BEGINNERS cluster

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.

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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.

 

Timeline
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.

 

SERVER SETTINGS

MAPS

  • Aberration Beginners

  • Crystal Isles Beginners

  • Extinction Beginners

  • Genesis Beginners

  • Ragnarok Beginners

  • The Center Beginners

  • The Island Beginners

  • Valguero Beginners

  • Scorched Earth Beginners

RATES

  • Experience = 5.0

  • Harvesting = 5.0

  • Taming = 5.0

  • Breeding = 10.0

  • Mating Interval = 0.5

  • Baby Imprint Interval = 0.5

  • Imprint Amount Scale = 2.0

  • Crop Growth = 3.0

  • Cave Damage = 6.0

  • Player Food/Water Consumption = 0.5

  • Loot Quality = 1.2

  • Fishing Loot Quality = 1.2

  • PlayerFortitudePerLevelStatsMultiplier = 5.0

  • PerPlatformMaxStructuresMultiplier = 0.58

  • Day Time Speed = 1.0

  • Night Time Speed = 1.0

  • Saddle Armour Clamp = 124%/99.2%

  • Weapon Damage Clamp = 298%

  • Flak Armour Clamp = 496

  • Max Durability Clamp = 1250

SETTINGS

  • Mode = PvP

  • Tribe Limit = 6

  • Max Player Level = 105+ Ascensions

  • Max Wild Dino Level = 150

  • Unlimited Mindwipe Respecs = True

  • Tribe Tame Limit = 850

  • Tribemate Imprints = True

  • Diseases = False

  • Infinite Structure Pickup = True

  • Alliance System = False

  • Custom Recipes = True

  • Corpse Locater = True

  • Console Gamma = True

  • No Collision Building = True

  • Auto Unlock Engrams = True

  • Show Floating Damage = False

  • Transfer Timers = False

  • Admin Logging = True

  • Tribe Slot Reuse Cooldown = 6 Hours

WEEKEND RATES

  • Loot Quality = 1.2 → 1.3

 

Friday 00.00am - Sunday 12:00am. (72 Hours)

MODS

  • More Than Structures

  • MTS Stacking Mod 300-50

  • Bitou2k's Binocular

  • MTSARK.co.uk Community Mod

  • Auto Engrams!

  • WShopUI

  • MTS Aberration Extension (Aberration only)

  • MTS TheCenter Extension (Center only)

  • MTS TheIsland Extension (Island only)

Click for Steam Mod Pack

PLUGINS & MODIFIERS

Mesh Detection System

This system will still allow for the quality of life of no collision building with a check for each structure placed if it is possible to be destroyed from a legitimate game world space. This means being able to destroy it with C4 etc. If you place a structure too far into the mesh now, resulting in that structure becoming invulnerable to damage, our system will detect that it's too far meshed and will destroy it automatically. Basically, no more frustration of enemy meshed foundations preventing you from building


MTS Community Mod

MTS brings many balance changes, quality of life additions, new abilities to creatures & more via a workshop mod. Enjoy ARK with the most thought out and balanced PvP mod currently available on Steam. Full mod changes can be viewed here

MTS Map Extensions

We offer our very own Map Extension mods. The purpose of these mods is to tackle some of ARK's strongest caves in PvP servers to ensure specified spots are accessible by at most a Trike sized dino and removing "crouch" choke points & more! Key locations include Island Ice Cave, Aberration Shadow Cave, Center Pearl Cave & Center North Ice Cave. Full mod changes can be viewed here


Modified Dino Spawn Level Distribution

Equalizes high Dino level frequency distribution for spawns on all maps to match the higher levels seen on Ragnarok and The Center

Ark Shop

Passively earn points as you play. Redeem kits, buy & sell helpful items and dinos from our limited in-game /shop

Lottery

Every hour a lottery will begin, gamble your points and roll a number between 1-1000. Highest roll will win the entry pot

Private Messaging

Send private messages to other players on your map

No Collision Structure Exceptions

Our servers use no collision building for quality of life. However, the following structures have collision enabled during placement for balance reasons; Sleeping Bags, Wooden Cage, Ocean Platforms, Dino Gateways, Billboards, Spikes and Fence Supports

PvP Cooldown

Any player or structure PvP within render range of your player will trigger a 60 second cooldown that will reset each time new damage is applied. During this cooldown, the use of the following items and chat commands are blocked; S+ Omni Tool, S+ Multi-Tool, /suicide, /shop, /kit and /buy until the cooldown has ended

Dino Tame Limits

Currently, Gacha's have a tame limit of 8. No Gachas can be claimed, downloaded or exit cryopods while there are 8 Gachas present on a map per tribe. And Raft's have a limit of 2.

PvP Rewards

Every time a player is killed during PvP. 10% of the victim's points total is subtracted from their balance and rewarded to the killer

Pick Up Preventions

All structures can be permanently picked up for quality of life by using the radial menu. However, the following structures cannot be picked up for balance reasons; Cannons

No Ally looking Babies

All newborn dinos will automatically be set to disable ally looking and disable wandering by default on MTS servers

TAMING RESTRICTIONS

Taming Permanently disabled

  • Iguanodon

  • Enforcer

  • Ovis

  • TEK Stego (C2S3 Only)

  • Mantis (experimental)

Taming Enabled after 48 hours

  • Griffin

  • Rock Elemental

  • Managarmr

  • Gasbag

  • Gacha

  • Megachelon

  • Crystal Wyverns

Taming Enabled after 7 days

  • Titanosaur

  • Ice Titan (cannot transfer off Extinction)

  • Forest Titan (cannot transfer off Extinction)

  • Desert Titan (cannot transfer off Extinction)

OFFLINE RAID PROTECTION

Offline Raid Protection is a system where when your Tribe is offline your structures take reduced damage and your turret's deal more damage. ORP activation happens after an interval of your final tribe member disconnecting from a server. ORP is map-specific and does not 100% protect you from offline raids.

