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Desparatus

Status: ACCEPTED
Submitted on: Feb 27, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Name, age and location?

Ryan, 19, England

Race and Class
Night Elf Death Knight
Any notable alts?

Restoration Shaman Level 90. Currently undergeared - can be a priority if needed.

Raid days will be Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday from 20:00 - 23:30. Which can you attend?

Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, Monday

Professions at 600

Jewel-crafting, Alchemy, Mining

What is your Main Spec and Off-Spec.

Blood Main Spec and Frost Off-Spec

What is your history in World of Warcraft?

I began playing WoW in 2006. I played on Grim Batol as an Orc Shaman, occasionally participating in my guilds BWL and MC raids, but since I had little understanding of the endgame and little time to really put into WoW, I eventually stopped playing. In late 2007 I re-joined, rolling a Draenei Shaman on Dragonmaw EU. It took me until the later end of BC to reach max level due to the fact that I was in High School and that took priority. As Wrath came out I re-rolled as a Death Knight and that became my main. I joined a renown Dragonmaw guild, The Night Sentinels, and began raiding with them. After clearing patch 3.0 content, we progressed into Ulduar, but not very far. I eventually left the guild with some other members and formed Regal, a semi-hardcore guild aimed at normal mode progression with heroics (at the time Hard Modes) towards the end of a tier. I remained with Regal through to ICC clearing Ulduar normal and ToC 10 normal with occasional hard mode. As ICC came out I spent a fair bit of time over on the horde side as Regal had taken a short break. Half way through ICC I returned, as did many others, to bring regal back from the ashes. We took a break during the summer of 2010 with a nice sense of accomplishment as we had cleared 12/12 10man normal, 7/12 25 man normal and 7/12 HC 10 man. We came back with some new members at the start of Cataclysm with a focus on more casual raiding. Some of our members had left for other guilds, leaving us to essentially pick up the pieces. I was one of the few offered a permanent officer role, and I helped organise raids throughout patch 4.0 right through to 4.2, clearing everything on normal with the occasional HC mode boss (The easier fights, such as Shannox). As Dragon Soul rolled around I decided to quit the game and focus on my college work, a choice that paid off! Shortly before MoP rolled around I returned and we were offered a place in Dominium of Auchindoun, a guild that was formerly of Dragonmaw so we were very friendly with the officers. I took our core raid team over to there, organising weekly casual raids. As we progressed through MSV normal we were shadowed by the main raid team, progressing hard and fast, a feeling I missed. After much deliberation I decided to stick with our casual group as I was someone they relied on to recruit members and organise the raids. Throughout 5.0 and 5.1 we hit a few walls in a variety of different forms. Every now and then someone would leave, eager to chase the dream of HC progression or someone would have to quit altogether to focus on IRL matters. Whilst we were able to fill most of the spots swiftly, we often ended up with a raid team changing on a weekly basis. This eventually got to the point of half of our members knowing the fights we were progressing on and half being completely ignorant, this meant that we were still teaching the fights to new people each week, and as the patch 5.1 progressed, we were left behind. Shortly after the main raid group of Dominium disbanded, we took our leave and transferred our old guild on Dragonmaw across, with myself being appointed as Deputy GM. However, we were now stuck in an awful situation. Our progress lingered at 8/16 normal and SG down on heroic. Whilst we had the skills to progress, we had been down a second tank and extra DPS for a while, unable to replace because of both our unfortunate lack of progress and what I presume to be end of patch blues. Over the past few weeks, between trying to sort our raid group out I have been spending time pugging some of the content I missed, mostly on normal mode.

Why should we choose you?

I am an avid and enthusiastic raider. I have raided on a rather regular basis for 4 years, achieving both a vast knowledge of the game and my class. I'm used to HC raiding situations, and while I have been absent from such a scene recently, I understand the commitment and effort needed to achieve the higher levels of progression. I put time and effort outside of raids to learn more and more about my characters and the raids, learning essential class specific tips and tricks for encounters, making sure that I head in as prepared as I can be. After raid leading for a couple of years I have also made sure that I am punctual and ready to go as soon as the raid starts, knowing full well what a hassle it can be when someone turns up late or unprepared. As mentioned before, I am very eager to learn more and more about my class and playstyle, we never really stop learning after all. I'm very open to criticism, and am more than happy to listen to someone who is criticising me if it means I can improve and get better as both a player overall and as a Death Knight. Aside from that, I am a very sociable guy. I enjoy moments of guild chatter and banter, especially those that I can join in with! I do hope that, if I were to join iNvert, you would all have a good time with me around both inside and outside raids!

What do you expect from iNvert?

I expect the basic from any HC raiding guild. As I will do my part to ensure that I am prepared, on time and ready to go, I expect the officers and higher ups to run a nice tight ship, ensuring that raids and other events are planned properly so that as a raider I can prepare myself accordingly. I also expect to be valued and treated as an equal in a raid team (Outside of things like trial ranks, ect, where often a trialist will be loot banned, for lack of a better word, until they achieve member status) and as a guild member.

Previous guilds, why did you leave them or stop raiding with them?

Night Sentinels - I left to form a guild to chase a greater level of progression. Regal - We took breaks from raiding occasionly, leaving me and a couple others to raid with other guild as temporary members or to raid with pugs. I stopped playing once more during patch 4.3 due to college commitments. Dominium - As a raid team, we left because we felt that we were no longer benefiting from being in Dominium. Primal (Current guild) - Our current state has left me with a feeling of dissapointment. I desperately wish to push into 5.2 and achieve the higher-end progression I've longed for for a while, and I feel I won't be able to do that in Primal.

We will be using mumble as a voice communication. Do you have a working microphone which you are not afraid to use?

Yes and yes. It's crisp and clear, I am very talkative over voice comms, happy to call out various mechanics ect or just converse when the situation arises!

Anything else you would like to add...

I don't have much. As mentioned, I do wish to move from a casual raiding group into a more hardcore, HC focused one. It's clear that my current tier experience is lacking, and I understand fully if that has put you off, I've been in that situation before. But I do want to reiterate that, given the opportunity, I can and will fill the role of a HC mode tank; putting in the effort needed to help iNvert progress through the, based on PTR footage, astounding fights of Throne of Thunder. As a quick note, I would also mention that I have been keeping up to date with the Throne of Thunder encounters and relevant rep factions, dailies ect to ensure that as soon as 5.2 hits I'll be on top of my game! (Although, I wish Blizzard would have told me they weren't resetting valor points during 5.2 BEFORE I spent them all on upgrading my gear!). There is little else I feel I can say. Feel free to send me a tell in game if you wish to chat with me further, I'll happily answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have. Other than that, I look forward to hearing back from you in regards to this application and the available spot as a tank. All the best, Ryan/Desparatus.

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