Hello everyone! I know this is not at all related to either Minecraft or LOTR, but I also know that quite a few of you here are high school students in the middle of the college search / decision process, and I decided to write this blog in the hopes that it will be of use to those of you currently in that situation.
- This blog was written specifically with students in the United States in mind, although some of it may also be applicable to the education systems in other countries.
- This is by no means an exhaustive list of questions one should ask potential colleges or situations that one may encounter, but is taken from formal training that I received to mentor high school juniors and seniors going through the college application process, …
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As the title implies, who are the Variags? I know there are quite a few loremasters in this wiki. I have been doing some extensive research on the Variags, and have come up with my own theories. This is really just a post on my theories, feel free to chime in.
First off the word Variag, now the obvious answer is that it is a play on Varangian. The Varangians were Vikings that travelled east into modern day Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, Moldova, Turkey, and even as far as Greece. They are famous for the Varangian guard, a guard of 2,000 Varangians that protected the emperor of the Byzantines. But the true history lies in Russia. See back in the Dark ages the people of Novgorod wanted a strong ruler, so they asked a Varangian chieftain to lead…Read more >
I Think this mod is great and that it deserves a lot of attention and that it should continue.
Mevans is a cool mod creator i'm glad he made a mod for Tolkien becuase i love Lotr and read all the books.
The mod is very fun and a great questing mod i have never seen a mod that had a questing system like this.
The plant and worldgen is also very cool and i like how the Mobs will interact and talk with the player.
Mevans is very creative in my words and that this mod should be the 1st best mod for all minecraft.Read more >
Hi, all! I decided to just get it done and make this comparison so I didn't need to look it up every single time! Since Azog and Bolg depart so heavily from their book counterparts, I decided to write this so people would stop getting confused about who was in what, and what was ruled by who. Will it help? Probably not. It's also featured on my profile for the time being.
- Died in T.A. 2799, approximately 142 years before the Hobbit begins
- Was the leader of the Moria clan
- Killed Thrór, eventually causing the Battle of Azanulbizar and ultimately his death
- Head sliced off by Dáin
- Strong Orc
Jackson's Azog "The Defiler"
- Died approximately 142 years after the Battle of Azanulbizar
- Leader of like, anything Sauron wasn't
- Killed Thrór during the…
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Good day, LotR Mod community,
After having some fun breaking the mod, I have decided to write a post in where I see the mod going in the future.
Before going any further, the thoughts in this post are mine and mine alone, and none of what I write here is a suggestion for any specific feature to be added. Please see the Suggestions forum if you want to learn more about concrete features that should be added. These are just the areas where I would focus my energy if I were the developer of this mod.14:23, September 22, 2018 (UTC) Read more >
Good day, everyone,
If any of you have watched AntVenom's videos as of late, you know what he likes to do; break Minecraft, in literally any way possible. I got inspired by him, and figured, why not try and break the Lord of the Rings mod? One of the most obvious ways to do this would be, of course, the alignment; what happens when this reaches a very high number, namely, the 32-bit integer limit (2,147,483,647)? Minecraft is known, after all, to do all kinds of wierd things when numbers roll over this value.
This would've taken forever to do in regular gameplay, or using commands, as the max alignment you can add at any one time is 10,000, so I used an NBT-editor to accomplish this. And, yes, I was indeed able to get up to the 32 bit intege…
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Hello peeps of this wiki, I'm presenting you with an incredible, amazing, absolutely superb, ultrawoah offer. You can buy gucci flip flops, now for only 799 dollers and 799 cents.KthxbyeRead more >
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I've been working on this webcomic for well over a year now, so my apologies if some of the jokes are a little dated. This webcomic is set in a sort of physical representation of the wiki, personifying its different members in human form. (You'll see what I mean.) Please note that the users depicted aren't meant to be representative of their real life personalities and all creative choices with them were made for comedic purposes only. With all that out of the way, enjoy Repnepsherlock and Imwatson: A wiki murder-ish mystery, over a year in the making.Read more >
Despite rumours suggesting otherwise, the mod's development isn't dead, and neither are region spotlights, although their whereabouts have been rather "spotty" at times. But finally I've found myself a rainy evening, and I've fixed the wireless card in my regular PC, and am able to write you a new region spotlight, this one will be about the lands of Lindon on the extreme Western edge of the continent of Middle-Earth.
