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Title: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Silriel on March 04, 2008, 11:53:15 AM
Have you seen this secret place? There are only a few people who have discovered it so far. If you are ready for a new adventure follow up our road signs...
The place is not in Shire or Evendim it's in Lone Lands. And it's not a part of a quest .  Once you make the "jump to the upper Lone Lands" go northwest-ish and then north to Dol Dinen along the ridge. The jump only make while on horseback, feet alone will not do the job.

More details you can find on http://www.lotrolife.com/news_full/secret_place_with_hobbit_and_squirrels/198 (http://www.lotrolife.com/news_full/secret_place_with_hobbit_and_squirrels/198)

Have you found the secret place?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: wildbunch469 on March 04, 2008, 03:54:08 PM
Is the toon icon (arrow) the location of the hobbits and squirrels, or the area that you need "to jump into the upper lone lands"?  I'm having a hard time discovering this area. 


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Beleglin on March 05, 2008, 04:10:24 AM
Is the toon icon (arrow) the location of the hobbits and squirrels, or the area that you need "to jump into the upper lone lands"?  I'm having a hard time discovering this area. 

I spent 3 hours yesterday trying to find it as well. From what I can see that place with an arrow is where you'll find the hobbit because you can't get to that place from lonelands. I'm trying to find the jumping spot as well. Tried several candidates - no luck. As soon as I find it we'll be posting a guide and a video.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Silriel on March 05, 2008, 04:08:15 PM
You start in lone lands at Ost Guruth, left of the town there is a wall and it's possible to jump up. That toon icon (arrow) is your location where you should go, after you jump into the upper lone lands. That arrow is northwest from your upper jump.

Hope this will help you  ;)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: wildbunch469 on March 06, 2008, 04:05:06 AM
When you say left of the town, are you referring to East or West of the town?  The only wall I was able to jump up was near the reflecting pool which is right of the town (east) if I am looking at Ost Guruth from the stable master.  Once I jumped the wall and got behind Ost Guruth, I couldn't make it up any higher.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Silriel on March 06, 2008, 09:12:48 AM
At Ost Guruth, at the back left corner of the town (west) there is a wall that has crumbled and its possible to jump up at it and from there onto the slope behind. It's not easy at all. You should look new screenshots we made yesterday. This one particularly (http://www.lotrolife.com/secret_place_7/)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: wildbunch469 on March 06, 2008, 12:32:15 PM
OK, I know exactly where you are talking about now..thanks for that screenshot :).  Now I have to figure out the sweetspot to jump it from.


Yay!!!!  I did it...then it took awhile to figure out where to go from there, but I finally found the secret place.  Thanks for all the help!


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Silriel on March 07, 2008, 06:51:57 AM
;) I'm glad you did it!!! Congratulation! I was so happy when I found the secret place. I hope someone will find another secret place and start new adventure :)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: rgarrow92 on March 07, 2008, 08:44:21 PM
Where do u go after u get up to where the screenshot above is taken? plz help


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Beleglin on March 07, 2008, 09:05:49 PM
It took me about 5 hours total to explore the whole thing. It was an adventure of its own. I must say it was borderline between pleasure and frustration :). In any case I'll give some hints here but stop reading NOW if you want to do it on your own.

After you climb up at Ost Guruth go west along the ridge. follow that as far as you can without falling back into Lone Lands. You will get a notice that you have entered String Unknown (or something along those lines). You are basically going towards Bree - when you go east as far as you can start going along the ridge to the north. You should start approaching the area in Bree that's close to the lake Nen Harn. There should be a big mountin top in front of you. If you go right of that mountain top you will hit the invisible wall. When you climb almost to the top of that mountain top you won;t be able to go further. The trick is to go left of that mountain top. It looks as if you will fall down into Bree but there is a "ledge" of sorts on the left (east) side . If you are doing it correctly you shouldn't have fallen into Bree. (http://www.lotrolife.com/secret_place_5/) Continuing on that road you will reach another climb you can't surpass. To your right there should be something like a small valley that if you enter it you will hit the invisible wall again. The trick is to go north into that valley. You should see a couple of trees in the mountain side an something that looks like an unsurmountable ledge. You can climb it without any problems. You are close now. Just keep going. You will enter Dol Dinen real soon. Basically, when you climb on a ridge to the north and see Dol Dinene below you you are very close and a bit to the left is your hobbit. Congrats :)

I see how these directions could be confusing. Silriel and me have been arguing on whether to post a complete guide with pictures and videos. The thing is that all the people posting on the forums have decided not to give full directions since they kind of ruin the surprise. But I got so frustrated having to find out each piece of the puzzle on my own at one point that I sure wanted to read a full guide. We'll see...


