|Release||12 April 2011 (Update)|
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The Clan Camp is used as a base of operations for clans and is located south west of Falador, east of the Crafting Guild, opposite the farm and next to the wall south of Falador. This is the location where clans can officially be registered, hold meetings, and recruitment drives.
Within the day of release on the 12th of April 2011, more than 250,000 players had pledged their allegiance to a clan using the Clan Camp. According to Jagex, there were over 33,000 new clans formed within the first 24 hours of release. After posting this information on their Facebook group, the number was changed from 33,000 to 47,000 15 minutes later.
Getting there[edit | edit source]
- A Clan vexillum offers a direct teleport to the Clan Camp
- Use a Skills necklace to the Crafting Guild, exit the guild and head east
- Use the South Falador Teleport on the Lunar spellbook or a Chipped Falador teleport to arrive at the Falador south gate and run a short distance west
- Use the Port Sarim lodestone teleport and run north-west
Features[edit | edit source]
Creating a clan[edit | edit source]
If a player is not a founder or member of a clan, they do not have access to some of the features NPCs have to offer.
To start a clan, players can talk to the Scribe, and ask him about starting a clan. After some dialogue, he gives the player a clan charter, which must be used on 4 different players (not including the player themselves).
After getting the signatures of four players, the player must use the scroll on the scribe once more with all 5 players present. They can then choose a name for their clan. Once this is completed, players can now add up to 500 players to their clan, and their clan will be included in the Clans page on the official website.
Recruiting clanmates[edit | edit source]
To recruit players into a clan, a Clan Recruiter (A clan member that has the 'recruit new clanmates' permission in the clan settings) will have to click on the 'invite' button in the bottom-left corner of the clan chat interface and then on the player. The receiving player can then either accept or decline the invitation. If they accept, they will be added to the clan with the 'recruit' rank.
Points of interest[edit | edit source]
Vexillum stands[edit | edit source]
In the eastern part of the camp, there is a mass of Vexillum stands. They are placed in a middle circle and in various locations near the circle. These stands can be used to place Clan vexilla as a way of advertising your clan and recruiting new clanmates. There is a total of 36 stands in all of RuneScape.
Noticeboard[edit | edit source]
At the northern portion of the Clan Camp, there is a stone noticeboard where information about clan activities and events can be obtained. Up to eight separate events can be listed, with one event at a time appearing on your vexillum.
Meeting tent and Rated Clan Wars[edit | edit source]
One of the key features of the camp is a Clan meeting tent which can be used as a public or private lobby for Rated Clan Wars. This is presumably intended as a convenient battle planning location. It is also used for Clan meetings for other things, like deciding about admins. It has a Vote box in which you can start a Yes/No Vote on whatever you want and a lectern for inviting other clanmates that happen to be in the Camp at the time.
Portal[edit | edit source]
The newest feature to the clan camp is the portal to the Citadels. The portal is in the western part of the Clan Camp. This can take you to your clan citadel, another clan's citadel, or view a flythrough.
NPCs[edit | edit source]
Avalani is a mage responsible for creating a safe passage to the Clan Citadels. She can be found next to the portal, as well as in all Citadels. She is notable for causing chicken appearances all over Gielinor, as they are test subjects for her unfinished portal. She also played a central role and was the starting point of the Cryptic Clue Fest III. In the Citadel, she gives information about clans, handing out Citadel handbooks. Speaking to her in the Citadel unlocks the achievement "A Wizard Did It".
Scribe[edit | edit source]
The Scribe, Amos Twinly, is located in a tent in the northern most part of the Clan Camp. He can provide players with a Clan charter, which can be used to recruit clanmates. To officially found a clan, players need their name and the names of 4 other co-founders on the Clan charter. All founders must be online and in the Clan Camp vicinity to have their names count. Along with that, he can also provide players with a Clan vexillium.
Sergeant-at-Arms[edit | edit source]
Captain of the Guard[edit | edit source]
The captain, whose name is Alf A Numerius, gives out Clan cloaks to players who are in clans. He tells players that all he does is give out cloaks and make sure others do their jobs. He refers the player to the Scribe for more information on clans. He also constantly makes romantic advances on the Sergeant-at-Arms, who in denies his advances.
