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main cluster

avg wipe 6+ weeks

The epicenter of our MTS community. Main cluster is the most competitive long term ARK experience we have to offer.  These are extreme Player versus Player focused servers and players should expect lots of player killing, griefing, and raiding. A massive 17+ map cluster where hundreds of tribes work on their dino lines and maximizing their resources & weapon arsenals all to compete for the title of "Alpha Tribe". Only the strongest will survive.

 

SERVER SETTINGS

MAPS

  • Aberration #1 

  • Crystal Isles #1 

  • Extinction #1 (1w Delay)

  • Genesis #1 (1w Delay)

  • Ragnarok #1

  • Ragnarok #2

  • Scorched Earth #1

  • The Center #1

  • The Center #2

  • The Island #1

  • The Island #2

  • Valguero #1

  • Valguero #2

RATES

Weekday Rates

  • Experience = 3.0

  • Harvesting = 3.0

  • Ext & Gen Element Harvesting = 1.5

  • Taming = 3.0

  • Breeding = 6.0

  • Mating Interval = 0.5

  • Baby Imprint Interval = 0.5

  • Imprint Amount Scale = 1.5

  • Crop Growth = 3.0

  • Cave Damage = 6.0

  • Player Food/Water Consumption = 0.5

  • Loot Quality = 1.0

  • 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

Monday - Thursday

Weekend Rates

  • Taming = 3.0  →  5.0

  • Loot Quality = 1.0 → 1.2

 

Friday - Sunday 

SETTINGS

  • Mode = PvP

  • Tribe Limit = 8

  • Global Weight Reduction = 33%

  • Max Player Level = 105 +Ascensions +Chibis

  • Max Wild Dino Level = 150

  • Unlimited Mindwipe Respecs = True

  • Tribe Tame Limit = 1000

  • 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

  • Structure Pickup Time = 1s

MODS

  • More Than Structures

  • Bitou2k's Binocular

  • MTSARK.co.uk Community Mod

  • Auto Engrams!

  • WShopUI

  • HG Neuter Gun

  • Getter Component

  • Evo Source

  • Evo Merch

  • MTS Aberration Extension

  • MTS TheCenter Extension

  • MTS TheIsland Extension

  • MTS Ragnarok Extension

  • MTS Valguero Extension

  • MTS Scorched Extension 

  • MTS CrystalIsles Extension

Click for Steam Mod Pack

MAP CHANGES

ABERRATION

Shadow Cave

  • New: Widened & heightened chokepoint before entering final room, allows passage of Trike sized dino.

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RAGNAROK

Blue Obelisk

  • New: Completely redesigned Blue Obelisk.

  • New: HOF Wall, featuring Hall of Fame Tribe plagues surrounding terminal.

  • New: Increased no structure placement volume around Blue Obe.

  • New: Obelisk Pillar

Lava  Cave

  • Removed: Large rock outside entrance.

Highland Cave

  • New: Lowered height of entrance, no longer allows passage of any dinos bigger than a Human.

Triple Waterfall Cave

  • New: Added land access to the middle entrance from grass flats via bridge & ramps. (This is now the only entrance).

  • New: Decreased size of entrance, now allows passage of max Stego sized dino.

  • New: Added environmental features around the outside of the cave.

  • New: Blocked side entrance.

  • New: Expanded interior of Cave.

Viking Bay Cave

  • Removed: Water part outside the front of the Cave.

  • Removed: Dino rib cage outside the front of the Cave.

  • New: Rex Skull as an entrance.

  • New: Land flooring inside the first half of the Cave.

  • New: Deeper water pool at the back of the Cave.

Blue Obelisk Cave

  • New: Sealed exisiting entrance, re-opened & moved main entrance to below, now allows passage of max Stego sized dino.

  • New: Filled new main entrance with land and removed water part.

  • New: Filled all outside surrounding water streams with land to prevent any form of rafting.

Midlands Cave

  • New: Added land bridge access to the remaining entrance along the cliff face.

  • New: Added snowy rocks to the edge of the water pool above the entrance.

  • New: Decreased size of entrance, now allows passage of max Stego sized dino.

