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Ayrika

Status: ACCEPTED
Submitted on: Sep 23, 2016 at 10:55 AM

About your character

Race and Class
Blood Elf Warlock
Spec

Affliction/raid single target dps

Secondary spec (Do you use it often?)

Demonology/Destruction Due to the way AP works its very time consuming to level up 3 artifacts and also gater gear for off spec

Alts (if any, that you actively play on)

I hqve lots of alts, but they are all sub 90

Class

paladin, mage, monk, rouge

Spec

Retribution, frost

What are you applying as?

Raider

About you

Name

Robbie

What is your age?

Over 31

Where are you from?

Leedes, England

Occupation (student and housewife count!)?

Radio and broadcast Producer

How long have you been playing WoW?

Since Beta (Now I feel really, really old)

What is your average hours played per week?

16-20 hours a week

The raiding section (leave open if applying as social)

What guilds have you been in and why have you left those guilds? (no need for a massive list, you can keep it to the two most recent guilds)

Having taken a massive break to get married, have children and be a father for a few years I've decided to get back in to raiding again.

Previous guilds:

Method (Bladefist) - Vanilla >AQ: New job, new house so left the game to focus on real life.

Apologies I forget the name of the guild (Emeriss) TBC>WLK: House move, married and had kids.

The Power Rangers (Emeriss) - Legion> Still in the guild

Anyone in Surreal who can vouch for you?

Not met or bumped in to any of you!

How did you hear about us?

Other

Now the most boring part! What is your raiding experience (if any)?

Aah Raiding!

I raided day after day back in Vanilla and TBC, understanding progression and how to raid with a cool head.

Since the launch of DBM raiding became so much more easier. I remember constant wipes in the original Naxx on the four horseman well up until 3am until we finally got it right. One of the worst raids in history from what I remember.

I played Lineage 2 for a very long time and was part of the raiding team that downed Antharas for the first time in the Western world (7 hour raid) with 270 other people. http://legacy.lineage2.com/community/spotlight_4.html

I'd like to say I've got a calm raiding manner and generally, especially if I'm in a pug always end up leading the group in some fashion or other. Making pots prior to the raid or ensuring you had a flask seems to be a thing of the past.

What add-ons do you use for raiding?

DBM, GTFO

Do you have any previous officer/gm experience?

I've led guilds in other games (Archage, Mir2 (lol)) and whilst working for QGO Europe was a full time GM for Mir3. GM life isnt all its cracked up to be.

General info

Do you have Discord installed? Do you own a mic? Can you talk without horrible feedback? And will you talk if communication is necessary?

Yep, discord, TS3, Vent (old school). I use my vouice comms on a laptop with a headset as not to interfere with gaming pc

Ping/Latency (you can test this by going to speedtest.net):

14ms/ 40 mbps down

UI screenshot link, preferably while in combat:
Do you have any logs? (Not relevant atm)

What's the best wipe you've ever caused?

Molten Core - the Bomb - Baron Geddon

I still run molton core, solo now of course, but as a vanilla player that place holds special memories raiding for the first time as a youngster.

Anyone that's played Vanilla knows how much you could have/not have with Barron Geddon, accidently running the wrong way towards the raid ensured that most people were instantly killed on detonation.

What's your favorite raiding encounter?

Opening the Gates at AQ

The End (freaky part)

What fruit would you be and why?

A fruit!? Surley you could have said, what animal would I like to be and why!?

I'll think outside the box and choose to be a tomato. Why you ask, because I'm half fruit half vegetable (not a remark about my intelligence). I can be used in salads, sauces and good as a snack. I'm versatile and easy to grow.

I'm also good to look at and taste pretty sweet :D

Have you read the rules? If not, do you promise to blindly follow authority no matter how ridiculous the demands are?

Yes but how ridiculous are we talking?

On days that we are not raiding, what kind of activities would you like to see happen?

I have enjoyed organised pvp in the past and at the moment, proving a great distraction in the arena. some kind of pvp guild based tornament or arena groups are fun.

Legacy raid night - Complete as many raids in one night as possible. Not for prizes, but for fun

Achievment runs - that achievment you have ben wanting for a long time, but were never able to complete due to the complexity of it. Kill this mob, whilst standing on one leg, whilst eating a tomato (see what i did there).

Do you have any final questions or comments that you wish us to consider? (other than go f yourself for this insanely long application form)

Im from Leeds in England, married with kids. they always come first, but of course we all know real life takes precedence.

