Icathian : Monk(Melee DPS)

Discussion in 'Accepted Applications' started by Icathian, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. Icathian

    Icathian Hitman Raider

    1.)Character Name: Icathian
    2.)Character Class: Monk
    3.)Which role are you primarily applying for?: Melee DPS
    4.)Armory Profile Link: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/us/illidan/Icathian

    5.)Age:31

    6.)Please provide us with a link to your WarcraftLogs:

    https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/us/illidan/icathian

    7.)Why do you want to join TFB? Why are you searching for a guild, and what expectations do you have?:

    I've been AWOL from the guild scene for a while and while I've tried making guilds/smaller groups with friends and old raiders they never

    8.)Are you easily offended by racist, sexist, or other such humor?

    No

    9.)Do you have any friends within TFB? Any enemies?

    I used to be on Burning Blade when TFB was still there and I would always fuck around with a Warrior tank the guild had. We were frenemies possibly, who really knows :p. But no, I do not have any friends or enemies in the guild.

    10.)Do you have any alts worth mentioning?

    I love playing my Paladin. It's always been a toon I've swapped to in specific times of progression over the years. I've only ever Tanked on her though. Lineark on Illidan.

    11.)How do you ensure you handle mechanics with the highest success?

    I'm the kind of person where if I get killed by a mechanic I 99% make sure it never happens again. Because of that I almost never make the same mistake twice. Knowledge is power and looking up deadly mechanics before hand is always a big way to figure out how a mechanic works before stepping in there. I always watch the World First races so I'm generally familiar with harder to deal with mechanics. For something more recent, when Limit was progressing on SLG on Mythic the difficulty of the fight wasn't any specific mechanic for them but the fact that the chain of mechanics would happen differently every pull and in different orders unless you waited to push the boss out of phases at specific times to force them to skip queued up mechanics and things like that. If there is a specific mechanic that is harder to realize that it is happening then a Weak Aura with Text/Sound is always a go-to for me.

    12.)Why do you play this game? What keeps you motivated to keep coming back for more?

    I just love the game, I'm a nerd. Been playing it since Vanilla and I've always loved the social/community aspect of the game. Playing with friends, making new friends, killing bosses and progressing with those people and having fun in the process. I've always just loved the art style and the lore of the game (LOL LORE) and it gets memed on more than it should :p.

    13.)How do you keep up to date on your class?

    If I haven't played a specific spec in a while then pulling up a guide on WoWhead or something for basic information is what I'd do, I can generally pick up a class and do pretty well by just doing that. But more indepth playstyle and information I always check WarcraftLogs.

    With Windwalker they always have little things they can do that push the class over the edge. I like to use WarcraftLogs specifically, and this is for any class/spec, but I love looking at the cast sequence of the best players. Going to Casts then setting it to Timeline you can see the exact button press order of how people do openers or what key presses they do in cooldown windows or when they pop their cooldowns in general in specific parts of the fight to optimize their damage for the entire fight. Now the best players aren't always the best players because they mechanically play it well. A lot of parsing well nowdays is letting one person pad.


    14.)An LGBTQ penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero and demands you use their preferred gender pronouns. What do they say and what do you say back?

    IT'S MA'AM! Honestly I don't fucking have anything but this video always gave me some laughs.



    15.)What previous raiding experience do you have?

    I ran my own guild for 5 years between MoP-Legion. Halo on Medivh then we transferred to Whisperwind where we name changed to Nimbus. We bounced between US 100-200 peaking in HFC with US 97. The guild ended up shutting its doors and I went casual for a few months until the beginning of BFA. I joined my friends guilds as a temp thing until I joined a raiding guild called Dinner Time on Stormrage. We killed Mythic G'huun US 61 with me playing as a WW then the Raid Leader/main tanks decided to quit and the guild didn't have leadership at that point. Raids were a disaster so I decided to again go mega casual until EP. I made a guild with some friends, Sushi on Stormrage, we got Mythic Ashvane down then we fell apart due to recruiting on Alliance being an absolute nightmare. So I again went casual for the rest of BFA, pugging Heroics for the most part and some early mythic bosses here and there in Nyalotha on my Paladin called Lineark on Illidan. Shadowlands I have been casual with Nathria and M+ pugging. Tried joining a guild with a few friends but that never panned out since group packages are something that almost every guild doesn't bother with.

    Vanilla-BC: Was part of all sorts of raiding guilds during the early days of WoW.

    Wrath-Cata: Joined a casual guild that I stayed with for a few years.

    MoP -
    ToT 12/13H
    SoO 14/14H US 130~ *This is the tier I took over raid leading*

    WoD -
    Highmaul/BRF US 150~ *This is the tier I took over as GM as the previous GM had to quit*
    HFC US 97

    Legion -
    EN US 190~
    ToV US 200~ *Never killed Helya*
    NH 4/10M US 120 Krosus *The guild ended up dying before we killed Botanist*

    BFA -
    Uldir US 61 with Dinner Time on Stormrage


    16.)What can we expect from you in our raids?