  • New: Expanded & tidied inside, made flatter and more build-friendly.

  • New: Sealed regular land entrance.

Lion King Cave

  • New: Decreased size of entrance, now allows passage of max Stego sized dino.

  • New: Added Manticore statue near entrance.

  • New: Sealed back land entrance.

Desert Crack Cave

  • New: Sealed back entrance. (There is now only one entrance).

Canyon Waterfall Cave 1

  • New: Sealed waterfall side entrance.

  • New: Decreased size of remaining entrance, now allows passage of max Trike sized dino.

Canyon Waterfall Cave 2

  • New: Sealed back entrance.

  • New: Sealed waterfall side entrance.

  • New: Decreased size of remaining entrance, now allows passage of max Human size.

Frozen Lake Cave

  • New: Sealed back entrance.

  • New: Decreased size of remaining entrance, now allows passage of max Stego sized dino.

Snow Mountain Cave

  • New: Decreased size of remaining entrance, now allows passage of max Trike sized dino.

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SCORCHED EARTH

Central Cave

  • New: Widened & heightened chokepoint before entering final room, allows passage of Rex sized dino.

  • New: Ruins & stalagmites added to the latter stages of new tunnel to prevent Rex access.

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THE CENTER

Pearl Cave

  • New: Long, straight tunnel entrance created for Pearl Cave, majority big enough for Rex sized dino.

  • New: Ruins & stalagmites added to the latter stages of tunnel to prevent Rex access.

  • New: Pillar on the corner on the interior entrance.

  • Removed: Original entrance.

North Ice Cave

  • New: Separate tunnel entrances leading to both small & big side of North Ice Cave.

  • New: Ruins & stalagmites added to the latter stages of tunnels to prevent Rex access.

  • New: Separated water areas from both small & big side allowing for uncontested water breeding.

  • Removed: Dropdown, replaced with ramp. (Big Side)

  • Removed: Water entrance from main chamber room.

Double Bear Cave

  • New: Sealed bottom entrance.

Underworld Cave

  • New: Sealed river entrance.

  • New: Increased height of crouch point, now allows passage of max Human size.

Redwoods Cave

  • New: Created a large wall filling the entire entrance, only access is now directly over the ramp through new archway.

Underworld Spider Cave

  • New: Removed water stream to prevent rafting.

  • New: Decreased size of entrance, now allows passage of max Stego sized dino.

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THE ISLAND

 

Ice Cave

  • New: Added land plateau outside of Ice Cave to allow for Turret Tower creation.

  • New: Added resources such as Metal, Stones & Trees added to the plateau.

  • New: Tunnel entrance created for Ice Cave, allows passage of Stego sized dino.

  • Removed: Crouch entrance into Ice Cave.

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VALGUERO

 

Oil Cave

  • New: Widened & heightened entrance, allows passage of 2x Stego sized dino side by side. 

  • New: Added ruins to the entrance.

Waterfall Cave

  • New: Shrunken cave entrance, now allows passage of Stego sized dino. (This is now the only entrance).

  • New: Added ruins to the entrance.

  • New: Blocked ceiling entrance.

  • New: Blocked water entrance.

Spider Cave

  • New: Removed middle pillar & slightly largened entrance to cave.

  • New: Added "Forcefield" that prevents the entry of Stegos & Managarmrs.

  • Removed: Large tree just outside of entrance.

  • Removed: Invisible mesh on outer parts of entrances preventing grappling / cryopod throwing etc.

Castle Cave

  • New: Added land access to upper plateau before cave entrance via bridge & stairwell.

  • New: Added ruins & environmental features around the plateau.

  • New: Added stairwell up into Cave entrance. (This is now the only entrance).

  • New: Blocked bottom entrance.

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CRYSTAL ISLES

 

Redwood Cave

  • New: Sealed top entrance.

  • New: Decreased size of remaining entrance, now allows passage of max Human size.

  • New: Filled interior of cave for more quality of life building.

Tropical Cave

  • New: Sealed rear entrance.

Spider Web Cave

  • New: Sealed rear entrance.

  • New: Decreased size of remaining entrance, now allows passage of max Trike sized dino.

