Calling all members of the n00b Whackers Association [a Clan of HALO gamers self-described as Clan NWA]
Our numbers of active gamers begin to dwindle. While our membership seems healthy [42 members in total at press time], our ranks have suffered significant attrition. This merry band of geeks is rapidly hemorrhaging good fighting men. On a good night, there are only three or four of us online – at the most. I fear that we would be hard-pressed to muster the forces required to effectively participate in a Major Clan Match with our current compliment of Mjolnir-clad couch warlords.
Perhaps, as the populist glow of HALO diminishes, gamers on XBL are putting down the Battle Rifle in favor of the steering wheel or the baseball bat. Perhaps our lack of action [no offense to action thaxten] has rendered our most constant gamers vulnerable to invitations from more prolific clans. Whatever the cause, a call to arms for active recruitment must resume effective immediately!
Call to Arms #1: We need a new name. Thanks to a recommendation garnered from the biblical scholarship of Pastor, NWA Praetorian sounded pretty tough. However, the root-theme has long been taken by these blokes. Some of those Praetorians have gone so far as to have their uniform player icons tattooed to their bodies. Even with countless hours wasted on a fanblog, I certainly cannot step to that. Time to respect turf and fly a new banner. Sound off in the comments portion of this post with recommendations for our new squad moniker. I am partial to NWA Tie Fighters, but that could be deemed as too self-referential for the team.
Call to Arms #2: We need fresh meat for the grinder. Quality, not quantity, Gentlemen. We know the sort of fighting stock we prefer. They are most likely the sort of fun loving gamer who can participate [in a positive manner] in the exchange of ideas and opinions in this forum. While an age threshold will not be rigorously imposed, Timmies are strictly verbotten. Rather than a Clan of no-scopers, let’s strive for a squad of gamers diverse in skillset.
So it begins. Upon my next foray into Xbox Live, an all points bulletin will be delivered through the Clan List interface within HALO2. The message will be clear: Stand up to be counted or be left behind, marooned on an older iteration of the NWA. In keeping with NWA tradition, the council of Overlords will be retained for all early adopters from the trusted ranks. New recruits will be assigned the trusted designation of ‘Member’.
To the readers of Tied the Leader: When was the last time you saw YOUR Clan? Looking for some agreeable team mates with whom to waste away your free time and bandwidth? Do you believe that “Good Game” are the finest words that can be spoken by a gamer?
You may yet find a disfunctional home with us. Contact any of the Overlords through this forum and arrange a meeting in Cyberspace. Be sure to share with us your gamertag.
Over and Out. >XerxdeeJ