    I said a bit of this in an earlier question but you can expect someone who almost never will make the same mistake twice and someone who can learn fights very quickly. I feel like being a raid leader before this was kinda required for the job. Learning every aspect of the fight to relay that info to others.

    I'm not an egotistical ragehead who explodes if you call me out. Everyone makes mistakes, I make mistakes, being called out or asked to do something different or asked to step out won't hurt my feelings and I won't take it personally. Whatever I gotta do to help the guild succeed is what I want at the end of the day.

    I'm someone who likes researching fights ahead of time for figuring out the best strats, checking up on recent kills for bosses we are working on for positioning, compositions, things like that because the strat guilds like Limit/Echo/Fatboss use aren't always the best strats for every guild. I also do a decent enough job making nice weak auras that yell at you to get the fuck out of something bad :D


    17.)Despite our 3 day a week raid schedule and having an application that tests your humor, we can be very serious about DPS/HPS, reflexes, and raid attendance. Can you handle this kind of environment?

    100% can handle this kind of environment. Striking a balance of having a good time and being serious is key to progression. If you're too serious with zero fun then you'll just burn people out faster or cause a divide and get people to leave or stop putting in their best effort. If you fuck around enough people won't take progressions as seriously and make mistakes.

    18.)If there's anything else you want to add; either a self bio, information about friends who may join, or if you simply want us to know something not asked, this is the time to let us know.

    Like I said in an above question, I know I've been gone from the mythic scene for a while and I even had a friend/old guildy ask me "Do you think you can still play at a top level?" The answer is 100% yes. I still believe I have what it takes to perform and compete at a high level. I still have that dedication and drive to be the best in anything I do.

    I'm someone who is very much a sponge for knowledge. I can quickly turn that knowledge into wisdom. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit but wisdom is knowing you don't put a tomato in a fruit salad.

    I miss being part of a community of people who are good at what they do while also knowing how to have a good time in the process. I'm excited to make new friends and kick ass. One of the most heart wrenching things was in the last 1-2 months of my guild's life I would look around at the people I was playing with and there were like 6 people left I actually knew and cared about. Everyone else was a stranger, just another rotating recruit through the door to try and keep the guild afloat.


    19.)TFB has no guarantee that server transfers will be automatically accepted into the guild. Failure to perform at our level or failure to attend raids reliably during your recruitment period can and will result in denial. Do you accept this risk?

    Yes

    20.)How did you hear about us?

    We Contacted You
     
  2. Icathian

    Icathian Hitman Raider

    I should have checked my application before submitting it. I apparently forgot to finish answering quest 7.

    7.)Why do you want to join TFB? Why are you searching for a guild, and what expectations do you have?:

    I've been AWOL from the guild scene for a while and while I've tried making guilds/smaller groups with friends and old raiders they never put in the kind of effort or commitment that is needed to push the kind of content that I'm still wanting to do. I love playing with my friends/old raiders and I still do, they just don't have that drive or want anymore. I'm searching for a guild that has similar goals to me in mind. Goals of progression and also being part of a bigger community of people, make friends, have a good time, and kill shit! One of the great things about TFB is how long you guys have been around. That means a lot to me. I've been contacted by plenty of guilds that were recently formed, even my last real guild was a newer guild formed that same tier, those guilds are always a coinflip on whether they will stay together for longer than a tier or two. I don't want to worry about if the guild is going to die off in a few months.
     
  3. Icathian

    Icathian Hitman Raider

  4. Astraeus

    Astraeus Pope Benedict Arnold XIV Senior Officer Raid Leader

    Hi there,

    I heard Cal already quizzed you and he gave his thumbs up based on your responses so I'm not going to ask a whole lot.

    You'd be our only monk on roster for 9.1, which means two things:

    1. You're our only source of that juicy 5% physical damage debuff, meaning you have a full time spot from the get-go

    2. You need to be there on progression pretty much every time. The moment we have to bring in alts or casuals to fill in that debuff, any serious progression is dead in the water.

    What say you, good sir?
     
  5. Icathian

    Icathian Hitman Raider

    Yeah that's not a problem at all. I don't even remember the last time I've missed a raid day. I told a story to Cal that one raid night during Highmaul in WoD I raided from my MCSA Windows Server class because a lot of what we were doing at the time was waiting for the computers to go through the motion of installing services and shit which could take quite a long time. My teacher was an Eve Online dude and watched me raid, he found it pretty funny.

    But if for whatever reason something big enough were to come up, family emergency or worse then I'd definitely make sure to let you guys know through Discord/Phone, whatever the guild uses for attendance.
     

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