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I was reading the post about the Mirror Carrier and I got to wondering. Are ships bought in the C-Store usable by the account or just the single character?

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  • charon83charon83 Member Posts: 94 Arc User
    Account. But are faction locked i.e Fed ships for fed and fed-aligned characters, kdf ships for kdf and kdf-aligned characters, Rom ships for romulans only (they get access to everything these days)
  • dracounguisdracounguis Member Posts: 5,363 Arc User
    edited December 2018
    And C-store ships can be discarded to save you space and reacquired w/o charge.
    Unlike box ships where if you discard it you have to go buy one again.
    My drydock is full of those ships.

    Sadly it seems Cryptic has stopped caring about the C-store and just puts their 2nd string ships there now.
    Sometimes I think I play STO just to have something to complain about on the forums.
  • celus#9065 celus Member Posts: 11 Arc User
    Thank you for the quick responses
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,200 Arc User
    Sadly it seems Cryptic has stopped caring about the C-store and just puts their 2nd string ships there now.

    Except, T5 Mirror ships have always come out in Lockboxes...as secondary ships.

    Now, they just moved this T6 Mirror ship into the Infinity Box...because there is no box to have it as a secondary ship in (???). But they made it usable at any Level as a carrot for a player to acquire this ship as a stand alone.

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  • kiralynkiralyn Member Posts: 1,090 Arc User
    where2r1 wrote: »
    Sadly it seems Cryptic has stopped caring about the C-store and just puts their 2nd string ships there now.

    Except, T5 Mirror ships have always come out in Lockboxes...as secondary ships.

    Now, they just moved this T6 Mirror ship into the Infinity Box...because there is no box to have it as a secondary ship in (???). But they made it usable at any Level as a carrot for a player to acquire this ship as a stand alone.

    Right, those T5 mirror ships were relatively common drops, since they weren't special. The T6 Mirror ship with scaling, is "cooler" than a regular T6, so it's better than c-store level. And it's at the same rarity as the other Good ships. Not really equivalent to the old T5 mirrors. /shrug
    Sadly it seems Cryptic has stopped caring about the C-store and just puts their 2nd string ships there now.

    I've had the vague conspiracy-theory thoughts, that maybe they're trying to get all they can out of lockboxes/promo boxes before Congress does something irrational in regards to them.
  • dracounguisdracounguis Member Posts: 5,363 Arc User
    edited December 2018
    kiralyn wrote: »
    I've had the vague conspiracy-theory thoughts, that maybe they're trying to get all they can out of lockboxes/promo boxes before Congress does something irrational in regards to them.

    While I believe 'something' needs to be done about the plague of loot boxes in games, I also have little faith in some government agency coming up with a smart solution.

    And back when the C-store got it first p2w ship, I thought that was horrible, but now, I'd be ecstatic if all we had to worry about was the C-store. At least that's an honest 'get what you pay for' system.

    Sometimes I think I play STO just to have something to complain about on the forums.
  • where2r1where2r1 Member Posts: 5,200 Arc User
    They will tax them...that is how they handle everything they want people to stop using. Take their cut if people can't stop.
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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 2,865 Arc User
    C-store ships are account-unlock, meaning that you can claim them on any character on the account (faction and level permitting), and freely dismiss and reclaim them.

    The Starship Upgrade purchase (available on some Tier 5 ships) is also an account-unlock.

    You also receive a massive discount on the purchase of the matching Fleet ship, if you have purchased a specific C-store ship. (Fleet ships themselves, however, are single-purchase, not account-unlock.) For example, if you purchase the "Tactical Escort [T6]", you receive this discount on the "Fleet Tactical Escort [T6]" (only).
  • kiralynkiralyn Member Posts: 1,090 Arc User
    Oh, and Holiday ships (Summer, Winter, Anniversary) are also account-unlocks. And reclaimable if you dismiss them (from the Event store)
  • crypticarmsmancrypticarmsman Member Posts: 3,133 Arc User
    edited December 2018
    kiralyn wrote: »
    I've had the vague conspiracy-theory thoughts, that maybe they're trying to get all they can out of lockboxes/promo boxes before Congress does something irrational in regards to them.
    ^^^
    Huh? It's been that way since 2012 when PWE took over, turned STO F2P and released the first Lockbox Ship (the Jem'Hadar Bugship').

    After 6 (going on 7) years of this Lockbox Ship Paradigm, I wouldn't call it either new, or a desperate move to get 'more' from Lockboxes. It's been PWE's SOP for STO from day one of their ownership of Cryptic.
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  • kiralynkiralyn Member Posts: 1,090 Arc User
    edited December 2018
    kiralyn wrote: »
    I've had the vague conspiracy-theory thoughts, that maybe they're trying to get all they can out of lockboxes/promo boxes before Congress does something irrational in regards to them.
    ^^^
    Huh? It's been that way since 2012 when PWE took over, turned STO F2P and released the first Lockbox Ship (the Jem'Hadar Bugship').

    After 6 (going on 7) years of this Lockbox Ship Paradigm, I wouldn't call it either new, or a desperate move to get 'more' from Lockboxes. It's been PWE's SOP for STO from day one of their ownership of Cryptic.

    Yeah, I've been here (and opening lockboxes, with Dil & EC) since 2012. It just feels like it's accelerated in the last half year or so.
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