• Welcome!

    Minecraft Middle Earth is a Minecraft community that recreates the world described by JRR Tolkien and his writings. Everyone can participate in organized events in which we collaborate to create major landmarks, terrain, caves, castles, towns, farms and more.

    To get started, visit The New Player Guide

    Joining the server

    Joining the server can be done straight away, but you will have to pass the New Player Quiz. Use the The New Player Guide to get acquainted with our community.

    IP: build.mcmiddleearth.com

Frequently Asked Questions

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This is a short guide meant to introduce players to Minecraft Middle Earth.
Everyone should take some time to get acquainted with the Terms and rules or 'Terms of Service and Rules'.

What is Minecraft Middle Earth about?
It is a creative online collaboration project, aiming to recreate the world imagined by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is available for free and accessible for everyone who bought a Minecraft: Java Edition account.

We create and design our own buildings, textures, landscape, sound and music, and more.
Note that we are only building the world, we are not a role-playing server, nor are we producing a RPG.

Which Minecraft version do I need?
You need the Minecraft Java Edition, available for purchase at www.minecraft.net

What is Discord and how do I connect to it?
Discord is a program for voice-chat and text-chat. It is available for free at Discord - Free Voice and Text Chat
Once you have it installed and you made an account, you can join our discord server at Discord - Free voice and text chat for gamers
Once you are connected you can reach out to people, join voice-chat channels, chat, share pictures, and more.

How does the building work? Can I do anything?
As a starting player you will have building restrictions on where and if you can build.
You can build during jobs, which are lead by a more experienced builder. This will be building with a certain objective in mind (such as building a road, farms, houses, interiors, and so on).

When there is no job available, building on the map will not be possible. However you can still participate in Themed Builds or build on Freebuild once you have the role of commoner!

How do I get a new role or badge?
Roles fulfill a specific main occupation for someone on the server. For example, there are people who focus on the building aspect, people who focus on welcoming new players, people who coordinate and organize group building with jobs.

A full overview of all the ranks and badges can be found at Ranks and Duties

The rank of commoner for example can be easily attained by having enough people to vouch for you, and you will be automatically given the role of commoner. Other roles will need an application that has to be posted at Rank and Badge Applications on the website.

Themed Builds
Themed Builds are weekly organized building events. Each week will promote a certain theme, style or architecture in which you can show off your building skills, practice, or learn techniques from other people.

Freebuild server
Freebuild is a server in which everyone can build whatever they want, whenever they want.
Some rules apply however such as not building too close to other people, you might want to look that up at the Terms and rules.

I require more help
You can ask for more assistance on the Help forums at Get Help
You can also join our Discurd server and get help there Join the mcmiddleearth Discord Server!

Rules FAQ
Why are flymods forbidden? Which mods are allowed?
Many flymods allow an almost unlimited flying speed. This makes the server load a reasonably larger amount of the map at once which may cause hits on the server’s performance (“Lag”) which is annoying for everyone else. Flymods are thus a privilege for staff members who need it to efficiently shape large areas of terrain.
All mods beside flymods / speedhacks and buildhacks are generally permitted. There is even a guide in the Forums’ Resources section on how to install a bundle with useful creative mode mods such as Optifine, a minimap and a larger hotbar.

Why is promoting other servers, youtube channels, ... prohobited?
A lot of effort has been put into advertising MCME in the past years. We have made videos, taken care of our Facebook page, optimised our pages in order to get higher up in the Google search results, made collaborations with Youtubers, etc.
If you advertise another server or a personal project of yours on MCME in order to generate exposure for you, you are basically using MCME as an advertisement platform where MCME has nothing to gain from. That’s why it is unfair to use the MCME Network to gather people for a project that may draw people away from MCME.

Why am I not allowed to download the map?
The map, and it being exclusive to us, is the reason why we can keep the community and server alive. By having the map only available on this community, people who are interested in Minecraft or Lords of the Rings will visit our community. This hopefully, in turn, will help us establish our community and continue our work on the map.

I want to make a Youtube video about MCME and use it on my channel. Can I do that?
Yes, we only have two conditions:
  1. We receive credit by using our name or acronym and by supplying your users with a url to our homepage.
  2. Do not make it appear as an official MCME video by using our logos or style identity. Make the video about you and your brand/style instead!
Also: Don't forget to use the correct resource pack or many of the builds will look strange!

Your rules are so strict! Can I even do anything?
We wish that all it would take to make MCME a nice place was to ask people to be nice. Unfortunately this is not the case, and we have seen numerous toxic personalities who gain please in causing trouble or pushing limits. It is usually also because of these people or situations that a certain rule came in place.
Also, because of the anonimity the internet is offering, a lot of things can happen online that would not be tolerated in real life. The largest issue is that in real life, we have norms and social structures, one chance with consequences to what you do, think or say. The internet gives you unlimited chances.

Can I post memes?
Memes and jokes are a source of laughs for most players, so generally you can. But take care and be mindful of others when you do so, as memes can become offensive really quick. Don't make memes to target an individual or to make fun of someone's life or behavior. Using memes to criticize or offend people or decisions are discouraged, as the only outcome is usually just plain drama. If you have an issue with someone, a situation, or a decision, just talk to personal in a normal civilized manner.

A lot of things require permission, where can I get such a permission?
Here is a list of common situations. We can not cover all of them, so if you need a permission for something that is not listed here, you can contact q220 or one of the Heads or Valar. The best way to do this is by using the forums or private conversation feature https://www.mcmiddleearth.com/community/conversations/add or by using the contact form Contact us

  • Building on the main map, while being part of an ongoing project: Designer
  • Building on the main map, any other situation: Head Builder
  • Building on Plotworld: Head Builder
  • Contributing to a build on freebuild: The person who started the build
  • Wanting a video you made to be official or on the YT channel: q220
  • Download part of the map for a render: q220
  • Using MCME content outside of MCME: q220
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