Dragon Cave

  • New: Sealed side entrance.

  • New: Sealed top entrance.

  • New: Decreased size of remaining entrance, now allows passage of max Stego sized dino.

  • New: Extended plateau outside of cave and removed several stone structures, trees and rocks for more quality of life building.

  • New: Extended interior entrance/chokepoint to long tunnel immediately after entering the cave.

  • New: New raised, walled off platform area inside the cave.

  • New: Cleared far ruins in the cave, for more flat & quality of life building.

BALANCE CHANGES

BOLA

━━━━━━━━━━

  • Decreased entangle time on Humans from 25s to 15s.

  • Increased weight from 0.5 to 1.0.

  • Added "Cut to Escape" mini-game to players entangled by a Bola when using a sharp tool.

 

 

FLAMETHROWER

━━━━━━━━━━

  • Reduced tick damage from 9% to 7% HP (min 10, max 100) per second for 6 seconds.

SNOW OWL

━━━━━━━━━━

  • Stun and Ice Crash abilities once used on a target; target will have a 15s immunity to that ability before being able to be affected by it again. 

KENTRO

━━━━━━━━━━

  • Removed recoil damage cap on incoming damage.

WOOLLY RHINO

━━━━━━━━━━

  • Increased maximum damage scale from 8x to 12.5x when charging.

  • Increased melee stat amount per level-up by 25%.

DIREWOLF

━━━━━━━━━━

  • Added new "C" ability - Can detect nearby enemy respawn points within a 30 foundation range (Sleeping Bags, Simple Beds, Bunk Beds & TEK Sleeping Pods).

RAVAGER

━━━━━━━━━━

  • Added new "C" ability - Can detect nearby enemy respawn points within a 30 foundation range (Sleeping Bags, Simple Beds, Bunk Beds & TEK Sleeping Pods).

STEGO

━━━━━━━━━━

  • "Tail Whip Impale" (Right Click) ability fully removed.

  • Reduced resistance to incoming damage by 20%.

PARACER

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  • Increased HP stat amount per level-up by 40%.

  • Increased resistance to incoming damage by 15%.

TROPEOGNATHUS

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  • "Item Grind" ability removed when items are placed inside Tropeo saddle.

VELONASAUR

━━━━━━━━━━

  • Increased melee stat amount per level-up by 50%.

SPINOSAURUS

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  • Increased melee stat amount per level-up by 25%.

  • Increased health stat amount per level-up by 20%.

PLESIOSAUR

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  • Increased health stat amount per level-up by 25%.

  • Increased resistance to incoming damage by 40%

  • Now immune to Tusoteuthis grabs.

LIGHTNING WYVERN

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  • Unbreedable.

TAPEJARA

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  • Increased health stat amount per level-up by 25%.

MEGACHELON

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  • Removed deep-sea breeding requirement - Can now be bred anywhere on land.

  • Can now heal using Sweet Vegetable Cakes.

CRYOPOD

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  • Now craftable in player inventory.

CRYOFRIDGE

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  • Now craftable in player inventory.

  • Requires placement on floor.

ELEMENT DUST

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  • Now craftable in player inventory.

  • Can craft 1 Element into 500 Element Dust.

METAL CLIFF PLATFORM

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  • Decreased "Cliff Platform In Area" limit from 3 to 2.

MTS+ INDUSTRIAL GRINDER

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  • Decreased percentage of resources returned when grinding an item to 1%.

MTS+ ITEM COLLECTOR

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  • Map specific max limit of 5 per tribe.

MTS+ NANNY

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  • Decreased the maximum Imprint Percentage S+ Nanny will imprint a baby dino to 50%.

