• 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 New MCME Times~[7/28/2019]

Media MiddleEarth
We've gone viral

Editor's Note by Soarz
The last two weeks have been pretty crazy, to say the least. After Node came on we have had a consistent one hundred people on at a time. We have been on not just YouTube, but Reddit, Instagram, and Facebook! We haven't seen these kind of stats in years and progress has boomed! More is being worked on and many adventurers are joining in. To all new players, welcome to MCME! We are glad you could join us in our great feat, and I hope you find a place in the community. Whether its building or sharing your knowledge with the world, I hope you have the time of your life.





~ Project Progress ~

Anorien – Lead: @Oberanio | In Progress
Report by _Lord_Of_Squids_
Good progress going on in Anorien, with terrain around Osgiliath and Dol Caranthan being finished. Beacon huts and storage are being worked on now, and Didi has been working on terrain as well.

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Andrast - Lead: @jacenpeter | In Progress
Report by _Lord_Of_Squids_

Not much progress here, but there are still lots of wonderful mountains to look at.

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Belfalas – Lead: @Darki , @barteldvn | In Progress
Report by Raffy

Not much to report on this week, but work goes on regardless and we look forward to what Belfalas holds.

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

Amazing work has been done the past weeks, as both droogs (adventurers and commoners), Foremen, Artists, and last but not least Fire and Ivan had been working their butts off to finish the amazing terrain. Yes, you heard it correctly, the terrain is as good as done around Lond Daer! Further development on the resource pack and style is going strong, so more updates later!

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Moria – Lead: @barteldvn | In progress
Report by NicovicTheSixth

The deep dark deep down has been slowly expanding, and not just that - so has the planning. The document that contains all halls and caves has been updated, so you can accurately see how far the progress is (with small error). Leadership of the fellowship’s path has been given over to DoctorDaom, the newly promoted Designer. He has started strong and has talked with a few Moria builders and has laid down his plans, which you will see in the next couple of weeks! Lastly there has been some good work been done by RubenPieterMark who has been working in the western mines, be sure to check it out when you go there!

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

Lots of progress in Osgiliath! Areas R and F are finished, and work is being started on the rest. Ooits, bart, and Fish are hard at work pasting in trees. Section 3 is currently being worked on, with Area A being the main focus of the project.

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~ Texture Development ~
Report by Eriol

Update our resource packs to mc 1.13


RP update status (on hold, in progress, finished):


Lothlorien

Rohan

Gondor 2
(old Gondor will not be updated)

Mordor

Dwarven



~ Plug-in Development ~
Report by Eriol

Helms Deep Battle

The plugin for the battle is now being tested on a separate server. It's still a lot of work to do to balance the battle and remove bugs. There will be test runs now and then during the next days. There is no schedule for them. It all depends on my progress. When I have something to test I'll ask on discord and the buildserver to join and help testing.

~ General Announcements ~

Become a Donor
Hey guys! As usual, we need donations to keep the server running, so please help out if you can!
https://www.mcmiddleearth.com/donate/community-costs.1/campaign

Our Donors

  • Adolf_Linen
  • JKW413
  • JugBin
  • gadget271
  • Vegerino
  • Guest
  • OldMcDallaz
Special thanks to all the new players who have donated! We appreciate your support!
#MCMEdoesnotrunitself


Guide Workshop
Report by Soarz
This past weekend our guides held a workshop explaining and demonstrating what it is they really do. It was a blast to be apart of and many learned
new information on what goes on inside the guide rank. They did races, Hide and seek, tours, mazes, guidebooks and quiz's. Many people showed up
and they put a lot of time and work into this.
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~ Rank Updates ~
Report by Didi45

TeamPalladian: Congrats on the promotion to Foreman! TeamPalladian killed his trial job and did a great job! Enjoy the new color you slugger! Everyone be sure to Wish TeamPalladian good luck in his new job as Foreman and congratulate him! I have to say that it is rare when someone gets a new color and it fits them but damn, TeamPalladian you do not look bad at all in the new color… Enjoy it!
Promotion

Milarwen: Good to have you back mate! I sure missed you Mil! Congrats on rejoining the Purple Army! Everyone be sure to welcome back an old Artist & Enforcer to the Artist Legion! Can’t wait to see you back in the game and building again man! Best of luck and make us proud!
Promotion

Joybuilder: Congrats on your promotion to Artist! Welcome to the Purple Army! Good luck with the new rank and use it wisely, remember; “With great power comes great responsibility” Make us proud with some sick builds like you showed us in your application! (Which was outstanding if I may add)
Promotion

Fraspace5: Congrats on your promotion to developer! I know nothing about anything development wise but I am sure that it is hard work, so we gladly welcome you to the team!
Promotion

Gotay_Capricorn: Everyone congratulate Gotay on his promotion to the guide team! After a period of inactivity, he came back better than ever and impressed us all with a stellar tour! Welcome to the team!
Promotion


~ Winners of “The Week” ~
So we got some good ones as always. Make sure you show some special recognition towards the winners of the week! They’ve presented exemplary displays of our server’s creative potential! Give a hand to these winners!

