Recruit A Friend Returns - Blizzard Preview
Recruit a friend will be returning soon with a bunch of new features!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Ready to make memories with your friends and share fantastic adventures with them across Azeroth and beyond? The new Recruit A Friend program is the perfect way to show them the ropes.

What’s New?
The new-and-improved Recruit A Friend (RAF) program retains fan-favorite features, and it introduces a bounty of new rewards—because Azeroth is best experienced with friends at your side. Just like the previous program, you can teleport to each other with Friend-to-Friend Summoning (which works on a 30 minute cooldown) and receive 50% bonus experience when partied together.

More Recruits, More Rewards
The new Recruit A Friend program allows you to be linked with up to 10 friends, and earns game time and other unique rewards—like mounts, pets, and more—the longer they play. Players new to WoW and veteran players who have not purchased game time on their account in the past two years can be enlisted in this program. Each time one of your recruits adds game time to their account, you’ll earn progress toward a new reward. The more friends you invite, the faster you’ll earn the rewards, as one friend adding multiple months of game time earns the same rewards as multiple friends adding one month of game time each. See all the rewards you can get below!*

  • Rikki - 1 Month
  • Game Time – 2 Months
  • Explorer’s Dunetrekker – 3 Months
  • Title: Renowned Explorer – 4 Months
  • Game Time – 5 Months
  • Enchant: Stinging Sands – 6 Months
  • Renowned Explorer’s Tabard – 7 Months
  • Game Time – 8 Months
  • Explorer’s Jungle Hopper – 9 Months
  • Renowned Explorer’s Rucksack – 10 Months
  • Game Time – 11 Months
  • Renowned Explorer’s Attire – 12 Months


Rewards shown from left to right: Renowned Explorer’s full set as shown (Attire, Tabard, and Rucksack), Rikki, Renowned Explorer’s Jungle Hopper, and Explorer’s Dunetrekker. Not pictured – Enchant: Stinging Sands.

  • Rikki—This curious monkey is ready to see the world at your side.
  • Explorer’s Dunetrekker—Traverse deserts, jungles, tundra, and beyond on this two-seater mount.
  • Renowned Explorer Title—Distinguish yourself with a unique title.
  • Enchant: Stinging Sands—Enhance the appearance of your weapons with swirling sands.
  • Renowned Explorer’s Tabard—Don this rugged tabard to show off your adventurous streak.
  • Explorer’s Jungle Hopper—Soar through Azeroth’s skies on this mount for two.
  • Renowned Explorer’s Rucksack—Always be prepared for adventure with this bustling backpack.
  • Renowned Explorer’s Attire—Look the part of a grizzled outdoorsperson with this rugged appearance.

Game Time
Every 3 months after your 12-month reward, you’ll get a game time reward.

Recruiters must have active game time to earn and claim rewards.


Go it Together
Time flies when you’re having fun, and it goes even faster when you and your recruits play together. Conquer Azeroth alongside your friends and you’ll both receive a 50% bonus to experience for faster leveling when partied together. You can also summon each other once every 30 minutes. Furthermore, our new Party Sync feature makes it easier than ever to level with friends. When activated, everyone in the party becomes aligned to the same quest state and phase. You’ll also have access to a “replay quest” feature that allows players who’ve already completed certain quests to replay them with their friends for rewards that are appropriate to their current level, regardless of the quest’s original level. Quests can be replayed for rewards once per day.

If you’d prefer to play with your friend using a current character rather than starting a new one, you now can. By using Party Sync, you can choose to have your level adjusted so you can quest and experience outdoor content with your friends as they level up. And, If you want to queue for instanced content (such as Battlegrounds and dungeons) in their level range, you can choose to join them by having your level scaled down.

Please note that unlike Timewalking, when your level is scaled, you will temporarily lose access to abilities and powers (such as Azerite Traits and over-level spells, abilities, talents, and trinket effects) with requirements that exceed your reduced level.

Lead with Confidence
To help you help your friends, we’ve created a brand-new RAF panel in-game to help you know when to expect your next reward and given your access to Party Sync. The RAF panel also lists special activities available to players who participate in the program. Complete these in-game challenges with your recruits to earn even more rewards.

Start Your Journey
The new Recruit A Friend lets you generate a custom link in-game that you can send to your friends. This link will help you and your recruit connect in-game, and you’ll be able to see if they’ve purchased game time, which will lead to rewards for you! For each month your recruits have active game time, you’ll earn a new reward, such as unique pets, mounts, game time, and more. These rewards unlock each month and scale with the amount of time your recruits have subscribed for. And, of course, with Party Sync, you’ll be able to journey with your friends on any of your characters.


Adventure Awaits
Recruit A Friend returns to World of Warcraft in the next few months. When you’re ready to bring your friends to Azeroth, simply log in to WoW and generate an invite link through the Recruit A Friend interface, then send that link to your friends. Up to four friends can use it to link their accounts to yours. To recruit more friends, you’ll need to generate a new link, which you can do once every 30 days.

