Guild Meeting 10/8/2016 (7:00 p.m. Server/Pacific)

Guild Meeting 10/8/2016 (7:00 p.m. Server/Pacific)

Please note that there will be a guild meeting on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. server time (Pacific Standard Time)!

Please check the in-game calendar for more information.

The meeting will occur on Discord and in-game in Silvermoon (OOCly).

Please use the “instant invite” link listed below to join our guild Discord server:

http://www.discord.gg/0xgjk4AZ2aFqMA46

Meeting notes will be posted on our guild website the following day as well.

Important

This will be our only official guild meeting in October.

Important information about raiding, mythic dungeons, guild activities, and role play will be discussed!

Legion Adventures, Raiding, Mythic+ Dungeons and Role Play

Legion Adventures, Raiding, Mythic+ Dungeons and Role Play

With Legion now well underway and PvE content heating up this week with the release of the Emerald Nightmare raid and Mythic+ dungeon encounters, Coram Populo has begun implementing its plans for this new and exciting time in World of Warcraft. We could not be more excited to invite all of you to join us in our endeavors and we warmly welcome all of our new members who have joined us recently as well. This is a thrilling time to be alive and in-game, and we hope that the energy and enthusiasm only grows from here.

We encourage each of you all to read and review the following information about the direction of the guild and our intentions for raiding, mythic dungeons, role play, and team-building activities.

Discord

Discord is a KEY and ESSENTIAL part of our guild communications. Discord has replaced our guild Ventrilo server, our official guild forums, and any and all Skype channels that we used in the past. If you are not actively participating in Discord chat, then you are missing out on many of our out-of-game (and in-game) communications.

An “instant invite” link to join our guild Discord server is listed below:

http://www.discord.gg/0xgjk4AZ2aFqMA46

Discord is a free, fast, and efficient communications platform that offers both text and voice chat to various communities around the web. You can run Discord from your web browser, as a desktop app, and from your smart phone, tablet, and mobile device. For more information about Discord, please visit the link listed below:

https://discordapp.com/

Remember that actively utilizing Discord is a requirement to raid with us. Discord is also used for all of our major role play events, announcements, and news in addition to the live steaming and workshops that we host in association with Tarcanus Frostbourne Studios.

Raiding

Official guild raids will begin next Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

We will start in the Emerald Dream raid on normal difficulty at this time.

Please remember to take the following steps in order to be considered for the raid team. As always, raid team positions and slots are never guaranteed and are given out based on the judgement and determination of our raid leader and PvE Department Head, Tehrass.

  1. Contact Tehrass and express your interest in becoming a member of the raid team. He will most likely wish to have a conversation about you as a raider before you are added to the “active pool” of members for guild raid team.
    1. Raid Leader Email: TehrassDH@gmail.com
    2. Raid Leader Battletag: Tehrass#1655
  2. Sign up for an account with OpenRaid (http://openraid.zergid.com/). OpenRaid is used to track, post, and manage raid events and our weekly raids. Having an OpenRaid account is required for raiding. Raid team members must sign up for EACH raid event they are able (and wish) to attend via OpenRaid in order to be considered for a raid position in that raid.
  3. Join our Discord server (http://www.discord.gg/0xgjk4AZ2aFqMA46) so that you may listen and communicate via voice and text chat during raid events.
  4. You should also review all of the raid team web pages and the detailed raid team rules/requirements/expectations listed on our guild website before attempting to join the raid team, contact Tehrass, or sign up for guild raid events.
  5. Minimum Item Level for Emerald Nightmare (N): 830. Must have all THREE relic slots unlocked.
    1. Other baseline performance metrics and minimums will be established after the first few raids. These will include both DPS/eDPS and healing throughput numbers AND smart movement, ability, cooldown, damage reduction, interrupt and crowd control usage AND other boss and raid mechanics-based measuring tools!
    2. In addition, all players will be assessed on their ability to follow raid leader instructions, improve their individual and group performances, improve week to week, and continue to gear up consistently.
    3. Many of our raid team members were able to achieve item levels of 840+, 845+, and 850+ before the Emerald Nightmare raid was released. Thus, reaching an item level of 830 should not be a difficult task for prospective raid team members.

NO exceptions will be made to these policies!

We currently have 15-17 guild members who are interested in raiding with us. Please note that the minimum amount of players required to raid normal/heroic raids is 10. The maximum amount of players we can bring into a normal/heroic raid is 30.

Raid rosters and team compositions may change based upon our needs as a raid team. These determinations are made by Tehrass with advisement from the PvE Team Officer Corps. Again, raid team positions are never guaranteed, raid team compositions may change from week to week, and individuals are expected to be willing to learn, grow, and receive feedback as our raid team continues to progress to more difficult encounters and increased raid difficulties.

