So far, 2015 has seen the reopening of TR, FSK, TMC, 'The', and also the relocation from RS3 to OSRS by Downfall (with others looking to make the switch also). There is currently talk of a possible reopening of TT, although that testing of the waters is still in its very early stages and it is considered unlikely to snowball into a genuine revival, but time will tell. It would be great to see TT reopen, but the same could be said of other clans, too.
If you think it's impractical to explore the reopening of your clan, you might be wrong - I know I was. I had to be talked into it and I truly did not believe that over 50 TR would return to the game for our reopening with even more on the way. It had been three years since closure and people had moved on/didn't think too highly of the game anymore, yet here we are. We have rekindled, reformed and we are very much enjoying being a part of the clan world again. You can do that, too.
As for the game itself, OSRS is doing very well 2.5 years in and is not the mere nostalgia trip that people feared it might be. There are now upwards of 45-50k people playing it at peak times on weekends (more than the dysfunctional RS3) and even more than that at some points of the year. The game is slowly but surely growing and attracting new players, even if it probably won't ever reach the 300k log-ins of times long since passed. Regardless, OSRS has plenty of longevity and is worth coming back for. It is also community driven in its updates, thus meaning Jagex can't break the game (again) due to all updates requiring a 75% approval rating in a poll in order to be passed.
Have you been playing MOBAs, the latest FPS games or even other MMOs in recent years? If so, it's understandable if you look at OSRS and see it as a dated game. It is, but was it ever about the game itself? If you were in a clan, chances are it was the camaraderie with your clan mates, the thrill of the hunt in the wilderness and competing with other clans that kept you playing for so long. Fact is, you can enjoy all of that again and more, just as we are. If you would like more information about the NMZ mini-game and how you can utilise it in order to get your clan leveled up again quickly, feel free to PM me on forums, on IRC or in-game.
If you decide to reassemble your clan, I guarantee that you will be able to potentially add x years of new chapters to your clan's history. If this letter even encourages the reopening of -1- clan that otherwise wouldn't have done so, I'll be very happy. Just remember: If TR did it, why can't you?
Hope to see you on the battlefield in the not-too-distant future.
- Teucrates, Pow, Icebear951 and 17 others like this