Gothic Serpent Clan Rules

This clan is for adults or mature younger players that take Clan Wars seriously and would like to continue to develop their skills and 3 star attack capabilities.  We will help you mature as a player, and we expect in return your dedication to the clan and the game.  It is only a game, but when players are not focused it makes the game more work than it should be for the few that are interested, and creates an environment that is not as fun to be a part of.  The first rule is this is supposed to be fun.  Let’s keep it fun, act like a cohesive team, and win some wars!

IF ANY OF THE RULES ARE NOT FOR YOU OR HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLAY THE GAME, THERE ARE A LOT OF CLANS TO CHOOSE FROM.  POLITELY LEAVE THE CLAN.

Not following any of the below rules will be grounds for immediate removal from the clan.  Running a war clan is extremely hard work.  Running a war clan that is filled with uncooperative members is nearly impossible, frustrating, and takes all of the fun out of the game. 

We want to recruit and keep only the best, most dedicated players.  We don’t expect perfection, we do expect players to progress their skill level over time and be a valuable part of the team.  This clan, and clan wars should be self-moderated.  We will use ClashCaller to call targets.  Failure to use ClashCaller for any reason will result in immediate termination from the clan.  

How ClashCaller Works:  http://clashcaller.com/intro/intro.html

Sample War Base Layouts:  http://www.mynizzle.com/bases.html

Whiskey Bar Friendly War:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z6ydkdV68vU-7wzaGiz8BYKb3rrIh0Qoxfkq_MleAho/edit?usp=sharing

Pactum Friendly War:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UejLRNLPaVODSn0-wZgCapkual_X9xSCopu2hD50oVE/edit?usp=sharing

Clan Rules

  1. Do not request for troops before first filling any open troop requests that you can.
  2. On non-war days, everyone is expected to help with troop requests for farming, whatever level troops you can donate to your team mates
  3. Check in several times a day for donations, clan information, or just to make a funny comment
  4. Make sure your donation to request ratio is not to heavily lopsided.  If you are requesting and not donating, you are wrong!
  5. Don’t be a rude dickhead or start fights in Clan Chat
  6. We expect players to be opted In for war.  We are not a casual hangout spot.  Opt out if you are upgrading a hero, or temporarily unavailable for war.  If your opt out will be longer than 4 weeks, we ask that you tell leadership and based on the number of players we have we may ask you leave the clan until you can participate again..

Clan War Rules

War Start Times: Times will naturally vary but we will try to start war search at 7:30PM EST.  2 wars per week, days will vary.  A 3rd war may be added from time to time.  The best would be crushing our opponent within the first few hours of war start!  Mandatory attack rules and times are below.....

TH8:  ALL ATTACKS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF WAR.  If you cannot for any reason reasonably get your attacks in, then opt out of war

TH9/10:  1ST ATTACKS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF WAR.  (It would be preferred if you can complete them both on the first night but not required)  TH9 SECOND ATTACKS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 12PM EST ON THE SECOND DAY OF WAR ** (if for personal reasons you need to attack by a specific time or can only attack on the first or second day, use clan chat and call targets in clash caller.... COMMON SENSE... be a team player)

TH11:  CAN USE 1 ATTACK ON THE FIRST NIGHT AND SECOND ATTACK BETWEEN 12PM EST AND END OF WAR.  ** (if for personal reasons you need to attack by a specific time or can only attack on the first or second day, use clan chat and call targets in clash caller.... COMMON SENSE... be a team player)

HERO'S:  You can war with a down hero.  Just use common sense and drop down as needed to clear bases.

Expected War Performance

Clan War Execution

  1. Whoever starts the clan war is also responsible for setting up the ClashCaller, using Advanced Settings with a 2 hour timer, setting war start time, and sending out a clan mail with the War ID.
  2. Individual Players will be responsible for logging in to Clash Caller and reserving targets.  Once you have a reserved a target, if you fail to attack that target before your timer runs out another player can reserve the target.
  3. Once you attack, update your war stars for the target in Clash Caller!
  4. Typical war strategy is to attack in an area near your opposing number (i.e. #12 vs #12).  You do not have to attack your equal, there are a number of reasons to select a lower or higher opponent such as:
    1. Hero Levels
    2. TH Mismatch
    3. Base layout you know does or does not work for you
  5. Make sure we clear from the bottom up.  Don’t leave easy bases not 3-starred.  Every star counts
  6. Use common sense.  Look at the game map, who has attacked, who is left to attack, and pick targets wisely.  Do not try to be a war hero.  Know your limits!
  7. Defensive War CC Requests:  Request Specific Troops!  If you are too lazy to watch how you are attacked, determine the best defensive troops, and enter them into the request you are too lazy for this clan.  Players with Non-Specific war cc requests will be removed from the clan.
  8. Watch the replays if you are re-hitting a target, learn from their mistakes, adjust your troops, spells and strategy accordingly. Ask questions, ask for tips. Ask for SPECIFIC troops to assist with a specific target.  No generic "war troop" style requests will be tolerated.  That shows you have no strategy!

***  THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THIS SHOULD BE FUN FOR EVERYONE.  I EXPECT FUNNY BANTER, JOKING AROUND, HELPING WITH STRATEGIES, AND AN ACTIVE, FUN CLAN THAT WE ALL WANT TO BE A PART OF!

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What was Gothic Serpent?

Operation Gothic Serpent was a military operation conducted by United States special operations forces with the primary mission of capturing faction leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The operation occurred in Somalia from August to October 1993 and was supervised by the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).  Task Force Ranger was composed of 400 U.S. Army Rangers, Delta Force operators, and members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

The Battle of Mogadishu, depicted in the movie Blackhawk Down, was the worst firefight the US Military had been involved in since the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and the worst city fighting since WWII.  In the end, two MH-60 Black Hawks were shot down, another was seriously damaged and 18 U.S. soldiers, and one Malaysian soldier on the rescue convoy were killed, and 85 were wounded. Estimates of Somali fatalities are around 1,000 militiamen killed during the battle, with over 3,000 wounded. Delta snipers, Gordon and Shughart, were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their sacrifice.

This clan is named in honor of those that fought in the Battle of Mogadishu, and for those that sacrificed their lives.  We support all military personnel from all branches of the uniformed services (and even Marines).

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