So what is the Forum Gangs section?
This section is for members that join or band together to form a gang, group or social circle that has any kind of subject or theme (within reason!) such as multiplayer, roleplay or simply social. It doesn't matter what kind of group you are, as long as you have a common interest and purpose.
The area is only for those that call GTAForums their home and base their business and recruitment from here. If you're only here to advertise for members, please see the links section below for where to go.
What is Public Gang Chat?
The PGC is the lounge or 'general chat' area for the gangs and groups (as mentioned above) to host their own topics in which to chat, socialise, recruit and whatever else with their own members and other gangs. You can chat in gang topics even if you aren't a member, but they are allowed to ask you to leave if they wish. GTAForums rules also still apply.
How do I start up a gang?
Simply create a topic; there is no specific format to follow. All we ask is that you display some background info of what the group is about or stands for along with a list of your current members, even if it's just yourself to begin with. Remember that the group must be comprised of GTAF members, not just username 'ghosts' or banned members. Most importantly if you just want to recruit numbers but operate elsewhere like the R* Social Club or other forums, once again use the links detailed below.
How do I join a gang?
Firstly, check out the list below of currently established gangs and decide what you're looking for. If it's multiplayer, enquire within their topic about joining or post in the Free Agents topic to advertise yourself. If it's something more social, just mingle and join in with the conversation, and if they want you on their roster, they'll ask!
What are Official Gangs?
Gangs that have spent many years together and kept themselves alive through activity, recruitment and dedication to the forums are awarded official status. This can be through gang races, where gangs pit themselves against each other to win a community vote, or as an award from staff.
Official gangs are given the following:
- Their own member group
- A member group badge (pip)
- Access to the private OGA lounge
What is the OGA?
OGA stands for Official Gang Alliance and is the colloquial name for all of the official gangs as well as the private forum in which they have access to.
+ Multiplayer Events - an area especially for arranging meetups between gangs and hosting tournaments or leagues
+ Off-Topic - the main community area of GTAForums
+ Find a Lobby & Meetups - dedicated to arranging quick matches or races and finding a session in GTA Online
+ Crew Recruitment - bulletin board solely for advertising external Social Club crews