The March edition of our featured player of the month is our good friend Jughernaut!
Jughernaut (aka Arvind) is twenty four years old and has been a <PI> raider for a little over a year. Some of you may remember him as Cryogenics (or Kryogenics lulz) the mage, but he changed to be our Monk healer for MoP!
Arvind is a pretty friendly guy (although judging by some of the stories you will read below maybe that’s not entirely true...) and one of our core healers! He is a skilled WoW player with experience playing a new main toon almost every xpac including a Priest, Rogue, Paladin, Mage, and Monk! He has magical fingers, talks really fast, and enjoys rescuing animals off the street! Take a moment to get to know your guildie by reading this issue of Spotlight on <PI>!
While you’re getting to know Arvind of the present, be sure to check out Arvind of past! HERE is his original application.
When did you start playing WoW and how did you get into the game?
Well, that was about seven years ago, wow I feel bad for saying that... I was seventeen or sixteen and one day my friend Matt was like “Hey, lets try this game!” and I got pretty hooked. I started out with a trial demo near the end of vanilla, but then I stopped playing because I was poor and didn't feel like buying it. Then two years later all of my friends were playing it so I decided to make the purchase and I got into it again.
What was your first toon?
A priest! Then I realized I hated healing so I went to a rogue! And now... I’m a healer again! Kinda funny...
When did you join <PI> and how did you discover the guild?
Well, Symmone probably remembers better than I do because she recruited me. I was in a guild that was kind of falling apart and nobody was doing anything about it, so I basically just left for greener pastures.
What is your favorite boss encounter?
Who was that dragon b**** in ICC... Valithria? It was awesome fighting her on my holy paladin because I got that huge healing buff all the time and it was fun to cast those monster heals! It was also fun because paladins were just OP in general back then.
What is your favorite raid instance?
I feel like I want to say Ulduar, but I actually didn’t really like Ulduar now that I’m thinking about it. I’ve never really been a fan of the whole big picture thing, more of just individual bosses. But I do like Throne of Thunder a lot!
What is your favorite raid boss emote?
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
If given the opportunity, what ability would you add to your class? (feel free to be as nonsensical as your heart desires)
Something with more direct healing power. Currently monks have pretty much all hots, I only have one real direct healing spell and it costs half my mana pool! I’d like some stronger direct heals that are more mana efficient and I’d also like to have a raid cooldown that doesn’t depend on a randomly generated hot dispersion mechanism.
Who is your favorite guildie?
Probably T! He is always trying so damn hard to make sure everyone is getting along, and I love his long winded speeches! He’s a good guy.
Best and worst things about being a raider?
The best thing is downing bosses! That’s pretty much what I raid for. The worst thing is that it basically eats up my life, haha! I sometimes push real life things to the side for a few hours to play wow and then I feel terrible afterwards.
Where does your toon name come from?
That’s an easy one, it’s my last name, and I’m proud of it!
Tell us about one great WoW memory you have.
There are so many memories, f***! Probably getting spine down. After all that work with like twenty thousand wipes it was nice to finally crack that back! It was kind of anticlimactic but it was still fun as hell!
What is one thing you want the guild to understand about you or how you operate?
That I have no sense at all for what I do. I just push buttons and do things. I don't even watch the screen sometimes, my fingers just do the work. There have been a few times where I was literally asleep at my desk but my fingers were still doing things.
What is your favorite things to do outside of game?
Honestly, just hang out with friends. I’m not too picky, it doesn't really matter what it is. Frisbee, going to a bar and having a few drinks, any kind of gathering is fine.
What do you do for a living and/or what do you study in school?
I am a graduate research assistant at WVU, and I’m studying Computer Science with an emphasis in Biometrics.
What is your favorite food? Favorite drink?
I don’t really have a favorite food, honestly. If you put food in front of me, I'll eat it! I'm not really too concerned about what it is or isn’t. And as for a favorite drink, I guess it would be coke, because I’m not original at all, haha.
Tell us about one great RL memory you have.
One day when my friends and I were in high school, we were bored and we decided that we wanted to go egg some people. We just wanted to do it once so that we could say we did it! So, we went down to the store and bought a sixty four pack of eggs. We were driving around looking for something or someone to egg and we got to this bridge where a guy was asking for a ride. My friend was being a complete a**hole about the situation and just beamed him right in the face! It looked like it hit him right in the eye! The guy had a sandwich in his hand and he tried to launch it at us but he completely failed. So, not only did this guy get smacked flying egg, he lost like a ten dollar sandwich. We crossed the bridge but when we came back to the bridge on our way home we assumed he would be gone, but he was still there and this time he had a huge posse with him! They got all up in the street and we were like “where are we gonna go, we can’t run through them!” My friend tried to turn the car around but it didn’t work at all because the bridge was so narrow, we start doing that Austin Power s***! We sat there in the car, trying to turn around while this posse of bridge people were running straight at us! In reality it it all happened pretty quick but it felt like it was so much longer to us!
Two truths and a lie.
- I once trenched someone’s yard!
- I once swallowed a coin and almost died!
- I once crashed my car into a school!
Do you have any pets?
I have two dogs! One is a something like a beagle/dosha mix, I’m not really sure. We found her in a street and discovered she had some quills in her, porcupine quills! We didn’t really know what to do about that so we took her to the hospital and while we were in the waiting room while the vets were taking care of her she somehow got out of her cage and sprinted right to us! We were like “What’s going on here” but we figured it just meant that she wanted us to keep her, so we did! According to the vets there, she had been wandering around the streets for a while and was three or four days dehydrated, it wasn’t awful but it was getting kinda bad. We saved her life! My other dog is a huskie/boxer mix. I always wanted huskie ever since I was kid.
Anything you’d like to add?
I think im good, haha.