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
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  1. bloodykiller86'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.
    one you're not paying that money, 2 its to incentivise more people to play lol sounds like your sucking your own cock here man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    Good luck.

    No one wants to play BfA, I'll recommend them to WotLK or MoP private servers before that trash.
    speak for yourself lol many people still play BFA. we have 3 raid groups and all are running just as before lol man you like to talk alot of trash
  1. MatadorMedia's Avatar
    Hmm, 12 months... that's about 1.5 million gold to purchase all these rewards for those who are wondering.
  1. Azmoden's Avatar
    Any "friend" who would want me back for Bfa really isn't a friend of mine to begin with.

    Friends don't let friends drink and play Retail WoW.
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Son confusing. So if I recruit a friend, I should no longer say "try this game for a month, if you do I get something in-game. If you don't like it, you can always unsub." Now I have to say "try this game, but you have to stay subbed for like an year for me to get anything good." Oof, no pressure, right? That's not recruit-a-friend, that's "guilt-trip a friend into playing."
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azmoden View Post
    Any "friend" who would want me back for Bfa really isn't a friend of mine to begin with.

    Friends don't let friends drink and play Retail WoW.
    If you play classic you still get theses.
  1. RobertoCarlos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    i mean i litertally said "wow classic, oh not that? alright"
    i mean but completly ignore the entire rest of the post, ok.
    Diablo immortal then? The mobile game they are not even making and out sourced to china?

    Thats their new game? ROFL
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    Son confusing. So if I recruit a friend, I should no longer say "try this game for a month, if you do I get something in-game. If you don't like it, you can always unsub." Now I have to say "try this game, but you have to stay subbed for like an year for me to get anything good." Oof, no pressure, right? That's not recruit-a-friend, that's "guilt-trip a friend into playing."
    With the old system you couldn’t just say try and game and unsub if you don’t like it as you had to sub for three months to get the reward. This new system also isn’t limited to one friend and you can get theses for returning friends as well.

    It’s a step up in every way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoCarlos View Post
    Diablo immortal then? The mobile game they are not even making and out sourced to china?

    Thats their new game? ROFL
    Are you just going to go back and read the post one sentence at a time and keep going? Post how bfa doesn’t count because it’s an expan then post about how hots doesn’t count and so on?
  1. RobertoCarlos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    With the old system you couldn’t just say try and game and unsub if you don’t like it as you had to sub for three months to get the reward. This new system also isn’t limited to one friend and you can get theses for returning friends as well.

    It’s a step up in every way.

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    Are you just going to go back and read the post one sentence at a time and keep going? Post how bfa doesn’t count because it’s an expan then post about how hots doesn’t count and so on?
    BFA is an expansion to a 15 year old game.

    Hardly new is it.

    Im talking about using their massive budget/earnings people are defending on research and development, you know what actual companies use their money on
  1. caballitomalo's Avatar
    I would loooooove get ALL those cosmetic items, BUT! I do not want to do any of the things needed to get them.

    I know exactly zero people who would want to play wow that arent already playing wow. All of which I met in game.

    So... sad knowi g this stuff is out there but I wont get it. I sure as hell am not creating a separate account for it.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoCarlos View Post
    BFA is an expansion to a 15 year old game.

    Hardly new is it.

    Im talking about using their massive budget/earnings people are defending on research and development, you know what actual companies use their money on
    You do know that they work on games without telling the public right? We heard about a Starcraft one that was canceled so they could focus on other new products a few months ago.
  1. RobertoCarlos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    You do know that they work on games without telling the public right? We heard about a Starcraft one that was canceled so they could focus on other new products a few months ago.
    If they come out with a new idea/game in the next 2 years then i'll admit im wrong.

    But if a game was close we would hear more about it.

    Diablo 4 has been been hiring staff for how long now? And we dont have a trailer. Makes me think they just skeletal crew everything. And in light of massive lay offs that only reassures me im right.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoCarlos View Post
    If they come out with a new idea/game in the next 2 years then i'll admit im wrong.

    But if a game was close we would hear more about it.

    Diablo 4 has been been hiring staff for how long now? And we dont have a trailer. Makes me think they just skeletal crew everything. And in light of massive lay offs that only reassures me im right.
    Why would we hear about any upcoming games when blizzcon is right around the corner?

    The layoffs also weren’t devs or even mostly blizzard so that doesn’t even make any sense.
  1. Val the Moofia Boss's Avatar
    Holy crap

    To think that it has been twelve years since a playable Gnomish airplane was first teased at Blizzcon 2007's WotLK announcement, and now we are finally going to be able to get one as a mount!

    Woohoo!
  1. RobertoCarlos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Why would we hear about any upcoming games when blizzcon is right around the corner?

    The layoffs also weren’t devs or even mostly blizzard so that doesn’t even make any sense.
    Forgive me if I dont hold my breath for blizzcon after diablo immortal.

    They are so far removed from gamers they even lack basic self awareness and think announcing a mobile game at a PC event was a good idea.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoCarlos View Post
    Forgive me if I dont hold my breath for blizzcon after diablo immortal.

    They are so far removed from gamers they even lack basic self awareness and think announcing a mobile game at a PC event was a good idea.
    Well if they are gonna have any new game announcement it’s gonna be there so you shouldn’t hold your breath to see one any where else.
  1. RobertoCarlos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Well if they are gonna have any new game announcement it’s gonna be there so you shouldn’t hold your breath to see one any where else.
    We'll have to wait and see I guess.

    If they announce a new PC game I will genuinely be surprised, But I agree its best to wait till blizzcon is over to continue this discussion.

    Who knows maybe they will surprise us.
  1. Valdio's Avatar
    This is the worst thing activision has ever done. This RAF new system is a pyramid scheme. It is not supposed to bring people to the world its supposed to bring people and pressure them to keep playing for you to earn stuff. This bar literally fills up as blizzard gets money. And it fills up faster the more people you have recruited. By using you to advertise a product you have no control over. And that wont give you any share of revenew other that cosmetic stuff that you need to have an active account to earn. I'm surprised the RAF doesnt come in with a box of tupperware so you can sell product to while you are it.
  1. Phuongvi's Avatar
    12 months rewards, Nice ponzi scheme, Blizzard look like Mary Kay
  1. Khaza-R's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phuongvi View Post
    12 months rewards, Nice ponzi scheme, Blizzard look like Mary Kay
    2012 called, it would like its whiny post back.
  1. Valdio's Avatar
    This has been the worst thing Activision has ever done. This is the Pyramid Scheme of Azeroth. It is not made to bring new people back to the world. Its made to bring new people and then pressure them to keep their account active so that you can win rewards. This is a bar that literally fills up as Blizzard earns money. By using you to advertise a product you have no control over, wont be considered in the revenew and you will only get a cosmetic reward that you need to keep and account active to use.

    Im surprised your new RAF system doenst deliver you a box of Tupperware so that you sell that sh*t while you recruit people.

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