“I need a gf…”“Rate my base…”
“Rate my base…”“Plzzzz need war clan…”
“Plzzzz need war clan…”“Join here!!!”
I’m sure everyone sees these comments in global chat on any given night. I am right there with you and it gets very tiresome trying to recruit. I’m Lord Joshua (@TheRealJosh84), but you can call me LJ.
It is ironic that global is where I learned about clan alliances. My wife was on global trying to find the diamond in the rough to add to our roster at Odin’sBloodline. Out of the shadows came a member of the SixPackSyndicate, and started asking her questions about our clan, our win-loss record, etc.
Then the man with the plan that started the alliance, jdigga24, who is also the leader of ClanSuperDuper, aka CSD, came to our clan and started discussing the details.
We had a lot of questions on how an alliance works and what would be expected of us.
It didn’t take long to see what an exciting opportunity it was and, shortly thereafter, Odin’sBloodline was recruited to be a member of the SixPackSyndicate family. I will make this statement, and it is the truth… joining a clan alliance was the best decision of my Clash of Clans career.
What’s A Clan Alliance?
So, I know what you’re thinking… what is a clan alliance? Glad you asked! A clan alliance really and honestly has no boundaries, but here it is in a nut shell.
A clan alliance is a group of clans that have basically joined forces to help make everyone stronger. This is not a merge… I repeat… this is not a merge. Every clan keeps their own individuality, leadership structure, and current members. Mergers I’m sure have worked for some, I on the other hand have not had much luck with them.
How do you guys make each other stronger you ask? Great question! We have an alliance password for people to use on their requests to join, so it allows people to come and go from all of the clans. It allows us to stay interconnected very easily.
Higher town halls can come and donate, friendly challenges are constantly in abundance, 3 star specialists in air can come teach ground experts the art of flying or vice versa, and these are just a few of the benefits of being involved.
Another awesome perk is special alliance events that can be organized. We have had 50 v 50 combined alliance wars against random opponents. Most clans don’t have the membership for wars of this size. Those huge wars are nonstop action, constant chatter and an array of attacks! In the last 50 v 50 war, we had 100 stars on the board in the first 3 hours!
Also, you can pull together your best clashers in the alliance and form a potluck roster to compete against elite clans. Or, if you aren’t into competing on an elite level, you can have unlimited friendly wars between alliance members. Also, friendly challenge tournaments are great fun, as well as friendly challenge practice night in a certain clan: where everyone can get together in one clan that wants to and practice a certain attack over and over on each other.
This allows for each clasher to make themselves better, perfect their attacks and, in turn, makes the team better on the battlefield.
This sounds like a lot going on I know, but it can be as busy as you would like or as laid back as you would like; that is the cool part. The SixPackSyndicate has 5 clans in total, and we have found that this is close to being the perfect number while possibly adding another one at some point. Also, as I said before, each clan keeps their own individuality and leadership.
The alliance works like a democracy, the leaders of the clans involved have equal say and equal vote. It’s all about making the alliance stronger and fostering teamwork. It’s not about power struggles and egos.
Communication in a Clan Alliance
How does everyone communicate, organize these events, and most importantly have the time of their Clash of Clans life? An out-of-game messaging app of course.
We use discord, and I’ll be honest, this is by far the best messaging app I have used! It has so many different features, and is a very well put together gaming app. There are other messaging apps out there, though, that will accomplish what needs to be accomplished. On these outside messaging apps, you can share pictures, attack strategies, base break downs, base building designs/tips, YouTube videos, social media feeds, and of course everyday life events. You will eventually get to know these people really well, and of course you will want to check in on them and see how their day is going…as well as talk some smack from time to time.
With this many people involved tasks can be delegated to those that have various strengths in certain areas. You can have one of the alliance members that is good at web design, or would like to be, take on the task of the alliance website. There are plenty of places to build and host a free website, but a very good one is iClanwebsites.com. Do you have a social media guru/addict amongst you, then put them on making an alliance twitter account!
There are so many great resources out there on Twitter and I have met so many quality people there: Clash with Ash, Kingofthenorth (WHF), DirtyLogic, cleric-dragoon, PowerBang, and the list goes on and on. I urge people to get involved in the Clash of Clans community, and also branch out. Of course, YouTube is a great place to share and promote! Neuroguy Gaming is our alliance’s in-house YouTuber, and he rocks it out with war recaps, strategy videos, and 3 star attacks!
As you can tell I have had an overall amazing experience with joining a clan alliance. There are so many possibilities and options out there. The flexibility is the best part about the whole deal, well that and not having to go at it on your own. No more endless recruiting or mindless chit chat on global. If the game is getting mundane, spice it up, start your own alliance or find one that’s already established out there. I would be more than happy to answer questions that anyone has, or lend a hand anywhere I can to those getting an alliance started. Find me on Twitter @TheRealJosh84 and/or check out the resources on www.sixpacksyndicate.wixsite.com/info
Stay Clashy My Friends!!!
Hey guys, thanks Josh for this guest post. I want to add, that there are several Clan Alliances out there and I’m sure some of you will really enjoy joining them.