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Posted: Dec 4th 2009 4:17PM aurickle said

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By the way, there are also skirmish trainers in the player housing districts. They're very easy to spot there, since there aren't a bunch of other vendors standing around them for the various skirmish rewards. :)

Posted: Dec 4th 2009 5:08PM (Unverified) said

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You can also call your soldier when in the housing areas - you need to be near the vault/skirmish vendors to do it, but you can lead the soldier back to your house (sort of).

also one thing i've noticed people are confused about is the interface with the vendors at the skirmish camps. they're only seeing the first page - there are arrows and page numbers at the bottom of the interface, but the drop down sort option up top seems to be the best way to go.

they really are a blast... action action action!

Posted: Dec 4th 2009 5:21PM (Unverified) said

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Do you get xp in skirmishes?

Posted: Dec 4th 2009 5:26PM aurickle said

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Yes. In fact, by the time I did the tutorial and the Gondamon skirmish I had gotten half a bar of XP. Skirmishes give very healthy XP. :)
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Posted: Dec 4th 2009 5:45PM Seffrid said

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A good place to go for the Tutorial War Order drops is any reputation dungeon, eg Sarnur Great Hall near Thorin's Gate.

Posted: Dec 4th 2009 6:04PM Wisdomandlore said

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A note about your soldier: make sure to rank up the Role: Warrior, or Role: Sage or whatever. This is the main attribute (where you purchase the initial role) and increases their health, power, and special ability. It's the quickest and easiest way to make them more powerful and keep them alive longer.

Posted: Dec 4th 2009 6:17PM (Unverified) said

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yep skirmishes are the best thing to come to lotro, hell one of the best things to come in any mmo! well done Turbine, cant wait to see what you do in the future!

Most fun iv had, so much to do, skirmishes, raids, epic books, quests, pvmp (second to skirmishes in my fun list) adventuring leveling alts, leveling soldiers!

Posted: Dec 4th 2009 6:31PM (Unverified) said

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One thing that's missing in all this is how to get a fellowship together to do skirmishes. Most of them aren't designed to solo and, unfortunately, Turbine hasn't done anything to improve forming fellowships. Here was a great opportunity to do something similar to DDO, i.e. open a window and see what skirmishes are pending that have open slots for more players, click and join. But we're still stuck spamming the LFF chat channel, which usually results in crickets chirping.

Posted: Dec 4th 2009 8:34PM JaySpeed said

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They are all designed for solo except the Barrow Downs Survival skirmish. If you're having trouble soloing them, make sure you rank up you soldiers skills. They are weak until rank 10 or so. Also make sure you are doing tier 1 solo skirmishes that are the same level as you or even a little lower. Choose a soldier that compliments your class. If you're a guardian or champion, bring a herbalist. If you're a minstrel, bring a protector or bannerman. Also be sure to focus on the bosses weaknesses. They all have various buffs and weaknesses so it gets easier when you learn to recognize each different boss.
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