InBlack wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 03:29:
So is there any way to get ships without renting them with REC, or buying them for real money? As in can you get any of the ships without paying real money for them or 'renting' them for a limited amount of time? Can you earn them ingame, forever?
Not yet, dude. Anything purchased with real $$$ is bound to your account, of course, but anything you purchase with in-game money and it becoming your permanent possession is probably a long ways off. The game would first have to transition from pre-alpha to alpha and then to beta and then they'd have to announce the final wipe where the character data will become permanent and persistent. It is anyone's guess when that will be (2016? 2017? ... certainly not this year).
Also, REC is a temporary currency which will at some point be replaced with the official UEC currency once the PU is in a more advanced state (note that the PU is not even out yet). So pretty much as long as you hear "REC" mentioned you can be sure that it won't buy you anything for good (unless CIG decide to change it at some late point during the alpha or offer a 1:x conversion to UEC).