I have a Cryptic account, but I can't figure out how can I purchase ZEN and then transfer it to my STO account. In fact, I can't even purchase ZEN, because the page always says that I must have at least one character with level 10.
As I can't even login into any part of STO any more with my old account name and password (except of the game itself), I had to create a Perfect World account on the site to be able to log in and try to buy ZEN and post on the forum!
It seems to me that only players with Perfect World account are allowed to buy ZEN for STO? Since when became the old players second grade players?
Perfect World purchased Cryptic. STO is now a PW game. If you wish to buy Zen you will be required to Link your old, outdated, Cryptic account to a PW account - the PW account you just created to post on the forum. Once you do that you will be allowed to buy Zen - assuming you do not live in an area that is banned.
It has nothing to do with being a "second grade player." It's just that one company bought another company and wants to do things it's way - which is no different then Taco Bell only selling Pepsi soft drinks because it was once owned by Pepsi.