Lindon isn't hard to find, even if you're new to visiting Middle-Earth. To get there from the spawn in the Shire, simply follow the Great East Road westward until you can't go any further, and you'll get into Lindon after passing through Eriador and the Tower Hills. If you're coming from the sea, head towards the islands and t…
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Here's a bit of fanfiction of sorts that I've been writing the last few months. It was just sort of lying around on my computor, so I supposed I could just post it here. Hope you enjoy!
King Aragorn II Elessar
It was on the time that the Dark Lord Sauron, last of Melkor’s true servants, was defeated, that Aragorn Elessar, first of his name was crowned King of Gondor by Mithrandir, shortly before his departure to Valinor. This began the 4th age by the Gondorian reckoning. Following a number of weeks of rebuilding the capital of Minas Tirith, and its surrounding areas (the Rammas, the walls of Osgiliath, etc.) he focussed on larger issues. The new Khan of the Golden Khaganate had already sent letters asking for peace, in an effort to…Read more >
I did a bit of research on what is currently in the market and stumbled upon a few very interesting gems out there. Would anyone be interested in exploring options to bring Middle-earth (or other/similar medieval fantasy themed worlds like Elder Scrolls, Fall from Heaven II, etcetera) to another voxel based open world game with concepts as used in gems like Stellar Overload, BlockScape, VoxelQuest or StoneQuest?
Any option would be interesting to discuss for the time being. Just throwing it out here in a very early stage after pondering the immense potential of the concepts of this mod and of interesting alternatives for Minecraft. If anyone wishes to contact me in private about this, you can use Discord or Facebook.Read more >
Good morn y'all,
If any of you follow the French Discord channel, you might've heard my announcement regarding the fact that I was considering doing a region spotlight at some point in the near future. Those that follow the French Discord will probably guess what region I'm highlighting in this issue, I am featuring "les montagnes rouges" a.k.a. the Red Mountains.
If you're not familiar with the location of the Red Mountains, I don't blame you man. They are located rather far to the East of most of Middle-Earth (curiously, east of the region that's "The West"), around the Eastern centre of Rhûn. Four clans of Dwarves lived in these mountains, though not much was known about them, as they presumably had little contact with their relatives in …
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This update has been in development for some time now but I was pleasantly surprised by what they've added so far...
- Turtles as well as a turtle helmet and potion that both are pretty useful
- Phantoms, hostile flying mobs that attack you if you haven't slept in a bed for too many nights
- Drowned, water variant zombies which have a chance to carry...
- Tridents, can be used as a spear as well. I recommend Mevans looks at the code they seem to be pretty effective when it comes to not bugging out although a little OP at this time
- New swimming animation, looks kind of weird and buggy with the lighting but certainly a welcome feature, you can still swim the old way but if you try to sprint you will go into the new mode
- Kelp, sea grass and coral. …
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After a lot of research and thinking and thinking again. I have figured out a logical theory on Beorn's background and the Beornings skin changing and history.
So, my take on the matter is that when Morgoth rose the Misties out of the ground to prevent travel a very small house of the Edain, let's name them House of Jeff, was living near or at the place where the Misties rose. It's likely most of the House of Jeff died from the rising of the mountains but the few who remain might've been affected by the Magic sort of like Nuclear radiation. This may have led to the Skin-changing abilities of the Beorn and possibly the House of Jeff.
Now let's fast forward a couple hundred years to the beginning of the 2nd age. The House of Jeff has grown att…Read more >
Good day, everyone,
Since the last region spotlight I released was on April Fools, I suppose it was going to be kind of hard to take it especially seriously. Have no fear though, today we're back to our regularly scheduled programming and we'll do a region spotlight on Middle-Earth, not on the lands of Mata Nui. This time, the region that I will be featuring is rather far to the north, and is one of the regions where I did a man vs Middle-Earth series some time ago. It's the Coldfells.
The Coldfells are located some distance south-east of Angmar, immediately west of the Misty Mountains. To their south lie the Lone-lands, and if you travel even farther south, you'll come to the Trollshaws. If you want to get here as quickly as possible from th…
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Guess what I'm back with another region spotlight. But in keeping with this mod's BIONICLE theme, this one won't be about a region of Middle-Earth. Instead, it'll be about a particular region on the Island of Mata Nui, and that location shall be Onu-Koro.
