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A gang is a group of players who have banded together under a single name, a single flag, against all enemies.


At the moment, creating a new gang is no longer possible. With the updates of late 2006, gang production was halted. As a result, there is now a finite number of possible gangs.

Gang Information

When you click on a gang's link, you will be brought to a screen that gives you a snapshot of the gang's statistics. These numbers can be used for informational and comparative purposes.

Gang ID Number
A gang's ID number is listed next to its name when you click on the gang information page. This number indicates the order in which the gang was originally created. In today's age, this means little as most gangs have been sold at least once, if not numerous times, to a new owner and has started over as a "new" gang. There are a few original gangs still out there, though. Some numbers are missing from the count, as gangs have been deleted in the past.

Gang Level
The Gang Level is a rough indicator of how powerful a gang is. Each level upgrade increases the War Chamber (WC) members' health and speed by 2% in WC battles, increases the Junior War Chamber (JWC) members' health and speed by 1% in JWC battles, and allows the Begging Level to be increased further. Requirements to upgrade the Gang Levels are listed in a chart below.

Begging Level
Each gang Begging Level gives an additional 0.4% cash per beg for each the gang and for the beggar. This additional cash is purely an addition over what the beggar would have made if they were not in the gang at the time of their beg. It should be noted that the Begging Level can never exceed the Gang Level. Requirements to upgrade the Begging Levels are listed in a chart below.

WC Ladder Rank
The WC is a major reason for fighters to be part of a gang. The WC consists of ten players that duke it out with other WCs. These tend to be the 10 strongest fighters in the gang. Each gang fights for WC supremacy on the Battle Field. The WC Ladder Rank indicates where the gang is ranked on the Battle Field.

JWC Ladder Rank
The JWC consists of both offensive and defensive units. The offensive unit fights against other defensive units when a fight is initiated by the gang, while the defensive unit fights against other offensive units when a fight is initiated by another gang. Each gang fights for JWC supremacy on the Battle Field. The JWC Ladder Rank indicates where the gang is ranked on the Battle Field.

Each unit of the JWC has five fighter slots to begin with and can be upgraded to a maximum of ten fighters per unit. Requirements to update the JWC slots are listed in a chart below.

Application Level Limit
Gangs can set a minimum level of which applicants must be in order to fill out an application to their gang.

Total Members
This number lists how many total members are in a gang and how many of those members are active. Criteria for what is considered "active" can be found in the Member List section below.

Gang Staff
This section lists every member that has been designated as a staff member by the gang's leader, as well as their assigned gang title.

Clicking this link will take you to the gang's application page. Here you can enter or edit your application, up to 2,000 characters. HB-TML is supported. You will receive a notification in your Living Area once your application has been accepted or denied. Note: This link is not available if you do not meet the gang's minimum requirement level, as noted above in the Application Level Limit section.

List Members
Every member of a gang is listed when you click this link. Members names are color coded to highlight their level of activity:

Active this month
Active within last 3 months
Active within last 6 months

Automatic Acceptance
Some gangs choose to automatically accept applicants based on their age or level. The gang's requirements for automatic acceptance are listed in this section. Of note, you cannot be automatically accepted if you are on the gang's Blacklist.


Gang Fights
Each day, a gang is entitled to 5 WC and JWC fights. By defeating the gang that is directly above you in ranking, you can take their spot. Winning a fight nets your gang war points and gang experience. Losing a fight gives the other gang war points and gang experience. Fighting gangs with lots of war points nets you more war points. Fighting higher level gangs nets you more gang experience. In the WC at each round the current fighters will temporarily lose a little of their stats, the longer a fight goes on the weaker the current fighters will become.

War Points
A major resource in gangs. War points are used to upgrade the gang's begging level, and to increase JWC slots. The only way to earn war points is by winning WC and JWC fights.

War Points from WC fights are decided by 4 factors:

  • -level of the losing gang
  • -w/l % of the losing gang
  • -relative ladder position (you get more points for defeating a gang higher up the ladder than you)
  • -A comparison of the stats of the fighters involved. Basically, you get more points for beating a stronger gang.

The JWC is similar, but you can lose points if your team is vastly superior to the losing team.

Gang Experience
Also a major resource in gangs. Gang experience is used to upgrade the gang level, to upgrade the begging level, and to purchase additional upgrades for your gang (such as a hitlist). Gang experience is obtained by running raids on the Hobosaurus Rex, winning gang fights, and winning hobo-vs-hobo fights.

To earn gang experience from hobo-vs-hobo fights, you must attack and beat an opponent who is in another gang (they cannot be gang-less). Gang experience earned ranges from 0 - 20.

