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