Clans and Grouping Utilities (Updated: 11/7/17 PC Clan Added)

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Even though all of this (please watch) is very true, Destiny 2 is also increasing the importance Clan Roles play to the Destiny experience. Clans now have a Rank by Season (no idea how long Season's are). The rank increases based on the number of "Clan Contributions", which for Rank 1 was 100,000 XP and most of our Clans broke that open within 3 hours of launch, so good job guys. Each Clan has a system of rewards that unlock based around Clan participation. Each week the Clan is able to obtain 4 rewards for each other: Nightfall, Crucible, Trials, and Raid. Each activity has to be completed by at least 50% or more of Clan Members (so 2 for PvP and Nightfall, and 3 for the Raid) to count. In addition each Clan Member can contribute up to 5,000 XP per week to the Clan doing activities with Clanmates on each character. All of these rewards are End Game Level, or higher than the standared Rares/Legendaries that have a softcap at 260 (*This was increased to 300 with Curse of Osiris). So you can get up to 6 260+ Power Rewards on your 1st Character, then 2 more on both your 2nd/3rd characters. In addition to that, each time your Clan levels up you obtain a new Clan Perk via your Clan Banner. Clan Banners have 5 rewards than unlock on Rank 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Only 100k XP can be obtained per week, so it will take about 6 weeks for each Clan's Banner to gain all of the perks, if a Clan is obtaining the max of 100k XP each week.

  • Rank 1: Gain additional glimmer when looting engrams
  • Rank 3: Increase Public Event rewards
  • Rank 4: Improved rewards for eliminating Cabal enemies
  • Rank 5: Increase the chance of receiving Reputation Token when completing Nightfalls, Raids, and Trials
  • Rank 6: Increased chance of obtaining an engram when completing Playlist Activities with a clan member

Some additional context to Guided Games (from the video above that you should watch), players will earn tickets to participate in Guided Games during normal gameplay. Those tickets will be spent to start/join a Guided Games session. Generally any Clan Member can Host a Guided Games session as long as players haven't been demoted to Beginner's (Clan hierarchy are as follows: Founder, Admin, Member, and Beginner), but I doubt any Clan will actually do that. Guided Games sessions should work for any Normal Nightfall and Normal Raid activity, but Heroic activities do not allow Guided Games. To showcase the new Destiny 2 Clan system Bungie has also implemented Moto and Banners that will display in game when players are attempting to look for Guided Games sessions. This is how a solo player decides which Clan they want to join on a Guided Game. Hopefully this gives you a better understanding of the importance Clans will play in Destiny 2.

Notes: Clans are limited to 100 player each, which is why we separate them based on timezones and platform. This is to congregate as many like-minded players together as possible.

Dates of Importance: Faction Rallies return on January 16th, Iron Banner on January 30th, and Crimson Days on February 13th. Major Patches coming January 30th, February, Spring 2018, and Fall 2018 (or sooner). God's of Mars DLC coming out Spring 2018 (no actual date yet) and a major DLC expansion in Fall 2018 with Season 4 dropping in between. No announced release date for Prestige Eater of Worlds yet.

Giant Bomb Clans (* Indicate Clans Open With Plenty Of Spots To Join)

PS4

Secret Anime Vice Editors *

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: hestillives19
  • Main Timezone: CST (any US timezone)
  • Capacity: 82/100 (Open, players will be removed if they are inactive for two consecutive months)

This is the oldest Giant Bomb Clan that still exists (9/11/14). It was created at the launch of Destiny as Lincoln Force NA Central because there wasn't a Central US clan for Destiny. Pretty quickly after the launch of Destiny though, the official Lincoln Force series of Clans for Destiny died off due to inactivity. A lot of us that are still here are from the Central Timezone of the US, including myself and many of the other Admins. Our core group are veterans who have been playing together since the launch of vanilla Destiny. We have changed the name multiple times over the years, most recently to what it currently is. We do clean up the Clan every so often to keep an active player list, because we want as many active Destiny players as possible. So we try to make sure all players are actively playing the current content. See current above requirements. Please only join the Clan with PSN accounts, otherwise you will be removed. Note: This is my primary Clan and the Platform I spend the most time on, so if you are looking for me, PS4 is most likely where you will find me.

The Kessler Corps

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: TheVamp25
  • Main Timezone: CST (any US Timezone)
  • Capacity: Full100/100 (Open)

A laid back clan full of Giant Bomb fans who want to team up and fight together. we are always willing to help new players. Join us if you are a GB fan and want to meet new and awesome people.

Lincoln Station

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: thed9984
  • Main Timezone: CST (Any)
  • Capacity: Full100/100 (Open)

A PlayStation 4 us giant bomb clan. Stay chill and have fun together.

The Weary Travelers

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: SecraBerries
  • Main Timezone: CST/MT (any US)
  • Capacity: Full99/100 (Approval Required)

This is my mission statement, it is my mission.

VinnCo Brigade

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: mbmsog
  • Main Timezone: EST (any US)
  • Capacity: 80/100 (Invite Only)

A chill Destiny 2 clan from the Giantbomb Community. Open to all and always open to helping each other and new players out. Join up if you want to meet some new and old faces from the Giantbomb Community.

Endurance Run

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: Sooven
  • Main Timezone: EST (Toronto)
  • Capacity: Full 100/100 (Open)

A no pressure Giant Bomb dot com clan.

