Hello survivors and welcome to our reveal for Season Six MTS & MyMTS.
Before we get into the details on Season 6. Firstly, I want to thankyou all for making Season 5 launch our biggest and most successful ever we broke records in every department so thankyou for your support and feedback during Season 5. However, we are here today to enter a new chapter for the MTS community as we are back with a fresh season to mix things up. We are also releasing a new web based social area called MyMTS which we will get into details below.
We are thrilled to announce the release of https://mymtsark.co.uk/. MyMTS is a brand new stats and leaderboard section of our website that allows users to see their survivor profiles, personal, tribe and global stats and leaderboards for kills, deaths, tame kills, tame deaths, wild dino kills, dinos tamed and time played. With up to date leaderboards and cluster wide database you can now all see who the top dog of MTS really is as you grind the leaderboards. There is also a Platinum Membership feature that allows you to view your Tribe Log of the most recently logged out map in real time just through MyMTS without the need to log ingame to check! Below I will list the full specifications of the website and some attached screenshots, MyMTS is LIVE right now and you can check it out here! Please note all stats will be reset for Season 6!
Ability to view your survivor profiles & important info such as Steam ID and character info.
Shows your in game ranks and groups.
Displays your personal stats for kills, deaths, K/D ratio, Playtime, Tamed Dino Kills, Wild Dino Kills.
Displays yours tribes combined stats for kills, deaths, K/D ratio and Playtime.
Displays your tribes information such as tribe ID, members and character names.
Global Cluster wide leaderboards showing top 50 players from MTS Main, Beginners and Crossplay competiting in real time leaderbaords in an attempt to be the biggest fragger in MTS. (These leaderboards will be reset every main cluster wipe).
Filter for ascending or descending for each stat.
Ability to view your tribe log even if you are offline through Tribe Log panel on MyMTS (Requires Platinum Membership) it will display the tribe log of the most recent server you logged out on.
Future plans for prizes, rewards and competitions for leaderboards! TBA
Please note, tribe log feature will not be activated until Season 6 (10th July) for all clusters.
Season 6 Maps
The Center #1
The Center #2
The Island #1
The Island #2
Crystal Isles #1
Crystal Isles #2 (No Artifact Cave Building)
Scorched Earth #1
Please note, Ragnarok #3 and Valguero#3 have been removed but we have new servers available if there is demand for it to be released at a later date, just like in Season 5
Season 6 Changes
Tribe Size changed from 6 man to 4 man
We feel and based on the feedback that a switch back to the 4 man playstyle is the correct decision. Every tribe size has their pros and cons and we are very aware of the limitations of what a lower tribe size results in. However, with 6 man we feel we did not have a consistent amount of servers or base locations for this tribe size, alot of people getting wiped, not being able to maintain a good location etc. Therefore, a massive aim for this season is to allow more base locations resulting in an increased amount of tribes and overall a more populated map.
Artifact Cave Building is now allowed at all locations apart from the following; The Center Pearl Cave, The Center Ice Cave & Aberration Shadow Cave & every Artifact Cave on Crystal Isles#2 only
Following on from the points stated above, a massive aim for us this season is to allow more possibilities when it comes to base locations, opening up these new locations but keeping all Artifacts accessible for boss fights remains the aim. Thats why, we have chosen to ban the best 3 locations for Artifact Caves, Center Pearl, Center Ice and Shadow Cave also we have prevented building in ANY Artifact Caves on Crystal Isles #2 only as Crystal Isles has every Artifact in ARK so keeping these caves clear on that map only will allow the possibility of retrieving artifacts uncontested seeing as other maps will now more than likely have inhabitants. And don't worry, players won't mistakenly build in these banned areas as it will be physically impossible thanks to plugins.
S+ Nanny will no longer passively imprint dinos and will act as a baby feeder only
Due to an exploit we have decided to disable the ability to imprint baby dinos with the S+ Nanny, the Nanny will now only feed babies as usual as long as the Nanny is fueled and has food inside, essentially meaning you will have to do more imprints to achieve the ultimate goal of a 100% imprinted dino.
