Welcome to Warlords of Draenor!

Welcome to Warlords of Draenor!

I hope that everyone is enjoying the first week of Warlords of Draenor!  The launch of a new expansion is always quite an exciting time in the guild and in the game and I hope that you are all soaking it in and relishing the new content.

I know that there have been a few bugs and problems with DDOS attacks on the servers.  Hopefully those will be addressed and/or fixed within a week or so.

I will be returning to the game on Monday evening or Tuesday morning so hopefully I shall get the chance to catch up with all of you quite soon!  Thank you for all your well-wishes and kind words throughout my trip to Europe.  It has been quite the experience and I look forward to sharing some of them with you when I get back and adjusted to Eastern Standard Time again.

Take care and be well out there in Draenor!

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