Guild Meeting 10/26/2014

Guild Meeting 10/26/2014

Please note that there will be a guild meeting on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 5:00 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 the Eversong Woods!

Please ask a fellow member for vent information (it is also located in the “info” panel of the in-game guild access portal).

Important!

This will be the final official guild meeting before the end of the Mists of Pandaria expansion.

If you are interested in hearing all of our plans for Coram Populo in Warlords of Draenor, you should definitely attend this meeting!

Coram Populo Structural Realignment (Final)

Coram Populo Structural Realignment (Final)

In order to better facilitate a transition to an extremely active and impactful Warlords of Draenor expansion, a structural realignment has been made so that each leadership role and each “division” within our guild is efficiently utilized and given the necessary tools to succeed.

We have become quite a large guild, and in order to better achieve our primary goal is to always be a “people first” environment while progressing in all the activities the game has to offer, we must prepare ourselves accordingly.

Therefore, commencing immediately, each division within Coram Populo will now be led by a senior member of the guild or guild officer with supervision and administrative oversight provided by Marshal Talandriel Sunchaser and Guild Leader Tarcanus Frostbourne.

Within a given guild division, the division leader will organize activities and teams, craft rules and design policies to guide their respective divisions, and provide direction and vision for the future for the divisions themselves.

If you are interested in participating in an activity or being on a team that falls within a specific division’s jurisdiction, please contact that division’s commander or an officer within that division for more information.

Guild Leader

Tarcanus Frostbourne

Tarcanus will continue to create and implement a general vision and direction for Coram Populo, maintaining executive authority over all guild matters and affairs (but approaching each specific division or activity within the guild using a largely “hands off” approach and allowing each division commander to take charge and truly own his or her division).

Activities and Roles

  • General Leadership
    • Design, Create, and Implement Creative Vision
    • Set Tone, Atmosphere and Working Environment
  • Administrative Oversight
    • Guild Marshal Development
    • Commander Oversight
    • Divisional Oversight
    • Officer Oversight
    • Officer Acquisition, Training and Development
    • Quality Control
  • Social Media
    • Guild Website
    • Guild Forums
    • YouTube
    • Major Guild Tumblr Page(s) Maintenance / Updates
    • Guild Recruitment Thread (Official World of Warcraft Forums)
    • WoWProgress Recruitment Thread
  • Public Relations
    • Create Press Releases and Media Relations Packages
    • Field General Questions About Guild
  • Branding
    • Logo, Banner and Graphic Creation
    • Commemorative Poster and Art Creation
  • Historical and Archival Duties
    • Track Major Guild Milestones and Achievements
    • Record Moments of Significance in Guild History

Guild Marshal

Talandriel Sunchaser

Talandriel will continue to perform all operations and maintain the guild at the direction agreed upon by the guild leader and guild marshal(s).

Guild marshals will perform many of the same tasks that the guild leader performs directly, or provide administrative assistance in implementing the designs and plans for the future of the guild.  Although marshals also maintain administrative authority over all guild matters, they too will largely take a “hands off” approach in dealing with and addressing specific issues within a particular division.

Activities and Roles

  • Plan, Develop and Implement Guild Development Strategy with Guild Leader
  • Administrative Oversight
  • Public Relations

Player vs. Environment (PvE)

Commander Tellaria Evensong

Other PvE Divisional Officers

Sergeant Jaedan Snowdrift

Sergeant Vixanya Dawngaze

Coram Populo will continue to maintain a strong “PvE” presence in Warlords of Draenor, ushering in the new era of raiding and end-game activity in the process.  Coming off the many successes of the current content raid team in Siege of Orgrimmar and the successes of many guild challenge mode teams, we will work to continue to capture the energy and enthusiasm of our raiders and those interested in PvE content in order to continually progress towards our new goals.

