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how to make a successful online gaming clan

Updated on March 10, 2013

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Now I'm guessing your wanting to know how to make a successful online gaming clan because you're reading this article. Well first off get the word easy out of your head because this will require a lot of effort if you want to make a good clan. Now through this article you might want to pick some things that you think is useful and would be beneficial to your clan. Now here are some key things that you need to decide for your clan.

RULES & REQUIREMENTS.

You need to come up with the rules and the requirements to join the clan. For example, you could have an age requirement up to 14 and up. but don't make the Requirements like far out there to where you have to be the highest rank in a game or you have to have something that cost money, that will definitely get you nowhere. For the rules I suggest no cussing just because you might have young people in your clan. Also i strongly suggest you have a rule against bullying, harassment, and being disrespectful. These rules help in the reputation of you clan and shows you have quality people in your clan.


RANKS.

Some people have ranks some people don't. I recommend having ranks just because it gives the members something to work towards and it gives a purpose to why they are supposed to behave and follow the rules. Now what you rank them up for is totally up to you.

TYPE OF CLAN.

Now this is very important because this will decide on a lot of things for your clan and how you run them. Here's a list of the type of clans

  • Social - a social clan is more of a clan that has no ranks its just a group of people playing together having fun. Now if you choose this one then here's a tip, don't invite random people to your clan cause you don't know how they will act.;
  • Military - a lot of people treat there clan like its the acutal military and train and talk to others like they are. this is one of the worst one's to choose from because it involves you being mean and strict all the time which no body likes.
  • Hardcore - Now you got the clans that love multiplayer and have a lot of skill in the game. this type of clan usually requires tryouts to get into it.

GAMES YOUR CLAN IS ON.

Now you get to decide which games your clan will be on but here's a list I recommend for clans

  • call of duty: Modern Warfare 2/Black ops/Modern Warfare 3
  • Halo Reach
  • Runescape
  • Two worlds 2
  • Battlefield 3
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • World of Warcraft
  • Lord of the ring online
  • combat arms

There's many more just try to pick mulitiplayer games.

WEEKEND EVENTS.

Try to set up events for the clanmates don't get bored and leave your clan. Try to come up with things like Call of duty weekend, or host tournaments inside the clan just try to have a good time and keep your clan active.

KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR MEMBERS.

Now this is what some people have trouble with, what i recommend doing is build a free clan website. You can do this by using webs.com or weebly.com any free website builder that allows you to have members and forums is good.


ENFORCING THE RULES AND DECIDING ON MAJOR DESCISONS.

Now that you have the rules you need people to enforce them. These rule enforcers are usually the higher ranks in the clan. You have to make sure they know what they are doing to, trust me when there are no rules being forced and you have clan mates bullying other clan mates, you just lost a member and proably a couple of others too. Now for the desicisions i suggest having a council something where people vote on things like, for example, you were going to kick someone out, you vote on it so its fair unlike having the leader decide everything.

FINDING THE RIGHT PEOPLE FOR THE RIGHT JOB.

This is where it can get a little tricky because you don't want the wrong person for a really important job such as member checker. They make sure they are active and are online having fun with the clan. Make sure it's a reliable person and that they will do a good job.

PEICEING EVERYHING TOGETHER.

Now that you have the rules, ranks, council, clan website, rank structure, what type of clan you are, games your clan is on, the requirements, and everyone has there job down, your practically finished! All you have to do is recurite people into your clan. But only recurite people you actually played the game with for a little while and you know he/she wont cause any disturbance.Now of course there will be problems but don't worry every clan has them. It's your job as a leader though to stay calm and handle the situation with ease. Now that you have your clan up and running make sure you don't lose sight of what clans are really about; Having fun!

From my blog : http://gamerslifetoday.blogspot.com/




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      JimboJohn 5 years ago

      I always use the following principles:

      1) Lead by example.

      2) Don't be immature, act your age.

      3) Always give something to your members, offer them value and make them feel important.

      4) Set up an awesome clan website, I've used Enjin but at the moment I am using http://www.iclanwebsites.com, there are also others. Experiment.

      5) Update your website regularly - keep people engaged.

      6) An awesome, fun server is an absolute must. Make sure you moderate your website and server.

      7) Make sure you have a TeamSpeak 3 server! (I have one with iClan Websites).

      Been going strong for 3 years now :)

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      Headset Gamer 5 years ago

      A crucial component can also include that your members especially leader is equipped with a decent gaming headset. Without one Clans can struggle to communicate and work well as a team.

      https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/buying-the-best...

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      SFF MASTER27 5 years ago

      MY NAME IS SSF MASTER I AM THE LEADER OF SSF ON XBOX LIVE AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE AN ONLINE REAL CLAN I HAVE FORE TEEN PEOPLE IN CLAN AND I NEED MORE WEE BEAT THE FAZE CLAN AND WERE READY FOR MORE IF YOU WANT TO CLAN BATTLE US ME SSF MASTER SECOND DARY LEADER NaizRock33

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