Word of note: This is an idea for a server, it isn't an actual project at the moment.
Hello everyone, Civilizations of Arda is a server that will have a different style of playing the mod that you typically don't see often. If you've ever played Medieval 2: Total War, you'll get an idea of what I am going to explain below.
Typically, you go on a server and you choose a faction then just head out into the wild, right? On C.A(Civilizations of Arda), you go to spawn, choose a faction, the usual process. After you do all that, there is the professions room.
For example: Let's say there are four basic rofessions, fisherman, lumberjack, miner, and hunter. If I were to choose hunter, then I would be paid 500 coins a week(real time), by going to the server bank(located in Lindon). You can reach different levels of your profession, Novice Lumberjack, Intermediate, and eventually there can be one server master lumberjack.
Once you have a good income on the server, you can choose to rule a faction, here's the fun part, the server will have something of it's own. You won't be able to break any blocks in the wild. Rather, each faction will have a local town where they can purchase buildings, such as a residence, barracks, or workshop, they can upgrade walls buildings, even purchase equipment or high-quality mounts. The bigger the faction playerbase, the greater the growth of your civilization!
Just try to imagine Civilizations of Arda as an MMORPG for LOTR, like Medieval 2: Total War, mixed in with Mount & Blade: Warband. There are so many features to be added, but I can't write all of that here.
Thank you! :)