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Automated Hub Events

The Dome

Bases spawn every day on the Hub at the following times and last for 2 hour 45 minutes: 01:00, 04:00, 07:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 19:00, 22:00 (UK times).

Note: Restarts automatically despawn the base and cancel the event, please take this into account.

Colosseum

Bosses spawn every day on the Hub at the following times and last for 1 hour 45 minutes: 01:30, 03:30, 05:30, 07:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 21:30, 23:30 (UK times).

Note: Restarts automatically despawn the boss and cancel the event, please take this into account.

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The Harvest

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The Dome

What is The Dome?

The Dome is an event area on the Astral Hub located on the north-western side of the island. It can be accessed via the walkway system, by using the teleporters located in The Bunker or by choosing “The Dome” as spawn location when spawning on the Hub.

The Dome plays host to the automated Raid Events (beta) which spawn inside on a predetermined schedule. Broadcast messages are sent across the cluster to announce upcoming Raid Events, and players can then come to raid the base either alone or with groups. The bases vary in size/difficulty and contain various loot including coins, dinos and items.

How to take part?

Raid Events (beta)

To take part in the Raid Events, you simply need to turn up when a base has spawned. You can then enter The Dome by either of the two jump pads to start the raid and exit via the teleporters inside, should you want to leave.

Schedule & Restrictions

Bases spawn at the following times and last for 2 hour 45 minutes: 01:00, 04:00, 07:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 19:00, 22:00 (UK times).

Players should destroy the base and collect the loot in containers within that timeframe, after which the area is cleared fully until a new base spawns.
Note: Restarts automatically despawn the base and cancel the event, please take this into account.

Normal disallowed creatures on the Hub also apply in The Dome (Giga, Carcha etc.). However flying is enabled inside The Dome.

Preparation 

Tribe houses are available for any players looking to take part in events regularly. These houses are a place where you prepare for events, provide crafting stations, storage and terminal/mailbox access. It can also be used to store farmed resources from the Hub map itself for events purposes.

If you would like a tribe house, please DM Astral Support on our Discord to open a ticket and request a house. Please also include your tribe name and 4 digit pin code.

Risk & Rewards

Difficulty

Currently, there are 3 different difficulties of raid bases which are mostly indicated by their primary construction material (Stone, Metal & TEK). The difficulty is also displayed on the structures themselves.

There is a total of 9 different bases currently, and we recommend starting out with the easy bases. You will also notice that most of them do have some creatures defending them. These are stronger than your average wild dinos so be warned!

Rewards

All of the bases can contain gold coins, items, resources and creatures which vary in quantity and type depending on the base and difficulty.

These rewards will improve over time as we continue to balance the bases and add additional ones.

Colosseum

What is the Colosseum?

The Colosseum is an event area on the Astral Hub located on the south-eastern side of of the island and can be accessed via the walkway system, by using the teleporters located in The Bunker or by choosing “Colosseum” as spawn location when spawning on the Hub.

The Colosseum plays host to the automated Battle Events (beta) which spawn inside the Colosseum on a predetermined schedule. Broadcast messages are sent across the cluster to announce upcoming Battle Events, and players can then come to battle the creatures either alone or with groups. The bosses and their minions vary in difficulty and reward gold coins on completion.

How to take part?

Battle Events (beta)

To take part in the Battle Events, you simply need to turn up when a boss has spawned. You can then enter the Colosseum by either of the two teleporters to start the battle. You can also use the same teleporters to exit, should you want to leave.

Schedule & Restrictions

Bosses spawn at the following times and last for 1 hour 45 minutes: 01:30, 03:30, 05:30, 07:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 21:30, 23:30 (UK times).

Players should kill the boss within that timeframe and ensure they are on the inner wooden platform when the boss is defeated to receive coins, after which the area is cleared fully until a new boss spawns.
Note: Restarts automatically despawn the boss and cancel the event, please take this into account.

Normal disallowed creatures on the Hub also apply in the Colosseum (Giga, Carcha etc).

Preparation 

Tribe houses are available for any players looking to take part in events regularly. These houses are a place where you prepare for events, provide crafting stations, storage and terminal/mailbox access. It can also be used to store farmed resources from the Hub map itself for events purposes.

If you would like a tribe house, please DM Astral Support on our Discord to open a ticket and request a house. Please also include your tribe name and 4 digit pin code.

