27 January 2018

WildStar: Contract Board Track Completion

I love the contract board. Most often I can't complete it due to the low amount of people that are doing it or since I'm not online when people do it - if they do. So this is a little disappointing. Why do I love the contract board? Because of the loot, you get.

The Contract Board

The contract board in WildStar is a menu option and a device like NPC you can interact with. This contract board gives you the option to select three out of five contracts in PvE and PvP each. The five contracts you can choose from are:
  • Level 1 - repeatable rewards 50 points
  • Level 2 - once a day rewards 150 points
  • Level 3 - once a day rewards 450 points
These points can be collected and concerning the amount you have you can select rewards. The reward track for PvE and PvP is split and you collect points for them individually just like the contracts are individual. For the PvE reward track, you get rewards at 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 and lastly 5000 points. The rewards you can choose from 1000 to 4000 is an item of either item level 90 or 100 - this equals early raid gear basically - or alternatively an item that can be used to buy extra stuff or to get reputation in an area that is supported by this faction. The PvP reward track gives you item level 65 items or the same choice as in PvE for an item that can be used to buy extra stuff or get the reputation in an area. The milestones in this one are 1000, 2000 and 3000.

The big thing about these reward tracks is the last milestone. Once you reach 5000 points in the PvE track or 3000 in the PvP track you have the choice. This choice again depends on whether you've done the PvE or the PvP track.

Player vs Environment:
  • One random superb, raid-quality assault gear and those items for reputation and stuff
  • One random superb, raid-quality support gear and those items for reputation and stuff
  • One random very rare character-bound unlock-reward
Player vs Player rewards are similar:
  • One random excellent, PvP-quality assault gear and those items for reputation and stuff
  • One random excellent, PvP-quality support gear and those items for reputation and stuff
  • One random very rare character bound unlock-reward
Additionally completing either will reward you with 2 platinum and 50 gold or 2500000 copper to make the number unnecessarily big.

Protostar Contractually-Obligated Settlement

The item that gives one random very rare character bound unlock reward is called Protostar Contractually-Obligated Settlement. This item has a secret that everyone should know. There's only a limited amount of unlocks you can get from it. Additionally, once you have the unlock unlocked you won't get it again. So what happens if you have everything unlocked that can come from this item? You get 5 platinum instead. If you reach this point you get 7 platinum and 50 gold every time you complete the contract board. That's 7500000 copper! 7.5 * 10^6!

So How Many Contracts It is?

If we're assuming you do every contract available every day you would finish one level one contract, three-level two contracts, and one level three contract. That'd reward you 50 + 3 * 150 + 450 = 950 points. You need 5000 points in PvE and 3000 in PvP. Dividing the 5000 by the amount we make every day we can determine that we have to do a complete daily round of contracts 5000 / 950 = 5.26 times or 6 days. For PvP it's 3000 / 950 = 3.16 times or 4 days. Unfortunately, depending on which server you play on - I heard American servers are more active - you might not be able to do all the contracts or maybe it takes you too much time. So let's assume you're only going for the big fish. This means you get 450 a day. In PvE, you would need 5000 / 450 = 11.11 times or 12 days. In PvP that's 3000 / 450 = 6.67 times or 7 days. Alternatively, we can say the level three contract is out of our reach. This may often happen in PvP when the contract is to play a warplot match. I haven't seen a warplot match pop up in like 3 or 4 years or so. So if we say we only do the level two contracts we get three times the reward points of 150. That's 3 * 150 = 450, so as much as a level three contract means the calculation is the same.
"I'm Hella Crazy Hardcore I'll Push the Reward Track Through!"
If you plan to do the contract rewards with only level one contracts get ready to be doing 5000 / 50 = 100 contracts in PvE and 3000 / 50 = 60 contracts in PvP. I don't wanna tell you it's not worth it but... I think there are better ways to get 7 platinum and 50 gold.

Daily Income

So as we've calculated it takes 6 days for PvE and 4 days for PvP to get the reward tracks of both done if you do all the contracts a day once. This means that in 6 days you will get the last milestone of both PvE and PvP reward tracks. That's 7 platinum and 50 gold twice. If we want to know how much that is in daily we have to divide the amount through the times in days it took. So for PvE that's 7.5 / 6 = 1.25 and for PvP it's 7.5 / 4 = 1.875. So doing this we will get 1.25 + 1.875 = 3.125 platinum a day.

Income Per Point

Calculating the income per point isn't overly complicated either. We get 7.5 platinum for both PvE and PvP. The PvE reward track requires 5000 points. So one PvE reward track is 7.5 / 5000 = 0.0015 platinum per point. Calculating it in gold we could either recalculate or multiply it with 10^2. 750 / 5000 = 0.15 gold. Going further down we have again times 10^2 (since 1 gold is 100 silver). 0.15 * 10^2 = 15 silver. So each PvE reward track point is worth a 15 silver

A level one contract gives 50 * 15 = 750 silver or 7 gold 50 silver.
A level two contract gives 150 * 15 = 2250 silver or 22 gold 50 silver.
A level three contract gives 15 * 450 = 6750 silver or 67 gold and 50 silver.

Next, let's go through the PvP track. Here we need 3000 points instead of 5000. This means each point is worth 7.5 / 3000 = 0.0025 platinum. That's 0.0025 * 10^2 = 0.25 gold and 0.0025 * 10^2 = 25 silver. Doing the same with the contracts as we did before we get:

A level one contract gives 50 * 25 = 1250 silver or 12 gold and 50 silver.
A level two contract gives 150 * 25 = 3750 silver or 37 gold and 50 silver.
A level three contract gives 450 * 25 = 11250 silver or 1 platinum 12 gold and 50 silver.

I Can't Get 7 Platinum and 50 Gold Yet

If you haven't gotten all of the unlock rewards you will only get the normal 2 platinum and 50 gold instead of the 7 platinum and 50 gold. In this case, all our calculations are wrong. However, you can still calculate it the same way you just have to change the numbers.

Our daily income now changes to 2.5 / 6 = 0.42 platinum and 2.5 / 4 = 0.625 platinum every day. Summing it up we get 0.42 + 0.625 = 1.045 platinum every day from contracts.

The income per point also changes. We now only get 2.5 platinum for 5000 points from PvE contracts so 2.5 / 5000 = 0.0005 platinum, 0.0005 * 10^2 = 0.05 gold or 0.05 * 10^2 = 5 silver per point. The value of our contracts now also changes:

A level one contract rewards 50 * 5 = 250 silver or 2 gold and 50 silver.
A level two contract rewards 150 * 5 = 750 silver or 7 gold 50 silver.
A level three contract rewards 450 * 5 = 2250 silver or 22 gold and 50 silver.

For our PvP contract point value it is 2.5 / 3000 = 0.00083 platinum, 0.00083 * 10^2 = 0.083 gold, 0.083 * 10^2 = 8.3 silver. And the contracts change accordingly:

A level one contract rewards 50 * 8.3 = 415 silver or 4 gold 15 silver.
A level two contract rewards 150 * 8.3 = 1245 silver or 12 gold and 45 silver.
Last but not least a level three contract rewards 450 * 8.3 = 3735 silver or 37 gold and 35 silver.
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