9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2014 5:29 PM by OUHATEME RSS

    Helpful Tip of the Week - CLANS

    Gypsy816

      Welcome to the first Activision Rewards Helpful Tip of the Week!


      This week, we’ve got a Clan creation guide from well-known forum member, OUHATEME. Read below to find out his approach to creating and maintaining a Clan. Have Support tips you’d like to share? Send them to activisionrewards@activision.com! Those chosen will receive Activision Rewards Points and the rare Kudos Badge.

       

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      So you want to make a Clan?


       

      Step 1: Decide what type of Clan you want to be - Clan Wars, Clan vs. Clan, play together for fun, or a combination of those three.

       

      Step 2: Decide what type of people you want in your Clan. Are you going to be nothing but a Clan for competition, mature with age restrictions, location restrictions, KD or WL requirements, online activity, or some just invite anyone. The choice is yours

       

      Step 3: Decide what size clan you are looking to have. Pay attention to party size, Clan vs. Clan size, or competition brackets for Clan Wars. Once you figure that out, you can figure out how to get people into your Clan.

       

       

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      Things to consider when recruiting for your Clan:

       

      • Is there anyone on your friends list that you would like in your clan?

      • If you’re going to write a recruitment thread, I would highly recommend browsing through existing threads to see what catches your eye and try to incorporate that into your recruitment thread.

      • If you make a thread, be patient with it and follow the bump rules. Don't use the word “bump” when updating the thread. Use terms like “still recruiting”, or “still looking to add members”, etc.

      • Do not create a recruitment thread that sounds unsure of itself. Example: “Help I need a Clan name!” or anything like that. The actual Clan name can be open for discussion in the future. If your thread sounds weak, no one will want any part of it.

       

       

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      As a Clan Leader, you must be prepared!


      Step 1: Make sure you have the Call of Duty Ghosts App and know how to use it.


      Step 2: Use the Official Forums, even if you don't write anything be sure to read them. Know what rules and changes are in place to maximize them for your Clan. Stay on top of all Patches and what was affected. Know how each Clan War is scored and gain a full understanding of the Clan vs. Clan eSports rules.


      Step 3: If you find something as simple as when using Support Squad Mate, let them know to mix it with ammo crate. You'd be surprised at how many players don't know how to arm your Support Squad Mate. Step 4: Keep on top of whatever your Clan’s focus is.


      • Clan Wars - keep on top of the schedule, the rules, the scoring, and when the Rewards get passed out.
      • Clan vs. Clan - know what load outs are allowed, try to set up or find good times for people to play. If you’re just playing for fun, try to set it up so everyone knows everyone else's favorite game modes and times they like to be on to party up.

       

      Step 5: Remember you are the Clan Leader. If you have to kick someone then do it. Dead weight is especially hard to carry if your Clan is competing in Clan Wars. Step 6: Be prepared to change strategies in Clan Wars or Clan vs. Clan. If you get your tail kicked over and over again, learn from it and figure out what to do to get better, especially in Clan Wars. If you feel you’re doing everything you can and are still losing watch the strategy of the other Clans that are winning and try to pick up on that. Step 7: Communicate with your clan, not AT your Clan. There’s a difference and it can mean a lot to your Clan members.



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      Step 8:  Stay informed!


      • Use the Official Forums. They will help you with your Clan. Every Patch update is posted in the Forums. Read through them and make sure you understand them and how they changed the game. Follow back up in the forums as members adapt to the changes; there will be some informative threads on them.

       

      • If there are server issues or other maintenance issues during a Clan War (before you get to upset) visit the forums. There already may be a thread on it and it may also explain that they are aware of it and widen the range for wining clans to get rewards.

       

      • There are some very well written map threads and how to use certain maps to your advantage in the Forums, some of which can be a game changer.

       

      • Some clan leaders will create a threads on their Clan Wars strategies that may have some good advice for you.

       

      • Visit the Forums and keep up to date with changes that are coming for the clan wars , they will explain roster locks , how you get matched up rewards and possible upcoming changes.

       

      If you have a good idea or question, post them. There are many peers in the Forums that like to help. Most importantly, have fun!

        • Re: Helpful Tip of the Week - CLANS
          OUHATEME

          Just a suggestion but wouldn't the helpful tip of the week be a bit more helpful in the featured content section of the forums it was aimed at like for this one it would be for the recruitment and ghost clan discussions ?

            • Re: Helpful Tip of the Week - CLANS
              maccabi

              OUHATEME wrote:

               

              Just a suggestion but wouldn't the helpful tip of the week be a bit more helpful in the featured content section of the forums it was aimed at like for this one it would be for the recruitment and ghost clan discussions ?

              No brainer

               

              ... but you're forgetting they want this whole rewards thing aimed at the support forum. Which basically renders the entire thing pointless which is a shame as you obviously put a lot of work into this .

            • Re: Helpful Tip of the Week - CLANS
              Gypsy816

              We're working to expand the program but for now, this content will sit in the Support Forums.

                • Re: Helpful Tip of the Week - CLANS
                  maccabi

                  Gypsy816 wrote:

                   

                  We're working to expand the program but for now, this content will sit in the Support Forums.

                  Thus rendering the entire thing utterly pointless , reading between the lines here your little merry band controls the support forums, and past CS grabbing threads from the other forums that are "support" based you have no control over the rest of the forum. I would then make the logical assumption "expand the program" is double speak for we're going to take over the running of the CoDhq in the future. Am I getting warm?

                • Re: Helpful Tip of the Week - CLANS
                  Gypsy816

                  We're not trying to take over the world here. Just trying to make the Rewards Program more fun and easily accessible for everyone.

                    • Re: Helpful Tip of the Week - CLANS
                      maccabi

                      Gypsy816 wrote:

                       

                      We're not trying to take over the world here. Just trying to make the Rewards Program more fun and easily accessible for everyone.

                      So you want a program that's "fun and accessible" On a forum (I wont even say community hub as ATVI basically done everything possible to kill that aspect ) that is anything but fun and accessible- do you not see the disconnect here?

                       

                      I can't speak for OUHATEME here but had spent a lot of my free time and written a article to help the community that then got stuck in an entirely pointless space then i'd be pissed as hell.

                      You never made that clear when you introduced this latest thing. We'd be better doing what we always did and just post stuff on the other forums and completely ignore this "program" 

                      Question what would you do if ouhateme posts this article on the clan discussion forum where it should be will you delete it?

                    • Re: Helpful Tip of the Week - CLANS

                      Great thread!  Thanks Gypsy816.  But the question I need an answer to is where is the form/thread to register a clan?  This should really be more straight forward.  I see nothing in the android app allowing me to create a clan, only apply to existing ones.

                       

                      Sorry but I find this entire website extremely cumbersome to navigate.  It took me 15 minutes to find this thread using the forum search tools.  This isn't a crit on the thread mind you, but on the CoD site.  When I search an official game site with the terms "HOW TO MAKE A CLAN"  The first hit should be an FAQ, then within that FAQ & second hit should be the form.

                       

                      Anything anyone can do to point me in the right direction is appreciated.

                        • Re: Helpful Tip of the Week - CLANS
                          OUHATEME

                          Are you already in a clan? that could be one reason of many that you don't see the option to create one. Do you have the option to create a clan in the barracks on your console? Have you created a cod account in the barracks? The app has its good and bad moments I am putting a pretty good link here about the app and compatible devices . Do you have the latest version of the cod ghost app? I believe there was another update for it today. Also what has worked for a few people is deleting and reinstalling the app.  Here is the link Call of Duty App Guide.