The future of AstralArk

Oct
25

The future of AstralArk

It’s been a long time since our last update regarding our AstralArk cluster and the main reason for that is due to a lot of uncertainty around the servers’ availability during Shadow’s house move. However things are finally moving along and we feel that now is a good time to share our plans for the future of AstralArk.

What is planned for AstralArk?

As some of you are aware, we have decided that we will be relaunching AstralArk and a part of that will be an entirely new cluster.

We understand that the time you put into our servers is very valuable to you and that no one likes to lose their progress, so we have decided to offer optional characters and dino transfers from the current cluster to the new one for those of you already playing on AstralArk prior to the relaunch. After we relaunch, the current cluster will only be up for a limited period of time. This will ensure that people can transfer in what they want and that we have a swift transition to the new cluster.

We have still not decided the number of maps the new cluster will include or the settings and rules, and which mods will be available. However we will endeavour to make all these details available on our new website beforehand.

Another part of the relaunch will also include a brand new website and forums which we hope you will all enjoy, as well as our TS and reorganised Discord voice servers.

When will the relaunch happen?

There is no confirmed timeframe yet as it will greatly depend on Shadow’s ongoing house move, but this will likely be in late December all things being well. Please remember this is subject to change, but we will do our best to keep you updated.

What about Aberration?

As most of you probably know already, Aberration has been pushed back “by some weeks”. In the case where it would be released before we relaunch, we do plan to bring up a server so everyone can try out the expansion. However, it will be wiped alongside the rest of the cluster so do keep that in mind. You would still be able to transfer any tamed dinos to the new cluster if you wanted to. 

What about the current cluster?

The current cluster will stay up until we are ready to relaunch and the period of time dedicated to transferring to the new cluster is up. Until then you are free to play on our cluster and remember that you can, if you wish, transfer your character and dinos onto the new servers when they arrive.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below, or post it in our Discord channel.

We hope that you all are as excited as we are for the relaunch, and we are looking forward to seeing you on AstralArk πŸ™‚

Lolite

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13 comments

  • LoudGuns
    Nov 2, 2017 @ 16:16 pm

    Hi Lolite,

    Thanks for the update – really looking forward to it. Can I just ask a couple of things as they may inform how we spend the next couple of months.

    Do you think we will be able to port any items across?
    Will there be a limit on how many of our Dinos we can take with us?

    Cheers
    LoudGuns

    • Lolite
      Lolite
      Nov 2, 2017 @ 17:20 pm

      Hey LoudGuns, thanks for your question.
      We are not going to allow items to be transferred over as we think dinos will already help our players to have an easier start on the new cluster.
      You will be able to take as many dinos as you want to the new cluster. However the current cluster will only be open for a given amount of time, so your dinos will have to be transferred during this time. When it is over, we will not allow more dino transfers.
      I hope this helped πŸ™‚

      • LoudGuns
        Nov 2, 2017 @ 17:27 pm

        Thanks! That’s really clear. Good luck with the logistics and let us know if we can help at all.

  • Baked
    Baked
    Nov 21, 2017 @ 12:33 pm

    hi Lolite,
    Are you planning on running the Builder’s Improvements mod on the new cluster?

    cheers,
    Baked

    • Lolite
      Lolite
      Nov 21, 2017 @ 13:08 pm

      Hey there,

      As stated in the post we are still unsure which mods will be implemented on the new cluster. It’s even more unsure for Builder’s Improvements as Wildcard is planning on including Structures Plus in the core game. We will have to see how all of that goes first πŸ™‚

  • Baked
    Baked
    Nov 29, 2017 @ 15:00 pm

    Hey Lolite, another probably stupid question for you… We assume that transfer from the old cluster to the new would be via obelisk much the same as the current system? We’re starting to think a bit about logistics of moving our dinos.

    cheers,
    Baked.

    • Lolite
      Lolite
      Nov 29, 2017 @ 19:15 pm

      Hey, don’t worry about asking questions, it could be helpful for anyone πŸ™‚
      Regarding transfers, you will just need to upload via the already available means, so this could be an obelisk, a drop or a transmitter. As of now, everything you uploaded will last 24 hours in there so make sure not to upload too early!

  • LoudGuns
    Dec 15, 2017 @ 10:17 am

    Hi guys, just took a look at the aberration expansion last night. Any plans for which maps will make up the new cluster at relaunch?

    • Shadowsong
      Shadowsong
      Dec 15, 2017 @ 21:25 pm

      We’re not certain just yet, but I can tell you that The Island and Aberration will both definitely be there!

      • LoudGuns
        Dec 21, 2017 @ 10:27 am

        Nice! If it’s easily doable any chance of an Aberration test map on the cluster? Just want to get my head around it a tad. No worries if not.

        • Lolite
          Lolite
          Dec 21, 2017 @ 22:52 pm

          An Aberration server is already up since the expansion was released πŸ™‚ You can transfer to it no problem. As stated in the post, you can tame creatures on Aberration and you will even be able to transfer them to the new cluster if you wish!

  • LoudGuns
    Jan 22, 2018 @ 13:05 pm

    Is arena making a comeback with the relaunch guys? Never got to a level where we could join in before!

    • Lolite
      Lolite
      Jan 22, 2018 @ 19:16 pm

      Arena is probably going back at some point. Though initially maybe not at the same scale than it was before.

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