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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I type in the warp command?

/warp <location>.
Example: /warp Rivendell

A list of all warps can be found ingame with
/warp list #, while # is the page number
Example: /warp list 3

How do I claim a plot on themed build?

All information on how to participate can be found in the current ThemedBuild post:

how to join jon

Simply add our servers to your Minecraft server list and join; there's no whitelist, but you will have to answer a short quiz about the rules of the server.
Thus I recommend reading quickly through these guides here:

Our IP's are:

Main server: build.mcmiddleearth.com
Freebuild: freebuild.mcmiddleearth.com

What Version of Minecraft is Minecraft Middle Earth on?

MCME is currently on a 1.8 patch so you can use the latest edition, however the server is still fundamentally a 1.7.2 server and this patch can cause a couple of texture and block changes.

How do I get into the teamspeak channel?

Double clicking on the channel name you want to enter, If you mean getting on the server look in the resource area for the guide or ask in game

Where do I find the thread for Guide Applications?


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.
You need to read both the FAQ and the Terms of Service in order to pass the New Player World upon joining.
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.

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.

Can I download the map?

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

When was the server started?

The server was started on October 16 2010 by q220.

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.

What areas are currently finished?

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

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.

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.

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.

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

We have a live dynmap, which you can access here.

What are the ranks of the server?


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.

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.
FAQ Manager ©2015 Iversia from RPGfix.