Middle-earth Traffic Report

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Contents [hide]

   1 Introduction
   2 Top 5 Longest Routes
   3 Top 5 Shortest Routes
   4 Traveling Middle-Earth
   5 Eriador
       5.1 Ered Luin
       5.2 The Shire
       5.3 Evendim
       5.4 Forochel
       5.5 Bree-land
       5.6 North Downs
       5.7 Angmar
       5.8 Lone-lands
       5.9 Trollshaws
       5.10 The Misty Mountains
       5.11 Eregion
       5.12 Enedwaith
       5.13 Dunland
       5.14 The Gap of Rohan
       5.15 Nan Curunír
   6 Moria
       6.1 The Great Delving
       6.2 The Silvertine Lodes
       6.3 Durin's Way
       6.4 Zelem-melek
       6.5 The Water-works
       6.6 The Flaming Deeps
       6.7 Redhorn Lodes
       6.8 The Foundations of Stone
       6.9 Nud-melek
   7 Rhovanion
       7.1 Lothlórien
       7.2 Southern Mirkwood
   8 Background

Introduction

Hello, this is Digital_Utopia with your Middle-Earth Traffic Report. The most accurate* travel times for all** your slow travel needs!

  • Times were measured for each slow travel route in only one direction and measured with an online stopwatch using the in-game web browser.
    • All slow travel routes are included below, with the exception of the new stables at Candaith's Encampment and Saeradan's Cottage. Since these require certain conditions to be met in order to use them, I've elected not to include them at this time.

Top 5 Longest Routes

   12:43 (Rivendell ↔ Echad Mirobel)
   11.48 (Rivendell ↔ Echad Dúnann)
   10:36 (Ost Forod ↔ Pynti-Peldot)
   10:15 (Ost Guruth ↔ Rivendell)
   09:36 (Rivendell ↔ Gwingris) 

Top 5 Shortest Routes

   00:29 (Dolven-view ↔ Deep Descent)
   00:45 (Twenty-first Hall ↔ Jazârgund)
   01:06 (West Bree ↔ Adso's Camp)
   01:08 (Buckland ↔ Stock) / (Caras Galadhon ↔ The Vinyards of Lórien) / (Grimbold's Camp ↔ Dagoras' Camp)
   01:15 (Brockenborings ↔ Oatbarton) 

Traveling Middle-Earth

In order to paint a picture of how large Turbine's rendition of Middle-Earth is, below is the combined travel time for the most direct, slow travel route, from Thorin's Gate to the furthest reaches of Middle-Earth. 1 hour 1 minute 40 seconds (Thorin's Gate → Dagoras' Camp) Eriador Ered Luin Thorin's Gate Duillond 5:11 Noglond 1:53 Gondamon 3:00

Noglond Thorin's Gate 1:53 Gondamon 1:22

Gondamon Thorin's Gate 3:00 Duillond 2:34 Noglond 1:22 Thrasi's Lodge 1:27

Thrasi's Lodge Gondamon 1:27 Duillond 1:23

Duillond Needlehole 2:40 Gondamon 2:34 Thorin's Gate 5:11 Celondim 1:17 Falathlorn Homesteads 1:37

Celondim Duillond 1:47

The Shire Michel Delving Hobbiton 1:42 Shire Homesteads 1:50

Hobbiton West Bree 5:35 Michel Delving 1:42 Brockenborings 1:42 Needlehole 2:45 Stock 2:09

Brockenborings Hobbiton 1:42 Stock 2:07 Oatbarton 1:15

Stock Hobbiton 2:09 Buckland 1:08 Brockenborings 2:07

Needlehole Hobbiton 2:45 Duillond 2:40

Evendim Tinnudir Oatbarton 5:57 Ost Forod 1:45 Trestlebridge 6:00 Esteldin 8:28

Ost Forod Oatbarton 6:03 Tinnudir 1:45 Trestlebridge 6:08 Kauppa-khota 5:00 Pynti-peldot 10:36

Oatbarton Tinnudir 5:57 Brockenborings 1:15 Ost Forod 6:03

Forochel Kauppa-Kohta Ost Forod 5:00 Pynti-peldot 5:23

Pynti-peldot Ost Forod 10:36 Kauppa-Kohta 5:23 Zigilgund 4:07 Suri-kyla 5:04

Suri-kyla Pynti-peldot 5:04 Zigilgund 8:57

Zigilgund Pynti-peldot 4:07 Suri-kyla 8:57

Kuru-Leri Only Swift Travel --

Bree-land West Bree Trestlebridge 3:28 Hobbiton 5:35 Hengstacer Farm 2:37 Adso's Camp 1:06 Buckland 3:28

