and thanks for your interest in F7Lans. F7Lans consists of a wide array of members that follow simple rules to maintain a fun and productive gaming community. These basic rules consist of:
- Don’t be a dick
- No cheating, exploiting, or hacking the game. Because wtf mate, that’s not fun (see Rule 1).
- Above all, respect your fellow players. We’re all people here.
We won’t hesitate to remove you from our tiny corner of the Internet if pushed. Do not test us.
That being said, you are among a company of very interesting, quirky, and fun to be around people that enjoy both wildly different and comfortably similar interests–mostly computer-based video games, but as you can see, there are many platforms, games, and other hobbies discussed here.
Traditionally, F7Lans has been a Team Fortress 2 gaming community but we have many different games available to us. Be sure to use the discussion boards and let us know what you like to play! With enough interest, we can organize group gaming nights, or even set up a server.
F7Lans also plans various F7 exclusive events for prizes, charity, and good times. WAN parties, smaller LAN parties, and big gaming events are all part of our repertoire.
MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE: We have a fairly basic structure of membership around here.
no tag / your own clan tag: Guests, friends, and visitors! We love to have you guys around, so we’re not all just sitting around taking to ourselves.
>f$> tag: Supporter tag. For a small donation, you receive a set period of supporter status, which gives you preferred status for our games and servers. Supporter funds help us keep our servers up, and our events running.
>f7> tag: Member tag. This tag is reserved for officially applied and accepted members only.
Note: wearing >f$> or >f7> tags without having earned them will result in immediate and permanent bans.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION: We love to have visitors, but if you want to join the >Family>, official membership to our community is a rather simple (if somewhat lengthy) process:
- Get to know the community.
In order to don the robes of the >F7>, we will need to know who you are, and you will need get to know us as a group. Here is a great example of an introduction post. This was posted in the Off Topic category, but your “hey guys” post doesn’t need to be. We have a ton of different and interesting categories available on the site. Find one that suits your interest and post about it! In addition to being active on the forums, we have a Facebook group and we have various gaming servers and organized game nights where you can hang out with us.
- Find a sponsor.
A sponsor is a current F7 member who can “vouch” for your membership application. This allows our older members to get to know newer people and also allows for a clean and tight-knit community. Don’t know anyone well enough yet to ask them to sponsor your application? Maybe you’re not quite ready for this step.
- Submit the application.
Go to the Clan Applications category and read the stickied guidelines post to learn more about how to submit your application.