Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes (Sunday, July 20, 2014)

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes (Sunday, July 20, 2014)

Coram Populo Guild Meeting Notes (Sunday, July 20, 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

I would like to take the time to personally welcome all of the new members of the guild! It has been a busy past few months of recruiting, and I’m so happy to see all of the new faces and people that have joined the Coram family. I am sure that we will all have a wonderful experience getting to know you all in the coming months as we lead up to the Warlords of Draenor expansion.

As always, please remember that this is a safe space for anyone and everyone and that our personal conduct policies and guild rules are in place to reflect this. We want to be a positive, welcoming and uplifting place for everyone who joins our ranks and for the community at large. It is often times difficult to find friendly places on the Internet, much less in a largely competitive game environment. At Coram Populo, we hope to break that trend.

Keep in mind that we have PvE, PvP, Role Play and Social divisions to the guild so you will meet other guildmates who may have different interests than your own and can help you expand your horizons, so to speak.  Of course, there is never any pressure to participate in any of the PvE, PvP, role play or social events if you should choose not to as well.

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

Meet Your Officers

Tarcanus Frostbourne (Guild Leader)

I have been running Coram Populo in some way, shape or form for the past five years. While not always a role player, I have enjoyed raiding and PvP since the beginning of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. I created Coram Populo to break the mold, so to speak, on communities that exist in World of Warcraft, MMO’s, and Internet communities at large. Too often, there is negativity and judgement on the Internet. We hope to create something different – a safe space for all and a place that does not make people feel uncomfortable with who they are and what their path in life may be.

I am always available via the guild email address (corampopuloguild@gmail.com), on Tumblr, Twitter (@TarcFrostbourne), and of course in-game mail.

ICly, Tarcanus is the Headmaster of the Order of Celestial Dawn and leads the Ascendancy Department in addition to his duties as Chancellor of the Order (i.e Head of Academics that oversees Education, Research and Ascendancy). His office is located within the Executive Offices of the Estate.

Talandriel Sunchaser (Guild Marshal)

OOCly, Talandriel is your guild marshal and assumes much of the responsibilities that I do. I consider her my right-hand woman and consult with her on any major guild decisions, projects, issues and journeys that we may experience or embark upon. Her decisions and statements carry the same weight that any of mine would.

ICly, Talandriel is the commanding officer of the Defense Division within the Order of Celestial Dawn and oversees the Arms, Recon, and Triage Units within said division. Her office is located within the Executive Offices of the Estate.

Lyrinel Morningflame (Commander)

OOCly, Lyrinel is the Director of Human Resources, Personal Assistant to the Guild Leader, Commander of the PvP Division and Chief of Recruitment for Coram Populo. She runs the nuts and bolts of the guild itself as well as most of the day-to-day operations of our organization. Often times she will be your primary point of contact, especially during times when Talandriel or myself are unavailable.

ICly, Lyrinel is the Executive Assistant to the Office of the Headmaster and the Vice Chancellor of Education within the Academic Department of the Order. Her office is located within the Executive Offices of the Estate.

Rhaelia Daybreak (Lieutenant)

OOCly, Rhaelia is the leader of the Flex team and a member of the healing corps for our current content raid team. She is also Senior Story Teller and Dungeon Master for our role play division and assists in designing future stories, expeditions, outposts, and research assignments for the Order.

ICly, Thradia Starshard is the Chief Legal Counsel for the Order of Celestial Dawn in addition to being a Magistrix of Silvermoon. Her office is located within the Executive Offices of the Estate.

Zurilod Dawnreaver (Lieutenant)

OOCly, Zurilod is a Guild Rules and Regulations Enforcement Officer. She is also Senior Story Teller and Dungeon Master for our role play division and assists in designing future stories, expeditions, outposts, and research assignments for the Order.

ICly, Zurilod is the leader of the Arms Unit within the Defense Division and the Personal Protectorate of the Office of Masters.

Tellaria Evensong (Sergeant)

Tellaria is a Senior Advisor to the current content raid team in addition to being the Senior Instructor of PvE Content for the guild. He is also the raid leader of our LFR team.

Within the current content raid team, he provides assistance in plotting strategies for future encounters and managing our raid composition in addition to providing feedback throughout the week concerning the state of the team in general.