*In-game rewards are available to use in World of Warcraft, but not in World of Warcraft® Classic. Free game time earned through Recruit A Friend provides access to both World of Warcraft and WoW Classic.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Recruit A Friend Returns! started by Stoy View original post
Comments 218 Comments
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lionwoman View Post
    So, if I'm active can I recruit a friend who stop playing +2 years ago (and that also had been recuited by me previously)?
    yes exactly that. any account that is new, or has not been subbed for 2 years. even if they sub for only 1 month, they will add to this pool.
    where before they NEEDED to be new, and needed to sub for 2 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    "Renowned Explorer’s Attire – 12 Months"

    I know how to read, do you?!

    I bet you and everyone else are going to see a LOT of people wearing the set, as well as the backpack. money money $$ Activision. Gotta make it better for the shareholders.
    "Renowned Explorer’s Rucksack – 10 Months"
    no, you dont, because your post was
    "People have been asking for backpacks/rucksacks for a LONG time too, so nice of Activison to offer it for $180 ^-^"
    no it does not cost 180$

    again, maybe you need to chill out, as you seem to be popping a vein in your eyeball and unable to comprehend things.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Assumi View Post
    Can't just bring a friend and get your reward anymore like before, gotta keep them in for at least 4 investor reports this time around, oh but don't worry we'll obliterate the exp bonus too, need to keep those boosts selling.
    If you wanted all the rewards in the past you need to keep recruiting new people this is just a better system in every way as you can get old players back in and get rewards or get them all if one friend keeps
    Playing.
  1. Sluvs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    There it is, there it fucking is.

    I'm 100% positive that this "Renowned Explorer's Attire" will be xmoggable over any armor type.

    There's your Cash Shop fully implemented now, except in the case of F2P MMOs, this is 100x more expensive. (15$x12 = $180). Whereas on the F2P the set would likely be $15 to $20.
    It's not a cash shop. This program is made for new or old people to jump back in the game. Not for you to get a second account and do it.

    You are not even paying the monthly fee, your friend is. It's not blizzard fault that YOU want to abuse the system and game it.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    If you wanted all the rewards in the past you need to keep recruiting new people this is just a better system in every way as you can get old players back in and get rewards or get them all if one friend keeps
    Playing.
    yeah it was alot of money, it was like 20$ then 30$ for two months of sub time, then you needed to do that for every single pet and mount.
    now its just you need to have overall 12 months of subbed of people new OR OLD which is huge, as this is a combination of the recruit a friend and scrol of resotation.
  1. Nightstalker's Avatar
    If you're not willing to recruit a friend and find ways to enjoy the game for 12 months, why do you even want these items?
  1. TheRevenantHero's Avatar
    So not only did they nerf the experience incentive, they're also making it so you can't get anything worthwhile unless the person subs for at least 10 months. Good fucking job, Blizzard. You successfully made RAF absolute fucking dogshit.
  1. MrKnubbles's Avatar
    You can bring veterans back into the game but all the veterans returned for Classic. >_<
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    There it is, there it fucking is.

    I'm 100% positive that this "Renowned Explorer's Attire" will be xmoggable over any armor type.

    There's your Cash Shop fully implemented now, except in the case of F2P MMOs, this is 100x more expensive. (15$x12 = $180). Whereas on the F2P the set would likely be $15 to $20.
    Or and hear me out on this one, you could get some friends into the game or returning friends into the game and it cost you 0 whole dollars.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sluvs View Post
    It's not a cash shop. This program is made for new or old people to jump back in the game. Not for you to get a second account and do it.

    You are not even paying the monthly fee, your friend is. It's not blizzard fault that YOU want to abuse the system and game it.
    nah it costs money therefore cash shop.
    which is funny why they would even play wow, since its had a cash shop since the day vanilla launched.
    "pay X extra money and get your choice of a lil'diablo, panda pet, zerglin pet, no one else can get it, only you because you paid us extra money" hmmm sounds like a cash shop.

    "Hey pay us 500$ to buy 500 of these little containers, you can open them, and 1 in a 800 chance you can get a mount that you get in wow! Lets say a " hmmm sounds like a cash shop, and a bad one at that, that is right out loot boxes!
    "Hey and lets say you buy enough of those containers, you can use points you get from each pack, to buy some ingame rewards!"


    yeah, wow has had a cash shop in since day 1.
    just not in a menu it was the collectors edition, and it was the TCG "Loot boxes"
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    "Renowned Explorer’s Attire – 12 Months"

    I know how to read, do you?!

    I bet you and everyone else are going to see a LOT of people wearing the set, as well as the backpack. money money $$ Activision. Gotta make it better for the shareholders.
    Sounds like you got a serious lack of friends and complain you have to pay for a second account.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    yes exactly that. any account that is new, or has not been subbed for 2 years. even if they sub for only 1 month, they will add to this pool.
    where before they NEEDED to be new, and needed to sub for 2 months.

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    "Renowned Explorer’s Rucksack – 10 Months"
    no, you dont, because your post was
    "People have been asking for backpacks/rucksacks for a LONG time too, so nice of Activison to offer it for $180 ^-^"
    no it does not cost 180$

    again, maybe you need to chill out, as you seem to be popping a vein in your eyeball and unable to comprehend things.
    My post also included the attire, you assumed I meant the attire was at the 12 month mark.

