Recruitment => Application => Topic started by: huirapup on August 27, 2018, 02:17:37 AM

Title: Huirapup: AfflictionWarlock
Post by: huirapup on August 27, 2018, 02:17:37 AM
Character's Name: Huirapup
BTag: Inkling#1870
Character's Level: 120
Class: Warlock
Usual Spec: Affliction
Normal Play Time:
Iíve been playing probably 12-15 hours a day but that could change
Age: 29
Previous Guild: Decay
Reason you left previous guild:
I joined to play with a friend but theyíre often doing real life stuff and I just found myself being in a guild I donít really feel that comfortable in. I think I just rub some people the wrong way by being myself. Itís not like I try to cause conflicts. In fact, when I find myself in situations where I suspect Iíve done something wrong, I try to mitigate as much as I can. I think Iím just a pretty hateable person. Sometimes I think maybe I should lie more or at least not say what I really think or feel.

Tell us a bit about yourself:
I just want to play, get some gear, and not have playing WoW be like the rush and traumatic crash of a heavy drug addiction.

Are you friends with anyone in Nightstalkers? If so, who and how do you know them?

Why do you want to become a member of Nightstalkers?
I saw that the guild has a lot of warlocks already but is also pretty big in general. I thought maybe itíd be good to be in a big guild where I can kinda just blend in and be just another warlock or player and not really stick out.

Any alts we can contact you on? pupariuh

Our raid times are Tues, Thurs, and Sun from 8:00PM - 12:00AM server. Are you able to make ALL of our raid times, every week?
I think so. In the past when I did raid, I think I went to every raid that was available or something like 95%+

Do you forsee any issues in the near future with attendance? Vacation? Moving? Etc? I move often these days. Itís possible. It depends. I canít really say how or when itíll affect raid attendance.

WoW Armory Link:

Link to a screenshot of your UI (during a raid, mid-fight preferred): Itís not really prepped for raiding or anything and kind of a mess. I havenít played WoW since 2014 but my current UI is linked. Also, the gear I play with is the armory link which is 334 but I can inflate my ilvl to 338 which Iíll link on this one.

WarcraftLogs (or other log parse) link for a recent raid: I linked some deathbolts because itís probably all I really have to show. Tbh, I donít remember how to do logs and any logs Iíd have wouldnít be recent. Itíd be WOTLK probably. Iíll link all non-crit deathbolts. imgur

Please take a moment to outline your rotation/priority. Be thorough and specific: Well, it depends if I run absolute corruption or siphon life. I kind of prefer the gameplay style of siphon life because it feels more ďaffliction-yĒ to me so Iíll go thru that one.

I ďopenĒ with haunt then go thru applying my instant cast DoTs (agony, siphon life, corruption in that order because of descending time duration) but because when the DoTs are first applied they are about 5 seconds below the max duration (for example, the first application of agony I think is about 18 seconds but if reapplied about 5 seconds being left, the new duration will be a 23 second agony), I actually start by applying my instant DoTs. Sometimes Iíll accompany this with a preliminary stage with a haunt. I guess to be honest I havenít thought much about it. Sometimes I apply the haunt if I havenít gotten a lucky 4th soul shard right away and think the rng will take awhile producing the 5th soul shard. If one of the guild warlocks knows whatís better, Iíll just do that idrc. Anyway, I make sure to have atleast 4 soul shards before ďopeningĒ and gamble getting lucky getting the 5th shard during opening or I just get 5 soul shards before starting. I suppose this depends on the boss. Like for a boss like Merektha in Temple of Seth that burrows early in the fight, Iíll just ďopenĒ quicker and hope I get the soul shards on the way.

So assuming I have 5 soul shards, I ďopenĒ with haunt, then reapply/max the instant DoTs: agony, siphon life, corruption, activate my haste cooldowns Dark Soul: Misery which is macroed to the same button as Beserking (and potentially any haste potions or anything like that during a raid which Iím currently uncertain of (I would just attach them to my ďhaste macroĒ)). Once Iíve hasted, I apply 5 Unstable Afflictions on the target, apply Phantom Singularity, Summon Darkglare last before finally casting Deathbolt.

I think I can reliably do 40k non crit/80k crit deathbolt without bloodlust. With bloodlust it can get close to 48k non crit/96k crit because all the haste results in getting thru the ďopeningĒ faster which ends up in longer durations of the DoTs that compile into deathbolt. In current gear, with a lucky trinket proc, Iíve gotten 94k non crit so I think I can do 188k dmg potentially. This is probably the only thing Iím any good at doing if I am good at anything as a warlock.

