Frequently Asked Questions on Clans
1. Do all clan members have
the same privileges?
No. The privileges you have depend on your ranking within the clan:
9 Clan Leader: any clan commands
8 Clan Editor: clanset description, clanset title, clanedit
7 Clan Admin : clanaccept, clankick
5 Clan Scribe: copy
4 Librarian : withdraw
1 Basic membership: check, deposit (to library), clanrecall, clandonate
0 Uninitiated members
2. How do I join a clan?
First, do your research. Type 'clanlist' to see a list of clans
in HOTL3, and 'help ' to learn about a specific clan.
Each clan may have different prerequisites and application procedures,
but usually you will need to inform a clan leader or admin, formally
or informally. Using the command 'clanjoin ', you will
then be placed on a waiting list, to be accepted by a clan admin
3. Can I leave a clan? How
do I leave?
You may leave your clan - or be kicked out - at any time, by either
paying 1 million gold to the clan fund and using the command 'clanleave',
or by getting a clan admin to clankick you (sometimes they may not
want to let you go, so your alternative is to pay).
4. Why should I join a clan?
Comradeship, a sense of belonging, and people whom you know you
can depend on. Not to mention many other tangible MUD benefits (read
the next FAQ).
5. So what ARE these tangible
The basic package is your own stronghold (which is inaccessible
to normal players) and the ability to customise the descriptions
of these rooms, as well as the names of clan ranks and other information
about the clan. Depending on a clan's rating, its members may enjoy
An additional bank slot
Clan Lounge regenerates Movement twice as fast
Clan Library allowing members to share books
Clan Lounge regenerates Mana twice as fast
Clan Lounge regenerates HP twice as fast
Ability to cast clan spells
Clan Library can duplicate books
6. What's a clan rating?
It is a numerical measure to determine the benefits a clan would
enjoy. A clan needs to have at least 250 AP to be rated, and the
rating is calculated with the following formula: Rating = F/(4*(20+T))
+ A*100 + L*10 + G*50 + B; where:
F - clan fund (Max Rating from fund is 125k)
A - clan ap (Max Rating from AP is 125k)
T - total number of members (members in waiting not included)
L - total level of all the members
G - total generation of all the members
B - Sum of LOB*(100+NOB) where LOB = level of book and NOB = no
(subject to changes and tuning)
7. Do I have to pay to join
As clans always require monetary resources for day to day expenses,
most clans impose a fee in gold for joining. You can check this
fee on 'clanlist'. However, some clans may be more stringent and
impose tests of courage and strength before accepting members.
8. What if I don't want to
be in a clan?
There is no rule that says anyone who isn't in a clan cannot enjoy
the game. It's just that when you're in a clan, you are entitled
to things that normal players won't have access to. But of course,
you will also be vulnerable to playerkilling by rival clan members.
9. How do I start a clan?
Consider the following:
a) Do you have a clear purpose in mind?
b) What kind of players will you accept?
c) Have you thought about clan rules?
d) What about ranks and requirements?
e) Are you a Gen2 player possessing 250AP and 1.5mil gold?
If you have answers to all these and are confident of gaining followers,
you can use the command 'clanform <clanname>. Thereafter,
you may use the
clanaccept to accept a new member
clankick to kick an existing member out
clantalk to communicate on an exclusive clan channel
clanset to perform administrative duties
clancast to cast a spell on all clan members only
clanedit to customise your clan room descriptions
10. Will clans be allowed
to raid other clans?
Not as yet but in the future.
11. Can a clan be dissolved?
A clan will be automatically shut down if its rating falls below
zero or if it has less than 750,000 gold in their clan fund.