This real-world currency was previously called Cryptic Points (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 = 80 .
Since Season 5, players could also use the Dilithium Exchange to trade Cryptic Points for refined dilithium or vice versa, at a player-determined rate (kept within a range of 50-500 dilithium per Cryptic Point). Since Season 6, this dilithium exchange range is now 25-500 dilithium per zen.
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.
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This shuttle is equipped with a 360-degree Retrofit Phaser Bank and Photon Torpedo Launcher.
A non-combat pet [Class F Shuttle] is included with acquisition.
Federation shuttles come with Standard Issue-S equipment and weapons that scale with the player. Additionally, shuttles have specialized beam arrays that have a 360-degree targeting arc. These cannot be equipped on any other type of vessel.
The strength of the shuttle's hull also scales with the player, though this is based on rank rather than level.