The other day I went and saw the latest Lord of the Rings movie and it inspired me to begin working on a minecraft map based on Lord of the Rings. Heres the idea behind everything: you start out in a spawn that I already built. You get to pick between 4 different types of characters; hobbit, wizard, dwarf, and elf. This map can be played with your friends when completed, but each person must pick a different character. Once you have picked a character you will spawn in their own huge town where they have to complete small objectives and quests to unlock items and new territory. But another factor that comes into play is later on after you have moved on from your towns quests you can either meet up with your friends or battle it out. Basically in simplistic form its: pick a character, spawn, do quests, upgrade armor, begin the quest to Mordor, unlock puzzles, defeat the orcs in battles, and figure out the final secret. I am currently working on the Elves' guild and then. I will finish the 3 other guilds having them all lead to the middle where they will travel to Mordor. Now trust me I am a very skilled in building it should be mind blowing once I have finished it and I plan to give as much time and detail to each guilds' town.
How you can help: you can give me feedback as to what you would like to see me implement into this map. It doesn't mean for sure I will do it but I will consider it. When this is finished I will release this map for download to the public and get it on some servers. I will be playing it with my friends and you might be able to play, or you can download it to your server.
Another thing that I added is each guild has some sort of potion boost except the wizard guild and the dwarf guild have negative potion effects because they have buffed out gear. Such as since dwarves are known to be slow an infinite slowness. Something I could very possibly do is say you don't want someone in a different guild to advance very quickly towards Mordor (and you want the final treasure for yourself) you could buy skeletons or zombies to send onto that person in they're town while they are gearing up. Leave comments and suggestions!