Clans make it easy to connect with a group of friends. As Cobalt is not a PvP server, they are different from factions. Clans allow you to form a group that can chat together, play together, and set a central home location together. Your clan data will sync between realms, so you can be on different realms and still stay connected. A list of in-game help commands for the clan system can be viewed with /clan.
Clans are created by players like you, and more are created all the time. To see a list of all the clans on Cobalt, use /clan list. Since there are more clans than can fit on your screen, you can do /clan list [page] to see more parts of the list. When you see a clan that's interesting, you can use /clan info [clan] to see who the leader is, who the members are, and more general information. If you're already in a clan, /clan info will show you information about it.
Clans require 500 gems to create. Once you have 500 gems, decide on a name for your clan. Names must be between 3 and 16 characters, and you can't use the name of a clan that already exists. Once you have a name, use /clan create [name] to add your clan to Cobalt.
To join a clan, you must be invited by one of the clan officers or the clan leader. Use /clan invite [player] to invite someone to your clan. If they are offline, they might join right away. If they are offline, they can check their /mail and see the invitation next time they log in. If you would no longer like to be in your clan, you can use /clan leave to be removed. If you leave your clan, you'll have to be reinvited if you want to rejoin. As a clan officer or clan leader, you can kick members from your clan with /clan kick [player].
There are five different levels, or roles, that come with different permissions. You can promote and demote members to certain levels depending on your role. Use /clan promote [player] and /clan demote [player] accordingly.
One of the best perks of being in a clan is the global, centralized chat system. To send a message to all online clan members, use /clan message [text]. You can also start any chat message with the pound/hashtag symbol (#) to send the chat message to clan chat. Everyone in the clan except for clan guests have the ability to set a nickname. This nickname is only available in the clan chat interface, and is different from the /nicknames you can set as a donor. To set your nickname, use /clan nick [nickname]. If you'd like to view your current nickname, use /clan nick. If you're unsure of the player behind a nickname, just check out your clan's /clan info page and you will see a list of all players, as well as their nicknames. Everyone except guests are able to send out a message that will show up in your entire clan's /mail. To do this, use /clan mail [message].
Clan homes are local to each Cobalt realm, which means that you can set a different home per-realm. To teleport to your clan's home if it's set, use /clan home. To change the location of your clan's home, use /clan home set while standing at the new location. To clear your home location, use /clan home clear. Keep in mind this is different than the /homes system.
Unfortunately, once you pick a clan name, you are stuck in that clan and as the leader of that clan. You are not able to change the name or the leader of a clan. If you'd like to permanently delete the clan (which will allow you to make a new one or join a different one), use /clan disband. Keep in mind that this will kick out all members!
This article was last edited by joshwenke on November 13th, 2018.
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