I've seen many clans out there in these past two years talking a lot about the "clan community". I'm leading a clan myself and I'm trying to be as friendly as possible and to put my point out there to make other clans who are heading in the wrong directions.
I see clans who are trying to literally insert a government in a video game. I respect that these clans do what they like but to impose their view upon others is wrong. Also clan raids are a major issue. If you've ever been in a classic Halo: Reach raid you know what I mean by this. A FFA (Free-For-All) raid is where two clans battle each other for control of a base or territory in a FFA slayer mode. The defending clan get in the game alone and once they're all in defensive positions they invite the enemy clan to join in. Once they join the battle begins. The base that we are talking about here has multiple defenses such as Gauss hogs, Tanks, Modded Falcons, Snipers, Rockets, Lasers and much more. The attacking clan have nothing but a few Default Hogs and maybe a Tank (Scorpion class). Imagine the unfairness. These raids sometimes last over 6 hours period of times!! People have lives! You can't spend 1/4 of a day playing games!
What I propose and created are maps that include the objectives of CTF or Assault (Bomb). The attacking and defending clans are together in game lobby and start the game together. The attacking clan are given vehicles such as Tanks, Falcons, Hogs (of various types), Wraiths, Ghosts, Revenants. Weapons such as Rockets, Lasers, Plasma Launchers and Fuel Rods. The defending team have a limit of 1 Falcon that is used only for scouting not spawn killing. They only have 2 Rockets (4 rockets in each), 1 Sniper (12 rounds total), 1 Shotgun (12 shells), 1 Plasma Launcher, 2 Grenade Launchers (6 shells in each), each of their weapons respawn 3 minutes in game after their use. Every weapon for the attacking clan is from 10 to 30 seconds same for vehicles.
I've had a few clans attack on these maps and they either were able to grab the *modded flag* or not but their members were impressed at how fun and tactical these raids were. The best parts? No spawn killing, seeing all these vehicles and weapons at your disposal makes for various attack plans and diversions.
*(modded flags are able to be pickup by anyone and still carry the one hit kill of any flag. You are also able to get in a gunner, driver or passenger position with it! Ex: You can drive a Falcon and still be holding the flag!!)
If you are interested in joining my clan or trying these maps or if your interested to have them for your own use please contact me via Xbox Live by my gamertag Cmdr Raptor. Thank you if you actually took the time to read all of this.
Cmdr Raptor United Legion CO
CQC Division Commander
March 13th 2015 at 15:11