Giant Bombardiers

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: AlohaliK8
  • Main Timezone: EST (any US)
  • Capacity: Full96/100 (Approval Required)

A clan for fellow duders and giant bomb fans, or anyone looking for a chill experience.

The Raging Clue *

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: TheManiacsGnome
  • Main Timezone: EST (Leader Canadian but any NA)
  • Capacity: 97/100 (Open)

The biggest clue wins.

Clan of the Duck *

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: SlayerNoMercy
  • Main Timezone: PST (any US)
  • Capacity: 6/100 (Open)

We get da phat loot and steal da peppers.

Cool Cool Baby *

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: JJWeatherman
  • Main Timezone: US (any)
  • Capacity: 69/100 (Open)

By the will of our Overlord, Luchadeer, and our fearless leader, Cool Baby, we shall overcome any odds. For guardians who kick tanks and throw dark.

Cerberus Wolves *

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: Zevvion
  • Main Timezone: GMT (West-European)
  • Clan DiscordNote: Please join their Discord to request to join.
  • Capacity: 74/100 (Approval Required)

We welcome all players, casual to hardcore, low amount of hours contributed to very high amount of hours; all provided you do contribute to playing with the clan at least somewhat. Whether that be simple activities like Public Events, to more demanding activities like Raids. If you have no or little experience, you are still welcome and by all means ask to join a Raid. We're happy to guide you through it. If you have a lot of experience you'll also fit right in as we house some of the most no-lifers you'll ever meet.

In short, if you are looking to play a bit, or a lot with others, join the Discord and PM or mention @Zevvion to gain entry into the clan.

Giant Bombers *

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: Scottish_Bagpuss
  • Main Timezone: GMT (UK/EU)
  • Capacity: 87/100 (Approval Required)

This is a clan to bring together both new and experienced players from the Giant Bomb community. No matter your skill level we'll work together and have fun.

Turbo Killers *

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: Trent666nin
  • Main Timezone: GMT (any EU)
  • Capacity: 80/100 (Open)

A laid back and relaxed clan that is open to everyone :)

Medium Bomb *

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: ImprovingLemon
  • Main Timezone: CEST (Any but EU timezones preferred)
  • Capacity: 97/100 (Open)

GB Community Clan. We're all friends here

Beasts In The East *

  • Platform: PS4
  • Leader: MysteriousFoxes (Sweep)
  • Main Timezone: AWST (any of South East Asia or Australia)
  • Capacity: 48/100 (Open)

Beasts In The East™ is a Giant Bomb community clan for players in Australia and South East Asia.

Xbox One

Lincoln Force *

  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Leader: LanceUppercut82
  • Main Timezone: CST (any US timezone)
  • Capacity: 68/100 (Open)

This group and Clan was created so that our Xbox One players would have a place to group up together. It seems they have settled on bringing back the old Lincoln Force name for nostalgia sake for the Clan name. There are a couple new Admins on Xbox so look for those guys, but LanceUppercut82 is your go to.

Lincoln Force East

  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Leader: Gh0stReporting
  • Main Timezone: EST (any US)
  • Capacity: Full 99/100 (Approval Required)

Lincoln Force, (B)east edition. Second wave of Xbox One players from giantbomb.com, which is a website about video games.

Lincoln Force 3rd Strike *

  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Leader: QueenTiffany691
  • Main Timezone:
  • Capacity: 77/100 (Open)

Clan for duders looking to have fun and be cool.

The Xmen

  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Leader: EwaPupleBeast
  • Main Timezone:
  • Capacity:Full 95/100 (Invite Only)

Just a fun group. Join if you're looking for good company to group up with. We definitely want to raid together and help each other out.

GB Xbox *

  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Leader: TheCDUB901
  • Main Timezone:
  • Capacity: 57/100 (Open)

Note: This is a Clan from the Facebook page. They have not contacted me about putting this here, but we are out of space for Xbox Clans (and I don't like for there to be no place for anyone) and this appears to be all GBers. I highly recommend joining our Discord listed below and hooking up with other Xbox players there and on the Giant Bomb Xbox Club is you can't hook up with any of them, this just gives you a Clan.

PC

*Help Article on Linking Accounts to Bungie.net (Blizzard Accounts Now Included)

Taswell Corps *

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: ChancelyS; hestilllives
  • Main Timezone: CST (Americas)
  • Capacity: 97/100 (Open, players will be removed if inactive for 2 months)

"Really, Mark Ruffalo? That's the face you're going with? God this movie's going to suck" This was our first PC Clan. BeardDuder or ChancelyS is mainly in charge of this Clan, but I am playing on PC more than I thought I would so you can get with either of us if you need anything.

S'Go Squad

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: ShaggyDude
  • Main Timezone: CST/EST (Americas)
  • Capacity:Full 98/100 (Approval Required)

Welcome, Come on in! Make yourself easy!

Goldman Shaxx

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: IdiOdyssey
  • Main Timezone: CST (Americas)
  • Capacity:Full89/100 (Invite Only)

A clan consisting mostly of Giant Bombers and friends thereof. Join us for some laid-back Destiny 2 fireteams!

