A usually small group of people that play any of the three Quake
games or one of their modifications. They usually band together because of friendship, need for camaraderie, affinity for a particular modification
, or even taste in player models
Clans are usually loosely bound organizations with little in the way of leadership or structure, though most make use of a ranking hierarchy
to denote seniority or skill
level. Some, however, are very well organized groups that have defined leadership and even sponsorship from gaming hardware
companies such as Everglide
, and Mad Cats
that have grassroots marketing efforts.
Some clans attend regular LAN parties
to play games or comete as a group in competitions or tournaments. Some also have dedicated "clan servers
" to play on, practice on, or compete on.
, LAN party