omfg can someone just tell me if I RAF myself once, then in a year I will have gotten everything right?Edit: Thanks Rossyys!
If you actually plan to play the second account and don't mind waiting a year, that's the way to go for sure.
You really need to list and link to all the possible rewards. I have no idea what the rewards are and why I should even take the time to read this, much less do it. I skimmed it, saw it was a lot of work money for unknown rewards, and lost interest. Figured I would post this as an fyi for future such articles.
It doesn't block your entire creditcard, just the charges to Actiblizzard. "Screwing up their records" is likely seen as a benefit, as it inflates their MAU and total account metrics.The recruit does get a 50% XP bonus and you can teleport to each other. With party sync, you can play together too, even on your higher-level characters. But yeah, it would be cool if the recruited account got cosmetics also.
As long as it has rewards, it'll be abused. It's been like that since its very inception, so don't be so naive.
I just did this with the Black Friday Deal, I think it needs to be clarified that you still need TWO(2) WoW Accounts on your main account (Which will not be eligible for the deal) to be able to get 8 additional referral links on your main accountExampleMain - WoW 1 Recruits:
Couple things for those planning to do it this weekend.1) Your card will most likely be auth'd for the full sub cost, Blizz have confirmed this is correct when the auth changes to a charge it will switch to the discounted amount.2) You need to login to the account that did the actual recruiting to get the rewards, I was wondering why i was not getting rewards for months 9-12 i logged into my third account and the rewards appeared straight away.
The best way to encourage me to invite my friends to play with me is to provide me a good game. That's it. I personally don't need any benefits. I have to admit that free play time, or lvl bonus, or ports to eachother are nice, but not necessary for me. The staggered bonuses appears to me like a "tool" of somebody who doesn't understand the community. I guess many of us would pay (or grind ingame) for the pet/mount/bag/etc. stuff. No one says "Oh, NOW I'm gonna tell Johnny he should start his wow-carreer!"... Nope, we all try to get the stuff as easy as possible... and bringing friends to azeroth AND keep them playing nowadays is quiet impossible (except it's a life time partner ^^). Question is "What keeps people playing wow?" We oldtimers are bound to our characters... look at the classic boom! People are nostalgic and stick to the well known world (of warcraft). New people are lost. They don't get the story, they don't get us when we swoon over the first time we entered grizzly hills etc., they play games with endless instant loot that is worthless because it lasts 1 round and is lost after that, they dont want to wait for a raid to build 'cause they play games with instant queues... And... is it necessary to get new players? Is it necessary to reinvent the wheel from expansion to expansion? Or could it be "enough" to concentrate on the existing playerbase and their/our needs.
This is complete insanity. Just sell the stuff on the store. If they had brought RAF back before Classic, people could have recruited actual people instead of jumping through these ridiculous hoops (which I expect very few actually will do) to "recruit" themselves. But since they timed it this way on purpose, they could at least make a few extra bucks by selling the stuff directly.
It seems starter accounts are not eligible for the 1st month discount anymore :(
Just want to confirm that the guide is still possible.