East India Company Gaming World of Warships What is EIC? The East India Company group was started early 2015 in another game of ships, Elite: Dangerous. Since then we have sprung into many games with our friends. World of Warships EIC-NA Branch was founded officially on Sept 8th, 2017. Previous to this several of us played Warships together for many years. But thanks to Wargamings Clan update, we could make it official. Our current directive is to grow our player base, increase clan oil production, and help each other reach Tier 8+ for Ranked and Clan battles. Due to all the significance the EIC has given to history, we felt our name would fit perfectly with World of Warships. Defend the high seas from the Reds! Why should you join EIC-NA clan in World of Warships? We are a mature group of gamers (18+). You must be a tolerant, well rounded individual. We own a discord channel, used for voice and interaction outside the game(s). Currently have 20+ members and growing. Coverage of many time zones to hook up with someone to play. Many veteran WoWs players to ask questions and assistance for ship builds reference Several Clan perks unlocked (XP% Increase, Ship Cost Discounts, %Repair Discount, ect) If you enjoy Roleplay greatly in games, see below abbreviated history. We are firmly grounded in a core set of principles that give us a framework for all of us to enjoy our gaming time. Please read our full policies here The East India Company (British), abbreviated history. The company itself has a large footprint in real world historical events. The EIC was a private organization started in the 1600s with its shares owned by wealthy merchants and aristocrats. It rose to account for half of the world's trade, particularly in basic commodities including cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpeter, tea, and opium. The company also ruled the beginnings of the British Empire in India. By the early 1800s, The EIC had a private army of about 260,000, twice the size of the British. The navy was named “Honourable East India Company's Marine” and was tasked with protecting merchant shipping, with the occasional ‘legal piracy’ under letters of marque. This is basically a government license that authorized a person, known as a privateer, to attack and capture enemy vessels. A secondary value of this fleet was to map the coastlines of India, Persia and Arabia. On a side note, the Dutch EIC (VOC) was estimated to be worth even more at the peak of its influence, 7.9 Trillion USD (calculated with inflation).To put this into perspective, the only company to come close to this is Exon Mobile (XOM) at 500 Billion USD net worth. The United States GDP for 2017 was 18.5 Trillion USD. In layman’s terms, the EIC was the mover and shaker of the 18th century. Enlist Today!