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Octarin on March 10, 2008, 01:24:42 PM
Can someone please explain to me where you are supposed to go after you come down the cliff where you first hit the FIX ME: UNASSIGNED stage? I got stuck in a little ridge and couldn't get out, had to map back and do it again, the directions above are a tad vague...  ??? The entire FIX ME: UNASSIGNED area leads to invisible walls for me, and there doesn't seem to be a way out... Have died twice so far trying to find a way.

Oh now I found another FIX ME: UNASSIGNED area...  a bigger one *sighs* Officially lost now. Where do you go after the screenshot above Naerost please?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Bossman on March 15, 2008, 03:18:23 AM
Thanks for the extra directions in the forums!  They were good and still vague enough that it took me over 2 hours to find it and it felt like an accomplishment.  What an adventure!  That was a blast and the Hobbit Farmer is pretty cool!  The squirrels are adorable too!

Also, it was fun how the background game music totally changed to a fun/mysterious tune I had never heard before as soon as we started getting close to the secret area.

Did it was a fellowship of 2.  Each captains.  If you're trying this for the first time it is good to have a captain so that they can stay back a little and if the lead person goes the wrong way then the captain can summon them back to the correct place.  It avoids having to do some of the difficult jumps twice.

-Bossman
Arkenstone


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Silriel on March 15, 2008, 12:40:09 PM
Congratulations!!! ;) We didn't want to post complete guide, because it would ruin this adventure. It's great idea to take captain with you:) I was stuck two times, but Beleglin couldn't help me, he is a minstrel:( 


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Leaphor on March 28, 2008, 04:53:44 AM
Yeahh :D Made it to the hobbit and his dancing squirrels!! A very fun adventure, and great fun seeing the world from above :)

Would like to post a holiday snapshot from the place, but can I upload picture here? Or do I need to link to them externally?

Thanks for the (vague) guide /thumbs_up


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Silriel on March 29, 2008, 07:10:21 PM
Dear Leaphore, I'm glad that our small guide helped you in this beautiful adventure.
If you want to add screenshots to any post, you just have to click Additional Options on the bottom of the post, or you can send them to us and we will add them to special Fan Screenshots section on our site.
I will send you a PM with more details.

Cheers
Silriel


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Leaphor on April 01, 2008, 02:37:24 AM
I Found another way into the secret mountains!

In the half-orc keep of Naerost, west of Ost Guruth, at the top-level where the half-orc boss Hontimurz is, you will sometimes find tier 3 scholar nodes called Ancient Vase, standing close to the walls. When this happens, you can jump on top of these nodes and then it's very easy to jump the wall, and you can just walk into the mountains above Naerost and your on your way :)

So it's a rare chance, but when it happens it's MUCH easier then the jump from the broken wall in Ost Guruth.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: blinkyfish on April 13, 2008, 09:59:27 PM
it is also possible from a broken wall in the lower coutyard :D found that befor i knew about ost. lol.  got some screenies you might not of seen, south of LL and south of Bree land and north of MM... also the first pic  if anyone else has found this random empty camp off the map let me know, ive not found anyone else or any post about people who have :D migth be the first lol... also sorry soo many pics

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4831/screenshot00564sh8.th.jpg) (http://img511.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot00564sh8.jpg)
if you find this let me know :D im not gonna tell you where it is... makes it more fun

(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/1367/screenshot00396ri7.th.jpg) (http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot00396ri7.jpg)
south of trollshaws and lonelands somewhere

(http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/5224/screenshot00379wx6.th.jpg) (http://img384.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot00379wx6.jpg)
(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/3444/screenshot00374ae2.th.jpg) (http://img399.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot00374ae2.jpg)
south of old forest and brandywine river

(http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/7249/screenshot00350jg5.th.jpg) (http://img381.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot00350jg5.jpg)
(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7708/screenshot00352gb2.th.jpg) (http://img295.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot00352gb2.jpg)
things you dont always see in Mistymountians..... the otherside







Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: camelopardis on April 14, 2008, 08:23:19 AM
Hi Blinkyfish

Thanks very much for sharing those screenies!  I absolutely love finding hidden places in game!  I have explored the whole "Upper Lonelands" from Ost Guruth, and have even been to forochel. the route is blocked now since the last patch update.

