Contribution points are a point based currency acquired by completing quests. You gain contribution points by gaining contribution experience.
There is multiple ways in getting contribution points. But first of all this Achievement will come over time while playing, there is no real quick way in reaching 150 contribution points.
Here is a list of the experience you need for each contribution point.
Contribution Point - Experience needed per CP
1 - 30 - 100
31 - 45 - 150
46 - 60 - 200
61 - 75 - 250
76 - 90 - 300
91 - 100 - 450
101 - 120 - 600
121 - 150 - 800
151 - 250 - 1,000
251 - 255 - 1,200
256 - 260 - 1,205
261 - 275 - 4,820
276 - 290 - 5,302
291 - 300 - 6,363
301 - 315 - 8,908
316 - 325 - 16,033
326 - 350 - 24,050
351 - 400 - 72,150
401 - 500 - 505,048
501+ - 606,057Quests
Right now the fastest way to get contribution points is by doing quests, while exploring the world map just pick up every quest you see and do them because most quests give contribution experience.
Also do daily contribution quests, they reset every 22 hours. I would suggest doing the Calpheon daily quests daily. The daily quests are the most effective quests in gaining contribution points. Here is a link with a list of a lot of daily quests you can do: http://dulfy.net/category/bdo/contribution-dailies/
As contribution points are family wide you can also do the main quests again on an alt or do daily quests on them which will gain you a lot more contribution points.By-products from life skills
This method is really good while AFK for gaining contribution points once it is in BDX . You can just do this while sleeping or at work etc. There is a chance of getting by-products within the process of cooking, alchemy and farming. This is completely random.
There are 5 different by-products for cooking, 5 for alchemy and 5 for farming. You can exchange them at npcs, if you click the by-product in your inventory it should show a waypoint to the npc where you can hand it in. 1 out of the 5 different by-products you can hand in for contribution experience.
Each stack of 5 of the following by-products gives 50 contribution experience.
- Mutant plant (From farming)
- Dish with Poorly Prepared Ingredients (From cooking)
- Weakened Reagent (From alchemy)
So cooking is by far the best for gaining the by-products to gain contribution points. For example what you can do is mass produce beer for your workers over night. As you probably will work on a node empire you will do this anyway.
- 5 Grains (oat, barley, corn, wheat, potato)
- 1 Sugar
- 2 Leavening Agent
- 6 Water
Also another example which is good is make liquor essence.
liquor essence ingredients:
- 1 Flour
- 1 Fruit
- 1 Leavening Agent
So what you can do is buy strawberrys in Calpheon and grind your wheat into flour.Defense Tokens
while its night some camps or outposts can be attacked from enemies from time to time. If you defeat them which is fairly easy you gain defense tokens corresponding to the area which you are in. You can exchange the tokens at some npcs in the region. Each exchange requires 3 Tokens and you need 3 energy for it.
This is probably the least effective way in getting contribution points.