My latest adventure involved standing around The Shire. One of my farmers unlocked Supreme Farming (tier 6), and my cook unlocked Supreme Cooking.
Farming in Middle-earth is pretty dull. It involves lots of time chatting or going AFK. I read about 200 blog posts from my RSS feeds, made and ate dinner, had sex, did a load of laundry, and was still processing seeds. I ended up with a lot of berries and green onions.
Tier 6 cooking is odd. Tier 4, the Artisan tier, has things that sound like what a master chef would make. You brew fine ales, make Shire Rations (“While hobbits think of them as travel rations, the rest of the races of Middle-earth think of these as a mobile picnic.” Before being made cheaper, this included an entire roasted chicken as one ingredient.), the Stew of Kings, Marinated Chicken Cutlets, Honey-roasted Chicken, and Salted Beef Delights, to say nothing of preparing a full Large Feasting Table for your kin hall. Tier 5 goes further, with Ultimate Honeybrew, Lembas (elven waybread), Perfect Pies, Masterful Mash, and the Feast of Rohan.
Tier 6 cooking includes Bread and Jam, Dough, Cup of Red Tea, and Buttered Scone and Jam. I note that Buttered Scone and Jam is defined as “Trail Food,” can be prepared only over a campfire, and is the most powerful Might food in the game. Real Men eat scones. “Rack of Lamb with Mint Sauce” sounds suitably impressive, but you make hundreds of cakes and roast chickens to learn… Bread and Jam?