South Bree Forsaken Inn 3:07 Combe 1:27 Bree-land Homesteads 1:36

Combe South Bree 1:27

Adso's Camp West Bree 1:06 Buckland 1:08

Buckland Adso's Camp 2:23 West Bree 3:28 Stock 1:08

Hengstacer Farm Trestlebridge 2:18 West Bree 2:37

North Downs Trestlebridge West Bree 3:28 Amon Raith 2:22 Esteldin 5:18 Tinnudir 6:00 Ost Forod 6:08 Hengstacer Farm 2:18

Amon Raith Trestlebridge 2:22 Esteldin 3:08

Esteldin Trestlebridge 5:18 Aughaire 3:40 Amon Raith 3:08 Othrikar 1:40 Tinnudir 8:28

Othrikar Esteldin 1:40

Angmar Aughaire Esteldin 3:40

Gabilshathur Only Swift Travel --

Gath Forthnir Only Swift Travel --

Lone-lands Forsaken Inn Ost Guruth 3:23 South Bree 3:07 Ost Guruth Rivendell 10:15 Forsaken Inn 3:23 Thorenhad 5:07 Trollshaws Thorenhad Ost Guruth 5:07 Rivendell 6:43 Echad Candelleth 3:27

Rivendell Echad Dúnann 11:48 Echad Mirobel 12:43 Echad Eregion 9:00 Gwingris 9:38 Echad Candelleth 6:31 Thorenhad 6:43 Ost Guruth 10:15

Echad Candelleth Rivendell 6:31 Thorenhad 3:27 Gwingris 2:46 Echad Eregion 4:20

The Misty Mountains Glóin's Camp Rivendell 2:07

Hrimbarg Only Swift Travel --

Eregion Gwingris Echad Mirobel 6:19 Echad Dúnann 5:30 Echad Eregion 2:27 Rivendell 9:38 Echad Candelleth 2:46

Echad Eregion Echad Dúnann 2:57 Echad Mirobel 3:50 Gwingris 2:27 Rivendell 9:00 Echad Candelleth 4:20

Echad Dúnann Rivendell 11:48 Echad Mirobel 3:27 Echad Eregion 2:57 Gwingris 5:30 Echad Dagoras 4:03

Echad Mirobel Rivendell 12:43 Echad Dúnann 3:27 Echad Eregion 3:50 Gwingris 6:19 Echad Dagoras 4:53

Enedwaith Echad Dagoras Echad Dúnann 4:03 Echad Mirobel 4:53 Maur Tulhau 5:04 Lhanuch 4:03 Harndirion 4:58 Echad Daervunn 4:47 Maur Tulhau Echad Dagoras 5:04 Lhanuch 3:35 Harndirion 4:28 Echad Daervunn 1:27 Lhanuch Echad Dagoras 4:03 Maur Tulhau 3:35 Harndirion 1:27 Echad Daervunn 2:11 Harndirion Echad Dagoras 4:58 Maur Tulhau 4:28 Lhanuch 1:27 Echad Daervunn 3:09 Echad Naeglanc 4:10 Echad Daervunn Echad Dagoras 4:47 Maur Tulhau 1:27 Lhanuch 2:11 Harndirion 3:09 Lhan Tarren 3:00

Dunland Echad Naeglanc Lhan Tarren 2:44 Galtrev 2:19 Harndirion 4:10 Lhan Tarren Echad Naeglanc 2:44 Galtrev 2:59 Echad Daervunn 3:00 Galtrev Echad Naeglanc 2:19 Lhan Tarren 2:59 Tal Methedras Gate 1:49 Rohirrim Scout-camp 2:38 Avardin 2:03 Lhan Rhos 3:41 Barnavon 2:42 Forthbrond 4:34 Grimbold's Camp 5:45 Dagoras' Camp 6:39 Tal Methedras Gate Galtrev 1:49 Rohirrim Scout-camp Forthbrond 2:11 Galtrev 2:38 Barnavon 2:40 Barnavon Lhan Rhos 2:45 Galtrev 2:42 Rohirrim Scout-camp 2:40 Avardin Galtrev 2:03 Lhan Rhos 1:43 Lhan Rhos Avardin 1:43 Galtrev 3:41 Barnavon 2:45

The Gap of Rohan Forthbrond Rohirrim Scout-camp 2:11 Galtrev 4:34 Grimbold's Camp 1:19 Grimbold's Camp Forthbrond 1:19 Galtrev 5:45 Dagoras' Camp 1:08