New World Order

  • Platform: PC (a few Xbox Players, 1 PS4)
  • Leader: Shekel, Suezo (Admin who contacted me here)
  • Main Timezone: CST/PST (Americas)
  • Capacity: Full97/100 (Approval Required)

Welcome to The nWo. We consist of a small group of PC gamers who drift from game to game, and now have brought our (ahem) talents to Destiny 2! We are casual PvE/PvP clan that believes in having a good time. And loot. We believe in loot. Feel free to check out our Discord here: https://discord.gg/cMffb63

Wiping With Style

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: Chrono
  • Main Timezone: CST (Americas)
  • Capacity:Full 97/100 (Approval Required)

Lets play some destiny 2. Want to focus on raiding and Nightfalls, but not opposed to some PvP action.

Tobias is Queen Mary

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: REMPRESENT
  • Main Timezone: CST (Americas)
  • Capacity:Full 100/100 (Open)

Casually playing Destiny 2 over Battle.net with no real direction or goals. Join for the loot, stay for the bad jokes.

Dog Bottom *

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: EggshellSkull
  • Main Timezone: MST (Americas)
  • Capacity:76/100 (Approval Required)

A group for members of the Dogbottom.com (Giantbomb.com) friends and community. Open group, come and join us and be the very bottom!

CHINADONTCARE *

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: TheTankEngin
  • Main Timezone: NZST (Americas, this is your Region, according to Tank, this is for our Kiwi/Aussie Duders)
  • Capacity: 35/100 (Open)

For Giant Bomb fans who live in the future, 8-12 hours ahead of UTC to be precise, or you know, anyone who finds those times convenient.

Style High Club

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: polygon-al
  • Main Timezone: GMT (Europe)
  • Capacity: Full100/100 (Approval Required)

We are a friendly clan that is open to all types of players. What we lack in skill, we make up in STYLE!

Giant Bomb EU

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: Linkster7
  • Main Timezone: GMT (Europe)
  • Capacity: Full 99/100 (Open)

This is a clan for Giantbomb EU. Join if that's your thing. I'l see you on the Mooooon

Roys Boys *

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: Taejin
  • Main Timezone: GMT (Europe)
  • Capacity: 86/100 (Approval Required)

In the blackest of hours, Stein's Gate chooses a champion to protect the balance of the light and the dark; a single hero appearing in an aeon in times when the universe needs them most. They are chosen to bear the name 'Roy Hadouken' and they stand against the darkness, vanquish the enemies that threaten the world and drill through to the heavens. Alongside every incarnation of Roy are the staunchest, most loyal companions who help to combat evil. These noble warriors will prove themselves on the fields of battle as part of the greatest order of heroes the universe has ever known. They become legends in their own right.

We are those warriors. We are the boys of Roy.

We are Roy's Boys.

See you in the fight, Space Cowboy.

Pack of the Hallowed *

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: SRTJ4
  • Main Timezone: CET (Europe)
  • Capacity: 8/100 (Approval Required)

Hello welkom to Pact of the Hallowed. Pact of the Hallowed is a pve/pvp based clan. We do everything from raids to crusible. Would u like to join just hit us up.

Abbu Dabby

  • Platform: PC
  • Leader: DaMoo
  • Main Timezone: Clan leader is located in US East, but all are welcome (Americas)
  • Unofficial Giant Bomb Discord
  • Capacity: 94/100 (Open)

A clan for the Unofficial Giant Bomb Discord + friends. Clan leader is located in US East, but all are welcome. Check out the Unofficial Giant Bomb Discord above.

NOTE: The PC version of Destiny 2 has region locking features. The 3 regions are listed below. We highly recommend you set your Region upon loading Destiny 2 to the Region your Clan is based out of so that all Clanmates will be visible to you. Next to your Clan's Timezone you should see in parentheses what is very likely thier Region.

  • Americas for players in North America, Latin America, South America, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Europe for players in the European Union, Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, and the Middle East.
  • Asia for players in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Players who wish to change their Blizzard region may do so by closing the Destiny 2 application, visiting the Destiny 2 landing page in the Blizzard desktop application, and selecting their desired region from the drop down above "Play".

NOTE 2: Keep in mind the Beta on PC doesn't play well with 3rd Party Apps. See https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/46101.

Giant Bomb Clans Group

  • Platform: All
  • Leader: hestillives19
  • Main Timezone: None
  • Capacity: Unlimited (224/--)

This is the group was dedicated to allowing all Giant Bomb Clans to be in an Alliance with one another. If they ever reinstate that, this group will again serve that purpose, but until then it will remain rather unused. Please check out our Discord Server below, as that is the best place for Destiny players to congregate right now.

Note: If anyone wants to create a Giant Bomb Clan, and have it listed with these and added to the Giant Bomb Clans' Mission Statement, just let me know with a PM and give a link to the Bungie.net page, and your Timezone. My only request is that you only do so if you know you plan on being active within our Community and actively Administering that Clan. I have also purposely left off one of the other Giant Bomb Clans. They are a small group of guys that both myself and Zevvion are good friends with. But their clan is mainly just their Raid group, so until ll_Exile_ll tells me to list them here they won't be.

Giant Bomb Grouping Tools

Giant Bomb Destiny: Discord Server- This has grown dramatically since it's inception, we are now at 949 Members (10/24/17) with 150-200 users on pretty much all of the time. It has become an increasingly useful tool both as a chat device and for LFG purposes between Clans on both Consoles. The usefulness of the Voice Channels for PC players, whether you are in one of the GB PC Clans or not, will be very valuable once the PC launches. One big thing we have added is the ranking system. Each Clan listed above has a rank. You can read up how they work on the Clan Channel on Discord, but you will need to add that rank to yourself to access your Clan's Private Chat and Voice Channel. This Discord has also been linked on the Unofficial Giantbomb Discord Server as the Destiny Discord Server.