Removed ability to view enemy dino stat percentages and points into stats with Bitou2k's Binoculars
Alot of feedback gained was from the dissatisfaction of being able to view enemy dino stats before deciding whether to fight a tribe or not. This resulted in players if viewing any stats higher than their own would back out of a fight. In an attempt to make your breeding lines more valuable and usable, we have disabled the abiltiy to view enemy dino stats with the binoculars. Binoculars will still display Wild & Tamed dinos stat percentages and points into stats.
Tribes are required to have the same Name & Tribe Members across all maps
Following feedback from the mid season change through Season 5 of allowing tribing up with other tribe members to perform raids etc is being reverted. You are now required to have the same Tribe Name & Tribe Members across all maps on our cluster. Some of the factors behind our decision is we want to steer clear of the overwhelming alliances being created with infinite defending and attacking capabilities. Allies and being friendly with other tribes will always be a thing in ARK but requiring groups to have the same members and tribe name across the cluster limits this to a certain extent. Tied alongside the tribe size changes, finding a solid group of 4 members shouldn't be that much of a challenge. In addition to this change, tribe slot cooldown has been lowered from 12h to 6h.
2.2 You are required to have the same tribe members and tribe name across the cluster, using multiple names to hide identity, rotating members, account sharing or utilising alt accounts is strictly forbidden.
4.2 Tribes are not permitted to "team" when it comes to PvP. This includes but is not limited to things suich as; Joint raids against one or more tribes (8 v 4 etc), defending a tribe from another tribes attacks to provide mutual defences, coordinated attacks and more.. PvE Teaming however is allowed. Please see rule 4.4 for PvE Teaming engagements.
TEK Hover Skiff Nerfs
The TEK Hover Skiff will be seeing a nerf in MTS. The changes will be as follows;
TEK Hover Skiff can no longer pick Wyverns, Alpha Wyverns, Reapers or Rock Golems using tractor beam (Wild & tamed).
TEK Hover Skiff Element crafting cost doubled from 168 element to 336 element.
Weapons damage cap changed from 350% to 298%, Saddle armour cap changed from 140/112 to 124/99.2, and Flak Armour cap changed from 560 to 496.
We have matched our item clamps to match official servers.
Extinction Sunken Tree & Extinction Skylight Spot both allowed for building again
These spots previously banned during Season 5 are now open again for building!
Kibble removed from shop for first 24 hours of wipe
All variants of kibble will be excluded from the in game ark /shop for the first 24 hours of all future wipes including beginners. This will create a more even playing field in the first 24 hours of a server wipe. After 24 hours has passed kibble will be re-added to the shop allowing players to purchase it using their shop points.
Element Dust farming increased on Extinction from 2x to 5x
Element & Element Shards harvesting rates will remain at 2x but Element Dust will now be 5x meaning its more worthwhile if players need to farm a small amount of craftable element.
This season we will double our efforts in terms of support and response time as little to no admins will actually be playing, please acknowledge that our community is huge and our support system is very saturated around the time of launch but we are commited to improve this side of our community, so expect to not only see improvements to the response time of your tickets but the actual support you receive addtionally.
Some features are yet to be decided and we have offered these decisions to our community via a Official Discord Polls. Please see our discord to vote on the following;
Remove S+ Hatchery
Ban Crystal Wyvern taming for start of wipe
Lower disable Reaper taming threshold
And that wraps it up for now, if any further changes or official poll results happen from now until launch we will update you on our discord. Reminder survivors that MTS Season 6 kicks off July 10th @ 6pm BST.
FallenNomad has left his position as MTS Admin.
MTS would like to place on record our thanks and appreciation to Fallen for his work during his time with us and wish him well for the future.
See you on the 10th!
Your MTS Staff Team
Hamilton - Fire - Mr F - Ben - Raoul - Driftor - Killerfrognz - Turok - Baloo - Dibby