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Lt. Commander
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# 11
08-26-2011, 06:32 AM
It is horribly confusing. It isn't spelled out properly in any of the information.

But, cheer up. All of this will be fixed very soon. Because this change (and it is a recent change) is simply foreshadowing for when STO goes free to play and folks start getting an STO stipend.
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# 12
08-26-2011, 06:50 AM
You will also find your Cryptic Points shared with your Test Drive Unlimited 2 Atari account.
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# 13
08-26-2011, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by superchum View Post
It is horribly confusing. It isn't spelled out properly in any of the information.

But, cheer up. All of this will be fixed very soon. Because this change (and it is a recent change) is simply foreshadowing for when STO goes free to play and folks start getting an STO stipend.
It's not confusing at all if you understand how it works. But you are right, Cryptic should be post some purchase/usage/stipend examples to make it clear how the C-Points work.
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# 14
08-26-2011, 10:19 AM
C-Point Basics
  • [1] Purchased C-Points can be used in any Cryptic game
    [2] Purchased C-Points and transactions involving purchased C-Points are shown as part of your C-Point balance in every Cryptic game
    [3] Stipend C-Points can only be used in the game that provided the stipend
    [4] Stipend C-Points and transactions involving stipend C-Points are only shown as part of your C-Point balance in the game the provided the stipend
    [5] When you spend C-Points, stipend points, if you have any, will be spent before purchased points

Example

Lets say you just subscribed to both STO and CO today. At this point, you have 0 C-Points available for use in STO as there is no stipend for STO. However, as a CO subscriber you have 400 stipend C-Points available for use in CO. Therefore, from STO your balance will say 0 and from CO your balance will say 400 (of which 400 is stipend).

Now lets say you purchase 500 C-Points. Per #2, your STO balance will say 500 and your CO balance will say 900 (of which 400 is stipend).

Now lets say you spend 100 C-Points in STO. Per #2, with this purchase your STO balance will say 400 and your CO balance will say 800 (of which 400 is stipend).

Now lets say you spend 100 C-Points in CO. Per #5 and then per #4, with this purchase your STO balance will say 400 and your CO balance will say 700 (of which 300 is stipend).
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# 15
08-26-2011, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Galtrovan View Post
It's not confusing at all if you understand how it works. But you are right, Cryptic should be post some purchase/usage/stipend examples to make it clear how the C-Points work.
Yeah, once I figured it out and once I found a wishstone post kind of buried in a different forum explaining it, it made sense.

Hopefully they'll finish this transition, do whatever it is they're going to do to the economy (hypothetically speaking I hear a stipend might be involved), and then explain it in detail better.



That is one of the things they're working on (Economy changes by September 22 or so).
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