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[Declined] Shishikyu - Retribution Paladin

[Declined] Shishikyu - Retribution Paladin
« on: January 04, 2019, 01:53:42 AM »
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Introduction - Let us get to know you! (Please include Gender, Age and Country)
Hello Endless!

My name is Mike, but you may call me Shishikyu, Shishi or Shish as well. I am 26 years old and live in the Netherlands. I love to read manga, watch anime and play games whenever I have time off from work. I work in office - in the digital media design world so my hours are pretty set and I will not expect any disruptances to attend raids at all. I have been playing the game since early 2005 I believe, and with a few breaks here and there, still loving it to this day. Yes, even BfA. I just love to play my spec and class and enjoy raiding.

Please provide us with the following:
- Link to your armoury:
- Personal warcraft logs: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/eu/kazzak/Shishikyu#spec=Retribution&partition=1
- A screenshot of your UI: (You can upload to imgur.com):
- Connection info results: (Go to http://www.speedtest.net/ and connect to Stockholm)

- Do you have a working microphone?

Stats - Please explain your stats priority and explain why you are using these.
There is no *hard* stat breakpoint we need to go for like in Legion or previous expansions. Our stats are actually very balanced and close right now. It's roughly this:
1. Strength;
2. Haste;
3. Critical Strike ~= Versatility ~= Mastery. 

These are the global Retri pala stat priorities. However, anything with + ilvl and especially + socket is a dps upgrade. To top it off, after each gear upgrade I will use Simcraft to get my new and personal stat weights to be 100% sure something is going to be an upgrade.

Talents - Please explain your talent choices for a single target fight or an add controlled fight. And why you choose these talents.
Talents: https://imgur.com/a/jmih4Ia
For ST: 1. Righteous Verdict -  2. Hammer of Wrath - 4. Wake of Ashes - 6. Crusade:
As seen in the imgur, RV increases my Templars Verdict's damage, which is our ST ability. The other talents are just clear ST dps simming winners. Crusade works especially well with the new Light's Decree trait - increasing my wings DPS cd by 5 seconds duration as well as providing a small AoE blast around me when spending Holy Power (my resource).
For 2+ target's  (cleave/aoe): 1. Zeal -  2. Hammer of Wrath - 4. Wake of Ashes - 6. DP / Crusade / Inquisition:
Mostly the same as ST. The only main difference is our first row talent. RV doesn't give *any* benefit to our dps at all in cleave/aoe situations - unless you want to prioritise targets then I'd argue you could take it. Zeal as you see on imgur, is just a small damage increase on auto attacks and is no AoE benefit either but still gives you more dps overall. For the last talent rows Crusade takes a while to ramp up but still offers the most ST and AoE damage overall, also gives us that extra burst that can be useful on having to quickly deal with prio targets or boss burn phases. However, DP and Inquisition sim not too far behind on ST and could potentionally give more AoE/cleave damage output. Inquistion being the stable choice, DP being the RNG-fun choice which could either let you down or make you smile when you get to spam Divine Storm a couple of times in a row. :)

Resources - Please tell us sources you follow to keep up to date with your class:
- Hammer of Wrath Paladin Discord.
- Looking at patch notes on the PTR / wowhead / mmo-champion.
- Icy-Veins Retribution guide (written by top players of my spec, not sure how accurate it is for other classes/specs but for Retribution it has been mostly accurate for Legion and Uldir so far).
- thesilverhand.net Retribution Paladin website.

Raiding history:
Antorus - 11/11 CE: Normal Artifacts: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/id/7689681?zone=17&mode=detailed#

Tomb of Sargeras 7.3 - 9/9 CE: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/id/7689681?zone=13&mode=detailed#

The Nighthold 7.2 - 10/10 CE: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/id/7689681?zone=11&mode=detailed#

Trial of Valor 7.1.5+ - 3/3 CE: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/id/7689681?zone=12&mode=detailed#partition=2

Emerald Nightmare 7.0-7.1 - 7/7 CE: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/id/7689681?zone=10&mode=detailed#
(Basically all of Legion cutting edge achieved + Uldir in BfA)

Guild history and reason for leaving them:
(BfA) Valued (Kazzak): Had a officer (and temp GM) role here. Valued is a split-off mythic raider team from Predication. Got to world rank 518 with them. Got 8/8 Cutting Edge before the big G'huun nerf. 3 G'huun kills.

(Legion Epilogue) Predication (Kazzak): Main Tier / Core Raider rank. After Hoax they took me in and raided Mythic Antorus, the Burning Throne with them. 11/11 Mythic. Over 15 Argus M kills.

(Legion) Hoax (Kazzak): Had a officer role here. Raided with them for roughly 1,5 years. Did 7/7 Mythic | 3/3 Mythic | 10/10 Mythic | 9/9 Mythic with them in the current tier (Legion). Left the guild after Kil'Jaeden Mythic. Reason is that we were uncomfortable with the huge roster changes and the change of our GM mostly. We didn't feel respected as veteran members and want to start fresh somewhere else.

(WoD) Failed Experiment (Kazzak): Raided with them for roughly 1-1,5 years. This is the guild I was in before Hoax for pretty much the entirety of WoD. Reason for leaving was being burned out on Archimonde and the guild itself disbanded shortly after HFC.

Expectations - What do you expect from us and what can we expect from you:
I mostly expect a stable guild, roster, environment. Stability is what I long for the most after our guild disband. In return I will offer you a very motivated raider who wants to keep going forward and strive for a world top 300+ rank with likeminded individiuals - as a guild.

Freetext - Anything else you wish to add? Your last chance to impress us!
I'm the guy who brings extra vantus runes, potions, flasks and tomes...
« Last Edit: January 04, 2019, 09:44:01 PM by Shimara »

Re: Shishikyu - Retribution Paladin
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 02:10:09 AM »
Would like to add / point out I am *not* a package deal with any ex-members of Valued but would love to keep raiding with Elenna (IRL friend) if possible.


Re: Shishikyu - Retribution Paladin
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 09:43:46 PM »
Hello Shishikyu!

Thank you for applying to us here in Endless. Officers have decided to decline your application, due to stronger applicants.

We wish you the best of luck onwards
- Shim