MUME, Multi-Users in Middle-earth, is a multiplayer text-based online game based upon J. R. R. Tolkien's
Middle-earth during the Epic War between the forces of the Dark Lord and the armies of the West. MUME is completely free to play and has been continuously running, enhanced, and remastered by a community of volunteers since 1991.
MUME is a MUD, or retro MMORPG, that encourages players to roleplay as they live in this meticulously crafted world exploring the conflict leading into the
War of the Ring during the late Third Age. The action takes place nearly 100 years prior to The Hobbit but long after the loss of the One Ring by Sauron. The key to Erebor has just been found by Gandalf in Dol Guldur and all the epic tales narrated in The Lord of the Rings may take place.
People think that Dark Souls was a hard game these days.
Ha! You ain't seen nothing! …
It was crazy in PvP …
It was insane. Absolutely insane.
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Playable Races and Classes
Armies of the West
Do you side with the West?
Choose from Men, Elves, Half-elves, Hobbits, and Dwarves to defend the Free People.
Forces of the Dark Lord
Will you be cunning and cruel?
Choose from Orcs, Trolls, and Black Númenóreans to hunt down and ruin the weak.
Design Your Class
Shape your character any way you want by practicing skills or spells from any guild:
Master of magical arts
Do you choose to be a ranger? A warmage? Endless possibilities are yours.
Enter the Third Age
Visit an astonishing number of beautifully described locations.
Enjoy an ale at Bree, wander the Shire, and explore Weathertop
Seek Elrond in Rivendell and brave the Trollshaws
Get lost in Goblin Town, nestled deep in the Misty Mountains
Pass through the Orc-infested Mines of Moria and enter fair Lothlórien
Meet Ents in Fangorn Forest and explore Isengard or the Gap of Rohan
Discover the growing shadow in Dol Guldur and Mirkwood
Slay Ancient Evils
There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.
Slay a Balrog by gathering a company of dwarves to take on Durin's Bane
Release the Wightlord of the Barrowdowns from his curse
Brave a Kraken by taking on the Watcher in the Water
Outsmart Bill, Bert, and Tom to avoid becoming lunch
Acquire Legendary Artefacts
Find forgotten relics of awesome power from the First and Second Age.
Wield Glamdring the Foe-hammer, Orcrist the Goblin-cleaver, and Sting
Stab your foe with a Morgul-blade and watch them turn into a Wraith
Use the Palantír of Amon Sûl to hunt down fresh meat
Wear a shirt of shining mail, wrought from the finest mithril
Hundreds of Achievements and Quests
Can you free Arda from all the sorrows that weigh upon it?
Pacify unsavory characters like Bill Ferny and the corrupt Chief of Tharbad
Befriend a lonely giant and learn how to bake delectable bannocks to feed the hungry
Free a Silvan elf from certain death in the depths of Mirkwood Forest
Competitive World PvP MUD
Become the #1 Ranked Warlord
Find adulation and glory by outwitting your opponents in a highly competitive world PvP.
Track your opponent from afar to strike at the perfect time
Strip your opponents corpse clean by taking their gear as your own
Pick locks or block doors to trap your foes
Mix foetid poisons to envenom your foes
Influence the Game
Join the Ainur
Become an Istar, attain immortality, and take your place within the community to extend and
enhance the game.
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