Eat food (cook fish or crops), it restores a lot Get higher levels in skills, you will use less RP Get better tools, they water/cut more for only double RP Fully grown dungeons give runes that restore 125 RP Use the bath (from Melody) to restore all RP and HP once a day Get level ups if you are fighting, fight strong stuff...
Later on you won't care about RP, it's time that you will need
Oh I forgot, get monsters to water/cut/harvest your field
You waste a lot of RP with basic tools, try to finish dungeons with Melody's bath to get ores, buy a forge from Lute and make better tools (then get an expansion for teh forge from Kross anbd buy better forges form Lute and get even better tools)
You level your skill by using them which make syou use less RP
You "level up" stuff when you are making it, if you use better materials, you get higher level equips. Tools are an exception, you can use the recipe with 2 scrap irons to level them up (remember to use higher level scrap iron)
Get a better forge since you'll need it to make better tools
Gold => BF6 in Lava Ruins Platinum => Whale Island tower and Snow Ruins
thats kinda the point of the RP limit, so that you can't wait until later when you can actually keep using less and less rp by lvling up. And of course the limits are harder in the beginning when you don't have money or as much means to make good food.
Hmmm. I try to level up my tools, I have lvl 5 scrap iron, but they still come out as lvl 1. Why is that?
For all crafts, the level of final product is based on two things:
1) The level of the lowest leveled component 2) If you hit the Green Area while crafting.
So if you're trying to level up a level 1 cheap hammer with two level 5 iron scraps, the best you're going to do is make it into a level 2 cheap hammer, and that's only if you hit the "perfect craft" green area.