Nan Curunír Dagoras' Camp Grimbold's Camp 1:08 Galtrev 6:39

Moria The Great Delving Durin's Threshold Dolven-view 1:54 Chamber of the Crossroads 3:27 Deep Descent 2:27

Dolven-view Durin's Threshold 1:54 Chamber of the Crossroads 1:37 Deep Descent 0:29 Twenty-first Hall 4:31 First Hall 6:57 The Orc-watch 4:33 Anazarmekhem 4:16

The Silvertine Lodes Deep Descent Durin's Threshold 2:27 The Rotting Cellar 2:50 Dolven-view 0:29

Durin's Way Chamber of the Crossroads Durin's Threshold 3:27 Dolven-view 1:37 Twenty-first Hall 3:08

Jazargund Twenty-first Hall 0:45 Zirakzigil 1:36

Zirakzigil Jazargund 1:36

Zelem-melek Twenty-first Hall Chamber of the Crossroads 3:08 Jazargund 0:45 Dolven-view 4:31 First Hall 5:44 The Orc-watch 5:06 Anazarmekhem 5:04 Shadowed Refuge 6:07

The Water-works The Rotting Cellar The Orc-watch 4:01 Anazarmekhem 2:42 Deep Descent 2:50

The Flaming Deeps Anazarmekhem The Orc-watch 1:27 The Rotting Cellar 2:42 Twenty-first Hall 5:04 Dolven-view 4:16

Redhorn Lodes The Orc-watch Twenty-first Hall 5:06 Anazarmekhem 1:27 Shadowed Refuge 2:58 Dolven-view 4:33 The Rotting Cellar 4:01

The Foundations of Stone Shadowed Refuge The Orc-watch 2:58 Twenty-first Hall 6:07 First Hall 5:51

Nud-melek First Hall Shadowed Refuge 5:51 Twenty-first Hall 5:44 Dolven-view 6:57

Rhovanion Lothlórien Mekhem-bizru Echad Andestel 2:11 Cerin Amroth 3:58 Caras Galadhon 4:10 The Vinyards of Lórien 4:45

Echad Andestel Mekhem-bizru 2:11 Cerin Amroth 2:17 Caras Galadhon 2:35 The Vinyards of Lórien 3:01

Cerin Amroth Mekhem-bizru 3:58 Echad Andestel 2:17 Caras Galadhon 2:11 The Vinyards of Lórien 3:09

Caras Galadhon Mekhem-bizru 4:10 Echad Andestel 2:35 Cerin Amroth 2:11 The Vinyards of Lórien 1:08

The Vinyards of Lórien Mekhem-bizru 4:45 Echad Andestel 3:01 Cerin Amroth 3:09 Caras Galadhon 1:08

Inner Caras Galadhon Only Swift Travel -- Southern Mirkwood Echad Sirion The Haunted Inn 1:50 Ost Galadh 3:18 Estolad Mernael 3:41 Thangulhad 5:38 Helethir 6:23

The Haunted Inn Echad Sirion 1:50 Ost Galadh 2:07 Estolad Mernael 2:30 Thangulhad 4:28 Helethir 5:16

Ost Galadh Echad Sirion 3:18 The Haunted Inn 2:07 Estolad Mernael 2:11 Thangulhad 2:27 Helethir 3:13

Estolad Mernael Echad Sirion 3:41 The Haunted Inn 2:30 Ost Galadh 2:11 Thangulhad 4:40 Helethir 5:26

Thangulhad Echad Sirion 5:38 The Haunted Inn 4:28 Ost Galadh 2:27 Estolad Mernael 4:40 Helethir 1:22

Helethir Echad Sirion 6:23 The Haunted Inn 5:16 Ost Galadh 3:13 Estolad Mernael 5:26 Thangulhad 1:22

Background

I've always been curious as to what slow travel routes were the longest, so this Welcome Back Weekend (1/22/10) and its 100% stable route discount gave me the perfect opportunity to find out.

Some routes feel long, some feel short, but without timing them there was no way to find out for sure. During the process of timing these routes, I was surprised on several occasions. For instance, I always felt that a trip from West Bree to Hobbiton was longer than the 5:35 it actually is and I could've sworn that the trip from Twenty-first hall to Jazargund was the same length as Esteldin to Othrikar - instead of being less than half the time.

At first I was just going to time the routes to and from Rivendell, as I was sure those were the longest in the game; but then the completionist in me kicked in and some 12 hours later I was timing the last route in Mirkwood.

I hope you find this at least interesting - if not useful in some way. I actually had a lot of fun putting this together, even if its obvious that I had a little too much time on my hands.

(Digital Utopia 06:31, 23 January 2010 (UTC))