• 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

    IP address : build.mcmiddleearth.com

~ The MCME Times ~ [08/09/2020]

Swinging and Singing!
The Summer Events are in Full Swing!

Editor's Note by Mapthor
Hello again, avid reader, and welcome back to The MCME Times Editor’s Note by Mapthor! As I assume you all know, the Summer Events have been in full swing this past week and a half. So far, these events have been great. We’ve had great Soc-Football matches with Archimedes, a movie night with Arothir, and one hell of a karaoke session with Xmine. So far, so good if you ask me. But, we’re not done yet! Next Friday (hopefully), Awaywind and I will be hosting our Mini-Middle-Earth Race. Also, be on the lookout for D3’s PvP Event on the 11th and Archimedes’s Moria Race on the 16th. Thank you all for participating in these Events so far. Hope to see you all at the next few events.

Happy Sailing,
Mapthor

~ Project Progress ~

Anorien - Lead: @Oberanio | In Progress
Report by Mershy

The war of Anorien carries on. Big updates include lots of re planning mostly done by Ober and a little from me. The farms around Dol Caranthan are getting a rework with some nice additions, such as lumber camps alongside the forest. Ober has also had a lot of help from a lot of people so a very nice job there. At this point it's a waiting game for the next releases of the Gondor resource pack. Forests and vegetation will finally be added then so stay tuned for updates.




Lond Daer – Lead: @Ivan1pl | In Progress
Report by Monster_Duck

Matt and Luk are in the process of planning out the rest of Lond Daer. The city is almost finished and Luk was recently planning out the large dock area, All the houses are almost complete with the palace area to be finished next. Lastly, Ivan has been working to get the Eriador pack updated with new blocks that will help the look of the city.




Moria – Lead: @DoctorDaom | In progress
Report by Mershy

Moria is well... Moria. The university in the 21st Hall has seen some more planning and building. Lots of great work over there. Bart has recently, since his return, running jobs in the chamber of light, building stalactites and stalagmites. Looks a lot sharper over there now. Additionally, towards my area we have finished the first mine area as we move throughout the cave. Last week, I also set up a small 21st housing plotbuild for people to try some designs to give us some fresh ideas of what could be used. We are looking forward to seeing some results. The plotbuild is still going on as this is released so if you are commoner+ and want something to build send me a message in game or through discord. Nic has been fiddling with the resource pack as well so we hope to see an update in the “near” future.




Osgiliath – Lead: @ooitsbirdo | In progress
Report by maski98

As I'm sure many of you already know, last week marked the end of the Osgiliath Section 1 revamp. Once again, huge thanks to all those who helped. In the meantime, Ooits has finally gotten his stuff together, running a few jobs on the last few bits of the walls and with everything slowly coming to a close I myself am excited as ever to finish this project. - Fish

Boys and girls the great wall project is starting! @Bean327 and @Mortal_Engineer have done a fine job planning the correct wall thickness and building the walls well. On Friday's job we managed to finish rebuilding section 4 walls. Section 3 will be next. Me and @maski98 worked on creating some vegetation concepts for the walls. Hopefully this will all be finished as soon as possible. Please spam me to do these jobs. - Ooits

And a little more thanks from me to @Mithrilled, @ESPER_ , @Itai007 and @Norir for helping finishing the camp at section 1! Probably Osgiliath will be finished soon? End of the Osgo report.





~ General Announcements ~

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#NEWS
Events
:
MCME World Cup:

This event has been a fan favorite this year, we have had many of our roles compete against each other, and in the end only one can come out on top.

Previoous Games
Designers 6 : 2 Guides
Veterans 0 : 5 Commoners
Artists 2 : 1 Foremen

Normal Games
August 10th: Valar vs Staff

Playoff Games: What teams will play will be decided and announced in #news on our Discord
August 13th: First Semi Final
August 17th: Second Semi Final
August: 19th: Third place playoffs
August 22nd: Grand Final


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The Summer Karaoke:
4th of August - 18:00 UTC

Just like in the past with mapthor or Sam_Of_Seagull this is going to be the same. Xmine who is behind the mixing desk will be making this a night of good laughs and "great" singing.