Divisional Jurisdiction and Activities

  • Mythic Raiding
  • Flex Raiding
  • LFR Experience
  • Challenge Mode Dungeons
  • Heroic Dungeon Teams
  • Individual and Group PvE Performance Feedback / Evaluation / Improvement Planning
  • Individual and Group PvE Tutoring and Training / Proving Grounds Training
  • Statistical Analysis / Theorycrafting / Strategic Planning and Development

Role Play (RP)

Commander Essalie Westcrown / Thradia Starshard

Coram Populo will continue to progress the story of the Order of Celestial Dawn as the game enters the real-time next expansion.  There will be two concurrent major guild lines occurring during Warlords of Draenor: Those who enter Draenor and those who stay behind and continue their day-to-day and normal activities.  Each story will have its own set of activities and events that occur as mutually exclusive line progression for each respective line.

Divisional Jurisdiction and Activities

  • Guild Role Play Quality Control and Etiquette Review
  • Social Media Updates and Branding Control (RP-Specific)
    • Tumblr(s)
    • Guild Forums
    • Guild Website
  • The Order of Celestial Dawn
    • Overarching Story Creation and Development
    • IC Recruitment
    • The Estate
  • Draenor “Lost Party” Line Management
    • Expedition Line Creation
    • Action / Combat Role Play Implementation
    • Draenor Camp Development
  • “Normal” Timeline Line Management
    • Classes, Lectures, Seminars, Academic Holdings
    • Normal Research and Daily Affairs
    • Estate and Headquarters Development
  • Inter-guild/faction/server Role Play Lines and Requests

Player vs. Player (PvP)

Commander Lyrinel Morningflame

Coram Populo will slowly acclimate guild members to the new PvP changes within the new expansion, gearing as we learn everything about the new environment and each other’s playstyles as well.  Rated and end-game PvP activities will occur after each member of the team feels comfortable and at ease with the new PvP changes and their own characters.

Divisional Jurisdiction and Activities

  • Guild Rated Battleground Teams
  • Guild Arena Teams / Progression
  • Conquest Point Farming
  • Honor Point Farming
  • PvP Event Nights and Casual Random Battleground Events

Old Content / Legendary Farming

Commander Lyrinel Morningflame

Coram Populo will continue to run old content and farm titles, mounts, achievements and legendary items as we move forward into Warlords of Draenor.  Events will occur on a regular basis as time permits.

Divisional Jurisdiction and Activities

  • Old Content Farming
  • Legendary Farming
  • Title, Mount, and Meta Achievement Acquisition and Progression

Social Events and Community Development

Sergeant Klarabella Lightblade

Coram Populo will continue holding regular social events and special events related to in-game holidays and notable dates or periods of time within Azerothian lore.  These events will serve as a bridge both ICly and OOCly between the veteran guild members and new guild members and/or the community at large.  These events will also serve to allow everyone to congregate and socialize in a safe, low-pressure, and fun environment.

Divisional Jurisdiction and Activities

  • Social Event Creation and Development
  • Special Event Creation and Development

General Service Officers

Sergeant Alyriel Lightflight

Guild Community Development and Outreach Officer.

Sergeant Demmuda Daysong-Tamarack

Guild Community Development and Outreach Officer, New Player Development Officer

Joining the Order of Celestial Dawn

Joining the Order of Celestial Dawn

If you are interested in joining the Order of Celestial Dawn, please know that there are many ways in which to do so.

Remember, the Role Play Division is one of many unique divisions within Coram Populo and has its own set of recruitment tools and methods that we use to efficiently manage all new and prospective members.

Listed below are the most common and easiest ways of formally inducting your character into our role play stories and becoming a member of the Order of Celestial Dawn:

Contact Essalie Westcrown/Thradia Starshard

Essalie is the Role Play Commander for Coram Populo and will be leading the Role Play Division of the guild as we move into Warlords of Draenor and beyond.

She will also be fielding all in-character (IC) recruitment requests from guild members and the outside community.

