Post by Flilirenni on Oct 5, 2020 19:56:11 GMT 1
Heyo, finally finished this! I hope I filled it out properly and my English isn't too broken c: Sorry if this is too long, I got carried away...
"What is your character name, what class do you play, and what level are you?"
Flilirenni, night elf hunter, at your service! I don't come alone though, my beloved Helmi the Cat follows me around everywhere I go. I hope she won't cause allergic reactions in the guild if I'm ever to get approved. I'm currently level 24 as I'm writing this but that's not set in stone.
"What hours do you typically play? (Cite time zone as well.)"
I live in Finland so my timezone is GMT+2 (summer) or GMT+3 (winter) – though I'm pretty active both day and night. If I had to give a guesstimate, I would say 16:00-23:00 server time is the best time to catch me running around. I'm a night owl by nature.
"What is your experience with World of Warcraft? (How long have you played, were you a raider, role-player, etc.)"
Hmm... My experience isn't the greatest compared to veteran players, I missed everything gaming related as a kid, even though fantasy worlds have always been fascinating to me. I used to read books and imagine myself in the worlds they featured. Please allow me to tell a bit about how I got dragged into this game, it's a memory I hold very dear!
The first time that I ever even saw WoW gameplay was in 2013, at my high school friend's place. It was a private server, she was playing as a night elf and I remember thinking to myself: ”Why does she need ears and even brows that long? I don't get this...” Having gotten used to a bit more modern graphics, I wondered what was the deal with this game, all my friends kept insisting it was awesome. Surely nobody wanted to look at such clunky characters for all day long (oh the naivety).
So you know, eventually I caved and decided to try this World of Warcraft myself. As the private server in question was running wotlk, I rolled a draenei shaman despite the veteran in our group saying a night elf druid would've been the best pick. Bah, if I was going to try this game, I wanted a character that I liked, not the one that was ”the best” according to someone else's standards.
I ended up loving WoW, as you already figured. The world was something I had never experienced before, everyone looked weird and I had horns too! I didn't know anything and it was so fun running around and talking with my friends in the guild chat. I didn't really run dungeons because I was (still am) shy and often too soft-skinned for pugs... But just wandering around and looking at things, collecting everything I could and choosing my own talents was something that was able to scratch that fantasy-loving side of my brain. Eventually I started getting more and more immersed, Googling about the lore (my favorite thing about this game) and different builds, classes and some technical stuff down the line.
Fast forward to 2019-2020. I have been playing on privates ever since, taking longer breaks as needed, but always coming back. I tried retail, got max level but meh... I missed the old Azeroth and its pace! Went back to the private server, got fed-up with world pvp and insane ganking. So... Classic it was. I had tried it earlier but EU's rp scene wasn't very lively. Rolled on Pyrewood and was positively surprised by how friendly everyone seemed. So here I am.
"Why would you want to join Nighthaven? (Please note, we ask for your reasons for wanting to join -this- guild, not just any guild.)"
If I had to sum it up: I just want to belong.
Longer version: As I wrote earlier, I miss the old Azeroth that I got to experience before many of my friends quit playing or went on indefinite breaks. Now I'm seeking for a group that I could call home and feel safe in. I'm so shy that just talking in General chat can feel overwhelming and I find it hard to take initiative. My English isn't the best either, nor am I able to keep up with conversations in Discord calls which makes it even harder to find guilds (many of them prefer you're able to start a call when needed). I just like my chat bubbles, it's easier to understand!
Finding friendly people with a similar mindset is harder than I'd like to admit. I like to take things at a relaxed pace and play Classic to de-stress. Most of the guilds I've seen recruiting are pretty focused on raiding and/or don't feel ”right” - or then it's just my anxiety talking.
Before I decided to apply, I tried to read everything really carefully and make sure this is The Guild for me. I'm a bit insecure about my age (turning 24 in about a month) but the way you wrote about yourselves made something click in me. Your guild has similar values and approach to the game as I do, I like to take it slow and real life always, always comes first. It's great that a guild like this exists on the very server I chose to play on, what a coincidence honestly. Without going too much into the more depressing details of my life, I would love to be a part of something that is so dedicated to ensuring everyone's well-being, while still maintaining a chill atmosphere. c:
"Which qualities do you have to offer, and - what do you expect of your guild?"
Me? I hear I'm considerate of others and treat them kindly... Even though I don't think very highly of myself, I am loyal to my friends and want to look after them, kind of. If I'm able to craft you something, I surely will! Maybe I'l cook stuff for you as well. (I love professions). I have many alts, one of them is waiting to be rerolled as a resto druid – healing and helping people get through hard quests is a rewarding experience. Mostly you would get an empathic guildie with a passion for Azeroth and its inhabitants as her driving force.
As for what I expect to gain by applying: A home to return to. People understanding that life happens outside Azeroth and it might not be easy to deal with. Conversations that don't look down on anyone or demean others for who they are or what their life looks like. People helping people, people who could end up giving me unforgettable memories.
"Where did you hear of us?"
I have seen your ads in Trade chat, though it was too scary to contact you directly (because it said ”mature” if I remember right - I'm a baby compared to you I would imagine). Then I stumbled across your recruitment post on official WoW forums and started following the links provided.
"Do you know any current or former member of Nighthaven (if so please cite the person)?"
I wrote ”Nope but I wish I did” previously - well, I don't need to wish anymore! I met Alunaria earlier today when I went to check my bank in Darnassus. As I told above, I find it scary to start conversation but now I thought ”Well... If I'm going to apply, I might as well say hi?” We talked a bit, it was a lovely conversation and it made me more confident in trying to apply. I was terrified of doing something wrong or saying something that didn't make sense so I had to correct my text many times before sending them. Thank you for being patient with me, I was as nervous as a kobold without her candle. ^^;
"Anything else you would like to add to help us know if we´d be a good match for each other?"
The biggest thing I'm nervous about is my age – though I'm not the one to start fights (confrontation is something that makes me freeze, I absolutely dread it). I have read your members' ages are between 20-60 so I think I'm not going to get eaten by hard-boiled life veterans..? I don't mind age gaps when it comes to guildies, it's a beautiful thing that different people can find joy in the same things in my opinion.
I'm applying as my main character right now, but I have alts like I already mentioned (I want to play WoW in so many different ways that it's hard to stick to just one). Most of them are Alliance, but there's one troll (hunter as well) on Horde side. I like their lore and play there occasionally. However, I log on Flilirenni most of the time. I get to have a cat and tinker at the same time? So much yes!
In previous answers I've alluded to not coping well with hard attendance requirements and that I'm shy. It boils down to health/past stuff and treatment of it, without going too much into detail. When I get more comfortable, I'm sure I'll come out of my shell and talk more. I hope hearing from you, no rush though!
- Flilirenni (and Helmi, I had to feed her many times as I was writing this)