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dratikusdratikus Member Posts: 118 Arc User
They say you get instant acces to all veterans rewards for a lifetime membership.. Does that actually mean you get all the rewards starting from the 100 days package all the way through the 1000 days package? What's the catch? Maybe it means those ships are unlocked and available for you to *buy*? ...are they actually free free? :eek:
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  • lordvalecortezlordvalecortez Member Posts: 479 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    Just as it says on the tin. It unlocks all the Vet rewards (once you make it to level 5) and you get all the perks. Granted you can't use some of them yet until you reach the appropriate level but the ships are free.
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  • ixionveridianixionveridian Member Posts: 1,327 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    You get immediate access to all veteran rewards as a lifetime subscriber.

    The catch is, you won't get most veteran benefits until your character is Level 5. Also some items are unlocked, but you cannot claim them until you are of the appropriate level.
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  • jaguarskxjaguarskx Member Posts: 5,941 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    Yes, from what I have read from other posts you get instant access to veteran rewards.

    The catch?

    Well... the max level veteran ship you are going to get is a T5 ship. You will need an upgrade token to get it to T5u. Prior to the release of Delta Rising the LTS was a much better deal because you were getting an "end game" ship.

    Having said that you will be getting a monthly 500 Zen stipend so if you were to purchase it at $300, then after 60 months (5 years) you will get back your "investment" in Zen. Buying LTS when it is on sale for $200 means you will get back your "investment" in Zen after 40 months (3 years and 4 months).
  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 2,879 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    jaguarskx wrote: »
    Yes, from what I have read from other posts you get instant access to veteran rewards.

    The catch?

    Well... the max level veteran ship you are going to get is a T5 ship. You will need an upgrade token to get it to T5u. Prior to the release of Delta Rising the LTS was a much better deal because you were getting an "end game" ship.

    Having said that you will be getting a monthly 500 Zen stipend so if you were to purchase it at $300, then after 60 months (5 years) you will get back your "investment" in Zen. Buying LTS when it is on sale for $200 means you will get back your "investment" in Zen after 40 months (3 years and 4 months).

    Keep in mind though... yes, that's true if you're just looking at Zen value. But you also get 2 ships (the T5 and a shuttle) for each faction, one free BOFF per captain, two additional playable races, and a couple thousand Zen worth of other "purchasable" items which are included for free (acct bank slots, ship slots, the EC Cap removal, retraining tokens, etc). And a few other tiny but nice perks like auto-refining of your dilithium ore (if you haven't used up your previous day's quota and have unrefined ore, it automatically refines the remainder of the previous day's quota upon login, without impacting today's quota).

    And yes... you do get instant access, and all of the reward items are free to claim, just as with any Zen-purchased items. The point made regarding the T5 ships (you get the ship free but have to pay to upgrade it)... someone didn't do their research there. These ships are one of the ones that qualifies for free upgrades, like lockbox ships. So you don't need a token.
  • imruinedimruined Member Posts: 1,457 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    jaguarskx wrote: »
    Well... the max level veteran ship you are going to get is a T5 ship. You will need an upgrade token to get it to T5u. Prior to the release of Delta Rising the LTS was a much better deal because you were getting an "end game" ship.

    This is wrong... The Veteran Reward Destroyers are T5 ships, but they receive a FREE upgrade to T5U...
    The entitlement is strong in these forums...

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  • hyperionx09hyperionx09 Member Posts: 1,617 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    The catch? 300 USD up front, unless you get lucky and have the cash on you during a surprise LTS sale.

    And the aforementioned T5 ship being the last ship. No T6 ship, not even with an exclusive Mastery trait.
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  • oldkhemaraaoldkhemaraa Member Posts: 1,032 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    be sure at some point to pick up the fleet version of the vet DD.. little bit tougher, and one more console slot.

    20k fleet credits, 1 fleet ship token, a one of that what ever the last one is..
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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 2,879 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    be sure at some point to pick up the fleet version of the vet DD.. little bit tougher, and one more console slot.

    20k fleet credits, 1 fleet ship token, a one of that what ever the last one is..

    A fleet ship provision (which is a fleet asset that is generated by fleet construction projects; you also need to have permission to shop from your fleet's provisioned vendors, but quite honestly if your fleet has the provisions and won't let you access them, you shouldn't be in that fleet). It also requires your fleet having a Tier 2 Spire, by the way. And unlinke pretty much all other fleet vendors, the shipyard can't be tricked by a map invite... so if your fleet is not developed enough, you can't get that ship without changing fleets or waiting impatiently.

    (I'm currently in precisely this boat with my Klingon, with the added bit that I can't jump fleets to buy the ship, as I'm the leader. ;) But we currently have the T2 Spire project slotted, it's just awaiting half a million dilithium.)
  • dratikusdratikus Member Posts: 118 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    jaguarskx wrote: »

    Having said that you will be getting a monthly 500 Zen stipend so if you were to purchase it at $300, then after 60 months (5 years) you will get back your "investment" in Zen. Buying LTS when it is on sale for $200 means you will get back your "investment" in Zen after 40 months (3 years and 4 months).


    You get a Zen allowance?? :eek::eek::eek:
  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 2,879 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    dratikus wrote: »
    You get a Zen allowance?? :eek::eek::eek:

    Yes. One of the subscriber perks (this one is not just lifetime, but for monthly as well) is 500 free Zen per month.
  • crypticarmsmancrypticarmsman Member Posts: 3,198 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    jaguarskx wrote: »
    Yes, from what I have read from other posts you get instant access to veteran rewards.

    The catch?

    Well... the max level veteran ship you are going to get is a T5 ship. You will need an upgrade token to get it to T5u. Prior to the release of Delta Rising the LTS was a much better deal because you were getting an "end game" ship.

    Having said that you will be getting a monthly 500 Zen stipend so if you were to purchase it at $300, then after 60 months (5 years) you will get back your "investment" in Zen. Buying LTS when it is on sale for $200 means you will get back your "investment" in Zen after 40 months (3 years and 4 months).

    I believe the LTS/Vet Ship gets a free upgrade to T5U (haven't tested because even though I have the Vet Ship as a reward, I've never re-claimed or flown it since the DR expansion and T6 came out). I originally tried it for a few days back when they first released it, and then dismissed it as there were better T5 (and now T6) ships available to use.
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  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 2,879 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    I believe the LTS/Vet Ship gets a free upgrade to T5U (haven't tested because even though I have the Vet Ship as a reward, I've never re-claimed or flown it since the DR expansion and T6 came out). I originally tried it for a few days back when they first released it, and then dismissed it as there were better T5 (and now T6) ships available to use.

    Yes, as has already been mentioned twice in this thread, the Veteran Destroyers do get free upgrades.
  • bobbydazlersbobbydazlers Member Posts: 4,530 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    jaguarskx wrote: »
    Yes, from what I have read from other posts you get instant access to veteran rewards.

    The catch?

    Well... the max level veteran ship you are going to get is a T5 ship. You will need an upgrade token to get it to T5u.

    actually you wont need an upgrade token as they get a free upgrade if you are talking about the max level 1000 day veteran ships, however you also get your choice of an extra C-store T5 ship for each character and you would need to buy the tokens to upgrade them.

    my only advise to the OP is wait for a sale, there will be one up very soon and if you get the usual 1/3 discount that's a massive saving.

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  • darkjeffdarkjeff Member Posts: 2,590 Arc User
    edited April 2015
    westmetals wrote: »
    But we currently have the T2 Spire project slotted, it's just awaiting half a million dilithium.)

    That's just ten level 30 Delta Recruits, and we're getting big XP boosts right now. Get cracking!
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