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
Christmas Raid Schedules

Christmas Raid Schedules

Please note that raids are cancelled each of the two weeks prior to the Christmas holiday in December.

Many of our raid team members will be travelling for the Christmas holiday and/or celebrating with friends and family during this time. This is also a time when some of us will have house guests, children who are on Winter Break from school, or end-of-the-year office parties and events to attend. Thus, in order to spare our sanity and create as peaceful a holiday as possible, we are going to take time off as a raid team for the next few weeks.

Raid Cancellation Schedule

Christmas Day (December 25) falls on a Sunday this year.

Therefore, raids on December 13, 16, 20, and 23 are cancelled.

Detailed View:

Week 1

Raid on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 is CANCELLED.

Raid on Thursday, December 16, 2016 is CANCELLED.

Week 2

Raid on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 is CANCELLED.

Raid on Thursday, December 23, 2016 is CANCELLED.

Mythics and Other Runs

Please note that while raids are cancelled these weeks, guild and raid team members are encouraged to continue running mythics and other dungeons/content during this time. There is always ample opportunity to continue building rapport and relationships with your fellow raid team members throughout the year (regardless of whether we are conducting formal raids as a guild).

Raiding Continues

Regular raids will commence again beginning on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

Please check OpenRaid for the latest information and to sign up for future raids.

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!

Withered Army Training Scenario Walkthough

Withered Army Training Scenario Walkthough

For those who have been attempting to master the Withered Army Training Scenario in Suramar, Tarcanus has put together a video walkthough and guide of things to keep in mind while traversing through the depths of Falaanar with your Withered Army.

This scenario, which randomly appears as a world quest every three days, is a great way to gain reputation with the Nightfallen faction of the Broken Isles. It is also a great way to gain artifact power, acquire some cool pets, and challenge yourself as a leader and tactician.

Quick Tips

  • Plan ahead! Try to unlock all of the ancient mana cap increases that you can and bring 2,000 ancient mana to First Arcanist Thalyssra when you turn in the world quest and start the scenario.
  • If you lose all your health (die) or the entire Withered Army perishes, the scenario ends and you are teleported back to the entrance of Falaanar to collect any loot that you may be entitled to for progressing through the scenario.
  • You are given a score based on how many enemies you eliminate while in the scenario. Your current score can be seen at the top of the screen at all times while in the scenario. The more enemies you kill before your Withered Army is eliminated (or you die), the higher your score. The higher your score at the end of the scenario, the more rewards you receive.
  • Remember that your Withered Army will do most of the damage during this scenario and that you are there as a dungeon guide, field marshal, someone who can interrupt enemies, and a crowd controlling machine.
    • Using the “Mayhem” ability at the bottom of your screen (a button appears that you click) increases your Withered Army’s damage significantly but makes your Withered harder to control. When this button is press and the ability used, your army will go bezerk and do tons of damage but will attack anything within a given agro range.
    • You can cancel “Mayhem” mode by pressing the same button again. This brings your Withered troops back into formation but decreases the overall damage that they do.
  • Chests that require five or ten Withered to bring back to the scenario entrance can provide you with permanent upgrades to your Withered Army for future runs at the training scenario. These five or ten Withered, however, are removed from your current troop count when you send the chest back to the entrance of the scenario.
  • When you send a chest back to the entrance, you will be able to loot it at the end of the scenario. DO NOT LEAVE the scenario before teleporting back to the entrance and collecting all your loot and rewards.
  • Again, DO NOT LEAVE the scenario (or accidentally exit the scenario) before getting sent back to the entrance to collect your rewards. This is true even if you make it all the way to the end of the scenario or clear out the entire depths of Falanaar!