Giant Bomb Destiny LFG Group: 100.io - Now that 100.io has updated their site (not sure when they did this, but Private Groups are no longer capped at 100 like they were when I created the PS4, Xbox One, and PC groups. I think it will be beneficial to now just use one 100.io group for Raiding and LFG purposes for Destiny 2, players will just have to pay closer attention to the platform Sessions were created as. But hopefully this will get more of us together in one place rather than 3. 100.io is a great tool to schedule Raids in advance, so please use it, especially since it being Private means it will only ever be other Giant Bomb folks you are playing with.

Giant Bomb Destiny PS4 Community - @daltaaan has updated the existing PS4 community in conjunction with Destiny 2's launch. Last time I checked there is already a rather large group of players in that PS4 Community, it was just shy of 400 people. The PS4 Community is a great resource for players on PS4 as they can chat on the system with others and see what Parties players are in.

Giantbomb Destiny Xbox Club - LanceUppercut has created an Xbox Club for so that Clan members can see who is playing and can join up with each other. Just search for Giantbomb Destiny Clan under Find A Club. This should work similarly to our PS4 Community.

Community Tools/Sites

Bungie.net- More specifically I linked to the News section. This is where all Destiny updates and TWAB posts are made each Thursday for Bungie to talk directly to the community, which usually involves them saying a whole lot of nothing outside of the TWAB before a patch. But a lot of the posts and information that gets posted on this forum will come directly from Bungie here.

Destiny The Game Reddit- This is the largest community of Destiny players on the web. This is frequently one of the fastest places to find information about the current going on's in Destiny as any news from any source is quickly posted by someone. Just be aware, it's Reddit, so the toxic is high and frequent with this one.

Destiny Item Manager- Probably the best Item Manager for Destiny 1. They already work pretty well with the D2 API, as well as the D1 API at the same time. I've had very few issues with this and use it pretty much constantly. I honestly don't know what I would do without it, I guess waste tons of time flying in and out of a social space.

Destiny Tracker- This site has been updated to track stats for Destiny 2. It should have both PvE and PvP stats. Currently it has the best PvP stat tracking as it is the only site that actually shows your KA/D rather than your KDA (only counts half your Assists) and stays up to date concurrently. It is also currently the best place to track Raid Stats like K/D, KA/D, Assists, Deaths, and the Time of the Raid total. For D1 Stats try http://destinytracker.com/d1.

Destiny Trials Report- This was the ultimate Trials companion in Destiny 1 as it was a statisticians dream. It currently runs on the D2 API and seems to finally have most of it's bells and whistles back. It is also more reliable to pull up entire teams rather than before where it would only pull up a player or two, and allows you to edit missing players.

Time Wasted on Destiny- For those curious as to how many hours they've put into Destiny 1. The D1 API is pretty much always working, not so much for the D2 API so far (though it has been better as of late, like all of the 3rd Party Sites). I've seen it work a few times, but it always seems to be down for me.

Raid Report- This is a cool new site that aggregates stats on all of your Raid completions. This now seem to only track Destiny 2 Leviathan completions. D1 stats are at https://d1.raid.report/.

Massive Breakdown Weapons Spreadsheet - From Mercules904 on Reddit, this spreadsheet is a hardcore PvP players dream. If you want to know the most efficient weapon to don for killing other players, this spreadsheet has you covered.

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#2 Posted by nnickers (399 posts) -

The link for the PC group takes you to Bungie's site. There's a button to apply for the group but you can only log in to the site through a PSN or Xbox Live account so...is the PC guild even possible, at this point? I don't see how applying to join the PC guild while logged in through my PSN account will be recognized once I'm playing the game on Battle.net.

Do we need to form the guild four whole months before launch?

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#3 Posted by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

@nnickers: Interesting. I would have thought Bungie.net would have allowed you to create a profile without having to link it to either a PSN or XBLA account. All of the other groups besides BatmanBatmanBatman PC were already created so I didn't want to leave PC players out when I put this up. I know that both the PSN and XBLA account link together pretty easily, so I'm assuming when they integrate the Battle.net stuff to Bungie.net for PC it will work similarly, but feel free to leave that group vacant until the Beta launches on PC and those tools are implemented. I'm not going to create a Clan for that Group until the Beta drops for that exact reason. The main reason why I wanted to get this information out to our Community is so that people can start moving towards these groups in preparation of Destiny 2, and that they are ready to go whenever the Beta drops. We've already had several people asking about things such as Clans, Discord, PS4 Communities, and just posting threads to get Xbox One players to exchange gamertags. So that's why I put this up already, even if it seems a bit early.

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#4 Posted by Zevvion (5941 posts) -

Cerberus Wolves also has an 100.io group. Found here. I am not/was not very active in that myself, but regularly saw groups formed through it.

Also, we don't 'just' have casual players, we're just very friendly to them and willing to play and explore.

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#5 Edited by BrotherBran (275 posts) -

I just dusted off the old destiny app to find that I was one of the few remaining Lincoln force na central members xD

I'm still trying to decide between PC and PS4, it will likely be determined by how long if at all the pc version is delayed.

