Tarc Will Be out of the Office

Tarc Will Be out of the Office

Well hello, everybody!

We hope that all of you have had an amazing start to 2017 and that you are all safe, warm, happy and healthy. We can hardly believe that another year has passed and we hope that this year our best year yet.

For many of us, the start to 2017 has been a whirlwind of activity. Life has swept us off our feet and new opportunities, responsibilities, and adventures have kept us away from our keyboards and computers. This includes our own Tarcanus Frostbourne (who is now 3,000 miles away from his old home).

As such, Tarcanus will be quite busy over the new few months with both work and educational activities (in addition to his normal travel activities and professional obligations). Thus, his presence in-game and our role play activities as a guild will be quite limited. We anticipate that things will return to normal in mid to late-April, so stay tuned for more information as we receive it!

Please note that the Coram Populo raid team will still be active and pushing hard into tiers of content both present and future. We are also still recruiting new raiders and guild members for the raid team and other PvE-related activities. Interested parties should contact our PvE Department Head, Tehrass, for more information.

We hope that all of you continue to live well and kill bosses each and every week and we look forward to the day that Tarcanus is able to rejoin us.

Take care out there and of course, be safe wherever you may be in the world!

  • Coram Populo Management Team
Guild Meeting Notes: 10/8/2016

Guild Meeting Notes: 10/8/2016

Listed below are the meeting notes from yesterday’s guild meeting. Please note that these are only bullet points and do not encompass the entire discussion or meeting as a whole.

Discord

Discord is our primary means of communication (text and voice).

If you do not use Discord yet, please check it out and join our guild server.

Coram Populo Discord server: http://www.discord.gg/0xgjk4AZ2aFqMA46

Personal Conduct Policies and Guild Rules

As we become highly active within the raiding and role play communities again, we would like to remind everyone to review our personal conduct policies and guild rules.

Please note that these policies and rules apply to communications both in and out of the game itself and on any and all social media and blogs.

Guild Events

General guild events and activities are posted in three areas:

  1. In-Game Guild Calendar
  2. Discord
  3. Guild Website

Guild raids and raid signups are posted on OpenRaid (all prospective raiders need to sign up for an OpenRaid account to be considered for the Coram Populo raid team).

Please note that guild members who wish to participate in all guild events and make the most out of their time in Coram Populo should be actively looking at the in-game calendar and signing up for events, communicating  regularly on Discord, and reading the guild website from time to time.

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).

Recruitment

We are actively recruiting new members. We are both a role play and raiding guild. If people are interested in joining us, please direct them to our guild website and our Discord server.

We are also looking for self-starters and leaders who possess knowledge and experience with raiding and role play.

Steps to Joining Coram Populo

  1. Review our official guild website, rules, personal conduct policies, social media, and other information to see if we are a guild that seems to fit your interests.
  2. Send us an email (corampopuloguild@gmail.com) or join our Discord server to schedule an recruitment interview.
  3. Participate in the OOC recruitment interview with a guild officer.

We require an OOC voice interview for all prospective applicants. This interview is conducted via our guild Discord server.

We do not require an IC interview or writing sample to join the guild.

If you are unable to speak over Discord or another voice program, please let us know. We will try to accommodate you as best as possible.

The Coram Populo raid team has additional requirements that all members must fulfill before raiding with us.

The raid team has separate interview requirements from our general interview requirements so you may need to participate in two interviews if you are interested in raiding (one interview to join the guild and one interview to be considered for the raid team).

General PvE

PvE Team

We have many resources available for prospective and current raiders in our guild. If you have any questions about PvE activities in Coram Populo, please feel free to contact any of the following people:

PvE Department Head: Tehrass

PvE Senior Officer: Vyctor

PvE Senior Officer: Tarcanus

PvE Officer: Amahraa

PvE Officer: Cocowah

PvE Officer: Rinsland

PvE Officer: Sánguinius

Feedback and Step by Step Increases

Please note that certain requirements (such as DPS minimums, having max food, runes, 30+ potions ect.) for raiding with us will be raised in at a steady, incremental rate as time passes. Notices about requirements for specific raids or weeks will be posted on the signup page (OpenRaid).

Feedback and reminders will be given to raiders who may be missing certain buffs or items in future weeks as these requirements are phased into our raid team. This also applies to DPS requirements as they are phased into our raid team.

Again, this process is meant to be implemented in several stages or steps.

Raiding

We are 5/7 in Emerald Dream (N). We hope to progress past Cenarius and Xavius shortly!

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).

Mythics and Mythic+

Mythic and Mythic+ events are posted on the in-game calendar. Please sign up in advance so that we know what roles and classes we have heading into a given night. Tarcanus currently leads a regular mythic group on Thursday evenings.

We are currently running at least one team during each mythic dungeon night. There are times when we run two teams as personnel allows/demands.

We are currently sitting at Mythic +2 or +3 and we hope to increase that benchmark in the near future.

Looking for Mythics Leaders

If you are interested in leading your own mythic dungeon group, please speak with Tehrass.

Please note that we would love for someone to take up one day a week where no mythic group is currently running mythic dungeons and to start organizing one for the guild. Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays are currently free each week.

Having other mythic dungeon nights allows for people to run current content with fellow guild members while building camaraderie and team cohesion among our raiders. It is also a great way to experience the game and have a great time with friends.