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Controversy[edit | edit source]
In the days leading to the release of Clan Camp, some multi-clanning players (those who belong to multiple clans at once) were disrupted or upset by the limitation of one officially registered clan per player. Players who had been part of two or more communities for some time were faced with a choice between joining just one clan or not using the new clan features at all, and therefore not being officially recognised as a clan. For this reason, some felt that the update was discriminatory against multi-clanning players. Threads appeared on the RuneScape Forums  lamenting this, as well as the fact that the update seemed to be mostly aimed at competitive player-vs-player clans, ignoring the needs of non-competitive, friendly clans. Jagex Moderators responded, saying that the limitation on multi-clanning is a technical issue that was too hard to fix.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Camp was initially released on 4 April 2011 along with new-looking trees and with some new scenery details. Also Sergeant-at-Arms and Captain of the Guard were added.
- On the day of release, not all parts of the camp were active upon release. They slowly all became usable as they were activated, which took a few minutes. It was stated this was due to all the connections of in-game material and website material.
- The graphically-enhanced trees that surround the camp all have the unique ability to give an additional 10% chance of obtaining a birds nest. This effect has been confirmed to stack with a Strung rabbit foot.
- On the day of release, there was a glitch where if players used Quick Chat in the new Friends Chat, it appeared in the same colour as the new Clan Chat. This was fixed on 19 April 2011.
- On the day of release, there was a glitch where players could not equip their clan's vexillum via the Worn Equipment interface. This was later fixed.
- If you take a picture wearing your clan's cape at the tent by Falador, regardless of colour of your cape, it will appear blue if you look at the full body picture in the Adventurer's Log. This has not yet been fixed.
- The various tents in the clan camp have chairs that players could sit on, making them the first and only interactive chairs in F2P.
- When in the Clan Camp, no music is played.
- Before 11 August 2014 fires could not be lit inside the Clan Camp.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Graphical updates[edit | edit source]
Update history[edit | edit source]
7 April 2020:
- Ground textures at the Clan Camp have been updated.
- patch 22 August 2016 (Update):
- Removed tile that forced players to walk in the Clan Camp south of Falador.
- patch 8 February 2016 (Update):
- Updated the clan founding interface to NIS standards.
- Updated the clan invite interface to the NIS standard.
- Added the clan motto, home world, clan size and relevant page links to the clan invite interface.
- Clan vexillums placed in the stands at the Clan Camp and Burthorpe will persist for 30 minutes unattended to advertise your clan while you play elsewhere.
- The large clan flag in Burthorpe now cycles through the colours of the clans represented on the surrounding vexillum stands. You can see an overview of the clans represented by checking this flag.
- ninja 3 August 2015 (Update):
- Clan vexillums placed in the stands at the Clan camp and Burthorpe will persist for 30 minutes unattended to advertise a clan while the owner is elsewhere.
- patch 11 August 2014 (Update):
- Players are now able to light fires inside the Clan Camp.
- Lighting fires in the Clan Camp will no longer remove the planks on the ground.
- patch 4 August 2014 (Update):
- The clan camp layout has been updated to improve navigation.
- Armadyl's tower has been moved out of the clan camp footprint.
- Dialogue on the Clan Scribe has been revised for clarity.
- Dialogue on the Sergeant-At-Arms in the clan camp has been revised.
- Dialogue on the Captain of the Guard in the clan camp has been revised.
- Cutscenes explaining how to create a clan and the benefits of being in a clan have been added to the Clan Scribe.
- Interactions on the clan portal have been improved, mostly to direct players who aren't in a clan to the Clan Scribe.
- A pop-up message shown to members for clan citadels has been improved.
- Several graphical issues in the clan citadel tour cutscene have been fixed.
- ninja 9 June 2014 (Update):
- The Clan Camp bank will now heal the player when they are in close proximity.
- An icon for the Clan Camp bank has been added to the map.
- patch 20 August 2013 (Update):
- Some tiles near some rocks east of the Clan Camp no longer teleport the player.
- patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
- In the HTML5 client, clan vexillums no longer fly when placed on a stand in the clan camp.
- patch 3 July 2013 (Update):
- A 'quick teleport' option has been added to the Clan Camp portal to quickly enter your own clan citadel.
- patch 24 April 2012 (Update):.
- The Clan Camp meeting tent ledger now includes the Organiser, Coordinator and Overseer ranks.
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