Before contacting anyone else in the guild or Order, please contact Essalie/Thradia first.

Contact Lyrinel Morningflame

If you are unable to contact Essalie/Thradia, please send an in-game mail or whisper to Lyrinel Morningflame, who is the in-character (IC) Executive Assistant to the Office of the Headmaster within the Order of Celestial Dawn.

Lyrinel can also formally induct characters into the Order; however, again please contact her only after reaching out to Essalie first.

Attend a Public Class

Attending a class, seminar or lecture that is led by one of the leaders of Celestial Dawn is another great way to join the Order.  The vast majority of these events are open to the public, meaning anyone can attend and/or participate whether they are members of Celestial Dawn or not.

Please see our guild forums on the in-game calendar for a complete listing of all of our current classes, seminars, and lectures, including what days and times they are held.

Attend an Open Social Event

Attending social events that are largely in-character (IC) is a perfect way for your character to casually get to know the members of the Order in addition to formally becoming a member with that character as well.  Again, most of these social events are open to anyone in the guild, whether they are formally in the Order or not.

Guild Structural Realignment (Stage 2)

Guild Structural Realignment (Stage 2)

Coram Populo: A Look Ahead

As stated during previous meetings, due to the size and scope of Coram Populo and its activities, we have begun implementing the shift to multiple guild divisions within the guild so that our future can be just as productive as our past and present.

All of the three major guild activities (PvE, PvP, Role Play) will be guided and administered by an individual guild commander who will have authority to determine the rules, guidelines, and direction of their respective division. Guild commanders will, at their discretion, have the opportunity to nominate other members of the guild to serve as officers within their division (all guild officers, of course, are always subject to our standard guild rules and personal conduct policies and must be approved by the guild leader and/or marshals).

Although Marshal Sunchaser and myself will retain administrative and ultimate authority on all guild matters past, present and future, we will almost never interject ourselves into a specific division’s activities or override the decisions made by a Division Commander during the course of their tenure within each division.

If you are interested in participating in any activity that falls within the scope of a specific division, please contact an officer within that division or the Division Commander of the division for more information and potential requirements of each activity that falls within their jurisdiction. Again, while Talandriel and I may give you general information about a division or direct you to a place where you can find more information, all roster decisions, time slots, team specifics, meeting times, event dates, and administrative decisions about rated battlegrounds, arena teams, raid teams, Challenge Mode teams, and role play lines will be made by each commander in their respective divisions.

Again, with the sheer size of Coram Populo and the looming influx of many returning (and new) players as we move closer to Warlords of Draenor, dividing the guild into these segments will provide for much more individualized and personal attention to EACH and every activity we pride ourselves in participating in here in the guild.

Division Commanders

PvE Division Commander: Tellaria Evensong

PvP Division Commander: Lyrinel Morningflame

Role Play Division Commander: Essalie Westcrown

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes (Sunday, August 24, 2014)

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes (Sunday, August 24, 2014)

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes (Sunday, August 24, 2014)

These are some of the topics that I will discussing during the official guild meeting tonight on vent! Please note that there will be more detail given over voice than can be type in one post here so please be sure to show up regardless of whether you read the notes or not!

Guild Leader Statement of the Month

Thank you to everyone who made this a remarkable past month! It has truly been a pleasure meeting all of the new members and seeing all of you out ant about in the community. For anyone who may be new, please do not be afraid to ask for help or assistance from your fellow guild mates. Many of us are always looking for role play or to further gear and improve our characters for PvE or PvP content.

Please always attempt to represent the guild in a positive manner to the community at large. Remember that your fellow guild members and those that you interact with both in and out of game are people first and foremost. Coram Populo has always been built upon positive energy and a welcoming, friendly environment for those looking to enjoy the game in all aspects regardless of background or experience level.

Congratulations to Our Raid Team!