Are the clans still limited to 100 players? That's what led to so many different Lincoln force versions and since we were so spread out when people jumped ship it killed them all.

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#6 Edited by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

@brotherbran: Actually, former LF NA Central, now BatmanBatmanBatman PS4 had around 86 Clan members as of last week, but a lot of those players hadn't even hit LL 300, so I removed all of the players that didn't appear to have played, or at least played much of Rise of Iron. I do that every Summer just to make sure we don't have inactive players. Since the Clan is open though anyone can join back at anytime. I also did this before posting, thinking I didn't want it to fill back up to 100 again, as you stated, it is still the clan cap. If we start hitting Clan cap again between us and Cerberus on PS4, which is highly likely at launch, we will either start extra Clans or see if anyone in the Community would like to start others. From what we found in Destiny over the past 3 years, a Clan works much better when it has an actual Clan Leader to guide it, otherwise the group falls apart. So finding someone willing to take on that role would be ideal.

As far as the PC question goes, Bungie has already talked about the fact that it will not launch day and date with PS4 and Xbox One, but we do not know what that entails yet. Whether that means Tuesday vs a Friday release on PC, 1 month, or 3 months later, is all to be determined, likely at E3 in 2 1/2 weeks.

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#7 Posted by LittleWask (56 posts) -

I'm so stoked to be able to matchmake with only GB guys! I love this community, it's great. I play with a few other GB fans on Destiny currently. Looking forward to joining the clan in Destiny 2 and playing with my friendly fellow duders.

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#8 Posted by morrelloman (644 posts) -

Thanks for the shoutout lives. Now quit ducking running trials with me. I am going to be grinding this BETA like crazy. These youngins better respek it. I hope we get some really active and interested try hards for batman ^3. In 2017.

PSN the same as my GB tag.

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#9 Edited by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

@morrelloman: Ha, I'm ducking Trials with everyone right now, honestly don't enjoy this meta at all. I absolutely hate Icebreaker but it's the only viable Sniper right now due to it being the only one with ammo. I pretty much only play 1-2 cards per weekend with MrRogers327 and that's usually at odd times like 12-1am on Friday/Saturday Nights. I think it will be better in Destiny 2 though, especially with 4 player squads, it will make it easier for me to bring in friends as the 4th player more often when I'm with non-Giantbomb homies. It would be awesome to get the Giantbomb Trials Killsquad back though with @acidbrandon18, @ll_exile_ll, @veggiesbro, @pyrodactyl, and maybe some new blood in the mix. Although I still don't think @mech4399 or @kingdead6501 will be interested in Trials. Though I might have some new personal family to do Raids, etc with us. My cousin may get Destiny 2 at launch and my sister's fiance wants to buy 2 consoles for both him and her to play Destiny 2 together as they will be married by then. My sister is terrible at games though so it may be rough on those runs, haha. The soon to be brother in law is a good dude though. Hopefully we can get enough people in BBB that we can finally start to form multiple Raid groups like I've always wanted, especially now that rewards are given to the clan based on how active they are with activities.

Also, needing some youngin's is right. I think at Destiny's launch all of us admins will be over 30 now, right? I'm pretty sure either me or you are the youngest and I'm about to hit the big 3-0.

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#10 Edited by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

FYI PC players, Bungie just announced Blizzard account authentication is live. So anyone that wants to join up with BatmanBatmanBatman PC can now do so. Here is the help article at Bungie.net about it.

Edit: I've linked my Blizzard Account personally. It appears this will allow you to join Groups on Bungie.net with your Blizzard account, but you will still not be able to join (Groups can also still not create them anyways) Clans, as you have yet to start a Blizzard Destiny Profile, unlike what PSN/XBLA players have with Destiny 1 currently. They did recently talk about how Clan Feature will be talked about and restructured for Destiny 2 following the Beta next week. So hopefully I can update you guys as we find out more information. This is a good first step though for potential PC players. You can sign up with a Bungie.net account and join Groups now.

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#11 Posted by OmniscientCajun (165 posts) -

I remember joining LF NA East 2 close to launch, then moving to LF NA Central because they were active, then switching to Cerberus Wolves, all within the first few months of D1's release, though honestly kind of preferring random LFG/fireteams groups. It's not because I've had bad experiences with GB gaming groups in Destiny or other games, I don't know I've just always felt a little shy/weird about dropping in on a community that I'm largely a lurker within (as evidenced by my roughly 10ish forum posts a year).

I dropped the game shortly before Dark Below came out, and only picked it back up in August of 2015 because some friends asked me if I wanted to play with them. I did. A lot. The Taken King occupied the vast majority of my Q4 2015 gaming time, and I played fairly regularly all the way through the first 6 weeks of Age of Triumph. Pretty much the only thing I never did was go flawless - nowhere close. I got 6 wins once but seeing as I only play with my clan and I'm the only +1 K/D in it, we just play to have fun. I put nearly 1000 hours into D1 and I think I've closed the book on it. But I'm itching to tear the cover off of Destiny 2!

I'm in a smallish clan - 10-12 players with varying commitment/regularity - with some friends I've known for a long time and some friends I only met through said clan. I won't be leaving it. But I often play more than the rest of my buddies. So I joined the GB Destiny Discord and I'm available for some ol' fashioned guardian good times. It may take me a hot minute to warm up to new voices and new friends, but I'll get there. Can't wait for next week and September 6th.

