Here is a copy of our Clan Mission Statement
We, here at the IRL Clan, offer a community of like minded gamers that appreciate honest, friendly gaming above all else.
* You must pledge allegiance to Royal 1rish as the monarch of the clan. He is our glorious leader
* We respect ALL players, members and non-members alike (yes, even Shoveltooth).
* We do not hack, cheat or boost.
* To qualify for membership, you must have played with at least three members and receive their approval for membership.
* When possible, all members must use the clan tag IRL for identification purposes.
* A fair system will be adopted when entering clan matches, so everyone receives the opportunity to compete.
* There is no activity requirement to be a member. If you are going to take a break for a while please post and let us know.
* We do not instigate or insult other clans.
* You must have a mic available for use, we're a sociable bunch of people and hate being ignored
Clan History and Background:
Our clan started on the 11th March, 2010, when our glorious leader, Royal 1rish, started a thread on boards.ie looking to start a clan. The initial post was as follows:
"Battlefield BC2 Irish Clan"
"Your country needs YOU"
"Anyone want to join an Irish clan on Battlefield BC2 Xbox360 with the clan tag (IRL)."
"These online war games are a lot more fun when your doing proper team work and communicating on where the tango's are hiding."
Almost immediately, the clan swelled with Irish gamers from the boards forum. Although in the beginning it was only meant to be a Battlefield Bad Company 2 clan, it has evolved and branched out into other FPS games and other genres. It's also important to point out that we do not restrict membership to only Irish players, however, it's important to remember that one of the benefits of the clan is that we all live relatively close to each other on a global scale, which helps the online experience for everyone.
Over the first few months, with new members coming and going, it became obvious to the core members that the clan was quite unique. Members consisted of all ages but had similar attitudes towards gaming. This provided the community with a perfect place to build from with a solid membership of friendly, mature minded gamers who appreciated the fun factor of playing with people that you know.
The Clan has always had a fairly open door policy for new members. We believe that it's the quality of the gamer, not his gaming ability that makes for good members. It's the banter and craic that's most important to us, however, don't be mislead into thinking we aren't accomplished players. As a clan, when duty calls, we rally together and "God help" all those who stand in our way.
Due to the growth of our community on the Boards website, we finally decided to launch our own dedicated website and forum. We look forward to the further success of the community, victory in competitive play and continuing enjoyment for everyone involved.