I've had this account for a year but I haven't been able to afford to buy a lifetime sub yet. Thanks to the fortuitous timing, I'm actually getting two: One for myself and one for my wife who has, until now, been playing one of my character slots. Just because someone hasn't had a lifetime sub since the beginning doesn't mean they haven't been *here* since the beginning.
They will do nothing of the sort. The current exchange rate on the Canadian dollar is within something like 3/100th of a cent of $1 US. A company does not decide what the exhange rate is. They adhere to the Federal exchange rate or the customer can contact the state attorney generals office and have them file charges, as well as get the difference returned to him.
point being, don't do anything stupid cryptic. the last thing this game needs is lawsuits.
You're looking at midmarket rates, not what your bank (or Cryptic's in this case) charges them for the currency. Banks are not legally required to sell currency at the midmarket rate. Assuming Cryptic uses Bank of America (they may not), they would pay $243.09 + a 3-6% conversion fee.
Cryptic can charge whatever it bloody well likes for its products. There is no legal requirement that they charge the same price for the same product in all countries. If they want to make the Canadian subscription $308, they have every right to do that. No Attorney General will stop them from doing business because they choose to charge more for their product in another country.
I'm not saying that this is going to happen but...
...another online game offered a discount on their lifetime sub right before announcing they were going free to play. They now give 500 points a month to those who purchased the lifetime sub before f2p went live.
I too just purchased the lifetime. While I did not expect STO to be planned as an on-going work in progress (I had hoped it would be much more 'finished'), I have very much enjoyed my time here and look forward to every improvement. Because that's what STO clearly is and is intended to be, right? A constantly evolving and improving game? Or am I just nutters?
Quick question, does my name and title (career officer) show up as it is supposed to?