I saw one of your raiding videos (HC emerald nightmare) on youtube and was so impressed by how calm the raid looked and the maturity of the group that I just had to sign up.

I';ll have to apologize for choosing to stick with the warlock, if anything we provide great healthstones! It's th eonly class I've eve really played, apart from a stint as a healer (paladin). I've pulled "ok dps" and stuck in the middle of the pack on most encounters since legion launch, but have managed to get in the top 3 on very long encounters. Got Dots!?

Comments

6 Comments

Applicant
Oops, forgot to mention that I'll be moving servers should this application be successful!
wicca1987
Hey hey!
Ty for applying to Surreal!

First of:
rouge

Don't ever say this again! :p

Secondly,
Radio and broadcast Producer

That sounds awesome! Does it have long work hours? :)

How long have you been playing WoW?
Since Beta (Now I feel really, really old)

That is a long time, but dw you are in good hands here, as long as you promise to act like a kid every once and a while :))

Having taken a massive break to get married, have children and be a father for a few years I've decided to get back in to raiding again.

How long was your break for? :)

GM life isnt all its cracked up to be.

I love it! :)) But it's good to know you got experience at least so you know the pros and cons to leading.

What's your favorite raiding encounter?
Opening the Gates at AQ

You got scarab lord too? :)

I noticed your achievement points, did you switch accounts or are you just not into achievements? :)
Also what animal would you be and why?

Do you have any final questions or comments that you wish us to consider? (other than go f yourself for this insanely long application form)
Im from Leeds in England, married with kids.

Married with kids? You perv! :P

I am happy you stick to a class, warlocks just got buffed too, so I won't talk about which spec is best atm. Last night, we had our warlock look at your spec and he said affliction is kinda bad. But with the changes, Affliction seems viable :)

Well after this wall of text, if you still want to come have a talk with us on Discord, please let me know :)
Applicant
Secondly,
Radio and broadcast Producer

That sounds awesome! Does it have long work hours? :)


Just your normal 37-40 hours a week, although some weeks I am away 2-3 nights, where as other weeks I'm working from home every day!


That is a long time, but dw you are in good hands here, as long as you promise to act like a kid every once and a while :))

Of course! That is what gaming is all about.


How long was your break for? :)

The break was on and off, played a few games in between here and there such as Aion, Rift, Archage and BDO. My son was born in 2013, so around 3 years in total.


GM life isnt all its cracked up to be.

I love it! :)) But it's good to know you got experience at least so you know the pros and cons to leading.


Oops I should have said I was a GamesMaster for a year or two whilst working for an mmorpg, I also led a guild!

What's your favorite raiding encounter?

Opening the Gates at AQ
You got scarab lord too? :)


That's a long time ago! I farmed for weeks and weeks killing dragons to get enough rep to ultimately obtain the mount or the legendary weapon. Didn't get one in the end due to a disagreement with BT! (British Telecom)

I noticed your achievement points, did you switch accounts or are you just not into achievements? :)


Oh I'm in to achievements, I suppose the mini breaks here and there and skipping MoP and WoD Hasn't helped! My lock was originally undead with a different name, the name really sucked (Excaliblur) originally because of a bet with some old gaming friends


Also what animal would you be and why?


Id probably go for something like a Cheetah, would be nice to be able to run very fast! I'm short and stocky, so have always been in to rugby/weightlifting when it comes to sports.


Do you have any final questions or comments that you wish us to consider? (other than go f yourself for this insanely long application form)
Im from Leeds in England, married with kids.

Married with kids? You perv! :P

I am happy you stick to a class, warlocks just got buffed too, so I won't talk about which spec is best atm. Last night, we had our warlock look at your spec and he said affliction is kinda bad. But with the changes, Affliction seems viable :)


I think at the moment, warlocks are very misunderstood with regards to affliction. Our dips may not be top, but overall damage done during the Emerald Nightmare encounters I've been in the top 3. theses were pug groups, but I guess it shows that damage done can be better than your dps when it comes to mobs with insane HP.



Well after this wall of text, if you still want to come have a talk with us on Discord, please let me know :)


Sounds good! How do I find your Discord address ?
wicca1987
I can give you the details, if this link doesn't work :)
https://discord.me/surreal

I am Tillia on Discord and try to use your char name so I remember who you are hehe :)
wicca1987
Are you still interested? :)
wicca1987
Had chat on Discord and a mythic+ run!

Accepted for trial :)

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