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# 1 Lifetime free ship upgrade
11-03-2014, 02:58 PM
Really, the lifetime free ship upgrade is bound to character???!!! I opened it with my main character that already have an upgraded ship. Can you please change it to bound to account, which will be more logical!
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2013
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# 2
11-03-2014, 03:02 PM
The box that the upgrade token was in was account bound.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
11-04-2014, 12:20 AM
As a work-around:
What ship do you want to upgrade for another character? If it's on the same faction, you can just upgrade it on the character you accidentally opened the box for, slot the ship the other character is supposed to use, and upgrade it here. The ugprades for ships are also account-wide (or rather, the upgrades for the same ship on another character are now free.), and IIRC, they also apply both to the regular and the Fleet version of the same ship.

That works well with C-Store ships, since you can claim them on every character of that faction. Lockbox ships are free upgrades anyway, so only regular ships gained from levelling would be a remaining issue.
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Join Date: Oct 2012
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# 4
11-04-2014, 12:34 AM
for the life of me I cant see why cryptic chose to make these tokens character bound but they did and I cant see them changing that.
the best you can do is chalk it up to experience to check out the release notes for items before opening boxes.
now you are left with 3 choices, discard the token, bank the token for future possible use, buy a T5 ship on the character that has the token and upgrade it.
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 187
# 5
11-04-2014, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by stephane2258 View Post
Really, the lifetime free ship upgrade is bound to character???!!! I opened it with my main character that already have an upgraded ship. Can you please change it to bound to account, which will be more logical!
^

What happens when you can't read.
They put the text in big yellow letters on the descriptions.
"This box contains a CHARACTER-BOUND starship upgrade requsition".
Career Officer
Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 6
11-04-2014, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by bobbydazlers View Post
for the life of me I cant see why cryptic chose to make these tokens character bound but they did and I cant see them changing that.
Someone posted a link to a dev that explained why this was done in the last thread where the previous person didn't bother to read the big warnings before binding it to his character and then got mad.

And the big warning isn't just in the patch notes. You get the warning before you complete opening the box and binding the token to a specific character. The OP had to deliberately choose to ignore that final warning.


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now you are left with 3 choices, discard the token, bank the token for future possible use, buy a T5 ship on the character that has the token and upgrade it.
The only problem with this is if he wanted to use the token on a ship of a different faction. Course that doesn't
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 102
# 7
11-04-2014, 04:25 AM
I know this is a little off topic. and way out there. but dose anyone know how to report spamers. don't know what made me think of it.
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Lt. Commander
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# 8
11-04-2014, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by annah View Post
^

What happens when you can't read.
They put the text in big yellow letters on the descriptions.
"This box contains a CHARACTER-BOUND starship upgrade requsition".
Ya maybe, but I took the box from the mail with a character, the box was among a lot of reputation box. So I opened it with the other boxes!
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# 9
11-04-2014, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by stephane2258 View Post
Ya maybe, but I took the box from the mail with a character, the box was among a lot of reputation box. So I opened it with the other boxes!
Still not Cryptic's fault you chose to ignore multiple warnings.
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Commander
Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 10
11-04-2014, 04:14 PM
I have not played STO in quite a while however I was thinking of the lifetime sub seeing it is on sale. So I was scanning the forums looking for info on the lifetime sub and I came across this thread. I have something like 15 level 50 characters does this mean I would need to buy the lifetime sub for all 15 of them? That would be a tad to expensive and would be reason enough for me to reconsider even coming back to play STO.
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