We understand that you have questions regarding the relaunch, so we decided to compile them all here and provide answers.
We will relaunch once we hit our goal. You can contribute below, every amount counts so don’t hesitate to donate even if you think it will not be enough 🙂 We can assure you that it will help a lot!
Astral ARK relaunch£1,152.00 donated of £3,000.00 goal
The support we receive through Patreon is used to achieve the goals we set on Patreon, we do not use that money for the relaunch.
Our goal is to host every official map. Our current hardware doesn’t allow us to do so, but once it is upgraded we will host The Island, The Center, Ragnarok, Valguero, Scorched Earth, Aberration and Extinction. Future DLCs will also be part of the cluster once they get released.
There will obviously be a form of wipe as we will host new maps with no structures on it.
After discussing it with our players, some of you suggested that a complete, fresh wipe would be more fair and attractive to new players.
We have put a poll in place to know your thoughts about this, so please cast a vote even if you haven’t played on Astral ARK before but want to join when we relaunch.
We are looking to increase the rates as we know not everyone can dedicate a lot of time to play a game. To give you an idea, at the moment we are looking at x2 Experience and x4 Resources, Taming and Breeding. We still need to do more testing to see if we are happy with those rates.
First of all, we will host more maps so you will play on a much bigger cluster.
Messages you send in global chat will be sent across all maps in the cluster, but also on a dedicated Discord channel. You will also be able to send messages from Discord to the in-game chat, so you won’t miss anything! This has already been implemented for our ATLAS servers, so feel free to join our Discord and check it out. Tribe chat should also work across maps as long as the tribe owner is the same on the different maps.
TBC: We want to offer a level of protection for new players. For a certain amount of hours on the server or until you reach a certain level (yet to be determined), you and your structures will not take damage and you will not be able to damage other players. You can disable it at any time if you don’t want to be protected.
We will put an ORP system in place which will allow you to log out in peace. With that system, structure resistance and turret damage will be back to default as they won’t be necessary anymore.
We will also implement an in-game shop where you will be able to buy items, creatures, resources, starter packs etc. To do so, you will need shop points that you earn by playing on the servers, voting, participating in server events, supporting us on Patreon or buying them directly.
After we relaunch, we will remake the Patreon rewards entirely. The new process will give more flexibility and will rely much less on admins.
We will only need to have your Steam ID so we can give you shop points. After that part is done, it all depends on you, what you want to buy and when you want to buy it.
Details about the Patreon rewards will be available when we are closer to our goal but you can expect monthly shop points, more points than regular players as you play, a special chat tag and other cool features 😉
After we put the new rewards in place, we will start again from scratch as it would be way to difficult to track who is owed what from months and months back.
Instead, we will give you a certain amount of shop points depending on the total amount you have donated since you supported us on Patreon. This is called your lifetime pledge, and the higher it is when we relaunch, the more points you will be given.
Just like the rewards change, this will allow for much more flexibility to the process and you will be able to buy what you want when you want it.