Notify Message
Forums
#685594 Aug 05, 2008 at 09:49 AM · Edited 14 years ago
Kwzatzaderak - Mage (arc / frost) - 70
IRL Name:

Johnny.

Age:

35.

Gender:

Male.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

English is our main language of communication, please rate your English fluency out of 10:

10.

Please link your armoury page here:

http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Nordrassil&n=Kwzatzaderak

List any significant alts (name, class/spec, level):

Name your previous guilds and give a brief explanation of why you left those you spent a significant amount of time with:

Sanctus – Left recently after the core of the raid-team had moved on to find new homes. I was one of the last of the core to move on. I left my old home with a heavy heart because it was a place where I met some awesome people and players. Be that as it may, whilst I will hopefully find a new home with new friends, I am still in the game primarily to raid. Sanctus had gotten up to Vashj and Kael before the collapse of the core, and so therefore it makes sense for me to still be focussing on that point, hopefully to move on from there and see some more content. My aim is to see BT, and having fun doing it

Equilibrium (used to be called Artizans of Azeroth) – Left after I decided to do some TBC raiding. Eq was social bunch with no real experience of, or interest in guild progression.

What is your preferred PvE raiding talent spec and why have you chosen it?:

40 / 0 / 21 – arcane frost.
I used to be deep fire, all the way from 0 – 70 and until we hit TK. I re-specced for Al’lar (who is 100%FR obviously) which answers the question “will you respect for a raid – yes, absolutely, is the only answer in my book”. I manage raid buffed with an SP, shammy and another deep frost spec mage around 950 avg DPS which was good dmg for Sanctus so I stuck with it. Being frost is fun, loads of pew-pew whilst not being as much an aggro-whore. Mana-management is also a doddle especially with the serpent braid trinky. I tried deep arcane for a while but found OOM a problem whilst not doing much more dmg. I’m not spec-fussy meaning I don’t “love my spec”, which some players do and which makes little sense to me, I play what’s needed, and make it my own

List your primary and secondary professions, pls mention any notable epic or rare recipes:

Enchanting and Alchemy (pot master). I'm quite a lazy crafter and haven't really spent any time going after anything particularly rare.

Which Attunements and Heroic Keys do you have?

Most of the pre-TBC attunements; all heroic keys, Hyjal up to Vashj & Kael, BT completed.

Do you own a Medallion of Karabor?

Nope. Unless I flogged it for a gnomish pole dancing night out in Shattrath...

What kind of raid experience do you have? (include any references to Pre and Post BC):

Pre-TBC not anything worth mentioning. Visited ZG a few times, Nax a few times, MC a few times
TBC, Kz: cleared multiple times.
ZA: cleared multiple times (was there for all new boss kills bar one I think).
Gruul: cleared multiple times
Maggy: cleared multiple times (pre maggy-nerf, never been there since the nerf)
SCC: 5/6 we never got Vashj down (think I was there for most tries on her)
TK: 3/4 we never got Kael down either (was there for a couple of the tries)
Hyjal: downed boss 1, wasn’t there for any other tries.

How do you prepare for a raid?

Consumables; bosses look-up / tictacs; latest gossip / forums, abuse rantings etc ...

What do you dislike most about World of Warcraft?:

Not a huge PVP fan (or discussing pertaining to pwning).
Immatureness / loot-horniness (usually goes hand in hand).

What days are you available to raid (list all)?:

any 2 weekdays (8PM game-time till 12) and one weekend day (Sat or Sunday all day).

Do you know about in Last Legion who could sponsor you?

Not sure whether the weirdo called Magi / Sunlord is still with you.
Had the pleasure of raiding with him a bit - not sure if that's a good thing ;p

Do you have any additional info you wish to share? (this is your opportunity to provide us with extra information to set you apart from other applications and cover an issue not mentioned above):

I've also applied to Sworn (and I might apply to others), and as I'm a lazy typer I'll copy and paste all the arse-kissing which can also be found hither ;)
http://www.wow-sworn.eu/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1244

Gear-wise, the gear I have is pretty much my only gear. I have a few haste pieces from ZA in the bank still. I still have 2 T4 pieces purely because:

a) Although I have 300 badges in the bank I refuse to wear badge trash and - I am a raider, I have some pride :p
b) The interruption bonus aint that bad if that’s all you have.

