The beserker carnage were one of the Hive's allies early on during the reign of Matriarch italian-stal and later on during the reign of sdrbuck234. Ultimately the most powerful of all the Hive's allies on Aliens vs Predator (2010), this page has been dedicated to one of the most well-known clans in the entire AvPuniverse under authority of original leader berserker-carnageking. The beserker Carnage were one of the strongest clans on Playstation 3 during the peak years of online activity, after the Immortal Bloods and Alphawolves. The original leader and one of the most notable of the Beserker Carnage was Beserker-CarnageKing (or Beserker Carnage) one of the best players in all of AvP. The Lycans have also been found on YouTube, on the channel of PS3CARNAGE. Additionally, the Bad Bloods subclan has a YouTube channel on PS3YAUYJACLAN.The clan also has its own Wiki, run by XenoWarrior6, to keep track of Lycan events and progress.
Today, the Carnage are again active on Aliens vs Predator after having been inactive for some years. The carnage also have a renowned legacy in Hive history, as well as stories told to current Hive members by older ones. A special round has been created im homage to the carnage after their original fall with the carnage round.
Originally, the Shadow Lycans were created at the release of Aliens vs Predator 2010, around the same time as the Hive. Their clan leader CARNAGE-LYCANKING created the clan and initiated the first member into the beserker carnage, BESERKER-LYCAN-ACE (G_PAIN_DARK-WOLF), with the first apprentice having been CARNAGE-LYCANRAZR.
Throughout its time as a clan, the Berserker Carnage' numbers have fluctuated, its participating members treated differently than as in the Hive. Once a member had been gone too long, they were considered old or retiredmembers. As such, the berserker have never had nearly the same quantity of members as the Hive Clan has; this is mainly due to the fact that the have only ever accepted those of above-average skill in online AvP, as was deemed by its leaders. It was this system that gave the berserker the reputation of only having skilled players, their competitive initiation system keeping them as one of the top clans throughout their original run.
As such, the Lycans were renowned for some of their legendary players that had come and gone through their clan in their active years. Such members included alice_170, who would be one of the original Empresses of the Hive; BERSERKER-CARNAGEWIND (SERPENTX34), who would become a known master of all species in AvP, so far as being a Lycan-level predator, Chimera-level alien, and world-known marine; XDarkharXD, one of the best-known predators on Playstation; CHAKRAMMblade, who was one of the Hive's Creators and the greatest known alien player in all of AvP; and TheRagingDemon33, a world-renown marine and one of the best in the AvPuniverse.
The Carnage' history with the Hive began in late 2012 with Matriarch italian-stal, whom at the start of his reign first met CARNAGE-LYCANKING. The much more skilled leader of the berserker took interest in the Matriarch and trained him a few times, ultimately beginning the ties that would be created between the two clans. The berserker carnage began merely as a Hive associate, but over time solidified their ties with the Hive (many of their members joining the Hive as their secondary clan) so that by the infamous Wolf War at the start of 2014, they had become defined as a Clan ally, coming to the aid of the Hive against BadassOfDOD's Wolfpack clan. Most of the time, the berserker carnage had played friendly clan battles with the Hive (known in Clan history as carnage Battles). Notably, the berserker have won all of them, some more so than others.
The berserker Battles were relatively friendly compared to the berserker' other fights with clans, their biggest rivals having been the Alphawolves (and later their remnants the Lost Hunterz), the C/G Pains, and the Immortal Bloods. Lesser enemies of the Berserker would include the Dark Brotherhood, the New Breeds, the Scorpions, the League of carnage, the Wolfpack, the Elite Hunters, and the Brute Squad. Many clan wars have resulted between the Beserker and their enemies, the largest having been a war between the beserker carnage and Bloods that nearly resulted in the berserker' destruction sometime in 2013 (an event to the Hive known simply as the Bloody Lycan War).