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#12 Posted by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

@omniscientcajun: That's awesome that you found a group of guys to play with. Those intimate groups are the best, especially when they are active. I mean NA Central (BBB) started out that way too and most of the admins there were apart of those first Vault of Glass Raiding groups. Needless to say we are all pretty close, and pretty close to the Dot RU guys as well. I would never even think of picking up players like yourself in BatmanBatmanBatman, but that is why we've added tools like the 100.io, Discord, and PS4 Community, so that players like yourself, who would like to be involved with others here at Giantbomb can, even if you already are in a great clan or want to remain clanless for whatever reason. Hopefully with Destiny 2's release some of those tools will be more widely used because I've honestly had the best time within Destiny while playing with other Giantbomb folks, and having access to larger groups of us is nothing but a good thing.

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#13 Posted by OmniscientCajun (165 posts) -

@hestilllives19: Thanks, lives! I'm staring at my download progress for the beta right now and with all the IGN videos today, I'm dying to jump into the fray. And thanks for all you and the other community leaders do to be inclusive and inviting to players of varying circumstances and ability to commit.

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#14 Posted by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

Clan Migration starts tomorrow. I will be updating BatmanBatmanBatman clan's as soon as it is possible and making those updates here, as well as all of the changes made to clans in general.

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#15 Edited by Gooddoggy (515 posts) -

@hestilllives19: Thanks for being on the ball with this stuff ahead of launch; I needed a new clan ahead of 2.

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#16 Posted by mmmmspaghetti (5 posts) -

Hey everyone, anyone have any idea as to how active the GB community will be for D2 on xbox? I have both ps4 and Xone and I was planning on getting it for Xbox because I have a few friends that play it on there but I was hoping to supplement those friends with some Duders. Anyone on here playing on xbox?

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#17 Posted by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

@mmmmspaghetti: I know when launches happen for Destiny a lot of people jump on for all of the consoles. It's largest on PS4, but we've seen a lot of posts in the past for Xbox. We previously didn't really have much of a place for that group of people because all of the Clan Leaders here are on PS4, but now that we have an official Xbox group for Destiny 2's launch I'm hoping it will be pretty active. I'm assuming that activity on all consoles will start to pick up in late August and especially in early September right before and after launch on the 6th. Feel free to go ahead and join BatmanBatmanBatman Xbox and have your friends as well if they need a Clan so you guys can get rewards together for finishing tasks in Destiny 2. The links are at the top of this Post. I think there are already a little over 20 people there from Xbox One.

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#18 Edited by Zevvion (5941 posts) -

Cerberus Wolves is now accepting new clan members. The clan will stay at or under 100 people for the time being. To sign up, sent me a message here on Giant Bomb or reply to me in this thread. Thanks.

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#19 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (6351 posts) -

@zevvion said:

Cerberus Wolves is now accepting new clan members. The clan will stay at or under 100 people for the time being. To sign up, sent me a message here on Giant Bomb or reply to me in this thread. Thanks.

Count me in, please.

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#20 Posted by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

Just an FYI...

For anyone desiring to join a Clan, all you need to do is follow the link next to the name of your desired Clan above. At their Group Page on Bungie.net just choose join if you already have your matching PSN, XBLA, or Blizzard account linked to your Bungie.net account. If you have multiple accounts linked with Bungie.net (like myself who has all 3 linked), go ahead and join the appropriate clans via the appropriate accounts. So if you plan to play Destiny 2 on PS4, join either BatmanBatmanBatman PS4 or Cerberus Wolves and choose Set As Clan For Playstation Account. If you plan to play on Xbox One, join BatmanBatmanBatman Xbox and choose Set As Clan For Xbox Account. If you plan to play on PC, choose to join BatmanBatmanBatman PC and just join the group for now. When it becomes available you should be able to Set As Clan For Blizzard Account, but it is currently unavailable.

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#21 Edited by Zevvion (5941 posts) -

@spaceinsomniac: You have to go to the clan page and request entry into the group. After you are accepted into the group, you have to request entry into the clan. Once you're in the clan, you're part of Cerberus Wolves for Destiny 2.

Our clan is migrating to a full clan, which means you will receive rewards based on the activities of other clanmembers. It also means the group will be deleted with anyone in it, so make sure you're in the clan and not just the group.

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#22 Edited by BeardDuder (165 posts) -

Stoked to have WAY more destiny to play! I joined up on the PS4 and PC groups.

Chancely_S on PS4 and BeardDuder on B.net

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#23 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (6351 posts) -

@zevvion: Done. At least the group request. Thanks for the info.

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#24 Edited by AcidBrandon18 (1339 posts) -

Is the LincolnForce.ru clan still going? If not I'd be down to join one of the larger clans.

