I'm stationed in South Korea by the US military. In order for me to access the STO and PWE websites, I have to make use of a VPN program. The VPN works fine except when it comes to buying Zen. The PWE site demands that my address be from the US, so I have to connect my VPN. But when I try to checkout, the company they process payments through will not allow the use of the VPN. Rock and a hard place. What can I possibly do?
you could try downloading steam and installing STO through steam then you should be able to use the steam wallet to purchase ZEN. From what i can tell steams services should be available in south korea.
you can even make a desktop shortcut to STO to start the game normally and only ever use steam for the zen purchases. A far simpler method than trying to navigate through the PWE website
You can have them buy a PWE card and put Zen on your account, then simply pay them back. Set up a direct deposit to a bank back home to a trusted family member. Deposits can be as little as $20usd to a Walmart pre-paid card....
The issue has just been resolved. Before, I was trying to pay for the Zen with my debit card. Just now though, I tried using my PayPal account and it worked. I wish I had known that before, but I guess it's FYI for anyone else who might have this problem.