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#7573273 Mar 24, 2013 at 04:27 PM
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• 1. IRL Info
First name: David Lind
Nationality: Swedish
Age: 22
About me:

I'am student from sweden. Currently studying to become a land surveyor.
In my spare time I usually hang out with my friends both online and outside in the real world.

Me as a person is very social and I like to have fun. I'am joking alot and always trying to stay positive.



2. Character Info
a Name: Shocklad
b Class: Elemental
c Race: Pandaren
d Armory link: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/darksorrow/Shocklad/simple

3. Specs
Main specc: (explain why you have specced like you have in this talent tree)
Elemental :
1-2-3-3-2-3

Natures Guardian - Life saving ability sometimes.

Earthgrab Totem - Usefull in crowded fights to hold them in place. And for encounter where you need to kite.

Totemic Projection - Can't explain why really.

Echo of Elements - Because of the chance of a double spell. Its superior compared to the other talents in this section.

Ancestral Guardian - In order to help the group/raid in tight situations. The amount of healing this talent does can sometimes be the difference between wipe and kill.

Elemental Blast - No explanation needed to be honest. It helps my damage per second and In my opinion the only available option being elemental specialization.



Off specc: (explain why you have specced like you have in this talent tree)

Currently Restoration for PvP. I have so bad gear at the moment so I have this just to be more usefull in battlegrounds.

4. Glyphs
Major:
Glyph of Unleashed Lightning - Just to be able to run while casting Lightning bolts. Helps me in some encounters.

Glyph of Chainlightning - Being able to hit 2 additional targets at the cost of 10% initial damage. Really really good glyph. Helps out alot in AOE encounters.


Glyph of Fire Elemental - Just being able to use it more frequently. Lowers the CD by 2 minutes but also lowers it duration. But in dungeons the boss encounters are so close by I gain using this glyph since I can use him every fight now instead of saving it till later.



Minor:

There's only 1 usefull minor glyph. Glyph of Thunderstorm - Removes the knockback. Usefull in PvE in order to not get extra pulls if you wanna use thunderstorm.

5. Rotation
What is your rotation, and why do u use it exactly?
a) Opener:

Flame Shock -> Lava Burst -> Unleashed Elements - > Elemental Burst.


b) Singletarget:

Same as above - Add Lightnings bolts as fillers and Earth shocks on max Lightnings shields stacks. Keep Searing Totem up.


c) Multi-target/aoe:

3 Targets - Chain Lightning

3+ Targets - Earthquake -> Magma Totem -> Chain Lightnings.


6. Relevant addons for your role
Which addons do u use that helps you perform your role? Totem Timers.

7. Stat priority
How do you prio stats from gear/enchants/gems? Im new to the shaman class but I would prio - Intellect -> Critical -> Mastery. Not sure about this tho. Would be nice for a more experienced Shaman to tell me what to aim for.


Right now though Im trying to get hitcapped. I dinged "Lv.90" 13-03-21 so 4 days ago.
That's why my gear is very retardly gemmed and not enchanted. Its PvP gear but it was the fastest way to gain access to heroic dungeons.




8. Professions
Empowered require raiders to have/get 2 max level professions that benefit their mainspec in raids.

Currently I do not have any proffessions and I don't really know what to pick yet.
Thinking about Herbalism - Alchemy.



Which professions do you have atm, and/or which profession will you adopt to better benefit your raid mainspec? None.

9. Raiding experience
Killed in Vanilla (@60): Full MC - BWL
Tbc @ 70: Karazan
Wotlk/ICC @ 80: Naxramas, Ulduar, ToC
Cataclysm experience @85: -None-
Current MoP experience: -None-
(We'd like to know which instances you progressed in, and which you got after it was no longer the last tier also)

10. Guild history
Which guild(s) were you in? I have never played Alliance I just recently started to play again and got ressurected by my friend who plays Alliance. First time on this server aswell.

I played Horde Vanilla - Cataclysm. Server : Talnivarr.

Vanilla guilds : Balkan Express

TBC : Norrlands Guild.

WotlK : Distortion & Panda Chess Club.


Why did you leave your last guild? - - -

11. Why you?
Because I'am a very dedicated player and I can add alot to the guild both social and skillwise. First time Shaman but I'am a fast learner.