After opening, I spam as many shadowbolts I can during the hasted duration before I have to reapply haunt. After reapplying haunt, I go back to spamming shadowbolts until the haste duration is over. Besides that, I just reapply the instant DoTs whenever they are 5 seconds or lower. I prioritize agony over the others in situations hindered by stun or anything else that throws off rotation because corruption and siphon life donít restart stacks when applied from new. Always reapply haunt when the cooldown is ready.

As for cooldowns, I do prefer waiting 3 minutes to line up Dark Soul: Misery (2 min CD) with Summon Darkglare (3 min CD), Beserking (3 min CD), and Phantom Singularity (45 sec CD), and deathbolt (30 sec CD). But in between the 3 minutes Iíll try to get in some 3-5 Unstable Afflictioned Deathbolts (depending on soul shard rng) with Phantom Singularity if itís off cooldown as some extra dps but mostly focused on making sure I have 5 soul shards for when Summon Darkglare and the haste cooldowns are ready. I donít really prioritize aligning Phantom Singularity with the ďinbetween deathboltsĒ. I only make sure itís ready for after the 3 minutes are over so I can Phantom Singularity with my next Summon Darkglare.

I donít really know about how to maximize this ďinbetween periodĒ or if itís not worth aligning all the cooldowns for the next 3 minutes, particularly Beserking but if your warlocks know the optimum dps, idrc about doing that (like just using whatever when it comes off cooldown instead of aligning them).

Besides that, if there are adds nearby, Iíll throw in a seed of corruption on main target and probably agony adds for soul shard generation unless their lifespans are really short for soul shard generation. I probably still would anyway idk.

What's the one misconception about your class that upsets you the most?
Personally, I think because affliction has a long ramp up time and have been subpar to mages for most of the game Iíve known, it makes sense to me that affliction should have the highest or near highest potential dps.

Summary of your raid experience (go as far back as you can):
I donít really remember but I know Iíve done MC in vanilla and Lich King in WOTLK. I pvped in BC and by cataclysm I think I was setting on quitting wow.

Are you willing to respecc or sit out of a raid if a different class is needed? Sure, Iíve done it before but I donít think Iím really good enough of a player to play the other specs well. I tried demo raiding when demo was the highest warlock dps and I think I ended up doing more dps but I donít think I was the best demo.

Are you willing to download a few raid specific addons? Sure but Iíd be somewhat cautious potentially over anything too cpu intensive because of my comp.

Are you able to be in Discord for raids (Mic and the ability to talk is required)? Sure, depending on the social aspect of getting along with the guild overall, I might prefer to just not talk unless itís like a specific situation where the raid leader needs me to call something but since Iím rDPS, I sort of imagine itíd be unusual circumstances, which Iíd be fine with.

Please list your computer's specs. CPU speed, video card, RAM, Wireless/Wired?, Cable/DSL?, and average in-game latency.
1.2 GHz Intel Core m3
Intel HD Graphics 615 1536 MB
8GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3
Cable (Spectrum)
I got 29ms when I ran /run print("Current Latency: ",GetNetStats()).."ms.")

Is your computer in good working order? Any current issues with it? Please make this answer detailed and specific.
Doesnít really have any problems with it. Itís just a Mac and limited in its capability. I have a bag of frozen peas covered in cloth in the freezer prepared for raiding. I actually have two to rotate them potentially. Iíd probably want to be part of smaller raids if possible.

Are you easily offended by adult language and conversation? Not language or topics but some behaviors and opinions do, particularly ďlocker roomĒ type of stuff.

Is there anything else you think we should know?
I just want to play, get some gear, and not hate playing WoW. I really donít want to be involved in political or high demanding social situations. Also, Iím probably autistic.
Title: Re: Huirapup: AfflictionWarlock
Post by: huirapup on August 27, 2018, 02:20:02 AM
Shit can I edit it? I accidentally pressed enter twice or something and it submitted the whole thing.
Title: Re: Huirapup: AfflictionWarlock
Post by: Ianarion on August 27, 2018, 10:57:31 PM
Hey, I do appreciate all the effort you put into this app.

Unfortunately we're getting close to full on our roster and have to pass for now.