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  1. Ares Gaming Fraternity

    ARES is a mature military realism gaming fraternity. ARES was the Greek god of war, and we take pride in naming our fraternity after the deity of death and destruction. We’re doing something different with the military tactical gaming experience and we can guarantee that what our group of elite gamers has to offer can’t be found anywhere else. Note: Our new website is currently under construction so join us in our TeamSpeak 3 server. If you’re looking for effective communication, our fraternity teaches it, along with real world military tactics that work in the game. However, we’re not a “yes sir, no sir” clan. “Military realism” comes into play on the battlefield and in the rank system we use. To put it simply, excellence in teamwork and tactical competence are our top priorities. So long as you do your job in the field, then you will be respected back in the rec-room. Our Squad gaming servers are among the highest performance in the world and our fraternity is open to gamers from all over the globe. We've invested in top dollar servers to ensure that you have the ultimate experience. ARES’ fully customized TeamSpeak 3 server features an icon system that displays a fraternity member’s country, rank, clan medals achieved and training sessions completed. Hands down, ARES has the best TeamSpeak any clan has to offer. Stop by our TeamSpeak 3 server to find out more about us. No matter what time of day it is, there’s almost always someone online! You can download a free TeamSpeak 3 client at TeamSpeak.com (you don't have to sign up for anything, just click "Downloads" at the top of the size and download the client for your operating system). COPY & PASTE: clanares.ts.nfoservers.com ARES welcomes absolutely anyone and everyone to join our fraternity, no matter what your K/D ratio or skill level is, with only a few simple requirements. We are a thriving community of first class gamers who enjoy a military realism environment. After all, we are playing war games, so we enjoy fulfilling our roles and duties like real soldiers, marines, airmen or sailors. We’ve joined together for some serious gaming action, and some serious butt kicking; the latter of which being something we are very good at! So, what does it mean to be a member of our fraternity? First, it means being part of one the most fun, entertaining, and enjoyable groups you’ve ever heard of, but let’s not get too excited yet. Yes, we offer medals, awards, ranks, scrimmages, inner clan battles, and all kinds of other cool stuff; but in order for that stuff to mean anything, you really have to want to be a member of ARES. Joining our organization is literally like becoming part of a fraternity. As such, it’s not an overnight task to make you one of us. Do you have what it takes to be a part of the fraternity? We’re looking for people willing to make a commitment over the next couple of months, or even years to grow and excel with our clan. Few people make it to the point of being a true fraternity brother Not because of their kill/death ratio or any other factor to do with their stats, but because they are not serious team players. Our fraternity is full of dedicated people who put a ton of time and effort into literally giving away some of the best tactics in the FPS gaming community. Due to this, we naturally want to ensure that the people we recruit have a good grip on what they can expect to gain by joining us, but it’s also important that recruits know what we expect of them in return. We guarantee you will learn new things, improve your game play, and become part of a group that thrives on the power of teamwork and communication. There is no elite club within our fraternity, every member is just as important as the next. Simply being a member of our fraternity puts you in the elite club. Don’t be confused though, because ARES is not looking to just hand out our secrets to anyone, or just let any old random be a part of our group. ARES is a gaming community which has no need for fly-by-night players who just want to take our help and run. We are looking for players to join and stick with us for a while, because after all, we are going to put a lot of energy into making you a better player. It’s not fair to us if you just take what you learn and never return. We can’t have a reliable team any other way, and we refuse to simply accept people who don’t truly want to be a part of a serious team. If you want to run with the best, you’re going to have to put forth the effort to prove you deserve it. That said, it’s so much fun you’ll be begging for more, but be forewarned. If you show that you really don’t want to be one of us, we don’t want you. ARES is a military realism fraternity, but we are not expressly a strict “yes sir” or “no sir” type of environment. However, when we get down and dirty on the battlefield, we expect every member to behave as if we were in the military. We expect all players to follow the orders of those above them in rank, and to jump into action at the drop of a hat for their squad leader or commanding player. If you are asked to suicide and spawn with a specific kit, we expect you to drop dead on the spot and return with what you were told to bring. We are not babysitters. We are a mature, adult group that functions as a seamless unit, not a bunch of mindless individuals. In order to dominate, it is absolutely critical that everyone work together and do so without hesitation. This is something we expect of you, but by making it an expectation for all members, we are able to guarantee this experience to all new recruits and long-term members alike. ARES is looking for the type of player who is not concerned with his kill death ratio or his personal stats. We are looking for the type of player who has a true desire to operate as part of an effective, organized, and deadly team. We are looking for players who understand or are willing to learn to use clear communication and superior tactics to overwhelm the enemy. We are looking for players who thoroughly comprehend the strength in organized teamwork, and are not afraid to pull their weight when instructed. We have no use for people who hesitate in the heat of action. We are looking for the kind of team players who get the job done. ARES is an amazingly fun fraternity to play with under any circumstance, but you’ll have to experience it to know it. The people that make up ARES are friendly, helpful, and more than willing to help you achieve more. As was stated before, our members will spend their precious free time teaching you everything we know about this game, including real world tactics that actually work in the game, with boots on the ground! However, we don’t want ARES to be all give and no take, so we certainly expect you to give a little dedication, in return for the same from us. We will show you things that we can guarantee you don’t know, because they are filtered down from literally hundreds of first-person shooter players, and we share this knowledge with our team to ensure that every member gets to be all he can be! What this means for you is that when you step onto the battlefield with ARES you are absolutely guaranteed to have a real dedicated team watching your back, as opposed to a bunch of random players who will simply ignore you. With ARES you don’t get a group of people who simply sit around on a Teamspeak server and shoot the breeze while gaming as individuals. Instead with ARES, you are guaranteed players who will not falter when it really counts. You are guaranteed players who will literally give everything they can for the team, and do so without blinking an eye. ARES is made up of people who get the job done by leading when it’s their turn to lead, and following when it’s their turn to follow. Are you a person who can follow orders when it is your turn to follow? Do you want to join a clan where domination is solely a product of their superior teamwork, tactics, and communication? Do you want to join a real community of good people who are at the absolute pinnacle of team play? Do you know how to get the job done at all costs because it’s what the team needs? Do you know how to act like a cog in a machine, rather than the typical random public players? If you do, you might just fit in with ARES. Just remember, there is no “I” in team. See you in Squad.
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