Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6
# 1 Really Pathetic
06-22-2012, 06:21 AM
before i could very simply buy points and the whole process was painless, now you force us to buy zen after the website change i buy $50 and i get a message saying my money is being refunded.

Really how stupid.
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,126
# 2
06-22-2012, 06:29 AM
Download Steam, add STO which is free via Steam. You can skip the download for STO on Steam by only letting it download for a few seconds to create folders then copy your existing STO file to your Steam directory where the new STO files are created. After that run an integrity check to verify the files are right and let it fix any errors that may have popped up.

I know it's an awkward work around but you will be able to launch STO via Steam and use the Steam wallet to buy C-Points instead of having to use Zen. If you hate Steam there's no need to run STO via Steam unless you want to use the wallet but that means needing two seperate installs of STO, one Steam, one normal.
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Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6
# 3
06-22-2012, 07:05 AM
Thanks, Not impressed with perfect world at all, last week it was great buy on the star Trek online website those set amounts instantly, no issues. Suddenly they force you to use Zen i dont even get an email explaining why they refunded.

Bad service, rather no service. i mean what the hell even Paypal seems to be no good these days.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,512
# 4
06-22-2012, 07:08 AM
To be honest, having joined the game early February of this year, straight on to a PW account, I've never purchased C-points via any method other than converting Zen.

And, to be honest, I've never had a problem with it and find it easy to use.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 38
# 5
06-22-2012, 08:05 AM
i would even recommend steam to all users.
You can buy c store points with your steam wallet.
If i buy them on this site i get taxed so i pay more then i get.
On steam however there is no tax and you can recharge it ingame.

You can also buy other games
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 415
# 6
06-22-2012, 08:10 AM
pwe used to absorb the cost of vat for european customers, apparently at some point the law changed and they were pulled up for it and so we now pay vat. if steam are offering this with no vat, good for them for absorbing that fee for users. of course they may presuming all their customers are US based. other than this vat or purchase tax, there are no fees charged by pwe for buying zen straight from pwe. not supporting them in anyway just putting out facts i have seen.

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Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 374
# 7
06-22-2012, 08:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by moody83 View Post
i would even recommend steam to all users.
You can buy c store points with your steam wallet.
If i buy them on this site i get taxed so i pay more then i get.
On steam however there is no tax and you can recharge it ingame.

You can also buy other games
you don't buy anything from steam, you lease.

pwe's site is easy, no need to install or run anything else. i'm NA based so there's no tax or anything else, i get exactly what i pay for.

and stupid or not, it's not cryptics call anymore...things have changed, resistance while not futile only leaves you with few options. don't buy, don't play, or install xtra cr*p like steam.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,126
# 8
06-22-2012, 08:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadspacex64 View Post
don't buy, don't play, or install xtra cr*p like steam.
I only use steam for the wallet, when I play STO, steam is offline and not used at all, it's a means to an end.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 62
# 9
06-22-2012, 11:31 AM
I haven't tried the Steam method (though it sounds solid). I made a paypal at the suggestion of another forum user. Works seamlessly.
Republic Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 913
# 10
06-23-2012, 04:49 AM
Steam as a way to directly buy points is going away soon, so I wouldn't advise spending too much time or effort with it.
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