In essence, you must sign up for each raid that you wish to attend with us via OpenRaid in order to be considered. However, just because you sign up to raid with us does not mean a spot is guaranteed or reserved for you and just because you have raided with us before does not mean you are guaranteed to raid with us in the future. These decisions rest within the capable authority of the raid leader and PvE Department Head, Tehrass, with advisement from the PvE Team Officer Corps.

Mythic and Mythic+ Dungeons

Many of us have already begun the journey into defeating the various bosses of heroic and mythic dungeons. This has been a fun and challenging endeavor for many of us and one that we wish to continue as Legion moves forward.

Mythic and Mythic+ runs shall continue on a voluntary, sign-up basis for the time being. Please check the in-game guild calendar for more information and to sign up for these events.

Right now, we have a good 6-8 guild members who run these dungeons together consistently several nights a week. Eventually, we hope to create and sustain several “teams” or groups of guild members who push into the highest Mythic+ levels possible as mythic dungeon progression becomes a regular staple of the guild.

Once Mythic+ teams are formed and have ran together for several weeks, a more formal selection process will be implemented so that current content Mythic+ teams can sustain a high level of performance and progression as the expansion moves forward.

If you are interested in taking part in a mythic dungeon or Mythic+ team, please use the in-game guild calendar to sign up for a mythic run. Permanent teams and roster space will be allocated as teams themselves are formed.

Also, please remember that certain Mythic+ teams may have goals/expectations/benchmarks that are different than other Mythic+ teams within the guild. Of course, all Mythic+ teams will still strive to work towards the goals of the guild as a whole and within the framework of the designs of the PvE Department of Coram Populo.

Role Play

The Role Play Department of Coram Populo will hold a meeting on Saturday, October 1, 2016 to begin planning for the future of our in character and out of character activities and stories.

Please remember that Coram Populo is a casual role play guild and thus will not hold regular role play (or IC) events multiple times a week. It is simply logistically impossible for us to do so. This may change in the event that several leaders among our role players emerge and are willing to fulfill advanced roles within the guild. However, for the time being, given our personnel and real life concerns, we will not be overtaxing any of our role play leaders or officers.

Our design for role play within the guild remains the same:

  1. OOC educational workshops and seminars will be streamed and recorded to/on Twitch and YouTube.
    1. https://www.twitch.tv/tarcanusfrostbourne
    2. https://www.youtube.com/c/tarcanusfrostbourne1
  2. IC events will be hosted on a semi-regular basis for those who wish to participate in the Azerothian Trade Federation story.

Please note that many of the OOC educational workshops and seminars hosted for the guild will be combined with Tarcanus Frostbourne’s streaming and video-making activities so that we can efficiently and effectively provide quality material and discussion for all involved while balancing other in-game activities and real life obligations as well.

If you are interested in reviewing what some of our writers have produced in the past, please visit the following pages and blogs:

http://corampopuloguild.tumblr.com/

http://azerothiantradefederation.com/

http://tarcanus.com/

If you have a website, blog, Tumblr page, WordPress site, or other social media pages for any of your characters and would like to be added to our role play directory, please let Tarcanus know as soon as you are ready to share your writing, characters and artistry with the world.

Please also know that you if you are looking to network with other role players or join in on Tarcanus’ other activities with regards to creative writing and role play, please join his professional YouTube and Twitch Discord server using the link listed below:

https://discord.gg/0xgzhz27feI9WD2K

Conclusions

Thank you for your attention in these matters and we hope to see you all out there in the World of Warcraft! We could not be more excited to start raiding, running mythic dungeons, and role playing in this huge, expansive, and awesome universe that we call home on the Internet.

Until next time, take care!

And of course… please, please, please… be safe, wherever you may be in the world.

Coram Populo and Legion: August 2016 and Beyond

Coram Populo and Legion: August 2016 and Beyond

In Brief

Coram Populo, a Horde guild located on Wyrmrest Accord (US), is actively recruiting new members.

Seven Years a Journey

Coram Populo has evolved significantly over the past seven years. Many of our members have graduated high school or college, started careers in a variety of fields in the workforce, traveled the world, settled down and begun a life filled with marriage and parenting, or retired and begun a new adventure outside of their employed working years.

Diversity and a well-rounded lifestyle (both in and out of game) have always been the driving force behind what we do as a guild. We strive to recruit individuals who are motivated to succeed in all areas of their lives. Many of our members love the challenge of balancing college courses, career paths, home life, parenting demands, and their performance in various in-game activities such as raiding or mythic dungeons. While our goals in-game are important to us, so are the interactions we have outside of them.