Role Play

If you missed the first official role play meeting and stream, please visit the video replay on Twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/tarcanusfrostbourne/v/92524703

Please join the Tarcanus Frostbourne Studios Discord server to network with other role players and to stay involved with all of our streaming and community events:

https://discord.gg/0xgzhz27feI9WD2K

Please note that the Discord server for Tarcanus Frostbourne Studios is DIFFERENT than the Discord server for our guild.

Role play for the guild will be integrated with Tarcanus’ YouTube and Twitch activity. This will allow us to streamline things for everyone and network people to many other groups, guilds, and role players in the World of Warcraft role play community.

Role play for the guild will consist of IC social events and stories and OOC educational workshops and seminars. This will allow us to accomplish both IC and OOC goals for the guild.

Role Play Leads, Storytellers, Dungeon Masters and Moar Wanted!

If you are interested in becoming a role play lead, storyteller or dungeon master, please contact Tarcanus in-game or via the guild email address:

corampopuloguild@gmail.com

Important Video Media, Blog, and Website Information

Please also visit, follow, and subscribe to the following video media outlets, blogs, and websites which are relevant to our guild role play, our OOC video seminars/workshops, and the story of the Azerothian Trade Federation:

Video Workshops, Seminars, and Meeting Replays

Twitch.tv/TarcanusFrostbourne

YouTube.com/TarcanusFrostbourne

Creative Writing and Artistic Blogs for Coram Populo and the Azerothian Trade Federation

corampopuloguild.tumblr.com

www.azerothiantradefederation.com

Tarcanus’ IC Creative Writing and Role Play Blog

www.tarcanus.com

Character Blogs

If you have a character blog and would like it added to our guild Tumblr page, please let Tarcanus know.

Blizzcon 2016

Blizzcon is three weeks away! If any of you are going this year and would like to meet up with your guild officers or guild members, please let us know. We would love to hang out!

Also, if there are any questions or comments you would like us to direct to the developers at one of the many developer panels, we would be happy to do so.

Be sure to check out Tarcanus’ video blogs from Blizzcon as well, which will be posted to his YouTube channel on a daily basis during the convention.

Happy 7th Anniversary!

Coram Populo celebrated it’s seventh year in existence in August. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this magical journey. You are all amazing people and we hope that the next seven years are just as amazing as the first seven have been!

Role Play Meeting and Stream!

Role Play Meeting and Stream!

Thank you to everyone who showed up to our guild role play planning meeting and stream on Saturday!

We had a lot of guild members and individuals from the Twitch and YouTube community show up to the festivities, which made the event both lively and informative (#Frostarcles). More information regarding the specific role play plans for the guild, the Azerothian Trade Federation, and the OOC workshops and seminars will be posted shortly.

In general, it was decided that OOC seminars and workshops were something that our guild members really wanted to participate in and organize. It was also decided that casual social meetups and events were sought, with some individuals volunteering to lead D&D style campaigns and expeditions as well.

Video Replay of the Role Play Meeting and Stream

If you missed the meeting or the stream, there is a “video on demand” replay of all the action available on Twitch. Please note that this replay will only be available for thirty (30) days.

https://www.twitch.tv/tarcanusfrostbourne/v/92524703

We will also upload the replay of the steam to YouTube as soon as possible.

Streamlining Role Play, Tarcanus Style

Because of time constraints and real life concerns, Tarcanus will be merging many of the role play activities that are a part of the guild and his YouTube/Twitch/podcasting work together. Thus, many of the streams for Twitch and videos for YouTube that are related to role play and creative writing will also encompass the activities we put together for the guild. ICly, this means some of the walk-up role play, social events and other stories will be highlighted and used for YouTube and Twitch videos or streams. OOCly, this means that the educational workshops for the guild will also be streamed to Twitch and uploaded to YouTube.

This will not only save time, but allow Tarcanus to focus on a single IC and OOC direction for both the guild and his YouTube/Twitch/podcast work to ensure that the quality of the content we are providing continues to be as high as possible.

In essence, instead of having one OOC seminar or workshop for the guild and another OOC seminar or workshop for YouTube/Twitch audiences that covers the same topic or information, there will be one OOC seminar on that topic for both groups to consume. Instead of having one story for the Azerothian Trade Federation for guild members and another storyline for people who are interested in role play on YouTube/Twitch, there will be a singular story that all can participate in at one time.

Role Play Leads, Storytellers, Dungeon Masters and Moar Wanted!

If you are interested in becoming a role play lead, storyteller or dungeon master, please contact Tarcanus in-game or via the guild email address:

corampopuloguild@gmail.com

Important Video Media, Blog, and Website Information

Please also visit, follow, and subscribe to the following video media outlets, blogs, and websites which are relevant to our guild role play, our OOC video seminars/workshops, and the story of the Azerothian Trade Federation:

Video Workshops, Seminars, and Meeting Replays

Twitch.tv/TarcanusFrostbourne

YouTube.com/TarcanusFrostbourne

Creative Writing and Artistic Blogs for Coram Populo and the Azerothian Trade Federation

corampopuloguild.tumblr.com

www.azerothiantradefederation.com

Tarcanus’ IC Creative Writing and Role Play Blog

www.tarcanus.com

Discord

Please join the following Discord server to stay in contact with your fellow role players. Please note that this Discord server is SEPARATE and UNIQUE from our guild Discord server and is designed to network everyone from YouTube, Twitch, Tumblr, the guild, the role play and artistic community, and the Warcraft community in general.

https://discord.gg/0xgzhz27feI9WD2K

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.