Sadly I was the only long time playing and active mage in Sanctus (at the time of the core leaving) who never got T5 trousers (hence spellstrike trousers). I passed on more than a few and was just unlucky I guess. On the other hand the (non-dkp) looting system was somewhat “questionable”, nuff said. Spellstrike is better than the badge trousers as it has crit and hit, the badge ones having either only.
With regards to badge gear, if required I am happy to acquire some of course. I can probably benefit hugely from some more T5 and T6 obviously. With another T5 some arcane blast rotation might be a good crack. With T6 deep fire becomes viable again I guess.

Skill-wise, I am a decent mage, meaning I do decent DMG. I like WoW but RL is more important (as it should be). I am not a theory crafter and I do not want to be the best mage but I do want to be good at what I do, so I put the effort it to get there. I like a lot of weird and wonderful things, including a good sense of humour,goth / industrial music, condensed milk and I hate the name Bob (but call me than if you need/want to, else I prefer J, Jo, Jay, John or Johnny
I can appreciate some of what it takes to manage a guild - downing new bosses is awesome but getting to that stage takes much from everyone.
In general I believe I will be an asset to LL, and that I can contribute to the social and raiding aspects.

On the other hand, the overall quality of people and raiding in Sanctus was quite high, so LL will be as much on trial as I will be for you. I hope both sides will be equally impressed =)

PS: If armourey says I am guilded then as per usual it's slow.

Other than that, I know you're not recruiting mages (who needs mages anyway) but as I'm an “exceptional candidate ofc” I thought I'd present myself for duty anyway ;)
I've heard good things about LL and I look forward to hearing back from you!

>:)
+0
#685597 Aug 05, 2008 at 09:53 AM
Kwzatzaderak
eep sorry, missed a bit ;p

List any significant alts (name, class/spec, level):

Lyllith, LVL 65, NE Rogue

It’s been 2 years+ and she’s still only 65, not sure if she will ever get to 70. I like playing her every once in a blue moon, in-yer-face DPS makes a nice change from ranged pew-pew but no significant time gets spent on her.

And it's sublord, not slutlord, sunlord I mean ;p
+0
#685695 Aug 05, 2008 at 11:15 AM
Guild Leader
964 Posts
Excelent application tbh, his gear is good enough for BT , problem is we have 5 mages atm so i can`t really see another spot for Johnny , but as he said ''exceptional applicants '' might be considered :D





Grand Mage Clikz
<master arcane blaster>

AUGH AUGH AUGH!
+0
#685726 Aug 05, 2008 at 11:34 AM · Edited 14 years ago
Guild Leader
964 Posts
Question:

I see you`re arcane and went for Cold Snap in frost tree , i also see that from your talents you don`t use Arcane Missiles/Arcane Blast rotation (as you don`t have 5 points in Improved Arcane Missiles and 3 in Empowered Arcane Missiles) well i might understand that , but from my point of view going for Cold Snap as arcane is to much tbh( to many points spent on useless frost talents as Frost Channeling , Arctic Reach etc) as you`re spamming Arcane Blast anyway with 1.5 sec casting time + icy veins thats 1 sec !

Also if you ask me Magic Attunement and Arcane Fortitude are pvp talents, thats 3 points spent useless , and Prismatic Cloak might help you more than Arcane Fortitude in raids.

Can you tell us what is your sustained dps in raids?

Thats all by me! cheers

Clikz





Grand Mage Clikz
<master arcane blaster>

AUGH AUGH AUGH!
+0
#685743 Aug 05, 2008 at 11:48 AM
Kwzatzaderak
Hey guys;

Thnx for the welcome.
In response to your points Clikz:

- I don't use Arc Missiles Arc Blast purely because I'm lazy - easier to spam frostbolts ;p
Nah it's because I was happy with the dmg I did with FB's and with Arc Missiles I went OOM much quicker. Also remember I only have one T5 piece so lack the Arc Blast DMG bonus from 2 pieces.
So as I don't use Arc Blast the additional haste that IVeins helps with spamming FB's.

- Those talents were spent to get to Mind Mastery for the extra Spell DMG. The spec kinda worked for the instances Sanctus raided and can surely be improved ;)

BT fights and 1.2k dps?
OOh you have me all moist :D
+0
#685782 Aug 05, 2008 at 12:15 PM
Guild Leader
964 Posts
Hehe ye i see your point but i can prolly assure you , if you go deep frost + some items with spellhaste(might consider to re-gem some of your items as i see you`re hit capped) , so you can reach at least 100spellhaste and you will do for sure more dps ! It is your choice afterwards !

