I agree with others. AOE is more of a diplo clan, and you seem to be looking for strategic gameplay, I don't think they would be a good fit for you. Also, you don't really have the stats to join a top strategic clan yet either.
You should challenge Great Expanse (profile link: https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=9935521502
) to a game and tell him you are interested in joining Hydra. As long as you're cool, I'm sure he'll send you an invite after playing and talking with you a bit.
Hydra is pretty relaxed, there's a few players like me who enjoy the game but don't really put a lot of work into it to get better, so we're not super good. And there's more than a few really good players in the clan (some with their alts) who would enjoy teaching you if you decide to put in the work to get better. What I like about it most of all is the internal competition we do. Both in a formal P/R League that's just about to start and also just random stuff like 'hey is anyone and want to do a quick rt?' 'yeah sure, you're going down'