Tarc Will Be out of the Office

Tarc Will Be out of the Office

Well hello, everybody!

We hope that all of you have had an amazing start to 2017 and that you are all safe, warm, happy and healthy. We can hardly believe that another year has passed and we hope that this year our best year yet.

For many of us, the start to 2017 has been a whirlwind of activity. Life has swept us off our feet and new opportunities, responsibilities, and adventures have kept us away from our keyboards and computers. This includes our own Tarcanus Frostbourne (who is now 3,000 miles away from his old home).

As such, Tarcanus will be quite busy over the new few months with both work and educational activities (in addition to his normal travel activities and professional obligations). Thus, his presence in-game and our role play activities as a guild will be quite limited. We anticipate that things will return to normal in mid to late-April, so stay tuned for more information as we receive it!

Please note that the Coram Populo raid team will still be active and pushing hard into tiers of content both present and future. We are also still recruiting new raiders and guild members for the raid team and other PvE-related activities. Interested parties should contact our PvE Department Head, Tehrass, for more information.

We hope that all of you continue to live well and kill bosses each and every week and we look forward to the day that Tarcanus is able to rejoin us.

Take care out there and of course, be safe wherever you may be in the world!

  • Coram Populo Management Team
Christmas Raid Schedules

Christmas Raid Schedules

Please note that raids are cancelled each of the two weeks prior to the Christmas holiday in December.

Many of our raid team members will be travelling for the Christmas holiday and/or celebrating with friends and family during this time. This is also a time when some of us will have house guests, children who are on Winter Break from school, or end-of-the-year office parties and events to attend. Thus, in order to spare our sanity and create as peaceful a holiday as possible, we are going to take time off as a raid team for the next few weeks.

Raid Cancellation Schedule

Christmas Day (December 25) falls on a Sunday this year.

Therefore, raids on December 13, 16, 20, and 23 are cancelled.

Detailed View:

Week 1

Raid on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 is CANCELLED.

Raid on Thursday, December 16, 2016 is CANCELLED.

Week 2

Raid on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 is CANCELLED.

Raid on Thursday, December 23, 2016 is CANCELLED.

Mythics and Other Runs

Please note that while raids are cancelled these weeks, guild and raid team members are encouraged to continue running mythics and other dungeons/content during this time. There is always ample opportunity to continue building rapport and relationships with your fellow raid team members throughout the year (regardless of whether we are conducting formal raids as a guild).

Raiding Continues

Regular raids will commence again beginning on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

Please check OpenRaid for the latest information and to sign up for future raids.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

We would like to take the time to wish everyone a happy holiday!

If you are traveling this week for Thanksgiving, please be safe wherever your adventure may take you.

Thank you all for being such amazing guild members, raiders, role players, and friends. We hope that you have an amazing end to 2016 and a great start to 2017!

Be safe, wherever you may be in the world.

Creating a Healthy Guild Environment in the Wake of Current Events

Creating a Healthy Guild Environment in the Wake of Current Events

After observing many of the reactions (everywhere) to the current political climate that exists in the United States and around the world, we felt it necessary to restate some of our own guild rules and policies that guide us through our adventure in Azeroth and beyond together. In fact, we would much rather make these statements now so that everyone is clear on our guild rules and policies as we move forward together.

We realize that our guild members are a diverse group of individuals who come from many different backgrounds and parts of the world. One of the coolest things about our guild is that we do have members from over fourteen different countries who work in an infinitely varied number of professions. We would never want to change that and, if anything, we hope to broaden our scope even further and continue recruitment well into Legion and beyond.

We also realize that many of you have strong political beliefs and opinions and that the current election cycle in the United States may have brought forth many strong emotions within our guild members (regardless of what their political beliefs are or who they supported in the general election). There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. It is great to see that people are so invested in and passionate about what happens to their government, world, and future.

However, when it comes to what we say and do as a guild (and as individuals who are members of this guild), there are other important things to consider as well.

Gaming for Fun

World of Warcraft, like many of the activities we participate in, is supposed to be fun. Many of us lead very busy lives outside the game and raiding and role play are things we use to take a break from reality or the daily grind and do something that allows us to rejuvenate our energy and clear our minds of the pressures of work, family, personal finance, commutes, chores and other things going on in the world.

Politics, the economy, wars, taxes and elections are things that are constantly thrown in our faces, especially now that we live in the era of cable television, the Internet, and social media. Sometimes, we all need to step away from this endless barrage of information and opinion and just enjoy a simple game.

Of course, we would never encourage people to stop having opinions or to stop educating themselves on important issues. We all have strong beliefs about various things in the world and our lives. It is good to have core values and to attempt to live by them each day. However, ensuring that our guild environment is one that allows people to feel welcome, removed from the pressures of everyday life, and without the thought of wondering if someone is going to make a political statement or joke in front of them is of the utmost importance.

We are all here to have fun and to “take a breather,” so to speak, from real life. Life can be difficult enough without having to deal with extra stress in a video game or during an activity we participate in for recreational purposes. Our challenges should manifest themselves in the form of raid bosses, mythic runs, battlegrounds, and becoming diverse and robust creative writers and role players. That is what will make us stronger as a community and as a family. That is what we hope to accomplish in Coram Populo.

Thank you for your attention in this matter and we hope that you all continue to be the amazing people that you have always been!

Coram Populo Personal Conduct Policies and Guild Rules

All guild members are encouraged to review the personal conduct policies and guild rules located on our guild website. These are the policies and rules that all guild members agreed to adhere to when first applying to and interviewing for a membership role within our guild.

Please note that these rules and policies apply to ALL of our channels, websites, blogs, social media pages, chat text, voice chat programs, and all communications platforms both in and out of game. These rules also apply both publicly and privately.

Coram Populo at Blizzcon 2016

Coram Populo at Blizzcon 2016

Coram Populo was represented at Blizzcon by our three senior officers, Tarcanus, Tehrass and Vyctor.

These three conquered the perils of airport travel, L.A. traffic, and other obstacles so that they could experience the epic event that is Blizzcon. Never ones to shy away from a new adventure, our senior officer trio took everything in (and then some) over their early November vacation.

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Tarcanus also took part in a “Meet and Greet” event at Con Before the Storm and was able to meet many listeners of the LFRP Podcast and fans of his YouTube channel and Twitch streaming activities.

For more information about Con Before the Storm, please visit: www.conbeforestorm.com

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This year’s event was so great that our officers did not want it to end. Blizzcon brings out the best in everyone and unites all of us who have this amazing common interest in video games, writing, art, and storytelling.

Next year, we hope to bring even more guild members to Blizzcon so that we can finally meet everyone in the guild in person and share good times, good memories, and everything related to Blizzard Entertainment games and activities.

Stay tuned for more information about Coram Populo at Blizzcon 2017 as time moves forward!