That is what a Good clan will do, and more. The whole aspect of a Clan is to play competitive, if you're not doing that then why even call yourself a "Clan"? Just be a group of friends that plays together.
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A clan is a way for a group of people to organize battles between each other and other groups. If you're just a group of friends w/o a name, thats fine. but its functionally the same thing.
Forming a clan adds an additional dynamic. You have a group goal, and you craft a rewarding experience for the members as a whole. Being part of a good clan is a TON of fun that overlaps with the fun that already exists in playing the game.
Aile_Wing posted... I don't like to be associated with other players, so I'm not joining a clan. --- Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrew 13:3 (NIV)
CHAINMAILLEKID posted... "We should seriously form a BAP-type-community. Not a clan, a large group of acquaintances that happen to like playing together, maybe with an organized site for communicating and organizing games."
I really think this could be accomplished just as well without saying "but not a clan". But, how would it be organized exactly?
If there's more than 7 people, there needs to be some sort of infrastructure for there to be an organization of the whole.
There was, in BAP. There was Blaeu; then Warr and Ryudo; then guys like Punch, his friends, and the other guys who made up PU; then floaters like me. That was the hierarchy--which is enough to keep a "for fun" thing going.