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  2. Minecraft Middle Earth is a Minecraft community which recreates the world described by JRR Tolkien and his writings. People can participate in organized events in which we collaborate to create major landmarks, terrain, caves, castles, towns, farms and more. This is a creative build server, we are not a survival or roleplaying server. The focus lies in creating the world and making the journey the experience. To get started, visit The New Player Guide
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get on the server?

A list of all the official servers can be found within this resource posted here. To make things easier for you, this is a quick overview:
Build Server: build.mcmiddleearth.com
This is where the world of Middle Earth is being built. It is a protected world, as such you can't just start to build anywhere you want. Our Designers have the ability to start Jobs in which you can participate. During these Jobs, the Designer can make some areas buildable for everyone.
Freebuild Server: freebuild.mcmiddleearth.com
This is where you can build creatively and take part in weekly Themed Builds. There are three main building worlds set up in Freebuild for you to build in - Themed Builds, Lore-Appropriate, and Off-Topic. You can find out more about each world by warping to the world and reading the information at the spawn location. Freebuild is made off-limits when there's a Job running.
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What is Minecraft Middle-Earth?

It is a creative online collaboration project, aiming to recreate the world imagined by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is available and freely accessible for everyone.

Through the use of Minecraft, we create a virtual world with minecraft blocks. We create and design our own buildings, textures, landscape, sound and music, and more.

We only are building the world, we are not a role-playing server, nor are we producing a videogame. We are simply making a huge world out of Minecraft Blocks, in a creative Minecraft environment. Just building.
#1

Can I download the map?

No, you can't. Downloading the map is prohibited, and punishable with a permanent ban.
#12

When was the server started?

The server was started on October 16 2010 by q220.
#2

Why does the server look weird?

Our server uses resource packs. These should be automatically prompted based on location. This is a setting in your video options.
If this does not work for you, you can get our resource packs here. This guide will help you with instillation.
#25

What areas are currently finished?

You can check this document to know the build status of the areas on the server.
#13

How do you make the map?

We used WorldPainter to shape the map and do the basic terrain. Then in game we use VoxelSniper, WorldEdit and manual work.
#14

What will happen after the map is finished?

We are always revamping locations, so to actually finish would take quite a long time. Once Middle-earth is finished, we might attempt the surrounding lands, or try to make a roleplaying server out of it.
#15

What is TeamSpeak? Do I really need to have it?

TeamSpeak is a third-party application MCME players use to talk using microphones and text chat. Designers run Jobs and Guides run tours using TeamSpeak, so it is very important to have it. You don’t have to talk if you don’t want to, you can just listen and respond using chat. Learn how to install and setup TeamSpeak here.
#16

Is there a map of the server somewhere? How can I use it?

We have a live dynmap, which you can access here. You’ll need to register first, and login every time you use it. You can get your registration code by typing /dynmap webregister in the chat of the Build server. The User ID is your Minecraft username, and you can choose your password.
#17

What are the ranks of the server?

#18

How can I rank up?

All ranks excluding Oathbreakers can apply for the ranks Artist, Guide, Designer and Enforcer.
You can learn how to apply for ranks here.
#19

What are Projects?

Projects are large undertakings that aim to recreate specific landmarks of Middle-earth, for example, Minas Tirith, Undertowers, Paths of the Dead, etc. They are usually divided in smaller tasks called jobs.
#9

Who can lead Projects?

Everyone can apply to lead a Project, though the larger Projects are usually led by a Designer. Projects are allowed or disallowed to start by the Head Designer. You can apply to start a Project here. Keep in mind that you can only apply for projects that are listed in this thread.
#10

How can I build as an Adventurer?

As an Adventurer, you can build during Jobs, in Plot World with permission or freely in the separate Freebuild server.

Jobs
Jobs are events started by Designers where Adventurers are given permission to help building Middle-earth following the Designer’s instructions (which are given using TeamSpeak). If you're not sure whether one is happening, do /job check. When there is a job running, type /job join [jobname] to join it, and you’ll probably have to use TeamSpeak too.

Plot World
Occasionally we have Freebuilds or Contests happening on Plot World, a Creative world in the Build server. This means that you don’t need to be in a Job to build in Plot World. But be aware that Plot World is NOT the separate Freebuild server, and building outside of those Contests and Freebuilds is prohibited. You can know which Freebuilds and Contests are happening in the Jobs and Projects forum.

Freebuild
Freebuild.mcmiddleearth.com is a separate server in which you’re allowed to build freely and show off your building skills within the Terms of Service and Rules. Be sure also to build in the appropriate world (off-topic Freebuild, Tolkien/LOTR Freebuild or Themed Builds Freebuild). Themed Builds, that happen in the Freebuild server, are weekly building challenges that you can use for Artist and Designer applications. You can type /warp theme in Freebuild to get to the current Themed Build. You can find more information about Themed Builds, including how to claim a plot and other important rules, in the forum here.
#20

How can I teleport to locations and players?

You can teleport to locations by typing /warp [location] in the chat, for example, /warp Minas Tirith will take you to Minas Tirith. To know which warps are there, type /warp list [page number]. Warps that start with “x” are hosted in the Old Map.

You can request to teleport to a player by typing /call [playername]. Typing /tpahere [playername] will send a request for them to teleport to you.
#21

How can I privately communicate with other players?

Easy, by using the command /msg [username] [message...]. As a shortcut, you generally only have to use the first few letters of the player’s username to begin the chat. You can then use command /r [message...] without a username to respond to the last person.
#22

How can I join tours?

First, type /tour in chat to know if there’s a tour going on. If there isn’t, you can ask one of the online Guides for a tour, but if they’re busy or tired, leave them be. If there’s a tour happening, type /tour join [name of the Guide running the tour] to join, and connect to TeamSpeak.
#23

Why should I donate?

This community is entirely free, and no charges or products can be bought. There also is no revenue of any kind through advertisement or other means. The community is completely paid for by q220 and the Minecraft Middle-Earth donors. His goal is to have a free, open community, with decent quality standards for everyone.

Since hosting a community isn't free (nor is it done from someone's home), we would appreciate it if you would consider a donation. You can see an overview of the finances here.
The biggest costs are server fees and licenses.

Contrary to many scrupulous communities, we also don't force you participating into 'click games' where you have to boost our Youtube page, other social media, to get 'free diamonds' or points. We also don't force you to go through various 'ad downloads' such as adfly or other services.
#4

Where does the money go to?

It goes directly to a Paypal account in name of q220, and is used to fund the community services only.
You can see an overview of the finances here.
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