Congratulations to the Coram Populo raid team who successfully defeated Garrosh Hellscream in Siege of Orgrimmar this month! It has been a long journey but I am so happy for everyone and would not want have wanted to cross the finish line with any other people in the game! Everyone kept their noses down and continued to work on their abilities until we were finally able to come together as a team and completely our ultimate objective and the entire team should feel proud of their accomplishment.

Please stay tuned for more information about raiding (including our current content team, Challenge Modes, and Mythic raiding) and PvE content later in the meeting.

Guild Website and Guild Forums

Although all of you have done so already, please feel free to take the time to review our guild website and forums once more. Signing up for a forum account and participating in our forums are great ways to enhance your guild experience and to further immerse yourself in the story of Celestial Dawn. The forums are also a useful tool for our raid team and PvP Division as well as a place to seek out role play assistance or find role play partners. Even if you simply wish to meet new people or get to know your guildies, there are threads for everything contained within our guild forums.

The URL for our guild website its: www.corampopuloguild.com
The URL for our guild forums is: http://forums.corampopuloguild.com

Tumblr

If you have a Tumblr account for your character, please let us know so that we can add you to the links page of our guild Tumblr! We always enjoy reading drabbles, posts, and summaries of things that are going on with your characters and many of us read Tumblr right from our phones or tablets during the day.

The URL for our guild Tumblr (OOC) is: http://corampopuloguild.tumblr.com
The URL for our guild Tumblr (IC) is: http://celestialdawnguild.tumblr.com

Meet Your New Division Commanders

With such a large and thriving guild, and with a wide range of hosted activities and events, each “division” of Coram Populo will now be headed by a senior officer of our organization. These Division Commanders will oversee many of the operations of their respective division in addition to providing administrative support to the infrastructure of the guild itself.

Please note that while Marshal Talandriel Sunchaser and myself do have administrative control over all guild operations and executive authority over any guild matters and the guild itself, your Division Commanders will have the freedom and creative license to craft their events, teams, activities, stories, and areas of expertise as they see fit.

You should always approach your Division Commanders FIRST about issues and questions related to their activities.

Tellaria Evensong (PvE Division Commander)

Tellaria will continue to lead LFR, advise the raid leaders on strategies and mechanics during Heroic progression, organize and lead Challenge Mode teams, and provide one-on-one training to those who wish to improve their performance in PvE content.

He will continue to perform these roles into the Warlords of Draenor expansion, in addition to aiding the guild in shifting from Heroic to Mythic mode progression and shifting from raiding with ten players to raiding with twenty players during Mythic mode raids.

If you wish to sign up for LFR, please watch for the events that Tellaria posts on the guild calendar.

If you wish to sign up for a guild Challenge Mode team, please post your interest on the guild forums listed above AND contact Tellaria in-game for further information and instruction.

If you wish to request one-on-one training, please contact Tellaria in-game or post your interest on the guild forums under the “Ask Tellaria” section.

Essalie Westcrown/Thradia Starshard (Role Play Division Commander)

Essalie will be creating new storylines and directions for the Order of Celestial Dawn beginning this week and continuing throughout the Warlords of Draenor expansion.

A focus on expeditions, research, and our outposts will be key in the coming expansion, and there will be much more room for adventure, action, and dungeon-style role play in the coming year.

This player also plays Thradia Starshard, the Vice Chancellor of Research for the Order of Celestial Dawn. This gives her ample opportunity to showcase various research storylines that have been in development for quite some time. Essalie Westcrown (the character) will remain on board as the new Head Librarian and Historian of the Order.

If you wish to become involved in any of the upcoming events or stories, please contact Essalie in-game or send us an email at the guild email address.

Lyrinel Morningflame (PvP Division Commander, Director of Human Resources, Chief Recruitment Officer)

Lyrinel will be organizing and conducting all of the PvP activities and teams for the guild during the final months of the Mists of Pandaria expansion and throughout Warlords of Draenor.

If you are interested in becoming part of a guild arena team, please contact her in-game or send an email to the guild email address.

