2017 Year in Review by IcePack
In 2017 we focused on celebrating 10 Years of Clans on Conquer Club! We tried to do this in several ways, we held some really fun mini wars using old school maps and settings, we held a live raffle for every player in clans who participated, we redid clan logos to make them look medieval - and designed a wholly new game for clans called "Clan Realms at War: the Bannermen" to keep things fresh and interesting! We held random contests like "the Most Interesting Clan in the World", we read stories from clan members from different memories over the past 10 years, and we tried (and unfortunately failed) to bring you some throwback clan wars to see some of the old gang - but it wasn't a total failure as we have had a few people come back to enjoy clans once again!
We've seen the return of the Imperial Dragoons, the departure of Lindax and Catchersmitt14 from the clan team, a resurgence of Spanked and Milked, our first promotions and demotions of the new Clan League, OSA's continued dominance in the Random League, and also winning their first Mini Cup. We added davekettering and groovysmurf as Directors this past year, we saw the Fallen win the first ever Clan Poly Challenge, and TOP dominate the F400.
74 (+10) Clan wars started, and 71 (+13) Clan Wars completed. The Clan World went from 25 Ranked Clans, to 29 (+4). We finished with 810 (-8) players spread throughout 30 (+1) Clans. We had our first Claniversity graduates, and the unfortunate closing of the program. We listened to your suggestions, and were able to add how many active games players were in on the Clan Tab (thanks to codierose for the suggestion!) instead of just completed games. We expanded trench in official competitions. We removed some of the excessive penalties in the league. We focused on fun.
And finally, we never settled. Our goal was to dedicate 2017 to those of you who participated, who get involved, who volunteered, to those who make clans special. We wanted to push ourselves, and create a more enjoyable clan atmosphere that you could enjoy with your clan mates, your friends, and comrades. We hope you enjoyed yourself. Whats Next: 2018 by IcePack
You might have noticed that the Platoon Report tagline has changed from "Celebrating 10 Years of Clan Life" to "Exploring New Realms". What does this mean? Yes, its a reference to CR@W Homeworld, however thats not all that it is. We believe that in order to grow Clans, we can't be complacent. We can't ONLY be about the Conquerors Cup, the Clan League, Random League, set it on cruise control and things will get better. We believe if we did that even though we all love clans - things would become stale. Stagnant. Perhaps even, boring.
More than ever before, activity seems centered around Clan Events and Contests. Therefore we want to bring new, exciting things to clans. We want you to be involved, and help us! This year while the "usual" suspects (CC8, CL9, RL8, etc) are ongoing, we want to bring you fun, fresh, new things as well. If you aren't seeing the type of events that interest you, PLEASE speak up with some ideas, volunteer to run something, or just contact us to chat about what you'd like to see!
The Clan Dept will be challenging all Clans to a battle in the CD's vs the World Event! We also are running the CR@W Homeworld event, which has been expanded by BigWham to utilize the site for map functionality on our newly created hex board! Later this year we will also be bringing a very interesting, totally unique event - brought to you by groovysmurf - that I think will be a lot of fun! And lastly, we are potentially looking at tackling an idea suggested by benga for a WWI or WWII themed event!
While all of that is happening, davekettering and I will also be working towards a few more Clan Tab updates and ideas. As always, if you have any ideas for future events or Clan area updates, please feel free to contact me. It might take awhile, but we will work towards implementing what we can!