|Playing Style:||Free-Range, excluding Clan Wars|
|Forum Thread:||[Clan thread down - Clan currently inactive (see NOTICE on the left) The Collective]|
|Recruitment:||RECRUITMENT IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE|
|Main Timezone:||UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)/UTC-6 (Central Standard Time|
NOTICE: Due to real-life circumstances, the clan known as 'The Collective' is officially going dormant until ShadowMage can get his shit together and start playing again properly (and by extension, looking after the clan the way he should instead of being a lazy bastard). The clan can still be found up and running on the Steam group "The Collective" (found here) ==> http://steamcommunity.com/groups/TheCollectiveDeadFrontier
The clan will be reactivated once the admin has resolved IRL affairs.
A Little Background, to Begin...
There are many clans that have formed in the post-apocalyptic world we have found ourselves in. Some good, some evil, and some that cannot be placed. Their motives and goals are all varied, but one unspoken motive and goal pervade each and every one of them:
Unity of humans, and destruction of the undead.
A clan is a group of individuals who unite together for specific reasons, while retaining their own views and unique characteristics. But when a group of individuals cast aside all known differences, opinions, and beliefs, and unite together as one for the sake of one common, all-encompassing goal, they become something more: A tightly-knit, inpermeable, indestructible force of unified will and determination. A Collective.
We are the embodiment of this form of unity. We are The Collective. We do not unite based on individual strength, interests, desires, or affiliations. We unite as human beings. We unite as the living.
The Creed: Who We Are
We are the strong, and we are the weak.
We are the good, and we are the evil.
We are the old, and we are the young.
We are the lucid, and we are the insane.
We are the selfish, and we are the charitable.
We are the skilled, and we are the inept.
We are the veterans, and we are the novices.
We are the leaders, and we are the followers.
We are the peaceful, and we are the warlike.
We are the allies of all survivors, regardless of affiliation.
We are the salvation, the sanctuary of the living.
We are the bane, the destroyers of the undead.
We are the defenders of all remaining humanity.
We are The Collective.
We are LEGION.
Our creed, as you have seen, depicts all who are of our number. You do not have to be of any particular level or fighting style to join us. Whether you are a brand new survivor, fresh from Nastya's Holdout, or a high-level veteran in Fort Pastor, you are welcome to join.
If you decide to join The Collective, please make sure you intend to devote yourself to the game, and don't plan on giving up in the face of difficulty or quitting out of boredom after a year or less. One of our goals is to reduce the number of accounts that get abandoned due to players' frustration with the game or lack of interest in it. If our own members fall victim to that lack of commitment, then we have no right to say we work to prevent it, if we can't even overcome it ourselves. IN SHORT, PLEASE DO NOT ASK TO JOIN US UNLESS YOU INTEND TO DEVOTE YOURSELF NOT ONLY TO THE GAME, BUT ALSO TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN THE CLAN AS WELL.
How to Join
Because The Collective is open to all players, all you have to do to join us is either post a comment on our Clan Thread asking to join on, PM our leader (ShadowMage), or PM one of our moderators (pheonix fire, zachedwrad94, or Hentai), with a request to join. You will be informed of your entry into the clan by a moderator or the leader as quickly as possible, and they will send you further instructions regarding how to add your name to the clan roster.
Our Motives and Goals
NOTE: While we prefer that recruits join us to help our cause, we are fine with players joining simply because they want to. One of the additional goals of this Clan is to give players a place where they can feel a sense of belonging to a group. As long as you abide by the rules of the clan, you are free to join us for whatever reason you want.
Our aim is to serve as a citywide network of survivors who can (and hopefully will) be of assistance to other players in the city. Too many times, we have seen survivors fall under overwhelming waves of undead or brutal attacks by boss zombies, when they could have survived had others nearby elected to come to their aid. Too many times, we have found survivors abandoning the city (a.k.a. leaving Dead Frontier) because they simply couldn't survive through the grueling trials faced by all newcomers (learning how to fight different mutant zombies, where to find good loot, maintaining character health and funds, etc.). Thus, our goal is to assist other players in the inner city whenever possible, and with luck, forge lasting alliances with them and draw them to our cause, increasing our strength and the benefit reaped by every member of The Collective.
Our most prominent (and constant) goal is to encourage bonding between players. Discussion and interaction with fellow clanmates are the main purposes of our clan's thread in the DF forums. By bonding with other players, we increase our odds of survival by gaining potential allies who will be more willing to lend aid when needed in the Inner City.
The Collective also aims to develop new and more effective means of combating the undead. Suggestions and ideas can be freely made in the clan's forum thread.
There are no 'ranks' in The Collective. All members are of equal standing, regardless of level or how long one has been playing the game. This includes the moderators and the leader-- aside from administrative duties and managing the clan's supplies and membership, the leader and mods do not take any special privileges or rights that other members do not have.
Depending on the direction the clan takes (not only success-wise, but also in amount of activity and membership size), ranks may be established some time in the future, but NOTHING is definite. For the time being, there is no ranking system within the clan.
