Survivors! We are here to announce a brand new MTS Main Season coming Friday February 7th 2020 @ 8pm GMT / 9pm CET / 3pm EST.
We have a host of changes we wish to share with you which we believe will make this new MTS Season the best ever. Please read below for our full synopsis of the upcoming season. All changes listed will only take effect at the start of Season 4 and will not effect the conclusion of Season 3.
Season 4 Adjustments
Tribe Size changing to 5 Man
MTS Board Comments: We felt 6 man was a great mid-season change in Season 3 and will evaluate the situation again in mid-season Season 4. However, we will be lowering our tribe size for launch as that is MTS original and working formula. Following a recent survey, MTS Season 4 will kick off as 5 Man.
Memberships Boss Kits heavily nerfed, removal of Rockwell & Extinction Titan Kits entirely, all boss kits will now NOT have the artifacts, only tributes for BETA summoning. Boss kits will also be unavailable for use 1st Week of Main Cluster wipe and all future Beginners Cycles
MTS Board Comments: We have been watching closely the complaints regarding instant boss kits included in MTS Membership. As a key focus of ours is PvP balance we will be making the listed changes, however we need to be realistic with membership insentives and feel the changes made are a good balance to what we had before and the direction we wish to head in.
6x Structure Damage Added to Ceiling Bases
MTS Board Comments: An everstay in the feedback from S3 has been that of unraidable ceiling bases most commonly found on Aberration, Valguero & Extinction. To combat these locations where combined with ORP and no clipping make them very hard to raid/fob. We will be making these key locations suffer from 6x Structure Damage. Our full list of locations effected is still being finalised however, if you wish to suggest a location. Please share the CCC in #6x-damage-suggestions channel on discord.
Ovis & Aberrant Ovis Taming disabled
MTS Board Comments: Farming hide from Ovis during peak times caused massive latency issues when coupled with stack mod and our custom harvesting multiplier. Leading to their removal for S4.
Removal of Triangle Foundations, S+ Triangle Foundations & Wind Turbines
MTS Board Comments: These structures have caused some issues in S3 with floating foundations (triangle foundations) and "line of sighting" turrets with structures you can place next to / near enemy foundations (wind turbines).
Gasbags & Gachas added to list of untameable creatures 1st Week of Main Cluster wipe and all future Beginners Cycles along with Rock Golems & Griffins
MTS Board Comments: Gasbags even with Prim saddles are a very overpowered early game soaker which we feel may be even more damaging than Rock Golems and for that reason we will be disabling them first week as tradition. Gachas aswell have been made untameable for the same amount of time to prevent an early Element Gacha advantage.
/stats will now be hived across entire cluster
MTS Board Comments: The popular /stats player and /stats dino will now be hived across the entire main cluster meaning your stats will follow you server to server and when checking leaderboards it will now be cluster-wide. To see who are the best fraggers on MTS!
Genesis! 2 Locked off Main Cluster maps = No transferring for 1 month. 1 Additional Main Cluster map which will be added to the current main cluster immediately allowing transfers for players wishing to experience the expansion whilst being built up on another map. 1 Beginners map for Genesis. We will also kick off our first Beginners Cycle of Season 4 the day Genesis releases (Feb 25th)
MTS Board Comments: We are keen to make Genesis available for all players, including those built up on main by the time it drops, people wanting a complete fresh experience from level 1 and ofcourse integration to our Beginners Server clusters.
Season 4 New Rules
2.6 The use of any creatures not intended during boss fights is forbidden
MTS Board Comments: No more gigas in boss fights
3.5 Players are not permitted to place ORP zones on their FOBs or spam when raiding. ORP is intended for main bases only.
MTS Board Comments: ORP is intended for your main bases only, any ORPs left around randomly or on FOBs / Spam during raids is prohibited.
Season 3 Ending Event and MTS Schedule
End of Season Event
MTS Team will be opening a private server on Wednesday 29th where a base will be built using spawned in structures and defences and we invite all MTS cluster tribes remaining to bring all your best stuff and hit our base. Inside the base will be vaults filled with Notes with prizes written on them, if you manage to get a note and upload it to ARK Data. Prizes include PayPal/Steam gift cards and Membership for the ENTIRE of Season 4. This event has been designed for you to throw all your hard-earned resources and lines at a massive no rules raid event. Participation is optional.
A purge event will start tomorrow 24th January, details to follow.
MTS Season 3 officially close on Sunday 2nd February.
Beginners Cycle will be attached to main cluster earlier than expected and will be shutting down same time as main cluster.
Season 4 officially begins Friday February 7th.
We are always keen for feedback and suggestions and want to involve our community with every decision we make. Therefore feel free to discuss all changes listed in the appropriate discord channels.
We want to thank all of you for an incredible Season 3 and we cannot wait for the future, Season 4 & Genesis!