Welcome survivors to our Reveal for MTS Beginners!
Back at the beginning of the month when we revealed Chapter 2, we touched on a re-worked Beginner's Cluster but didn't give much more information at the time as we felt the rework deserved its own post giving us more room to explain it in greater detail.
In this post, we will explain in greater detail the whole reimagined Beginners system. We felt that Beginners and Main, even though connected felt like 2 separate clusters, and here is how we have made the steps we feel appropriate to make it act like a pathway into the main cluster once again how it was originally intended.
The first Beginners of Chapter 2 is set for release on
Friday 9th October @ 6pm BST
How it works?
Beginners will; as always, launch with 8 maps. One of each for Aberration, Crystal Isles, Extinction, Genesis, Ragnarok, The Center, The Island, and Valguero at the start of the cluster. The servers will all be boosted rates of 5x (main is 2.5x) throughout the duration of the cycle. Player's will all start fresh, with new characters and build up as normal. At the end of Beginners, a brand new map that was part of Beginners originally will be added to Main Cluster permanently, essentially meaning a new map and new influx of players will be added to the Main Cluster every 2 weeks.
Day 0 - Beginner's Launch w/ 8 maps.
Day 14 - NEW Phase 1 Transferring (see below)
Day 16 - NEW Phase 2 Transferring (see below)
Day 20 - Beginners Shutdown, relaunch following Friday in calender.
Once we reach Phase 1 transferring this has been changed immensely. Previously - Phase 1 would open one way transferring to main cluster. Now, Phase 1 has been redesigned to the following to allow an entire new map to join Main Cluster at the end of every beginners. Shop Points from Main cluster will now follow players to Beginners cluster.
Beginners Phase 1 Transferring
On Day 14, a brand new map will be added to Beginners. This is the map that will be added to the Main Cluster at the end of Beginners. This could be a Ragnarok3, an Extinction2 etc.. This map will be fresh and will feature full character, item and dino upload & download transferring to and from Beginners cluster to the new map immediately. Tribes can choose to rush base locations and opportunistic spots on the new map as soon as it opens and during this phase and set up their long term bases. The decision on the new map addition will be polled in discord a couple of days prior to Phase 1.
Beginners Phase 2 Transferring
On Day 16, with the new map now apart of Beginners with tribes now established there. Full transferring from Beginners to Main and from Main to Beginners will now be enabled. Player's can still, even if they did not move to the new map and remain on an original Beginner's map can now transfer to main as the previously known traditional method. Ensure NOTHING is left inside your Ark Data prior to Phase 2 enabling including Characters, Items, and Dinos as when we move the cluster directory it resets the Ark Data so anything uploaded will be lost.
The beginner's cluster will end a couple of days after Phase 2 is enabled. With the newly released map now a permanent addition to the main cluster.