If the opponent you beat is the same level as you, you earn 10 gang experience points. For example, if you are level 50 and beat an opponent who is also level 50, you will earn 10 gang experience points.

For each level higher the opponent is than you, you will earn one additional gang experience point, up to a total of 20 points. For example, if you are level 50 and beat an opponent who is level 58, you will earn 18 gang experience points. If you are level 50 and beat an opponent who is level 60 or above, you will gain 20 gang experience points.

For each level lower the opponent is than you, you will earn one less gang experience point, down to a total of 0 points. For example, if you are level 50 and beat an opponent who is level 45, you will earn 5 gang experience points. If you are level 50 and beat an opponent who is level 40 or below, you will earn 0 gang experience points.

The gang experience that you earn is awarded to the gang and your personal contributions are recorded in the Hall of Fame (Gang > Member list > Hall of Fame tab). The gang's total gang experience is listed on the Information page (Gang > Information > Exp: 186,941).

Gang Upgrades

Upgrade Gang Level

The core cost of upgrading a gang level is gang exp, cash, and points. You cannot skip levels, so they must all be purchased in order.
To view a cart outlining the cost for levels 2-101, click the show button below.

Upgrade Gang Level Requirements
Gang Level Exp. Required Cash Required Points Required
2 5,000 $20,000 5 points
3 10,000 $20,000 5 points
4 15,000 $20,000 5 points
5 20,000 $20,000 5 points
6 25,000 $20,000 5 points
7 30,000 $20,000 5 points
8 35,000 $20,000 5 points
9 40,000 $20,000 5 points
10 45,000 $20,000 5 points
11 50,000 $20,000 5 points
12 55,000 $20,000 5 points
13 60,000 $20,000 5 points
14 65,000 $20,000 5 points
15 70,000 $20,000 5 points
16 75,000 $20,000 5 points
17 80,000 $20,000 5 points
18 85,000 $20,000 5 points
19 90,000 $20,000 5 points
20 95,000 $20,000 5 points
21 100,000 $20,000 5 points
22 105,000 $20,000 5 points
23 110,000 $20,000 5 points
24 115,000 $20,000 5 points
25 120,000 $20,000 5 points
26 125,000 $20,000 5 points
27 130,000 $20,000 5 points
28 135,000 $20,000 5 points
29 140,000 $20,000 5 points
30 145,000 $20,000 5 points
31 150,000 $20,000 5 points
32 155,000 $20,000 5 points
33 160,000 $20,000 5 points
34 165,000 $20,000 5 points
35 170,000 $20,000 5 points
36 175,000 $20,000 5 points
37 180,000 $20,000 5 points
38 185,000 $20,000 5 points
39 190,000 $20,000 5 points
40 195,000 $20,000 5 points
41 200,000 $20,000 5 points
42 205,000 $20,000 5 points
43 210,000 $20,000 5 points
44 215,000 $20,000 5 points
45 220,000 $20,000 5 points
46 225,000 $20,000 5 points
47 230,000 $20,000 5 points
48 235,000 $20,000 5 points
49 240,000 $20,000 5 points
50 245,000 $20,000 5 points
51 250,000 $20,000 5 points
52 255,000 $1,000,000 5 points
53 260,000 $2,000,000 5 points
54 265,000 $3,000,000 5 points
55 270,000 $4,000,000 5 points
56 275,000 $5,000,000 5 points
57 280,000 $6,000,000 5 points
58 285,000 $7,000,000 5 points
59 290,000 $8,000,000 5 points
60 295,000 $9,000,000 5 points
61 300,000 $10,000,000 5 points
62 305,000 $11,000,000 5 points
63 310,000 $12,000,000 5 points
64 315,000 $13,000,000 5 points
65 320,000 $14,000,000 5 points
66 325,000 $15,000,000 5 points
67 330,000 $16,000,000 5 points
68 335,000 $17,000,000 5 points
69 340,000 $18,000,000 5 points
70 345,000 $19,000,000 5 points
71 350,000 $20,000,000 5 points
72 355,000 $21,000,000 5 points
73 360,000 $22,000,000 5 points
74 365,000 $23,000,000 5 points
75 370,000 $24,000,000 5 points
76 375,000 $25,000,000 5 points
77 380,000 $26,000,000 5 points
78 385,000 $27,000,000 5 points
79 390,000 $28,000,000 5 points
80 395,000 $29,000,000 5 points
81 400,000 $30,000,000 5 points
82 405,000 $31,000,000 5 points
83 410,000 $32,000,000 5 points
84 415,000 $33,000,000 5 points
85 420,000 $34,000,000 5 points
86 425,000 $35,000,000 5 points
87 430,000 $36,000,000 5 points
88 435,000 $37,000,000 5 points
89 440,000 $38,000,000 5 points
90 445,000 $39,000,000 5 points
91 450,000 $40,000,000 5 points
92 455,000 $41,000,000 5 points
93 460,000 $42,000,000 5 points
94 465,000 $43,000,000 5 points
95 470,000 $44,000,000 5 points
96 475,000 $45,000,000 5 points
97 480,000 $46,000,000 5 points
98 485,000 $47,000,000 5 points
99 490,000 $48,000,000 5 points
100 495,000 $49,000,000 5 points
101 500,000 $50,000,000 5 points

