Will those of us who legitimately spent our emblems and such gearing up, and who have also played since launch (one month after for me) also get a crack at one of these? Either by mission reward, or c store unlock?
I think the best way to earn it is by making it an accolade reward. Say you earn 8000 accolade points and you get the boff. That way it wouldn't invalidate the time-based reward for people who have it already, give others a way to obtain it and encourage people to do accolades.
How would it invalidate the reward. We spent just as much time grinding emblems and such to get the gear for our ships, BO, and characters. So, having to wait to 8,000 accolade points would mean we would have to work twice as hard and long to get it. Screw that.
I have three young kids, twins whom are 7 and my youngest is 5. Often I tell them " Just because your brother or sister got something doesn't mean everyone gets the same thing"
Cryptic realized they were taxing a small percentage of players above and beyond the normal base, they came up with a way to lessen that burden. We others should not expect to get the rewards..
I btw did not qualify for the BO... I did however spend my emblems on lots of cool stuff and crafted all my supplies on hand..... I made that choice... I'm really OK with it. Because as I remind my small children life isn't always fair and just because someone else gets something it doesn't mean I have to have it too.