i have always found the best way to look for a clan if you are new and not a full elite player, is to look in chat for clans with lots of active players.
copy and paste there clan tags look them up in the clan page, they should have a clan discription, like lvl 17 plus only, or lvl 12+.
Dont just jump into any old clan on clan search,
You could always look at the top ranked clans and see if they have training clans, here they will accept lower level players and help you build up to be a better player and help with bids.
~The one thing you dont want to do is join a clan and beg for credits or hlep all the time, best way forward is to group with people of similar levels and ships and they will more than likley be willing to help, and also if they are sound, they would be able to tell you about there clans.
You can always post about yourslef in here and you may be invited into a clan. Just make sure you say what comapny you are, server you play, levle you are and what ship and equiptment you have, and your age as some clans dont like having younger players in them
hope this helps a little.
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