Crew Cut - Open Enrollment, Hot Action & High Accomplishments

Posted on July 6 2012, 3:28pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games, Social Club
 
Selecting "Open Enrollment" in your Crew's settings lets users find and join your Crew quickly and easily.

OPEN ENROLLMENT FEATURE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE CREWS

To aid in recruitment efforts for private Crews looking to swell their ranks with a come-one come-all ethos, we've recently rolled out a brand new Open Enrollment setting which will allow anyone to join your Crew without you needing to approve or deny each member's request. Crew Leaders can toggle this Recruitment Status directly in their Crew settings - just select "Open Enrollment" from the dropdown. And if you're a lone wolf looking to join one such all-welcoming private Crew, we just launched an Open Crews filter area for you to browse through Open Enrollment squads - if you see a Crew you want to get down with in there, you can just click 'Join' on the Crew page and you're in - reaping XP benefits, rocking their Emblem in-game, able to Feud with their rival Crews and more.

              

REVERSALS OF FORTUNE

A few weeks back, we picked out The Italian Job Crew as a team who were proving themselves on the PSN leaderboards but couldn't handle the pressure of a Feud. Checking back in, we're pleased to see they've taken heed and pulled their Feud win percentage up from a meagre 45%, to a respectable winning ratio of 59%. Tracking well, but keep it up compagni. Conversely, Xbox 360 Crew Ten Knobs were previously highlighted for their prowess at Payne Killer, but have completely dropped off the pace - cascading from 27th place down the leaderboards and out of the top 200. They've gained a few more members in that time, but the Crew Leaders will need to incite the troops to make sure that the Ten Knobs are repping online to restore the team to glory. All Crew leaders could take a lesson from the Payne Stake Crew who are going for it, promoting themselves all over the internet: we particularly enjoyed this video they posted to YouTube in aim to recruit hopefuls to their strong fighting unit. 

FAN COMMUNITY CREWS

We've recently found several Crews led by some of our longtime fans and fansite community notables. Dedicated Social Club member and Max Payne 3 ass kicker Scareface1970 has set up the Scared 7 whose motto is a bit of brutally simple advice: "Don't Be Scared and Kill". Amongst the roster, we spotted a few of the faces of Max Payne 3 Multiplayer: ElvisMarques and Twisted AZ who were selected from our Twitter Casting event earlier this year and can be found in the Multiplayer Avatars menu as Elvis and Nick respectively. (On that note, and as we just announced yesterday, don't miss your chance to be immortalized as a Multiplayer Avatar face in one or DLC packs later this year; read up on the details and schedule for special Social Club playlists to join online to be eligible.) Twisted_ AZ has his own Crew: the Twisted Tea Baggers. He's managed to recruit another Newswire regular, ChicagoEnigma. Big thanks to ChicagoEnigma for putting together this blog post on RockstarNetwork.com about Crews looking for new recruits, which provided much of the inspiration for this weeks Crew Cut. Finally, it would be remiss of us not to throw out a mention for Community stalwart Sprunk95 and his GTA Town Crew. Be sure to check out the Crew's Facebook page where Sprunk95 is hosting giveaways from his personal Rockstar sticker collection for Crew members.

              

EMBLEM EXCELLENCE

As ever, we've been keeping a sharp eye on your artistic emblem efforts both in-game and online. First up this week are The Clownz Crew. It was difficult to pick just one of RealDeathClown's emblems to display here, but the Crew's active Emblem inspired by the malevolent clown Pennywise of Stephen King's It just couldn't be ignored. See their gallery for the Sheperd Fairey-inspired "Clown" poster and many more besides. Dwindlebag has created a wonderfully detailed Emblem for his Crew Bad_Dude_Inc depicting Max Payne himself. Placing the image behind a mock TV, complete with analog fuzzy lines lends a great vibe to the image. The Drunken Senseis Crew have gone for a sweet, simple literal depiction of their Crew name, a bushido master with bottle-up against the rising sun flag. We sign off our emblem round up this week with a sexy and unforgettable emblem from the Global Assault Team. As the French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard so brilliantly put it, "All you need...is a girl and a gun".

