Being a clan isnt as much about the gaming as it is the community, my CS clan is on source not 1.6. But if we were i still wouldnt recruit you as your initial post put across a bad impression and you only get one first impression im afriad.
Many wont ask for a fee but some will thats only fair if you join a clan you are getting 24/7 access to their server and the rights for matches, you have to pay your doos to a sports club for games its not different for computer gaming clubs, some dont charge(we dont) but we dont have a permanent server we have to run, some clans its handled by a few of the group usuallly the main clan.
But to get in a clan there are two ways basically:
1. You get together with a group of like minded firends that all play your games of choice and you set up your own(thats how these things start).
2. You prove yourself to be either a very valuable player, or a good player but also a good laugh and wiling to contribute to the group, the ability to do both is always preferable.
Joining a clan unless you know the members well is generally frowned on, its an invite thing usually either during a recruiting period made known or just in general as a clan looks for good members, all clans need some sort of commitment, im my own clan we used to have training nights but lives got in the way, im at uni ones at college ones in India but during summers and off time when were all available we still get together even online or in real life at lan parties.
Starjax heres a surf map pack on here: http://www.fileplane...nfo/Half-Life--
I cant say i like surf maps, i prefer the more realistic ones, and nothing beats some of the still jawdroppingly good looking maps from valve old ones and new.