☀Following the Lycans' greatest defeat, the clan started regrouping by making alliances with other clans for new members. During this, SHADOW-LYCANKING's account was reportedly hacked, having to use other gamertags SHADOWxLYCANKING and THE-SHADOW-LYCAN. It was this hacking, however, that would spell the beginning to the true end of the Shadow Lycans. Although KING eventually got his account back, the Lycans had clan leadership spread to different members at the time, primarily between SHADOW-LYCANPRED and TheVenomProject_.
Even as KING returned online, his presence was hindered by countless connection issues, forcing leadership to later oscillate between him and TheVenomProject_. Eventually, SHADOW-LYCANKING stopped playing AvP frequently enough to garner his legendary clan leadership. TheVenomProject_ did not wish to rule the clan full time, and thus leadership was given to SERPENT_COBRA. It was under COBRA that the Shadow Lycans and their original reputation and standards were lowered, bringing in new members -- most of which not being quite the same skill level to which the original Lycans were held. Following COBRA's leadership was Hitman_Valentino, who continued the decline of the Shadow Lycans until their clan was considered inactive, making Hitman the last of the original Lycan leaders.
Following the clan's first official fall, there had been some attempts to revive the clan, most of which having met failure. The most prominent of these failed attempts was by SHADOWxLYCANDARK, who managed to get a decent number of "new" Lycans before the clan's activity again reached zero. In 2017, however, the Shadow Lycans were officially resurrected with the return of SHADOW-LYCANKING, whose presence brought about much of the original rules and standards held during the Lycans' early years. An influx of third generation members were initiated, and the previous skill the Lycans were reputed for was again maintained (although the clan never again quite reached its original glory due to the decline in activity on Aliens vs Predator)
☀During their original active years, the Shadow Lycans' presence was highly polarizing in the online environment. Amongst the highly skilled professional clans, the Lycans had many foes that saw them as solid competition, leading to countless battles and clan wars. Among lower or non-professional clans, the Lycans also had a mixed response. To the Hive, a primarily entertainment-based clan, the Shadow Lycans were a welcome ally, all of its original members highly respected among Hive Clan lobbies. To other clans, however, the Lycans were seen as a dangerous threat, some clans going so far as to make their main clan objective to defeat the prominent Lycans (as was with the League of Shadows Clan, which at one point called itself the AntiShadow Lycans).
Like the Hive, the Shadow Lycans and Beseker Carnage had a period of time where close allied organizations were raised within the Lycan clan.
Celtic clan Edit
The Celtic Clan was the Lycans subclan dedicated to that of its great marine players, led by the greatest marine player, TheRagingDemon33. Originally its own independent clan, the Celtics became recognized with the berserker carnage during RagingDemon's time in their clan. This clan was known for its ferocious tactics, strategies, and especially accuracy, reputably being able to pistol and melee kill high-level alien and predator players.
Bad Blood clan Edit
The first of the Beserker' two subclans, the Bad Bloods acted as a specialized subdivision of the Beseker clan that were created to fight in various clan wars, acting almost as the Beserker version of the Hive's Rage. A special round of the Hive would be named after this subclan, the Badblood round.
The Beserker Carnage hierarchy was much different than that of the Hive. With fewer members and a system based on competitive gameplay, the Beserker' ranks were very simple and depicted one of four places that a member was in the clan based on their skill and ability to lead. These are the known Beserker ranks:
- Joint Leader
- Joint Deputy
- Recruit (initiate)
Before entering, initiates are considered "Recruits," the equivalent of "Egg" in the Hive (a name simply given to interested individuals who are not yet clan members). Once in the clan, members were first of Apprentice rank, where they would be vigourously trained to try and reach a tier of skill comparable to the rest of the clan. After being in the Lycans for some time and proving to the clan leader the right to be seen as a high-level Lycan, a member would be made a Warrior, an experienced Lycan. This system would be dropped in the Lycans' later years, leaving only normal members and clan le