There are quite a few complex systems in Black Desert Online, such as the game’s contribution point system. This kind of currency can’t really be spent; instead, it is used to invest in different aspects of the game and return different benefits to you such as purchasing a house, renting certain items, or increasing the drop rates in specific areas.
There are a few ways that you can earn contribution points, and they all boil down to earning contribution experience.
Completing quests is one of the most consistent ways to earn contribution experience. Almost every quest in the game will give you some contribution experience.
Once you have reached level 20, you can start completing Daily Contribution Experience Quests. These are fast, easy, and reset each day. They are one of the best ways to earn contribution experience later in the game.
Exploring new areas
As you explore the game’s world, you will come across new areas. With each new area that you explore, you will gain all kinds of benefits, one of which is gaining contribution experience.
Cooking, crafting, and alchemy
Whenever you craft/cook something or engage in alchemy, you will gain a byproduct alongside the main thing created. These byproducts can be turned into specific NPC’s in the game for contribution experience.
At night, there are monsters who will attack the city. If you kill them, you can collect tokens to prove you have protected the city. But turning in these tokens, you can earn contribution experience, at the cost of spending energy.