Tolkien Forums has many other site features apart from the forums themselves. They're all free and no registration or login is needed. Here are some frequently asked questions about how to use the other features of Tolkien Fourms.
The Knowledge Centre is a selection of quizzes ranging in difficulty level for members to test themselves.
The Knowledge Center contains 12 different quizes - 3 beginner, 3 experienced, 3 advanced and 3 loremaster.
Select the one which corresponds to your difficulty level (each quiz says which book and how much knowledge is required for that test next to it). There are 10 questions in each. Once you have finished and have checked your answers click 'Submit' and you will be directed to the answer page for that test. Then you may either go back to the Knowledge Centre to do another quiz or go to the Tolkien Forums homepage.
Tolkien Forums provides a ranking system for members. As your post count increases on the forums you will upgrade rank.
As you upgrade to the high ranks you'll get custom avatars and some privileges.
Go to the Ranking Kingdoms page to join a Middle-earth kingdom!
You can choose a Ranking Kingdom very easily. It's recommended to do this as soon as you have registered.
Simply go to the Ranking Kingdoms page and choose a kingdom you would like to belong to. The choices are:
Then scroll down to the 'Select your Kingdom' link and you will be directed to the Kingdom selection page. fill in the form and within the following day or two your Kingdom will appear under your username on youir forum profile.
Here are the posts required for each rank in a Kingdom:
0 = Rank 1
30 = Rank 2
70 = Rank 3
150 = Rank 4
400 = Rank 5
800 = Rank 6
1200 = Rank 7
1700 = Rank 8
2200 = Rank 9
3000 = Rank 10
High Rank members get additional privileges over standard members. To see a full account please visit the Ranking Kingdoms page.
Here is a rough guide however:
Rank 9 members and above get to access to some Private forums (forum for just Valar/Maiar, Special ranks etc are out of bounds). To see what forums High Rank members can access see the description below each Forum.
Rank 10 members have the privilege to edit any post (excluding Maiar/Valar posts).