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Joining a good clan

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  • Aug 08, 2013 (50 months ago)
In this game, everyone seems to be in different clans, and advertising different things. For the casual player, they can join pretty much any clan and be happy in it. But for players looking to move up the ranks, there are not as many clans that will really help you along. I personally had much trouble finding a good clan when I was a new player, and when I got higher ranked. This guide is to show the aspects of a good clan to see progression in yourself.

Good morning, or afternoon my name is Josh and I'm in the clan Bangers, join if interested.I am now lvl 52, and lvl 7 town hall and in gold 2.

Clan Page

The first thing you see about a clan as a whole is the clan page. The description, clan trophies, players and their levels, players' trophies, and now players' donations are all visible. You can also easily see the elders in the clan. If a clan has few members, and does not state that it "feeds" into another clan, it was likely thrown together hastily without much planning. These clans are generally good for casual players. Also, if a clan has a high number of players, but low trophy points, check the players levels. If they are all low level players, this is likely a group of new players wanting to belong. If they are higher levels though, you may have stumbled upon a farming clan. Based on what you want from the game, this might be a good fit.

Elder Status

The next thing you can check is elder status in a clan. The two extremes are no elders, or everyone is elder. In a clan where only there is only a leader, this may be a sign the leader made the clan, and then stopped playing the game or has been inactive. These clans can get unruly without effective leadership, so avoid at all costs. Similarly, a clan with all elders is also a warning sign. If everyone is elder, only the leader can kick members out. Also, the clan members feel like elder is worth having, but in reality, there is no value to holding the title if everyone has it. Again, avoid at all costs if you want to grow. When elder ship is earned in clans, it shows loyalty among the members and elders, this is great to look for. Elders are to be given to players who help out a lot, and who look out for the clan as much as possible.

Clan Title

This may be self-explanatory, but I will cover it anyway. Clans with curse words indicate a less mature clan. Proceed with caution. Clans named after any of the top ranked clans are people trying to trick people into joining. These clans generally have no real goals, stay away. Clans with names based on popular culture can be based primarily on a common interest. Depending on what you want in a clan, judge according to your own tastes. Misspelled clans are either hastily thrown together, or made to be humourous. The former is a warning sign, the latter indicates a fun clan. This is a game, so there is nothing wrong with joining a clan for the fun aspect.

Clan Description

The way a clan describes themselves is a great way to see how a clan is organized. If a clan description is missing, it shows a lack of leadership, and no clear clan goals. This is a warning sign, but not a clear indication to stay away. A clan could just be updating the description. If there is no description within 15 minutes, that is a better indication to stay away. If the description has many spelling mistakes, this is a caution sign. Bad spelling isn't always a bad sign, some people simply can't spell right. If a clan has clear, concise rules in the description, this shows a very good organization and goals within the clan. This is something to look for ideally.

Member Donations

There are two things to watch out for here: how much the clan donates and how much you can donate. If the clan doesn't donate much, they are either inactive or selfish players. If a clan has over 1000 donations per player, ask yourself "Can I donate as much as they do?". If not, the clan may not tolerate a lack of donations from you. Find a clan that donates roughly as much as you think you can or have donated in the past. Remember, donations cost elixir, 1000 donations can easily cost over 100,000 elixir. Think about what you can afford.

Standard donations

Find out what a clan donates by default, if it is not listed in the description. Most clans I've experienced prefer Archers, as they are versatile for attack and defence. If the clan has a default that you like, and that you can give back regularly, then it is a good fit. Also, see what the clan is willing to offer. Don't join a clan that doesn't have Wizards if you have Dragons and people ask for them, it drains your elixir. Find a clan that has similar troops to you, and roughly the same level if possible. Players with max level troops don't like level 2 troops in return most often.

Clan Activeness

This plays a bigger role than you would think. If a clan is active, then they are generally structured well. Also, they can usually joke around easier, creating a sense of family within the clan. Clans that can talk a lot can generally drop some advice while casually talking, and are more inclined to answer your questions than a clan that doesn't talk much.