Clan War Policy
The Collective has one simple rule regarding when it goes to war with other clans: IT DOESN'T. The Collective acts as the natural ally of every player-- regardless of whether they are members of other clans or non-clan players. Our enemies are the undead, NOT the living. We aim to HELP other players, not hurt them. In this sense, we're a bit like the Red Cross-- we give aid to anyone in need of it.
Going to the arena is perfectly acceptable-- it is simply combat training, as far as we're concerned. However, if you choose to go into player-to-player combat with another survivor outside the outposts, that is all on you: You do it alone, on your own agenda-- you do NOT team up with other members of the Collective and attack other players.
- Show respect to your leader, moderators, and fellow clan members.
- Do not attempt to leech off clan members, mods, or your leader-- this means no asking for free credits, high-level weapons, clothing items, or other paraphernalia. If you want something, you may propose a trade for it in the clan thread or via PM to a specific person (and be reasonable-- make sure what you're offering in exchange for an item is a decent offer).
- Be social with other clan members! Go to the clan thread and chat with other members about what's on your mind. Discuss or compare different weapons, armour, and clothes. Arrange to go on looting or grinding runs with other clan members. In short, BOND WITH OTHER PEOPLE!
- To re-iterate, before you ask to join The Collective, you should be certain that you're committed to the game and that you don't plan on calling it quits after a few months or a year or so. Dead accounts are of little to no use to The Collective.
Addendum to the above rule: IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE COMMITTED TO THE GAME, YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE (i.e. POST) IN THE CLAN FORUM THREAD AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.
AT ANY POINT, IN THE EVENT THAT YOU WILL BE OFFLINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, YOU NEED TO POST A NOTICE IN THE THREAD SAYING HOW LONG YOU'LL BE GONE.
ADDITIONALLY, IF YOU START FORGETTING TO POST IN THE FORUMS ON THE REQUIRED BASIS, HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS: YOU WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE CLAN.
HERE'S THE BAD NEWS: INSTEAD, WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS THAT, UPON DISCOVERING YOUR FAILURE TO POST, I (SHADOWMAGE) WILL BEGIN TO CONTINUALLY NAG YOU WITH PRIVATE MESSAGES ASKING WHY YOU'RE NOT POSTING. THIS NAGGING WILL ONLY CEASE WHEN YOU RESUME POSTING IN THE CLAN THREAD PERIODICALLY.
THIS IS NOT A JOKE-- YOU WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY PM'ED ABOUT YOUR ABSENCE IN THE CLAN THREAD IF YOU FAIL TO POST REGULARLY AND/OR INDICATE WHEN YOU WILL BE UNAVAILABLE.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
- If you're having trouble with leveling up, finding good loot, making sufficient money, keeping your character in good condition, etc., talk to other clan members in the thread! Ask for advice from other members before you go to the leader or the mods asking for assistance and/or a bailout. You just might be surprised at how much a few player-made tips and tactics can help you out in the long haul.
- Don't be afraid to ask to make a withdrawal from the Clan Stock (see Benefits section below)-- it's actually appreciated (when done in reasonable amounts, that is)! By making withdrawals from the Clan Stock, you help us to maintain some free space in our storage accounts for future donations.
Obviously, we cannot expect anyone to simply join us in assisting survivors for nothing-- in this post-apocalyptic world, those who try to simply be good Samaritans (not expecting payment) often end up dead. The Collective, at the present time, is in the ongoing process of building up a stock of ammunition, food, medical supplies, weapons, and armour for its members' use. The means by which the stock will be maintained have been devised with a survivor's personal needs in mind. Here is the way it will work:
Members of the clan will be encouraged (not required, but encouraged) to donate any food/meds/ammo that they loot but don't need to the clan's stock. For instance, a member who finds food or meds that are too-low level for them to use can donate them to the clan's stock, as well as donating ammo that they find which is not a type they use, or is one they have plenty of already.
Members will also be encouraged to occasionally donate a weapon or piece of armour to the stock. This can be either a weapon/armour that they find while looting, or one that they no longer use (having upgraded to something stronger). In addition, if clan members are using a weapon/armour they got from the Clan Stock when they upgrade to something stronger that they loot or purchase, they are asked to send their old equipment back to the Clan Stock for other members to use. Alternatively, clan members using equipment they got from the Clan Stock can trade it in for higher-level equipment.
Members will be able to access supplies in the stock by donating certain other items. Below is a chart detailing how the Clan Stock's system of exchange will work.
