The announcement of the ship clearly stated that the ship could not be traded.
It clearly states that the package is bound to character.
Yes, they should be more careful with their copypasta, but if you missed 2 blaring, screaming signals that the ship would not be tradeable and instead chose to focus on some tiny bit of print tucked deep in a tooltip in a game whose tooltips are notoriously wrong... Well... Sorry I guess but that's life.
Note these lines clearly stated in the announcement for the ship.
"NOTE: The above stats are subject to change. The box that the ship comes in, which cannot be opened until the minimum rank listed above, is bound upon pickup."
Which was then repeated by every interview, podcast, and piece of information on the ship.
Plus it is even labelled in game.
They gave you a free ship for nothing more than a stupid 2 minute race for 25 days.
* Back of Hand to Forehead *
Oh the grind ! Oh the humanity !
Oh how they tricked us !
Or maybe , some of us actually read the information that was easily available about both the ship and the Winter Wonderland event, and knew from the start that this was intended to be bound. But essentially free.
Happy New Year.
Free ship, plus some easily obtainable new costume pieces.
Can we be done with the many variations on this post we have seen since people started getting their Chel Gretts ?
I don't hardly ever complain or even mention the bugs in STO. I don't really believe there are all that many real problems with errors and bugs. A mispelled word here and there, stuck inside the fleet base transporter walls every once in a while. No big deal. For the most part I've been pretty happy. If not I wouldn't be a paid 1000+ day member.
I can always put another storage boat to use so it wasn't a 100% loss.
Hopefully next time the Devs will be more careful with their descriptions.
It would have been nice if the ship was bind to account so you could hand it to an alt. however judging by the Q&A they may be coding up a use for old ships in your hanger that has your bridge officers piloting them so if your out in your science vestle you can stick an extra tack officer in the breen ship to dps with you.
in the mean time It is a pritty versital ship so could be useful for missions requiring more of a gunship loadout.
It's not free, it took 1000 pictures of Q and many days of work. A Console through Childrens toys is not free either and it's tradeable even though most of the consoles earned there are also useless.
There's a problem here. The discription says it's tradeable but it also says it's bound to charactor AFTER YOU BUY IT. It's a bug and needs fixed. If I'd known it wasn't tradeable (even though the discription says it is) I'd never spent any time in Q's winter wonderland after getting the snowman fight grind out of the way. Now I'll have to discard a useless ship that I worked hard for.
If the discription says it's tradeable then it should be tradeable. That's false advertising to lure us into spending hours of our time grinding away. I'm a paying 1000+ day veteran and I'm a bit peeved over this.
Many of the other ships we earn are also boxed and tradeable.