Risk & Rewards

Difficulty

Currently, there are 3 different bosses that spawn in the Colosseum. Ordered by difficulty, these are: Araneo, Super Turkey and Stryder.

We recommend starting out with the easier bosses to learn how the event works, before tackling the harder ones.

Depending on the boss and difficulty, you might instantly aggro upon teleporting inside the Colosseum, so make sure you are prepared.

Rewards

All of the bosses award gold coins once they are defeated, with the amount varying depending on the difficulty. These rewards will improve over time as we continue to balance the bosses and make changes to the event.

Note: Players need to be on the inner wooden platform when the boss is defeated to receive coins.

Arena

What is Arena?

The Arena is a cluster-wide event that takes place on our events server, Astral ARK. It is located on the western side of the island.

You will enter the Arena alongside your creature companion and other players to fight your way through different waves of spawned creatures and monsters. The further you get, the greater the challenge, and greater the reward!

The event is open to all players of any level, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran or if you just joined Astral ARK. All you need to bring is the items you wish to use during the event, and a creature companion or two if you have them. If you don’t, we can loan creatures except for Bracket 4. You have to bring a creature in order to compete as it will be hard to contribute evenly without one.

Both admin and community run events take a lot of time and effort. We expect everyone to respect players taking part in such events. Using these organised gatherings as an opportunity to engage in PVP is not permitted.

How does it work?

■ Arrive at Arena at least 15 minutes before it is due to start, allowing yourself enough time to store your spare creature in the staging area and to ensure you are fully prepared for the event.

■ Once ready, players can enter the Arena itself and head to the green starting platform and await the start of the event.

■ At 7PM UK time, once players confirm they are ready, the first wave will be spawned at the red platform.

■ Admins will confirm the round can start, at which point players can then leave the green platform and start the fight.

■ Once the round is completed, players should either head back to the green platform and get ready for the next round, or ask to leave the Arena if they wish to drop out.

■ You have 1 minute between each round as standard. You also have a single 5 minute break you can ask for at any point during the bracket.

■ After the break, the next round will start. It will continue in this manner until all rounds of the bracket have been completed.

■ Once the bracket is completed, players will be asked to gather at one of the coloured platforms where the prizes will be given out.

What can I win?

Loot crates:

Each player will get 4 Astral crates for each bracket completed.

Shop points:

Each player will receive points as follows:

Bracket 1 completed: 80 shop points
Bracket 2 completed: 120 shop points
Bracket 3 completed: 170 shop points
Bracket 4 completed: 230 shop points

You can spend these points in our shop (F1) to buy packs, items or creatures.

If you have only completed half of a bracket, you will get half of the points but no loot crates for that bracket.

Rules

General

Be on time for the event so you do not keep people waiting.

Once a round has started, only players who die in Arena will be allowed to re-enter by using the jump pads on each side of the main Arena gate.

Do not steal other players’ inventory, you will be banned from participating should this happen.

You need to bring a creature in order to compete as it will be hard to contribute evenly without one.

Everyone must contribute, staying out of harms way and letting your team mates carry you is not allowed.

You are not allowed to use the Arena structures to avoid being attacked.

Remember you’re all in this together, so working as a team will make your life much easier.

You can always drop out at any time during the event but you will not receive rewards for the brackets you have not completed.

We will not refund or return any items or creatures that are lost during the event.

We will stop a round if the majority of players still fighting ask for it or if all tames are dead.

All spectators must remain at the viewing platform during the event to avoid aggro and interference.

What you can bring

Two creatures per bracket (can be swapped out between rounds)

A shoulder pet (excluding Sinomacrops and Fjordhawk)

Sleeping bags or beds

Food and water

Medical brews or soups

Armour and shield

Melee weapons (excluding climbing pick)

Ranged weapons (excluding RPGs, explosives)

Manned turrets (excluding rockets)

Ammo (no grappling hooks, zipline, tranquilizers or nets)

Saddles and platform saddles 1

TEK weaponry and saddles (B4 only)

1 Platform saddles cannot have foundations or pillars on them

Brackets

Each bracket contains 4 rounds. Below are the creatures that you have to defeat for each round. Numbers are per player unless otherwise specified, and levels depend on the species.

