Perturbing : Hunter(Ranged DPS)

Discussion in 'Applications' started by Perturb, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. Perturb

    Perturb Bodyguard Applicant

    1.)Character Name: Perturbing
    2.)Character Class: Hunter
    3.)Which role are you primarily applying for?: Ranged DPS
    4.)Armory Profile Link:


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

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

    I have the desire to be surrounded by people who have a singular vision when raiding: kill the bosses as quickly as possible, be as prepared as possible, and beat as many people there as we can. My expectation of any guild I join is to have raiders who are always trying to better themselves, to have leadership who make transparent decisions and while having the final say still listen to the rest of the guild, to begin promptly and not be doing random things (downloading weak auras, signing on, other ingame activities) when raid is starting. Put very simply, my exepectation is that when it's raid time, come to raid. Utilize the limited time that we have in the best possible ways such that competing with guilds who raid twice as much as we do isn't impossible: do in 12 hours what other guilds need 24 to accomplish.

    Regarding why I'm in search of a guild, with everything I've listed above, the guild I am in is falling substantially short. Rotational talent or skill entirely aside, some of the people I currently raid with lack the respect for others to simply show up on time prepared (ex: lack of raid materials, boss knowledge, relevant weakauras). I was told when I joined this guild originally that I would be surprised by the dedication from everyone involved, and in some ways that statement is correct: I was surprised to find that half of the people I play with simply sign on for raid with no research done and no relevant addons downloaded and expect to either be carried or learn the strategy as we go instead of having it ingrained previously. I would like to add that not everyone in my guild is like this and I do not want to hyperbolize the situation, however, a raid team is often only as strong as the weakest members, and if you are having 3-5 people consistently die for one reason or another, you're effectively 15-17 manning a mythic encounter, which is far less than ideal. I am seeking another guild because I am simply frustrated in that I put in the time, the effort, and the energy towards killing bosses (researching generally 2 bosses out from where we are in prog), and the majority of our wipes are due to people doing the exact opposite. It is draining the fun from the game, and I just cannot stay here if I am not having fun.

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


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

    I do not know anyone in TFB well, but you better believe my first friend is going to be your PI'ing priest.

    With that said, I actually have run H Sire and H Sylvanas sales with Thoekh. This is not to say to any certainty that he would vouch for me, but I never messed up in the sales with him, so if he recognizes my name, perhaps he'd see me in a favorable light.

    10.)Do you have any alts worth mentioning?

    I've leveled a boomie in my spare time and got it to around 210 ilvl. It is currently on US-Stormrage. If the need arises, I can spend time getting it to a competitive level, but it is raid-ready in its current state.

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

    Regarding in game tools, I utilize a combination of DBM and WA's to assist me in that end. For example, I went out of my way to find a weak aura specifically for grim portent (fatescribe) despite DBM giving the timer for it, simply because it is that important of a mechanic. I never want to be the reason that we wipe, especially if it's as simple as standing in the right place at the right time.

    Also in game, while some may have varying takes on its effectiveness, I do genuinely read the dungeon journal before I find a relevant video. Videos are great, and you can generally discern what is happening, but knowing the mechanics fully and only then watching the video should give a deeper knowledge regarding a particular strategy. An example of this is the KT silence circle vs the adds. In PTR, some guilds were putting the circles on the adds to prevent casts, whereas other guilds were stacking the circles as they spawn adds later. Although its the same mechanic, understanding the mechanic from the dungeon journal gives that further insight regarding why some groups opted to do one strategy vs another.

    Aside from that, I practice "harder" boss phases such as painsmith or p3 sire in the addon xpractice. Although you cant use your abilities in this add on, it still gives you a great feel for the movement, and many times what makes a boss challenging isn't necessarily the dps/hps check, rather, its the mechanics that interfere with doing dps/hps.

    When I have questions, I'm no stranger at all to the Hunter discord. I've met many individuals (mostly from EU) who streamed their prog and I was able to watch them and ask questions as necessary.