I have also found this Hobbit village outside the main map:

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/8638/screenshot00838an3.th.jpg) (http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot00838an3.jpg)

I have got onto the rofftops of Bree and seen many internal areas of Bree not normally accessible:

(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/8769/screenshot00974gj3.th.jpg) (http://img391.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot00974gj3.jpg)

However, I havent seen any of the places in your scrrenshots!  I'm especially interested in getting south of the lonelands/breeland. I have spent hours and hours looking for a way!  Could you give me any clue as to where to start looking?  I can share with you jhow to get to other places I have seen if you want!  ;)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Subotai on April 23, 2008, 12:09:50 PM
Clues? Hints? Please?...;)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Thelegend on April 27, 2008, 12:54:55 AM
How did u got to the horse place? need to know


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Cordate on May 21, 2008, 12:27:25 PM
These secret places are really a delight to hear about. However, I have been trying to find my way above Ost Guruth and Naerost for a few hours now without success. Has anyone confirmed that these routes are still possible in Book 13?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Subotai on May 27, 2008, 12:31:06 PM
I didn't have any luck jumping up from OG, but I was able to jump up to a wall from a broken pillar in Naerost.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: blinkyfish on May 27, 2008, 02:25:43 PM
both are possible, i knew of another way north of LL befor i hear baout ost :P if your on evernight add marojay :D


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Valthoron on June 04, 2008, 08:37:35 AM
I have been trying for many hours without success to get to the upper lands. Can someone give me more precise instructions on how to get to the mountains in the first place from Ost Guruth, Naerost or any other place? I can't seem to succeed in any leads given so far.

Edit: After watching a video of the Ost Guruth wall jump in YouTube (posted 2 months ago), I can say that that entrance is no more available. The difference between what I see in the video and in the game is obvious. So, what about the other entrances?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hellgato on June 09, 2008, 01:06:36 AM
I didn't have any luck jumping up from OG, but I was able to jump up to a wall from a broken pillar in Naerost.
Is it the pillar at the top by the boss, and you are jumping up to the half circular wall?  I tried that a lot and cant do it.  Can anyone confirm it still works?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hellgato on June 09, 2008, 01:07:32 AM
I have been trying for many hours without success to get to the upper lands. Can someone give me more precise instructions on how to get to the mountains in the first place from Ost Guruth, Naerost or any other place? I can't seem to succeed in any leads given so far.

Edit: After watching a video of the Ost Guruth wall jump in YouTube (posted 2 months ago), I can say that that entrance is no more available. The difference between what I see in the video and in the game is obvious. So, what about the other entrances?
I tried the ost guruth jump for a while tonight and couldnt do it.  Can anyone confirm it still works?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Nordilf on June 10, 2008, 04:31:21 PM
Nearost still works, OG is fixed since b13 or the b13 hotfixpatch


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Cordate on June 17, 2008, 08:19:37 PM
I am starting to wonder about Naerost- I've spent some time poking about there as well and haven't found anything that looks promising at all. *goes back to keep trying*


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Bart on June 19, 2008, 05:45:44 PM
Hi,

i've found an easy way to get to the "upper lower lands" from Naerost.
When you enter the lower yard in Naerost, go the route i've marked with red arrows.
It's possible to jump to the top if you follow the narrow plateau around the corner
and jump from there. 
The areas accessible are wast when you get up. I've been walking (a short cut) to Dol Dinen from above Naerost.

Also, I know to get to some otherwise inaccessible area southwest above rivendell. From the pass south of rivendell,
slide down the slope while moving/jumping westwards.




Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Tabbitha on June 26, 2008, 06:36:22 AM
Those places are just awesome Thanks for sharing.My mission WAS to find the Hobbit FArmer and his squirrels but now I HAVE to find the Hobbit Hamlet.That just looks FABULOUS !!!!!

I have to get there


*sighs* @ 1 1/2 hrs to server up  :-\


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Valthoron on June 27, 2008, 08:50:57 PM
I've finally reached the Hobbit and squirrels - thank you for showing the entrance Bart! :) It's been a nice adventure. Now, on to exploring the rest of the world!