PLUGINS & QUALITY OF LIFE

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

MTSArk proudly presents our Map Extensions mods. The purpose of these mods is to tackle some of ARK's strongest & weakest caves in PvP servers to optimize them to their maximum for balanced gameplay. Showcase Video


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

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

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

Exclusive Name System

All players on our cluster must have a unique name. If a name you are trying to use is already taken, you will have to use a different character name. Player's can reserve their preferred name buy purchasing a "Name Reservation" from our MTS store

No Disconnects on Slot Cap Transferring

Players will no longer be disconnected with the "Outgoing Reliable Buffer Overflow" bug when transferring servers with a slot cap of items on MTS servers

Instant Level Ups for Dinos

Bored of auto-clicking all level-ups? Type levelhp <amount> and it will level up instantly that many times. (Currently only works for Dinos HP stat)

Glitched Wyvern, Magmasaur, Rock Drake, Deinonychus Nest prevention system

Any fertilized eggs dropped from a dino's inventory, will now be auto-deleted upon dropping. This means no more eggs will become stuck in a "glitched" status, and wild nests will be able to consistently supply eggs for players to obtain

Used Beaver Dam Cleanup

Once a beaver dam is opened and an item or dropped or taken out, a 120s timer will start, at the end of the timer. The Beaver Dam will despawn, allowing a new one with new resources to spawn a short while later

Customizable Baby Claiming Settings

You can now toggle on or off for the following options for your newly claimed babies! No Ally Looking, Passive, Ignore Group Whistles, Unfollow, Target Concious Only, Target Range High, Player Name on Dino, Do Not Prompt for Dino Name & Dino Stats Naming. Customise the settings to your liking. Using /babysettings in global chat

Cross Cluster Global & Tribe Chat

Players can now see global chats from all other maps on the cluster. Your Tribe's chat will also be synced across the cluster. You can speak to Tribe Members on other maps using tribe chat

HWID Bans & Account Sharing Detection System

Bans are processed via a player's Hardware ID instead of Steam ID. This means even if a player joins on a new Steam Account they will be banned from the server. Player's can also only log into one account during their MTS experience per system. The first account you log-in with to MTS will be locked to your HWID forever, any attempts to log into a different Steam Account after you have registered your Main Account will be blocked.

TAMING RESTRICTIONS

Taming Permanently disabled

  • Enforcer

  • Ovis

  • Gacha

Riding Enabled after 48 hours

  • Stego

Taming Enabled after 48 hours

  • Griffin

  • Rock Elemental

  • Crystal Wyvern

Taming Enabled after 7 days

  • Titanosaur

  • Extinction Dinos & Titans

  • Genesis: Part I Dinos

ENGRAMS

Disabled Engrams

  • Camera

  • Small Taxidermy Base

  • Medium Taxidermy Base

  • Large Taxidermy Base​

  • Flexible Pipes

  • Fish Net

  • Pressure Plate

  • Loadout Mannequin

  • Jar of Pitch

  • Net Projectile

  • Minigun

  • TEK Hoversail

  • TEK Bow

  • TEK Phase Pistol

S+ Engrams Available

  • MTS+ Multi Tool

  • MTS+ Omni Tool

  • MTS+ Stone Pipe Tap

  • MTS+ Stone Pipe Intake

  • MTS+ Feeding Trough

  • MTS+ Item Collector

  • MTS+ Hatchery

  • MTS+ Nanny

  • MTS+ Fabricator

  • MTS+ Refrigerator

  • MTS+ Air Conditioner

  • MTS+ Industrial Grinder

  • MTS+ Domesticated Bee Hive

  • MTS+ Industrial Forge

  • MTS+ Chemistry Bench

  • MTS+ Industrial Cooker

  • MTS+ TEK Dedicated Storage

CHAT COMMANDS

GENERAL

  • /groups - Displays your groups

  • /pm <CharacterName> <Message> - Private message an online user

  • /r <Message> - Quick reply to most recent PM received

  • /lottery - Buy yourself an entry ticket for current running Lottery

  • /dinostats - When facing a friendly dino, shows points into stats

  • /suicide - Kills your player

  • /tribe - Shows your online tribemates location & distance

  • /rates - Displays the current servers rates for your character

  • /levelhp <amount> - Whilst mounted on a Dino, use this command to save some clicks & instantly level up your dino the amount of times you chose (Currently only works for Dinos HP stat)

  • /bannedzones - Shows visual range of a banned base location

STATS

  • /mystats - Shows your personal stats

  • /stats <number 1-8> - Shows global leaderboards for; 1 = Playtime, 2 = Player kills, 3 = Tamed dino kills, 4 = Wild dino kills, 5 = Dinos tamed, 6 = Most deaths to players, 7 = Most deaths to tamed dinos, 8 = Most deaths to wild dinos

