Ilu Ambar - Quenta Ardais a LOTRmodded minecraft server for people who wish to experience creative custom roleplay and building in Tolkiens legendary realm Middle-earth, during the Third Age. The timeline for this server's roleplay starts at the eleventy-first birthday of Bilbo, Shire reckoning 1401.
The server is a LOTRmodded minecraft server using theLOTRmodto provide a gameplay environment aimed at long-term immersive roleplaysurvival, with focus on in-character roleplay, building, PvE and consented PvP. The server world is Middle-earth and uses the LOTRmod the way it is designed to be used.
The server is purchased and supported with the aim to be operational for at least a full year.
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 only need theLOTRmod clientside.
Initial sponsors get early access so they have a bit of a headstart. Other than that 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 and from the community of backers and players of Chronicles of Elyria.
In-game all player characters are expected 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 mod’s 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 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 players consent.
The server offers options to create and organise staged battles using the SiegeMode mod. Players can create scenes and organise battles or sieges with minimal staff support.
New players start in a spawn area that offers them the opportunity to 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!
Players do not unlock access to The Shire upon joining the server and they start with nothing in their inventory. The (sub-)faction spawn locations are simple platforms and are banner protected to ensure no enemy units or invasions spawn there. Players will have to gather their resources and craft their gear themselves, or get it from other faction members on the spot.
Besides the numerous procedurally generated structure the server has no premade lore builds. There are no builders with creative mode and no server shops selling construction materials.
Griefing, trolling, bullying and landscape scarring are prohibited.
The server has opened for whitelisted players on 15 January 2019
More information on major starting points, scope and objectives for "Ilu Ambar - Quenta Arda" is provided in this document: Overview
Rules and Guidelines for both Discord and Minecraft server are presented in this document: Rules and Guidelines
General Information, a.o. on IP, Modpack and Discord roles, is presented in this document: General Information
This document provides installation guides and an overview of tutorial information, tips and links for people new to minecraft or the LOTRmod:Installation and Gameplay Guide
The following document provides all information on the whitelisting procedure and the application template: Whitelisting
We are using this thread for whitelisting besides the regular procedure we support via our Discord server (see above). The procedure is basically the same, but we simpy allow players to post their application here if they wish to do so. We won't use any emoticons to indicate the status of the application here but we will follow the same procedure and copy-paste the application in our Discord #applications channel. A decision on an application made here will also be communicated here in a reply to the application post.
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I can just recommend that server to everyone, who seeks a mature community. The main goal of the server, providing an environment for the long-term, is just great, because players can take as much time as they need, and nothing forces one to rush. This is especially interesting for players who want to build, because you can work on rather large projects, without the fear that the server will shut down and your work is for nothing, and without constant pressure to finish your build. The PvP Mode Mod, the server uses, also ensures that no other players will just kill you while building - PvP is only possible if all involved players do agree. If you seek for a mature community and want something for the long-term, then this server is definetely the right thing for you!
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... and the accompanying NEI plugin can be found here.
We adjusted our rules regarding player character/faction changes:
Players can now create multiple characters and switch character every week if they please. Upon character switch their old character LOTRmod data will be saved for later use and they will start with a blank sheet for their new character, or an old character LOTRmod data file if they wish to resume playing an old character they had.
We now have Mercers 'for special trade deals'. There are 12 mercers in total, spread over 6 locations in Middle-earth, 3 for the Free Peoples and 3 for the Forces Under the Shadow: respectively in Bree, Edoras and Dale, and in Isengard, Rhunost and Umbar. These all have a similar set-up as the middlemen at the sub-faction spawns but they are in a different business. They buy stuff that cannot elsewhere be sold and sell stuff that cannot elsewhere be bought, or for which it is rather tedious to find buyers/sellers. And they are accompanied by a 4 unit strong personal guard patrolling around their stalls.
More information is presented in our Rules & Guidelines, §1.4 and §3.5.