Tarc’s City and Walk-up RP Events (Wednesday Evenings)

Tarc’s City and Walk-up RP Events (Wednesday Evenings)

Beginning in September, Tarcanus will be hosting a walk-up role play event each and every Wednesday evening.

These events will begin at 7:00 p.m. server time (Pacific Standard Time) and last for roughly two hours.

Everyone in the guild is welcome at these events. The environment will be low-pressure and casual. This is a perfect opportunity to for those who are new to role play to experience walk-up role play firsthand.

Please remember that our guild rules and personal conduct policies apply at all times.

Guild Meeting 9/5/2015 (7:00 p.m. Server/Pacific)

Guild Meeting 9/5/2015 (7:00 p.m. Server/Pacific)

Please note that there will be a guild meeting on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. server time (Pacific Standard Time)!

Please check the in-game calendar for more information.

The meeting will occur on vent** and in-game in Silvermoon (OOCly).

Meeting notes will be posted on our guild website the following day as well.

Important

This will be our only official guild meeting in September.

Important information about new role play designs, raid team progression and information, recruitment, summer plans, and other topics will be discussed!

Coram, Legion and Beyond!

Coram, Legion and Beyond!

With the announcement of the next expansion in World of Warcraft and the excitement over new content and things to do, all of us at Coram Populo have eagerly begun a new planning phase for the guild as we push forward towards the end of Warlords of Draenor and prepare for the next big step in this game we all love.

Although may of us have been around for five, six, or even ten years, World of Warcraft never ceases to entertain, invigorate, and enrich our lives. We hope that the next expansion will do just the same and we have plenty of things in the works to ensure that our own little community will be stronger than ever.

Here is a small preview of areas within the guild that we will be discussing in the third and fourth quarters of 2015:

PvE, Raiding, Challenge Modes, Training

Marshal Tellaria Evensong has masterfully led our raid team and PvE Department through the transition from being a 10-Normal team during the past four expansions to a fluid, flexible Normal mode team in Warlords of Draenor. With the use of OpenRaid and other recruitment tools, Tellaria and the PvE Team have constructed an amazing system that allows us to progress in raids while also training, educating, and recruiting new players to our guild.

As we move forward, we will be discussing many topics with regards to PvE within Coram Populo. Some of these include:

  1. Recruitment
  2. Player Development and Education
  3. Personal Improvement and Tutoring
  4. Individual and Group Educational Seminars and Workshops
  5. Personalized Guides and Write-Ups
  6. Using Metrics and Outside Tools to Analyze Raids, Raid Team Members, and Overall Progress Towards Raid Team Goals
  7. Using “Human” Resources and Capital to Further Team and Guild Goals
  8. Successfully Dividing Resources and Time to be at Peak Efficiency and Performance in Key Areas

Role Play

The Azerothian Trade Federation has become the framework for the IC interactions, events, writing, and role play within Coram Populo. Many of the connections, relationships, and founding businesses have been set in motion and are now a part of our official guild story.

As we move forward, we will continue to utilize this role play story arc as a fundamental part of our role play and creative writing community with the guild.

We will also focus on several key areas to promote role play and role players within Coram Populo. Some topics to discuss include:

  1. Recruitment
  2. Balancing Time In-Game Role Playing with Time on Social Media and Blogging for Characters
  3. Dedicated Guild Role Play Events
  4. Casual Social Events and Tavern Crawl Evenings
  5. Networking in Healthy, Positive Ways within the Role Play Community
  6. OOC Education: Tarc’s Teachings vs. The Daily Grind and Alternates
  7. Promoting and Stimulating Self-Growth and Interaction Among Guild Members
  8. Promoting “Self-Contained Stories” Among Guild Members and Businesses
  9. Creating a Strong “Azerothian Trade Federation” Brand and Identity

Community

While being a wonderful community in World of Warcraft has been a blessing in itself, we also wish to create a meaningful bond between guild members on many different levels.

Changes to promote this that have already been enacted include:

  1. Recruitment via OOC Voice Interviews to Increase Retention and “Ownership” of One’s Membership
  2. Social Events and Outside Websites, Resources, and Social Media Connections

We will continue to devise new ways to connect our membership base as one unit while allowing people to develop interpersonal relationships with one another that flourish and last for a very long time.

Conclusions

Although the release of Legion is quite far away, all of us believe that our community and guild should always be prepared to change, adapt, and promote good things within our ranks. Therefore, as we progress through our planning and development phases and continue to move along in Warlords of Draenor, we hope that the horizon is just as bright as the past we have all been a part of throughout the years.