Clikz





Grand Mage Clikz
<master arcane blaster>

AUGH AUGH AUGH!
+0
#685807 Aug 05, 2008 at 12:28 PM
Kwzatzaderak
Sounds good ;)
+0
#685888 Aug 05, 2008 at 01:24 PM
Guild Leader
3867 Posts
Quality app. Thanks for the input Clikz.

We'll be in touch. But jeez did you have a name your toon in such a complex fashion? lol :)

Skil




How to make a Last Legion application: Click meh

+0
#685894 Aug 05, 2008 at 01:26 PM
Guild Member
139 Posts
Atleast he hasnt got the funny ó or é etc :)


+0
#685927 Aug 05, 2008 at 01:46 PM
Kwzatzaderak
Hey Skil & Richy ;)

Holy Jebus I know, the name, I guess I got a spasm in the trigger finger when I was typing it and for some reason just decided to stick with the name.
On the other hand, statistically I guess I get less spam from gold sellers ;p
+0
#686304 Aug 05, 2008 at 03:54 PM
Guild Member
445 Posts
An excellent application. You're just the kind of player we like to recruit to <Last Legion>.

What will make this difficult is that we have rather a lot of mages at the moment, and they're very good and reliable at playing their class. So please bear with us while we debate this. It may take a little while.

In the meantime, I have a question about your application. Note that I'm a little bit pedantic.


a) Although I have 300 badges in the bank I refuse to wear badge trash and - I am a raider, I have some pride


Firstly, some of the new 100/150 badge gear is extremely good for PvE. The quality of these items is very close to what we are currently seeing in BT (well, whenever we get caster loot). Much of these items doesn't have spell hit, so it is not good for boss fights. But it is very good to replace +spell hit gear whilst dealing with trash. Why would you not want to use your badges for these items, in order to help you improve your PvE trash mob set?

Secondly, there is a superb 65 badge caster ring with a huge amount of +spell hit and very respectable +spell damage. This ring is an excellent means to increase your +spell hit in a single slot. Once you have reached the cap, you can use a high +spell hit item like this in order to substitute weaker spell hit items by good damage/crit items.

Thirdly, you can swap badges for raw epic gems. Ask a friendly jewelcrafter to cut them for you and you can replace the blue gems in your gear by epic ones.

Your badges will be useless in WotLK. Does pride really justify abstaining from the aforementioned ways of improving your gear, at no additional cost whatsoever?
You want the soulstone? You can't handle the soulstone!
+0
#686484 Aug 05, 2008 at 04:47 PM
Kwzatzaderak
Heya Sparklepuff;

No such thing as pedantic and I appreciate all the comments, inputs and abuse ;)
I know you guys have top-notch mages and you prolly don't need more vendors at the moment, I'd thought I'd
flaunt my warez anyway ;)

Badge-wise, good points you raise. I have already for some time been wearing some badge gear, if you peek in on my
armoury spec you'll see the ring and boots already equipped. These are best badge items IMO.
The rest of the stuff is OK but not that great either.
I have T5 gloves and was hoping to team this up with T5 legs, so hence I kept the gloves.
Taking the badge ones will give me an extra bit in DMG, true.
The legs I have already covered; they're inferior to spellstrike which gives a bit of both hit and
crit, and with the badge version with only one socket, it's not worth the badges.
The robe again will provide a tiny bit of extra DMG but again with limited gem sockets it's a bit meh + my
hydross robe is prettier - mages are vain, not my fault ;D
The only piece other piece of badge gear I have been considering is the dagger, which would grant a bit
more DMG at the cost of some haste which I have on my ZA sword.
As far as epic gems are concerned, I'd be much happier spending badges on these ;)
As I mentioned, I'd be happy to aquire what's needed, when needed.

Thanks for the time taken sofar guys.
+0
#686601 Aug 05, 2008 at 05:17 PM
Guild Member
261 Posts
other than the name you seem cool

Good luck!

Help me raise my Habamon!
Link
+0
#686697 Aug 05, 2008 at 05:40 PM
Kwzatzaderak
Wait till you see my hairstyle ;p
+0
#690460 Aug 06, 2008 at 08:29 PM
Kwzatzaderak
Hi guys;

Just to let you know that I had just found another home.
Thanks loads for the time invested and considering me.
Good luck with all the raiding and everything else ;)

K
+0
Page 1
Add Reply