nope, buying from the c-store with dillithium c-points won`t get you into the forums, you have use real money which is why I said you have to pay to use the forums. if real cash doesn`t exchange hands between you and perfectworld international or you and cryptic then you don`t get to use the forums. free to play/pay to post
I agree it`s very unfortunate that cryptic and PW feel the need to alienate F2P people and exclude them from the STO community.
Wasnt just that, I did look into the buying points thing ans it seems overly complicated. You buy 1 type to convert it to another type whilst trying to figure out how much your actually going to end up with.