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In Star Trek Online, Zen Zen small icon.png is the method of currency used to purchase items from the Cryptic Store. They can be bought from the Perfect World website using real world money. An alternative method of gaining Zen is the Dilithium Exchange, at which refined dilithium Refined dilithium icon.png can be traded for Zen with other players at a player-determined rate (kept within a range of 25-500 dilithium per Zen). One can also gain Zen through Arc platform by doing Arc Quests, where Arc points can be exchanged for Zen.

This real-world currency was previously called Cryptic Points Cryptic Point icon.png (February 2010 - February 2011, August 2011 - July 2012) and Atari Tokens (February - August 2011), before being renamed Zen. The conversion rate was $1.00 USD = 100 Zen small icon.png = 80 Cryptic Point icon.png.

They have a variety of functions, including purchasing races, ship classes, and costumes. It is not uncommon for 'free to play' games to sell equipment that gives buyers an edge over other players for real world cash in order to fund the game, and most 'pay to play' games have a system where players can buy aesthetic items, name changes, server transfers, and other equipment and services which don't directly affect game play. In some cases, zen are the only way to access many ship classes, such as the NX Class Light Escort or the Oberth Class Light Science Vessel.


Currency
Primary
Currency
Energy Credits can be obtained from various events,assignments,missions,selling items and it is the only Tradable Currency in game Energy Credits
Federation Players can obtain Reputation Marks from various events,missions,assignments.Reputation Marks are required for personal projects Klingon Players can obtain Reputation Marks from various events,missions,assignments.Reputation Marks are required for personal projects Reputation Marks Delta Marks Delta MarksDyson Marks Dyson Marks
Nukara Marks Nukara MarksOmega Marks Omega Marks
Romulan Marks Romulan MarksUndine Marks Undine Marks
Iconian Marks Iconian MarksTerran Marks Terran Marks
Temporal Marks Temporal Marks
Federation Players can obtain Fleet Assets from missions,dailies,assignments from or for Fleet Projects Klingon Players can obtain Fleet Assets from missions,dailies,assignments from or for Fleet Projects Fleet Assets Fleet CreditsFleet Credit icon (Klingon).png Fleet Credits
Fleet MarksFleet Mark icon (Klingon).png Fleet Marks
Federation and Klingon players can obtain Refined Dilithium only from refining the ore or selling zen on the dilithium exchange system.Not tradable Dilithium
Federation and Klingon players can obtain Gold-Pressed Latinum only from playing Dabo at Drozana Station or Deep Space Nine, various assignments or turning in Holiday Collectibles during Winter Event at the GPL Conversion Unit.Gold-Pressed Latinum can be used for various assignments, purchasing special items such as Trophies, Holo Emitters or playing Dabo.Not tradable Gold-Pressed Latinum
Secondary
Currency
Federation and Klingon players can obtain Lobi Crystals only from opening lock boxes or various promotional pack offers at the Zen Store.Not tradable. Lobi Crystals
Federation and Klingon players can obtain Zen, the only currency usable in cash shop from purchasing zen with real money or exchanging refined dilithium on the dilithium exchange system.Not tradable Zen
Currencies removed
from game
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