This is also true of the interactions we have together outside of the game.

As we move forward towards new goals and experiences, we hope to welcome many of you into our community.

Thank you for your interest and we hope to speak with you shortly.

– Tarcanus Frostbourne

Guild Leader

Coram Populo

Mission Statement – Legion and Beyond

At Coram Populo, we hope to recruit self-motivated, hard working guild members who are driven to succeed not only as individuals but as members of a thriving community as well.

We also wish to recruit people who are well-balanced and lead healthy, productive lifestyles outside of the game.

Those who have a passion for successfully tackling new goals (and doing so in a manner that also assists the team as a whole) in ways that bring forth the best in those around them are exactly who we are looking for at Coram Populo.

A View of Our Membership

Coram Populo has a very diverse membership roster. We have members who live in nearly every corner of the world and throughout the United States. Some have lived through the Rat Pack Era and others were born nearly at the turn of the Millennium.

From college students, women’s rights activists, and members of the LGBT community to artists, writers, educators, airline pilots, and members of the military and government employees, Coram Populo is a welcome place for all respectful, motivated, and community-oriented people.

Basic Recruitment Information

Player interviews are required and should be scheduled through our guild Discord server.

Discord Server Instant Invite Link: www.discord.gg/0xgjk4AZ2aFqMA46

You can also email us at the email address listed at the end of this post.

Raid Team Information

Leader: Tehrass

Our guild team currently raids during the following days and times:

Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Server Time (Pacific Standard Time)

Friday, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Server Time (Pacific Standard Time)

Please see our guild website for all the latest information on our guild and its raid team policies, roster and rules!

Please note that you will need to sign up for an OpenRaid account as well. OpenRaid is used for Coram Populo raid team roster management and raid signups each week.

OpenRaid Link: http://openraid.zergid.com/

Coram Populo OpenRaid Page: http://openraid.zergid.com/sessions/new/guilds/index/6971

Raid Team Overview

By the end of Legion, we hope to clear all current content on heroic difficulty with our raid team.

Mythic progression is also possible, depending on interest and personnel available to us at the time.

At the very beginning of the expansion, we will need to start on normal difficulty depending on how quickly people level to 110 and begin gearing.

We currently have a very solid core group of raiders and are looking to fill out remaining needs with new guild members.

We are also looking for natural leaders (who can also buy into the directions of our raid leader and PvE Department Head) to lead 5-player dungeons on various nights of the week so that the gearing process for everyone is much more efficient, uniform, and fun.

Proficiency in uploading and analyzing logs or becoming an alternate raid leader (in the event of emergency situations) are also excellent qualities to possess when applying to the guild.

Going the extra mile to assist with crafting, guild supplies, and other miscellaneous facets of day-to-day guild activities is never frowned upon, although this is not required (in most circumstances) either.

The Raider We Are Looking For

As stated throughout this post, we are definitely looking for “self starters” and those who can motivate themselves to become better raiders both individually and as a group. People who truly understand the game, the most efficient ways to gear and farm materials, and how to better themselves and those around them are excellent candidates for raid team membership.

We are also looking for raiders who can actively participate in activities to support and bolster team strength and unity. People who are actively suggesting new ideas on Discord, theory-crafting, or analyzing statistics and numbers are valuable assets to any raid team.

Of course, we also are looking for people who are consistently respectful during raids (suggesting ideas and providing feedback at raid leader discretion is welcomed) and have an excellent feel for when it is appropriate or necessary to speak up in voice or text before, during, and after raids themselves.

Knowing the line between vocalizing things appropriately and inappropriately is not always easy, but definitely necessary.

We are always open to assisting members both with gear and in learning to be better, provided that they are motivated to do so. We hope that our future members take the same approach.

Raid Team History

Warlords of Draenor

HFC: 8/13 (Heroic)

Mists of Pandaria

SOO: 14/14 (10-Man Normal)

Wrath of the Lich King

ICC: 11/12 (10-Man Normal)

Role Play Server

Please note that Wyrmrest Accord (US) is a role play server and many of you will encounter role players in major cities and common areas of the game. These players, people, and areas are to always be respected. Our members should observe common courtesy when using /say, /emote, /yell and other commands in major cities, public spaces, and commonly-used role play areas in-game.

