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Archived Post 04-30-2011 05:17 AM

Atari Tokens are mutually exclusive across games?
 
So I'm a lifetime subscriber to both STO and Champions Online, which means that every month I get a 400 atari token stipend from CO.

I was under the impression that the points in STO and CO were both changed to Atari Tokens so that cryptic account holders could spend their points across both games without having to buy two different pools of them. So right now I have 1700 atari tokens according to CO, but only 100 according to STO.

Is this supposed to be correct, or am I misunderstanding the purpose/function of Atari tokens?

Archived Post 04-30-2011 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by bomber482 (Post 3516520)
So I'm a lifetime subscriber to both STO and Champions Online, which means that every month I get a 400 atari token stipend from CO.

I was under the impression that the points in STO and CO were both changed to Atari Tokens so that cryptic account holders could spend their points across both games without having to buy two different pools of them. So right now I have 1700 atari tokens according to CO, but only 100 according to STO.

Is this supposed to be correct, or am I misunderstanding the purpose/function of Atari tokens?

Maybe the stipend ones are "special?" I know that when I started a CO account last week and decided I wanted the Halloween costume pieces I was able to use Atari points that I had bought on STO to get the Halloween pieces on CO with no problem.

Archived Post 04-30-2011 06:19 AM

Atari Tokens that aren't paid for (i.e. Stipends or community prizes) can only be used in the game they apply to.

So the 400 token CO stipend can't be used in STO; and the prizes the STO community team occasionally give out on Twitter can't be used in CO.

Of course, there's no way of specifying which tokens are used when you make a purchase; but it's assumed that the game-specific tokens are used first before any global ones.

Archived Post 04-30-2011 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by HeathenStorm (Post 3516549)
Atari Tokens that aren't paid for (i.e. Stipends or community prizes) can only be used in the game they apply to.

So the 400 token CO stipend can't be used in STO; and the prizes the STO community team occasionally give out on Twitter can't be used in CO.

Of course, there's no way of specifying which tokens are used when you make a purchase; but it's assumed that the game-specific tokens are used first before any global ones.

I hope it's that way. Freebie points should get spent first in the game they apply to.

Archived Post 04-30-2011 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by piwright42 (Post 3516559)
I hope it's that way. Freebie points should get spent first in the game they apply to.

This is correct (I have accounts for both games).

Archived Post 05-01-2011 05:52 PM

Aye, the stipend points will show up on the CO-side only, but any purchased points can be used for any game. So with your 1700, you have 4 months of CO stipends (1600) and 100 points you must've bought sometime earlier.

BTW, Hiya Bomber! Good to see you around these parts again! :)

Archived Post 05-01-2011 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by bomber482 (Post 3516520)
So I'm a lifetime subscriber to both STO and Champions Online, which means that every month I get a 400 atari token stipend from CO.

I was under the impression that the points in STO and CO were both changed to Atari Tokens so that cryptic account holders could spend their points across both games without having to buy two different pools of them. So right now I have 1700 atari tokens according to CO, but only 100 according to STO.

Is this supposed to be correct, or am I misunderstanding the purpose/function of Atari tokens?

It was stated specifically 9and still in on the CO website) that the CO 400 point stipened (be it monthly subscriber or LTS) was for Champions Online only (here's the CO Features matrix (link) - and at the boottoom where it says stipend - if you mouse over the [?] it reads:

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Gold:
Gold Members receive a monthly stipend of 400 Atari Tokens to supplement their gameplay.

Note: Atari Tokens granted via stipend can only be used in Champions Online.

Archived Post 05-02-2011 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by piwright42 (Post 3516559)
I hope it's that way. Freebie points should get spent first in the game they apply to.

They do. I had STO Freebie points left over from when I bought the game. These points only showed up on the STO website or in-game. Yesterday I bought and spent Atari tokens that exceed the freebie amount I had left over. Now, no matter where I log in, STO website, STO game, atari.com, my available balance is the same everywhere, instead being xx in STO and zero on atari.com.


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