Glad to hear your accepting players again! This looks like another active month, but I'll need to get a base started before I "end-ify" anything... hopefully I can get started pretty quick! Are there any bases that are looking for players to join and contribute? I'd hate to be stuck starting fresh while everyone else is already established... btw, your posters for these events look awesome!
Your old base should still be there. But yes, there are towns that accept new players. There is one south of spawn called "Asphiria" that accepts anyone new. Also, it doesn't matter how much you end-ify your base, it just matters how creative you are. Scale is just a small category..
Also, remember, we are on 1.15 now, not 1.14