Meet Your New Sergeant

Jaedan Snowdrift (PvE Advisor)

Jaedan will continue to advise the raid team on specific issues that arise as we progress through Heroic mode and into Mythic mode.

He will also assist Tellaria in designing strategies and tactics that will further enable us to complete encounters with as much efficiency as possible.

In addition, Jaedan will post useful guides and advice on the guild forums in order to help those who wish to improve their overall knowledge of PvE content.

PvE Content

LFR

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. server time.

The guild runs LFR as a group on Tuesday evenings. This group is led by Tellaria Evensong, a senior advisor to the current content raid team and official PvE instructor of the guild.

LFR is a great way to attain gear while learning the basics of raiding as a group or team. In addition, running LFR with Coram Populo is a great way to get to know your fellow guildies and potential future raid partners.

Flex

Sundays, 5:30 p.m. server time.

The guild runs Flex as a group on Sunday evenings. This group is led by Essalie Westcrown, healer for the current content raid team.

Flex is a precursor to current content raiding (which is Normal/Heroic mode currently and will switch to Mythic raiding in the next expansion). Flex is used by the guild as a stepping stone from LFR and casual raiding to current content raiding. Members who participate in Flex raiding will have the opportunity to experience what a raiding environment feels like as well as receive feedback on their individual and group performances.

Normal/Heroic and Current Content

Monday/Friday 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. server time.

The guild runs Normal/Heroic raids as a group on Mondays and Fridays. This group is led by Tarcanus Frostbourne.

Current content raiding is a point of pride for the guild and one of the primary focuses of many of our senior members. We have nearly started progression Heroic mode and are fine tuning the remainder of our gear for the big jump. To join the raid team as an alternate, please contact myself or Talandriel for a quick conversation and overview of our current raid team situation.

Please note that prospective members should read our guild personal conduct policies, our raid team policies, our raid team etiquette policies, our weekly individual character improvement policies, and our policies on selecting raid team members and alternates for the team.

Mythic Mode Team

If you are interested in joining our Mythic mode team, please sign up for a forum account and post your interest in the thread dedicated to roster submission checks.

Mythic mode raiding will take place during the same time as our normally scheduled Normal/Heroic team raid times.

Please note that prospective members should read our guild personal conduct policies, our raid team policies, our raid team etiquette policies, our weekly individual character improvement policies, and our policies on selecting raid team members and alternates for the team.

Challenge Mode Teams

As stated previously, Tellaria will be leading and organizing Challenge Mode teams for the duration of the Mists of Pandaria expansion and will continue to do so into the Warlords of Draenor expansion.

If you are interested in joining a Challenge Mode team, please contact him in-game for more details AND sign up for a guild forum account in the process so that you can post your available times, progress, and other information under the appropriate forum section.

Several members of Coram Populo have achieved 9/9 Gold rankings under his advisement and may other members are well on their way to this mark as well.

Individual Raid Training and Player Development

If you are interested in one-on-one training to improve your performance in PvE content and raid situations, please do not hesitate to contact Tellaria on the guild forums or in the game itself.

Tellaria specializes in PvE player development and has a wealth of real life experience in teaching and education.

First and foremost, Tellaria will ensure that your experience is positive and conducted in a friendly and welcoming environment with no judgement and no pressure.

Tellaria will instruct you how to improve your mechanics, movement, targeting speed, and reaction times in addition to show you how to properly gear, prioritize stats, and alter your character builds. He can teach someone who has never raided end-game content before to become a proficient raider or teach a proficient raider how to utilize their abilities to the fullest extent possible (or anything in between).

