I understand you said this doesn't apply to all clans, but it's pretty farfetched.What I'm about to say isn't true of every online clan (there are some really great ones), but it's true of a lot of them:
1) They attract younger players. Many players who are too young to be able to travel consistently. This isn't a bad thing in itself, but it leads to some of the following:
2) Clans in 'clan wars' bicker incessantly over the smallest things.. There is a lot of e-pride jockeying for things that don't really make a difference. After seeing hundreds of pages of clans arguing over supremacy and trying to prove e-dominance on MKU (as well as people from clans that have treated me with superiority complex online), I have a sour taste in my mouth about the whole 'online clan battles' situation.
3) A lot of clans impose silly rules, for the sake of having rules. Again this isn't every clan; but if you populate your team with good, mature people who know how to conduct themselves, you don't need a charter of 50 rules. Again, a lot of this has to do with having younger players that need to be 'reigned in'.
It's not hard being a Clan Leader. It's annoying at times, but not hard. I'll tell you the most annoying thing:I've often wondered, especially with clans like STB and C88 who have such a complex structure, how much work goes into running a clan like that? I know it can't be easy, I'm just curious how much time in a given month the clan leaders put into running them. I have a lot of respect for those guys, I can be hard to deal with all the e-peens out there, not to mention organizing the chaos that can be wars...dealing with divas who think they should be in a higher squad or whatever. lol damn, just writing this makes me glad I'm not a clan creator/leader. mad respect.
What's a day in the life of a clan leader
http://testyourmight.com/threads/nrf-nether-realm-fighters-official-team-thread.34613/Ive tried to join a couple clans, 2 of which say "you wont get in just based on skill" but yet here i am, clanless. I have been told i have potential but i lack basic fundamentals which would make me a better player and have also been told "ill help you with fundamentals" but yet here i am still lacking fundamentals which ive tried to research and found nothing. Maybe im looking in the wrong places, idk. Is here anyone out there that would be willing to help me out? Im a very fast learner and learn best when things are explained/shown.
Through trials and tribulations you may have what it takes, if you are on XBL send me a message and I can show you the path to being in RM. I do take bribes.I see a lot of mention in this thread from people being interested in possibly joining a clan. Though RM has become mostly an Offline team. We still have a great online experience for those who can't travel, or live places where offline is scarce.
If you're interested in trying out for RM, message @AK RM Blake on here. Or visit the RM prospect thread.