What we want
For anybody who is interested in being a part of a clan, it is important to know what that clan stands for and if they would fit in well with the expectations. This is what we want from our clan members:
Familiarize yourself with the Absurd Minds mission statement
as well as the clan member expectations
Understand that this is a clan primarily built around realistic competition. While we will constantly seek to play competitively even in pubs and to join any seasons or ladders we can, we also understand that many of our members are entirely responsible for their own lives and even the lives of children or partners, and sometimes the demands of real life become too important. Therefore, you are not required to join any teams to be in our clan, but you are required to play "by the rules" when you play with us.
It doesn't matter how good you are, but it does matter how willing you are to get better and to help your teammates get better. If you suck, we'll work with you to get you better. If you suck but think you know everything there is to know about the game, you probably won't fit in very well. If you're good and willing to share your knowledge with us, that's awesome. If you're good and think you're a king who doesn't have to stoop to our level to help us out, you won't find a place here.
We need mature, respectful admin. If you can keep your cool with people who are cussing you out and not stoop to their level, or with people who are obviously new and thus cause you to lose a round here and there, then you definitely show the maturity we're interested in.
The forums are the primary means of communication between the clan members. This is where we will post clan news, rule changes, clan events, etc., so we need clan members who will make a commitment to reading the forums at least a couple of times a week.
Mumble is our VOIP. I know some members of the gaming community have strong opinions on VOIPs, but participating in Mumble is an important way to maintain our friendships, and it is the central hub of our clan. If you are not participating in Mumble, you will not be considered for recruitment.
While we have no hard age limit, most of us are adults, and all of us have little patience for childish drama and teenage edginess, and younger recruits will be closely watched for those traits.
Our clan is a family, not just a team, and we need people who will dedicate time and talents to us even when we're not participating in a season or tournament. That's why we ask potential members to take a full month to talk with us.
If you believe you fit in with all of these expectations, then you are a potential for invitation. Continue reading below to figure out how to receive an invitation.
How to get invited
We recruit new members into our clan through an invite-only system. Here is what you have to do to even be considered for an invitation.
- Post a thread in our Recruitment Section telling us you are interested in being invited and why you think you would be good for our clan.
- Be 18 years old or older.
- Wait one month (we will not invite people quicker than a month).
- During this month, do the following things:
- Add clan members to your friends list.
- Show your dedication to our Clan Member Expectations while you are under recruitment.
- Use your unique personality to make our community a better place.
After a month, if any particular clan member decides that you would be a great addition to the clan, they will start a thread about you in a private, members-only subforum, making a case for your invitation. This thread will only be accessible to current AbsurdMinds members and will not be shared to non-members (except to you, if you ask). If you want to know the status of your invitation, just ask serialp0rt or Amaroq. We're happy to keep you informed!
Things to include in your recruitment thread
- A link to your Steam Profile
- What you bring to the table/why AbsurdMinds is right for you