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 Post subject: M-APP: Sporkjuct - Paladin - 80
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Introduction

Character Name:
Sporkjuct

Publicly known alts:
None

Class:
Paladin

Armory Link:
http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Cho'gall&n=Sporkjuct

First Name:
Emory

Age:
17

Are you currently a Park Visitor?
No

WoW Background

Previous Guild: The Few Proud Raiders
Date joined: 5/08/09
Date of departure: N/A
Reason for leaving: N/A
Class played while in guild: Paladin
Please list any references from that guild that we may contact: Goatsaq ~ Guild Master

Please describe to us in detail both your mainspec and offspec for raiding and how they will benefit the raid over other specs.

Retribution - My main spec; A DPS spec that uses melee and spells to accumulate high amounts of damage

The benefits in bringing me with you...
    3% crit to raid
    3% all damage to raid
    3% haste to raid
    100% JoW uptime
    Replenishment to 10 raid members
    Blessing of Kings / Imp Blessing of Might

I often go hand-in-hand with enhancement shamans & blood DKs, and offer the same, if not more stability in the raid.

I am currently working on my Protection set, I also have my secondary talents set to off tank when needed.

Please describe to us your gear for both your mainspec and offspec and explain what gems are in both sets of gear and why you chose those gems.

My retribution set is mainly composed of BoE Epics & Items I've joined PuG groups for like naxx10, basically all the epics I could get my hands on without joining a hardcore raiding guild. I believe I am Naxx25 & Uld10 Ready, with the exception of Uld25 for which I hope to gain enough gear for to enter very very soon :roll: . I chose the gems I did because I believe they help the well-roundedness of my stats to benefit my performance in 5-mans & raids ( Especially with PB!!)

Why do you play World of Warcraft?

I play WoW for the shear joy of watching my avatar grow in strength and making a few friends along the way, WoW benefits me in real life because it is always another world I can turn to when mine is feeling a bit down.

Why did you choose to apply to Park Balance?

Maybe a month ago I was in Detheroc, I had just hit 80 and had been planning on leaving that server to join a few friends in Cho'gall when I recognized the name "Park Balance", thats when the memories of the summer of 07' hit me. I remember the formation of this guild and how I had been close friends with Shore, continuously talking to him and saying how I would join Park Balance in it's newly formed state. Well that never happened but now I believe I can fulfill that destiny and become a PB raider. (P.S. to Shore ~ You might not remember me but I played on CG as a Tauren Hunter named Gyro!) (P.P.S ~ Hit me up in-game! I'd love to talk)

How did you find out about us?

Destiny :)

Are there any members from Park Balance that can be contacted for a referral?

Not as of now.

Activity

Currently our scheduled raids run from 8PM to 12AM Monday to Thursday.
-Will you ever be unable to attend any of our scheduled raids? (please describe why and when)


I believe I can fulfill those raid times, I live on the Eastern side of the United States (EST)... So thats 9pm to 1am which should not be a problem for me.

Your Background

Do you play any other computer or console games?

-I just got into "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth" Very cool game; I loved the H.P. Lovecraft books.

-I also enjoy playing Fallout 3


Please describe to us your responsibilities outside of World of Warcraft:

I'm currently enrolled in high school as a full-time student which shouldn't effect my playing time.

Raiding Experience

Please describe your knowledge and experience with all Raid content in Wrath of the Lich King, The Burning Crusade and Vanilla World of Warcraft.

Before re-rolling as a Paladin I played an Orc Rogue on the server Stonemaul, I raided with the guild know was RAGE ( http://www.wowarmory.com/guild-info.xml ... ul&gn=RAGE ) which is where I picked up all my pre-3.1.0 raiding experience (Nax10/25 EoE10/25 & VoA10/25), Beyond that I've played multiple charaters on different realms and have a wide range of BC content under my belt, this includes everything from Kara to Black Temple. As for the Vanilla shake.. well lets just say thats when I started my journey and didn't get as much experience.

Learning and Self-Improvement

Ulduar is the newest hot topic raid instance. What encounters have you educated yourself on from this instance? Please give us a breif explanation of at least one of the fights from this instance that you have not yet completed yourself.

Although I do not believe i'm cut-out gear wise for Ulduar25, I do have the intent to learn all the fights before even setting foot in the instance, I've completed the 1st boss on 10man but haven't gotten any farther than that.

I will briefly explain my roll on the Hodir fight..
Hodir is a test of the raids capability to avoid damage and environmental effects.


The first thing I took note of is his 'Biting Cold' ability and how similar it is to Keristrasza's in The Nexus. I should be moving/jumping constantly throughout the fight to avoid this deadly ability. The next thing is to make sure I am in range of the Priest's Mass dispel in order to avoid the AoE 'Freeze' spell.
Another thing I should be watching out for is the random Icicles falling from the ceiling of the room, and evacuating the area if I am in range of any falling icicles. Every 50 seconds Hodir will cast 'Flash Freeze'. This ability has a 9 second cast time and freezes the entire floor of the room, I must move on top of those Snowdrifts to protect myself from the Flash Freeze effect.