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Oreon on July 06, 2008, 05:38:47 AM
sorry, found it too, it's amazing. thanks for the help bart :)



Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Aegrotus on July 06, 2008, 09:50:05 AM
Hi Im at the  crumbled wall thing and i can see the ridge you walk up but I am unable to jump up to get to the ridge from anyspot can anyone tell me how you do it ?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hellgato on July 07, 2008, 04:38:21 PM
Thanks to Bart I found the Hobbit and Squirrels.  Now I really need to find the camp, but I doubt I will without a hint.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Cordate on July 09, 2008, 09:41:50 PM
Yay!

I gathered the kinfolk for our weekly gathering today and we set out and we did find the hobbit farmer and his squirrely friends. Thank you for helping us to go exploring! We had a captain with us and her summons were invaluable as some of us fell to our deaths a few times  ::)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Dhyani on July 10, 2008, 05:41:41 AM
Someone uplodaded a video of Naerost jumping place and the whole path to halfling farmer. Altho it's a bit camouflaged with the weird video effects.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZnVBsNBN1Y


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hellgato on July 15, 2008, 05:59:36 PM
Im getting obsessed with finding ways off the map now :)  I've found a way up on the west ridge from the barrow downs, you can look over the old forest, but really cant get anywhere too interesting.  I found a way onto the mtns south of rivendell and west of the pass to rivendell, so again, you cant get anywhere too interesting.  I found a way to get south of the Trollshaws from giant valley, and there is nothing too interesting there either, but hopefully when they load up the eregion map . . . :)

I really need to find the camps posted by blinkyfish and camelopardis!


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Lava/Linkay on July 17, 2008, 03:47:52 PM
how hellgato, ive been trying to get south of trollshaws for days, me and my friend from evernight spend a few long afternoons trying to get off the southern ridges, to no avail. my closest attempt was some rocks in giants valley. but to no avail, im only really able to get out of evendim and lonelands at the moment.
Also been working on ered luin, but its more difficult then i first thought.!

 Linky xox


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Lava/Linkay on July 18, 2008, 08:56:34 AM
It's okay worked it out.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hellgato on July 18, 2008, 12:12:35 PM
It's okay worked it out.

Where do you go for Evendim or Lonelands?  I've been looking for a place.

EDIT: Oh, if your loneland reference was the way up to the Hobbit then yeah I know that one.  Do you have a way south of lonelands?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Lava/Linkay on July 18, 2008, 07:55:00 PM
Add me in MSN messenger jakanddaxter3@hotmail.co.uk

i can talk more in detail there.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Bart on July 22, 2008, 02:23:05 PM
how hellgato, ive been trying to get south of trollshaws for days, me and my friend from evernight spend a few long afternoons trying to get off the southern ridges, to no avail. my closest attempt was some rocks in giants valley. but to no avail, im only really able to get out of evendim and lonelands at the moment.
Also been working on ered luin, but its more difficult then i first thought.!

 Linky xox
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hi! How do you get south of Throllshaws (off map)?   I tried diffierent possibilities in Giants Valley, but didn't work it out.. neither my attempts further west in
Trollshaws..  if possible, can someone post a picture which shows the exact way to go?
I've also tried to get to the area south of lonelands without success so far :(


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Lava/Linkay on July 22, 2008, 07:06:17 PM
Add my MSN Address Jakanddaxter3@hotmail.co.uk

I cant post direct instructions on this board, for reasons i cant really disclose on this board either, for fear of being pwned by turbine/CM


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hellgato on July 23, 2008, 05:06:00 PM
Lava I will get around to talking to you in MSN one of these days :)



Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Bart on July 29, 2008, 06:03:32 AM
Hi! Thanks Hellgato and Lava for your replies! yesterday evening I managed to get to this place south of Giant Valley - thanks to your description Hellgato!
The jump to the the crack between the rock and the mountain was really difficult, and was about to give up but then finally made it after about 50 jumps or so.
I went south of Giant Valley but eventually fell down a slope and succumbed.. funniest thing was that I then rewoke in Bree!  I'm going back for a second tour and
do some more exploring tonight! About posting directions - I'm not worried about that, after all we're the guys keeping Turbine/CM alive with our subscriptions.
I agree with Hellgato, the worst consequence is that they'll alter the terrain (like in Ost Guruth)  - and ofcourse we don't like that. But I don't believe it's among their
highest priorities to fix these kind of things.

