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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Final Fantasy Wiki

Clan is a terminology common in the world of Ivalice. It makes its first appearance in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and have since been used to generally refer to a group of people working together for a common objective.

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Final Fantasy XII

For the Sage Knowledge related, see Sage Knowledge 22.

Clans refer to a group of people who work together to drive away fiends and monsters known as marks from civilized areas. Entry to a clan is not publicly known; usually members of the clan would scout out potential clan members who proved their worth by defeating a mark - this happened to Vaan when Tomaj sent him to hunt the Rogue Tomato. A clan's meeting location is also made secret; clan watchmen would stay guard outside their base, permitting entry only to those with a Clan Primer. One of the famous clans in Rabanastre is Clan Centurio.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

The game where the term was first used. It refers to a group of people who work together to complete missions that are posted at pubs. Anyone can be in a clan as long as they ask to be recruited. The maximum number of people in a clan cannot exceed twenty-four. Clans are lead by the clan leader, who makes the decisions about who is sent out on dispatch assignments and decides who is entered into battle. Whenever a clan leader is not present, due to imprisonment, all clan activities stop until the return of the leader. One of the famous clans in Ivalice is Clan Nutsy.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

See also: List of Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Clans.

Repeating the same formula used in Tactics Advance. One of the famous clans known is Clan Gully. Others include Duelhorn and Prima Donna.


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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010
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Clans are organized groups of players that band together for various reasons. Some battle other focused clans in an all-out clan war ("clanmatch" in Matchmaking) in team games and for practice. Other clans consist of members who share a common interest, such as machinima production or Forging.

Overview

Clans are primarily social structures and as such, they exist in all three of the Halo first-person shooters. They are becoming less prevalent in the older games, particularly Halo: Combat Evolved. In Halo Custom Edition, however, clans are still easy to find; they host multiple dedicated servers in an effort to provide places for people to play -- and, of course, to boost their "publicity".

Halo 2 is the only Halo game to explicitly support clans as a built-in option; its clan system allows a clan to hold up to 100 people. A gamertag may only belong to one clan at a time.

There is no built-in clan ladder on Halo 3. This has led to the development of numerous informal ways to identify with a clan; clan members often share the same Emblem or Service Tag. Clans organize externally, coordinating and recruiting on websites and Bungie.net. The much larger communities of gamers are sometimes devoted to other games in addition to Halo; they also tend to be more competitive. Examples include Major League Gaming and LCU, the two largest Halo 3 gaming communities in the world. To survive, such clans tend to keep a close eye on their members' gaming activities; hold meetings; raise money to fund the community and the websites; and constantly recruit in an effort to maintain the clan's popularity and longevity.

In Halo 2

The Halo 2 clan system has a ranking system that consists of the following:

Peon
Lowest of all the classes. Can only participate in clanmatches. Usually used as a punishment within a clan.
Member
Average member of the clan. Can recruit others via clan invite and participate in clanmatches.
Staff
Managers of the clan. They have all of the privileges granted to the lower ranks, along with the ability to change lower-ranking members' ranks (to Staff or lower). They can also boot lower-ranking members from the clan.
Overlord
Administrators and leaders of the clan. They have all of the privileges of the Staff, but with considerably more power.

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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

For information about specific clans, please see the RuneScape Clans Wiki.
For the system used to organise a clan, see Clan Chat.
Two clans engaging in combat on both sides of the Wilderness Ditch in a PvP Server.

A clan, sometimes known as a guild, is a united group of players who choose to participate in player killing, training skills, playing Minigames, and other activities with one another. Clans often have allies and enemies. Some clans are roughly constructed, participating only in a single task, such as pking or a single minigame. Other clans are much more organised, sometimes using an outside website. While many clan websites are totally harmless, players should still exercise extreme caution.

Jagex does not support clans outside of the game, so in order to keep clans in-game and prevent players from going to third party sites, they added the clan chat feature on 6 August 2007[1]. When in a clan chat any message you send will be visible to every player who is also in the chat. Before this, clan leaders wishing to convey a message to all their members would have to private message each one of them individually. Additionally, clan members will appear as purple dots on the mini-map, making it easier to locate members.

