Originally posted by Iron13
It would be really great if non subscribers could join clans. I think it's not fair that just subscribers can join them. There are lots of good players who in some reasons can't pay the subscribtion payment... And what about some more starless tournaments?
If the perks that go along with paying for membership go away, and get included in free registering, what would there be to convince people to pay for a subscription?
As Russ said, it takes money to run a site, so while it would be nice to get things and access to features for free, that's not realistic thinking because it is not free for those who provide it. And consider those that aren't very wealthy but have still managed to pay the membership - wouldn't it be unfair to them if the features they had payed for suddenly became free?
Also, since non-subscribers are limited to 6 concurrent games, even if they were allowed into clans, I doubt that many clan leaders would accept non-subscribers because of that game limit. Most of the time a non-subscriber clan member would be unavailable for new clan games.