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What real fans do: Minecrafters re-create Middle-earth over 9 years

CuriousG
Half-elven


Jul 18, 7:09pm

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OK, Tolkien fans, what have YOU done for Middle-earth lately? I came across this article on how a team in Minecraft has been recreating Middle-earth, mostly based on the movies, but also including book-only scenes, such as Frodo meeting the Elves in Woody End while on his way to Crickhollow. They even created Dol Amroth down to individual, enterable houses (10:30 in the video).

The 15-min video on the page was a mildly annoying to watch because I wanted more of what they created and less screen time on giggly, self-congratulatory talking heads. And uber-nerds trying to redeem themselves by talking uber-cool sounds strange, such as saying Dol Amroth was the home of a "prince dude." But that aside, it was impressive to see what they did, and their dedication is unparalleled. Their rendition of Helm's Deep was particularly sleek. Hit them up, dude.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 19, 11:23am

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I'm so impressed with the detail and dedication. I wish the creators were the ones to walk us through it. The gamers are definitely liking it, but were a huge distraction to drinking in all the detail of each area. Plus, for me, the fast spinning and movement has kinda set off a problem I have with that kind of action making me disoriented/motion sick.

I'd like to hear it from the creators, also, because you can see they took this recreation seriously. I'd love to go on a tour without the gamers ;)

Thanks for this! Wonderful!


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Cirashala
Tol Eressea


Jul 19, 5:09pm

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There was very little touring, and a LOT of guys staring at computers and cracking wise...it was very annoying Unimpressed

That being said, WOW on the creation! I hope someone posts a video about just the tour itself without all the spinning and annoying commentary soon!

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CuriousG
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Jul 19, 6:03pm

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I'm glad it wasn't just me [In reply to] Can't Post

that was annoyed. And yes, maybe somewhere out there is a video with all tour and some voice over narration.


CuriousG
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Jul 19, 6:15pm

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Ta da! Better video found [In reply to] Can't Post

OK, it was the 2nd search result on Youtube, so I can't claim I spent hours slaving over a hot computer to find this, or maybe I will claim it just to be a brat.

Anyway, I've just spot-checked this one--it's 46 min and appears to be ALL tour and just voiceover. It remains very impressive. Also, while it's similar giggly narration (maybe the same guys, who knows), it is helpful, such as pointing out the movie scene where Farmer Maggot chased them over a hill and they had a shortcut to mushrooms, or saying that actually going through this on Minecraft could take several hours of real time. WOW!!

PS. The video was posted April 2018--how could we not know!?!??!?!! Smile


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grammaboodawg
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Jul 19, 9:26pm

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Oh... that's much better :D [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for doing the hunt! Well worth it :D


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grammaboodawg
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Jul 19, 9:27pm

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Dom Monaghan could do the narration! :D


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Mari D.
Rivendell


Jul 29, 11:11am

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Wow ... very beautiful and diligent work. And so many places are covered in detail. [In reply to] Can't Post

Even though I personally wouldn't spend so much time working on such a project, if they have fun doing it, I certainly don't mind enjoying and being grateful for the result of their efforts.

You may also want to check out the "Fall of Gondolin" adventure map they made ... there's Let's Plays of it on Youtube. I was quite thrilled by it.

E.g. this one:
https://www.youtube.com/...t=PLAF93B445BD90287A


CuriousG
Half-elven


Jul 29, 2:33pm

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Wow--that Fall of Gondolin is impressive [In reply to] Can't Post

Complete with fires and notes to discover about Tuor throwing Maeglin off a cliff. Thanks for the link.


Mari D.
Rivendell


Aug 3, 9:48am

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