Keep up the good work guys, and please post or notify if you find more interesting places to go :)




Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hellgato on July 30, 2008, 02:57:21 PM
Glad you made it Bart.  There's not much to see there for now, if you go south too far you hit an invisible wall.  A couple times I've started rubberbanding at that point and had to use /stuck.  I'm hoping though with the Eregion map, that there will be something more interesting to see. 

I think you wake up in Bree because the region is named as Bree: Unassigned.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: blinkyfish on July 30, 2008, 10:44:56 PM
Add my MSN Address Jakanddaxter3@hotmail.co.uk

I cant post direct instructions on this board, for reasons i cant really disclose on this board either, for fear of being pwned by turbine/CM

errrrr..... lol..... i wouldnt advice anyone to start adding random people to there MSN.. no offence to you Lava :P

sorry to be a bother but i posted two more random screenies in the 'West of thistle bridge' post

if you can get south of breeland then you can see the random bree camp justhjave to look harder  :D

sorry i havent posted anyothers... not many new ones about as thers no new map and forochel as HUGH edges lol


but yea getting south of LL is HARD and i mean HARD.... ive told 2-3 people and they had to be on my server already.. i could explain how to do it with pics etc... but wheres the fun? hopefully people ive told about other places wont spoil it :P

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6960/screenshot00761ax8.th.jpg) (http://img301.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot00761ax8.jpg)

one thing whihc did annoy me was... even tho you can get to the land mass above the prancing pony thers no stone area like the login screen :(


P.s remember to check the thistlebrige post.... ill remember to post here next time :D

Pss Some one needs to start a partiton to get Marojay back on Isenguard! why kick the real escapist for being codemasters not turbine :(                as a point of intrest all theses places have been reported and not fixed... but it still dosnt make it ok... lol :P :D



Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hellgato on August 12, 2008, 12:25:57 PM
Found the hobbit village!  Woot! 


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: kamajatsu on August 13, 2008, 04:24:05 PM
nice one blinky, i've been everywhere in bree but the poney,
i really don't seem to get there and i thoguht it was impossible, can you give any hints pls?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Ceolmhar on September 17, 2008, 03:30:41 PM
OK, I think I'm getting close (hobbit farmer) - I'm at Nen Harn, but there are so many huge mountains that it's hard to figure out which one is meant that I need to go left around. Perhaps some screenshots for each direction on links so that if people don't want help, they don't have to have it? I wouldn't ask, but I've died many times, and spent many more hours trying to find this little farmer... my hobbit farmer wants to ask him about growing tips.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hellgato on December 18, 2008, 06:19:05 PM
Can anyone confirm that Naerost still works (post-MoM) for getting to the Squirrel Farmer?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: camelopardis on December 18, 2008, 10:32:03 PM
Yes - definately. Also, you can still access via Ost Guruth (though not the original jump in NW corner .... you can get up in the NE corner)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Leandor on January 12, 2009, 08:24:51 PM
What you're talking, camelopardis... is it eht way Bart showed some months ago? I tried it tonight, after looking through every corner of Naerost on my own, with no success...


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: camelopardis on January 13, 2009, 08:04:25 AM
leandor - the Naerost route is as described in Barts earlier post. I was talking about the alternative route in Ost Guruth - its in the NE corner


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Two on January 24, 2009, 12:52:26 PM

I've tried Bart's method in lower Naerost, and I don't think it's possible anymore, post Moria.  It would be nice for someone to confirm this by trying it again however, so that would-be escapists know whether or not to make the effort attempting it!

If it is still possible, then a few more pointers would be really appreciated!


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Bart on February 24, 2009, 03:22:18 PM
Two - I can confirm that the route in Naerost is no
longer possible to use  :(


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Thelegend on March 09, 2009, 10:33:51 AM
Hmm, think it's still a way there.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Tapiron on March 23, 2009, 01:52:04 PM
I'am playing on snowbourne and i have tried all your ways in OG and Nearost to get to the hobbit and squirrels. none of them working now, so i guess after MoM they have removed these route or has anyone tried to get there after MoM?


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Bart on March 24, 2009, 11:12:46 AM
Tapiron,

it's still possible to enter via O.G.  :)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Steelcaster on March 27, 2009, 02:38:29 PM
Hi

If anyone want_s to visit hidden hobbit village i can send a pic where the entry to outlands is ... i hope i dont hit some rules here ... (i know - my english is poor).

I'm searching for OG now ... have searched ... only found a way up behind the mirror lake - and to the hillside, then it's over. The old passage with the broken wall does not work anymore - told other people here too what i can remember.

