Bungie Help // Preparing Clans for Destiny 2

Preparing Clans for Destiny 2

The purpose of this process is to prepare existing Destiny communities for the new Clan features introduced in Destiny 2. A part of this process requires splitting the Group and Clan features of the Destiny Companion Web and Mobile App. Please see below for more information on preparing Clans for Destiny 2 and a list of frequently asked questions.

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Action Needed By Group Founders

Option: Upgrade Clan

Option: Remain A Group

Frequently Asked Questions

Starting on July 26, 2017, Group Founders will be presented with a support flow to help guide them through the process of preparing their Group and Clan for the new Destiny 2 Clan features. 

Action Needed by Group Founders

  • Only the Group Founders of Groups that have an associated Clan will be eligible to complete the process
  • Group Founders can visit their Clan homepage and choose the Edit Settings button on the banner at the top of the page to begin the process and choose one of the options described below
  • Group Founders will have until August 23, 2017 to choose their desired option
  • Every Group with an associated Clan will default to one of the two available options based on Clan membership as described below
  • Group Founders can change the selected option an unlimited number of times until August 23, 2017, at which time the currently selected option will go into effect

Options

Starting on July 26, 2017, Group Founders can choose one of two options for the Clan associated with their Group. The Group Founders can change the selected option an unlimited number of times until August 23, 2017, at which time the currently selected option will go into effect

Option A: Upgrade to a Destiny 2 Clan

This option is recommended for smaller communities (3 – 100) where the majority of Group members are also Clan members. If this is the currently selected option on August 23, 2017, the following will go into effect:

  • The associated Group will be deleted
  • The forum history and chat history of the Group will be transferred to the Destiny 2 Clan

Option B: Remain a Group

This option is recommended for large communities (100+) where most of the Group members are not also Clan members. If this is the currently selected option on August 23, 2017, the following will go into effect:

  • The Clan is deleted
  • The Clan Roster is removed
  • The Clan name is reserved to the user that was set as the Clan Founder
  • The forum and chat history will remain a part of the Group and will not be transferred with the Clan name reservation

Default Settings

To help prevent issues that may be caused by absent Group Founders, every Group with an associated Clan will default to one of the two available options based on Clan membership.

  • Groups with 50% or more of their members in the associated Clan will default to the “Upgrade to a Destiny 2 Clan” option which removes the Group and prepares the Clan for the new Destiny 2 Clan features
  • Groups with less than 50% of the members in the associated Clan will default to the “Remain a Group” option which preserves the Group, removes the Clan, and reserves the Clan name to the Clan Founder

Clan Name Reservations

For communities that chose to remain as a Group, the associated Clan name will be reserved for future use by the Clan Founder. If the “Remain a Group” option is the currently selected option on August 23, 2017, the following with go into effect:

  • The user currently designated as the Clan Founder will hold the Clan name reservation
  • The Clan name reservation can be used to create a new Destiny 2 Clan
  • The Clan name reservation will expire on September 20, 2017
  • The Clan will be considered newly created and will not retain or reference any of the Group’s forum or chat history

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions and answers regarding this topic.

>>When will Group Founders be able to choose one of the options?

On July 26, 2017, the Group Founders of Groups with an associated Clan will be notified via a banner at the top of their Clan homepages that they need to choose one of the options.

They will have until August 23, 2017 to decide which options they wish to choose. The Group Founder can change the selected option and change who is designated as the Clan Founder an unlimited number of times until August 23, 2017, after which the currently selected option and Clan Founder will become finalized.

>>What will happen on August 23, 2017 when the window for choosing an option closes?

On August 23, 2017, Bungie.net and the Destiny Companion Mobile App will undergo maintenance to apply the chosen options to existing Groups and Clans. Once Bungie.net and Destiny Companion services have been restored, Groups will no longer included Clan features. Additionally, some of the new Destiny 2 Clan features will be available on Bungie.net and the Companion App.

>>How can a Clan name reservation be redeemed?

If the “Remain a Group” options was chosen, the user that was designated as the Clan Founder when the process was finalized on August 23, 2017 will hold the Clan name reservation. To redeem the Clan name reservation, this user can simply create a new Clan with the reserved name. Any other user that attempts to create a Clan with the reserved name will receive an error message saying that the reserved Clan name is already in use.

>>When will Destiny 2 Clans have access to the new Destiny 2 Clan features?

On August 23, 2017, Bungie.net and the Destiny Companion Mobile App will undergo maintenance to apply the chosen options to existing Groups and Clans. Once Bungie.net and Destiny Companion services have been restored, some of the new Destiny 2 Clan features will be available on Bungie.net and the Companion App, such as the Clan mottos and Clan banners.

>>How will the conversion to Destiny 2 Clans on Bungie.net and the Companion App impact Destiny 1 and Legacy Console players?

On August 23, 2017, Bungie.net and the Destiny Companion Mobile App will undergo maintenance. At this time, Destiny 1 and the Legacy Consoles will no longer be able to access their Character data on Bungie.net or the Companion App. They will still be able to join, leave, interact, create, and delete Groups and Clans.

Players in Destiny 1 will still be able to see their Clan name, Clan tag, and Clan roster in-game. However, the new in-game Clan features introduced in Destiny 2 will not be available while playing Destiny 1. Additionally, players on the Legacy Consoles will not have access to the in-game Clan Roster feature introduced in Destiny: Rise of Iron.

>>How will the process impact Groups that have two associated Clans?

Group Founders for Groups that have more than one Clan will need to keep the follow information in mind while choosing one of the options for their Group:

  • The chosen option will apply to both Clans and cannot be set separately for the individual Clans
  • The Group Founder must designate Clan Founders for each Clan and each Clan is required to have a different user designated as the Clan Founder
  • The Group Founder can edit the Clan names and designated Clan Founders in the Clan Roster on Bungie.net

>>How will this process impact large communities that have more than one Group founded by one person?

All Groups with an associated Clan must go through the process that prepares them to become a Destiny 2 Clan. For these large communities with multiple Groups and Clans, it is recommended that the original Group (or Group with the most members) remains as a Group with the Clan name reserved for the user set as the Clan Founder, while the rest of the community’s Groups are converted to Clans.

Please note: Each Clan is required to have a different user designated as a Clan Founder. As such, the community leaders will need to accommodate this requirement in their plans for administering the various Groups and Clans after the conversion process.

>>What will happen if the Group Founder is absent or does not chose one of the available options by August 23, 2017?

Every Group with an associated Clan will default to one of the two options based on Clan Membership. As such, if a Group Founder is absent or has not chosen an option by August 23, 2017, an option will be chosen for the group based on the following criteria:

  • Groups with 50% or more of their members in the associated Clan will default to the “Upgrade to a Destiny 2 Clan” option which removes the Group and prepares the Clan for the new Destiny 2 Clan features
  • Groups with less than 50% of the members in the associated Clan will default to the “Remain a Group” option which preserves the Group, removes the Clan, and reserves the Clan name to the Clan Founder

>>Besides the split between Groups and Clans, what other changes will be introduced to Groups after August 23, 2017?

After August 23, 2017, Groups will no longer be accessible on the Destiny Companion Mobile App. All other Group functionality will remain available on Bungie.net.

>>How will the split between Groups and Clans impact Alliances?

Alliances will be disabled after Bungie.net and the Destiny Companion Mobile App undergo maintenance on August 23, 2017. The Alliance feature may be revisited at a future date.

Source: Bungie.net https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/46081

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