The Shire - The Home of All Minecrafters
The idea behind The Shire was that you arrived in an old abandoned prison cell after falling through a hole in the ground on one of your adventures. There you have to fight your way out through a maze filled with monsters to get back to freedom.
When you finally managed to fight your way out you could choose between 4 towns to be your home town and then you can choose which profession you want to work as. And the more you worked the higher up in the ranks you would get, unlocking crafting of more advanced items, wearing more powerful armor, create parties to play with friends, create your own guild and finally create your own town!
But then we figured that only having this would get a bit boring after a while. So we added an evil side! You can also start as a thief, without a town, and work yourself up the ranks the evil way to finally create an evil town to gather all the thieves, assassins and gangsters together to battle the good towns for control over this world!