New MTS Beginners Server!
We are announcing a new feature coming to MTS which is our beginners server, these are special servers which work in a unique way so please read carefully. This will be a fresh 50 slot Ragnarok server seperated from our current cluster for 14 days. At the end of the 14 days transfers from the Beginners server to the current cluster will be enabled for 2 days. You will be FORCED to pack up and take all your newly gathered belongings to the live clusters and find a place to settle. After these 2 days of transferring have finished then the beginners servers will wipe and reset and get ready for the next wave of new players. These servers are designed to allow new players wanting to start the ability to build up without the threat of established tribes before moving what they have to our main cluster to a standard where they can easily defend themselves. I will make a short brief below about these new servers.
Beginners servers will begin this Friday 7th June @ 17:00pm BST / 18:00pm CET.
These servers will features no transferring to and from our live cluster.
After 14 days have passed transferring from beginners to the current MTS cluster will open.
This transferring will remain for 2 days and Tribes will have to move and take all their belongings with them to the live cluster during this time and find a place to settle.
After the 2 days of transferring have ended the beginners server will shut down.
There will be a 1 day cooldown before the Beginners servers reset and wipe allowing the new wave of new players the ability to start up.
These servers are designed for new players wishing to start on MTS to build up without the fear of established tribes griefing them.
Tribes will aim to reach a standard within the 14 days where they are well established and can defend themselves from the population of the current cluster.
Rates, rules and everything will be indentical to our current cluster.
Moving to the i9 machine was definately a improvement but we are keen to make things better! The aim is to still split the servers across 2 boxes running 3 maps on each freeing 50% more hardware to run the maps. This will be a definite improvement however setting up a cluster over 2 machines is challenging and we are in the process of completing this. More information will be posted soon regarding this but please be patient and acknowledge that we are working making the server performance improve dramatically.
New Shop System (WIP)
We are in the process our creating our current in game Ark Shop into a UI, this will now function with a shop menu instead of chat commands allowing you to purchase items with ease, and also adding the ability to sell items collected from bosses and some alpha creatures. This change however requires the resetting of all players points on the server, dont worry donators will still receive their bonus points once the reset happens.
Shop UI accesible by using F2 instead of chat commands.
Ability to purchase and sell items and dinos now displayed in a clear menu.
Level 75 Bulbdog added to the shop for 400 points.
Added the ability to sell Boss and Alpha Trophies for points.
Kits and donator kits clearly visible with cooldown on next use.
My stats page integrated into this UI, showing player kills, deaths and tamed/wild dino kills.
This is a Work In Progress and is not being added yet, as we are still testing and tuning it.
Please see some examples of this in game below.