Contracts are specific tasks assigned by the game's four major factions, or occasionally an outside party. Such tasks include destroying enemy ships, earning efficiency, and dealing damage to enemy ships. Upon completing a contract the player will receive Loyalty Vouchers with their current faction, Xenocrystals, Monocrystals, and other essential resources.
Initially, the player will only have access to Easy difficulty contracts. These are fairly easy to complete, but the rewards are lackluster. At rank 7, Medium difficulty contractions become available. Medium contracts must be completed in a ship of rank 7 or higher, and offer higher rewards. Rank 11 unlocks Hard difficulty contracts, which require the use of a ship of the highest rank available to the player.
Only the four major factions and Arlette Sokal assign missions that have varrying difficulties.
To accept a faction contract, the player must join a faction by switching to their hangar. This can be done through the Universe Map, or by clicking one of the character icons located to the far right of the UI and selecting the desired faction. Progress on the current faction's contracts will not be lost. Once the switch has been made, the player can accept a contract from the respective faction.
Each of the four factions can only have two active contracts (with the exception of Ellydium Theta, which only allows one), with a cooldown of 24 hours per contract. However, the cooldown is invoked during the daily "reset," meaning a contract completed only minutes before the reset will still be unlocked. For reference, the reset happens at 12:00 AM, GMT.
Broker offers missions relating to events. These missions can have any number of requirements and rewards, but they are all accessable no matter which faction the player is docked with. In addition to event missions, Broker offers a daily mission available to higher rank players that rewards Monocrystals and random Loyalty Vouchers for taking part in SCL battles.
Arlette Sokal Contracts
Sokal contracts are recurring contracts that are offered every hour to pilots of all ranks. These contracts award Xenocrystals, Alien Composite blocks, and Credits, all of which are used in the creation and evolution of alien ships. Just like Broker, Sokal contracts are available regardless of which faction the player resides with, and unlike faction contracts, more than one can be active at once. Every time the player completes 3 Sokal missions, they are able to purchase a bundle containing Cabin Parts for the alien engineering frigate Waz'Got.
Ellydium Resources and Alien Ship Parts
In addition to xenocrystals, Ellydium Theta offers two missions that aid in the construction and evolution of alien ships. The two missions award Ship Node Resources and Cabin Resources, respectively. Each mission has a 1 hour cooldown, and must be completed on a ship of the maximum rank available to the player.
Tutorial Contracts - These are a special type of contract offered mainly by Selena Galo and are designed to familiarise you with the game. Tutorial contracts can only be completed once.
Conquest- Offered daily by Selena Galo, this small mission awards 25 iridium to the storage of your current corporation.
Open Space Contracts - Offered daily by each faction (for a total of 4 per day), these missions involve completing tasks in Open Space, and award Credits, Synergy, and Monocrystals.
Fighter Structure Gage Mission - Completed by collecting 200 Alien Composite Blocks, rewards 10 Alien Fighter Structures used in the manufacturing of Ellydium fighters. Can only be completed once.
Special Module Mission - Offered daily by Arthur Gage, this mission provides three tasks that can be completed on ships of any rank, in any faction. Upon completion, the player is awarded a free bundle that advances the development of certain ships' alternate special modules.
Sending Ships to War - Another daily Gage mission, these contracts allow you to send a number of ships on a 10-hour mission. The ships will be unavailable for the duration of the mission. While any ship can be sent, assigning ships of a certain role often yields bonus results. Upon completion, the player receives a large sum of a random faction's Loyalty Vouchers, and 10 Composite Blocks. Assigning a rank 8 destroyer awards 2 extra Composite Blocks, while assigning a rank 11 awards 3. Assigning both will yield a total of 15 Composite Blocks.