Independent non-aligned members - time to call ourselves privateers. We can't call ourselves mercenaries because that option no longer exists. Pirates belong to those having the JR flag. Maybe privateer works?
I don't know about other non-clan members, but the mere nature of clans using TS or other such chat channels, having their own 2 or 3 person divisions with their own "training objectives" is getting old... one of them being use their non-clan members as meat shields.
I have good games, I have bad games. Most of us fall into that category. More than a casual player but not wanting to be a clan member... that's most of us I suppose.
Perhaps you have seen the increase of insults, obscenities and pure anger being levied at non-clan players? Funny thing is I don't see clan to clan insults, just clans insulting non-clan members. Maybe I miss it? I dunno.
You, WoWS/WG... you NEED to implement some type of clan wars to move those players into their own little sea, let them name call and fight each other, perhaps exclusively - have you considered it? Making clan membership an either/or choice. Join a clan, no more random battles for that account. Not in a clan? No battles in clan waters.
Is something like this possible? So you essentially have three groups of players - coop, random and clan. Or is our player base too small?