Overall I should be doing multiple things throughout the fight..
-Avoiding Flash Freeze & Icicles

-Making sure I am buffed with 'Stormcloud', as well as the rest of the melee DPS.

-Jumping continuously.

-Watching for a chance to gain the 100% Haste buff 'Starlight'.[/list]

What sources do you use to attain information on raid encounters you have not yet completed? (please provide specific URLs)

Bosskillers - http://www.bosskillers.com/cgi-bin/bbgu ... lo4VvCMs1r

Elitist jerks - http://elitistjerks.com/

What ammount of time do you feel is long enough to spend wiping on a new encounter before it would be wise to call the raid for the night and come back another day?

In all honesty, unless we have a reason to be wiping, (I.E missing classes etc..) Until the boss is dead

What is your opinion of the raiding acheivements blizzard has added to the game?

I believe they add to the determination of players and completing new raids and encounters and have an overall 'drive' effect on everyone.

Do you set yourself goals in World of Warcraft? If so, what goals have you completed in the past, and what are your current goals?

I've completed my past goals by raiding long throughout the day with the people I want to be with. My current ones would have to be seeing the end of Wotlk content all the way to Icecrown & beyond!


PVP Experience

Do you currently participate in arena PVP?

No :$

Please explain your Burning Crusade PVP accomplishments:

I was never really interested in PvP.

Technical Feasibility

Please describe the computer(s) [technically] and surrounding environment you play in:

I'm currently using a Dell XPS 700 model with 1.86 GHz CPU, Windows XP Professional and an Nvidia GeForce 9600 Graphics card.

**However, this Tuesday (5/12/09) My new Computer should be arriving, i've spent $1000 on this beast and it will be running FAST&FURIOUSLY inside is an Intel i7 Quad Core processor with a 2.86 GHz CPU (Overclocking @ like 3.33)... 1 TB(Terabyte!) of memory, & 1GB of RAM.

Do you ever experience FPS lag?

I won't be any longer.

Do you ever get disconnected from the Internet? If so, why?

~Yes I do, only sometimes when my father connects his laptop to the internet. I'd love to know if I could fix this problem, If you have a solution send me a PM. The disconnect is brief, but annoying.

Do you currently own a full working version of Fraps?

I do not.

Do you own any video editing software? If so, are you familiar with it?

No, I'm good with PS CS3 though..!

Would you be interested in assisting with guild video projects?

Read above^^


Bonus Points

What do you think "Park Balance" means? Be creative and have fun.

A balanced park, the correct number of everything... this includes trees, wildlife, etc...

In translation! A balanced guild. With just enough well-balanced raiders.


Last edited by Sporkjuct on Sun May 10, 2009 8:54 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: M-APP: Sporkjuct - Paladin - 80
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:38 pm 
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fairly well written app (better than mine :p)
and though its a new character a few things stick out to me not even being a pally

stam gem in helm - should be str/stam or expertise/stam since you are below exp cap

no shoulder enchant and agi/stam gem- should choose str/stam or expertise stam

hit rating gems in pant/ring- you are over the hit cap (263 hit rating)

lack of enchants on quite a few pieces

also for glyphs i believe the correct one are

1. Judgement Dmg
2. CS glyph.
3. Consec glyph.
taken from ret paladin sticky on the forums

gl on your app

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 Post subject: Re: M-APP: Sporkjuct - Paladin - 80
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:41 pm 
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Kragnorz wrote:
fairly well written app (better than mine :p)
and though its a new character a few things stick out to me not even being a pally

stam gem in helm - should be str/stam or expertise/stam since you are below exp cap

no shoulder enchant and agi/stam gem- should choose str/stam or expertise stam

hit rating gems in pant/ring- you are over the hit cap (263 hit rating)

lack of enchants on quite a few pieces

also for glyphs i believe the correct one are

1. Judgement Dmg
2. CS glyph.
3. Consec glyph.
taken from ret paladin sticky on the forums

gl on your app


Thank you very much for your criticism, I will attend the these problems as soon as possible.

I'm fresh out the box 80! and working hard at a Park Balance spot.


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 Post subject: Re: M-APP: Sporkjuct - Paladin - 80
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:09 am 
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I am closing this app for now, please feel free to re-apply once you have shown you are willing and capable of using every resource available to you to better yourself. Your lack of enchants and gear (you can easily full clear PUG nax 25) clearly show a lack of effort. Regardless of when you hit 80 you arent ready to be usefull to us yet. When you are, feel free to try again.

Thank you for applying to Park Balance.

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