9. March 2012 11:31
Turbine has released a new developer diary with a Q&A portion answering some of the questions around using skirmish soldiers in the open world. For those of you not familiar with LOTRO, Skirmish soldiers are companion characters that can be used only during skirmishes. However as of Update 6 you will be able to summon your Soldier into many open world areas by using Soldier Tokens.
How do you get Soldier Tokens? Well you can get them in the Skirmish camp or buy them in the LOTRO store. Each soldier token will allow you to summon your soldier for 1 hour. You can dismiss your soldier of bring them back as needed and the timer will stop when the soldier is dismissed.
The skirmish soldiers will still not require tokens to be summoned inside Skirmishes. You will not be able to summon skirmish soldiers inside non skirmish instances.
I have not yet seen any in game currency or Turbine point prices for the Soldier Tokens.
Update 6 Developer Diary Soldiers on Landscape