avg wipe 20-30 DAYS
One of our most popular clusters and game modes. Beginners cluster is a shorter term experience that mimics the main cluster in a faster paced environment. Featuring 8 maps, this cluster is a fresh start for all players on a wipe cycle with the ultimate goal of building up and joining the main cluster with all your earned tribe belongings at the end of the server cycle.
How does it work?
Beginners will launch with 9 maps. One of each for Aberration, Crystal Isles, Extinction, Genesis, Ragnarok, Scorched Earth, 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.
Day 0 - Beginner's Launch w/ 9 maps.
Day 14 - NEW Phase 1 Transferring (see below) + new map added
Day 16 - NEW Phase 2 Transferring (see below) transfers to main
Day 20+ - Beginners Shutdown, relaunch following Friday in calender.
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 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. The Beginner's Cluster will now be shutdown for a short off-season as it is prepared for a brand new cycle.