|Oh, sooo many potions.|
Outsourcing is a great way to improve gold making. For some people it allows them to tap into markets they otherwise couldn't... but for me it meant I could access all three alchemy specialisations. My first alchemist was an elixir master, purely for the purposes of efficiency when making flasks for my guild. My second alchemist was a transmute specialist, which was fantastic for all those inferno ruby and shadow spirit diamond transmutes (as well as the daily Truegold transmute). I have just finished leveling alchemy on a third character, so I finally have the potion specialisation covered off...
Until now however, I have been outsourcing all of my potions. For an entire expansion, my buddy Kalus and his shaman Hydona have been cranking out a bazillion potions on my behalf. Today a couple of things triggered simultaneously to give me a newfound appreciation for his tireless efforts. Firstly, I grabbed his latest batch of potions from the mail, it is pictured above (minus a stack of conc pots for him and Jondy). That's a LOT of potions. Secondly, I sent my first batch of potions to my new alchemist alt to make... IT'S A LOT OF POTIONS, and it takes quite a bit of bagspace and time to produce them all.
So for everyone that is happily outsourcing some of their gold making activities, it's time to have a think about just how much work we unload onto our dear friends, and say THANKS! If you have a blog, naturally you can put your friend up in lights and say, "Thanks Kal!". Of course, if they happen to represent an aggressive estimate of 10% of your readership, that might not be quite enough.
So... How would you express your thanks for someone who has made an expansion worth of potions?