In ArcheAge Labor Points is the third point pool, which doesn’t affect your character’s combat performance and survivability, but you can’t buy it with your ArcheAge Gold too. It is the core resource required for any crafting action: gathering harvests, planting trees, building houses, ships and so on.
Labor power is closely connected with leveling of crafting professions. Leveling progress depends on the amount of points you spend for a particular profession. The more points you spend – the faster you progress. For example if you mine ore you spend labor for every node and thus level up Mining.
Labor points are required for any crafting action. The amount of points you will spend depends on the difficulty of the task. For example gathering crops will cost less power than building a big ship. Big objects or tasks will require a lot of materials and a lot of labor.
How to recover / restore labor?
Labor Points are recovered automatically over time. Non-premium player recovers 5 point every 5 minutes regardless online status. Upgrade to premium account allows player to get 10 points every 5 minutes when online, and 5 points when offline.
There is on more way to recover – you need to own a house with a special bed. Later on we will add a guide about recovering labor power. Sleeping allows to recover labor faster and also applies a special buff that allows to work more effective.
The level of your character doesn’t affect the speed of labor recovery. So sooner or later you will face with lack of it. ArcheAge allows you to ask a friend for help with your task if you have no points. If your friend has enough labor he can help you with crafting. This may be helpful when you need to create something really huge like a castle or a big ship.
If you have enough LP you can spend them for your own needs or you can help others. This system allows you to “sell” your ability to craft to another player. They can hire you in order to benefit from your pool.
Labor is a very important resource that makes crafting very interesting. A player has to manage the power carefully in order to level up crafting professions. This power is a center part of the economy system in ArcheAge.