MEDIA WINNERS:
The boomer generation (all members here from the chain reaction after Node) brought a number of talented photographers with it. Looking at Jamy, t3kk1tpro, ChariotOfFlame and specifically Rre36. Credoo also made some screenshots, with some turning out very nice.
Our casual photographers, being the Lord of the Squids, Xmine, Raffy and Lindolas, did not disappoint us either. Once again, thank you for your work.
Apologies if I forgot anyone.


As it turns out. RRe36 actually makes his own shaderpacks, which he specifically adjusted for certain areas. That explains the warm feeling in Lothlórien that fits it so well.

THEME-BUILD OF THE FORTNIGHT:
There were dozens of themed-builds to choose from this week, but after hours of contemplation I think these ones show off the best talent!



~ Lore of the Week ~
The Kin Strife:
The Kin Strife is the name for a large civil war that tore the kingdom of Gondor apart for some time. It began in 1432 of the third age, and lasted until 2447. The unrest that started the kin strife began when Valacar, son of king Rómendacil II, married a woman named Vidumavi. Vidumavi was a woman of the northmen (the ancestors of the Rohirrim) who at this time dwelt in Rhovanion. They had a son named Eldacar, and when Valacar began to grow old the coastal provinces, angered by the mixing of northmen and Gondorian blood, grew unrestful. When Eldacar succeeded the throne in 1432, this unrestfulness grew into open rebellion. Many of the people saw Eldacar as a half breed who had no right to rule, and this was why they wanted to overthrow him. They were led by a distant relative of Eldacar named Castamir the Usurper. Eldacar was overthrown and 1437 and forced into exile. His son and heir Ornendil was murdered by Castamir as well. Eldacar fled into Rhovanion and Castamir assumed the throne. During the rebellion Osgiliath was burned and the Dome of the Stars was destroyed, with the Palantir falling into the Anduin.

A full decade later in 1447 Eldacar returned to Gondor with troops from Rhovanion, and at the same time the people rebelled against Castamir’s cruel leadership. Eldacar killed Castamir at the Battle of the Crossings of Erui, and Castamir’s sons retreated to Pelargir where they were besieged before escaping by ship to Umbar. This resulted in a long rivalry with Umbar, with the kings all being descendants of Castamir's 3 sons. Their grandchildren eventually attacked Pelargir while the king was in town, ransacking the city and killing the king.

The war resulted in much hardship and lost for Gondor. Umbar became a major rival to Gondor and was lost for four centuries, and Osgiliath was abandoned. Many of the people with the purest Numenorean blood were killed in the war as well. The Kin Strife as well as the Great Plague were the chief reasons for the abandonment of fortresses in and around Gondor. After the kin strife, the kings of Gondor were often suspicious and watchful of those near of kin, and this contributed to the eventual loss of the line of Anarion and the ending of the kings of Gondor, until Aragorn returned.


~ More Media ~

Woop woop! Everyone’s favourite part of the times has returned again! Huzzah! We gotta kick off this with the usual twitter. Be sure to give us a “hello!” at MinecraftMiddleEarth (@MCMiddleEarth) | Twitter . Who knows, Cookies may be involved!

Twitter is not the most popular “social platform”, so for you “yooves” with a trendy Facebook account, try following us there too Minecraft Middle-Earth

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

(What do you mean Snapchat is more popular than Planet Minecraft of course it isn’t)


~ Advertisements ~
Artist
Ahh yes. We all know the question. “How can I build?", As well as the responses “You can try a theme build” and “You can take part in jobs." The other answer is “Apply for Artist”, and the last option is by far the most exciting. Being able to build in your favourite places all the time. Sounds awesome. We can never have enough Artists, and with a wide range of current projects, there’s plenty for you to do!
Are you inspired to join MCME’s main build rank? You can apply for Artist/ today on the forums! The Assistants, Designers and current Artists will work with you and help you on your journey.



Guide
Or perhaps, you’re not a builder. Well. That’s not a problem! Becoming A guide is obviously the better option anyway. As a Guide, you’re the forefront of MCME, and there’s no greater feeling than when someone says your tour was awesome. You don’t actually have to be a lore nerd either, you’ll pick up on lots really quickly.
When you join the Guides, you’ll be giving tours, running minigames 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?
Just click Guide and apply today!




~ Closing Statement ~



Well this has truly been a busy week, with records being broken and then broken again the next day! From the Summer events, to all the new people, and the guide workshop, everyone has been hard at work! Big thanks to the team, and big thanks to all the new players! See you in two weeks!













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

Special thanks to _Lord_of_Squids_ for taking on so much work for the times.










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