Since I don't have a map of Mata Nui right in front of me, I'll have to give you the directions to get there as if you were playing the Mata Nui Online Game. If you're at the docks at Po-Koro, follow the path, and keep to your left. As you travel, you'll come past Hafu, working on a sculpture. At this point, go left, and the deserts of Po-Koro will gradually give way to the rocky foothills of the mountain. Once you get to the tunnel entrance, hop on the Ussal Crab and you'll land…
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I was bored here's some map comparisons.
Btw the map seems to be about the same size as the UK...
This image is a bit messy, hopefully the link of the image isn't. The biggest other the LOTR is daggerfall, followed by nightfall, fuel and Just Cause 3.Read more >
To begin, the mod has done very well so far. It has added almost every faction to the Third Age that you could want. Key word: Third. This mod lacks the First Age. (It's also missing SA, but more on that later).
Please note: I have not played Eras of Arda or any other First Age servers. If there are things from those servers that you want added to my blog, please leave them in the comments below. Thank you.
Another note: I opened this blog as a place for people to come and add to the possibility of the First Age. When I deem it has been fully fleshed out, I might post it on the Suggestions Forum.
How to enter
You would first descend into the lower floors in the Obsidian Level in Utumno. You would then locate a mighty dungeon where there would need…Read more >
I was a chatmod here once, but lost access to my account. As well as grew bored with the mod for a bit. Well, I'm back and it shall be good to see a fair deal of you again.Read more >
Well, I decided to post my ideas on combat in MC on this post. Note that this not a suggestion to add these things it's just my thoughts on the matter.
So I was fighting some wargs/orcs up in the tundra (yeah I wish the mod team would fix that but oh well it's good farming) at first it was good then behind me 3 more wargs/orcs came and hit me, for most hardcore players that wouldn't be a problem because they'd have gmith. I despise the use of mith (mostly because in ME Mith is a prized possession that cannot be taken lightly, in servers I see people trading and using mith like it's nothing, I once saw a guy throw a stack of mith ingots into lava..... yeah that ticks me off) so I don't use mith, this got me down to half health, reali…Read more >
Ahh, spring! Are you as happy about spring as I am? The best part about spring is that I'll be doing another region spotlight. This time I'll be featuring a region on which I have travelled in real life, but which is probably under-rated by most players of the Lord of the Rings Mod. That region is Belagaer, the Great Sea.
Islands: Temperate and Global common animals |NPC = None |bandits = Never |invasion = None |traders = None |structures = Underwater Elven Ruin
Númenórean Ruin (on islands) |nearby = Coastal biomes of Middle-Earth |sub = Island, Beach |added in = 13 }}
The Elves of Mirkwood might've had some trouble finding the sea, but with the GPS-like capabilities of your map in Middle-Earth, you shouldn't have any problem finding it. If y…
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WAR! The USA is crumbling under a wave of secessions by three ruthless separatist unions. There are heroes on both sides. Death is everywhere. In a stunning move, the fiendish American military dictator, General Armstrong, has commenced a series of attacks as his enemies fight each other. As the United States Army attempts to retake the beleaguered continent, the Socialist States, Union States, and Pacific States all prepare for the war to take America....
A wargame has started it consists of 12 factions, each belonging to one of 4 unions the Communist Socialist States of America, the tolerant American Union States, the socialist Pacific States of America and the still standing authoritarian United States of America. Who will will this 2nd …Read more >
Good day folks,
I don't know if you're familiar with the song "I've been everywhere" originally published by Lucky Starr, and subsequently covered by many other artists, among them Hank Snow, Stompin' Tom Connors, and Johnny Cash. Well, who'd have thought that I'd write a version about Middle-Earth? I did, and here's what I came up with:
I was riding along the Great East Road
I was carrying a heavy load
When along came a Ranger heading to the Angle
He said "come here and have a seat"
He asked if I'd ever seen a road so long and low in worth
And I said "Listen, I've travelled every road in middle-earth"
I've been everywhere man, I've been everywhere
Crossed the deserts bare man, breathed the mountain air man
Of travel I've had my share man,
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It was build in survival mode, as somekind of challenge to make a much bigger base then ussual. I've added some
Uruk brick to the walls and the tower to add more contrast and color. Inside are varous different rooms, the first one being a armory, which leads to a staircase on the left, a feasting upfront, and a forge on the right. The forge is basically build the same way as they are generated in dwarven or elven structures, except with mordor brick and orc bars. The feast hall was my favorite room to make. It was based on a Rohirric feast hall, except everything is replaced with mordor equivalents such as orc draught rotten flesh, and maggoty bread. the walls are decorated with valuables, trophies, and weapons.
