Think its natural with a smaller playerbase, imagine best bet is just to join an active clan that does the things you enjoy. Ie. if you enjoy smobbing see which clans are somewhat active during your playtime that go smobbing, or maybe start trying to put smob groups together yourself and get your name out there for fellow smobbers, dragonsworn were good for this for a bit, forresters/legion etc. as well, but activity has dropped. If you enjoy PK, much the same, see which clans are active during your playtimes and spend their time PKing. Don't think the mentality is lost, its just that with a smaller playerbase the whole "clan" activity generally has to be scheduled and isn't something that happens daily, but still occurs. Alternatively you could try to start up some of the "dead" clans, grab a like minded friend and apply for one of the less active clans - rising sun, valon guard, forresters come to mind and try to build something from that. There's still plenty of opportunities, but it is a bit more difficult with a small playerbase.