I've added Destiel0918 post to the hub thread
See Post 15: * Information from players about Monster Hunt strategies and what to craft and why!* linked on page 1.
With the dead tree only being able to be used once a day, I find that using lots of horses you tend to get maxed on staff tokens. Also I believe making the 15 min craft is more time efficient and requires fewer of the pig and cow kelpie battles, however you run out of wood. My answer to that is I have slowed down on the horses and I now do a lot of chopping of grand rooted lillium which triggers the wisp or fawn a lot so am getting expansion goodies from them and wood for the craft. I find that these two seem to give not just shield tokens, but sword and the odd staff token, so I can continue on my way getting gold troll tokens. Not sure what I?ll do with the gold tokens as I pretty much have every MRC creature that I want, but I have the kelpie from the goal and he is in my mermaid area. I wasn?t going to bother with this event, but they are absolutely beautiful and oh so lovely to listen to. Just thought I?d post this to see what people thought.