TL;DR: Thank-you for this unexpected gift! I will definitely be paying much more attention to this game now that I see how both serious and confidant you are, trying to make amends- which I don't feel were necessary- to people like me who bought into the dream!
From what I understand, they'll be converted to virtual currency to buy stuff from their future cash shop, to put it bluntly. I don't think the credit can be used to 'purchase' Ember nor is it a founders pack in any way.
However, it would be nice if those credits can be used to shave off some dollars from any potential founders pack later on. Though I doubt this option will be given, for obvious reasons
Hmm, won't be able to take advantage of this. The 9 of course banned me from the FF Forums for talking about Ember so I can't post my Ember link there. Nevertheless, thanks for making this available to us, I know a lot of people who will appreciate it.
To those unable to understand the "help movie" provided by a link.
You are supposed to copy and paste your "user ID" not your username.
In the firefall forum site hoover your mouse over your name to the right then rightklick your name in the pop-up window and klick on "copy link adress"
step 1: http://prntscr.com/e125m2
OV3RKILL, when you link accounts you are entered into a database that maps your Firefall account and status with your Em-8ER account. This way we have you verified as a vet or founder and when the time comes to launch the game, we can associate your account with your credit.
Right now there is no visible indicator on the forums, but that might change in the future. You can always go back to the founder credit page and re-enter your FF username to confirm you are already verified.