Since Aberration, the last 30 levels of the available player levels are reserved for Ascension.
Unfortunately, this affects users with a modified leveling system, be it with custom levels and/or engram setups. If a server has a maximum level cap of 115, a player will only be able to get to level 85 before undergoing Ascension. This can be corrected by increasing the maximum level cap as the last 30 levels will always be reserved. (Ex: Raising the level cap to level 130 will allow a player to undergo level 100 before Ascension)
There are two ways to add maximum levels to correct this issue. One using the Modify Server Config tool and another involving directly modifying the Game.ini file, for those that are comfortable with it. For both of these examples, we will be adding 15 levels to get the maximum level cap to be 130. Modify Server Config
Once opening up the MSC, click on Player Levels, shown in the image below, and then you will see the Player Levels Configuration option. Mark the button for Make Changes and a list will populate with the standard 1-115 level and engram data.
To add a new level, click on the button indicated below. In this example, we will add 15 levels to mimic the leveling scheme available on Official servers. You will need to click this button 15 times, once for each level.
Once done, scroll down the list and you will see something similar to this after Level 115. We will need to add data in place of "XP Required" and "Engrams Received", as these are only empty placeholders.
Here is an example of data that I have added for levels 116, 117, and 118. We will need to continue this process all the way to level 130. Please note that the value in place of "XP Required" is the total number of experience points we need to have, not how much we need to gain between levels. For more information on the default experience required for ARK levels, please see this page: https://ark.gamepedia.com/Levels
Once you are done, scroll down to the bottom and click on the "Save Configuration and Restart Game Server" button. Wait for the server to finish loading and then you should be good to go.
For Advanced users who want to directly edit their Game.ini file, you will need to connect to the server via FTP. If you need help with FTP access, please let us know and we'll help you out.
First off, stop the server. This is very important as otherwise your changes will not be saved.
There are two files provided in this response, one for the full leveling experience data for players for level 130 (ARK_Levels130.txt), and one specifically for levels 116 to level 130 (ARK_Levels116-130.txt). To begin, locate your Game.ini file located at /ShooterGame/Saved/Config/WindowsServer/Game.ini. Find the first section that starts with "LevelExperienceRampOverrides="
This is the player data for leveling. The second section of "LevelExperienceRampOverrides=" is for dinos and we will ignore this. The data in here can be confusing; ExpereincePointsForLevel actually references the first level you gain, which in this case, is level 2. So ExperiencePointsForLevel=70, for example, means that you need a total of 70 experience points to be level 5. With that aside, we need to find level 115, show below.
Now, open up the file labeled ARK_Levels116-130.txt. Copy the entire contents of that folder and then place your cursor shown in the image above, between the "8" and the ")". Now paste the contents of the file above. If you did it correctly, you will see something like this.
Now this is the full default data for players up to level 130. Now, we need to add engrams. Scroll down until you find OverridePlayerLevelEngramPoints=70. (70 = default) Now, each individual listing of OverridePlayerLevelEngramPoints refers to one level. To add the data for level 116 to 130 for engrams, you will need to add 15 more instances of OverridePlayerEngramPoints=X (X can be any number)
Once done, save the file, close down the FTP connection, and then restart your game server. If the changes were successful, you will be able to view your work by clicking on the Game.ini button in the control panel and scrolling down to find the leveling data.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.