One of the most popular game feature in any MMO is crafting. The latest Pathfinder Online developer blog lays out a lot of the details for crafting that are sure to excite players. The letter talks about the gathering/salvaging/looting process as well as refining, crafting,enchanting and much more.
The vast majority of gear in Pathfinder Online is player-crafted. Players acquire resource components through gathering, harvesting, looting, or salvaging. Most components have an intermediary step to refine them. Crafters then turn the refined components into usable gear and items. Sometimes there's even an additional step where usable items become components, such as with enchanting.
Throughout this entire process, each component and finished item has a quality rating. This rating ranges from 1 to 300, which is the same numerical range as skills. Quality rating is capped by the skills of the characters harvesting a resource, processing a component, or crafting an item, which means that the highest quality final goods require highly skilled characters to have been involved with the whole production process.
Read the full post on the Pathfinder Online site.