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Types of Clans

Players can make a clan dedicated to anything, from player killing to fishing. Below is a list of the most popular types of clans. A clan may fall under multiple types like the following.

Military

A Military clan is a clan based on real military units. They often have strict organization and emphasize discipline. They may also use actual military tactics and try to be as close to the army as they can.

Warring

A warring clan is a clan that goes to war with other clans. These clans often have a high number of players and low requirements so they can be successful in a battle. These clans can also have high requirements and gain a lot of people, thus making it easier to win. Recruiting is a major part in warring clans as they can be used as calling friends, auto typing (against Jagex rules) and asking random people

Merchanting

The dramatic effects of a merchanting clan on the price of Ancient staffs.

A non-combat clan that focuses on playing the market to gain profit from investments in in-game commodities. Historically they were a collaboration of players who attempted to predict natural market shifts and making advantageous investments. They used to be fairly rare, since solo-merchanting was easier and in some cases more profitable, however their numbers have gone up dramatically since the introduction of the Grand Exchange.

These second generation merchanting clans are significantly different than their predecessors. They do not rely on natural market fluctuations to raise and lower prices. Instead they pool their wealth together and buy out the entire stock of a particular item. This triggers a massive price increase due to the Grand Exchange picking up the increased (albeit artificial) demand. When the increasing price hits a certain mark, the clan sells their items, netting a profit.

Merchanting clans are often heavily criticised because their operations are akin to price manipulation. They are also criticised for interfering with the gameplay of all those who are not in the clan, because it is often difficult or impossible to buy any items which are currently being bought out by a merchanting clan. Others accuse the founders and higher ranked members of the merchanting clans of scamming players, because they often buy and sell items to be merchanted earlier than their members, which leads to an increased profit for themselves and a decreased or even negative profit for their lesser members.

Jagex has reacted to the criticisms of merchanting clans by forbidding them to, on the RuneScape Forums, promise huge profits, telling players exactly what to buy and when, and asking that players advertise the clan in-game[2] Jagex has also posted an informational sticky on the Forums to educate players about Merchanting Clans and the dangers that go along with joining one[3]

Apart from the informational sticky, Jagex has said that no further action against merchanting clans will be taken for the time being. In a merchanting clan discussion thread, Mod John H clarified Jagex's position on the matter, saying that they did not believe merchanting clans were as big of a problem as many believed. He said that since they were not creating nor destroying wealth (merely redistributing it) and because all items on the Grand Exchange could be obtained other ways, merchanting clans were not breaking rules as long as they followed the new forum rules [4]

Minigames

A minigame clan is a clan of people cooperating in minigames. In Player-versus-Monster minigames such as Pest Control, this almost always entails winning the game. In Player-versus-Player minigames, however, they often deliberately tie games, which yields fewer points than playing a minigame well and winning every time, but is guaranteed and requires little effort. Soul Wars and the Great Orb Project are the most common minigames for tying clans to play.

PKing

Main article: Player killing

PKing clan used to be a group of players who player killed in the Wilderness, prior to the Bounty Hunter and PvP update. While Player Killing clans still exist, they can only operate within Bounty Hunter and PvP worlds. Pking clans are ineffective in terms of getting loot and items because the new update determines the value of your drop by Earned Potential and other factors which group-killing does not help with. PKing clans sometimes do nothing but PK, however oftentimes they will do other activities like minigames.

Questing

A questing clan is a clan with the sole purpose of doing quests together.

Raiding Clan/Expedition Team

Raiding clans are typically in the same range of levels and band together to attack locations like the Dark Warriors' Fortress in mass.

Skilling

A skilling clan is a clan that mainly trains non-combat skills together.

Player Owned City

Player Owned Cities (POCs), sometimes called Player Owned Countries, are Role-Playing clans. Generally, player owned cities claim a certain area of land, ranging from a single city such as Keldagrim or Varrock to entire parts of Gielinor. In this area, the members role-play as though they actually live in the city, hosting events, opening shops, creating jobs, and governing their nation. POCs normally have a homeworld the most popular worlds are currently world 83 and world 98. In player cities, players generally take on one or more jobs, such as a fisherman, merchant, or warrior, which they do to gain personal wealth while aiding the city. Many cities also have military units and/or guards, which are stationed entrances or key points of the region to watch for enemies and monitor the flow of visitors.Which are most of the time inpassible.

