I'm a bit baffled by what goes through some people's minds and so I would like to express my thought process thoroughly so that maybe I can ingrain a sense of reality.
Face it, I have already accepted the fact that Demigod is not going to boom a long time ago. It is currently a dying game, and the 1.3 patch may revive the game for a bit longer, but I doubt it'll keep it alive for long. As the release of StarCraft II is fast approaching, I believe many players will get sucked into that game, pack their bags and go; my current friends included. It's happening right now and the demise of DG is pretty much inevitable.
So I had 2 choices, leave the game altogether and actually focus on school, or try and keep what's already left of Demigod for as long as possible. Clearly with the establishment of OMG, I have chosen the 2nd option.
Demigod was the first online game I've ever played and it will probably be my last. I've been trying out games here and there but I've been careful not to get sucked in. While I seem extremely active on the forums, I'm usually doing 20 things at once because real life always catches up to me - so it's probably best that I stick to one game and only one game.
However, what I did learn from Demigod was that people are actually pretty nice. I remember picking up counterstrike for 2 days until I decided to quit because all I got was some intense yelling from every player, which pretty much gave me a terrible impression of what the gaming community was like in general. DG has pretty much made me realize that it's not always like that. I've come to meet some of the most interesting people from around the world and even made some new facebook friends, and we all know from South Park that facebook friends = real friends. HAH!
With that said, my hope with this clan is to keep the game alive, keep it going. That's why I've kept the recruitment requirement very light. Being part of this clan does not mean that you are forced to stick with these people and only play games with these people. You can play with whomever you want whenever you want. If you want to stick with a certain group of members, that's fine. I'm being realistic here, I highly doubt that a small clan with a bunch of strong players will last very long. Sure it might help inflate your ego for a few weeks, but after that it'll just end up stashed away and forgotten as the player base continues to die off.
This clan will also not last if we let our egos get to us. Thinking that you're better than everyone will get you no where. I understand that some people want to feel like they're the best, but what's so impressive about being the best in a game where you have less than 200 active players. It's impressive in HoN or StarCraft with a large player base, but come on, this doesn't even come close. You also don't need a clan to tell people you're good, if you're good everyone will know anyway with or without a clan tag.
So my personal request is for everyone to put aside their differences, put aside our egos, and all aim for one goal: to keep Demigod alive. Yes it won't be easy. Just tonight we had 5 game crashes in a row, which left everyone agitated and they all ran off to another game or to bed. But hey, we're all a bit masochistic if we're still here after months of desyncs, lags, disconnects and bugs. I've been here since the 3rd week of release and I still remember how I had to host "3v3 CAN/US East" games because it just wasn't even possible to play with any other region. We couldn't play with Favour items for like the first two months. I also remember how everyone complained that regulus was too OP in the beginning - and wanted his mines to do less damage. Erebus used to deal 900 damage with bite, and cost almost no mana to use. Heart of Life only costed 4200 gold, and everyone used it. It used to take 1 second to lock a flag so it was much harder to stun. I used to think I was cool walking around with a 92% win rate and a 50 game win streak cause it was just that easy back then. Ah, sweet sweet memories.
Let's try and juice out what is left of Demigod and keep it alive for as long as possible. I still enjoy playing with all of you and while the game has gone stale for me months ago, the people here are just totally awesome that I just can't leave.
(Sorry for the long post. I will try to shorten it as much as possible in the future.)