Just hit LC went to rename the new ship and it ate all my starfleet merits!
I cant even upgrade my crew members and stuff now, i was told i was to get a free rename not that it would use all my starfleet merit points, and its been 2 hours and no gm's have responded! What kind of bug is this!
I, too, had trouble renaming my ship last night, but I thought I knew why. Bought ship, forgot to rename it from default. Renamed ship, but didn't change the registry number (that should be my free rename). Didn't like the name and went back to rename it. It still said I had one free rename, but every time I tried to change the name, it never changed, and kept telling me I still had a free rename. *Then* I changed the registry number and *now* it says that it will cost to change the name. So it *seems* like you get a free name change from the random default when you purchase, *and* a free registry change, but you have to have changed them *both* for it to know you're done with the free names and now any changes cost. Otherwise it keeps telling you that you've got a free name change, but never lets you change it until you fiddle with the registry number. Only then does it say that the name change will cost you.