            

HOT 97'S OFFICIAL PUBLIC CREW

Finally, fans of New York hip-hop can join a new official public Crew formed by our friends at Hot 97. We've been allies with the pioneering hip-hop station (currently celebrating their 20th year since first adopting a "Where Hip-Hop Lives" programming format) for a long time now, and keen listeners to GTAIV's radio dial may know that they were good enough sports to let us parody them with The Beat 102.7 - borrowing some of their signature DJs and the iconic voice of the station, Eric Edwards. To kick off the launch of the Hot 97 Official Social Club Crew last week, we welcomed a few station DJs and rapper friends to the Rockstar rooftop to set things off with a public Max Payne 3 Multiplayer session - including DJ Bobby Trends of Funkmaster Flex's Big Dog Pitbulls DJ syndicate, serious gamer DJ Kast One of the Heavy Hitters, J. Medina who co-hosts DJ Mister Cee's radio show, plus Maino (aka Maino_HustleHard at the Social Club) known for "Getaway Driver" from the GTAIV Soundtrack and Uncle Murda (_Uncle_Murda_ at the Social Club) who did "Anybody Can Get It" also off the GTAIV Soundtrack. Known for their specialty in gun talk, Maino and Murda found most of the online shooters in Max Payne 3's virtual killing fields to be pretty overwhelmingly stiff competition, but wound up bodying the other guest players for bloody bragging rights as you can see in this highlight recap reel from the live-stream that Hot 97 posted on YouTube. Since the launch of the HOT Crew, it's now 60-deep with Social Club members showing and proving - shout to the top Crew leaderboard players by-platform horribletrade366 (Xbox LIVE), greenwzrd23 (PSN) and jpwilly (PC).

 

Stay tuned for more Multiplayer sessions hosted by the Official Hot 97 Crew featuring other soundtrack alumni as well as other special Rockstar friend Crew multiplayer sessions we're lining up for the weeks ahead including ones with Trouble & Bass from the Max Payne 3 soundtrack and with our longtime friends from the Opie & Anthony radio show very soon.

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  • Jamezitoon July 26 2013, 2:56pmReplyFlag
    Join our crew Varrios Los Aztecas, we're fighting to take control of Sao Paulo in Max Payne 3 and we will regain Los Santos in GTA V. Anyone is welcome.

    Also, Check out our Promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEuPq6y2B4Y

    Crew link: http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/varrios_los_aztecas_
    • BoltZzz_Son May 19 2013, 11:23amReplyFlag
      We are looking for members for are newly created crew "Nuestra Familia 14" We need members specific to GTA 5 for people who are looking to be apart of something from backing you're crew on online battles to free roaming los Santos and its neighbouring lands http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/nuestra_familia_14
      • R* Yon July 26 2012, 8:40pmReplyFlag
        Good to see everyone recruiting!
        • who-raa273on July 25 2012, 4:05pmReplyFlag
          http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/raa_the_good

          I am recruiting members to the crew so come check us out if you wanna wave automatic guns at nuns!
          We just made the platinum league and need solid dedicated players that want to feud against the best.. RAACHOR1 ps3
          • 295171on July 20 2012, 3:24pmReplyFlag
            Crew up
            • Daniel402on July 20 2012, 2:56pmReplyFlag
              Join us today. "If you have the courage to be what you wanna be" this is the crew for you. Join us today Boricuas Warriors Puerto Rico. Unanse hoy Boricuas y todos quieran unirse de otros paises, "Si tienes el coraje para ser lo que quieras ser" este es tu crew unete hoy. just go to this link and join Boricuas Warriors Puerto Rico a crew for everyone http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/boricuas_warriors_pr
              • SadPandaFaceon July 20 2012, 2:18pmReplyFlag
                Love Social Club!
                • Rollawon July 15 2012, 6:56amReplyFlag
                  We're actually looking for some decent players and new friends on psn. Everyone with team spirit and kdr above 1.5 is welcome to join us! This crew will carry over to Los Santos http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/rockst4r_los_santos
                  • Ben_Brickleyon July 14 2012, 4:11pmReplyFlag
                    Join the "State Police" we are a dedicated crew to keep law and order in GTA5 but we also do a lot of stuff in MP3 http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/state_police
                    • Ahille_Jamieon July 13 2012, 7:56amReplyFlag
                      Heey rockstar.....i like all your games....gta IV was really dissapointing because of bugs....if u need me to help u find bugs in beta games u can always ask me and give me a beta game (i don t need cash to do this)...I hope u read my comment and answer me soon my yahoo is wtf.ahille@yahoo.ro and skype falst.byme i have gmail aswell : wtf.ahille@gmail.com PS:i would like to see red dead redemption on pc
                      • ethe09on July 13 2012, 12:33amReplyFlag
                        cant wait for more max payne content and grand theft auto 5 will their be a add on for gat5 called episodes from los santos?
                        • Daniel402on July 12 2012, 5:36pmReplyFlag
                          "If you have the courage to be what you wanna be" this is the crew for you. Join us today Boricuas Warriors Puerto Rico. Unanse hoy Boricuas y todos quieran unirse de otros paises, "Si tienes el coraje para ser lo que quieras ser" este es tu crew unete hoy. just go to this link and join Boricuas Warriors Puerto Rico a crew for everyone http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/boricuas_warriors_pr