12. Raid times
Empowered raid 3 nights a week (monday -> Wednesday -> Sunday How many raids can you attend a week? All.


13. Activity/informing:
Its in empowered rules that u/we always inform on forum if we cant show on a raid day. If invited to the guild, will u always inform when u cant show on a raid day?

Of course. Its a obvious thing to do.



14. Your Empowered friends
Do u know anyone in Empowered who can attest to your skills?

Nope noone.

17. Internet connection
Bandwidth, ping, lag probs, wow freezes, fps in raids? 24mbit - New PC fps in raids should be max'd.

18. Preparation
How do you prepare for new raids/raid bosses that u havent killed before?

Trying to get information on websites. Else you can watch some live streams and learn about their tactics. If its completly new and you're competing about server first I will just bring my A - Game and listen to what the raid leader has to say.



19. Behavior
How do you handle not getting invited to a raid?

There is now way to react about not getting invited. It happens and its just a game.

21. Where did you hear that we are recruting? Trade chat.




Sorry about my english, it might not be as could as I think.

Sorry about spelling errors aswell.



// Shocklad.
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#7578411 Mar 25, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Member
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Quite a reasonable application, just a few things I've noticed. (I'm fairly new to Ele Shamans as well, so somethings may be wrong here.)

Spell rotation :: Use Ascendance on cooldown. It's a major DPS boost, as it removes the CD from Lava Burst, which is our main nuke. Unleash Elements isn't really that useful a spell for us.

Stat priority :: Hit (to cap), Int, Haste, Mastery. If your below the hit cap, then in blue sockets use a hit+int gem, and for yellow, a haste/int gem. Your meta gem should be the Burning Primal Diamond (216 Int + 3% crit effect). There's no need to gem for mastery or crit, as we get enough from gear.

Get 2 professions chosen and maxed ASAP as well, preferably 2 crafting professions, although this will be pricey. Just looking at the professions tab in the guild roster, we have seemingly got everything covered, so any 2 will do.
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#7579950 Mar 25, 2013 at 11:15 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
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Ok, about the rotation. Of course I use Ascendance on cooldown. Didnt really count that spell as a part of my rotation. :)


I've read up about the Unleashed Elements and you're right about that. But there was 1 thing that I found interesting that could change my and even your opener spells

"There is a trick to make both Flame Shock and Lava Burst benefit from the Unleash Flame buff that Unleash Elements gives you. Simply cast Lava Burst immediately followed by Flame Shock, while Unleash Flame is active. Both spells will land on the target at the same time and both spells will benefit from Unleash Flame."


"The only time when you should use this trick is when you want to refresh Flame Shock and Lava Burst happens to be off cooldown. In every other situation, it is not worth delaying your cast of Lava Burst or refreshing Flame Shock early just for using the trick."

Copied from "http://www.icy-veins.com/". Really good site.

Which then would make the opener go like this "Unleashed elements -> Lavaburst -> Instant Flameshock.
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#7587453 Mar 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
Guild Leader
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Firstly thankyou for applying to our guild, we appreciate the time people take to fill out these forms as it can be arduous.

A few points I'd like to ask about however:

> The link you provided for your armory has you logged out in PVP gear so we are unable to check your current PVE gear's for stats, gems and enchants?

> Your answer regarding professions is a little vague, although alchemy can be a good raiding profession it is more of a levelling profession with herbalism. Yes you get the increased stat off your flask and craftable trinkets but these will not be best in slot and your flask does not allow you flexibility in boosting certain stats. Herbalism is not bringing anything beneficial to the raiding environment for you or the raid as a whole. I would consider either Leatherworking, Enchanting or Jewelcrafting as your professions. The flat intellect bonus from Leatherworking bracer enchants alone is viable enough and the added extra gem stats for Jewelcrafters i.e. +480 instead of +320 to a socket, is a major boost.

> You were a little vague also on the reasons why you left your previous guild, could you explain this a bit better?

Overall, a nice application but I do have concerns over your experience with the shaman class. Best of luck!
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#7589862 Mar 27, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Member
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Declined due to lack of exp, gear and effort in the character.

Best of luck finding a guild that suits you.

Kinkydruid
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