If you want to start a new one from scratch and actually level it up, you'd better have members at 40k Item level (after the initial two week grace period) to enter the new mod if you want those fey trinkets for construction purposes. Even then, the current trade in value is shockingly bad.
Interesting way to change content from 2015 to exclude new players, Cryptic.
Please tell us if that is something you are looking at rectifying or if indeed Strongholds are simply next on the chopping block.
If you can't stand on a chest, it is a mimic!