Traveling is a Will based skill that increases the experience gained from traveling on the world map. The bonus is relatively small and the skill is slow to train. Increased experience is also of dubious worth since raw experience increases monster difficulty but does not increase attribute or skill levels. However, there are few other ways to raise Will.
Traveling in Elona+Edit
Traveling has been significantly improved in Elona+, to the point where it's an excellent skill to pick up as soon as you can. Monster difficulty is no longer tied to experience. It is now Speed based. The skill not only still gives extra experience for walking on the world map, it also trains a skill up to the next level randomly, which will show up as increased in the next town-like place you enter. Since your skills train, this can also lead to related stat boosts. Because the skill is now speed based, it has a minor effect on training speed as well. What level your traveling needs to be to get what kinds of boosts, and how long you need to walk around for it to work needs to be added.
Whether or not it exists in Vanilla Elona, it seems Traveling has an effect on travel speed in the overworld, 0-100 Traveling skill can shear off as much as a half hour per tile on a freshly made character at the same speed.
The specific formula is: (TravelTime * 100) / (100 + TravelEnchantStrength/8 + TravelingSkill)
Weather also affects travel speed: Rain increases travel time by 30%, heavy rain by 60%, snow by 120%, and etherwind reduces this time by 50%.
It seems that snow terrain doubles travel time.
#travelwill increase Traveling by 1 level and train its potential.
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