The Great Summer Brawl:
11th of August - 18:00 UTC

With the creation of the PVP plugin from our dear @Eriol_Eandur and help from @NicTheFifth we are able to do one massive PVP event. You dont wanna miss the chance to be the best on the server, so make sure to make this event! This event will be hosted by D3rr3x!


The Mini Middle Earth Race:
15th of August - 17:00 UTC

If you remember the old mini middle earth race then you know what to expect for those who don't then get ready for the time of your life as you race around middle earth. Mapthor and Awaywind will be hosting this event.


A race in the Dark:
16th of August - 18:00 UTC

You ever get stuck in Moria and cant find the right way will today is for you. This event is made to challenge both your knowledge of Moria and your sanity as you are challenges to get out while you have no idea where you are at. The first person to reach either the East gate or West game is our winner! This event is hosted by our own Archimdes.


The MCME Podcast
With this months podcast we have Mapthor our host and the two guests our Local Guide Ginger and Head Guide Raffy, make sure to check it out!

Podcast MP3 Link
Podcast Youtube Link



~ Rank Updates ~
Report by Soarz

Ben_the_Epic: He was an amazing member who only wanted to see others smile, and that is what we will all miss the most. Good luck on your endeavors and dreams, and we hope to see you back in time. <3
Resignation

MatthewVP: It's hard saying bye to a long standing member, and Matthew is just that, he inspired people, and put his best in all the work he did. We hope to see you back in the future, and we wish you all the best. <3
Resignation


ConfusedLlama_: With an astonishing trial tour and period, he was welcomed to the guide team with open arms, i can’t wait to see all the amazing things he is going to do.
Promotion


~ Interviews ~

Interview with @xXThe12thXx

Question 1. What is your favorite memory of being an artist?
Resigning , Building roads in Gondor

Question 2. Should everyone try to get the oathbreaker rank?
Well of course it gives you a nice goal when you log into mcme each day. It also gives you a chance to explore the map.

Question 3. What is the first thing you remember happening when you joined MCME?
Asking in chat where I spawned.

Question 4. Does pineapple belong on pizza?
HELL NO!

Question 5. What is the best thing you have built on MCME?
For the watchtower themebuild I built a wall with two watchtowers in it. This build got me to the trial build stage of artist.

Interviewer: Monster_Duck




~ Winners of “The Week” ~

This week we have another round of amazing builds and Media posts. We only choose from the best every time, so hard work does pay off. Sometimes it can get competitive and that is what will win a place here. Please give a warm welcome to this Times’ winners of the week.

MEDIA Winners:


Plenty of quality screenshots the previous fortnight to fuel our social media accounts: thanks MCME! Do you check out our social media regularly, by the way? Not necessary if you keep up with this part of the MCME Times!

This edition features yet another first-time winner: Rubber Monkey! Congratulations.




THEME-BUILD Winners
Some nice builds appear for that big theme. Sadly it was so big that only a few were finished. Congratulations to everyone who managed! We are gonna use the ideas you put for the pvp map.



~ Lore of the Week ~
Míriel Queen of the Noldor:

Míriel Þerindë, also spelled Serindë, was the first wife of Finwë, King of the Noldor. Her son was Curufinwë, whom she called Fëanáro, which means "Spirit of Fire". Miriel's hair was described as being silver in appearance, an unusual colour for one of the Noldor.

