The Lord of the Rings Online Map
All starting locations are instanced. Thats mean player is alone in his journey for first level. In this instances player has a chance to learn how to move, fight, grab and equip items, how to complete quests and how to use basic skills. All is explained in tooltip windows and tips popping up at almost every action.
Later (at levels 2-5) locations are still instanced but player can interact with other players, learn how to play in groups, doing more complicated quests, train class skills, trade with vendors and still going deeper into history background of Middle-Earth world.
|fiendly locations||hostile locations|
|dungeons or instances||chests or items|
|NPC quest giver||traps|
|NPC trainer||stairs up|
|NPC trader||stairs down|
|other NPC||switch, lever|
|elite monsters||magic doors|