Characters with Premium Status active passively earn 10,000 Focus points over 24-hour periods--even while offline--up to a maximum of 30,000 points, after which the character stops gaining Focus. Focus is used for various things, such as 'watering' crops, 'nurturing' animals, and increasing the resource return rate (RRR) when crafting. In addition, using focus when crafting items with quality--such as weapons and armor--provides a small crafting quality bonus.
Some zones provide an increased base RRR when crafting. For example, crafting cloth in a Royal City will provide you with a base RRR of 15.2%, but crafting it in Lymhurst will give you a base RRR of 36.7%. With a base RRR of 36.7%, if you were to use 100 cotton to craft simple cloth, then you would receive 100 simple cloth and around 37 cotton, whereas if you had a base RRR of 15.2%, you will only receive around 15 cotton. This incentivizes crafters to craft items in cities with increased RRR and to craft with focus in order to save on material costs, thus allowing them to craft the item for much less and make more profit. Crafting in Outlands hideouts also provide increasing RRR bonuses depending on how close the zone is to the center.
Refining and Crafting Bonuses: these bonuses apply to materials refined and items crafted in the Royal Cities. Here are the items that have crafting bonuses in each Royal City and zone type:
|Martlock (Highland)||Hide||Axe, Quarterstaff, Frost Staff, Off-Hand||Plate Boots|
|Bridgewatch (Steppe)||Stone||Crossbow, Dagger, Cursed Staff||Plate Armor, Cloth Sandals|
|Lymhurst (Forest)||Fiber||Sword, Bow, Arcane Staff||Leather Hood, Leather Shoes|
|Fort Sterling (Mountain)||Wood||Hammer, Spear, Holy Staff||Cloth Robe, Plate Helmet|
|Thetford (Swamp)||Ore||Mace, Nature Staff, Fire Staff||Leather Jacket, Cloth Cowl|
The tables below detail the base and focus resource return rates.
|Royal City with Bonus||36.7%||53.9%|
|Royal Island with Bonus||28.5%||49.7%|
|Black Zone Hideout||20%||46%|
|Royal City with Bonus||24.8%||47.9%|
|Royal Island with Bonus||13%||42.5%|
|Black Zone Hideout||25%||48%|
Focus Cost Efficiency
Crafting focus costs can be reduced by attaining a higher mastery level to the required skill. The crafting focus cost is halved for every 10,000 focus cost efficiency points.source. With all of the relevant masteries maxed, the focus cost can be reduced all the way down to 6.25% of the base focus cost.
|Base Refining Focus Cost|
|Base Refining Focus Cost (Stone)|
Focus Cost of Crafting Potions with Max Spec
|Minor Healing Potion||8|
|Major Healing Potion||103|
|Minor Energy Potion||8|
|Major Energy Potion||103|
|Minor Gigantify Potion||8|
|Major Gigantify Potion||137|
|Minor Resistance Potion||8|
|Major Resistance Potion||171|
|Minor Sticky Potion||8|
|Major Sticky Potion||171|
|Minor Poison Potion||11|
|Major Poison Potion||171|
*Actual values less than 1.