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Information on starting a club.
How to join a club.
The public view of a club.
The private view of a club.
How club donations work.
How club ranks work.
How club rules work.
Quitting a club.
Searching for clubs is similar to searching for horses. You can specify few or many conditions to narrow the search as you see fit. When you click the clubs button in the main menu, it actually performs a search for all of your clubs, and this can be mimiced by calling up the search screen and just checking the "My Clubs Only" box before searching. Besides that, there are several options you can use to narrow the search.
First, you may search for the name of the club, or the exact name if you wish to speed up the search, just as you would when searching for other ranches.
There are also several filters that search based on how the club rules are set up. You may search for clubs that require players to have horses of certain kinds before they enter. You may search for clubs that require players to have horses of a certain class, or horses with a certain minimum grade, or even search for clubs designed for individual breeds. When the club owner sets up the rules, she can specify a set of individual breeds and classes that will be allowed into the club. She can even specify a minimum horse level for applicants, and a minimum cash amount in the player's account before they're allowed to enter the club.
After clicking the search button, a list of clubs will appear, and for each of them, you may click on "View" to go to either the public view of the club, or the private view of the club if you happen to be in this club. You may also click on "Owner" to view the owner's ranch.
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Starting a club
You may start a club if you have enough tokens. It is expensive, but that's to encourage players to make a few active clubs, rather than many inactive clubs. Currently it costs 2000 tokens to start a club.
Starting a club is quite easy. First, click on the club search button in the main menu, and then click on the "Create" button in the upper right corner of your club list. This will bring up the club start GUI and from there, all you have to do is enter the name of the club, and then check the box that says you must check it, and click "Start Club". At that point, you will be taken to the club private view where you can begin managing the club.
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Joining a club
In order to join a club, you must apply and be accepted. Some clubs require that prospective members be sponsored by an existing member, and some clubs may not be accepting members at all.
To sponsor someone, go to their ranch public view page and click on sponsor. A list of clubs where you can be a sponsor for that person will appear. These are essentially clubs where you can sponsor people and they aren't already members.
To apply to join a club, search for the club and view the club's public information page. Click on the apply button and if the club doesn't require applicants to be sponsored, and the club is accepting new members, you will be able to apply. If you've already applied, you may update your essay.
The club application is pretty straightforward. In it, you write an essay on whatever the club says you should write the essay on, and if they haven't then probably it's good to write about why you want to join the club and how you would be good for the club. This essay will be visible to all members of the club who wish to view your application, and they can even make comments on it that can be viewed by other members of the club.
The club members who are of high enough rank (as set by the club leader) can then vote on whether or not you will be admitted to the club. The clubs can also have rules about what percentage vote of eligible members you need to get in or have your application declined. If the club rules are set up in a certain way, then the club owner may even have the option of force accepting or force denying applications.
To vote on a club application, go to the private club page for the club in question and click on the "Apps." button. That will bring up the applications for the club that are currently pending and whether or not you've voted on those applications in question.
If you are the club owner and you've set the rules up correctly, then the owner of the club can force approve and force deny applications. This also includes possibilities where someone was denied but their application was visible and the owner decides to approve it. It also means that if the owner force approves and application, then that member is not required to follow the entrance rules like having enough money or having a horse of a certain type.
There is an exception to this force-adding and voting. Because players can be sponsored and because they can then be voted into the club (or force-added by the owner), players must view and either submit, or at least have started their own club application before they can be admitted. This is to prevent players from sponsoring then adding other players to their clubs without the admittee knowing about it.
There are other rules such as not allowing members to join more than one club. This restriction that can be set by the club owner in the rules makes it so that if you attempt to join a club that makes its members be exclusive, you won't be able to join. Also, if you're already in an exclusive club, you won't be able to join another.
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Public View of a Club
Even if you're not a member of a club, you can still get a sense of what the club is about by viewing the public information about a club. This is essentially a small subset of what information the members get, but it does give you a sense of the rules at least.
The public view of a club lists the owner of the club, and it allows you to see what the rules of the club are. The very first pieces of information you will see at the top of the rules page are the entrance fee to get into the club and the turn fee that club members must pay each turn they take. BE CAREFUL of these numbers because if they're too high, you might have to pay a lot of money to be in this club. Those rules are probably the most important thing on the page since they will give you a sense of what the club is about. The top rules are things related to how the club is run, and it will give you a feeling for how much or how little authority the club owner gives to others.
The bottom of the rules list is a set of admission requirements. They are things like whether you can be in more than one club, how much money you have, and most importantly what kind of horse you need to get in. Pay attention to those requirements since you must meet those requirements to get into the club. It's also important to note if the club requires sponsors for new applicants and whether or not the club is even accepting new members.
The middle of the page then has a button where you can apply for membership. Sometimes it may not be visible if the club is not accepting members or if you need a sponsor to apply for the club membership.
The bottom of the page is a description of the club that can give you an idea of what the club is about.
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Private View of a Club
The private view of a club gives members of that club detailed information about the state of their club. For people who are not the owner, there are several buttons available.
First, club members can view the owner's ranch. They can also view the member list of the club, as well as the list of horses and items currently stored in the club stables and warehouse. Depending on their rank within the club, they may also be given the option of giving out or taking items and horses from the club.
The club's private view also has a short message of the day (MOTD) that the owner can change if she wishes.
Club members may also view any applications that are pending for club membership. Members may view the applications and vote on them, and they may also make comments about the applications if they wish. These comments are stored with the application, and the comments that are made can be seen by all and have the commentor's name with them. Also, if you are the owner of the club and have set the rules of the club up to do this, then you can also force add and/or force deny an application. Note: Force add overrides denied applications, so even if someone was denied, if their application is still in existence, the owner may be able to come by and force add it. Also, the force deny option is regardless of how the voting is going at the moment.
It may also be possible for club members to create events specifically for this club by clicking the "Create" button. These events do count against the creator's turn limit for making events, and the creator also has to pay the entry fee, but the events will be limited to club members only.
The club also has a bulletin board that players can view by clicking on the "Board" button.
Then, members may view the club rules. If the viewer is also the owner of the club, then she may edit the rules by using the update button on the rules view screen.
Finally, the club's description is at the bottom of the page. The owner of the club, of course, may change the descriptionif she wishes by clicking the "Edit" button directly above the description.
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Club members can have ranks from 1-5, with 5 being the owner of the club. The club owner can set certain rules so that members of different ranks can do things. The way it's set up is that when the owner sets a rule for a certain rank to be able to do something, then anyone of that rank and above can do whatever that action is. The names of the ranks can also be set by the club owner when she is updating the rules of the club.
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Each club has rules that can be set by the club owner that allow different ranks of club members to do different things.
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Quitting a Club
If you find you want to leave a club, you have the option of quitting. To do this, click on the "Quit Club" button in the bottom left side of the club's private page. In order to do this, you must enter your player id backwards into the box next to the quit button.
If you are the owner of the club, you can still quit. If you want the club's leadership to pass to someone specific, put their correct forward player id in the box where you put your backwards player id, with a space between the words. If you don't care who runs the club after you leave, then the new leader of the club will be chosen by filtering two ways. First, all people of the highest rank in the club will be chosen, then from within that group of highest-ranking people, the earliest person to join will be chosen. Note: This means that if the first person to join after the club owner is rank 2 and the most recent is the only rank 4, then the person who will run the club is the rank 4, even though other people were in the club longer.
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