Clan "Families"

Clans that have more than one clan headed under the same name or mutual leader are generally very loyal. They have gathered enough people who are like-minded and share the value of growing a great top clan while working to improve themselves in the best way possible. Not to say that single clans are bad, but clan families generally contain most of the good aspects of a clan throughout all the clans they have

In conclusion, there are good clans out there. I myself have been fortunate enough to find an amazing clan family, but I had to look long and hard. Pay attention to what people recruiting in the global chat have to say, you can learn a lot based off of their words. A great clan produces great players.

PS. Guys if you are looking for a good clan which donates lvl 5+ troops join (Bangers).
    Posted 38 months ago

    Dajuggernaut

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    28/07/14
    Hey guys I am a level 68 looking for a new clan. Hav 5* arch wiz barb wb, 2* drag and pekka, and golems at th8! Just message me if u want me to join!
    Posted 40 months ago

    TeamGLMCken

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    11
    here
    13/05/14
    Join my clan - Demolish Nation. We are strong and loyal to everyone! Hope to see you there :D
    Posted 40 months ago

    mehranJ

    lvl 6: Giant Sideburns
    2,072
    here
    13/05/14
    cheater
    Posted 41 months ago

    jackilus

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    42
    07/05/14
    Very nice
    Posted 44 months ago

    not available

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    19/01/14
    About us

    We are OurClashOfClans we have been active for about a month now and we have already grown to the size of 40 members.

    Rules:-
    -Be friendly, chatty
    Posted 45 months ago

    not available

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    55
    03/01/14
    I meant to type the growing fast part once
    Posted 45 months ago

    not available

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    55
    03/01/14
    I am the leader of a clan called SUPREME FORCES. It is pretty new and looking great already. I'm almost lv 64 and have lv 5 troops. reading through this I realized that my clan fitted all of your points except the family one, which me and a few other ppl are working on. The clan requirement is lv 45 . We are growing fast and would love it if you could join. We have a lv 80 with maxed troops and a few lv 70's. We are growing fast and would love it if you joined. Thanks for reading!
    Posted 45 months ago

    Issac74

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    22
    here
    31/12/13
    thanks for the tips
    Posted 45 months ago

    Taing

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    30/12/13
    How to renew play clash of clans?
    Posted 46 months ago

    flyingpig22

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    29
    here
    13/11/13
    nice guide
    Posted 46 months ago

    flyingpig22

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    29
    here
    13/11/13
    join any of the borg clans there is borg iv for level 4 troops borg iii for level 4-5 troops and borg ii for level 6 are main clans is in top 200 im flying pig elder in borg iii im moving to borg ii soon
    Posted 47 months ago

    RealClanders

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    128
    here
    13/10/13
    Join: Khalasar
    Leader: Clanders
    Co.Leader: Nikopiko *lvl 92*
    Posted 48 months ago

    rahmin16

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    22
    here
    28/09/13
    this is a great guide. join eagle lions anyone
    Posted 49 months ago

    DaMasta

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    121
    here
    04/09/13
    I´m in Poschs II atm and it`s also a huge clan family. I´ve become elder after donating an average of
    1500/2 weeks but 1000 is recommended to become elder. Our clan is GERMAN ONLY. Wenn ihr zu uns kommen wollt könnt ihr im moment mit lvl60 lvl5 bogen und 1400 pokis beitreten. Ich würde mich sehr freuen im moment sind noch 2-3 plätze frei.
    Posted 49 months ago

    Junk Samurai

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    02/09/13
    Thanks man! I think an another think is the language. they are some clans zhat all the people speak an another languages. When all the people the same language speak, then is better, I think :) Check it out my plans if u want
    Posted 49 months ago

    Bumpkin Yeezats

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    02/09/13
    Join the clan Synërgy. We have about 20 members but are growing fast.
    Posted 49 months ago

    NightWarrrior41

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    here
    01/09/13
    hey that was a good guide. If you wanna see another guide like this, look at mine: Creating a Clan... Successfully by NightWarrior41
    Posted 49 months ago

    ankur

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    35
    here
    01/09/13
    and im in gold 3 in a good clan
    Posted 49 months ago

    ankur

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    35
    here
    01/09/13
    nice love it bro
    Posted 49 months ago