Raid Signups

OpenRaid (Requires an Account)

Raid Rankings and Progression Data

WoWProgress

Raid Logs and Historical Fight Data

Warcraft Logs

MrRobot

Website, Discord, and Other Contact Information

Guild Website: www.corampopuloguild.com

Guild Email Address: corampopuloguild@gmail.com

Raid Leader Email: TehrassDH@gmail.com

Raid Leader Battletag: Tehrass#1655

Discord Server: www.discord.gg/0xgjk4AZ2aFqMA46

In-Game Contact Information

Guild Leader: Tarcanus Frostbourne

Marshals: Tehrass

Commanders: Vyctor, Belorien

Coram Populo Overwatch Team

Coram Populo Overwatch Team

Overwatch

We have recently added Overwatch text and voice channels to the Discord server that we use for all of Coram Populo’s activities.

Anyone who is interested in playing Overwatch with us (or joining the guild) is welcome to join us!

More information about Overwatch can be found here:

https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/

A temporary instant invite link to our Discord server can be found here:

https://discord.gg/0xgjk4AZ2aFqMA46

If the instant invite link listed above has expired, please message Tarcanus, Vyctor, Tellaria, or any other officer in Coram Populo for an instant invite to our Discord server. You can also email us at: corampopuloguild@gmail.com.

We hope to see you out there saving the world. 😉

Legion Approaches: Coram Populo 2016 and Beyond

Legion Approaches: Coram Populo 2016 and Beyond

Over the next few months, we will begin implementing our plans for Coram Populo in Legion. While the transition period between Warlords of Draenor and the upcoming expansion has been less busy than during the latter stages of previous expansions, we do believe that this “break” or “vacation” of sorts will leave all of us refreshed and ready to embark on a new journey. We have a lot in store for the guild, and we hope that you will be just as excited as we are to see what World of Warcraft has to offer for the rest of 2016 and beyond.

In case anyone has missed the announcement, Legion will officially launch on August 30, 2016.

Before we reveal some of the groundwork and planning that we have been doing to prepare for Legion, we would first like to relay some of the basic information about Coram Populo that everyone should know.

Please feel free to contact us on Tumblr, via email, or on Discord if you have any questions about this road map for our future plans.

Also, please keep in mind that this is just a basic overview of things to come and that detailed information will be published and distributed on social media, our guild Tumblr, and our official guild website as it becomes available. In essence, the information listed under each subheading listed below is a summary and summation of larger plans that shall be further detailed at a future date and time.

We just want to give everyone an overview of what is happening as move forward.

Basic Contact Information

Guild Website

corampopuloguild.com

Guild Tumblr

@corampopuloguild

Role Play Tumblr

@azerothiantradefederation

Guild Email

corampopuloguild@gmail.com

Guild Discord (Official Text and Voice Chat Platform)

Sign up for Discord and request an invitation to our Discord server.

Discord will be replacing our guild forums, Ventrilo, and Skype channels/conversations as the official method of communication for the guild.

Discord is a free platform and will run from a web browser, mobile device, or desktop app (both PC and Mac).

Overview of Guild Direction

Coram Populo will focus on its two main strengths from the past two or three expansions: PvE-related activities and role play.

PvE

PvE in Warlords of Draenor was successful thanks to our PvE Team and PvE Department Head, Tellaria Evensong. The guild was able to push forward into heroic modes in Hellfire Citadel and our challenge mode team had numerous successful runs as they gained experience running challenge mode dungeons.

Role Play

The Azerothian Trade Federation was founded and created, and plans for guild role play in Legion are being organized and plotted each week. A complete overhaul of our guild role play manual and social media is slated to occur soon. A preview video and overview of role play expectations with our new guild role play officers/leads will be published on YouTube as Legion draws near.

Coram Populo Membership Demographics

Our membership demographics have changed significantly over the past seven years.

  • The average age of our officers is thirty-six (36) years old.
  • The average playtime that our members can dedicate to World of Warcraft is much less than it used to be (especially now at the end of the expansion and as we await the arrival of Legion).
  • 70% of our current active membership base primarily plays for PvE-related activities.
  • 20% of our current active membership base primarily plays for role play-related activities.
  • 5% of our current active membership base plays for both role play and PvE-related activities.
  • 5% of our current active membership base plays for social reasons.

Organizational Structure and Officer Directory

Guild Administration (Senior Officers)

Coram Populo’s senior administration team will remain largely the same as before. Tarcanus, Tellaria, Vyctor, and Belorien all plan on playing active roles in the guild when Legion arrives.

Talandriel Sunchaser has retired from the game to pursue real life goals. Her characters remain in the guild. However, her Tumblr blogs and subscription to World of Warcraft are inactive.

