As I have been noting in my Darkfall launch impressions, Darkfall is a very clan/group intensive game. In my opinion there is really no way to truly experience all that Darkfall has to offer without the company of friends. I have the great fortune of belonging to one of the finer online communities out there. What makes it so great? It’s the friends I have made by belonging to it. We’ve weathered launches together, successes and failures in games, and stayed together even when all of us had nothing to play. The community first formed back in 2007 when a couple of us met by chance. Today we are centered around the community that reads this blog, but more specifically the forum community.
We decided that Darkfall is a game we want to play together, which led us creating our clan: Haven.
What is our clan all about? I refer you to the mission statement from our charter:
Haven is a community of gamers who have come together to form a clan for the expressed purpose of creating an atmosphere and environment conducive to the type of gaming experience we wish to have in Darkfall. Haven’s founding members have decided that at launch we will take a neutral yet proactive approach to the game. Regardless of whether we are seen as ‘good’ or ‘evil’, we want to be respected by our friends and our enemies. It is our Clan’s goal to become a shaping force in the world of Darkfall with a glorious city, skilled and highly sought after crafters, and a powerful yet respected group of players who will respond as one united force.
Our goal is to create an atmosphere that will be approachable by the community around us because of our maturity, skill, dedication, clear goals, and our ability to have fun in everything we do. We wish to be known as the clan that can take in a newer or casual player just as easily as the hardcore and allow for both to play together successfully. We will teach those who need to learn, support those who need our aid, and conqueror those in our way.
Our guild/clan (whichever you prefer) has been founded by the 8 or so members who were lucky enough to get copies of the game. We have about 15 more members currently waiting for Aventurine to open sales again. All of our current members have been playing together or have known each other for many months. We’ve grown close and have really gotten to know each other as more than just a name. Since we know the benefits of truly knowing the people in the clan, we’re not going to be a “zerg” guild that invites everyone, but at the same time we won’t restrict ourselves to being a small group. We have a system in place, run by several dedicated individuals, to ensure our philosophy and ideology are upheld.
If you’re looking for a community/clan/guild to play with in Darkfall, then visit the forum and read up on us. If we sound right for you then be sure to apply and become part of our community. We’re looking forward to playing with you!
If you are a leader or representative from a like-minded guild and are interested in discussing alliances/treaties you can visit our clan boards and post your request.