You might know that Lord of the Rings Online’s world is big. Like, really, really big. But you might not have the appreciation for the sheer size of the landscape until you see it pieced together as one continuous map.Daniel Moravek comes in. This LOTRO fan captured terrain information for each region of the game and stitched it together to show how the landscape is connected from the far north of Forochel to the ghastly region of Mordor in the south. It’s pretty cool to see how the rivers and mountain ranges flow together, as well as how some of the regions (Ered Luin, Mordor, Northern Mirkwood) lack land connections to the rest of the world.
While the map doesn’t include the new areas of Update 23, it’s still very impressive to witness. And it’s useful as well, considering that the older in-game maps are far less detailed and not helpful to navigating tricky terrain.