Character Name: Dôttie (alt+147 for the ô)
Off-spec: also destruction
[ mostly 3, some 4 in WotLK ]: Raiding Experience [Enter 0-4: 0-New to Raiding, 1-Some Raiding, 2-Casual Raiding, 3-Progressive Raiding, 4-Hardcore Progressive]
[ somewhere between 2 and 4 depending on how excited I am for the content ]: Desired Raiding Group Type(s) [Enter 0-4: 0-Weekly Guild LFR, 1-Casual-Normal, 2-Casual-Normal & Heroic, 3-Progressive, 4-Hardcore Progressive]
[40(I miss bwl madness) but will settle for the new 20 ]: Desired Raid Team Size
5-11pm server time pretty much every day except sunday
[ y ]: Do you have experience leading a raiding team? [Y/N]
[ N ]: Are you interested in being a raid leader? [Y/N]
[ n ]: Are you interested in being an assistant raid leader? [Y/N]
[ Y ]: Are you willing to help others improve their raiding experience by providing helpful, constructive advice? [Y/N]
Short Answer Questions
What are your raiding goals for this expansion?
For Pandaria I didn't have much goal wise outside of just seeing the content for the lore side of things. I wasn't particularly thrilled for this expansion's content, until recently with getting back into SoO. Warlords on the other hand I'm fairly excited about. The old content being refreshed makes me want to get back into the progression style raiding all over again.
What makes a raiding group especially good for you?
For me being able to keep it light and friendly, while serious is what its all about. I like being able to know that the group I'm in is pushing me to do the best I can in the game. I know I'm by no means perfect, and for me the best way to learn is to get put along side someone who does X better than I do so I have something to chase goal wise. I rather enjoy the comradery that comes with a tight knit group of people striving for the same goal... from past experience we tend to elevate each other above our individual abilities.
What factors lead to a less successful raiding experience for you?
General unpreparedness, bickering over gear, pointing fingers all the time, being late to start...could go on and on. Mostly disrespect for your fellow raid members by not treating your role in the group with the respect and effort that others do will break down raids.
How do you prepare your character for raiding?
Researching stats, skills, rotations, etc, making sure I have all the materials required and the skill and knowledge to do so
Aside from listening to the most excellent "Convert to Raid" podcast, how do you prepare for raid encounters?
Tankspot, youtube videos of encounters and such... cause knowing is half the battle lol
Anything else you might want a prospective raid leader to know about you?
I'm 30, happily married, we have a german shepherd corgi mix, whom you might hear in the background occasionally, I have been playing wow, with the exception of a 4 month break during the tail end of BC, nonstop since beta for vanilla, I have raided with many teams and made many lifelong friends through this game(one of which I helped move across the country and is on your raid team currently) I have lead, I have followed, and I've enjoyed it all in its own right. I am a jack of all trades when it comes to class knowledge, I have played every class end game at some point except for monks, which I just cant seem to get excited about. I have 7 90's many many 85's and enjoy keeping this game a part of my routine.armory link