Outro - Feral
Character: Outro, Nightelf, Feral
Nationality: Norwegian. I currently live in Oslo, but am scheduled to move to Madrid late January 2017. GMT+1 either way.
Overview: So here's the sitch(uation); I'm new. About 80k shy of hitting 60. No prior druid experience, no prior tanking experience. I've raided previously as a fury warrior and holy pala, but no further than BWL and some AQ20. You still reading? Dope. But see, I know I'm green. I don't have a calculator addon installed for WoW and I've never chosen an item upgrade based on algebra, but I have got almost half a brain when I really focus, and so far that's been keeping me afloat. I initially rolled druid for pvp, as I'm not stoked on the idea of healing end game. Pvp is still the main idea. However; while leveling I ran into Kemmerah/Hushnow, and learned that there actually were serious guilds who used Feral druids, which is what/who has brought me here. He's my inside man.
So I'm just being straight: I'm reading the guides, watching the vids, learning the ropes, but I'm currently a scrub in terms of being a druid, raid-tank and late end game wow in general. I'm ultimately looking for a place to learn. I could be "alt-raid-team2-off-tank-on-standby", it'll be swell. No, but really.
I'm currently working on getting my pre-bis gear for both bear/cat sorted, and while I believe I have a good idea of what that should consist of (meaning I just get whatever this dude suggests [http://forums.crestfall-gaming.com/index.php?/topic/178-a-grizzly-situation-feral-druid-1121-pve-tanking-and-dps /](link url) ) I don't have a clear grasp of what items I'm opting for from MC/BWL/+ just yet. So I'm not going to list a bunch of items that look neat and pretend I know why I want them.
On the plus side; I'm a clean slate. No preconceived notions of how to play my class, and minimal ego because of it. You could fill my brain up with all that black magic number crunched nonsense of yours! It'll be like raising a child. A child who wipes his own ass. Think about it...
I'm likely to play most days for at least a few hours, and will at least consider extra curricular activities.
I've been playing wow since vanilla, but fell off pretty soon after TBC arrived. Tried WoD, tried Legion, neither scratched the itch. Been jumping around the vanilla private scene the last few years. Besides WoW i really just play Dark souls. Also been getting into chess.
I work as a concept artist / illustrator. Been working at a VFX studio in Oslo the last 3 years, and am now hopefully moving to Madrid for an animation gig.
A nice enough guy, says mum.
Thank you for your time.
Okay, so. For starters, let's say you're excellent at selling yourself.
What I don't get is whether or not you consider yourself a good player. PvP focus is a bit worrying, because we're not really a PvP guild and PvP and PvE specs don't go hand in hand, even for feral druids.
I take it you read the last feral application and the thing about some itemization choices that affect your character throughout the game. Good. A bit of research can save you a lot of trouble later on. Which gets us to the guides, videos and all that - very promising. People with too big egos have a problem learning new things or admitting to their mistakes, which is the only way to learn how to be a better player.
However, as you know, Feral Druids are the kind of spec that does not always see action in raids and when it does, it has to be played to perfection because it has a lot of shortcomings. It can do a lot more things and be more versatile than other classes can, but on the flipside it's very situational. It's hard to extract potential from it.
So, if you're actually good, active player who is serious about Feral PvE we could give you a shot. Your current gear, etc, does not matter.
I appreciate the quick reply!
I think I'm a capable player, is the best answer I can give you. When I compare myself to the average trade chat invite, I think I'm pretty good. When I compare myself to someone who really knows the ins and outs of ones class and the mechanics of every fight and how to optimize output with regards to all the different variables that go into each boss encounter, I consider myself an average player at best, as of right now. Hope that makes sense.
I wouldn't be worried about the PvP focus. I'm not in even trying to sniff at anything beyond Rank 10, and spec is flexible. I enjoy the challenge of PvP, working with what I have, is all. I'm not even engineering, so.. I mean.. Do I even PvP bro?
I'd love a shot at it. And I'll be the first to agree with you if I prove not to be on par.
Our need of feral druids is a pretty big one.
Would you consider rolling enchanting for [smoking heart of the mountain]? You can remove it after that item is made. What I guess I am asking is "are you willing to go the extra mile that hybrid specs always need to go, because they aren't on par with everyone else"?
It's a tough but rewarding road to walk.
For the time we spent together farming and wpvping, Outro was rock solid and really well-mannered. For starters, we can (I know I would like so at least) do the "mandatory" 5mans with my war and Istaria or anyone else is very welcome to join us. From me a big +1 tho.
wtb Strange dust
What you can do, is to show us a picture of your display in-game. If it looks good, I think we can have you tank something / come for a raid and see what happens!
Sure! What exactly does "display" mean in this context?
He wants to see your UI (and binds).
Screenshot from in-game.
Does this cover it?
Yeah, that's perfect. Loved how you added that enchanting menu in there.
let's say you're excellent at selling yourself.