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 🙂