The server world is the Beleriand part of Middle-earth and uses the First Age submod of the LOTRmod the way it is designed to be used.
Survival mechanics are set to encourage planning ahead: incapacitation comes with a partial loss of inventory and a random body relocation, and fast transport is restricted.
The server has a ruleset and serverside mods a.o. PvP Mode mod to support player roleplay immersion and empowerment, and minimum staff monitoring and intervention.
Players require the following 4 mods to be able to join: FA submod of the LOTRmod, CustomNPCs, CyanosLootableBodies and MineTweaker. All are included in this pack: Ilurambaraira.
All players are equal and neither staff nor sponsors receive any benefits in-game.
The server aims for a community of players who value the server gameplay objectives above the predominantly short-term oriented PvP survival faction warfare that is typical for most minecraft factions/rp/rpg servers. The typical community member is mature, aims for long-term roleplay building and is relatively self-sufficient regarding the gathering of information and in-game resources. The server is whitelisted to ensure players who are allowed to join are aware of their behavioural responsibility. Whitelisting is controlled by trusted players via the Discord server.
Players are recruited from the communities in minecraft focussed on the LOTRmod and themed roleplay.
In-game all player characters are encouraged to physically act in-character at all times, except for OOC events. Chatting can be out-of-character in assigned chat channels.
Players will be able to toggle their ability to hit or get hit by other players and hired units in friendly and neutral biomes. In enemy biomes, players are free game.
Characters can be in charge of land they control with the mods banner protection system. Any other political rule is to be arranged for by the players. Characters can only claim control of areas around their own bannered bases in their own faction home biomes or neutral lands. Banner placement in enemy biomes is prohibited.
The world political map is static with respect to the faction home biomes. There is only taking over of lands / conquest warfare in neutral biomes and only with affected players consent.
The server has two prepared battlefield/siege event stages and also offers options for players to create and organise more staged battles using the SiegeMode mod.
New players start in a spawn area where they can select one of several tens of sub-factions. Upon selection they are granted a bonus alignment with the faction of their choice and two allied factions, they get negative alignment with all enemy factions defined by the mod, and are then teleported to the spawn location of their choice. Faction selection is a one-way process ... but players are allowed to create new characters and even resume playing old characters every week!
Players do not directly unlock access to any land in Beleriand upon joining the server and they start with an empty inventory. The sub-faction spawn locations are simple platforms and are protected to ensure no enemy units or invasions spawn in an area stretching about 64 blocks surrounding the stall of their sub-factions middleman, which is also located there. Players will have to gather their resources and craft their gear themselves, or get it from other faction members on the spot. Voting for the server can boost your early game foor supplies and your bannering and purchasing power.
Besides the numerous procedurally generated structures and the spawn and battlefield sites, the server has no premade lore builds. There are no builders with creative mode and no server shops selling construction materials. The number of impressive, survival made builds gradually grows and each of them turn into fitting sites fit for immersive roleplay.
Griefing, trolling, bullying and landscape scarring are prohibited.
The server opened for whitelisted players on December 23 2020 and is planned to remain active and thriving for many years to come.
Players can purchase NPC spawn eggs from middlemen spread around the numerous faction spawn sites and even customise their own trader NPCs.
There are also special mercers that sell and buy a range of products players cannot obtain or sell elsewhere in Middle-earth.
Besides the aforementioned, we have a range of special features to make life on our server more enjoyable than on others, a.o.: formations of hired troops are a thing, hired units can be ordered to use melee or ranged weapons, bomb damage is greatly reduced, player drops are kept in their own miserable incapacitated bodies, players can sit down on objects as they please and various recipes to make life more enjoyable, like recipes to combine lower tier smith scrolls to higher tier ones.
Any further information needed to know what this server is about is presented on our LOTRmod wiki page see website link. Join our Discord server to meet the community and learn more.
Plugins installed on server: FA submod of the LOTRmod, PvP Mode mod, SiegeMode mod, FastLeafDecay, Emmaitar, Votifier, CustomNPCs, LootableBodies, MineTweaker