|Lv. 1-10 foods/meds||As these are fairly common loot items in the initial stages of the game (and because they will likely be sent in prolifically in exchange for lv. 10-20 foods/meds), these will be free for players to use.|
|Lv. 10-20 foods/meds||Either 3 to 5 uncooked Lv. 1-10 foods, 2-3 cooked Lv. 1-10 foods, or 3 to 5 Lv. 1-10 meds. NOTE: food and meds can be traded interchangeably-- that is, you can donate meds for food (or vice versa) if necessary.|
|Lv. 20-30 foods/meds||Either 3 to 5 uncooked Lv. 11-20 foods, 2 to 3 cooked Lv. 11-20 foods, or 3 to 5 Lv. 11-20 meds|
|Lv. 30-40 foods/meds||Either 3 to 5 uncooked Lv. 21-30 foods, 2 to 3 cooked Lv. 21-30 foods, or 3 to 5 Lv. 21-30 meds.|
|Lv. 50 foods/meds||Either 3 to 5 uncooked Lv. 31-40 foods, 2 to 3 cooked Lv. 31-40 foods, or 3 to 5 Lv. 31-40 meds.|
|Level 75+ foods/meds||Either 3 to 5 uncooked Lv. 51-74 foods, 2 to 3 cooked Lv. 51-74 foods, or 3 to 5 Lv. 51-74 meds. NOTE: Because the food/med levels now end at 75 (meaning there are no higher-level foods/meds that they can be donated in exchange for), higher-level players who find or produce such items regularly will be encouraged to donate some (not a lot, just 2 or 3 at most) of these items to the stock from time to time.|
|Lv. 5 Armour||Either 5 cooked lv. 1-10 foods, or 5 lv. 1-10 meds|
|Lv. 15 Armour||One Lv. 5 Armour with 100% Durability (i.e. repaired).|
|Lv. 25 Armour||One Lv. 15 Armour with 100% Durability.|
|Lv. 35 Armour||One Lv. 25 Armour with 100% Durability.|
|Lv. 45 Armour||One Lv. 35 Armour with 100% Durability. NOTE: Because there are no higher-level armours, high-level players will be encouraged to donate Lv. 45 armours that they find or discard (i.e. for an upgraded version; ex. from Exterminator Mesh to Exterminator Mesh GT) to the stock from time to time.|
Because of the varying prices on different weapons, exchanges of such will work like this:
If a clan member wishes to acquire a certain weapon from the clan stock, they must notify the leader or one of the moderators with their request. The leader/moderator will then determine what the clan member should donate to the Stock in exchange for the item in question.
NOTE: For those who are confused, here's an example: Suppose a clan member wants a Steel MS800 chainsaw from the Clan Stock. He/she notifies the leader or a moderator. The leader/mod then tells them what they must contribute to the Stock in exchange for the chainsaw--in this case, let's say the clan member has to contribute one Ronan Pro and a Crowbar (or a melee weapon of similar level). Once the clan member has sent in the items required in exchange (i.e. a Ronan Pro and a Crowbar) to the leader/moderator, the leader/mod will send the Steel MS800 to the clan member ASAP.
|Ammo||(Still working on this one. Check back later.)|
By using this system, we can practically ensure that our Clan Stock never runs out of supplies of any type.
IMPORTANT: In the event that the Clan Stock has a surplus of certain items such that there is not enough room in available storage for other items, the leader and moderators reserve the right to scrap and/or sell some of the surplus with the understanding that the money will be devoted to purchasing newer items for the Clan Stock.
Clan members who make advance donations for future item requests needn't worry-- their donations will still count towards items they wish to request. Also, a notice will be posted for clan members on the clan thread about the scrapping/selling of surplus items no less than THREE DAYS PRIOR to said items actually being scrapped/sold.
Legionnaires of The Collective: Clan Roster
Here is where our clan's roster is kept. New members of the Collective who have created an account may open the editor for this section of the page**, and then add their name to the bottom of the list. (Note: PLEASE DO NOT write anything other than your name, and DO NOT modify or delete the names of other clan members. Any clan member found to have done so may be banned from The Collective for an indefinite time.)
**Just log in to your account on the Wiki, and click the "Edit" button next to the Section heading above this paragraph.
ShadowMage (leader/founder)(Alts: Doom Machine, Death Envoy, NightVenom, The Dark Priest)
Amma (moderator)(Resigned; Only acts as an unofficial moderator now)
PheonixFire (moderator)(Formerly commanderJoaopatrao)
irehs (moderator)(Alts: DRirehs)
Vice the Fallen Paladin(Resigned)
Philippines the best
The Man in The Iron Mask
Clone trooper2(Clan's Hamburger storage)
Skull Thief(Formerly SirWolf)
THE DARK AVENGER
Red Riding Hood
El Paco Taco
Hentai (moderator)(Alts: Experimental Looter)
PARTY GIRL II
kmurphy (moderator) (Alts: reddy)
Sosaria The Wise
Guy Fawkes (alts: Phoenix V)(dead alts: iPown(deleted due to inactivity), iPown28, Cpt Jack Harkness)
(New Members: PLEASE enter your Dead Frontier usernames in the space BETWEEN the two white "barbed wire" lines shown below-- Your names will be moved onto the main body of the list by the clan leader as soon as possible. It is asked that you do NOT attempt to place your name in the main body of the roster yourself, as the new member section is intended to make it easier for the clan leader to calculate the total clan strength after each updating of the roster.)
VIP Tartarus MVP
(Be sure to hit the 'Enter' key, ONCE, after typing your name to create a new space for the next new member of the clan to add their name.)
Current total clan strength: 205 people
Here you can view screenshots taken by different members of The Collective while in the Inner City.
Below you will find artwork based on Dead Frontier, created by ShadowMage (clan members who are also artists, feel free to upload your own artwork as well-- keep it appropriate, please!)