How to Get Contacts
There are a few methods of gaining access to Contacts:
- Select them during Captain Creation at the start of a new game. (Raising Contacts level to "A" gives many more contacts and increases your starting reputation with each.)
- Purchase an Introduction from existing known Contacts that offer that service.
- Some Storylines automatically introduce you to additional Contacts when triggered.
- Many Jobs' Talents generate new leads to Contacts. They are listed below. This is the primary way to gain access to new Contacts.
- Sometimes you will find Contact cards in all of the Card game Operations types.
- The Trait "Earthbound Friends" can earn you Contacts while Spicing.
Talents for Contact Introductions[edit | edit source]
|Friendly Banter||Merchant||1||When on spice leave in the hall, you have a Charisma % chance to learn about a Contact from the idle banter in the Hall||13 weeks Cooldown
|Market Confidant||Merchant||1||When executing a trade at the Exchange worth over $5,000, you have a 10% + Charisma chance of gaining an introduction to a Contact from the local Faction||9 weeks Cooldown
|Listening Post||Electronics Tech||8||Upon landing in an Urban Zone, 10% + Electronics Skill chance of learning about a new Contact by snooping on local transmissions||13 weeks Cooldown
|Unseen Traces||Explorer||5||When landing in a Wild Zone, 10% + Explore Skill chance of discovering traces of a Contact who has operatives working in the area||13 weeks Cooldown
|Talk of Far Worlds||Hyperwarp Navigator||8||When on spice leave in the hall, talk of distant worlds grants a 10% + Navigation Skill chance for an introduction to a new Contact||13 weeks Cooldown
|Criminal Connections||Smuggler||11||When executing a trade at the Black Market worth over $5,000, gain a 30% + Charisma chance to learn about a Contact||9 weeks Cooldown
|Unlawful Royalty||Smuggler||11||When executing a trade at the Black Market worth over $50,000, gain a 50% + Charisma chance to learn about a Smuggler or Smuggler Prince Contact||9 weeks Cooldown