... are not reclaimable. Once they are gone... They are gone.
Which I hate. I understand why Cryptic would make lock box ships character only, but for me, it has the opposite effect. I don't want to spend millions on ships, if only one character can use them. They really ought to have some sort of account wide unlock, even if its a 500 zen token you have to buy. I'd be much more likely to get the ships if all my characters could use them, instead of just one.
It has been told that the reason those lockbox ships are single character only, is caused by
CBS Authorisation / Licensing.
Supposedly cryptic is not allowed to add those ships to the c-store, but can only make them available through limited time rewards.
If this is the real reason, or just a wicked marketing formula to enhance revenue for pwe/cryptic i do not know.
I am not sure about the specific timing of the plan, but the timing of the lockboxes seems to have come from the PWE aquisition of cryptic/startrekonline ..
So if it is a marketing plan, be sure we on the forums will never get an official statement or answer on that question.
And yes, i would very much like to buy some unlock token for my Marauder.
So untill stuff like that becomes available, me and my 8+ captains will stick to using c-store ships and not bother with fleet / lobi / lockbox stuff untill i either become very rich or very bored ....
id be happy with a repackage ship token so u get he ship box thats bound to account that way id be able to use the ship with any toon.
i have a few lockbox ships that i wish i had opened on a different toon.
There was talk in a Ask Cryptic last year that they were considering C-store tokens that would let you turn a single "Bound to Character" item into a "Bound to Account" item. Though, unless it let you rebox the ship, you still wouldn't be able to trade it to your other characters.
Keep calm, and continue firing photon torpedoes.