    And lol, how's that throat of yours hun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluvs View Post
    It's not a cash shop. This program is made for new or old people to jump back in the game. Not for you to get a second account and do it.

    You are not even paying the monthly fee, your friend is. It's not blizzard fault that YOU want to abuse the system and game it.
    Cash Shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Or and hear me out on this one, you could get some friends into the game or returning friends into the game and it cost you 0 whole dollars.
    Good luck.

    No one wants to play BfA, I'll recommend them to WotLK or MoP private servers before that trash.
  1. Donald Hellscream's Avatar
    I came for the salt, I was not disappointed.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nnyco View Post
    Sounds like you got a serious lack of friends and complain you have to pay for a second account.
    Not at all, but thanks for assuming.

    I just don't want to make the game look better for the shareholders, that's all. Lord knows it needs it x_x DEAD
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevenantHero View Post
    So not only did they nerf the experience incentive, they're also making it so you can't get anything worthwhile unless the person subs for at least 10 months. Good fucking job, Blizzard. You successfully made RAF absolute fucking dogshit.
    oh look... you dont know how to read....

    alright let me explain this best i can, and try to read this slow.




    1. you can recruit 1 person for 12 months to get ALL the rewards
    2. you can recruit 6 people for 2 months each to get all the rewards
    3. you can recruit 12 people for 1 month each to get all the rewards.

    and so on so forth for... however many combinations there is, 12x12 alterations? so like a few hundred thousands i think.



    no you do not need to get ONE person to sub for 10 months, you need to get 10 months total of "recruited months"

    also that plane in the background is pretty fucking cool, i think thats pretty worth it too.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    oh look... you dont know how to read....

    alright let me explain this best i can, and try to read this slow.




    1. you can recruit 1 person for 12 months to get ALL the rewards
    2. you can recruit 6 people for 2 months each to get all the rewards
    3. you can recruit 12 people for 1 month each to get all the rewards.

    and so on so forth for... however many combinations there is, 12x12 alterations? so like a few hundred thousands i think.



    no you do not need to get ONE person to sub for 10 months, you need to get 10 months total of "recruited months"

    also that plane in the background is pretty fucking cool, i think thats pretty worth it too.
    This is the new generation of Activision's minions lmfao. What do you do on wow? WQs and "farm xmog".
  1. horbindr's Avatar
    TWO YEARS? oof. most people i know only take 6-18 months breaks, most of them at least try the new expansions on launch.
  1. TheRevenantHero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    oh look... you dont know how to read....

    alright let me explain this best i can, and try to read this slow.




    1. you can recruit 1 person for 12 months to get ALL the rewards
    2. you can recruit 6 people for 2 months each to get all the rewards
    3. you can recruit 12 people for 1 month each to get all the rewards.

    and so on so forth for... however many combinations there is, 12x12 alterations? so like a few hundred thousands i think.



    no you do not need to get ONE person to sub for 10 months, you need to get 10 months total of "recruited months"

    also that plane in the background is pretty fucking cool, i think thats pretty worth it too.
    It's still a really shitty fucking system. The old system had nothing wrong with it. And the plane is Jungle Hopper, requiring 9 months subscribed. As opposed to three months with the old system. This is just Blizzard desperately trying to drum up subscriptions.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    My post also included the attire, you assumed I meant the attire was at the 12 month mark.

    And lol, how's that throat of yours hun.

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    Cash Shop.

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    Good luck.

    No one wants to play BfA, I'll recommend them to WotLK or MoP private servers before that trash.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    "The set" is the main prize.

    People have been asking for backpacks/rucksacks for a LONG time too, so nice of Activison to offer it for $180 ^-^

    qouted exactly.
    also cash shop has been in the game since day 1 of vanilla, so idk why you would play classic.
    hell even classic has a cash shop, you want the lil'diablo,zerglin,panda? go spend like 1000$ on a colectors edition to get pets that cannot be obtained ingame.
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    Not at all, but thanks for assuming.

    I just don't want to make the game look better for the shareholders, that's all. Lord knows it needs it x_x DEAD
    If its so dead, why you here on a forum dedicated to it? Lack of friends to chat with?
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    qouted exactly.
    also cash shop has been in the game since day 1 of vanilla, so idk why you would play classic.
    hell even classic has a cash shop, you want the lil'diablo,zerglin,panda? go spend like 1000$ on a colectors edition to get pets that cannot be obtained ingame.
    THE SET

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    MEANING the ATTIRE

    AND LMFAO, there was absolutely NO cash shop in vanilla. It was added during BC with name changes/server transfers. Having to spend money OUTSIDE of the game on Ebay or Amazon is NOT a cash shop.

    Jesus Christ you're severely mentally inept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnyco View Post
    If its so dead, why you here on a forum dedicated to it? Lack of friends to chat with?
    Not at all, just getting some salt for my fries and riling people up c:

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