I was kinda iffy on the ATARI DDE edition, because it didn't come with the cool Borg BOFF or Connie bonuses, but now I'm pretty stoked about getting the ATARI DDE edition, with the side bonus of the cryptic points. Nice to have the bonuses of the DDE edition, as well the choice of creating a Klingon, Ferengi Captain, and more ...
P.S. My Cryptic points are now available. Just waiting on the DDE retail code.
as far as i know the 500 points is an extra bonus ?
this i did copy/paste from Atari de deluxe dl
500 Cryptic PointsUsed to purchase a variety of things from the Cryptic Store like costume and characters enhancements, emblems and extra character slots. | TOS Uniform SetThree Uniforms from the original series (blue, red, yellow) | Joined TrillPlay as a Joined Trill. Joined Trill come with a symbiote that grants you several lifetimes of experience. The "Joined" species trait grants you a bonus to five skills. | “KHAAAN!” EmoteAn 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!” | Klingon Blood Wine Toast EmoteRaise a glass like a Klingon! Greet and interact with other players with an exclusive Klingon gesture -the blood wine toast. | Unique Registry PrefixGive your ship the coveted NX prefix, seen only on a handful of elite Starfleet vessels like the Defiant, 22nd century Enterprise and Prometheus. | Unique Ship Item: Automated Defense BatteryThis Tactical Module grants any ship a passive 360-degree attack power with a short range. | Head Start AccessGain early access to Star Trek Online, the weekend before launch! | Open Beta Access