Cities often try to distinguish themselves from clans, emphasizing their role-playing goals over more standard clan activities. The line between city and standard clan, however, is often difficult to distinguish. However some Player Owned Cities do normal clan events like Clan Wars Or Castle Wars and do very little Role-Playing. Instead they use their "territory" as a base of operations

Pure Clans

Pure clans are clans whose members are mostly Pures. They typically have low defence and high Strength, Ranged, Magic, or any combination thereof, and typically engage in mostly PKing activities.

Corruptionist Clans

Corruptionist Clans are hired by other clans to corrupt a rival clan. Corruption clan members usually join the targeted clan to spread rumours and often begin fights, with hopes that the targeted clan will begin to disband. More severe corruption can include hacking, sending viruses, or other harmful actions. The corruptionist clan usually receives some form of payment, such as in-game gold. Members of these clans are disliked universally, and considered noobs or cheaters.

God Clans

These clans are the sort of clans that fight for their god, such Saradomin, Zamorak, or Guthix. They may elect to wear equipment affiliated with their chosen god, such as Rune god armour or Bandos armour.

Country Clans

Country clans are clans based upon the country in which its members live. The only requirement to join is that you must live in the same country as the clan.

Wars

Team capes are common among clans.

A war is when two large clans fight one another. Before the Wilderness and Bounty Hunter update, this happened in multi-combat sections of the Wilderness. After the updates, however, this type of activity was limited mostly to Clan Wars until the release of PvP worlds allowed them to once more take place in the Wilderness. While sometimes the war will resolve an issue held between the participants, they are most often either for fun or simply to vent frustrations.

Ally war

Sometimes clans will call upon allied clans to help them fight a war. When several large clans band together the resulting war can take hours and involve many hundreds of players.

Skill war

These wars don't involve player killing at all, but are instead a race. Clans compete against one another to determine who can gain the most Experience or resources in a set amount of time.

A large PvP clan charging into battle in a steel war.

Metal wars

Metal wars are wars where all participants wear a single type of armour. This is typically Iron or Steel, since these metals are very cheap and can easily be replaced if lost. Sometimes these wars allow the use of better weapons than the agreed upon armour, although sometimes they also dictate that participants must use the same type of weapon as armour.

Clan Wars

The most popular method of war is to fight in the Clan Wars mini-game. This is popular because of no other players being able to interfere, and it can be set to 100% safe, meaning when a player dies, they lose nothing. There is also an option of item loss upon death, although these wars are not very frequent and will typically be a type of Metal War.

Uniform

It is common to see clans all wearing the same clothing or armour. Some clans only wear a certain colour of cape or hat, but others have everyone wearing the same thing. However, this has recently fallen out of practice due to a minimap update in which members of a clan chat are now marked with a purple dot, thus making it easy to discern friend from foe when fighting even without uniforms.

Clan Support

For the first years of RuneScape, Jagex did not offer official in-game support for any clan related activities. Players could group together on the forums or on fansites, but there was no official way to control clan affairs in the wilderness or any other area of the game. The first clan update was the introduction of team capes. This prevented players from accidentally attacking a clan mate and made it easier to identify them inside and outside the wilderness. In addition to this, the in-game minimap was updated to let members of a clan chat see their fellow members as purple dots on the minimap, easy to tell apart from the opposing clan's members, which still appeared as white dots.

Clan chat

Main article: Clan chat

If a player wants to create a channel to speak to their clan, they can create a clan chat. This is useful to talk to the people who are in a clan, without letting anybody else know what clan members are saying. Clan chat is essential to LootShare and Clan Wars.

References

  1. ^ Jagex's official page on the Clan Chat update of August 6 2007
  2. ^ Mod John H. What is not allowed on the forums. Merchanting Clans and you.
  3. ^ Mod John H. How you might lose your money. Merchanting Clans and you.
  4. ^ Mod John H. Merchanting Clans - discussion.

This article uses material from the "Clan" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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