Briefly, explain your understanding of the usage of your talents.:
Master Poisoner, Nightstalker, Vigor and Venom Rush are all essentially mandatory. They either scale very well with our Mastery (and poisons in general) or provide a significant increase to our energy supply and regeneration. Elusiveness and Leeching Poison are both underwhelming, Cheat Death is any easy choice and provides a nice mulligan when errors occur. Hey, we're all human :p
Thuggee is a great way to maximize up-time when you're dealing with multiple mobs, especially if they're dropping relatively quickly. Again, the alternatives are pretty underwhelming in a PvE environment.
I take Toxic Blade. My raid buffed Mastery is ~160% and this offers an incredible amount of on-demand damage when combining TB and KB. I just can't seem to produce the same results with Exsanguinate. I don't even look at Alacrity, Haste is not a real option.
Ultimately I am always looking at my spec, I try to run sims with as many practical configurations of gear and talents as I can. I want to perform as best I can and am always looking for Rogues who are better than me to help me along the way.
Professions (w/ Skill Level):
I Hate Everything - Alexstrasza US
Previous Guilds (if any):
VoS - Sargeras US
Reason for leaving current guild:
It's just a fun guild I made with some real life friends. I have pugged everything since I came back to the game. We did manage to get through some 15-17 Mythic+ material so that was pretty fun. Most of them have quit or transferred.
Previous Raiding Experience:
I've been raiding since BC. I wouldn't say I was serious until WotLK. I played a resto Druid for WotLK Naxx->ToC. We did the hard modes when they were current. I killed 3 Drake, Malygos and KT in 200 ilvl gear. I also did Ulduar 25, eventually killing Yogg +1 in progression appropriate gear. I contest to this day that Mimiron 25 hard mode is the most challenging encounter I have completed.
For ICC I was a Blood DK. I completed all of the bosses except for LK. The buff was at 25%->30% when we killed Sindragosa but it was well earned. We put in a good number of attempts at Arthas. I still remember getting 2 shot by the big Zombies I was off-tanking despite my nearly perfect gear.
This expansion, I got myself back up to speed. Picked a new class and pugged my way through H ToS and H Antorus. I like to think I did fairly well, but now I'm looking to do the hard stuff.
What you expect from the guild:
I will show up on time, every time, with consumables and having reviewed strategies.
I want guild mates who run back fast from a wipe, rebuff, and try again.
I will sit outside the raid if the leadership decides that someone needs to be rotated in.
I will contribute my professions, as well as my share of gold and materials to the bank. In return I expect to benefit from Guild repairs and other such perks as are seemly.
I expect to clear new content in a timely fashion, and teammates with a productive attitude. I am open to constructive criticism and love to improve my skills.
Names of current guild members you know, if any:
Are you comfortable with rotation?:
State the number of raids you would expect to come to per week.:
Southern Indiana, US
Net Connection Speed/Type:
I have high speed cable internet. It is very reliable and typically provides <30MS ping.
Hi tastymctasterson, thank you for sending in your application. Please note that we are in an Oceanic realm, which might lead to latency issues during raid. However, if you are still interested to join us, let's have a chat. My battle.net name is Sanmau#1678