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"…as the sun rose that fateful day we feared the worst, a great battle was before us. Greater than that of the long forgotten God Wars or the intense fighting between the Black and White Knights of Asgarnia. This fight was for victory greater than a simple plague on the wall of a building in Edgeville. This battle was for glory, for pride. And we weren’t going down without a fight of massive proportions..."
Ever since the beginnings of RuneScape, people have come together as units, as teams. These "Clans", as they came to be called, became a huge part of the game. Clans have only developed since then, becoming an even larger and more diverse part of the Community.
Whether it be a Player Vs. Monster Clan or a Skilling Clan, a Fishing Trawler Clan or a Questing Clan, this huge guide, here on the RuneScape Wiki, will help you understand the Basics of how to form and develop a Clan.
A clan is simply a group of players who choose to play together on a regular basis with a common goal in mind. Some clans come together only for a specific tournament, while others have been around since the earliest days of RuneScape. Some of the longest running clans such as 'The' Clan, Gladiatorz (aka Gladz) and BlacKnights have seen it all and are still together today thanks to their camaraderie and shared love of pwning other players.
While many clans exist purely to wreak havoc in the Wilderness, the diversity of clans means that there's more than likely one suited to you. Take the Caped Carousers, for example, who began as a small group that liked to get together to celebrate completing all of RuneScape's quests; years later, they're now a thriving community of Quest Cape owners. Modzilla is another good example; their roots lie in the P-Mod team, but now they're a huge clan who get together to train skills, compete and generally just hang out together.
Some clans choose to have certain entry requirement (e.g. a minimum combat level) and some are happy to welcome anyone. The diversity of clans means there is always one out there for any player or, if there isn't, you can start one yourself! Being in a clan can lead to you meeting new people and making good friends, getting more involved in the community, and getting more enjoyment out of RuneScape.
Clan Support is a part of our Community Management team dedicated to working with players, clans, the clan community and other teams within Jagex, with the aim of furthering our support of all RuneScape clans. It is led by J-Mods who have first-hand experience with running clans and experience of RuneScape.
Clan Support offers a number of different things for clans:
In October 2008, we opened the clan leader forums for all established clans to take part in. This is a private forum for clan leaders only; it is kept private so that clan leaders have a place where they can feel confident about expressing their honest views and for giving feedback to us without fear of being scrutinised by anyone else. For you or your clan to access this forum, you need to be an established clan with a sizeable community, and for your clan leader to be officially recognised by us. This is to ensure that clans don't yo-yo between having access to this forum and not having access.
Having your clan and clan leader being officially recognised by us has a number of advantages for your clan:
The clan leader forum isn't restricted to players whose clans are run through the RuneScape official forums, it is open to every RuneScape clan.
Main article: Community - Clan Creation Guide
If you are looking for a simple guide to starting, producing and developing a Clan using all the features that you will have to hand then take a look at this page, split up into sections it will take you through, step-by-step how to form your clan!
Hi there! If your reading this then you're obviously wanting to start up your own, and hopefully, successful RuneScape Clan! Well, take it from me, this is no easy feat. It will take hours of work and a lot of practice before you manage to get your Clan active and powering ahead through the Tiers of the Clan Citadels!
Clans, as I've already said take a lot of work. Literally hours. To make it a successful and lively place. So below I’ve made a few basics that I always run through when changing something about the clan or adding a new feature!
There isn't much else to say here! Please enjoy yourself guys and girls. Clan Leadership is hard, but possible.
If you are interested in clans then you might also like to read the Clan Submissions pages, a semi-regular blog containing news from the clan community, clan interviews and reviews of recent clan events. Finally, there's a lot of information to take on board if you're new to clans, or to clans in RuneScape. As such, if you have any questions, you might wish to head to the Clan Introduction thread.
Best of Luck!