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!

Coram Populo Now 2/7 H in Emerald Nightmare!

Coram Populo Now 2/7 H in Emerald Nightmare!

Congratulations to the Coram Populo raid team, which is now 2/7 H in the Emerald Nightmare raid!

Ursoc proved to be quite the angry bear, with bad news to deliver to everyone around him. However, our raid team managed to pull off quite the victory and secured our place and foothold in the next phase of this epic raid. This marks the second victory we have achieved in heroic mode, and we hope to continue this trend as we move forward.

Study Those Heroic Boss Encounters!

Current raid team members should begin studying up on all heroic boss fight encounters in the Emerald Nightmare raid encounter. Before you know it, we will be pushing past the content that you are already well-versed on at current time!

Great Work!

As always, great work, everyone! We look forward to continued progression well into Legion.

Joining Our Raid Team

If you are interested in raiding with us, please join our Discord server, speak with Tehrass (Battletag: Tehrass#1655, TehrassDH@gmail.com), sign up for an OpenRaid account, and review the raid team requirements located on our guild website.

Information about enchants, food, flasks, potions, runes, and other buffs is available on our guild website. Please note that these are not optional and the logs will show if raiders are not properly gearing, using buffs during raid or drinking two potions per fight.

Active raiders should also be looking at OpenRaid (Coram Populo on OpenRaid), Warcraft Logs, WoWProgress, and our raid night replays on Twitch (http://www.twitch.tv/tarcanusfrostbourne).

Raid Night Adjustments (Blizzcon and Holiday Schedules)

Raid Night Adjustments (Blizzcon and Holiday Schedules)

Due to important upcoming events (the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States and Blizzcon), our raid schedule has been adjusted for November.

Please note that the following schedule changes are effective as of now:

For the week of 10/30/16, our progression raid night will be moved to Tuesday, 11/1/16 and our raid night on Friday, 11/4/16 will be cancelled.

For the week of 11/20/16, our raid night on Friday, 11/25/16 will be cancelled.

Blizzcon

Many of our guild members will be attending Blizzcon during the first week of November and will thus be unable to attend our normal raid night on Friday, 11/4/16. Therefore, we felt it appropriate to move our progression night to Tuesday, 11/1/16 of that week and to cancel any and all raid activities on Friday, 11/4/16.

This will allow us to continue to push forward in Emerald Nightmare (H) that week while we prepare to attend/view this amazing annual convention. This will also allow those with a virtual ticket to completely focus their attention on enjoying Blizzcon on Friday without having to divide their attention between the Blizzcon stream and raiding.

Normal raid events and our normal raid schedule will resume the week after Blizzcon.

Thanksgiving

We also acknowledge that many people will be traveling during the week of Thanksgiving and that raiding on the Friday immediately after Thanksgiving would probably be inconvenient or impossible for many of our raid team members. There is already enough stress on folks who are traveling, cooking, and dealing with family obligations that week and we do not want to burden anyone with any additional work (or run with a team that at half strength due to absences).

Normal raid events and our normal raid schedule will resume the week after Thanksgiving.

Keep in Touch!

We hope that all of you who are attending Blizzcon have an amazing time! Please check out our many officers’ Twitter pages and video blogs on YouTube to see what your fellow guildies and raid team members are up to while out in Anaheim.

Safe Travels and Happy Holidays

Have a safe and wonderful holiday this Thanksgiving and safe travels if you are driving/flying anywhere this year!