Being an Australian living in Sydney, I would prefer a group that runs on GMT+10 or GMT+12. As the title suggests, I'm also looking for a guild that performs well, and has high expectations, but doesn't take the game too seriously, to the point where it may feel like a chore. Apart from that, I'm not fussed any of the details.
I'm obviously willing to server transfer to any Oceanic realm, I MAY be willing to faction transfer, if the situation warrants it (I've played Alliance through the entire of my 7 years playing this game).
I consider myself to be a highly skilled player of the retribution paladin, as I've been doing it for so long and have adapted my playstyle with the many changes rets have faced. I have lead a guild and a small raiding group for the past few years, so I'm quite good at giving and receiving constructive criticism, as well as helping out other players if needed.
I'm not sure that these facts will mean much, but it's the best I've got considering I haven't done much serious raiding in a long time. I've never been beaten in DPS in a LFR group by another ret paladin, in fact the only people who usually top my DPS are a good 10-15ilvls of gear above me. If you'd like me to send screenshots of my DPS on a particular fight, I'd be willing to do so. I also believe I'm one of (if not) the only melee players on Alliance on my realm to have the Brawler title, which I achieved at 490il.
I have also played in multiple sporting teams through my life, and as such I am HIGHLY competitive. If there is a player/s in the group I think is outperforming me with a similar gear level, I will absolutely strive and not stop working until I am at least on par with them. However, this doesn't interfere with my ability to work as part of a team.
I had quite a few World of Logs rankings through Cataclysm when I raided for a little while on my death knight. I managed a few top 100 rankings as both unholy and when I needed to go blood, even though I was in a raiding group that only ended up 1/8 HM Dragon Soul. I also had a world top 10 holy paladin ranking for Argaloth about two weeks into Cataclysm, when there wasn't a massive gap in gear between myself and the hardcore raiders. These may not be entirely relevant things to point out, but I believe they indicate that I put a lot of work into learning how to play a particular class/spec to it's full potential.
-- Experienced ret paladin
-- Willing to server change, MAYBE willing to faction change
-- Highly competitive, team player
-- Little hardcore raiding experience, but keen to start
-- 10 or 25 man, it doesn't bother me, as long as I have some flexibility in the odd chance I miss a raid night due to an emergency
-- Raid days: Every day except for Wednesday and Friday will be fine for me, as long as it's no more than 3 nights a week.
-- Raid times: Using GMT+10, I'd prefer a start no earlier than 7:30, and a finish time no later than midnight
If there's a forum you'd like me to sign up to to apply officially, let me know.