While I think they could have handled it differently, I just can't get behind any suggestion to keep that uniform exclusive to people who bought a separate game. There's 5 million different ways they could have made it available in this game. But since the uniform is specific to this game and has nothing to do with Champions or super heroes, they did need to somehow, someway, someday, make it available to people who only play star trek.
There's no point to the uniform if the only people who had access to it were champions players, who also happen to play this game. That's like getting special free McDonald's Happy Meal Prizes ... from Wendy's.
I agree that there should have been another way to get the uniform (and I apologize for the mis-communication on that part), but I kept saying that the C-Store wasn't the answer. I pushed for a Veteran reward but got shot down. People just wanted to get it NOW and for CHEAP. Even if the only answer WAS the C-Store, they should've put it up for a lot more than they did. Or give the CO lifers a form of compensation like they did with the people who bought multiple boxes to get the Galaxy-X. They took a bigger leap of faith on this game than anyone else has because they invested in TWO Cryptic games, not just one.