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This is a Dalish house that I built a while back. I'm pretty proud of it, because it is one of my only Lord of the Rings builds that doesn't suck. It could also work as a survival house. I tried to build it like the ones in the mod, but a little more fancy, as a hardworking Dalish player deserves.
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We already have a Configuration Page, But I figured I'd make an easier to understand step by step version.
This is too make Mithril more Effective, I suggest disabling this if the Over World on your server is Enabled.
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I'm leaving the community as I feel I don't contribute anything and many people here would much rather I leave. I have made arguments and suggestions that have lead to lots of the community hating me. I will remain in the wiki as an observer, so in no way will I be inactive I'm simply going to take a step out of the community, after a bit when I feel people may be ready to forgive my outbursts I may return. I have nothing left to say.Read more >
So I was just going to tell you guys about what my plan on Khand is. If Mevans does not give them good items or gear so they can match/exceed dwarves I will uninstall. So if the Khand update comes and it sucks and you no longer see from me you'll now know why. I don't think it will suck but I do not know, I have my fingers crossed into pretzels (Don't try at home) that it doesn't suck.Read more >
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So I was just going to tell you guys about what my plan on Limwaihte is. If Mevans does not give them good items or gear so they can match/exceed dwarves I will uninstall. So if the Harad update comes and it sucks and you no longer see from me you'll now know why. I don't think it will suck but I do not know, I have my fingers crossed into pretzels (Don't try at home) that it doesn't suck.Read more >
So I was just going to tell you guys about what my plan on Beornings is. If Mevans does not give them good items or gear so they can match/exceed dwarves I will uninstall. So if the Northman update comes and it sucks and you no longer see from me you'll now know why. I don't think it will suck but I do not know, I have my fingers crossed into pretzels (Don't try at home) that it doesn't suck.Read more >
So, it's been exactly one year since I posted the blog named 'I have been watching you' so I thought it'd be nice letting everyone know I'm still watching.
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I'm back again! After a pretty long break where I couldn't see Elves and Orcs anymore I finally found my love for the lotr mod again and returned into this lovely world of blocks and items! Even before the game load my new survival world I knew that it was time for me to pick up my blog series in the forum again. So I spent the first time back in middle earth to build two new exampels of Starter Bases. The two small buildings weren't just built for survival mode but also in survival. That took me a little longer but was huge fun! As always I hope you enjoy reading the articel and geht some interesting information.
Please forgive me for my bad english. If not written an english articel for a couple of months!
I've often been o…
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In this blog post I want to take a look at how to replace redstone. I want to start with the reason for doing so, then look at all the requirements a candidate system would need to fully replace redstone. Finally I want to compare some different candidate systems. I would also like to hear your input! What do you think would work, and how could it be implemented?
This mod is an unbelievable expansion to vanilla Minecraft. It adds tons of new biomes, items, plants, animals, armour, weapons, and building blocks. The generated structures are so much more varied, and the NPCs are way better than vanilla Minecraft. Questing, creative building, survival, role play, and farming are all awesome gameplay styles in the mod. However this mod i…
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So, judging by the fact that I'm actually able to post this, you can conclude that I haven't lost power (yet), although it flickered for an hour last night. That's when the worst of the storm came through, but I can't take pictures or video in the dark very well. It's still very windy this morning though, and I got some pictures.
Look at how much these trees are bent over. Surprising that more of them haven't broken off when you think of it, especially when you consider how top-heavy many of these trees are.
Apparently one of the trees couldn't take the bend, and snapped in two. (Actually many more than this fell over, but I only took a picture of one).
Waves battering two of the three islands off my coastline.
Even the small isla…
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I'm back with a region spotlight. Now if you're wondering why I haven't written anything in a while, check the storm story, in which I deal with a windstorm with 110 km/h winds, and the cleanup that followed.
Wintry weather aside, let's actually feature a region of Middle-Earth! This time, I have not chosen a "region" or even a "regional variant" as such. This region is actually another dimension of Middle-Earth, accessible by going through the icy wastelands of Forodwaith. That's right, I am doing no region other than Utumno.
Utumno is not easy to get to. You have to travel a long way through the icy wastes of Forodwaith if you want to get there, and follow a very specific route. Once you get to the end of your journey, you'll co…
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Hello, now I'm sure some of you are wondering why I haven't written a region spotlight so far this holiday, or why I haven't responded to notifications for this time, after all, I never said I was going on vacation. Well, in a nutshell, this happened; I was hit by a major windstorm, lost my power, and spent most of the next day cleaning up. If you want to know the details, read below.
