HNG meant a lot to me. It was the first organization that I created where everyone seemed to mesh pretty well together. Yes we had members that couldn’t get along with each other, but for the most part everything was great.
For those that don’t know, HNG started solely as a Call of Duty clan during Call of Duty: Ghosts. Everything was going well until Advanced warfare came out, at which point everyone started to drift apart.
I let the idea die for a year or two before trying to breath life back into it for Infinite Warfare. We were able to gain a little traction with that and Destiny 2 brought us back together for a little while longer.
We all thought that Call of Duty: WW2 was going to be our saving grace, and again for a little while it was. Time came to show however that our cohesion just wasn’t the same and everyone started slipping off and playing other games.
At this point, HNG is all but dead. I still talk to a few of the original members, but I have shut down our discord and basically closed the book on HNG. I definitely have some fond memories of that clan and will use the experience and learn from it when I actively start building a new organization.
There are several reasons that I feel we fell apart, but honestly one of the big ones is that there just isn’t a clan system built into FPS games, which is the genre that HNG excelled in. Destiny 2 has a clan system which works in it’s own way, but Ghosts had the best system in Call of Duty, in my opinion, and it hasn’t been replicated since.
Onto the next chapter in my gaming life, which I will talk about in more detail in my next few posts. Thanks for reading and let me know what you think in the comments below.