As a group of dedicated, year long unofficial ARK players we found ourselves bored and tired of existing ARK clusters that either made the game way too easy or just didn't hit the right spot for our taste. With Avalanche, launched in December 2019, we are trying to find the balance between keeping ARK challenging and at the same time, make it less grindy or frustrating than the official or unmodded servers. While we include Quality of Life (QoL) mods like Super Structures and Kraken's Better dinos in our setup, we still try to balance them by limiting or removing completely automated features like Nanny, Mutator mutation pulses and the like.
Our rule set and philosophy points in one direction: Play the game to achieve whatever your goal is. While some players initially dislike the idea of having to work for their own success, most of them turn around at some point telling us it is their best ARK experience they have ever had and that earning their own progress made the game so much more fun than just buying things cheap or getting carried for free and ending up bored of the game with nothing to do a week later. Many players on our cluster have been around for several months and are still finding something to do.
Our friendly and mature community is active, helpful and will welcome you if you're up for the challenge on Avalanche.
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Development by VA
Gachas are disabled for the following reason:
We have found many people surprised by that but I know of nobody who has left because of it.
Many players agree that Gachas make the game an "Idle-while-Gachas-do-the-work-simulator". Considering that we've got x2.5 harvest and custom loot tables, not having Gachas enabled is keeping players more active and interested in playing the game without making it too grindy.
It gives resources a proper trade value and gives many dinos their purpose back, like Ankies.