Now I am aware that this is not the usual type of content you see on this wiki, but this story is exceptional enough I feel that it deserves to be seen by others.
Beforeon Christmas – The Dec 25th, 12017 Windstorm
The first indications that a significant weather system might be on its way for Christmas day were on Tropicaltidbits.com. Under the 384 …Read more >
Hey folks, Glflegolas here. I haven't written anything in quite a long while, but I promise that region spotlight will return at least once over Christmas. (If any of you want to write an issue yourselves, feel free to do so, I won't mind).
So, with Christmas here (I celebrate today, the 24th), what's there to do in Middle-Earth? Well lots, actually! This list is similar to the one written by Areades nearly three years ago, but has been updated in light of many of the mod's new features.
Create an authentic Christmas treeLight your house with some fancy candles
Buy some holiday gifts
Enjoy a White Christmas, regardless of where you are in Middle-EarthAdd even more fancy lights to your house
Seal some presents for your friends
Visit a beautiful …
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Hi guys I'm about to go on my first trip to Utumno!
It's a singeplay world not a server so i will be alone
What I have:
2 barrels of potent dwarven tonic and I have a high alchohol tollerance
2 barrels of potent athelas brew
3 large pouches for loot and carrying things
3 water buckets
1 sharp mithril sword with extra range
2 stacks of dirt
1 normal crafting table
4 stacks of baked potatos and about 2 stack of bread
1 stack of wood planks for anything I need just in case
about 3 stacks of arrows (I expect to get more along the way)
1 rivendell bow with extra damage and knockback
3 sets of full dwarven armor
alot of fire resistance ent druaght
1 stack of torches and I know that they don't help alot but just in case
I also have a mithril…
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This is for a school project. Please only answer if you are of highschool age (14-18) and live in the United States.
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As a wiki admin, I’ve long seen comments from users who have clearly not read the FAQ, asking when builds like Minas Tirith, Barad-dûr, and Minas Morgul will be added to the mod. The answer, of course, is in the decently far future.
But now, you can explore many of these builds before then. After multiple prereleases and a whole lot of work, I have completed my Mordor map. And not just a few builds in Mordor - all of Mordor. The whole land, with every build from lore, the mod, or my own mind. All of it is available to be downloaded and explored.
As of a post-release update, you will spawn in a camp in Dagorlad, just outside the Black Gate, in a tent containing equipment and basic gear for those who wish to play the map in survival (which I r…
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Hey guys. I'm sorry about the lack of activity here; it's for the very same reason that Catfish became inactive. Still, I'll be more than happy to resume my job as the "image guru" when the update comes out. Furthermore, I've been spending most of my free time working on my YT channel. It is not related to this mod, instead, it focuses on the arthropods (predominatly centipedes) that I keep/will be keeping. Currently, both my channel and my arthropod pet collection are in their early stages, but that will be changing quite quickly. Anyway, feel free to subscribe if you are interested; I'd recommend it both for people who share my love of these animals, and those who don't, but seek to conquer their fears.
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A number of years ago I stumbled upon a game called Minetest. It's an open-source voxel engine that promotes extensive modding (to the point where the actual game is just a collection of mods...). The game in of itself is not that impressive, although it has merit simply for being so extensible, as well as being open source. The engine is written in C++, so rendering is much faster, and FPS is much higher, especially on lower-end hardware. However, all modding is done with a language called Lua, which if fast (for a scripting language) and fairly easy to learn.
If you're interested in modding, the learning curve is a lot less steep than forge modding for minecraft, and in addition, the open source nature of the engine means that if you need…Read more >
Hey guys! I have decided to maybe do a survival series for LOTR mod. If I do, it will be on youtube.Read more >
Greetings, all! Some of you may know me or recognize me from around here, and it's because of my ties that I would like to invite you to join in a Middle-earth themed roleplay. The RP takes place late in the Fourth Age. The time-era reflected in the RP is loosely Napoleonic, while it retains many traits that make it Middle-earth. The RP is about a war against Angmar, which has risen again, and takes place all across Middle-earth. We already have a few members, even some from this community, including one of the moderators from this wiki. The style of the RP has elements from both wargaming and regular character-developing roleplay, if that describes it well enough. The RP is hosted on Discord, so anyone who doesn't have an account there sh…Read more >