Suggestions and Ideas

If you have an idea to better the guild (or wish to see something new implemented into our guild structure in the future), please do not hesitate to tell us what is on your mind! No idea is too small and no suggestion is too silly. In fact, we welcome anything that you might wish to throw out there to make Coram Populo the best place it can be.

You can always reach us at our guild email address at:

corampopuloguild@gmail.com

You can also send us an “ask” on our Tumblr page:

corampopuloguild.tumblr.com

Happy 6th Birthday, Coram Populo!

Happy 6th Birthday, Coram Populo!

August 2015 marks the sixth birthday for Coram Populo, a guild that has existed in many forms over the years but has always remained my home away from home and a respite among the craziness of real life. I can hardly believe that it has been over half a decade since some of us first picked up this game much less attempted to create a community of people in such a virtual space. Yet, here we are, just as strong and vibrant as ever even as months have turned into years and years have turned into generations.

The journeys may have been long and hard. The raid encounters may have lasted for weeks or months at a time. Our PvP prowess and mettle may have been put to the test. Our writing may have stretched our fingers far and wide. Our lives may have evolved to bring us to places we never envisioned we would end up when we first started this adventure called World of Warcraft. No matter what we have been through, however, it has always been an honor and privilege for me to call Coram Populo my own little corner of the gaming universe.

As we move forward towards our seventh year, I hope that all of you stay safe, healthy, and happy wherever you may be in the world and no matter what you may be up to these days. Please know that a guild, a community, is only as strong as the people in it. It is this strength, this woven fabric of such inspirational and compelling members and their stories, that makes us who we are.

After all, that is what a guild is truly about.

So happy birthday, not only to Coram Populo, but to all of you as well. While not everyone will understand the intangible, priceless connections that can be made between people from countries and places far away from one another via the Internet, you have certainly shown that it possible to create something precious, something uplifting, something wonderful.

“Coram Populo” is but a name and a phrase.

You are what makes it an idea. You are what makes it come alive. You are what makes Coram Populo… Coram Populo.

So thank you. Thank you for that and so much more. Because that is something I’ll never forget.

Be safe, wherever you may be in the world. We will still be here, chugging along in our own little corner of Azeroth for the next six years.

– Tarcanus Frostbourne

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes: 8/1/2015

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes: 8/1/2015

Thank you to all who could attend our guild meeting last weekend. It was quite productive and we am happy to hear that all of you are having a great summer. If you could not attend the meeting, here are some quick notes on the important information and announcements that were made.

General Information

Tarc on Vacation

Tarcanus will be on vacation from Friday, August 7, 2015 until Saturday, August 15, 2015.

Talandriel Sunchaser and Tellaria Evensong have full administrative authority over guild matters while Tarcanus is away.

In addition, Kadji/Jaedan, Belorien, and Klarabella may also answer questions and field requests that guild members may have.

Tarcanus will have access to the guild email inbox and his personal Twitter account while away. Please utilize these methods of communication in case of emergency.

Recruitment

Please remember to say “hello” to our new guild members. We will most likely have several new guild members in the near future.

Also, if someone is interested in joining the guild, please refer them to our guild website. New applicants should review our personal conduct policies and guild rules before sending an email to our official guild email address (corampopuloguild@gmail.com) requesting an interview with Tarcanus. Interviews are conducted on weekend afternoons using voice chat and are OOC interviews (IC interviews are not required).

In brief: Guild Website Review –> Guild Email Sent –> OOC Voice Interview Required

Role Play

Tavern Crawl Evenings

Tavern crawl evenings are planned for Thursdays in August as Kadji/Jaedan has time to run them. These events will take place in-game at a location used as a “stage” for A Proper Brew, the tavern in Silvermoon City owned and operated ICly by Jaedan Snowdrift (with the assistance of Kadji and Daina Dawnblossom).

Please contact Kadji or Jaedan Snowdrift for more information. Events will be posted to the in-game guild calendar. Additional details can also be found on our guild website.

PvE

Everyone who wishes to raid should sign up for an OpenRaid account. This is how all current and future raid rosters will be posted and where all raid night signups will take place.

If you are interested in raiding with Coram Populo, please contact Tellaria Evensong at: tellariaevensong@gmail.com.

Remember, the raid team and PvE activities may have additional requirements of guild members. In addition, consistency and dedication to the raid team and individual improvement as a PvE player is paramount.

PvP

PvP is still a largely casual activity within the guild. If you are interested in pursuing PvP activities, please say so in guild chat. There are always people looking to have fun in Ashran or random battlegrounds. You may even find a potential arena buddy!

Social Events

Please contact Klarabella Lightblade for more information and please check the guild calendar for exact days and times.