Within the guild at large, Tellaria offers his services in assisting individuals become better raiders. Tellaria can assist someone from the ground up, training an individual who has absolutely no raid experience become a proficient raider. He can provide feedback to senior or seasoned raiders, allowing them to move from being a good raider to a superlative raider. He can also provide assistance and “one on one” tutoring to anyone in between those two ranges as well.

Please note that Tellaria specializes in (real life) education and understands that each person learns in different ways. There is no judgement or pressure for any student or player that he takes under his wing to train and the environment is very friendly and welcoming. So do not be intimidated!

It is rare that a guild has someone who is willing and able to consistently train people one on one for a few hours during the week. If you are interested in raiding in any capacity, please contact him and he will be more than willing to start assisting you as soon as possible.

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 Rhaelia Daybreak, 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.

Role Play

Concept

Academic, University, Adventure

Compendium of Leadership

Office of the Headmaster

Headmaster: Tarcanus Frostbourne
Executive Assistant: Lyrinel Morningflame
Chief Legal Counsel: Thradia Starshard

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

Research: Liseda Dawnbloom
Education: Lyrinel Morningflame
Ascendancy: Tarcanus Frostbourne

Summary of Recent Events

The Estate

The Order of Celestial Dawn has concluded the finishing touches on the Estate, which is the headquarters of the Order and is located on the coast of the southern end of Quel’Thalas. The Estate is where the offices, student living quarters, stores, docks, supplies, research labs, academic facilities and emergencies provisions are located.

Pandaria Expedition

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

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 August, 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

Be sure to keep an eye out for the announcement of a new podcast that will be coming out shortly that definitely relates to the guild, World of Warcraft and role play! More information will follow quite soon!

Guild Meeting 7/20/2014

Guild Meeting 7/20/2014

With the influx of new members to the guild and with lots of new information about the guild to impart upon people, a guild meeting will be held this Sunday (7/20/2014) before flex raiding!

The meeting will take place in our guild vent at 4:30 p.m. server time (Pacific Standard Time).

If you are unable to attend the meeting, notes will be posted shortly after the conclusion of the event on both our guild website and these forums!

Thank you for your attention in this matter and I hope to see all of you there!

Officer Vacations and Contact Info

Officer Vacations and Contact Info

Summer Break and Other Vacations

Lyrinel will be out of the office for the remainder of the month of July.

Rhaelia will be out of the office for the next 7-10 days.


During this time, please direct all officer-related questions to Zurilod, Tellaria, Talandriel or Tarcanus.

If none of these officers are online, please send them an in-game mail as needed.


Alternatively, please email the guild at the guild email address listed below:

corampopuloguild@gmail.com

This email is checked every few days by the guild leader.


Thank you for your understanding and attention in this matter.

Preface

With some of our guild leadership taking time traditionally used to role play in World of Warcraft to address personal issues and other concerns in life, I would like to take the time to update everyone on the role play of Coram Populo via the Order of Celestial Dawn.

Storytellers/Dungeon Masters

Moving forward, many of our stories and lines will be created, designed, directed, and run by our senior storytellers and dungeon masters. Please contact any of them to become more involved in any guild story or to introduce new characters into our guild story.


Lyrinel Morningflame

Executive Assistant to the Office of the Headmaster
Vice Chancellor of Education, Order of Celestial Dawn

Thradia Starshard

Chief Legal Counsel of the Order of Celestial Dawn
Magistrix

Zurilod Dawnreaver

Unit Head: Arms Unit
Personal Protectorate, Office of the Headmaster


I have full faith and confidence in the individuals listed above to create and design amazing lines that will provide the guild with much room for immersive and expansive experiences within the guild story. Please do not hesitate to contact them to become involved in any story.

Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to be back engaging with all of you in wonderful role play as soon as we possibly can. Please be well, and may your adventures be both fun and filled with character development!

http://www.corampopuloguild.com/1866/

Future Plans and Foundations – Mists, Warlords and Coram Populo

Future Plans and Foundations – Mists, Warlords and Coram Populo

As we come closer and closer to the end of the current expansion and set our sights towards new ventures on the horizon, it is only natural that we begin to take a look at the future and plan for what’s next.

There are many changes coming with Warlords of Draenor. These changes will both directly and indirectly affect the IC/OOC operations of the guild and Order of Celestial Dawn. As such, there are a few ideas that have already been floating around in my mind as to things that we can (or will need) to do in order to plan for launch of the expansion from multiple perspectives.