                          • Daniel402on July 20 2012, 2:53pmReplyFlag
                            @Daniel402 "If you have the courage to be what you wanna be" this is the crew for you. Join us today Boricuas Warriors Puerto Rico. Unanse hoy Boricuas y todos quieran unirse de otros paises, "Si tienes el coraje para ser lo que quieras ser" este es tu crew unete hoy. just go to this link and join Boricuas Warriors Puerto Rico a crew for everyone.

                            http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/boricuas_warriors_pr
                        • scareface1970on July 12 2012, 5:07pmReplyFlag
                          We past the 50 Members with Scared-7 Good Done Gamers. Let go to the 100 and join my Cew ; )

                          http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/scared-7
                          • deepdarkbasementon July 12 2012, 12:12pmReplyFlag
                            alright max pyane 3's event is done... now who's pumped for the red dead redemption event, eh? I know i am.
                            • budthebomberon July 11 2012, 11:39pmReplyFlag
                              Guns4Fun is open enrollment so go ahead and check it out maybe even join while your at it so I don't gots ta shoot ya and instead we shoots other peeps together!!great idea right?
                              • budthebomberon July 11 2012, 11:27pmReplyFlag
                                it's great this feature is available now I've been suggesting it since the crew system first came out and wanted to really make something out of my Guns4Fun crew but it felt like smaller or less popular crews couldn't stand out seeing this though makes me believe that those who wished to get a real crew going now have a chance to build up their numbers and start enjoying the perks that come with fighting together as opposed to falling alone.You have my thanks Rockstar
                                • R* Aon July 12 2012, 9:19amReplyFlag
                                  @budthebomber Cheers! Thank you, we're working on more features to add to Crews soon too, tweaks to the leaderboards and more.

                                  Best of luck with GUNS4FUN!
                              • xGRIMREAPERxon July 11 2012, 11:01pmReplyFlag
                                Whats up people gotta say that IT clown is very nice!, I was going through the crews and I was wait how in the ____ did they do that?, while anyways great emblem!, I Own A Crew 2 Join Now 9 MilliMeter!
                                • Daniel402on July 11 2012, 4:27pmReplyFlag
                                  Boricuas Warriors Puerto Rico, join us we have open enrollment for those who want to join us, "If you have the courage to be what you wanna be" this is the crew for you. Unanse hoy Boricuas y aceptamos a otros que quieran unirse de otros paises, "Si tienes el coraje para ser lo que quieras ser" este es tu crew unete hoy. just go to this link and join
                                  http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/boricuas_warriors_pr
                                  • Fanchik23on July 10 2012, 3:10pmReplyFlag
                                    Congratulations to the Clowns Crew, their clown is simply amazing !!! I wonder how much our they spent working on it !

                                    I spent myself many hours to make my new emblem for my crew which represent for my favorite Rockstar game ever (give yall a clue : the name of my gang is Grove Street). Thank you Rockstar for all those good days and nights spent on your games an specialy this one !

                                    I admire all these emblems, mine is not looking as good as these but I am proud though !

                                    http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/grove_street
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