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# 31
06-27-2012, 08:16 AM
Originally Posted by tharkan View Post
Actually, it goes more something like this:

Step 1: Visit the c-store website and find something that you like.

Step 2: Click to buy c-points.

Step 3: You are taken to a site where you can buy Zen.

Step 4: Use math to figure out how much zen to buy, then transfer a set amount that is too low to buy what you want, then transfer a smaller amount so that you have enough Cryptic points without going over and having extra cryptic points just sitting there doing nothing.

Step 5: Try then to buy Zen or earn it with surveys and watching videos, taking anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes.

Step 5a: Repeat until you have enough zen, avoiding surveys and offers that give you a chance to win a $1000 gift card (trust me, avoid these).

Step 5b: Log into your games and trade dilithium (or questionite if you are playing CO) for extra cryptic points

Step 6: Buy what you want, and if you traded dilithium/quesitonite for cryptic points and/or earned zen through surveys, offers, and/or videos, revel in the fact that you bought something from the cash shop without spending any cash.
C-Points are/will soon be, no more...
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# 32
06-27-2012, 08:29 AM
I was looking forward to buying the new Sovy +1, but Ive pulled my CC info and gold sub till they get this conversion crap simplified. I want to see a Z store button in game and have it be as easy as it was before.
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# 33
06-29-2012, 02:36 AM
I couldnt figure it out in a couple minutes, so I gave up, its not worth the hassle for a little bit of game fluff.

Here is what I expect as a busy person with a fistfull of dollars:

1: Log in
2: Here are the points, this is what they cost, click here to buy them.
3: Enter your CC number, or some other janky payment method
4: Thank you, come again. STO points are available for you to spend now.

Now I have to convert from cad to us to zen to cp, and its just this convoluted process that just seems suspiciously dishonest, which is consistant with any company aligning themselves with the 'win a free ipod' survey garbage.

Would have liked to spend some money on this fun little game, but I guess I will spend it somewhere else.
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# 34
06-29-2012, 02:40 AM
Its all going to change to Zen very soon, so relax. (its Zen on tribble already)
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# 35
06-29-2012, 03:46 AM
I have never had any issues at all with purchasing and converting Zen. My bank did hold up one Paypal transaction for a few hours because they don't like overseas transactions but after I called and barked on them that stopped.

The instructions are there...I read them and worked just fine.
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