You have always had the ability to buy Cryptic points. You can either buy them though the game and charge it to either your CC or to your PayPal, or do the same thing through this site for ZEN points, or get a Perfect World prepaid card. You can get the cards from places like Target, Wal-Mart, Game Stop, and a few others. And yes, I said Wal-Mart. The prepaid cards come either $10 or $20 USD. Also, if you used the Steam Network to download the game like I did, you can charge Cryptic Points to your Steam Wallet and go that way. And the Steam Wallet does the same payment types also. CC, PayPal, or preloaded cards that you can buy.
I bought $5 ZEN yesterday just to see how it works. The thing I don't like is that I have to pick which Cryptic Game to transfer the ZEN to. So I guess there's no such thing as a general pool of C-Points anymore?
Going to transfer to STO sometime today, probably. I'll shout out if I run into any glitches.