However that still doesn't work since the C-Store is empty. There have been numerous in-game messages regarding the Borg issue and that they are working on it.
On a separate note, I've the pre-order and lifetime, and only have 2 character slots. I've got to say, you guys really dropped the ball on this one. We understand, opening a MMO is hard, but you had plenty of warning and time to get it right, something as simple as annoying your lifetime subscribers can wind up hurting you, especially since almost every credit card allows chargebacks now.
I too am a lifetime subscriber upset at no borg. I paid the 240 exclusively for that item, since I have a 50/50 at best chance of playing for 12 months, never mind 16 in order to make it worth it. I have two friends on the fence about joining currently and this isnt exactly helping my please play argument. I am not going to make a character until my liberated borg is ready, which means I am not using my headstart time, which I already wasnt getting access to my preorder items during. So far I have paid almost $300 dollars and have thus far been met with broken promises.
Although launches are often bumpy, this isnt even the official launch. This is the dedicated community willing to take a 300 dollar gamble. If you tick us off right at the start you can only expect a huge backlash. I really hope you make it up to annoyed lifers with some cryptic points or something , since free playtime wouldnt do us any good either.