While over 5 million people regularly play on Xbox Live as part of an online team, the world of online gangs (or ‘clans’ as they are better know), is still somewhat of a mystery.
Are they ALL caffeine-fueled, junk-food eating, jobless, hedonistic lunatics who live with their mum and have never kissed a girl?
No, some of them are actually pretty normal people, just like you and me (only with lower levels of Vitamin D in their bodies).
I thought it would be a good idea to talk to a couple of gamers and get the lowdown on their own particular ‘clans’…. so I ‘camped’ out until a couple of targets came into my crosshair.
#1 Gamertag: Failboatskipper / Clan: LMB
What does LMB stand for?
We go by the clan tag of LMB, standing for ‘League of Magnificent B*stards’.
How long have you been in your ‘clan’
LMB was formed about a year and a half ago. March 2010 to be precise.
How did you get in touch with your clan initially?
We’re a local clan, all resident of Hertfordshire, so we all knew each other before LMB was created. However, when we realised our shared enthusiasm for playing Battlefield games, creating a clan seemed the obvious thing to do.
How many people are in your clan?
We have seven regular players, but there are a few friends we have that we let use the clan tag and play with us. We’re not picky, playing together and having a blast is what counts for us.