So you want to join a clan? Well here is a quick guide to help you determine if a clan is right for you and how to pick the right one, complete with resources!
Is a Clan Right for Me?
Perhaps you are already dead set on wanting to join a clan and that’s great! Head on down to the next section to find ways to help you pick the right one. If you are on the fence however, this is a great place to start so here are some things to think about.
- Are you looking to division more or even for the first time?
- Are you looking to get into divisions where voice comms are more common?
- Do you want or need a bonus to the resources the you accumulate by playing such as silver, XP, Free XP and Coal?
- Are you interested in competitive play other than Ranked such as King of the Sea and Clan Battles?
- Are you in need of more team play or coordinated moves in Random battles?
- f you have been in a clan or guild before for another game and want that camaraderie for this game.
- You want those sexy tags in front of your name for all to see.
- You are able to play the game on a regular basis – usually for a couple of hours a day a few days a week.
If you said yes or agree to any of the above, especially number 8, then a clan is probably right for you. The most important part of being in a clan, in my opinion, is being a contributing member of that clan. This often just means being able to play in a division on a regular basis. Every clan has their own criteria for membership and retention. That brings be to the next section – How to pick the right clan.
Picking the Right Clan
This is often the hardest part of being in a clan is making sure that they are the right fit for you and you are the right fit for them. Some players will go through dozens before they find the right one. Though players will just as often change clans as membership changes – your buddy left so you follow. Reasons like that can’t be determined with a list or any other predictable criteria. The point here is to find the best fit for the the longest period possible so here goes.
- Know what your own goals for being in a clan are. Are they competitive, camaraderie and divisions, and or extra resources?
- Know your own skills, your limits, play style, and current stats. Many clans have limits, hard or soft, for admittance. Often this includes having certain ships, a certain win rate or PR score, and even time commitments for things like clan battles. Clans with softer limits may allow you in if you are below their cut-off for WR or PR but are showing improvement. Also, if you know you can’t be on during certain days and times, such as for Clan Battles, a CB focused clan might not be right for you.
- If you are interested in joining a specific clan, see if you can’t division and chat with some of the members before hand, if they don’t require you to do so anyways. This will allow you to get a more ‘personal’ feel for its members and how (or if) they communicate while in battle. If you’re comfortable shooting the sh*t then they might be good for you. Similarly, some clans are a bit saltier than others and you might see this more when you division with them. If that’s your style fine, but it’s not for everyone.
- If you are in search for a competitive clan, find clans that have average player stats that are close to your own as a general rule of thumb. You can look up a clan’s stats here. Clans with lesser stats typically have no problem accepting better players, though that can’t always be said for teams with better stats so keep that in mind.
- If you are looking for a more casual clan, use the same criteria as I mentioned above for joining a specific clan. If they have a Discord, join that if they send you an invite. Find someone to division with and see if you work well together.
Picking the right clan is very subjective. The above are just guidelines as to how to go about finding what fits and works for you. Having something to offer a particular clan is just as important as them meeting your own requirements for a clan. Now that you have an idea of how to go about finding the right clan, here are some resources to help you begin your search.
- https://na.wows-numbers.com – A great resource for getting both the stats of a clan as well as your own
- NA Forums – A good spot to look for clans searching for new members or to post your own ‘classified’
- WoWs Clan Embassy Discord – If you use Discord like many people use Facebook or Twitter, this is another good place to look.
- In-Game – If by some miracle you find yourself on a random team with a real teammate, send them a message or division invite and see where it goes.
- Last Resort – Not really a resource but if you can’t find what you are looking for, but know what you want in a clan, start your own. It will cost you 2,500 doubloons but it might very well be worth it.