Hi, so i've been trying to level harvesting for future crafting, but it's a huge pain. I've been told by everybody that it's always a pain to start out with (especially with the god awful silan starter quests) but that it actually gets fun later, especially on ML
So I did the silan quests (with a helpful guide) and got my harvesting up around level 20. My problem was that I had trouble leveling it up because whenever I would use the tracker, prospecting was a bitch to bring things up. Fortunately I found this lovely little island on silan that has super easy prospecting, and I grinded there until level 30 and got mat specific trackers and 40 degree angle prospecting. Harvesting is still a total bitch
Now that I have mat specific tracking, it drains my focus like mad. By the point I get within 1-2m of the deposit point, I only have a little over a 100 focus left. It wouldn't be a problem if prospecting brough up nodes everytime, but it doesn't. Sometimes it will bring up oil nodes, and i'm told that mats overlap so i'll need to pop a bark tracking stanza in my prospection. Then that brings up nothing. Moving back to make sure i'm not standing brings up nothing. Moving 360 degrees brings up squat. Moving around the area doesn't do shit. Then you have to wait for focus to regen only to waste it again, searching with a blindfold on....fun!
Also i checked out the market for focus jewelery, and the focus improvements that I could find seemed so minimal that it wasn't even worth buying
so basically I want to enjoy this game but it keeps kicking me down and spitting at me. Can anyone tell me what i'm doing wrong so that I can actually pull stuff out of the ground efficiently?