Hi. I am a Rear Admiral, Rank 5. I'd like to buy the Long Range Science Vessel Retrofit from the C-Store. I have enough cryptic points, but the C-Store says that "your character is restricted from receiving this item."
Is this a mistake in the Cryptic Store?
Do I have to get 500 emblems AND purchase it with cryptic points?
Actually what you are seeing is correct. The refit ships are reserved for Vice Admiral characters. Once you get to that rank you can choose one ship through the vendor at Earth Space dock. The rest that you don't choose cost either 500 emblems or 1200 points in the C-Store. Also if you purchase the ship from the C-Store it unlocks it for all Vice Admiral characters on your account.
What's really neat is that if you buy it for one vice admiral then you get another character to vice admiral later it doesn't count. Even better is that you are restricted on the new vice admiral character from obtaining it through emblems or the C Store.