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#1 Lindsay

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 10:50 PM

We are pleased to announce the Maple Towers Clan System!
  • The Clan System

    The Clan System is a unique ranking feature here at Maple Towers - we can guarantee you, no other MapleStory community has anything like this, and a good many other gaming forums probably do not, either. The Clan System works by dividing the member base into four teams - Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, and the staff-exclusive Opal - which compete against each other to earn Clan Points (CP). At the end of each Season, the Clan with the most points wins the coveted Tower Cup, which they will get to display prominently in their posts and profiles - generally, lording it over everyone else.

    The final week of the season is what we call "Contest Week" in which clans battle for as much CP as they can get over a large number of contests. Many seasons have been decided over this week!

    New to this season is the Opal clan, consisting of Maple Towers' core staff. (Lindsay, Analogue, Loose, Moofey, and Light.) They will also be competing for CP... with a twist. At the end of the season clans will compete for Opal's points. This is another event that can be used to turn the tide!

    Members sorted into Clans also have access to certain areas of the forum that the public does not - namely, our Contest Areas, where they can not only win points, but special forum titles and ranks, personal trophies, NexonCash, MapleStory mesos - and most importantly, bragging rights!

    Clans will have their own private forums, their own leaders, and their own internal ranking system, making each team a community in and of itself. We hope for competition to be fierce, but friendly, and bolster the entire community in camaraderie.
  • Clan Descriptions
    • Diamond Clan
      Patron Admin: Sunscorch (retired)
      Leader: Nathan
      Clan Colours: Black and Silver
      Clan Element: Ice
      Clan Mascot: (Polar) Bear
      Gamer Orientation: Achiever (see explanation here)

      Description:
      Hailing from the frozen North, the members of Diamond Clan are a hardened bunch who excel at getting what they want. They are ambitious and manipulative, able to plan well ahead and strategize to meet their goals.

      Despite their chilly demeanor to strangers, Diamond Clan is almost uncharacteristically loyal to their clan mates, often putting a lot on the line to get a fellow Diamond Clanner out of a tight spot. Their ability to see far ahead and rationalize every side makes them exceptionally good at being impartial judges and mediators.

      Whether you are planning world domination, trying to get the most out of your tax returns or simply hitting all the sales at the mall...it pays to have a member of the Diamond Clan at your side.
    • Ruby Clan
      Patron Admin: Analogué
      Leader: Lina
      Clan Colours: Red and Bronze
      Clan Element: Fire
      Clan Mascot: Eagle
      Gamer Orientation: Killer (see explanation here)

      Description:
      From the molten center of the world emerged Ruby Clan, and they have been both a blessing and a curse ever since. A fiery people, they excel at charging ahead and getting things done where others might dawdle and fail. Their passion, for causes both Good and Evil, knows no bounds and when scorned, their anger is the stuff of legends.

      They are bold, reckless, impulsive - but in or outside the Clan, no better friend can be found. Together, they are a very rambunctious group, and no one ever dreams of holding a party without a good number of Ruby Clanners invited - although they will often show up without an invitation, anyway.

      Whether extremely brave or extremely stupid, you'll never want to enter a fight without a Ruby Clan member at your side. They are the best fighters and party-goers you will ever meet.
    • Emerald Clan
      Patron Admin: Lindsay
      Leader: Marc
      Clan Colours: Green and Gold
      Clan Element: Nature
      Clan Mascot: Wolf
      Gamer Orientation: Socializer (see explanation here)

      Description:
      From deep within the forests of old, Emerald Clan was born. Like many aspects of nature, Emerald Clanners hold a certain dangerous beauty about them. They are a hard-working folk, who tend to be friendly to strangers and exceedingly loyal to kin. But when betrayed, members of the Emerald Clan will lash out and destroy all who scorn them with nary a thought.

      Its members, young and old, are renown for their wisdom and tend to be sought out for their advice on different issues. Generally, they are a passive bunch, and will do whatever necessary to stay out of conflict - but back them into a corner, and like any wild animal, they will fight back fiercely and without mercy.

      You would do well to befriend a member of the Emerald Clan - be it for their loyal devotion, or their down-to-earth wisdom, they are no nonsense friends who will be true to you in thick or thin.

      In the past, there existed the Sapphire clan, but a lack of activity forced us to close it and disperse its members to other clans. Ex-members proudly sport a "Sapphire" emblem in their profile.
    • Sapphire Clan - Sapphire Clan is temporarily closed.
      Patron Admin: Lindsay (yes, I have two right now =P)
      Leader:
      Clan Colours: Blue and White
      Clan Element: Water
      Clan Mascot: Turtle
      Gamer Orientation: Explorer (see explanation here)

      Description:
      Out of the oceans and the tropical islands of the South comes Sapphire Clan, an erudite folk who hold an innate curiosity to learn as much about the world around them as they can. Sapphire Clan is rarely static - indeed, they are ever-changing in customs and ideals, mostly due to their persistent creativity and love for change.