Role Play

Concept

Academic, University, Adventure

Compendium of Leadership

Office of the Headmaster
Headmaster: Tarcanus Frostbourne
Executive Assistant: Lyrinel Morningflame
Chief Legal Counsel: Zosine Goldmyst (New Personnel Change)

Office of Masters
Founding Master: Verithari Lighthymn (Missing) ((OOC MIA))
Founding Master: Tindomiel Singsorrow (Missing) ((OOC MIA))

Defense Division – Commanding Officer: Talandriel Sunchaser
Arms Unit Department Head: Zurilod Dawnreaver
Reconnaissance Unit Department Head: Ameriya Nyteshade
Triage Unit Department Head: Amannette Hardy

Academic Division – Chancellor: Tarcanus Frostbourne
Head Librarian: Essalie Westcrown (New Personnel Change)
Research: Thradia Starchard (New Personnel Change)
Education: Lyrinel Morningflame
Ascendancy: Tarcanus Frostbourne

Summary of Recent Events

Pandaria Expedition
Most recently, the Order took an expedition to Pandaria to study Pandaren culture, art, history, warfare, arms, spirituality and people.

Classes
Tarc’s Teachings continues to occur once every month. Topics vary each month but mostly center around larger, philosophical issues and questions.

The Future

Excursions
We are transitioning to become more involved and invested in research assignments and excursions due to the upswing in interest in adventure role play and the expressed desires by our members to role play throughout the world or in dungeons/raids.

Outposts
The Order will soon be focusing on constructing outposts in various continents, including when the expansion hits in Warlords of Draenor.

Classes, Seminars and Lectures
Classes and seminars will now be held on a monthly basis as to allow more time for random role play, walk-up role play, and excursions. Special lectures and guest lectures can be held at any time and always feel free to pitch an idea for a class or event that you think might fit for your character and your personal role play interests.

Become Involved!

We ALWAYS welcome new role players to the guild, regardless of their role play experience or time in game. We love to meet all your characters and see you turn out at role play events.

If you wish to take on your own expedition, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do to facilitate that.

If you wish to hold your own seminar or teach your own classes, please also contact one of us and we’ll point you in the right direction.

If you have an aspiring student or academic or have an apprentice that needs a tutor, please feel free to send us an in-game mail or walk up at any time.

Even if you have characters that are mercenaries, bards, or spellswords, musicians, or party animals there are always reasons and room for any character to becoming involved in the guild storyline, whether it be our Defense Division, Academic Division, or as an associate working with us in various parts of Azeroth to help us reach our goals (whatever they may be).

The only thing we always ask is that players always abide by our personal conduct policies and guild rules with regards to player conduct, both ICly and OOCly.

PvP Content

Lyrinel is the leader of our PvP Division, working tirelessly to form a rated battleground team and guild arena teams.

If you are interested in participating in either, please contact her for more information.

Please note that she and others are more than willing to run random battlegrounds and arenas with guild members in order to help them catch up with gear that they will need in order to progress to higher arena ratings or participate in rated battlegrounds.

Again, you should always feel free to ask in guild chat if people are free and want to run arenas or battlegrounds with you!

Old Content / Legendary Farming

Beginning in September, Lyrinel and other officers will begin running old content during the week so that people are farm transmog gear, titles, achievements, reputations, and legendary items!

Please stay tuned to the guild forums and our guild website for more information.

For further details or to make an inquiry, please whisper Lyrinel or send her an in-game mail!

Social Events

Again, please check out our guild forums for information regarding our social events and parties that we may be throwing on vent and in-game. We often plan things once or twice a month so that we can shoot the breeze and get to know one another better.

Podcast

If you have not already subscribed to our wonderful new podcast, please do so! The “Looking for Role Play” podcast, or “LFRP” podcast is a great new podcast filled with useful information for role players of all types and experience levels no matter what platform or medium they choose to role play with or on. Hosted by Tarcanus Frostbourne, Lyrinel Morningflame and Turwinkle the Gnome Mage, this podcast will be a welcome edition to any electronic music library. New episodes come out each week via Stitcher, iTunes, TuneIn and direct download!

LookingForRolePlay.Tumblr.com