Coram Populo Raid Team: 2/13 (N) in Hellfire Citadel

Coram Populo Raid Team: 2/13 (N) in Hellfire Citadel

Congratulations to the Coram Populo raid team who went 2/13 on the first night of raiding Hellfire Citadel!

While conquering new content is always quite the adventure, we are happy that all of the hard work has paid off. Thank you to everyone who has raided with us during this expansion, especially those who have stuck with all the different things Blizzard has thrown at us in Warlords of Draenor.

If you are interested in raiding with us, please contact Tellaria Evensong or a member of the PvE Team after signing up for an account on OpenRaid.

Tellaria Evensong – PvE Department Leader

In-game: Tellaria, Xannus

Email: tellariaevensong@gmail.com

PvE Team

Tellaria Evensong

Belorien Firestar

Jaedan Snowdrift

OpenRaid

OpenRaid is a great website, recruitment tool, calendar, and forum for guilds and raiders to be able to form raids, schedule raid nights, and provide feedback to other raiders that they have raided with via OpenRaid.

Coram Populo is an adamant supporter of OpenRaid and we have found that it has been infinitely useful in our PvE endeavors.

For more information, please visit: https://openraid.eu or contact Tellaria Evensong.

Skype Channel

If you are interested in keeping in contact with fellow members of the raid team and other PvE Team members, please ask for an invitation to our guild “Raiding Channel” that we utilize via Skype conversation.

Skype is a great way to drop messages and ask questions to fellow members of the raid team or raid leadership.

PvE and Raid Team Notes

Please remember that the PvE Department (as with all major departments within the guild) operates under the guidance and leadership of its department leader, Tellaria Evensong.

Each team, activity, or event within specific divisions may have individual or different requires from those of other departments within Coram Populo. As always, please contact a department leader for complete rules, details, and requirements of becoming a member of a team or group within their jurisdiction or purview.

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes: 6/2/2015

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes: 6/2/2015

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

General Information

Summer Travels and Schedules

Many guild members and officers have been on vacation in June. Most of us have returned and are back in game and on our various social media sites and forums.

If you are traveling this summer, please stay safe and enjoy your time!

Recruitment

Please remember to say “hello” to our new guild members.

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 Saturday 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

Expeditions

The Pandaria expedition went very well, with much combat role play, socialization, and character development to be had.

The Uldum expedition and other combat role play experiences will continue to be planned throughout the next month.

Please contact Tarcanus or Liseda if you are interested in attending future expeditions.

Tavern Crawl Evenings

In addition, a tavern role play evening event is in the works.

Please contact Jaedan Snowdrift or meet someone ICly involved with “A Proper Brew” for more information.

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. However, there are normally several guild members throughout the day who venture into Ashran or run arenas together. Please check guild chat for more information or to see if anyone is interested in participating in PvP activities with you.

Social Events

There will be a social event held in honor of the Midsummer Fire Festival.

There will also be a social event held for the upcoming Darkmoon Faire.

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

Officer Vacations and Work Travel

Officer Vacations and Work Travel

Coram Populo Officer Vacations and Work Travel (June 2015)

Many of our senior officers will be on vacation or traveling for work in June.

Please know that our guild email address (corampopuloguild@gmail.com) will be checked frequently during this time, even though Tarcanus may not be in-game.

In addition, you may also contact Tarcanus directly using Twitter (@TarcFrostbourne) or Tumblr (Tarcanus on Tumblr).

PvE Department

The following officers will be on vacation at various times in June:

Jaedan/Inara

Sunday, June 7, 2015 – Sunday, June 14, 2015

Talandriel and Tellaria

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 – Tuesday, June 16, 2015 / Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Guild Operations/Impact

Jaedan will be out of the game until Sunday, June 14. Until Wednesday, June 10, Tellaria will be on hand to continue all normal PvE operations. After Tellaria departs on June 10, Belorien will be your primary contact for the PvE Department and all PvE-related affairs until Jaedan returns on June 14. At that time, both Belorien and Jaedan will be available to answer any PvE-related questions that you may have. Once Tellaria returns on Tuesday, June 16, all regular PvE operations will continue as normal.

Notice!

Raids for Tuesday, June 9, 2015 and Friday, June 12, 2015 are cancelled!

Raids will resume Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Please contact Tellaria, Jaedan, or Belorien if you have any questions about our raid schedule and please be sure to sign up for an OpenRaid account if you are interested in raiding with us.

Role Play/Administrative Departments

The following officers will be on vacation or traveling for work at various times in June:

Tarcanus

Sunday, June 14, 2015 – Saturday, June 20, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015 – Sunday, June 28, 2015

Guild Operations/Impact

Tarcanus will be out of the game from Sunday, June 14 until Saturday, June 20. Until Talandriel and Tellaria return on Wednesday, June 17, Jaedan and Belorien will be the senior officers on duty and in-game. Once Talandriel and Tellaria return, they will assume command of the guild until Tarcanus returns on June 20. Role Play events, guild recruitment, guild story progression, and some guild administrative functions will be paused until Tarcanus returns on June 20.

Tarcanus will also be out of the game from Thursday, June 25 until Sunday, June 28. During this time, Talandriel and Tellaria will perform all the functions of the guild leader and will be the senior officers on duty.