Set Up Armory

Each gang can establish an armory for a reasonable fee of 25 points and 50,000 gang experience. The armory allows the gang to physically own and lend out weapons to their members. These weapons are branded and cannot leave gang control unless "unbranded" by the gang's owner. Gangs tend to collect a large amount of powerful weapons and strong pieces of armor for their War Chamber to use, while collecting other weapons and armor as an incentive for other players to join.

Leader Change

Changing the leader of a gang cost 50 points each time. The new leader must be in the gang and cannot currently be the leader of any other gang. This function is only usable by the gang's current leader.

Upgrade Begging Level

Similar to gang levels, the core cost of upgrading a gang beg level is gang exp, cash, and points. However, after beg lvl 15, war points are also required to purchase further upgrades to begging. You cannot skip levels, so they must all be purchased in order. Gang beg level is capped at 20. The total end cost to max a gang's beg level is a level 40 gang, 1.93m gang exp, $413m, 630 points, and 150k war points.

Upgrade Begging Level Requirements
Beg Level Gang Level Required Exp. Required Cash Required Points Required War Points Required
1 1 5,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
2 2 10,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
3 3 15,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
4 4 20,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
5 5 25,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
6 6 30,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
7 7 35,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
8 8 40,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
6 6 30,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
7 7 35,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
8 8 40,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
9 9 45,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
10 10 50,000 $1,000,000 10 points 0
11 22 110,000 $5,000,000 50 points 0
12 24 120,000 $5,000,000 50 points 0
13 26 130,000 $5,000,000 50 points 0
14 28 140,000 $5,000,000 50 points 0
15 30 150,000 $5,000,000 50 points 0
16 32 160,000 $25,000,000 50 points 10,000
17 34 170,000 $50,000,000 50 points 20,000
18 36 180,000 $75,000,000 50 points 30,000
19 38 190,000 $100,000,000 50 points 40,000
20 40 200,000 $125,000,000 50 points 50,000

Set Up Hitlist

Each gang can establish a hitlist for a reasonable fee of 25 points and 50,000 gang experience. The gang hitlist is essentially the same as a regular hitlist except that all gang members can see and use it. The gang hitlist is usually used for pre-paid rapes and attacking enemy players.

Leader Touring

By default, leaders cannot leave their gang. This upgrade allows leaders to freely leave and return to their gang without restriction. All for the one time cost of 50 points.


Currently, the Gang Leader (owner) can assign individual administrative functions and custom titles to gang members as they see fit. The only function that can not be assigned is the ability to change the Gang Leader and the ability to set requirements for applications to be auto-accepted. The following is a list of the functions that may be assigned:

List of Gang Powers
Role Powers Additional Notes
Unbrand-Wep Unbrand weapons
Unbrand-Arm Unbrand armor
ClaimBack Claim branded weapons or armor back Unbranded Equipment cannot be claimed back
Send-Wep Send any weapon to a gang member
Send-Arm Send any armor to a gang member
Trans-Money Transfer gang cash to members
Trans-Pts Transfer gang points to members
Trans-Tkns Transfer gang tokens to members
Trans-DPs Transfer gang DPs to members
Mem-Stats View member stats Viewable in the member list, WC, and JWC
MB-Del Delete threads and posts on the gang MB
MB-Lock Lock/Unlock threads on the gang MB
MB-Sticky Stick/Unsticky threads on the gang MB
Kick Kick members from the gang You can list a reason.
Invite Invite someone to the gang and also decline applications Can remove current invites
C-Name Change the gang's name
C-Ann Change the announcement message
C-App Change the application & welcome messages You can also change the level limit
Hos-Cover Change the amount of hospital coverage You can view each members current coverage
Hos-Limit Change the hospital coverage limit You can view each members current coverage
Hos-Reset Reset a members hospital cover usage to 0 Won't reset anything below 0
Hos-Trans Transfer between gang funds & hospital funds You can view each members current coverage
WC-Adjust Adjust who fights in War Chamber battles and in what order
WC-Initiate Initiate a War Chamber battle
News-Archive Access to the gangs news archive
Title-Make Ability to make a new title & rename current titles Can change default member colors
Title-Roles Ability to add and remove access roles for a title Can only add roles that you currently have
Title-Change Ability to add/remove gang members to a title
Protect-Kick Can not be kicked from the gang
Prefs Access gang preferences and upgrades Requires Is-Staff role
Is-Staff Title and hobo name will be shown on the information page Can view & make staff only threads on the gang MB
Blacklist Add/Remove players from the gang's blacklist
Hitlist Add/Remove players from the hitlist
Minimum-Wep Set the minimum weapon stats that can be donated to the gang
Minimum-Arm Set the minimum armor stats that can be donated to the gang
Poll Ability to make and delete gang polls
Mass Mail Ability to send out mass gang mails
MB-Edit Edit threads and posts on the gang MB
Bank Manager Add, edit, transfer funds, or remove gang vaults Requires additional roles.
Loans Add, edit, or modify loans.
Title-Default Can set or change the default gang title
Raid-Captain Can run gang raids
Hos-Secondary Uses the secondary hospital coverage limit instead of the default Use with the Hos-Limit to set the secondary limit

