However you guys want to sum the tek trough up as, no matter what scenario you think of this is an item that will help tons of people. As Sup3riorArs3nal said, you can fill troughs and leave. All you need to do is like 1 easy brood round a week to keep it running. And even then you won't be using it 24/7. I agree, most of tek is useless and mainly just pvp tribes fighting each other with upgraded stuff. But this one singular item, it makes breeding easier. With the reduced feeding rates i bet 1 trough could last giga almost till adolescent. Not to mention their adding this engram to the manticore. A solo'able boss. And the generator along with the trough are on beta ape, another solo'able boss. Farm easy brood, another solo'able boss. The second they fix the tribute requirements I know i'll be stocking up on these. Simply put a single person can unlock the engrams and sustain the upkeep. I don't see how its not worth. In fact I hope to use em as much as possible before the devs realize this and make it harder .