Can someone send me a pic or smthg where the entry / jump-gate is :) ?

Hope i don't break rules in this forum.

mfg


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Two on March 29, 2009, 12:54:54 PM
Yes, any help on the exit for the hobbit village would be appreciated!


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Steelcaster on April 14, 2009, 10:42:34 AM
Hej Dudes,

sorry, had no internet connection - when the system works correctly again I will show you some pics where the entry to hobbit village is - but i don't know if it works since book 7 - is just updating ./.

I post here some new infos soon.

lg


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Subotai on April 14, 2009, 11:00:52 PM
There's a terrific post, either on this thread or the other, which gives some terrific tips on finding the exit to the hobbit village...For me, it was terrific fun using those clues to find the way. :)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: rosseloh on April 17, 2009, 11:14:18 AM
Tapiron,

it's still possible to enter via O.G.  :)
Unless they ninja'd it into patch 1 and fixed it.....

If not, could you give me some hints or directions (PM if you don't want to post it)? I explored OG for hours last night and couldn't figure it out. I had successfully discovered the old OG path before they fixed it, and got to the Hobbit village with only the general area of the exit being given to me..so I'm not too noobish at this. But I can't find a way from OG.

I also haven't found any other ways up, in Ered Luin and such spots. I've tried though -- anything interesting anyone has would be welcome. ;)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Flamberge on April 30, 2009, 01:54:41 PM
Does the OG way still work after BVII patch 2 ? I'm no longer able to find a good spot for the last jump.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Lynrila on May 26, 2009, 02:17:13 AM
Hi,

i've found an easy way to get to the "upper lower lands" from Naerost.
When you enter the lower yard in Naerost, go the route i've marked with red arrows.
It's possible to jump to the top if you follow the narrow plateau around the corner
and jump from there. 
The areas accessible are wast when you get up. I've been walking (a short cut) to Dol Dinen from above Naerost.

Also, I know to get to some otherwise inaccessible area southwest above rivendell. From the pass south of rivendell,
slide down the slope while moving/jumping westwards.




Tried this tonight, May '09.  Can't jump up there anymore.  Tried it on foot, on my horse, goat.... standing still, running jump, different angles. Nothing worked.  :( 

Edit:  Found the way up!!!  Took a very long time and it was in OG.  However, once we got up to the top we started heading toward Bree.  Couldn't get any further than just east of Weathertop.  I will go back and look for a ridge to continue around a mountain top.  Will post again if I find the village.  :)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Lynrila on May 26, 2009, 11:51:01 PM
Whew!  It's been a tough few days and a lot of work.... but, we managed to find our way to the hobbit and the squirrels!!!  Yea!!!  Also, we found the spot from Trestlebridge.  We've made several attempts to locate the one by the Shire and Annuminas but with absolutely no luck.

If anyone is willing to send me a PM and tell me where to start I'd be ever so grateful.  Been all around the Whitshards and the tombs on the other side of the hill.... nothing.

Thanks to all that posted here with all the hints and most especially the hope that it is possible.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Tiberivs on May 27, 2009, 03:36:29 AM
Thanks to all that posted here with all the hints and most especially the hope that it is possible.
I can't post messages yet, and I'm willing to send you some hints... whats your e-mail adres?
Maybe you could give me some hints then on the OG jump, I can get up behind the reflecting-pool, but there it stops.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Lynrila on May 27, 2009, 11:13:50 AM
I can't post messages yet, and I'm willing to send you some hints... whats your e-mail adres?
Maybe you could give me some hints then on the OG jump, I can get up behind the reflecting-pool, but there it stops.

That'd be great!  You can reach me here (without the spaces)    l k l a @ a t t . n e t

Thanks.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Tiberivs on June 02, 2009, 03:51:21 AM
Thnx to Lynrila I found the Hobbit and squirrel, so I can confirm there is a jump that still works.
For Lynrila I also checked if the Hobbit village was still accessible, and can confirm that's also still able to explore.
I'm trying to get to the Ered Luin castle at the moment, and I can say I'm half way but definitely the hardest jump ingame (also because there are 2 jumps).


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: rosseloh on June 02, 2009, 10:37:07 AM
Would you be able to enlighten me, Tiberivs? On the OG jump, that is.

