Personally, with the account bank implemented now, I hope the Lobi Crystals can be an item you put in there.
I mean who cares which char you spend the Lobi on? they are a special currency gotten from the Doff packs, or through lockboxes, which someone somewhere had to spend real money to open, even if you just bought a Key off the Exchange.
I think the Lobi should be account bound so that you can open said packs or boxes on any char. For example. say you got 200 Lobi on char A. and 100 Lobi on char B. if you could use the account bank, you could buy one of the pricier 300 Lobi items on the char you want it with.
I outlined before how it would work, on a tech level, to make some items account bound ONLY for Gold members. I still think that would be a compelling perk.
Second, I would like to see Lobi bundled with more C-Store purchases or possibly with all of them. It could even be a small amount (1 for every 100 C-Points?) with more during special promos or tied to items that aren't selling. But I think everything should, ideally, include at least some. (You could always have blowout specials where you offer 10x Lobi with purchase or even some items that get an absurd amount to kick up their sales.)
As far as items becoming account bound, I believe i read somewhere that for tech purposes this would not happen until Season 6 hits holodeck, but I don't remember where, so I could be totally wrong.
As for Lobi specifically being account bound, I don't remember them saying one way or another if they would make it account bound, but it makes sense to me.
I remember they said something about possibly making EDC and Borg Salvage account bound (this is Cryptic, So I am pretty sure they didn't commit to anything yet) as the whole purpose of making it bound on pickup was that that way you HAD to have done a STF to get it, which would still happen with account bound.
If I recall conversations with Lobi, it is a similar thing, This time however it is basically monetized currency (meaning you had to pay real money to get it). Again however, the account would still have to pay money whether it was for Character A or Character B, so I don't see why it won't eventually become account bound.
Unnecessary to do so. The boxes from the Lobi store can be traded before they are opened.
1) Buy your stuff on the character with the Lobi crystals.
2) Put the box in your Account Bank.
did you read my post?
If you got the lobi spread across a couple different chars and want to buy something, you cannot since its character bound. thus forcing you to spend more money to get the item you want because you didnt want to spend a half hour mailing around the 40 or so blue and purple doff's you spent an hour getting through the reassignment missions because you kept hitting the doff cap while opening the DOff packs.
I support account-bound Lobi. I would much rather pool it from multiple characters (all on my account, all of whom only got those Lobi because I paid already) to save up enough for one reward on one character.
I don't see why they wouldn't eventually do this, either. Even with account-bound Lobi, it takes the same amount to get any one thing, and if you want it for multiple toons, you need to get that many more Lobi. Why should they care which toon uses the Lobi as long as they already have your money?