When you first join our server, you will have the rank of Gaijin. This rank is given to all visitors of the Shire and people logging on for the first time. In order to rank up to obtain permission to build, you must apply for membership. This is done by: 1: creating an account on our forums at www.shirecraft.us/forums (make sure to confirm the account via the confirmation email you will receive upon creating it) 2: Once you've confirmed your account, create a post in the "Join Us" section of the forums 3: When writing your application, please include your age, country and what you hope to bring to The Shire and anything else you believe will positively support your application.
For more information on applying, visit this page.