Please keep in mind that the information listed below is subject to change at any time and is highly tentative. A more complete and official list of changes and modifications to our guild and the Order of Celestial Dawn will be posted as the expansion draws near.

PvE Content

Raid Team Progression and Mythic Mode

The Coram Populo Raid Team, which will begin progressing in Heroic mode content shortly, will eventually become a Mythic mode team that will need twenty (yes, 20) players to gear, study, prepare, attend, review, progress and learn each and every week.

Although we can always use Flex to gear our raid team members initially, Mythic mode requires exactly twenty players similar to how Normal and Heroic raids require ten or twenty-five players now.

Please keep in mind that, with alternates and starters included, we will need to recruit 25-30 players for our Mythic team.

Advanced Scouting/Preparation and the High Learning Curve of Transitioning to Mythic Mode

Due to the complex nature of Heroic/Mythic raiding itself AND with consideration given to the significant changes in raid compositions and encounters in Mythic mode, several members of the current content raid team will take part in the “Beta” testing phase of Warlords of Draenor and attempt to find a Mythic mode raid team so that we can get experience handling twenty-person raiding and Mythic-level encounters.

Although not everyone wishing to raid with us in Mythic mode will be required to do this, many of the senior members of the guild and raid team leaders have decided to do this on their own accord.

Transitioning between ten and twenty people on the raid team in itself will provide a great challenge, as will micro-managing all of the team’s abilities, cool downs, movement, and other facets necessary for success.

In order to have a smooth transition from ten to twenty people and from Heroic mode to Mythic mode, many of us will have to not only relearn our specific classes and specs, but also learn how to raid in a large group and take directions as such.

Progression raiding was never intended to be easy or require little preparation on the part of the individual or the team. Mythic mode will highlight this greatly, especially for teams (like ours) that need to make the big “transformation,” so to speak.

School of Raiding/Ask Tellaria

As we recruit more and more members who are interested in raiding, please do not hesitate to refer them to our resident raiding advisor and class expert, Tellaria Evensong.

Tellaria runs our weekly guild LFR runs in addition to providing one-on-one instruction and counseling for those wishing to improve their raid performance and get the most from their characters.

This training and tutelage will become increasingly important as we transition into Mythic mode raiding and the next expansion. With twenty people or more on the Mythic team roster, it will become much harder for the raid leader or guild leader to seek out each individual raider throughout the week for a personal review with them. Through the assistance of Tellaria’s teachings, however, many members will be able to benefit greatly from the individualized attention and private consultation he can provide.

Mists of Pandaria Raid Team Carry-Over

With our current progression team roster taken into consideration (10-person current content), we will be able to carry over about ten or twelve people into Warlords of Draenor who have already been consistently raiding with us on a weekly basis for quite some time.

These individuals will form the first ten-twelve spots on our Mythic mode team should they be interested in raiding as such in the new expansion.

PvE and Raid Recruitment

Right before the end of Mists of Pandaria (Patch 6.0.0) and right after the launch of Warlords of Draenor, Coram Populo will begin “power recruitment” of raiders who are returning to the game so that we can advance to Mythic mode as soon as Warlords of Draenor hits.

Projected Mythic Team Schedule

As this time, the weekly raid schedule will remain the same each week. We will raid two nights per week each and every week.

Friday, 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Server Time (Pacific)
Monday, 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Server Time (Pacific)

Raid Leader: Tarcanus Frostbourne

Projected Flex Raid Schedule

Sunday, 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Server Time (Pacific)

Raid Leader: Rhaelia Daybreak

Projected LFR Schedule

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Server Time (Pacific)

Raid Leader: Tellaria Evensong

Role Play

The Order of Celestial Dawn – End of Expansion Update and Plan

The Order of Celestial Dawn will utilize the peace that has currently befallen Azeroth to continue to seek out new information and knowledge through various means and methods, including (but not limited to) expeditions, research, debate, public forums, classes, seminars, and lectures.

Expeditions to Pandaria and Northrend are currently planned and in the works, with the expedition to Pandaria already detailed and prepared for on many levels.

Many of our future events may be specialized projects such as the retelling of the story of Quel’Delar as it was used in the campaign in Northrend.

In terms of interpersonal role play within the various ranks of the Order, this is a great time for characters to development relationships and lines with other characters within the Order since we are currently in a very quiet period (both in terms of the game content itself and within our own role play story of Celestial Dawn as a whole) in World of Warcraft.

