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. Ghostile's Avatar
    Blizzard: hey we brought some free shit for you guys if your friend subs through your link!

    MMOC: REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE STOP TRYING TO MAKE MONEY!
  1. Miow's Avatar
    Well that's just plain awful. The system that is. As if I can get new-to-wow friends to play for 12 months.
    Like the current system better.
    I guess I'll have to use my current RAF tokens on those shitty pig companions?
  1. Railander's Avatar
    and i still have the friends too.

    why the fuck would it not carry forward? so that i need to invite more friends, even though i already have invited them?

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    of course they are. am i expected to tell my friend to start over on a new account?

    imagine if you bought a game, played it for a few years and then were asked to buy it again. "you already used it so now you need to buy it again".
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    To smart move from Blizzard to put mounts transmog gear and pets for 180$. Thanks but I won't pay for digital stuff.
  1. brt2pp's Avatar
    -blizz gives incentive for recruitng a friend
    -basment trolls actually treats it as blizzard added those items to cashshop for 180$
    -beasment trolls are outraged by price (clearly not intended to be just bought by a single person)
    -basment trolls are actually going to spend that much money anyway

    ... imagine why i think you are insane ?
  1. munkeyinorbit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    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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    Not at all, just getting some salt for my fries and riling people up c:
    Hahaha. You are not riling people up. You are seriously getting upset. As soon as you hit cruise control for cool we all knew. You follow it up with a lame insult to nerdfim how upset you are. There was a cash shop in vanilla wow. This website has deemed anything that gives blizzard cash outside of subscription as a cash shop. Collector's edition, TCG and ingame pets from BlizzCon all say hello.
  1. MonkeyMagicc's Avatar
    Damn - so it'll take a year before we'll see this set.
  1. Eazy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostile View Post
    Blizzard: hey we brought some free shit for you guys if your friend subs through your link!

    MMOC: REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE STOP TRYING TO MAKE MONEY!
    Quote Originally Posted by brt2pp View Post
    -blizz gives incentive for recruitng a friend
    -basment trolls actually treats it as blizzard added those items to cashshop for 180$
    -beasment trolls are outraged by price (clearly not intended to be just bought by a single person)
    -basment trolls are actually going to spend that much money anyway

    ... imagine why i think you are insane ?
    I think it's not about that...

    It's just kinda sad that Blizzard is adding awesome things after they pay-wall. Inb4 "omg, but you still pay subscription", yeah I do. Though I think it should've been like gym. Just because you pay subsription, it doesn't mean you deserve to be fit/ripped/whatever it's called nowadays wihtout any effort. You have to work for it.

    People asked for T-mog Bag pack for a long time anyway...
    I'd rather see new things being unlocked through playing the game, not by spending more money. Everything there should've been for some(hard) achievements in archaeology or something. Do Blizzard even know such a profession exists?
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    This made me a bit sad, honestly. Wish we had more outfits like that ingame.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by munkeyinorbit View Post
    Hahaha. You are not riling people up. You are seriously getting upset. As soon as you hit cruise control for cool we all knew. You follow it up with a lame insult to nerdfim how upset you are. There was a cash shop in vanilla wow. This website has deemed anything that gives blizzard cash outside of subscription as a cash shop. Collector's edition, TCG and ingame pets from BlizzCon all say hello.
    Seek help 10c
  1. FelPlague's Avatar

    turns out also with only 3 friends playing, you cna play for free, and if you have 9, every month you will GAIN TWO MONTHS OF SUB
  1. Kemsa's Avatar
    This is amazing, this the best incentive now to bring my brother and gf to play wow with me, bfa or classic.

    Now after reading all this 9 pages, sheez guys you are giving me anxiety wtf, you guys are probably more toxic than fricking League of legends fanboyz wtf. They show something cool, nah actiblizz and you throw dirt like monkeys.

    The old raf was bad. I can tell you about it because i just got 3 rewards from 10 friends that i RaF on pandaria and just 1 on Legion when someone returned and paid its third month.

    Now i can send scrolls to all the people that used to play wow with me on pandaria and even if they get 1 month, it still counts. What i want to know its about the "activities with your friend", like what? finishing maraudon with your RaF?? killing a rare in a dungeon while leveling?? those are the things that i want to know.

    And guess what? you still earn if your friend just go to play Classic. Because you know..... you paid a monthly sub for BfA and Classic.
  1. Blackmist's Avatar
    And obviously the best time to introduce this is two weeks after Classic, when all the old inactive accounts came back online for a month. Fuck you.
  1. Aekero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    Lol.

    I mean you can stay under that desk and swallow what Activision gives you, but I sure won't.

    This isn't a "142$" value. The set ALONE is what everyone will want, so they can xmog it on any armor type. They put the set at the 12 month mark FOR A REASON.
    I'm not arguing for or against store stuff, but how is this any different than what the store has already had in it?

    Mounts? Check
    Pets? Check
    Cosmetic mog stuff? Check

    I mean, God forbid anyone actually use this the way it could be, and get someone playing the game, and get all this stuff for free in the process. Once again I'm not promoting real money transactions, just not exactly sure where this newfound outrage is coming from.
  1. Cæli's Avatar
    other question: since everyone seems unhappy about those rewards that can be earned through gameplay (gold->token balance), how is blizzard supposed to conduct business and make $$$ without making everyone seemingly unhappy ?
  1. Krom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarx View Post
    To smart move from Blizzard to put mounts transmog gear and pets for 180$. Thanks but I won't pay for digital stuff.
    That really does put it into perspective. I'd like those things, but not that much.
  1. trapmaster's Avatar
    Lmao, absolutely fucking garbage RAF system. Worst thing they have to milk money
  1. musicallittle1's Avatar
    I wish we could link with whoever we wanted, even if it was limited to less than like 5 people. I started WoW while making my husband do RaF and link with me so I could get a mount. That was back in MoP and he still complains that we should still have the teleport link between us lol It would be more enjoyable, for sure.

    Also, I have no friends, and I am butt-hurt about these rewards
  1. Joán's Avatar
    You people talking about the XP being nerfed, you don’t realize this actually happened almost two years ago? RAF XP bonus has been 50% (same as heirlooms) since well into Legion.
  1. Daronokk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmist View Post
    And obviously the best time to introduce this is two weeks after Classic, when all the old inactive accounts came back online for a month. Fuck you.
    Yeah, the timing couldn't be worse.

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