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[H-O-E] Horde of Eccentrics - Tired of drama? Looking for competitive CBs? Become Eccentric.

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Recruitment

 

H-O-E has grown significantly since we founded it, our chief recruiter rinswind has tirelessly recruited hordes of eccentrics into our clan, and we’re proud that we have managed to create a steady influx with our active recruitment strategy.

 

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Clan Battles Success

 

When we founded the clan, we set Typhoon league as our goal. We’ve reached that goal this season, with both alpha and bravo ratings sitting in Typhoon league.

 

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We managed to get everyone but the newest arrivals all their steel up to storm league, even the members with less competitive, non-meta ships by rotating them in and out of divisions, hitting a good balance to make everyone happy.

 

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This is our second season in total, activity levels have constantly been sufficient to roll out a competitive team, and we’re starting to reach player numbers where we run 2 teams in parallel.

 

We’re still on the lookout for players who feel comfortable with Tier 10 CVs, especially the MVR, and a third battle commander to take a team out into battle. We are training battle commanders internally right now and we’ve developed tactics and tools to assist them, but if you’re looking for a shot at leading CBs, you will have the opportunity, and plenty of support while doing it.

 

Clan Organisation

 

We're very well organised as a clan, and contrary to some other people, we like our spreadsheets to keep track of things. We handle the signup for the clan battle evenings with a nice automated spreadsheet that gives us an overview of how many players we can expect each evening, and what ships they have, etc. This reduces the uncertainty and confusion that usually surrounds clan battles to a minimum, and it also wastes less time, which allows us to squeeze a lot of battles into the 4 hour time window.

 

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Guides

 

We try to provide as much guidance as we can to players and share our knowledge:

  • We provide a guide for each clan battle season explaining the META as we see it
  • We recommend META ships for clan members to aquire as early as possible, so we have competitive compositions
  • We provide guides on how to play specific ships like the MVR or the Petro in clan battles, so people know how to play the ship successful even if they lack experience with it

 

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Tactics, debriefings and battle analysis

 

We have improved our ship composition, individual player skill levels and map specific tactics significantly. We started tracking our progress on a per-map basis to analyse our weaknesses, along with recording entire clan battle sessions from at least 2 different player viewpoints to do debriefings on the most interesting battles.

 

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Despite our players not having the best ship selection or fantastic random stats, we were able to punch way above our weight class in clan battles, beating clans with significantly better players just by having superior tactics and implementing them diligently. We feel like this gives us a clear edge over some other clans with a player skill level comparable to ours.

 

We’ll push these efforts onto a new level next season, where we will attempt to capture all the data we can for every single CB on a per-player basis to further improve our game with a statistics tool we're developing ourselves.

 

For training of commanders and the more dedicated players, we have a detailled writeup and graphics detailling our tactics on a per-map basis.

 

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How we make decisions in the clan

  • An issue arrises
  • A small group discusses it (whoever cares about the issue)
  • We formulate a proposal which we present to everyone
  • If members agree, we implement the proposal

So far all the proposals have been agreeable to people, which either means our clan member don’t give a crap, or we’ve been doing a decent job proposing sensible solutions to our problems.

The goal is to minimize the amount of unhappy people we have in the clan, as many of the founding members of this clan ran away from clans which were more of a dictatorship. 

We are also very happy that, after having the clan alive for a few months, there still has been no social drama to speak of, which was a big goal for us when we founded the clan.

 

Community

 

While people do play random divisions on discord on a regular basis, we don’t have any “rule” that you have to be on discord while playing or anything. Some clans insist on such rules, but from experience we feel it is counterproductive to force people to do something they don't want to. If you want to play solo, that's fine with us. We just expect you to show up for clan battles on a somewhat regular basis. We’re at ~35 active players now and growing quite quickly, so there are usually divisions going on, but we got a few lone wolves as well.

 

That’s us. What about you? We would expect you to:

  • Show up for clan battles somewhat regularly
  • Bring competitive ships with appropriate captains, flags, camos - ideally you have multiple T10 META ships and some 19 point captains, or you're willing to work on that at a reasonable pace
  • Good quality microphone, decent english, and discord voice for clan battles
  • Show up 15 minutes before clan battles so we can start on time, with a composition already figured out, so we can efficiently use the 4 hours we have
  • Have coms discipline during the battle - The battle commander needs to be able to make the calls
  • Be ready to discuss mistakes without being defensive or seeing the discussion as a personal attack. We need to be able to figure out what went wrong, and fix it so it doesn’t happen again.
    Nobody plays a perfect game all the time, and we need to be able to talk about it. Self awareness, self reflection, is the key to a competitive team. We can’t stress this enough, attitude is everything. The rest, likely can be fixed.

 

If your goals align with our goals, i'm certain you'll be happy in our clan. I would especially encourage people who have already been in a few clans, and haven't been happy in those clans, to give us a try. The founding fathers of this clan had this experience, and we strive to be a different kind of clan, one without deeply unhappy people, and i think so far we have succeeded as best as humanly possible.

We're open minded, happy to discuss any idea, happy to hear any opinion, and i personally believe the best idea should win, no matter who had it.

 

We're also VERY funny and make MANY jokes.

 

Meet us on Discord:   https://discord.gg/4xhqjJygqX

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Come join us! We offer our members the exclusive voice channel "Chamber of Autism", where we chill without talking, screeching allowed!:cap_cool:

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The great cog of existence is slowly but surely being turned by time's ever marching advance towards death and damnation. Don's miss your chance to join us and have some fun. :))

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Our first CB EVER as a team will be taking place tomorrow. Join up for a free ticket to see the shitshow/glorious triumph over our decapitated enemies.

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At the time, most of the important ones are 3/6, but we are rapidly progressing towards the higher levels. The more members we have the faster we will advance. Feel free to join our discord so we can answer any other questions you may have.

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