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
Minecraft Middle-Earth is a community that offers various services, completely free. I like that everyone can enjoy a great user experience by offering people that experience where you aren't forced into clicking ads, voting, or 'paying to win'.
I keep a simplified bookkeeping, which is available here, so you can quickly see how much the project costs in terms of renting webspace, servers, software licenses, etc...
Being financially secure is important to Minecraft Middle-Earth so that it can keep itself alive how it is now. Therefore, if you want to contribute, please make a voluntary donation by clicking on the link below. Thank you :)
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.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.
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.
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.