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Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Fabul on June 02, 2009, 10:10:11 PM
I wonder if we will see abondoned hobbit village route closed with book 8 release. Later this year a new region is going to be released in Eriador probably Far Down, Grey Havens and TowerHills (...i don't know but according to visions of the ring site...) the hobbit village will be erased or implemented. I really loved this place, how they built it (of course if they implement it they have to decrease horses size Smiley) and i found that the colors and lights are a little bit different than other places, it feels more warm, more quiet. Please turbine keep it alive!!

keep the good work tiburius, you are close Smiley) it took me 45min the first time i did it and one hour the second Smiley)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Tiberivs on June 03, 2009, 03:54:21 AM
You've got mail Rosseloh  ;D
Thnx Fabul, ill keep trying.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Subotai on June 03, 2009, 03:15:52 PM
So it looks like we will reach the Grey Havens mountaintop castle, sooner or later. :P


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Fabul on June 03, 2009, 04:02:47 PM
yes i wish it would  have been sooner but it seems that there is no way to get there :( i almost found something in rath teraig but after so many hours of research i am convinced there is nothing and i still hope i am wrong, maybe with a +200% speed i could do it but there is no such things for freep i think :(

and there is not only the famous castle, i would like to reach the boat that we see south of celondim but it seems that we will have to wait book 8 or 9 to see it


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Subotai on June 03, 2009, 07:26:44 PM
I always thought the rocks by the logging zone near celondim, close to the cliff wall, would be a good way up, but i tried endless times to jump up there.

I wonder if it was ever accessible...


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: tyrant15 on June 06, 2009, 02:34:55 PM
Haven't checked in here for awhile, glad to see my fellow explorers still going strong :)

I once heard a kinsmen who had been here since the launch of the game say something about this mysterious castle.

He talked quite cryptic; if memory serves correctly he did say that the route to the castle started from the lumber camp. Obviously, the route has long been closed since the inception of the game.



Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Lomu on September 15, 2009, 04:25:34 PM
Hello folks, has anyone tried the jump from the wall in Ost Guruth in since the last update? Is it still possible? Ive been and had a look but i cant seem to get anywhere close to finding a good landing spot from the wall. Are my attempts in vain or do i just need some guidance?:)

Cheers in advance
Lomu


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Steelcaster on September 17, 2009, 03:56:13 AM
Hi,

OG is not accessible any more - so sadly there is no way to go to the squirrels any more.

I found a way in bree-town up to the rooftops of bree. Anyone found that too?

My Hint: Wall - Tent - Rooftop ....

Has anyone found a way up the pony? Or the area beyond the Pony where some hobbit-holes are situated?

Is a way at Thorin's Gate open to get up the hills? Tried some time ago - didn't find anything :(

Mfg


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hendambar on September 17, 2009, 11:46:27 AM
Argh! LOL, guess I have been wasting my time then....how many of the other secret spots are now closed? any way to find out what is still available w/o trying each and everyone personally? thanks


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Steelcaster on September 20, 2009, 11:53:33 AM
Closed:
Lonelands - OG to the squirrels (raised the walls)
Ered-Luin - Way up the stones in the north to the human-castle (invisible wall there)
Secret Hobbit Village - Way through Annu is closed, removed something from the roof...

Open:
Evendim from Above
Southern Lonelands
Bree from Above
Southern Bree-lands through the barrowdowns
Aughaire from Above

Don't Know if there is a way out via:
A Way out near Thorins Gate?
A Way up to the pony and the area behind it?
A Way out somewhere near CD or Uru
A Way out near Gabilizarn (Dwarfen-ruins east of rivendell)

mfg


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Hellgato on October 07, 2009, 06:28:35 PM
So reavers and wargs are still getting into GV.  Anyone know how?  I assume it takes a long jump cause those characters have sprints.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: camelopardis on October 07, 2009, 07:30:45 PM
yay - an actual secret area post!  I was beginning to get worried that people were thinking this was a general forum rather than the place on the interwebz for discussing LoTRO geographical dodginess  ;)


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Lomu on October 12, 2009, 06:28:30 AM
Hi all, this morning i tried the route up onto the roof of the burning house in Trestlebridge, you can only get a small way into the land beyong before ye hit an invisible wall. :( Was gutted, ive been working to get my horse, for a good few days now, to try the jump too. Ach well.


Title: Re: Secret place with Hobbit and Squirrels
Post by: Subotai on October 14, 2009, 01:38:48 PM
All I can say is, I hope these closings are for development, as opposed to simply throwing a wet rag onto things.