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drpp62

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#1 14 years ago

I have been playing ET for approx. a year and RTCW for another year prior to that. I would consider myself a pretty good player, playing medic, field ops and engineer. I play under the name Pathfinder (in all Blue) and possibly some have seen me online.

Anyway, my questions are this: What are the time requirements/practice requirements of most clans? How does one join a clan or determine which one is best for him/her? Do clans only go on one server or do you move around? Is there any fees or etc. for joining a clan (i.e. to cover the cost of a server)?

I am still unsure if I am into joining, as I play a lot, but cannot spend 10 hours a day playing. I enjoy being my "own army", but wouldn't mind playing with others who will watch my back and vice versa. It gets very frustrating when you are playing and attempting a charge only to find that the 10 other guys that were with you are now peeling off in 10 different directions. I am to the point in the game where I get a little pissed when no one is attempting to achieve the objective, only out killing.'

In my experience in the public forums, I notice that the teams w/ a few clan members always do better as they work together. I am interested in this type of teamwork.

Any thoughts from those in/out of clans would be helpfull.

By the way, I generally play on The Game Server servers and Terminus Servers, but do move around now and then.




L2RedKnight

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#2 14 years ago

Clans can be good and bad, I belong to a clan and enjoy it alot it is nice to have the same group of people to always play with. Like you said to cover your back and vice-versa. Our clan page is www.liv3wire.com. We have a 5 dollar min monthly required donation to help pay for the servers. I dont know if this is what most clans do or not but this is what we do. I have noticed alot of clans are way to serious about the game and pactice every day of the week and often have fairly strict requirements. We are not this type of clan. Some members take it alot more serious than others but we mostly just like to have a good time. Currently we are participating in OGL and CAL. OGL just barely opened up for ET. We are in off season for CAL as it is the play offs but it is scheduled to start again the first part of Jan. If you are still looking please come check us out. This is our nuke site where are forums are located http://liv3wire.com/html/index.php our ET server address is 69.93.88.43:27960. We are also on MIRC - Gamesnet at #liv3wire. Hope to see you on playing.




DragonFly

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#3 14 years ago
drpp62I have been playing ET for approx. a year and RTCW for another year prior to that. I would consider myself a pretty good player, playing medic, field ops and engineer. I play under the name Pathfinder (in all Blue) and possibly some have seen me online. Anyway, my questions are this: What are the time requirements/practice requirements of most clans? [DragonFly] This depends on the clan you want to join. Some clans play basically everyday while others play once a month for example. Some compete in leagues & others just pub on servers to have a good time. Count on at least 2 matches and 1 match a week though. How does one join a clan or determine which one is best for him/her? Do clans only go on one server or do you move around? Is there any fees or etc. for joining a clan (i.e. to cover the cost of a server)? [DragonFly] The best clan to join is one you like :). Your best bet is to find a clan you think you would like to check out, know more about, and hang out w/. What I did was chill on their irc channel talk to the members get to know them, if they don't have irc get their AIM sn etc point is talk to them & get to know them. If they have a public server & especially if they play on it go join them in a few games show them what you got. This will also show you how much time they require each week & how dedicated they are. Most clans I have heard about anyway & the one I started ages ago didn't charge you to join or anything, but did ask for a voluntary donation to keep their server alive. In my experience, to the moving around part, the clan I was in played on their server & other servers w/ clan members such as locked box etc, but in your spare time we were welcome to go play anywhere we wanted basically. I am still unsure if I am into joining, as I play a lot, but cannot spend 10 hours a day playing. I enjoy being my "own army", but wouldn't mind playing with others who will watch my back and vice versa. It gets very frustrating when you are playing and attempting a charge only to find that the 10 other guys that were with you are now peeling off in 10 different directions. I am to the point in the game where I get a little pissed when no one is attempting to achieve the objective, only out killing. In my experience in the public forums, I notice that the teams w/ a few clan members always do better as they work together. I am interested in this type of teamwork. Any thoughts from those in/out of clans would be helpfull. By the way, I generally play on The Game Server servers and Terminus Servers, but do move around now and then.

I haven't been in a clan for about 2-3 months due to work & work on RTCWFiles taking my time up :eek: , but I hope that helps out...




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#4 14 years ago

its best while your 'server hoping' to spec a clan if they are in that server playing, just watch how they work together and that will give you a good indication of what kind of clan they are.

but also some clans are super serious gamers and have practices several times a week and others maybe a few times a month. so you have to choose what kind of schedule you want to keep and choose based upon that also.

its good if a clan has a nice website where visitors can learn about the clan and also participate in a forum to ask them questions if you have any!

being in a clan is really great if your the type of player that likes teamwork, cause there is nothing better then knowing you have someone watching your back and they know your doing the same for them!




{Killer}

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#5 14 years ago
drpp62 What are the time requirements/practice requirements of most clans? How does one join a clan or determine which one is best for him/her? Do clans only go on one server or do you move around? Is there any fees or etc. for joining a clan (i.e. to cover the cost of a server)?[/QUOTE] Some clans have a require that you play daily or attend weekly practices. Most just require that you are active in the forums and playing. Most clans play on one server which they either run or just play on. I have never seen a clan which requires members to contribute to the running of the server, but ther might be some out there. When deciding on a which clan to join ask yourself these two main questions: Do I engjoy playing with these clan members? and do I enjoy the server settings on the server they play on? If the answer to either question is no, don't join that clan there isn't any point in joining a clan if you won't have fun. [QUOTE=drpp62] I am still unsure if I am into joining, as I play a lot, but cannot spend 10 hours a day playing. I enjoy being my "own army", but wouldn't mind playing with others who will watch my back and vice versa. It gets very frustrating when you are playing and attempting a charge only to find that the 10 other guys that were with you are now peeling off in 10 different directions. I am to the point in the game where I get a little pissed when no one is attempting to achieve the objective, only out killing.'

I am a member of {iCs}. We play at TheFunnyFarm server which is fast and lag-free to most people. The server and clan website is www.thefunnyfarm.net. We have 3 clans which keep the server busy. The main differences between the clans is how often the members play. We also have weekly events which give people a chance to play with the same people, but with a different server settings or maps.