    Most of all, the reason I do everything above is my mentality that mechanics kill bosses. This tier especially, throughput is not the most imperative concern, but staying alive is *always* relevant. Dps can be optimized, but you will always do 0 dps if you're dead.

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

    I have one reason to play this game: kill the bosses the fastest I possibly can. The world rank competition is everything to me and the reason I improve my own gameplay is to help facilitate my team's progression in achieving a better wr. Parsing is great, and everyone likes seeing orange and pink parses, but let me be entirely clear: parsing is 100% secondary to the prog and whatever strategy we must utilize to kill the boss. (Ex: last tier, my old guild used a strat that took 11.5 minutes to kill SLG, and there's no possible way to parse well doing that, but I just wanted the boss dead).

    I also have a superiority complex so me not making a mistake while someone else is making a mistake releases that good endorphin stimulation that I require to keep playing.

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

    The hunter discord coupled with the Icyveins guides are the most relevant tools that I use to accomplish this. I also utilize raidbots and sim my own character to gain insight regarding soulbinds/gear differences that the discord/guide might not be able to answer.

    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?

    Penguin: Sir, I'm a little confused. Can you please give me some directions?

    Me: Sure thing man where you going?

    Penguin: [visibly upset] I am not a "man;" I identify as a female penguin!

    Me: So you think you're a female penguin, wearing a sombrero, and you're demanding some clarity?

    Penguin: Yes!!

    Me: Alright, so what you're going to do is walk out of here, take a left, keep walking until you reach the stop sign, hang a right, walk until you see the words "Licensed Therapist" and you've arrived at your destination.

    15.)What previous raiding experience do you have?

    I only played WoW in one previous expansion: Cataclysm. I started in T11, and despite that being my beginning, I still achieved 13/13H and earned myself the Sinestra Undying achievement (I Can't Hear You Over the Sound of How Awesome I Am). I then finished 7/7H, killing Ragnaros after the first nerf (but before the frost patch no-triangle-necessary nerf), and cleared 8/8H in Dragon Soul. The only reasons I stopped playing as MoP released were that I was just starting college and I was a broke teenager. Since those are no longer limitations, I returned to WoW in January 2021 and achieved 9/10M with a fairly casual guild. I left them on very good terms (although they have since stopped playing) and joined my current guild where I am now 7/10M with a ~5% wipe on Fate.

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

    You're not going to see me on the floor. I do not know how good the dps are in your guild, or specifically how I'd compare against your current hunter(s), but I know that I will not be the first person dead. You will never have to speak to me after raid and tell me that my mechanic performance is an issue, because it really is as easy as "stand here" or "don't stand here".

    As I said earlier, I really don't care about my parses. If you need me to hard int my logs to soak twice on guardian, so be it. Basically, just tell me what you want and I will do it.

    Lastly, when I make a mistake, I am *very* open in admitting that it was my fault. I'm not perfect, and I'm not egotistical enough to claim I will never make mistakes. But what I find to be most important when raiding is limiting the frequency of those mistakes, never repeating the same one, and acknowledging my own wrong-doing. Furthermore, I promise I am far more upset with myself for dying in a dumb, avoidable way than anyone in the raid would be at me.

    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?

    I endured 215 painsmith pulls and 105 (so far) fatescribe pulls this tier alone. I also suffered through 250 SLG pulls last tier, and don't even ask how many wipes I had on pre-nerf ragnaros or spine of deathwing. Even worse than that, when you're going for the Undying Sinestra achievement and you only have ONE opportunity a week, it can be incredibly frustrating and even tempting to give up.

    Giving up is just not who I am. My goal is to improve the weakest area of my gameplay at all times, and a serious environment can fuel that goal. I want to be pushed, and I want to be surrounded by people who themselves feel pushed.

    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.

    I'm a programmer, and also an adjunct professor at a public college. For that reason, I likely will not ever disclose my real name because it is just too easy to find all the other information around me, down to where I work, who I work for, and where I live. This isn't any defamation on your parts, but I simply cannot take the risk of someone being a fucking online weirdo and calling my job. Unfortunately this has happened before, so I try to mitigate it from ever happening again and I hope you can understand that.

