Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
Hi,

I have a somewhat crazy question.

In December I purchased the Digital Deluxe version of the game. I got my pre-order code and activated it on this account. I now want the Collector's Edition. Can I give the pre-order code for the CE to my brother and switch our retails.

I'll be getting the DD edition either way so I was thinking of giving him the pre-order code from the CE but using the retail code from the CE on my account and giving him the DD retail code to use on his account. Will that work?

Thanks!
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
01-30-2010, 02:58 PM
Now, as someone with zero official say as to whether this is ok or not, I'd say that it should work. The pre-order code isn't, AFAIK, tied into the retail code, as in it doesn't specify a vendor, so you should be able to just let him use the retail code from the DDE and you should be able to use the retail code from the CE. So I'd say it should be fine, but once again, I'm just another player, so you could try getting in touch with a GM or accounting if you really want to make sure.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
01-30-2010, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by archangel118 View Post
Now, as someone with zero official say as to whether this is ok or not, I'd say that it should work. The pre-order code isn't, AFAIK, tied into the retail code, as in it doesn't specify a vendor, so you should be able to just let him use the retail code from the DDE and you should be able to use the retail code from the CE. So I'd say it should be fine, but once again, I'm just another player, so you could try getting in touch with a GM or accounting if you really want to make sure.
That's what I was thinking, I was really only looking for someone to check my logic .

I have another question now... Are the CE codes on Atari.com emailed or do you have to wait for the box? Anyone?

Edit: Oh and Thanks
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
01-30-2010, 03:10 PM
The Pre-Order code determines which Exclusive Item you get.

the Retail Key determines which package you get.


Pre-Order key Exclusive Items (only available with sales until Feb. 1, 2010) :

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Pre-Order Bonuses are different by Location. This also gives you a Pre-Order key that grants access to Open Beta (Ends Jan. 26, 2010 at 6PM PST) and a 4 day Head Start on the Live Servers (beginning Jan. 29, 2010 at 10 AM PST).

*** Note*** Pre-Order bonuses DO NOT STACK on the same account if ordered from the same retailer. You buy 2 Atari packages, you only can get 1 Pre-Order bonus per account. However if you buy from Gamestop and Atari, the Pre-Order Bonus does stack on same account because they are from different retialers. This has been confirmed by Cryptic Devs.

GameStop offers the The Original Series Constitution Class Starship. This unique, upgradable starship comes equipped with blue phasers and an extra engineering station mod slot. This is a Starter ship.

Atari offers 500 Cryptic Points. Used to buy tiems in the Cryptic STO store.

Amazon offers Liberated Borg Bridge Officer. Borg Bridge Officer features a unique costume and three unique skills: Nano Probes, Efficiency and Borg Neural Blast.

Steam offers Chromodynamic Armor. This ground item goes into a character’s body armor slot. Based on technology brought back from the Delta Quadrant by U.S.S. Voyager, this personal body armor improves the damage and critical hits of a player’s ground energy weapons. Features include: 6.1% Physical Resistance, 6.1% Kinetic Resistance, 2.6% Energy Resistance, +15% Critical Damage, +5% Critical Chance, +3% Energy Damage

Wal-Mart offers 500 extra skill points. Available to characters at beginning of game play. This gives a small jump on Character Advancement at the beginning of the game with a new character.

Direct 2 Drive offers Multi-Spatial Personal Shield. This advanced personal shield system is based on Borg technology, which constantly regenerates itself and the health of its wearer. This ground item slots into a character’s shield slot. This advanced personal shield system is based on Borg technology and constantly regenerates itself and even a character’s health.

Best Buy offers Targ/Tribble Pet. A Targ is a cosmetic pet for Klingon characters only that a player can summon and dismiss at will. The Tribble when summoned increases a Federation character’s healing rate, though it cannot be summoned during combat. A character will take out his Tribble and pet it.

Target offers The TR-116 Ground Rifle. The TR-116 is rare projectile weapon is used in dampening fields and other challenging environments, it is also modified with a micro-transporter which beams the fired projectiles to targets at close range so that a user can fire without a direct line of site.


the Retail packages offer :

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Regular Edition

No Extras


Collectors Edition offers :

Deluxe Packaging: Futuristic 3dX holography set in a high quality brushed aluminum finish. Heavy duty construction with magnetic closures and nested compartments for all components.

Deluxe Manual: High end, hardbound, art book, manual, and disc case in a single, elegant package. “HD Printing” on over 40 glossy pages of exclusive art from the Star Trek Online Universe.

Communicator Badge: High quality cast metal design based on the in-game badge model. Fully 3d Sculpted with recessed burst and curved contours.

Guest Passes: Credit card style buddy passes to invite three of your friends for a ten day trial of Star Trek Online.

Red Matter Capacitor: A unique item that charges up and delivers extra energy to all of your ship’s equipment for a short time. A device that, when used, gives you a small bump in energy, has a long recharge.

Next Generation Uniform: Uniform Options from "The Next Generation" Series. The timeless look worn by Picard, Data and Riker.

Deep Space Nine Uniform: Uniform Options from the “Deep Space Nine” Series. Grey shoulders, on a black uniform, just like Sisko, Worf and Dax.



Digital Deluxe Edition, which is Download only, offers :

Original Star Trek Uniform Set: Three uniforms from the original series (blue, red, yellow).

Exclusive “KHAAAN!” Emote: An unforgettable moment from the second Star Trek Film. This exclusive emote allows players to relive Kirk’s unforgettable moment of fury, with the timeless cry… “KHAAAN!”

Exclusive Klingon Blood Wine Toast Emote: Raise a glass like a Klingon! Greet other players with an exclusive Klingon gesture –the blood wine toast.

Unique Registry Prefix: Give your ship the coveted NX prefix, seen only on a handful of elite Starfleet vessels like the Defiant, 22nd century Enterprise, and Prometheus.4

Automated Defense Battery: This Unique Ship Item Tactical Module grants any ship a passive 360 arc attack power with a short range.

Joined Trill Race: The ability to play as a “Joined Trill” – a symbiote that grants you several lifetimes of experience.



However some have speculated that the Bonus Item may get a separate key that ships with the retail key, in which case you would have Pre-Order Key, Exclusive Key and Retail Key.

I for one don't believe that. I have pre-Ordered several games in the past where you only got the Pre-Order key and the Retail key and both were needed to unlock the Exclusive Retailer's Item.

so if it goes by what I have previously experienced :

If you trade Pre-Order keys, you trade the Exclusive Item you recieve.

If you trade Retail Package keys, you exchange the package content for in game items (not physical items).

However it will take a Retail Key and a Pre-Order key to unlock the retailer's exclusive item.

But that is with other companies and Pre-Order offers. I can't say for certain about how Cryptic is running it.. there is nothing Official about the number of keys.
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