      Members of the Sapphire Clan tend to be intelligent and quick-witted, although not always scholarly. Like their brothers and sisters in the North, they can be quite cunning when needed, and will eventually take sides in a conflict - although, rarely will the entire Clan be behind one cause at a time. They love learning everything about the world around them - indeed, wonders never cease for Sapphire Clan.

      If you are eking out an adventure in some foreign land, or wish to know exactly the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (European or African), then finding a friend in Sapphire Clan is your best bet.
  • How to Earn Points

    Clan members can earn points in a myriad of different ways.

    Contests

    Lindsay will be acting as Contest Leader. Contest Leader(s) will not be elligible to participate in the Clan system, although members of the Contest Team will be able to. Contests are meant to be a major focus of this forum, and most contests will be rewarded with Clan Points. There will also be other prizes, such as NX, special forum titles, ranks and trophies.

    Contest points can be earned by:
    • Participating in contests
    • Voting in contests (where applicable)
    • Winning said contests
    • Creating a contest via Contest Team
    Graphics

    Graphics is the other major focus of this forum. Loose is our current Graphics Leader, with Analogue assisting. Like Contest Leaders, Graphics Leaders also cannot participate in the Clan system, although any members on the Graphics Team will certainly be able to.

    Points can be awarded indiscriminately by the Graphics Leaders for:
    • Filling graphics requests
    • Posting graphics tutorials
    • Being an active member of the GFX Team
    • Participating in GFX contests held by the Leaders
    General Forum Activities

    These are points that can be earned through general forum activities, or by fulfilling Clan duties, such as:
    • Posting guides
    • Posting a suggestion that we use
    • Pimping/advertising the forum (please make sure to PM Lindsay when you refer someone)
    • Voting on new Clan applications
    • Hosting events


    Special Awards

    Special Awards can be given out by the Admins/Supermods at any time for services such as:
    • A really great post or great topic, or just helping out in some way.
    • Special position holders - members of the Contest Team, Graphics Team, Mods, Points Minions or any other Teams or special positions we may have.
    • Other special rewards may be available in the future.
  • The Tower Cup

    Season One Cup Winners: Emerald Clan
    Season Two Cup Winners: Ruby Clan
    Season Three Cups Winners: Diamond Clan
    Season Four Cup Winners: Emerald Clan
    Season Five Cup Winners: Diamond Clan
    Season Six Cup Winners: Ruby Clan

    Each Season will last about 100 days, depending on if it falls during exam times/holidays. We may also extend the Season time as we experiment with what works best.
  • Joining a Clan

    So how do you join a Clan, anyway? Simply fill out an application here. Your application will be moved to a private voting area where Clan members will Sort you into the Clan they best feel you belong to. After five days of voting, your app will be counted and you should be Sorted in shortly! If it takes more than a week, please PM Lindsay.


#2 Shame

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:17 AM

Do we post a new topic on the Clan Sorting forum or post on the thread with the rules?

#3 Lindsay

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:21 AM

Make a new topic in the Clan Sorting forums. :)

#4 BagelAlex

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:53 AM

How do i do text with bold? e_o

Never bothered to learn :) *will come back in 1 hour* jack bauer gonna kick some arse roar

#5 Sunscorch

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:58 AM

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#6 pyke

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:08 AM

Monty python joke? Lovely :P

I wonder which rather popular novel series inspired the system... S)

#7 Sunscorch

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 01:10 AM

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Monty python joke? Lovely :P

I wonder which rather popular novel series inspired the system... S)

You saw it too xD
And, yes, I suspose we may have taken the odd subconscious cue from Harry Potter... but never mind :P

#8 Sparke

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 02:22 AM

Sounds cool! I'm going to post right now.

#9 Nathan

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:00 AM

wtf how come the clan system thing wont show up for me , I cant take the test I got no clan forum thing

#10 Analogué

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:44 AM

Well since you just applied I take it you solved your own problem :P

#11 Sunscorch

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:45 AM

I fixed it :P

#12 Tetiel

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:35 PM

Joe WOULD head Slithy- I mean Diamond Clan. It may take cues, but it's still awesome and I love it ^_^

#13 Jinxiy

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:37 PM

Maybe I missed it---

How will we know what clan we're in? I mean, obviously we'll know, but if we look at our profile will it tell us when/if we're accepted?

#14 tehFluffz

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:40 PM

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Maybe I missed it---

How will we know what clan we're in? I mean, obviously we'll know, but if we look at our profile will it tell us when/if we're accepted?


I'm guessing each clan will have a board?

#15 Lindsay

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:59 PM

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Maybe I missed it---

How will we know what clan we're in? I mean, obviously we'll know, but if we look at our profile will it tell us when/if we're accepted?


Yea, your usergroup will change to reflect your rank.  And we'll announce the results here, too. :)

And yes, there will be a private board, too.

#16 CrossB0wman

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:18 PM

We'll have little bars saying what clan we're in right??

#17 Lindsay

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:56 PM

Yea, mods will have theirs under their beta member bar. :)

#18 Analogué

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 08:39 AM

I can't wait till the Ruby members win the first Tower Cup :)

#19 CrossB0wman

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:14 AM

Haha we'll see Suz.

#20 Analogué

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:18 AM

My team always wins, what can I say?  >8D




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