Crafting is the process of creating new items by combining crafting materials. Crafting is the main mechanic and the primary method of progressing through the game.
Materials are obtained through a variety of methods:
- Resource gathering: gathering, logging, quarrying, kicking, sandfishing, recycling, farming, and ruin diving
- Combat loot
- Material processing
There are three types of materials:
- Raw materials, which are obtained through resource gathering, combat, or trading
- Refined materials, which are obtained by combining raw materials on a Worktable or crafting station
- Relic materials, which are obtained by ruin diving in Abandoned or Hazardous Ruins
Scraps are discarded junk that can be salvaged and recycled into useful materials.
Crafted items come in one of the three qualities:
- Green, or Outstanding
- Blue, or Perfect
- Purple, or Rare
For most crafted items, the quality affects how much Gols the item will sell for and how much relationship points it will earn the player when given as a gift. Some commissions will also only accept items of a certain quality.
For the items that have stats, like furniture, crafting stations, or equipment, the quality affects the bonuses they grant and the affixes they have. The higher the item's quality is, the higher the attributes it grants usually are and the more affixed bonuses it usually has.
An item's quality can be increased by using a Refiner. Most crafted items can be refined.
Fuel is a necessary resource that keeps crafting stations operable for a set amount of time. Fuel can be obtained by converting Dregs, Wood, or Power Stoness. Once fuel is depleted, the crafting station ceases operation and a no fuel alert symbol is shown above it until fuel is added again.
All fuel costs the same per energy unit, with Condensed Power Stones being negligibly more expensive to use as fuel than the other three types.
|Condensed Power Stone
||1,500||2 or higher|
Water is a vital resource that acts as a cooling aid to keep crafting stations from overheating. Water is stored in the Water Tank located on the player's property. By interacting with the Water Tank, the player can view statistical information, such as the time remaining to complete a queue and water usage per hour, and adjust the water level by adding more water into the tank or moving water from the tank to their inventory.
The Water Tank can store 300 units of water. Every container of water added to the tank or removed from it will add or remove 10 units of water respectively. Most crafting stations consume water while they are active; the water consumption varies by type and level. When all water is consumed, all crafting stations halt production and display a water shortage symbol above.
|Crafting station||Water used||Machine type|
|Apprentice Cooking Station
|Chef's Cooking Station
|Fire Powered Generator
|Forging Machine Lv1
|Primary Jewelry Processing Machine
|Tailoring Machine Lv1
While crafting stations works, sand is accumulated under and around them. If a station gathers up too much sand, its efficiency will be halved and a warning symbol will be shown above it. The player can clean up the sand piles using a Feather Duster with no Stamina cost.
Crafting stations allow the player to refine raw materials or create new items. Some crafting stations require time to craft an item; other crafting stations can instantaneously craft an item with the necessary materials.
At the player's arrival to Sandrock, Mason retires as the local builder and relinquishes his workshop to the player with two crafting stations: the Worktable and the Assembly Station. More blueprints for crafting stations are provided through missions or Data Disc research.
The Worktable is the primary method of crafting items. This station can refine raw materials or create new items and equipment. Initially, the Worktable can only craft a few items; as the player progresses, more crafting recipes are rewarded, and others can be purchased at the Commerce Guild Store.
The Assembly Station allows the construction of larger objects by assembling refined materials together. After passing the builder test, the player can access the first basic assembly diagrams; more diagrams are provided as the player progresses.
The Recycler is a work station that salvages scrap into useful raw or refined materials. This station is one of the main methods of obtaining basic materials, such as stone, wood, copper, mechanical, and rubber materials. Due to the lack of wood resources in Sandrock, recycling Wood Scrap is one of the only ways of freely gathering Wood.
The Furnace is a crafting station that converts materials into bars, bricks, and glass by smelting raw materials.
The Processor is a crafting station that refines materials into planks, plates, boards, pipes, and other types of refined materials.