Míriel lived in the blessed realm of Aman, in the hill city of Tirion on Túna, together with her husband Finwë High King of the Noldor. Her hands were skilled in the shaping of fine things, and she was unsurpassed in weaving and needlework.
There was much love between Míriel and Finwë, and even more for her son, but after giving birth to Fëanor in Y.T. 1169, her body and her spirit were consumed and she wished to be released from life everlasting, saying that there was no strength left in her to bear another child. Despite Finwë's grief, and her unhappiness at abandoning her young child, Míriel departed for the gardens of Lórien, to rest and regain her strength and vigour. But during her rest, the fëa departed from her body, and entered the Halls of Mandos leaving her body lying lifeless and still in Y.T. 1170. Maidens of Estë took care of her body while her spirit remained in the Halls of Mandos, so that it would not wither. In essence, she had died of free will. This was seen as a shocking event by the Valar and Eldar which had never before occurred. Manwë allowed Finwë to take another wife given these exceptional circumstances.
After the death of Finwë, Míriel was granted permission to return to life, where she entered the service of Vairë, her task to record all the deeds of the House of Finwë.
The name Míriel means "Jewel-daughter" in Quenya, from mír ("jewel") and -iel ("daughter"). Her epessë Þerindë, or Serindë in the Quenya of Tirion, means "the Broideress", referring to her great skill in embroidery for 'her chief talent was a marvelous dexterity of hand', which she applied to her skill of embroidery, 'achieving in what even the Eldar thought haste' embroidery that 'was finer and more intricate than any that had before been seen'. It was her Mother Name. It is to be noted that she preferred and requested her kin use the older pronunciation of Þerindë, and that her son upheld the use of Þ over s out of respect and in her memory.
In other versions of the legendarium, in the beginning of The Shibboleth of Fëanor, Fëanor is an adult, and Míriel is still alive. There the similarities between mother and son, such as their stubbornness, are revealed. Fëanor's reaction to his mother's death is also presented, as he guarded her hröa, which was placed in a garden, for some time after her passing. In the published Silmarillion, Míriel died soon after his birth.



~ Question of the Week ~

This Week's Question:
What is the collective name for the females of the Valar?

Question: {Question}
How many different Head Guides has MCME had?

Correct Answer: {Answer}
The guides have had 8 head guides in their lifetime. Valanthe, ryanturambar, Arkengarde, Mandolore100, Raffyyy, Eriol_Eandur, Iru_, DynoDaring. With Eriol_Eandur being an unofficial head guide and Iru_, DynoDaring being the head enforcer and head guide.

There is no winner for this week's question, however Ardelenia was the closest with 4.

Presented by: Arothir_Alamareo



~ More Media ~

You know us, we love sharing our progress and Twitter is the perfect place. Give us a good follow and always have something to look forward to on your daily scroll. Just to spice it up, comment your favorite parts of our builds at

MinecraftMiddleEarth (@MCMiddleEarth) | Twitter . You won't be disappointed!


Sometimes you just want to enjoy some quality pictures, we got you covered. Head on over to our Facebook account, try following us there too Minecraft Middle-Earth

It doesn't matter if you just woke up or after a busy day at work; scrolling through Instagram and seeing a cool project you have worked on, or just amazing graphics from your favorite server on your favorite game. MCME's Instagram is the right place to be. Check it out at mcmiddleearch on Instagram, or this perfectly good link to take you straight there.

But of course, the most important and obviously most used social network is of course Planet Minecraft! Be sure to give us a diamond there. It costs nothing! Minecraft Middle Earth Minecraft Server



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When you join the Guides, you’ll be giving tours, running mini-games and testing players in lore quizzes, or if you prefer less “on the spot” stuff, Guidebooks are obviously your zen, or helping to tell MCME about MCME by writing up articles in the times. You’ll also plan help plan events such as The Summer Events and The Anniversary Events. We hope you join us soon, because us Guides really would love some more of us. What’re you waiting for?
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~ Closing Statement ~

With all the craziness in the world this is a place we can all feel is a safe haven and somewhere were we can come to feel welcome. Real life can hit you with all its got but at the end of the day MCME will always be here and the people here will always help you. A big thank you from the Times Team and we hope you enjoyed this fortnights edition and have a wonderful week!

Great job for the Times Team, who did what they had to do, great job!


Quote from JRRT
“Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”


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