Over the weekend we as MTS staff got together and discussed all things Season 5, the way we have adapted and evolved over our multiple main cluster seasons and the direction is community is going in. We are always striving to appeal to as many people as possible and every change we make there is always a well thought out discussion and process before decisions are made. That being said, we are here to introduce to you all some changes coming to MTS, some permanent changes, others will be on a trial basis for 2 weeks as we evaluate them before deciding if we wish to stick with the changes or revert to our previous system. These changes will be active on our servers come the daily 6am BST restart. And will not be reverting back for the remainder of the season. Permanent Change Log Tame limit increased from 500 to 750 on all servers. Permanent Rule Changes REMOVED RULES ( REMOVED ) 1.3 You may not reveal other tribes base locations over Global Chat or Discord, you may however share this information privately. ( REMOVED ) 2.5 Maximum cage timer is 24 hours. (Rule does not apply if you are raiding, you can keep a player caged during the entire duration of the raid if it exceeds 1 day.) ( REMOVED ) 2.6 The use of any creatures not intended during boss fights is forbidden ( REMOVED ) 3.6 When built inside Artifact Caves (allowing access to Artifacts within), you are forbidden to use Parasaurs on Turret Mode at any point unless facing a Full FOB versus your base within the cave, which must be disabled once the FOB has ended. Permanent Policy Changes REMOVED POLICIES ( REMOVED ) → If there is a large scale raid which goes on for an extended period of time, and the defenders give up and despawn all of their loot (effectively taking the ban). Then in extreme circumstances recovery server may be used for admins to open and turn off turrets to allow attackers to retrieve any loot which was rightfully theirs to take back to main cluster. This process must be inspected by an admin at all times who must not leave them unattended on the server. Lost characters/mesh reports etc take priority when demand is high for recovery server usage. CHANGED POLICIES ( PREVIOUS ) → If a tribe is reported and found guilty for a breach of our rules or code of conduct, but admins are unsure on who the actual individual culprit(s) are. MTS staff may ban the entire tribe initially, once the tribe comes forward and discuss who the individual(s) are who broke said rule and investigations are complete, all innocent member(s) may be unbanned and the rightful member(s) ban will remain. Only the rule breakers needs to be punished. ( UPDATED ) → If a tribe is reported and found guilty for a breach of our rules or code of conduct, but admins are unsure on who the actual individual culprit(s) are. MTS staff will ban the tribe leader initially, once the tribe comes forward and discuss who the individual(s) are who broke said rule and investigations are complete, innocent member(s) may be unbanned and the rightful member(s) ban will be applied . Only the rule breakers needs to be punished. changes highlighted in bold These changes will be active on our servers come the daily 6am BST restart, these changes will be active accross all servers for 2 weeks. Before a decision is made about the changes staying or reverting back based on community feedback. Trial Change Log Platform Saddle structure multiplier increased from 0.35 to 0.5. Tribe Slot reuse cooldown increased from 6h to 12h. In addition to the structure limit rule change above, floating Metal Dinosaur Gates are now banned, I will attach some screenshots to show examples of what is now considered bannable. Metal Dinosaur gates can still be used aslong as the Gateframe remains attached. Reverse snap points are also not allowed, all structures must be placed vertically, and may not be slanted, placed on their side etc. Trial Rule Changes ( PREVIOUS ) 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. ( UPDATED ) 2.2 Account sharing or utilising alt accounts is strictly forbidden. ( PREVIOUS ) 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 (12 v 6 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. ( UPDATED ) 4.2 Tribes are not permitted to "team" when it comes to PvP. This includes but is not limited to things such as; Two tribes against one or more tribes (12 v 6 etc), you are allowed to join other tribes on and off server as long as 6 v 6 maximum tribe rules are honoured and it is between 2 tribes only. PvE Teaming is allowed. Please see rule 4.4 for PvE Teaming engagements. changes highlighted in bold Regarding Teaming/Off server Raiding changes above, we are keen to follow this change closely. We want our servers to remain competitive, we invite the community to give us feedback during this 2 week trial period. Please be constructive with any criticism and reminder that all changes can be revised if we please.