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Good people, not just good players.

Posted by Chuckun, in Theories 02 April 2011 · 1,784 views

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Until F|A, I had never been in a gaming clan. Never wanted to, ever.

Reason being, all I ever saw of clans was competitiveness to prove who was the best in the clan, and so on.

When I began playing on F|A servers back in August, I saw none of that. That's when I decided to join the forums. In all the years of playing W:ET, this was the first clan I'd not gotten any bad vibes off (but please, I don't mean to offend any of our clan friends in other clans!)

Since being invited to F|A, I have learned an important, and satisfying fact about the clan as a whole.

This community is about good people, not good players. Sure, we have some excellent players, but that's not what makes them F|A material. It's their persona that makes them F|A material.

Consider this - Most clans higher admins are all the 'pro' gamers of the clan. The ones who prove they're a good show off to other players get to be higher up.. Whilst the ones not so proficient, dwindle in lower ranks. But not here.

I - without shame nor a care in the world - can honestly say, i'm a poor gamer. I don't really have the right aptitude for it, but I enjoy it nonetheless. But just because I suck at getting frags or a good K/D ratio doesn't mean I'm not F|A material. F|A don't care about how many frags you can make, as long as you are a decent person with good intentions.

Through my input to the clan when and where I can, I have proudly earned level 11, which is as high as a standard member can go. After that it's only staff / co-leader / leader. And yes, I still suck in-game! But clearly, this doesn't matter to F|A. As long as I'm respectful and helpful, and do what I can to support the community as a whole, I get acknowledged for it. And that's how it should be.

So I guess what I'm saying really is, F|A is perfect for me. And it's perfect for any good person with the best intentions. F|A want quality people, not necessarily quality gamers.. And thus, I actually feel I can fit in here, and do my bit, without letting you guys down be being sucky in-game. For this, I thank you all.

I hope this message can go out to others thinking of applying. Providing you are a good honest person, i assure you, you will love the ride!

You should put auto approve on your blogs :P

Exactly to the point!
I can totally agree from what I exprienced so far.
Well said. :)
Could not have said it better myself :yahoo Its members like you that make it such a good clan :)
@dare - I didn't realise it wasn't! I wondered why some comments were red :P LOL - fixed.

Thank you for the comments guys :) <3 you all!
Yeah,that's why i joined F|A :) most clans are only up to rating :)
That's what makes a great clan, for sure. F|A is one of the best!
Wise words man! :)
Good players can also be a good people :P Look at snake, hobbit or even me ^^
Thanks for the feedback guys, it really is appreciated :) Nice to know people are actually reading these! :) <3
+1 x 10000. I hate clans that only play for rating and sl rankings >:(
Me too.. None of them seem to be friends as such, just competitors..
not entire true but ok i get your point
i do my best to be also nice guy on forums, and i am a rater

not entire true but ok i get your pointi do my best to be also nice guy on forums, and i am a rater

+1. I have seen many decent raters but the general ratio of bad vs good is 90:10 and off course it's personal observation without any concrete evidence.
Oly, this is just a general rule of thumb - I know many raters who I regard as friends :) A lot of you are decent people too.. but clans based on ratings just don't have the same appeal as a clan such as F|A, to me. That's all :) I have nothing against raters in general, just the stereotypes..

I mean no offence to those this doesn't apply for :)
Personality > skill
Well said, Chuckfag

Personality &gt; skillWell said, Chuckfag

Thank you, and well abbreviated, KevinFag! :D
really,your text it's cool,given a a hope for new fa player,like me loll,continue
Yes that is what makes this clan work, when most other gaming clans fall apart quickly. Most of us are medium-skilled, not pro and never will be for variety of reasons. Some of us have sucky computers and don't have money for nice ones, some of us are old, some have language barriers, and some people have the advantages but don't have the time or motivation to become pro.

But we like each other, for the most part we tolerate each other's many personality quirks too. In game we watch each other's backs, I'm not playing ET hoping to geta higher K/D ratio than the next guy but making sure everyone has fun so the servers stay full. And there is a vast amount to learn and share from each other by continuously reading and interacting on the forums.
theres lvl 12 as well :)


1 more level to go for you ;)
Well said phantasm :)
And corey, i didn't realise that! I thought level 12 was reserved for staff xD My bad! :)

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