ArdaCraft is a modded Minecraft server that is aiming to recreate the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. The server was started in early May of 2014, by Dags and Fornad. The server has since gotten the addition of modded blocks, many new members and builders, media attention, and a continuously thriving community.
When building a world as diverse and complex as Middle-earth, a vast number of textures are required. We have decided to move to a modded server mainly due to Minecraft removing metadatas of blocks, which severely reduces the number of textures we can use. Vanilla Minecraft also lacks lots of the necessary things we would like to have for our server, and ultimately fails to improve the building aspect of Minecraft. Having a modded client/server allows us to have full control over what we can do with blocks, textures, and server features.
detailed graphical information of project completion
Co-founder of the server. Manages projects, applications, complaints, and various other things.
Server host. Runs the server, does some development, and graphics.
A long-time member with an extensive knowledge of medieval and early modern farming techniques. Did many of the fields and farms in the Shire.
An active and well-known member, kingorrik is both friendly and mature, having served as temporary admin during Fornad’s absence in the past.
Ytsen is an experienced and mature builder who has done a lot of work building Mithlond, our largest city.
An experienced builder and leader, Kemce has led Harlond to completion, as well as WorldPainting vast areas of vegetation for our map.
The most recent of our Overseers to join ArdaCraft, Oriol is an expert on glaciers and rivers, and is leading the Misty Mountains project.
Just when I thought I was sick to death of seeing these kind of things, along comes a Tolkien tribute to blow my socks off.
Many locales have been painstakingly rebuilt in Minecraft, but this recreation of The Shire from Lord of the Rings is pretty breathtaking.
A new user-made Minecraft world deserves to be right up there with some of the best ever made in the open-ended sandbox PC game.
A team of Minecraft players have banded together over the last year to recreate The Shire from Lord of the Rings. This could be one of the best large-scale building projects ever undertaken in the game.
Their work, which they are making as accurate as possible based on the works of Tolkien, is nothing short of stunning. Thirty-one images were shared on Imgur showing off The Shire's many villages and gorgeous sights.
Minecraft players have recreated the Shire from The Lord of the Rings saga, and it is absolutely spectacular.
Fans of the books and movies will agree that the Minecraft users are doing a pretty impressive job in bringing the Shire to the game.
They're on their very own adventure to create the most faithful version of Tolkein's world and you've never seen Minecraft look this pretty.
If you want a hyper realistic world where everything is made with different textures and looks 100% real, just go to ArdaCraft.
ArdaCraft is a fantastic Minecraft server, dedicated to the adept and quality Minecraft re-construction of Middle-earth. With time, manpower, and dedication, ArdaCraft truly has the potential to outshine any other Lord of the Rings-themed server and beyond.