Hundreds, if not thousands, of clans are forming each day across all gaming platforms, from casual communities to intense, skilled based Esports teams. Players are joining clans and it's confirmed daily that gaming is better with friends.
However, of the many clans formed each day, most do not survive over 12 months. How come? Clanhub has compiled a list of 5 easy tips that every clan can adapt to and use.
1.) Networking - For most video game clan history, there has been a fierce rivalry between clans. Many clans also developed harmful anti-networking policies, such as Blacklists, to prevent members of one clan from communicating with another. Gaming is not supposed to be restricted, and the more you can network and collaborate with your peers, the better. Cross-clan gamenights, socialnights, and events are all core aspects of collaboration intending to better the experience of the player. Not to mention the prospect of collaborating on Content Creation and Media Sharing/Interactions. Truly, the strength and key to success are numbers. The more players members can interact with and share their passion for gaming with, the happier they are. Happiness is retention!
2.) Persistence - I have a saying in the clan-world. “Alot people are dope, they just quit too soon.” Meaning that there have and will be many clans formed that have amazing concepts and techniques, but they give up on the vision before it becomes reality. When I formed my first clan ever, if I would have quit the first time something went wrong, then I wouldn’t be here today writing this article on this platform. Many times, your clan will undergo turbulence, regime changes, and even hardships. It’s important you remain focused on the reasons you created your clan to begin with, and that you keep calm and keep going.
3.) Belief - Believe in your vision, believe that you will succeed. If you expect players to get behind your vision and your clan, you first must believe. Express your passion for growth to your members. Paint a clear roadmap with goals for success and work alongside your member-base to accomplish them.
4.) Lead from within - No player wants to be a member of a clan where the leader simply barks down orders and sets expectations without assisting the members themselves in completing the expectations in question. There is a major difference between a Leader and a Boss, a leader will inspire their peers with their own dedication and actions.
5.) Have Fun - The number one mistake most clans make is by creating a workp[lace atmosphere inside their clan. A clan to the majority is a hobby and an escape from the burdens of life. Do not make your clan experience like a second job without pay. Create a safe but exciting environment to grow, share, and enjoy. Your clan should resemble a sanctuary vs. an office space. No matter how far you go as a clan, or what hardships you undergo, never forget to have fun.
And that’s Clanhub’s 5 Tips for NEW Clans, so together we can start applying these tips to better clans for today and the future. After 14 years of clan experience, this may sound simple, but I must practice them every day. Thank you for reading and we hope it helps!