The free Enterprise showed up in my inventory, so I bought an Escort vessel and it's not in my inventory, is it because im a LT still and can't use it, where did it go? Can u use any ship you buy from the c-store? Thanks yall!
Ships in the C-Store are actually skins, or variants, of existing ships. If you bought the Nomad skin for example you would need to be RA 1, and had to buy a Star Cruiser. Then via the Ship Costume vendor you can pick the individual parts from the menu on the right. No C-store ship skin has had a preset button on the left of the customize window save for the TOS Connie (though that ship is a pre-buy reward founf under the Special tab).
As for buying a ship before you are the proper rank..... no. If you go to the ship vendor above the Shipyard area you will see that any ship higher rank then you will have a red warning text, and no price. This keeps players from pre buying ships. All your first ships for a rank end up being free due to the token given upon visiting SB1.