    Otherwise, I really like to play shooters, I play chess fairly competitively, and I have a fucking adorable cat Sam.

    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?


    20.)How did you hear about us?

    We Contacted You
  2. Perturb

    Perturb Bodyguard Applicant

    10) quick addendum: "but it is not raid ready in its current state."

    blegh, sorry
  3. Astraeus

    Astraeus Pope Benedict Arnold XIV Senior Officer Raid Leader

    Hi there,

    very well written app but there are some things that need to be asked.

    Looking at your current guild's progression on painsmith, focusing on "all wipes" and filtering via "ignore after X deaths", you have an abnormally high count for being the first dead on prog.



    Is there a reason why you were so high on early deaths for this prog relative to the rest of the group?

    Also: You posted that World Rank competition is exceedingly important to you, but we are not (currently) a HoF guild. Are you sure this is a good fit for where you want to be?

    Let me know your thoughts on these two points and we'll see where we go from there.
  4. Perturb

    Perturb Bodyguard Applicant

    All of those incidents are due to the feign death bug.

    Hunters have defense conduit available to us that allows us to take reduced damage after feigning death. The problem is that when logging, the fd bug can trigger as a "death" in the log report. I assure you I am not actually dying to mechanics, and rarely if ever the first to die. This can be verified by simply looking at damage that I'm dealing or damage incoming to me immedately after these supposed deaths.

    If this still isn't verifiable, I encourage you to ask in the hunter discord to verify my claim that this is indeed a bug. Furthermore, I can show you evidence via my twitch vods that I'm clearly not dying in the intervals displayed in the logs.

    Regarding wr competition, not currently being a hof guild isn't a deal breaker. Above all, as I mentioned earlier, I want to be surrounded by people who have drive and determination to improve. From what I saw, TFB has that. Would I like to be in a HoF guild? Absolutely. But I also believe that there is something to be said for the journey to get there, or even simply finding a place to raid where we might not necessarily be HoF, but people still want to take raiding seriously on a reduced schedule in comparison to those who push for better wr's.

    Let me know if I can help corroborate anything I mentioned above, as I do take my mechanical ability very seriously and I can assure you I'm not the idiot on the floor all the time.
  5. Astraeus

    Astraeus Pope Benedict Arnold XIV Senior Officer Raid Leader

    well shit I had no idea such a bug was even in the game (or logs?). you're right, either all or most of those deaths seem to have no actual killing blow.

    With that out of the way, and your answer about whether you -need- HoF or not, we'd like to offer you a trial this coming raid week (or next) if you're up for it. Let us know and we'll line up some target dummies for you to pewpew.
  6. Perturb

    Perturb Bodyguard Applicant

    Wonderful. The only things I want to clear with you are:

    1) I like to give a one-week notice of leaving. I don't want to contribute to roster problems and think that it's only fair of me to give notice, so I intend on doing my normal raid week starting tomorrow from 10/5 through 10/11.

    2) I'm attending a wedding in South Carolina. My flight leaves Thursday morning at 5am 10/21 and I'll be home Sunday 10/24. All in all, this means I'll be missing Wednesday's raid as I need to get up at an ungodly hour to get to the airport 1.5 hours away, as well as Thursday's raid as I'll be in SC. Assuming no massive issues returning home, Monday's raid won't be an issue.

    If you're okay with both of these items, then I will let my officers know of my decision.
  7. Astraeus

    Astraeus Pope Benedict Arnold XIV Senior Officer Raid Leader

    Yeah this is all fine and it's good of you to give your guild, at least, a week's notice. We can make this a thing for next week. As for upcoming wedding day, it's no problem (especially as a DPS) to be gone here and there. As long as you don't have weddings to attend every week, there's no problem here at all.

    So 10/13's Wednesday raid is a go, we shall tell Tarragrue to be on his best behavior.
  8. Perturb

    Perturb Bodyguard Applicant

    Cool. If someone can add me on bnet, that would be great. Eruvia#1916

    I'll see you all in a week :)

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