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#25 Posted by Zevvion (5941 posts) -
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#26 Edited by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

@zevvion: @acidbrandon18: That would be a better question for @ll_exile_ll but to my knowledge they still are planning to. There was talk at one time about them just joining BatmanBatmanBatman (and making some of you guys Admins in BBB) if they ever added in game loot for activities but that was years ago that I talked with Veggies, Pyro, and Exile about that (if you guys still want to do that it's fine with me, just allows us all to get better rewards as I know you guys will be Raiding/Trials etc). The reason I didn't list Dot RU on here is because you guys are a pretty private clan that mainly consists of just your Raid Group. If Exile wants you guys listed here I'm more than happy to add you guys, I just didn't want you to get a ton of pending clanmates when you didn't want/need them. I'm sure Exile will do the Clan Migration stuff for Dot RU just like Zevvion and I did, but either way, you guys should be in the catagory of players with a larger % in the clan than in the group so you will automatically become a Destiny 2 clan on August 23rd. Lincoln Force Dot RU is also listed on the Giantbomb Clans page as one of the linked clans just like it always was, so that will still be there even after the Alliance system is removed. If you or any of the other RU guys have trouble with any of this just hit me up here or on PSN.

Edit: I just looked, I'm the only non Clanmember in Dot RU.

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#27 Posted by dafdiego777 (292 posts) -

signed up for the pc group. excited to check out D2 on pc when the beta comes out.

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#28 Edited by pyrodactyl (4154 posts) -

@acidbrandon18 said:

Is the LincolnForce.ru clan still going? If not I'd be down to join one of the larger clans.

Everyone played the beta on pre orders so we're definitely still a thing. We're going to see how the clan specific loot shakes out and if we're forced to merge with other GB clans to get the most out of it. My guess is we'll be fine. I don't expect Bungie to balance the clan loot system around clans of hundreds of active players.

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#29 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (2934 posts) -

@pyrodactyl: @acidbrandon18: @hestilllives19:

I migrated the clan to a Destiny 2 clan. However, like Pyro said, once they reveal how clan rewards work we can move to one of the other GB clans if it would be beneficial to do so.

Also, we can change our clan name to something else if the group wants. The dot ru thing was just a riff on Game Bomb because we weren't one of the "official" Lincoln Force clans, none of which really exist in any meaningful way anymore.

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#30 Edited by dodgyc (111 posts) -

Was (and still am) part of the Lincoln Force EU clan on PS4. Love having the [BOMB] clan attached to my username so I thought I'd sign up to BatmanBatmanBatman this time around and see how it goes!

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#31 Edited by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

@dodgyc: Glad to have you, though I do want to make note that most of us in BatmanBatmanBatman are Americans and thus play around US timezones (specifically mostly Central US, several Eastern though). It may be harder for you to group with us during the week (since you said you were previously in the EU clan). At the same time Cerberus Wolves has a lot of guys in European Timezones. This is mostly because @zevvion is from the Netherlands and I'm in Oklahoma, so clanmates just kind of gravitated those directions. Neither of us care which Clan you join, I'm just trying to make sure you make the choice that best suites your playtime, because having a Clan you are never able to play with defeats the purpose a bit.

Note: This is only for the PS4 Clans, as BatmanBatmanBatman are the only Clans (Groups in PC's case since Bungie hasn't allowed PC Clans yet, I assume this will become available on Wednesday after Migration) currently for PC and Xbox One.

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#32 Posted by JJBSterling (569 posts) -

So I got an email a few days ago about clan migration and rewards so I'm not sure what I should do. I'm pretty sure I'm still a member of Lincoln Force NA 1 but I'm not sure how active it still is or anything (I stopped playing Destiny 1 before the first expansion). When I was playing the beta for Destiny 2 I don't think I saw a single person in the clan members list that was playing it.

I'm usually not very active in a lot of online social clans/groups because I have anxieties about a lot of those interactions but I want to try to be better about that when Destiny 2 comes around so I can have people to play the end-game content with this time around.

So with that in mind I'm basically wondering if I should switch clans now or will the Lincoln Force one have an increase of members? Should I just wait until the game launches or will I be penalized/miss out on the "shared rewards" for being in a clan that the email referred to?

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#33 Posted by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

@jjbsterling: The Lincoln Force series of Clans has been dead since about December of 2014 if I'm being honest, or around the time the very first DLC Dark Below dropped. Due to the automatic rules set in place, if @fattony12000 doesn't come back and set all of those Clans to Clans rather than Groups, every single one of them will convert into Groups due to the fact that less than 50% of the Group Members are also Clan Members. So as far as I can tell, none of those Clans will even be Clans come Destiny 2. The reason those Clans are not listed above, even though they were the original Destiny Clans, is because they are pretty abandoned with zero leadership and are also locked Clans, meaning joining requires @fattony12000's approval who I don't think has been around much in the past year. This is one of the main reasons why BatmanBatmanBatman PS4 is both set to Open (anyone can join without request at anytime) and has 7 Admins other than myself in case I disappear from Destiny down the road for some reason. I highly recommend these both to be the case for any Giantbomb Clans as well. As far as what to do for you, I would highly suggest joining one of the above Clans that suits your needs. If those fill up (there is only space for 100 Clanmates per Clan), which they will likely do around launch, we will figure something out, which will most likely involve asking other Guardians around here to step up and start their own Clans for Destiny to fill that void. I hope this answers your question.