IN-GAME SHOP

  • /shop - Opens Shop interface (Can use F2 key aswell)

  • /kit - Opens Kit interface

  • /sell - Opens Sell interface

  • /points - Displays your points balance

TURRET FILLER

  • /fill - Fills your Turrets in range using Ammo in your player inventory, even outs ammo count in turrets on filling

  • /fill <name> - Fills ONLY your Turrets in range with <name> as the structure name eg. /fill wall (would only fill turrets with wall in their name)

  • /turrets - Will give usage information

  • /turrets on - Turns turrets in range on

  • /turrets off - Turns turrets in range off

  • /turrets low - Sets turrets in range to low range

  • /turrets medium - Sets turrets in range to medium range

  • /turrets high - Sets turrets in range to high range

  • /turrets all - Sets turrets in range to target all players

  • /turrets playertamed - Sets turrets in range to target players & tamed

  • /turrets player - Sets turrets in range to target players only

  • /turrets wild - Sets turrets in range to target wild only

  • /turrets tamed - Sets turrets in range to target tamed only

  • /turrets playermounted - Sets turrets in range to target player mounted only

BABY CLAIM SETTINGS

  • /babysettings - Will give usage information

  • /babysettings ? - Lists default MTS claim settings

  • /babysettings <option> <on/off> - Using the option number and on or off you can change a setting. The <option> value can be obtained using the ? command

TRIBE LIMITS

  • /dinolimit - Displays your tribe's dino limit

  • /structurelimit - Displays your tribe's structure limit

DINO PAINTING

  • /dinopaint - Displays dino paints remaining

  • /sdcrandom - Randomises the target dino's colour

  • /sdc <region #> <colour #> - Paints the target dino's region to that color

  • /savedc <name> - When targetting a dino, will save that dinos colour scheme. Saved colours are species specific

  • /loaddc <name> - When targetting a dino, will load a saved colour scheme for that species

  • /listdc - When targetting a dino, will display all previously saved colour scheme for that species

Dino Paint YouTube Tutorial

BANNED BASE LOCATIONS

From Server Rules:

2.4 No building in any location where player entry requires knocked unconscious, wooden chairs, reach dino riding, ziplines or anything similar. 

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

  • 146821 27679 -2349 -99.05 -5.55

  • -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

  • -63073 210575 46962 12.71 -39.67

  • -147113 242866 11095 158.21 -33.05

  • -200644 233223 69317 -158.88 -43.24

Crystal Isles

  • N/A

Extinction

  • 23664 60057 -36282 -99.06 -1.33

  • -333538 -225144 -127120 -55.56 -34.26

  • -19088 2728 -17652 99.00 -40.74

  • 7032 63579 -34677 91.93 -41.92

  • -13745 95014 -30892 -4.28 -11.32

  • -60044 24439 -22310 -59.82 -2.34

  • -329109 -146110 -33347 -80.53 -68.91

  • -386336 -244035 -65851 70.38 -5.44

Genesis: Part I

  • -216530 -378242 -18840 -42.87 0.61

  • 272999 256343 9514 29.01 -21.80

  • 332316 -309863 27518 -9.73 -12.42

  • -353132 236509 -7015 130.53 5.49

  • -403470 -250487 -36477 17.29 -38.49

  • -404109 -320481 -46325 83.26 -32.93

  • All Missions Zones

Ragnarok

  • 125232 -577462 -43793 138.72 -43.70

  • Wyvern Scars

Scorched Earth

  • -290694 271229 -15431 76.80 -19.97

  • Wyvern Scars

The Center

  • 53112 622768 21616 110.43 48.33

  • 4287 92453 -23805 -18.22 -7.17

  • -256344 81633 6494 100.34 -3.62

  • -368399 49763 -44341 -51.59 -11.71

The Island

  • N/A

Valguero

  • -235570 -323088 2245 147.32 -19.92

  • -252209 -328401 -1646 3.08 -31.50

  • -6229 225823 6199 55.97 -29.17

  • Wyvern Scars