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