Guild Leader – Tarcanus Frostbourne

Guild Marshal – Tellaria Evensong

Commander – Vyctor Blackstone

Commander – Belorien Firestar

Role Play Department

Coram Populo’s Role Play Department will be led by Tarcanus, Eriene, and Aurel. All are active and experienced role players and/or RP leads.

Role Play Department Head – Tarcanus Frostbourne, Guild Leader.

  • See Above for Contact Information

Role Play Lead – Eriene Duskbane, Lieutenant.

Role Play Lead – Aurel Dawngrave, Lieutenant.

PvE Department

Tellaria will continue to spearhead efforts to push forward as far as the guild can go in terms of PvE-related activities. The PvE Team will remain the same as well, with six strong supporting officers ready and able to assist Tellaria in raiding/challenge mode/other PvE efforts.

PvE Department Head, Raid Leader, Challenge Mode Leader – Tellaria Evensong, Guild Marshal.

  • See Above for Contact Information

PvE Team Senior Adviser – Vyctor Blackstone, Commander.

  • See Above for Contact Information

PvE Team Senior Adviser – Belorien Firespark, Commander.

PvE Team Adviser – Nastimus, Sergeant.

PvE Team Adviser – Rinsland, Sergeant.

PvE Team Adviser – Sanguinius, Sergeant.

PvE Team Adviser – Amahraa, Sergeant.

Social Events Department

The use of Discord, outside of game tools, and in-game socialization will still be present in Coram Populo in Legion. Many new outside activities will be introduced as time moves forward.

Social Events Coordinator – Klarabella Lightblade, Lieutenant.

  • Klarabella is unavailable due to extended medical leave. Please direct all inquiries concerning social events to Tarcanus Frostbourne.

Role Play (Azerothian Trade Federation)

The Azerothian Trade Federation will be making a return tour during Legion. However, some of the basic design concepts from its first run as our official guild role play story shall be changing in the process.

Role play events, story design, and line implementation will be directed by Eriene and Aurel in collaboration with Tarcanus.

In addition, our ultimate goal is for there to be balance between personal role play/character development and the official guild role play/development. Guild role play will be just one part of a much larger role play space and canvas for our guild members. This will allow both our role play leads to have time to breathe (both in-game and out) or pursue other interests outside of the guild or game. This will also allow for our guild members to have the free time to role play outside of the guild story and pursue other role play and creative writing interests as well.

In essence, the Azerothian Trade Federation will be a nice supplement and addition to our guild members’ role play experience in World of Warcraft.

More information will be available on our guild website, guild Tumblr, and YouTube as Legion approaches.

PvE and Raiding

The raid team of Coram Populo will continue to push forward in Legion.

Challenge mode teams will also continue to run as well.

For more information or to apply to join, please email Tellaria Evensong at: tellariaevensong@gmail.com

Please make sure that you sign up for an Open Raid account if you are thinking of joining our raid team!

Also, please be sure to read the complete raid team rules and Tellaria’s raid lead philosophy here:

http://www.corampopuloguild.com/raid-info/team-rules/

Discord

We will be replacing our guild forums, guild Ventrilo server, and guild Skype channels and conversations with Discord. For more information as to the specific reasons why we are making this change, please visit this post on our guild website:

http://www.corampopuloguild.com/coram-populo-discord/

Please sign up for a Discord account and request an invitation to the Coram Populo Discord server as soon as possible.

Other Games (Steam Group, Diablo 3, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm)

Many members of Coram Populo will be heavily invested in Season Seven of Diablo 3 and the first run of ranked matches and ladders in Overwatch. Many of our members also play Heroes of the Storm and other games on Steam.

To join our Steam community, please visit the link below:

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/corampopulo

If you are interested in participating in any outside activities, please contact a guild officer for more information. We are more than willing to assist with power leveling, gear/rift grinding, and greater rift progression in both the “seasonal” and “non-seasonal” modes of Diablo 3. We also will be forming Overwatch squads after Overwatch launches.

In addition, Discord will allow us to all keep in constant contact during days and times when people are participating in multiple activities across different games.

New Members and Applying to Join Coram Populo

If you are interested in joining us, please visit this page for complete details and instructions on how to apply for guild membership:

http://www.corampopuloguild.com/recruitment/pathway-to-membership-the-coram-way/

An email conversation and OOC interview is required. An IC interview or writing sample is not.

Summer 2016 and Beyond

We hope that all of you have have an amazing first half of 2016 and are as excited as we are for World of Warcraft in Legion and beyond. Thank you for your attention in this matter and please stay tuned for updates on specific departments, activities, events, and plans for the future.

As always, be safe, wherever you may be in the world.

– Tarcanus Frostbourne

Guild Leader, Coram Populo