Lord of the Rings is a very large-scale mod that allows you to recreate Middle-earth in Minecraft. It contains everything you need for this: biomes, mobs (animals and all races), weapons, structures and much more. You will meet many familiar characters, you can complete quests and visit wel known locations (Shire, Gondor, Mordor, etc.). All of the listed functionality is available on version 1.7.0. The mod for 1.15.2 is currently under development and contains only basic functions.
Middle-earth in this mod is represented by a separate dimension. During the creation of the world, you can choose one of three options:
- start in the ordinary world with the ability to create a portal in Middle-earth;
- start the game in Middle-earth, on a detailed recreated map from The Lord of the Rings;
- start a game in Middle-earth with randomly generated biomes and structures.
To get into a new dimension from the standard world, you need to craft a ring of nine golden nuggets. Then, you need to set fire to any block with a flint and throw a ring into it. A huge round portal will appear in the air through which you will have to go.
In all three cases, near the spawn point in Middle-earth, you can meet the Gray Wanderer, who will give the first quests and allow you to learn the basic mechanics of the mod, such as the quest system or the global map. After that, he will direct you further along the main plot. But there is no need to go through it. You can simply collect resources (including many new ones, for example, silver or mithril). Recipes will gradually open, but to find out faster, you can use NEI LOTR for 1.7.10 or JEI LOTR for 1.15.2. Also, side quests will appear in the game, many of them are generated randomly.
As in the original story, there is always a struggle between good and evil. You will be able to join either side or try to remain neutral. Improving relations with factions, you will receive more and more opportunities. For example, you can use unique workbenches or even hire a squad of followers. At the maximum level of reputation, both sides can provide very strong allies, you can pass the game accompanied by powerful orcs or a detachment of elves and dwarves.
On version 1.15, only biomes, ores, and Middle-earth equipment are currently available. The mod is under development, and we will add new versions as they become available. If you want to learn more about the game and support the creators, go to mod Wiki. It is always distributed free of charge, but for the financial support of the authors you can get nice bonuses from them.
How to install Lord of the Rings mod
- Make sure you have installed Minecraft Forge.
- Download the mod for your version of the game.
- Put it in the ‘mods’ folder, which is located in the game folder.