I still have the glimmer alicorn in MRC.
I tend to forget to send out adventures, often stemming from a concern that I'll forget and need them for the event. I have a differing thought on cooking camp vs cabbage hut. I tend to see the rewards in the Baron's tent more valuable than rewards from the adventures. So I'm happier with the cabbage hut. But some folks are very consistent in doing adventures, who don't have feast droppers, and would find the cooking camp very useful.
About the lobster coins, I think it is common to find folks so annoyed by the leaderboard that they put more energy into gold tokens for the MRC than in pushing for the top one and two slot in leaderboard (< usually me). The fastest way to get the gold tokens is probably to repeatedly spawn golems from horses with one click. The lobster tokens can take multiple clicks to spawn the needed monster. And other items are needed for the combine in the magic forge. As mentioned earlier, I do think there is a strategy used that holds all of the crafted turn in items until the end to get an unexpected surge in points, but often there is a wait of maybe two? minutes between turn ins for items of the same type. So you can't spam them as fast as one might think.
If you plan to craft and deliver the items for extra LB points, you have to consider the 1-minute 45-second wait between the delivery of the items. Never accumulate 100s of the items till the final hour to get a jump on your opponents. The way I did it before, was to craft the 15-minute items and deliver them while chopping Golems. That way, if I had a boost activated, I would also benefit from 2x the points awarded for each item delivered. I would never craft the 30 point items as they took the same amount of time to craft as the 45 point items. I would craft the 45 point items overnight or while I was working since they took 4 hours.
I think Spiritwind’s list is where I found the cap. It surprised me too.
The crafts for the animals from the start of the MRC seem to disappear after you have reached the max. I actually like it because now I’m not scrolling through a bunch of grayed out crafts to get to the ones I can make. I wish they had kept that for all of the animals.