Talk:Clan (video gaming)

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Guild hall[edit]

In MMORPG games, guilds sometimes can have guild halls.

  • So? In some other MMORPGs any player can have a house or other building. It does not define a clan.

Merged Article[edit]

I merged Gaming community with this article, as all its content contained the same info, but less of it, and a bunch of clan-specific links. Icemotoboy (talk) 23:57, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

These was merged the wrong way. Clans (mostly FPS and some RTS) and Guilds (mostly MMORPG and variety of other RPGs) almost unfailingly referring themselves Gaming Communities, or Online Gaming Communities. In addition there are Communities that refuse either label taking other less used group terms, or just calling to themselves as just Gaming Communities. To make this a real article there needs to be more general term and then make the distinctions and contrast in the article. Despyria (talk) 22:24, 22 November 2012 (UTC)


Please stop adding uncited content to the article. This is against the rules here. Darkness Shines (talk) 16:41, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Dont delete this. it is verifiable. --Highstakes00 (talk) 18:15, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

It is not actually deleted, look in the edit history of the article. Read WP:RS then just restore a bit at a time as you source it. Darkness Shines (talk) 18:17, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
If I may make a suggestion: it takes two to make an edit war. One way to go would be to allow the extra content to stay here for some time, with the article tagged as needing more citations. Since it already bears an Original Research tag, that's not so terrible. Allow it to remain for, say, two weeks, and then agree that if it's still uncited, it should be removed. Another way would be for you, Highstakes00, to develop the extra content in a sub-page of your own page, and copy it here when it's ready, with citations and all. That's just a couple of ideas, but what would be a pity is if you guys were to let this disrupt the efforts of other editors as well. That would most likely end up with a situation in which neither of you had any options any more. (N.B. That's only my opinion, not a threat -- I am not an admin). --Stfg (talk) 15:44, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

He deletes things from here and adds things without sources where he likes. How do we complain bigots to administrators? --Highstakes00 (talk) 16:01, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Phrasing of FPS section[edit]

This might just be me, but I feel this section suggests that the concept of a clan/guild originated in FPS gaming. Not that I claim to have the answer as to when this concept began, but it would most certainly not have begun in a genre that only came to Internet connectivity in the 1990s, versus games with online pedigrees stretching back into the 1970s. Still, this might just be me reading too much into the phrasing. (talk) 00:04, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

To add a source to this, Computer Gaming World issue #29 (June/July 1986) has an article by Patricia Fitzgibbons about CompuServe's proto-MMORPG "Island of Kesmai" that discusses how players form teams with names like "The Adventurer's Guild" and then append the initials of that name to the end of their character's handle, pretty much exactly how people began doing it in FPSs later. (talk) 17:46, 31 October 2012 (UTC)