    Dynamite

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    33
    here
    31/08/13
    I'm looking for a clan. Normally Gold 1 but farming in the silvers. 1500-2500 donations per season, usually over 2000. Town Hall 7 but all troops maxed. If you are interested, please comment on one of my plans.
    Posted 49 months ago

    imbaker

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    6
    here
    30/08/13
    check out my clan we are called APPLE last time we pushed we got into top 2000, you need 1800 required as over half of our member are above 1700. Im wanting players who talk and are above level 65. Our clan never farms but has a feeding clan called Apple Attackers. We have around about 19000 trophies and the leaders name is Imbaker.
    Posted 49 months ago

    !sf13!

    lvl 3: Teslafried Chicken
    305
    29/08/13
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ check out Menace2societY !! red and white flag!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Posted 49 months ago

    DoYouEvenWorkout?

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    here
    25/08/13
    Reddit clans are a perfect example of a good clan ;)
    Posted 49 months ago

    MrPancho

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    20
    here
    22/08/13
    guys you should check out spirit paradox
    Posted 49 months ago

    nonjys13456j

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    21/08/13
    this deos not work
    Posted 49 months ago

    Le Champions

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    16
    here
    20/08/13
    This isn't the best guides. Check out my guides on how to make good town hall bases, Tips and tricks and starting and joinng a clan
    Posted 49 months ago

    jackie the awesome d

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    here
    20/08/13
    join elite malysia
    Posted 49 months ago

    Njbear721

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    19/08/13
    Join 6Th Element! A feeder clan into our mother clan 5Th Element. Must hve lvl 4 archers, stable trophy count of ovr 600, donate 300 every 2 weeks to stay, and u must hve @ the most an equal donation --> request ratio.. We want active players from different areas of the world. Join us and progress with us and eventually u will be in the mother clan.
    Posted 49 months ago

    Baby Draggy

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    187
    here
    17/08/13
    I knew it. You copied a old guide. I wasted my precious time reading this copied guide I read this guide before.
    Posted 49 months ago

    sam`

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    92
    here
    14/08/13
    you copied someone elses guide
    Posted 49 months ago

    natural

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    none yet
    14/08/13
    cheater
    Posted 49 months ago

    Quaternium

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    1
    14/08/13
    Help. I want to join a clan. New player. Level seven town hall but I've done everything else wrong. Need guidance on god game play and participation.
    Posted 49 months ago

    >Zach

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    163
    here
    13/08/13
    By The Way Nice Guide Jeremy
    Posted 49 months ago

    >Zach

    lvl 2: Hog "Rider"
    163
    here
    13/08/13
    Check out my base too
    Posted 49 months ago

    Sonefiler

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    8
    13/08/13
    COPIER
    Posted 49 months ago

    Yvguvygyugvyuv

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    13/08/13
    You clicked copy than paste you little lazy cheater!!!!
    Posted 49 months ago

    Yvguvygyugvyuv

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    5
    13/08/13
    I do not think you know how to pick a good clan. This guide stinks! Never make one again!
    Posted 49 months ago

    ross is da boss

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
    642
    12/08/13
    Your right EpicChris, it is a brilliant guide!... of Jeremy441.
    Posted 49 months ago

    The Sunnard

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
    548
    here
    12/08/13
    You are a copying cheat, Jeremy 441 is the real author. Not you, you should be ashamed
    Posted 49 months ago

    EpicChris

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    41
    here
    12/08/13
    This is a brilliant guide
    Posted 49 months ago

    ross is da boss

    lvl 4: Noobsauce Bob
    642
    12/08/13
    Congratulations!!! You managed to be featured with a simple button that a 5 year old knows! The copy and paste button! That is a really cheap and stupid move to copy the EXACT same guide as Jeremy441's guide of
    "Choosing a good clan to join", just with a different title. You are a lazy, selfish, terrible person for doing this. For all people reading this, Jeremy441 is the REAL author of this guide with his later guide called "Choosing a good clan to join". Do not give this fraud any credits for making this guide!
    Posted 49 months ago

    Elgoog

    lvl 1: Loincloth
    45
    here
    12/08/13
    Nice! NNIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCEEEEEE!!!!
    Im in the German Clan: Pferdelasagne