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#34 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (6351 posts) -

@jjbsterling: The Lincoln Force series of Clans has been dead since about December of 2014 if I'm being honest, or around the time the very first DLC Dark Below dropped. Due to the automatic rules set in place, if @fattony12000 doesn't come back and set all of those Clans to Clans rather than Groups, every single one of them will convert into Groups due to the fact that less than 50% of the Group Members are also Clan Members. So as far as I can tell, none of those Clans will even be Clans come Destiny 2. The reason those Clans are not listed above, even though they were the original Destiny Clans, is because they are pretty abandoned with zero leadership and are also locked Clans, meaning joining requires @fattony12000's approval who I don't think has been around much in the past year. This is one of the main reasons why BatmanBatmanBatman PS4 is both set to Open (anyone can join without request at anytime) and has 7 Admins other than myself in case I disappear from Destiny down the road for some reason. I highly recommend these both to be the case for any Giantbomb Clans as well. As far as what to do for you, I would highly suggest joining one of the above Clans that suits your needs. If those fill up (there is only space for 100 Clanmates per Clan), which they will likely do around launch, we will figure something out, which will most likely involve asking other Guardians around here to step up and start their own Clans for Destiny to fill that void. I hope this answers your question.

Out of curiosity, once a clan is set to private / invite needed, can it be set back to open again?

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#35 Posted by JJBSterling (569 posts) -

@hestilllives19: Alright, thanks! Not sure which I want to join between BatmanBatmanBatman or Cerberus Wolves right now, though. I'll try to figure it out ahead of the rush of people before launch.

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#36 Edited by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

@spaceinsomniac: We will see Wednesday about all of the changes they implement but currently yes you can change the privacy setting on the fly (BatmanBatmanBatman PS4 was glitched for awhile where it was set to Open but was requesting approvals, that was very annoying), and I don't think that feature will change at all. Though all of this is a wait and see type of thing over the next couple days. I'm pretty excited to get my hands on the toolset and stuff they are updating to on Wednesday, hopefully it will be better. Also, it is likely the BatmanBatmanBatman PC group will remain a group and the Blizzard Clan features will be added at that time. What that means for us is I will have to recreate a Clan based on that same name. The only changes being that those 10 people currently in the Group will need to join the Clan and then I will delete that Group and redirect the links here to that new Clan. Should be rather simple.

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#37 Posted by Zereta (1526 posts) -

I'm trying to find the clans but can't seem to locate them. Trying to join up with BatmanBatmanBatman PS4 for Destiny 2.

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#38 Edited by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

@zereta: Sorry about that, since Clan Migration happened today, it looks like those links are now broken because those Clans have moved to different locations. I'll try to fix them as soon as I can.

Update: So I updated the links for The Murder Birds (my PS4 clan that was previously BatmanBatmanBatman PS4), BatmanBatmanBatman Xbox, and Giantbomb Clans. Since I was removed from Cerberus Wolves as only a Group Member and the search function is broken, @zevvion will have to either post or send me their direct link to Bungie.net so I can re-link it. Same thing for @ll_exile_ll, who you can just PM me it if you don't want it posted anywhere but still want the link on the Giantbomb Clans page. I will update those accordingly.

Update 2: It finally allowed me to create a PC Clan. I made it a stupid name (The Dandy Lions) though so I'll be taking suggestions from those in the Clan before Destiny 2 launches. I'll send out invites to those PC players in the old Group and another player who joined the PS4 group.

Update 3: I figured out the links for both Cerberus Wolves and Dot RU. They were updated accordingly so links should be working now.

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#39 Posted by Zereta (1526 posts) -

@hestilllives19: Thanks! You're doing good work, man! Looking forward to Destinying with you guys.

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#40 Posted by Bollard (7915 posts) -

I think I was in that old Lincoln Force EU group, but I've sent a request to Cerberus Wolves now from my PS4 account. Looking forward to the release!

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#41 Posted by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

If anyone wants to start a new PS4 Clan (preferably US based) let me know. The Murder Birds are full and Cerberus Wolves is near capacity as well (only 20 spots left). PM me if you are interested in this.

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#43 Posted by Thevamp25 (294 posts) -
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#44 Posted by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

TheVamp25 started a new Clan, The Kessler Corps. The link is above for anyone that wants to join since we are full with The Murder Birds and Cerberus Wolves is getting pretty full.

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#45 Posted by aktivity (404 posts) -

Looks like I'm late for the PC clan.

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#46 Posted by Darkaileron (95 posts) -

I waited until I tried all versions of the game before even thinking of a clan... bummer. I'm going to track this thread in case someone opens up another PC clan.

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#47 Posted by POLLIWOG (34 posts) -

Sad to see that I'm too late to join the PC clan.

If anyone wants to add me for Destiny 2 on PC feel free to: POLLIWOG #1848

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#48 Posted by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -
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#49 Edited by Hestilllives19 (1111 posts) -

Hey guys, just a little update, I made some major changes to how our 100.io Groups work now that the site has updated Private groups to have unlimited Members. Here is that new information that is update in the original post now.

Giant Bomb Destiny LFG Group: 100.io - Now that 100.io has updated their site (not sure when they did this, but Private Groups are no longer capped at 100 like they were when I created the PS4, Xbox One, and PC groups. I think it will be beneficial to now just use one 100.io group for Raiding and LFG purposes for Destiny 2, players will just have to pay closer attention to the platform Sessions were created as. But hopefully this will get more of us together in one place rather than 3. 100.io is a great tool to schedule Raids in advance, so please use it, especially since it being Private means it will only ever be other Giant Bomb folks you are playing with.

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#50 Posted by punisherkaos (366 posts) -

Is this gonna be like the first game were u can't join clans in game and u have to do it on bungies site? And if u were previously in a clan for the first game will it carry over? Sorry iv'e been outta the loop for destiny for a long time now but am planning on jumping back in for the second game.

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