Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online (
-   C-Store, ZEN, and Promotions (
-   -   Gifting C-Store Purchases (

Archived Post 08-03-2010 08:19 AM

Gifting C-Store Purchases
I'd like to be able to use my C-Store points to purchase items for my friends - things I would never buy for myself, and that they would never pay money for, but which I am willing to buy for them.

Sound odd? Yes, but consider how many stores out there live off this type of sale... the entire concept of a "gag gift" is unthinkable if people only bought what they or their friends actually wanted, to say nothing of Christmas shopping and birthday gifts. And yes, I know you've had your eye on that Golden Tribble for a while...

It seems like a win-win situation, really:
  • Players get to buy gifts for their friends
  • Cryptic makes sales that they might not have otherwise

The only potential downside I can see is security-related:
  • Increased potential for damage if a security breach occurs (account hacked/stolen -> C-Store credits purchased using cached payment info -> Items "Gifted" to people via third-party site coordinated transactions)

Archived Post 08-03-2010 05:57 PM

Or maybe they were an awesome fleet member or really helped them out and wanted to show gratitude. :)

Archived Post 08-04-2010 08:53 AM

I really like this idea!!

Archived Post 08-21-2010 10:36 AM

I really like this idea. As a Fleet Admiral for First Starfleet Regiment I want to be able to in some way reward my fleet for above and beyond the call of duty. I feel as though this would be a great way of doing so.

Archived Post 08-21-2010 11:52 AM

Here's my vote....I vote yes

Archived Post 08-21-2010 01:36 PM

I am all for this also it may be nice to just give a buddy a little gift now and then lol.

Archived Post 08-21-2010 01:37 PM

Maybe the simplest implementation would be the ability to buy Cstore Vouchers on the cstore which you can send via ingame mail. Or maybe you can just buy vouchers for items.

Archived Post 08-21-2010 01:44 PM

This is a great idea! I would love to get some of my friends stuff like extra costume slots as a gift.

Archived Post 08-21-2010 02:23 PM

I vote yes to this idea

Archived Post 08-21-2010 03:07 PM

Fantastic idea!

Steam; and I think a couple F2P games I've played, have this option - it's really a good idea all around.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:12 AM.