If you are looking for more role play experiences, please do not hesitate to find us in the “Coram Corner” of the Bazaar in Silvermoon or seek us out for role play via other means (such as this forum, Skype, Tumblr, ect.)

The Order of Celestial Dawn – Warlords of Draenor

Once the new expansion hits, the Order will most definitely be interested in the temporal anomaly that is the “Historical Outlands” and will indeed venture out to explore its various confines.

In terms of specifics for our own official story, the Order will build its own outpost in the reopened lands that will serve as a center of academia of sorts for students and scholars of Celestial Dawn.

Since many of the members of Celestial Dawn are Sin’dorei, not everyone will be required to leave Quel’Thalas or venture into the Outlands themselves. However, the addition of the base will give us the option to travel there if we so choose.

Expected Academic Changes – Mists of Pandaria

All current classes, seminars, lectures, and forums will still be held until the end of Mists of Pandaria.

Some classes and seminars may be modified so that they are appropriate to the current location of those within the Order. As an example, some classes will take place in Pandaria or Northrend depending on our current expedition schedule.

Expected Academic Changes – Warlords of Draenor

Once Warlords of Draenor hits, we will reevaluate and modify classes and their schedules so that they are:

Suited and in sync with current events in-game.
Are appropriate and well-designed for our current list of students.
Fit the new schedules of our players (both ICly and OOCly).
Are interesting and dynamic as to not become or start to feel stale or repetitive.
Do not overlap with other classes and/or guild events.
Please note that any changes to class schedules will be posted on these forums or the guild website and calendar as soon as we are able to do so.

Please also note that any suggestions for future classes, seminars, lectures or forums can be posted to the forums under the “Future Lines and Suggestions” forum.

The Order of Celestial Dawn, Compendium of Leadership

Office of the Headmaster

Headmaster: Tarcanus Frostbourne

Executive Assistant: Lyrinel Morningflame

Chief Legal Counsel: Thradia Starshard

Office of Masters

Founding Master: Verithari Lighthymn

Founding Master: Tindomiel Singsorrow

Defense Division – Commanding Officer: Talandriel Sunchaser

Arms Unit Department Head: Zurilod Dawnreaver

Reconnaissance Unit Department Head: Rook Tangram

Triage Unit Department Head: Amannette Hardy

Academic Division – Chancellor: Tarcanus Frostbourne

Research: Liseda Dawnbloom

Education: Lyrinel Morningflame

Ascendancy: Tarcanus Frostbourne

PvP

Rated Battlegrounds – Mists of Pandaria

Lyrinel Morningflame will be leading the guild’s rated battleground activity beginning quite shortly. More information will be posted on the guild website as the time draws near.

Rated Battlegrounds – Warlords of Draenor

For those who are interested in participating in rated battlegrounds in the next expansion, please be sure to begin gearing and honor capping as soon as the first season of the new expansion begins.

Barring any significant changes to the PvP gearing system, please remember that it will take 27,000 honor points to gear a character completely with honor gear.

It will also take 27,000 conquest points to gear a character completely with conquest gear.

Once ten people who are sufficiently geared (and come together to form a good composition) are prepared for rated battlegrounds are assembled, we will then proceed to participate in rated battlegrounds.

Guild Arena Teams

There are many players in Coram Populo who have significant amounts of honor and conquest gear and would be more than willing to participate in arena combat with you so that you can acquire conquest gear as quickly as possible.

This will most certainly be true of our members in Warlords of Draenor as well so please do not hesitate to ask us to run arenas with you (except during other guild events, of course).

Social Events and Contests

Many of our weekly contests and social events on Ventrillo will be reworked and changed so that they are more conducive to community development and guild participation in the future.

Please stay tuned for more information on such changes.

Social Media, Websites, and Forums

Please note that all of our social media accounts will remain active and anyone wishing to learn more about us can visit the following pages at any time!

Guild Website: www.corampopuloguild.com
Guild Forums: forums.corampopuloguild.com

Guild Tumblr: corampopuloguild.tumblr.com
Order of Celestial Dawn: celestialdawnguild.tumblr.com

YouTube Videos: www.youtube.com/TarcanusFrostbourne

WoW-Progress: www.wowprogress.com/guild/us/wyrmrest-accord/Coram+Populo