Additional Features

A gang provides structure, information, allegiances by association, and member support in terms of weapons, armor, token pools, point loans, etc.

Gangs often instruct their members on how to act and how to train, as well as what they have the potential to become. More importantly, gangs are allowed to trade information about the Arena Pass between their members.

Gang Blacklist
Gangs have the ability to blacklist players. The blacklist stops hobos from filling out an application or being invited to the gang. ONLY gang staff with the 'Blacklist' power can see who is on the blacklist. It is hidden from all others.

Gang Poll
Gang polls give gangs the ability to vote on gang related issues. Gang members with the Poll role can create custom polls for their gang to vote on and all members may vote. After voting, you have 5 minutes to change your vote.

Gang Lottos
Players have the option to give a cut of their lotto profit to their gang. Also, gangs have the ability to run gang-only lottos.

Token Pools
A token pool is a simple concept. Everyone pays in their tokens, allowing them to quickly upgrade their members to top-level carts. There are various philosophies for token pools, all of which have the same general goal behind it, which is to increase the rate of token pooling.

Gang Boards
Each gang gets a Message Board for their members where they can do pretty much whatever they please. This may include gang policy threads, help threads, stat-tracking threads, token pool threads, and various trivial and nontrivial discussions. Each gang tends to have their own flavor, but the basic concept is that the gang board is a primary location for internal gang issues, such as discussions on where money goes.

Brief List of Gang Types

Dead Gangs
These gangs may have deleted or inactive leaders. Very few have any active players in them. They are the sunken treasure ships of the gang ladder, existing at the very bottom, as 10% of the gangs.

Noob Gangs
These gangs typically appeal to new players, offering large amounts of relatively weak weapons as well as the social dynamic and support structure required by fledgling players. They typically exist in the lower end of the ladder and represent approximately 30% of current gangs. The vast majority are named after pop culture references in an attempt to gather instant recognition, a strategy that usually succeeds as these gangs balloon in size of upwards of 100 players. Purging of these gangs is not uncommon, as new players frequently go inactive and aging players tend to advance their standings.

Typically consisting of a legion of middleweight players, rallied by several old players, these gangs represent the middle of the ladder. They do not excel in any particular field, but they do not fall. These gangs are rather well established, but cannot draw away other large players for the simple reason that they cannot offer the upper level support.

Elite Gangs
A now-extinct breed of gang, elite gangs were groups of between 10 and 20 old players, usually dedicated to preserving the old ways of life. The vast majority have met their end or adapted to another form, while some are still going strong. The prime historical example is Genesis, who met their end during the Audit.

The Old Ones
Any gang that has survived since our early history has garnered a certain level of fanatic loyalty by their members. Because their members are now the upper echelon of hobo society, these gangs dominate the top of the ladder with an iron fist. Fighting between them becomes fierce and many of the gangs operate several different War Chamber rotations. Their member volume is usually between 40 and 50 members, of which a significant portion have a Hobo ID below 100000. Their armories are old and filled, and their levels bloated by years of healthy growth.

Proud flag bearers of these gangs are: Pieman, TBHL, OMT (formerly EWO), the Planet, CrAzY, and CP, amongst others.

The Syndicate
The Syndicate is the enigma of all gangs. It is host to the admin, as well as several of their old friends. This gang remains at the bottom of the ladder out of fairness, due to the fact that game administrators can tweak their stats at will.