ORP Settings

  • ​Default Time to activate = 1 hour 

  • PvP Cooldown Time to activate = 2 hours 

  • Max ORP Duration = 72 hours 

  • Structure Resistance = 0.33x

  • Turret Damage = 3.0x

  • Max Tribe ORPs per map = 1 

  • ORP in 6x Caves = False

  • ORP Structure Health = 10,000

  • ORP Range = Approx. 85 foundations

ORP Setup

  1. Craft MAGA ORP structure engram.

  2. Place it in your desired location, remember other players can destroy this structure to remove your ORP buff so ensure it's protected.

  3. When your tribe goes offline your ORP will activate automatically after the intervals stated above.

DISABLED ENGRAMS

  • Camera

  • Iguanodon Saddle

  • Small Taxidermy Base

  • Medium Taxidermy Base

  • Large Taxidermy Base​

STRUCTURES PLUS+

  • Resource Pulling = True

  • Allow S+ Intake without Water = True

  • S+ Crafting Speed = 2x

  • S+ Nanny Imprinting = 50%

  • S+ Omni Tool Advanced Transfering Blacklist = Rocket Launcher, MEK Modules, TEK Armour, TEK Forcefield, TEK Rifle, TEK Railgun, Turrets, Fertilised Giga Eggs

 

All S+ engrams have been disabled, apart from the following;

  • S+ Stone Pipe Intake

  • S+ Stone Pipe Tap

  • S+ Feeding Trough

  • S+ Animal Tender

  • S+ Hatchery

  • S+ Nanny

  • S+ Glass Wall

  • S+ Glass Ceiling

  • S+ Fabricator

  • S+ Refrigerator

  • S+ Air Conditioner

  • S+ Industrial Grinder

  • S+ Domesticated Bee Hive

  • S+ Industrial Forge

  • S+ Chemistry Bench

  • S+ Industrial Cooker

  • S+ Multi Tool

  • S+ Omni Tool

BANNED BASE LOCATIONS

To check a location, in single player type the command. cheat spi <coordinates> which will teleport you to the spot.

Aberration

  • -161622 -271324 53494 -116.94 -33.67

  • -43045 249917 26489 -13.23 -56.99

  • 22735 7250 9296 87.70 -44.53

  • 105700 148053 19768 -85.79 -4.42

  • -161248 67227 28580 -56.13 32.66

  • 204363 -101160 29814 92.66 -18.26

  • -216539 40130 57607 90.59 1.62

  • -171440 104206 1045 -103.03 9.98

  • -63073 210575 46962 12.71 -39.67

  • -147113 242866 11095 158.21 -33.05

  • -200644 233223 69317 -158.88 -43.24

  • 30864 -250947 55563 1.82 -4.15

Crystal Isles

  • 288679 475698 -1318 19.19 -16.11

  • 420017 -48912 15043 -115.03 -68.72

  • All Artifact Caves/Spawns on Crystal Isles (Beginners) only

Extinction

  • 23664 60057 -36282 -99.06 -1.33

  • -333538 -225144 -127120 -55.56 -34.26

  • -19088 2728 -17652 99.00 -40.74

  • 173490 -783 -22848 177.87 -7.54

  • 7032 63579 -34677 91.93 -41.92

  • -28652 95721 -33158 -14.77 -4.08

  • -13745 95014 -30892 -4.28 -11.32

  • 124062 -1298 -25071 -116.59 -25.63

  • -60044 24439 -22310 -59.82 -2.34

Genesis

  • -216530 -378242 -18840 -42.87 0.61

  • 272999 256343 9514 29.01 -21.80

  • 332316 -309863 27518 -9.73 -12.42

  • -352476 237622 -6608 134.73 -18.80

  • All Missions Zones on Genesis (Beginners) only

Ragnarok

  • 125232 -577462 -43793 138.72 -43.70

  • -290364 -414610 -3212 142.05 -28.40

  • -362656 -539670 -38751 -66.02 -6.91

  • -363509 -334384 2813 -129.66 50.68

The Center

  • 53112 622768 21616 110.43 48.33

  • -194772 -91517 -2120 -2.10 -16.77

  • 4287 92453 -23805 -18.22 -7.17

  • -6816 219593 -7502 -36.90 -16.09

  • 63650 222208 -29625 21.61 -57.30

  • 14047 218873 -11278 -95.07 -7.90

  • 790 227008 -41275 -141.31 -63.78

  • -256344 81633 6494 100.34 -3.62

  • -368399 49763 -44341 -51.59 -11.71

  • -231734 94492 22142 -107.72 -22.70

Valguero

  • 177629 -293689 -17212 -121.07 3.86

  • -235570 -323088 2245 147.32 -19.92

  • -252209 -328401 -1646 3.08 -31.50

  • 265787 -102849 -8240 -118.09 -5.91

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