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.Dismiss Notice
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Hi! Its been a year since I logged on, and Ive changed my username. Am I still whitelisted on the server?
The whitelist has been replaced by a quiz system. If you were part of the people who worked on the new world, you won't have to do anything. If you were not, you will just have to do the quiz in the newplayeworld which takes about 10 minutes maximum.
Namechanges are done automatically.
We prefer that users use English on the server but you are free to use personal languages in private conversations through /msg No. It remains there and you can go back to work on it more at a later date
I signed up on the website, however, I do not know the server IP address, therefore I do not have access to the server. Where can I access this?
The build server is accessible with the ip: build.mcmiddleearth.com Not currently no. The current version of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition does not support user generated texture packs, and have to be released by Mojang themselves. Our server does not use a Modpack but you can use mods such as optifine or minimaps. The server usually uses the latest version of Minecraft. 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.
No, you can't. Downloading the map is prohibited, and punishable with a permanent ban. You can check this document to know the build status of the areas on the server. 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 installation.
We used WorldPainter to shape the map and do the basic terrain. Then in game we use VoxelSniper, WorldEdit and manual work. 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. 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. We have a live dynmap, which you can access here. Further Information about the ranks on the server can be found on this page.
You can know who has each rank in this document.
All ranks excluding Oathbreakers can apply for the ranks Artist, Guide, Designer and Enforcer.
You can learn how to apply for ranks here.
We only accept premium members so you will need to purchase Minecraft in order to play on our servers. Please contact our Head Enforcer DynoDaring through a personal message on the forums, it may also be a good idea to mention older usernames if you ever changed your ingame name. He might be able to clear up the situation. Yes, there is even a guide on how to install that here: How to mod MC: Optfine + Shaders + Minimap
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. 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.
Pocket Edition players are not able to join the server through PE because MCME is a PC edition server. When you join the server for the first time you have to get through a short quiz about the rules of the server. During this you don't have access to any commands or chat.
If the error still persists please contact an Enforcer as you may be muted.
As an Adventurer, you can build during Jobs, in Plot World with permission or freely in the separate Freebuild server.
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 building outside of those Contests and Freebuilds is prohibited. You can know which Freebuilds and Contests are happening in the Jobs and Projects forum.
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.
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. Plotworld can be accessed by joining the main server (build.mcmiddleearth.com) and then using the command /mvtp plotworld. To get back to the normal world, use /mvtp world. 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.
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.
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.
Refunds are covered by the Terms of Service. We don't do refunds on donations, but in some exceptional cases (like double billed, administrative errors, your 'cat' that added three zero's, ...) a refund can take place. You should talk to q220 about this.
Do take in mind that a donation is an act of kindness, and you should not except something in return. Donating is a gift. Donating does not give you more rights than anyone else, nor does it give you leverage to get a ban appealed.
All your personal information is protected, and is never disclosed to anyone. The only person who has access to this data is q220. The data consists - depending on the service you used- of:
- Your minecraft username
- Your first and last name
- Your address, country and zip code
- The amount you donated
- The time you donated
During donation drives, you can win physical prizes. In this case q220 will need your address to ship out the item(s). He will contact you personally in this case through the forums.