Locations within Middle-earth are laid out on a rectilinear coordinate system (along X and Y axes). The X-axis corresponds to East-West coordinates and the Y-axis to North-South.
- The line between north and south is approximately at Túli-mält in Forochel, just north of Evendim.
- The line between east and west is approximately the River Isen, just east of the Ring of Isengard in Nan Curunir.
Players can display icons on the World Map ("m," or click on the map button on the radar) for features in the Middle-earth landscape such as landmarks, stable-masters, trainers, vendors, milestones and mailboxes. Their display is controlled by the "Filter Map Notes" pulldown on the World Map. The name and coordinates for these locations are shown when the player moves their mouse over the icon.
The format of the coordinates are 00.0N, 00.0W. For example, the coordinates for the mailbox in Celondim are 28.2S, 92.1W. Location coordinates are shown throughout Lotro-wiki.com using the Tooltip Coords template which will display a pop-up map with a "swirling" indicator at the location. The just mentioned mail box will display as: Celondim Mailbox
Finding your location coordinates
Players can find their current location coordinates in multiple ways.
First, the coordinates of your current location can display under the Radar display in the main game window.
- In Options select UI Settings, Scroll near the bottom to the Misc section, select "Show Location Coordinates on Radar."
Second, immediately below that option, if you select "Show Map Cursor Coordinates," when you have the World Map displayed, the lower left corner of the map will show the coordinates of the cursor as you move it across the map. You may have to move (or deselect) the Quest Guide box on the World Map to see those coordinates.
Third, by typing ;loc in any chat window. The ;loc command is a pre-programmed alias and therefore begins with a semicolon. The result of this alias is a set of north-south and east-west coordinates following the format described above. The coordinates will be displayed in the currently selected chat window. In order to avoid disturbing other people, players should send a tell to themselves with the ;loc alias. For example, the following command will send a tell to the character YourName with the player's current coordinates.
/tell YourName ;loc
A custom alias can be created and assigned to a Quickslot location for easier use. See alias for more information.
Finally, using the /loc command will give a much longer, developer oriented, set of location information. This is the information you need to cut and paste into a /bug report. The parameters displayed provide the developers with explicit information which they need, but which the player never sees. For an in-depth explanation of the output of the /loc command see :
List of Coordinates
Contributing Location Articles
With the help of fellow players we believe that most, but not all, in-game locations either have an article or a "stub". The latter may be almost a skeleton, but may also be articles that are in need of updates. You are very welcome to submit facts, missing screen-shots, or lore; please see Create new location for information, guidelines, and links to help-files.