Coram Populo Guild Officers

Listed below is the complete active officer corps roster for the guild. Please refer to the list (or the current list on our guild website) in case you are in need of a guild officer.

Guild Leader: Tarcanus Frostbourne (www.tarcanus.com)

Guild Marshal: Talandriel Sunchaser (talandriel.tumblr.com)

Guild Marshal: Tellaria Evensong (tellariaevensong@gmail.com)

Commander: Jaedan Snowdrift (barandtavern.tumblr.com)

Commander: Belorien Firestar

Lieutenant: Klarabella Lightblade (klarabellalightblade.tumblr.com)

Sunday Art Extravaganza

Sunday Art Extravaganza

Artistic Livestream and Headshot Sketch Request Exhibit

Presented By: Illuminest

Sunday, June 7, 2015

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Server Time (Pacific Standard Time)

Attention members of Coram Populo,

We are pleased to announce that one of our lovely guild members has graciously offered to host a two-hour livestream that will showcase her wonderful sketch work.

This Sunday, Illuminest will stream a live video feed of her fielding headshot sketch requests from Coram Populo guild members. Not only is this a great way to view the artistic works of your fellow guildies and support the art community in World of Warcraft, but also a way to socialize, mingle, and get to know your fellow guild community members.

In addition, if you would like a headshot sketch of one of your characters, please come prepared to the event with a quick description of your character in addition to your own personal vision of the character ready to be quickly detailed and posted in a chat room setting when asked.

We cannot thank Illuminest enough for hosting this wonderful event and we hope to see all of you out there this Sunday afternoon!

Important Notes

  • The stream will start at 3:00 p.m. server time (Pacific Standard Time) and last for about two hours.
  • The URL for the livestream will be given out at the time of the event and made available to all guild members who wish to watch the stream or participate in the chat room.
  • If you wish to request a headshot sketch of one of your characters, please have the information ready and available to post at the start of the event.
  • As always, our personal conduct policies and guild rules apply to this and any guild event (even those outside the game).
  • If you have any questions, please email our guild email address (corampopuloguild@gmail.com) or send a message to Tarcanus or Talandriel through in-game whispers or mail.

Support the Artistic Community

If you have enjoyed viewing the many amazing pieces that Illuminest has created and posted to her blog, please consider commissioning her for your own art collection! Artists are a vital part of the creative community and your support keeps them active, vibrant, and encouraged each and every day.

Adventurous Antiquarian – Pandaria Expedition

Adventurous Antiquarian – Pandaria Expedition

Here are some tips for making the most out of your time during our first official guild expedition in the new Azerothian Trade Federation story arc.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us at the following email address:

Coram Populo Guild Email

You may also send us an in-game mail or ask questions in guild chat. Tarc’s Teachings this Saturday will review and further detail our own unique combat role play system so that everyone is on the same page before the first combat role play experience begins for all who can attend!

Again, we hope that you all enjoy this amazing new story and as always, have fun!

Event Dates

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – Sunday, June 7, 2015 (or later depending on expedition findings, role play combat resolutions, ect.)

Getting Your Character There

We all understand that many of you will still be at work, on the road or at the aiport, picking kids up from school, or unable to log on for other reasons during the start of the expedition. Therefore, you are not required to physically be in game in order to have your character attend the launch event or be physically on the ships in order to be written into the story and said to have made the journey with the group to Pandaria.

Please let me know if your character would have joined the expedition crew on the ship and arrived with the main group on the Pandaren island. This way, we will be able to write as though your character is there, even if you the player are not.

Role Play Combat

Please review our role play manual and guide, specifically the section on role play combat and the simplified roll system that we utilize to resolve combat actions in Coram Populo. Although we will not engage in combat role play activities until this weekend, reviewing our unique system and preparing for the OOC lesson on combat role play (Tarc’s Teachings this Saturday – June 6, 2015) is highly recommended.

IC vs. OOC Character Placement

In case it has not be explicitly stated yet, you do not have to physically plant your character in Pandaria (and keep them there) for the next six days to participate in the expedition.

ICly, yes, your character will be in Pandaria and a part of the expedition. So it will be assumed and written into canon guild lore that your character was there for the entire five to six days with the others.

OOCly, however, once your role play activities have ended for a particular scene or moment, you are free to play your character for other game purposes and those actions are not considered “in character” or a part of the canon (or officially recorded history) of the expedition or guild story.

For example, let’s say you bring a character ICly (”in character”) on the expedition. However, you also have raid on Friday night that you need to attend on that character (Fridays are indeed raid nights for Coram Populo). Just because you raid in Draenor on Friday does NOT mean your character left Pandaria within the frame of the story arc. Thus, other characters on the expedition ICly and we as guild historians and story tellers OOCly will assume that your character was in Pandaria the entire time.

Role Play on the Expedition that is Outside Official Guild Event Times

Of course, anyone who has their character on the Pandaria expedition is free to role play their characters outside of the official guild event times and organized activities. If your character meets someone on the expedition that they really enjoy talking to, by all means, continue to talk even when the story tellers or dungeon masters leave for the evening or when the others log off and go to bed. If your character wants to walk into town during the morning before anyone else is awake, by all means, add that little scene to your character’s personal story.

Just because the event leader, story teller, or dungeon master is away does not mean that you cannot enjoy role play with other characters on the expedition, NPC’s that you encounter with your character, and other role players that may be in the area at the time.