#1 – Explorer Bracket

  • 2 x Aberrant Raptors
  • 2 x VR Mantises
  • 1 x VR Kapro / 1 x VR Pachy
  • 3 x Corrupted Avatars
Allowed creatures
  • Araneo
  • Arthopluera
  • Baryonyx
  • Beelzebufo
  • Carbonemys
  • Carnotaurus
  • Castoroides
  • Direwolf
  • Doedicurus
  • Equus
  • Enforcer
  • Exo-Mek
  • Iguanodon
  • Kaprosuchus
  • Mantis
  • Megalania
  • Megaloceros
  • Morellatops
  • Pachyrhinosaurus
  • Procoptodon
  • Pulmonoscorpius
  • Ravager
  • Sabertooth
  • Terror Bird
  • Thorny Dragon
  • Triceratops

#2 – Adventurer Bracket

  • 1 x Basilisk / 1 x Brute Sarco
  • 1 x Brute Allo / 1 x Brute Spino
  • 1 x Managarmr / 1 x Deathworm
  • 2 x Amargasaurus
Allowed creatures
  • Allosaurus
  • Ankylosaurus
  • Baryonyx
  • Bloodstalker
  • Carnotaurus
  • Chalicotherium
  • Deinonychus
  • Dinopithecus
  • Diplodocus
  • Direbear
  • Doedicurus
  • Fenrir
  • Gigantopithecus
  • Mammoth
  • Mantis
  • Megatherium
  • Morellatops
  • Procoptodon
  • Ravager
  • Roll Rat
  • Sarco
  • Stegosaurus
  • Stryder
  • Triceratops
  • Woolly Rhino

#3 – Survivor Bracket (night)

  • 1 x Magmasaur / 1 x Fire Wyvern
  • 1 x Malfunctioned Rex / 1 x Lightning Wyvern
  • 2 x Mek
  • 1 x Enraged Trike / 1 x Corrupted Reaper
Allowed creatures
  • Allosaurus
  • Andrewsarchus
  • Ankylosaurus
  • Daeodon
  • Dinopithecus
  • Diplodocus
  • Direbear
  • Fenrir
  • Karkinos
  • Mammoth
  • Megalosaurus
  • Megatherium
  • Paraceratherium
  • Sarco
  • Stegosaurus
  • Stryder
  • Thylacoleo
  • Velonasaur
  • Woolly Rhino

#4 – Monster Bracket

  • 1 x Alpha Deathworm
  • 1 x Brute Giga / 1 x Brute Rock Golem
  • 1 x Dragon Guardian / 1 x Megapithecus Guardian
  • 1 x Summoner (per 2 players)
Allowed creatures
  • Amargasaurus
  • Basilisk
  • Bronto
  • Daeodon
  • Diplodocus
  • Karkinos
  • Magmasaur
  • Mek (including all modules)
  • Paraceratherium
  • Reaper King
  • Rex
  • Rock Drake
  • Rock Golem
  • Shadowmane
  • Spinosaurus
  • Therizinosaurus
  • Velonasaur
  • Yutyrannus

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FAQ

Can I come and watch?

Yes of course, anyone may come and watch Arena. However please make sure you stay on the viewing platform provided to avoid accidentally interfering with Arena by drawing aggro.

What creatures can I bring?

Only creatures on the above “allowed” lists can be brought to Arena. However we are always open to suggestions, so feel free to ask if you think a specific creature would work in a bracket.

What happens if me or my creatures die during Arena?

If you die, you can re-enter by using the jump pads on each side of the main Arena gate to get your corpse and continue the event. You cannot however bring in your spare creature until the round has finished.

When do we get the prizes?

The standard loot prizes will be given out at one of the coloured platforms at the end of each bracket. The shop points will be given out to each player after the event is over.

I don’t have any creature, can I participate?

Yes. We can loan creatures for Bracket 1 to Bracket 3. If you use them at any point during Arena, you won’t get shop points but you will still get the standard loot prizes at the end of each bracket.

Those creatures have to be returned in the Loan creatures area after Arena. There is no need to unclaim them.

I have creatures that I don’t use anymore, can I donate them to Arena?

If you don’t use some of your creatures anymore, you can leave them in the Donations area and admins will claim them for new participants to use. Do not unclaim them. We would recommend spaying or neutering them, but it is not mandatory.

Do not leave your personal dinos in there as they will be claimed by admins.