My opinions are two fold.
1) I dislike clans. I don't hate them though.
2) By focusing more time on clans they are moving into a realm where bigger games are also better at clan support. I think that's a mistake. I think the game is set up well the way it is.
This opinion is mine and I don't particularly care what anyone else to say about it. Whether it be Ravian or Andrew Gower himself.
I personally never saw the 50% thing, but I personally won't spend 50% of my time on group activities. I don't agree with that goal, but again, it's just an opinion. It's not something I'll quit the game over. I am personally against it, again why is that an issue? Because it goes against what Jagex has said their goal is? Sorry, but I don't have to believe or hold the opinion of the game developers to enjoy their game in the same way I don't have to agree with Ben & Jerry's politics to like their ice cream.
they've said it's as firm as RWT though. You eat Ben and Jerry's for their ice cream, just as you judge runescape on their game content, and future game content. That's the game Andrew has been out to make for a decade, you disagree: well, you know what they're gonna give you. They've told you, you don't have a say, i don't have a say. complaining about something you know you can't change is as stupid as trying to date someone who's happily married, you know what you're in for. I get annoyed by someone constantly complaining about that, so i'd take a step back and look at myself to see if i was doing something similar.
That's why clans are something worth talking about: because Jagex are actually trying to make this type of content: it's not trying to change existing content (bosses, a minigame or whatever) this is something Jagex is actually working on, and will continue working with. Why not post something constructive, like how clans could become more relevant to your type of player, rather than condemning the whole situation? It's like not voting for the best party, because all parties are bad. lesser of two evils: it's the only thing that makes sense.
So how should
clans be dealt with, as they will remain a major part of the game? it's an issue because your irrational behavior isn't constructive, and obviously your opinion is different to "the tip.it community", so getting that new perspective is more important to all of us, than reasserting ourselves with our "opinion-buddies". That's what a community is all about: constructively contributing just like everyone else. you obviously have a new perspective beneficial to us all, so share it, rather than complaining about something set in stone.