In 2002, the Wolf Pack Clan took a different approach to their members. Its founders decided to build a community instead of “a clan that came with a skill ranking system”. We found there were members who wanted to create fan art, make skins and MODS, write stories, keep relations with other clans intact, host servers, organise clan battles, build the website and in general contribute to the community as a whole (or just bash the forums with jokes and not play games at all). We still very much have most of this community around and for that reason we do not intend to change as this formed a massive history of our making.
We can safely say that around 20 members since joining between 2002-2003 have not considered leaving! And we wish some of them did because some of them are just an out-right pain in the butt! (hehe, just kidding!) – Yep thats right, at the time of writing this (Feb 2010) we still have many members from the 2002-2003 period making many of us 8 year old members.
So we expect just an active member in the community, other than that you can do what ever you want. The website is the main hub for such activity but people who decide they just want to meet up with us in-game are not excluded and are respected in the same way even if not considered a forum basher.
Within the clan are job roles (instead of skill rankings) which are labelled with a certain rank.
We play games like most other clans you would usually come across, we favour some games over others, team up and like to win the games we play, but at the same time we do not punish or remove members that some might be consider as “noob” or un-skilled. We like to have fun and throw jokes at each other in the “banter” and generally have fun doing what we do. We also don’t mock any other players we may beat or loose against. We do it gracefully. (DISCLAMER: Light-hearted banter is to be expected!)
We have participated in leagues before and have won the AVP2 Clan Wars in the past. But during this process we didn’t exclude the less skilled players from participating, or hold training matches that require attendance. We don’t think it is fair to exclude members who are as much of this community as other members are, just because of their skill level.
If we win a league, then we do it together, and if we don’t, we go and have our fun anyway. To win without accounting for skill was more than just a league title for us, it was a community success. From it we became a band of brothers. That matters far much more to us here.