Allow conversion of Medallions to Seals
Currently, Lotro allows a player to convert 1 Seal into 2 Medallions. However, Lotro does NOT allow a player (even a VIP player) to convert ANY number of Medallions into a Seal. Why? This is an inconsistent limitation in this game. It also appears that the only way to get Seals is to participate in Raids of 12 players. This restriction makes it very difficult to earn Seals due to the time required to get 12 players signed up and ready for the Raid. For small kins and especially those players not in a kin this restriction is even more frustrating to the players.
Please remove this restriction and allow medallions to be converted to seals. To be consistent, if you can exchange 1 seal for 2 medallions, you should be able to exchange 2 medallions for 1 seal.
Alternatively, please provide a way for players (especially VIP players) in small kins, or single players (not in a kin) to easily join and participate in raids without having to wait for a long time using the Instance Finder.
Exhanging Medallions for Seals
Some of the previous posts to this thread are missing the point of the suggestion. Based on the rewards that are available, Lotro should be able to determine a reasonable exchange rate. If the raid advocates want to protect their investment of time and effort it takes to be successful in raid participation, all Lotro has to do is to increase the number of seals that are rewarded for participating in raids and price the items available for purchase with seals appropriately.
Apparently with the HD expansion, the value of medallions has decreased while the value of seals has increased. No matter what change has occurred, Lotro should be able to price the items available with using Seals appropriately.
If there is a lack of worthwhile items to purchase with using seals/medallions/marks, then Lotro has the responsibility to create such items and also create quests/bosses that would benefit from the use of these items.
This suggestion, if implemented properly, should not diminish the value of any player's investment in time, effort or money. It would make game fairer to all players, regardless of whether they participate in raids or not.
Allow Conversion of Medallions to SEALS at an APPROPRIATE price
Seals have been around for a long, long time. The seals I have earned long before I was ever level 95 were NOT earned during ANY raids since it is so time consuming and difficult to get 12 players to agree to anything, never mind the organized attack / teamwork that is needed to do well in raid combat. My seals were earned from mostly quests and NON-RAID instances. Now, since either due to the introduction of HD or some other game update, SEALS are now much more valuable, and while it is possible to convert SEALS to medallions it is not possible to convert medallions to SEALS. Consequently, Lotro handling of SEALS has been changed since this game update and this handling of SEALS is not "WORKING AS INTENDED" as one earlier post has stated. It is inconsistent to allow conversion in one direction without allow conversion in the reverse direction.
Consider if a player converted his Seals to Medallions and then realized that was not what he/she really wanted to do. The way the rules are now, that player is PREVENTED from getting the same number of SEALs that he/she originally had, since there is no conversion of medallions to SEALs. IS THAT FAIR?
If Lotro does provide this conversion, as I stated that in my last post, then Lotro could define an appropriate exchange rate so as NOT TO JEOPARDIZE the hard work done my players who make the effort to be successful at RAID encounters.
I really do not understand what any player's objection would be to this change. I would also believe that some of the non-SEAL benefits that occur during a raid, do not occur anywhere else in the game. If that is true, then those benefits to raid players are still available to raid players and NOT non-raid players.
Don't forget that since Lotro personnel designed the game, they should know how to provide this conversion in an equitable manner to all players.