So, we've had almost a week of my 'Cauldroneer' system, and whilst it has worked, I get the feeling that some ppl have struggled to understand the concept (from subtle hints like "I don't understand this"), and I'm also not sure we're making the best use of our tradeskillz.
On top of that, we now have access to the Bucket O'Lobster recipe. Whilst it's true that this uses more mats than 10 ppl simply bringing their own food, as a non-cook, I really appreciated it, and there's very little difference really.
I have 3 proposals, and I'd like a VOTE!!!
1) Everyone is responsible for bringing their own consumables
2) We continue with cauldroneers, and everyone brings their own food
3) We adopt the following system:
Each of Team Epic's 14 registered members sends me, via in-game mail, 3 flasks per week, save for 2 assigned Lobsterisers who'd rather fish and provide our food. 12*3=36, which is exactly enough for 9 cauldrons, our weekly requirement. I'll deal with the small amounts of Stormvine, as it grows in my preferred herbing areas anyway. Obviously, anyone with spare stormvine or fishies can send them to me or the Lobsterisers to be nice.
That would be all you'd need to do; send me 3 flasks of a specified type each week, and we'll have enough cauldrons for 9 hours of raiding. As the guild levels, this will reduce to 2 per week!
Even if you're unlucky with sitouts and only see 3 raiding shifts in a week (which I hope is the lowest I've ever assigned), then this still works out cheaper. The average is 4 shifts, in which case you're quids in, and if you happen to be an Uber tank-come-DPS who I rarely ever leave out, then you're raking it in.
I've asked for flasks, rather than stacks of herbs, because that way you get to keep any procs, making it cheaper for you the following week.
To make this work, I'd need the following from the following each week:
Klogaroth: 3 x Steelskin
Uru: 3 x Steelskin
Dan: 3 x Steelskin
Zerne: 3 x Draconic Mind
Vulture: 3 x Draconic Mind
Foos: 3 x Draconic Mind
Zaev: 3 x Wind
Thunderlash: 3 x Wind
Chewwie: 3 x Wind
Darksen: 3 x Titanic Strength
Denika: 3 x Titanic Strength
Darieth: 3 x Titanic Strength
Cenaria: 3 x Titanic Strength
Contagion: Buckets O'Lobster
SOMEONE ELSE: Buckets O'Lobster
So...what I need to know is...which system do you prefer? And who else would rather lobsterise than flaskinate?