- Why Would You Need to Change Tokens?
- Where Can You Exchange Tokens?
- Which Festivals are Included?
- What is the Festival Token Exchange Rate?
- A Warning
So, here’s probably my shortest guide of the year: How and where you can change your currencies, along with an important warning. Let’s get down to business.
Why Would You Need to Change Tokens?
Overflowing with tokens has happened a lot to me over the years. It comes with the combination of enjoying LOTRO Events, wanting to run them for VXP and writing about them. But sometimes you don’t have the time to get the rewards of the latest event, or you want to focus on crafting or questing instead. The Token Exchange allows you to do that.
Where Can You Exchange Tokens?
Before doing this post, I’d convinced myself that all the major festival hubs had an exchange NPC. I was wrong! There is only one NPC available all year round, and there is another specific to just one event.
Becka Burdock, The Party Tree
Coordinates: 29.8S, 71.6W
Active: All Year Round
Inn League/Ale Association
Inn League and Ale Association vendors also barter for them. Sadly, Frago Sandheaver and Lar are only available during certain events.
Though not quite a festival token exchanges, Badges of Taste and Badges of Dishonour can only be earned during Seasonal Festivals.
Keeper of Gifts
These are the NPCs you can exchange Steel Tokens with during the LOTRO Anniversary Event.
But you can’t change Steel Tokens for other event currencies.
If you want to plan ahead, the Wiki has the full list of Keepers of Gifts here.
Which Festivals are Included?
Example Events Not Included
Therefore, anything not Seasonal is not included, such as:
You also cannot exchange Steel Tokens, even though they can be earned during the Anniversary.
What is the Festival Token Exchange Rate?
The changing of one event currency to another involves bartering for a Box of Festival Tokens. So, you buy a box with one currency type, to receive the choice of another type.
Box of Festival Tokens Cost
Your pick-box of tokens costs:
Inn League/Ale Association
If you have the right standing with these factions, you can acquire a Box of Festival Tokens for:
Be very careful using this system because you can lose tokens if you make a mistake. Let me explain, using an example.
These numbers are not the same in both directions. So you cannot change your mind without losing tokens.
It’s even more obvious if you keep to the same currency: 10 × Fall Festival Tokens costs 20 × Fall Festival Tokens!
So, it’s a great system, but be completely sure before doing your exchanges.
TL;DR Use the LOTRO Festival Token Exchange When You’re Overflowing
If there’s one particular festival you like more – or grind more for other reasons – you may find you’re overflowing with that currency. Yule Festival is one in the LOTRO Events Schedule where I always have hundreds and occasionally thousands of tokens. You can use the Festival Token Exchange to acquire those you’re less excited about, but still want a few rewards. Just bear in mind my warning about being certain about the exchange, then go ahead and use it with confidence. Happy Festivaling, LOTRO folks!