEC talent tree:
My offspec was my pvp spec now it is a boomy spec to do dailies.
d. What is your current OFFSPEC item level:
482

e. What do you think the strengths and weaknesses of your class are:
Rdruids are designed to raid heal but are able to do some tankhealing as well. Rdruids do not have healing rain that will heal for insane amounts when everybody is stacked but we do have Wild Growth that can help keep up people that are spread out more. Rdruids have Rebirth and with all the HoTs on raid and tank they can be a big help even without awesome shields and stuff like that.. Im not jealous, rly.
f. Please explain any problems with your current gear (missing or incorrect gems/enchants etc.):
I didn’t really raid in pandaria yet so I am a bit behind on pve gear.
g. Do you use consumables in raids, if so state which:
I can make the 300 steamer (spirit) table and food myself.
h. All members are expected to pay for their own repairs and make/buy their own consumables. Is this something you can manage while learning a new instance:
I have enough gold and time so no problem.

4. Professions

a. Profession 1 (reason for choosing):
Alchemy, the stat buff of course and the double flask time.
b. Profession 2 (reason for choosing):
Jewelcrafting, just for the stats. It was my way to make gold in former expansions but not anymore.
c. What level are your secondary professions? (First Aid, Fishing, Cooking):
First aid: 560. Fishing: 575. Cooking: 600.

5. Raiding & Experience

a. Why do you want to raid: I like exploring the new content with a fun group of people working together to progress.

b. Vanilla experience @ 60:
I didn’t raid in vanilla.
c. TBC experience @ 70:
We cleared Kara and did some bosses in Black Temple but nothing to brag about.
d. WOTLK/ICC experience @ 80:
Full Naxx and Ulduar clear with most hardmodes (not zero lights) Tournament normal full clear and 4/5 heroic. ICC full clear on 10man HC and 11/12 25man HC
e. Cataclysm experience @ 85:
First tear everything on normal and 6 hc, Firelands 6/7 HC and DS 8/8 HC.
f. Current MoP experience: MSV full clear on normal HoF 5/6, did not raid since.

g. How do you typically prepare for bosses you haven’t encountered before:
I check video’s on youtube.
h. Can you handle constructive criticism:
Constructive yes but no flaming.
i. What’s your favorite raiding encounter:
Mimiron hardmode!! A good second was Lich King and the worst is Sindragosa, I can still hear that voice…
j. Any current WORLD OF LOGS report can be pasted here (optional):
Im afraid WoL does not keep data that long.
k. Post a link to your current UI (optional): http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/4121/wowscrnshot030912003617.jpg
l. List any addon's you use (optional):
Healbot, Bartender4, Coolline, DBM, GTFO, Mappy, Recount, RSA, Sheepmonitor, Spellflashcore, Tidyplates.

6. Guild History

a. What is your previous guild history, and why did you leave those guilds:
I was in weathered most of my raiding time, the last years as officer and a few months as guild leader but the guildies stopped playing or went hardcore raiding, now it is just a social casual guild with some friends that played for years.
b. What do you expect from joining a guild:
fun, I don’t expect a guild to boost me in pvp or pve or to get me gear I just hope I can be of some help while having fun, I try to help my friends and guildies when ever I can.
c. What do you feel you can bring to Empowered as a member: 1 active and social, maybe a bit rusty healer that loves to play WoW.
d. How did you find our guild: I saw in /2 u where looking for a healer for the 2nd raid group so I checked your website and I liked it.
e. Is there anyone you have played with or who can vouch for you from Empowered: Nope.

7. Raid Schedule:

Empowered raid WENESDAY, SUNDAY and MONDAY @ 19:45 - 23:00

a. Are you punctual and on time every raid:
Yes, I always come online around 1900 and log off way past raid time.
b. Is there anything that would affect your availability:
Normally I do not work late shifts but since I don’t have a normal 9 to 5 job it could get ugly and I could have to stay late, that only happened 1 time on these raid days in the 3 years I do this job. My kids are 7 and 3 they are in bed by then.
(this can include Work/Class schedule, Baby due in 3 months etc.)
c. Is there any days you are unable to attend raids:
Not really but I have 2 kids so hardcore raiding 5 nights a week is not an option for me anymore.
d. If you are unable to attend raids what do you do: I go on wow remote and whisper an officer or core member to tell him or her what is going on and if ill be able to come later.

8. Internet connection & Communication

a. Do you have problems with lag, low ping, or random disconnects:
I have a dutch UPC internet connection that acts up 2 or 3 times a year max.
b. Do you own a working mic:
Yes.
c. How important is communication during raids for you:
Really important. A good raid leader can make or break an raid team.

9. Getting to Know you
(This section is optional & all applicants may choose to answer these questions to help the selection process)

a. Who is your Favorite Super Hero or Villain:
Villain.
b. Favorite Movie Quote, Go!:
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee. (Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction)
c. Ninjas or Pirates:
Pirates, they talk funny.
d. Jedi or Sith:
Sith, it’s the death star…
e. What is your greatest WoW achievement:
Undying, I am still amazed we got that when naxx was still progress.
f. List 3 words that best describe you:
Solid, Crazy, Cop.
g. If you were an animal what would you be:
a lion, I like to move in a pack and won’t take shit.
h. Any further comments:
/played: 00:01:06] Total time played: 332 days, 20 hours, 46 minutes, 18 seconds
[00:01:06] Time played this level: 31 days, 7 hours, 56 minutes, 48 seconds.
As u can see on my time played on this character I like to play this rdruid a lot but..
As mentioned I have 2 kids and a girlfriend to take care of so hardcore raiding is out of the question for me. The days and hours u guys raid are no problem though.
Hope to hear from u soon and thank u for reading this apply.
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#7722694 Apr 24, 2013 at 03:35 AM · Edited 4 years ago
Guild Leader
74 Posts
Hi Mike!

Firstly, I want to say thanks for taking the time to apply, your the first ever Resto Druid besides me to ever apply for the guild! So it's nice to see! Overall your application is fully detailed and looks really good.

I do have a few concerns however regarding your stat's on your gear. From your armory link I see that your current HASTE is sitting at 4717 (11.10%) which is waaaaaaay too high, specially for your itemlvl.

I would recommend reforging out of haste and bringing that down to 3043. The reason for this is that in almost every raid your in there will always be a 5% spell haste buff, this allows us Resto Druid's to reach that all important "ticking cap" of 12.52%.

All that extra haste should be reforged into Mastery if you find your comfortable with your mana regen. Ideally you want your Mastery to be sitting around 18%+ so that your ticks are STRONG.

Secondly, I know you stated your gear is underpar at the moment as you are just starting to gear up in MoP, but I would strongly recommend that you save your valor points and upgrade your second trinket from Eye of Blazing Power to the Soothing Talisman of the Shado-Pan Assault. This will help you massively.

In the meantime I'll discuss your application with the team and we'll get back to you ASAP ^^ sit tight!
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#7724547 Apr 24, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Holykai
Thanks for your reply,

I am going to reforge as soon as i come home and test it in lfr.
I was wondering if i should go for the highest cap since i am having mana problems in some fights but in cataclysm the haste cap was prio over almost everything.

Thanks for the tip, much appreciated!!
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#7731156 Apr 25, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Guild Leader
74 Posts
Hi again Mike!

After talking it over we agreed that your gear needs some improving, but we would be happy to offer you a spot with us in the guild as a social in the hopes your gear improves and you can then trial for raids in the near future. Drop me a whisper ingame when you can! :)
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