Recruit a Friend - Benefit Expansion

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08/18/2011 03:26 PMPosted by Nintu
How can I level with RAF with my friend who also already has an account? Would he have to buy the games over again? Then pay a new monthly fee plus pay to transfer the new alts back to main account? Thanks!! :)

Yes, the only way to do Recruit-A-Friend is for the recruited person to create a new (trial) account from the link, upgrade to a full account, and pay the game time for at least the 60 days for the rewards, as well as pay to transfer if they don't wish to keep the account after that.

08/18/2011 07:41 PMPosted by Victorino
I would like to be recruited.

This wouldn't be the appropriate place to look for someone to recruit you. Nor should you EVER post your email straight out on the forums. Even though the criminal account thieves out there don't know your password, that's half the access to your account and practically an open invite to spam your email with phishing mails that look like they come from Blizzard.

08/19/2011 08:23 AMPosted by Goonmaster
i have entered a RaF with a friend, he got the email, he verified, then he uprgraded to a full account, but i have not been able to get any of the perks yet, and it doesn't allow us to use the teleport button. What do i do?

The most common error here is adding a full account separate from the RAF trial. Have your friend call Billing with the RAF email invitation at hand and they can probably straighten it out.

08/21/2011 02:09 PMPosted by Dratnuhnamuh
do u need to buy the cd version of the game or can you just download it and make an account for recruit a friend?

You don't need the CD copy of the game (as in buying a box version at a local store). You can buy the digital download or go through the digital upgrade process. Two things:

1) Make sure to create the account initially from the RAF Invitation. It must be made that way and upgraded as that account to get the benefits.

2) If you upgrade digitally, there is an up-to-72-hour delay before Trial Restrictions are removed. That means no mail, no AH, no guild, no inviting others to party, and so on - for as long as three days after you upgrade.
So my wife and I have been playing for awhile and have been thinking of using this. I went through the adding her a additional account and paid for three months. Are accounts are now linked but..I have gotten anything, the time or the mount. Did I miss a step here? We were using this to re-roll on a new server. We can summon one another, but that's about where the fun ends. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
09/09/2011 03:36 AMPosted by Kahrnage
So my wife and I have been playing for awhile and have been thinking of using this. I went through the adding her a additional account and paid for three months. Are accounts are now linked but..I have gotten anything, the time or the mount. Did I miss a step here? We were using this to re-roll on a new server. We can summon one another, but that's about where the fun ends. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Just FYI- when you forum search for a subject and don't come up with a recent thread or one directly related to your issue, its better to create a thread of your own. Otherwise conversations and discussions that are not being tracked anymore get going again.

To your issue- if the recruited account is paid up then you claim your rewards by logging in to your account management > select the appropriate account > select referrals and rewards > select recruit-a-friend. You will see a small mount icon next to your current active program. You select that icon and then you will be led through the process of having it sent to your desired character.

Keep in mind that only adding pre-paid game time will allow you to do this. Setting up a subscription through a credit card or Pay Pal means that your recruited account will not be charged until the first 30 days of free game time have been played.
09/09/2011 03:36 AMPosted by Kahrnage
So my wife and I have been playing for awhile and have been thinking of using this. I went through the adding her a additional account and paid for three months. Are accounts are now linked but..I have gotten anything, the time or the mount. Did I miss a step here? We were using this to re-roll on a new server. We can summon one another, but that's about where the fun ends. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


First, it is best to create your own thread. You have questions about RaF in general, not about the topic of this thread, which were the changes implemented recently.

You will only get the RaF rewards when the game time is actually billed. If your wife's account is still on her free time (30 days with a new account) and a recurring subscription was set up, she will not be billed until that free time is used up.

However, if you wish the trigger the rewards right away, one can simply apply game time cards to the recruit account. You can buy digital game time cards in 90 day increments if you wish - http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=110000004
So if i were to create a recruit a friend account i wouldnt get the 3x exp if we werent questing together? or if he was offline?
09/09/2011 12:55 PMPosted by Rageclaww
So if i were to create a recruit a friend account i wouldnt get the 3x exp if we werent questing together? or if he was offline?


Correct. And again, folks. Check the date on the threads and whether or not it is directly related to your issue.
RAF from my second account to a new account. I use my primary account with a 85 druid with the rocket to escort my two other accounts. I have 3 accounts open at one time (lvl 15-80, 95% dungeons). I level two 80's in 35 hours played. I level two 40's in 15 hours played. I grant 40 levels from new account (lvl80) to second account lvl 40. I now have 3 80's. I did it in about 6 real days (52 online hours) One lvl 80 has 1 day, 13 hours played. The second lvl 80 has 1 day, 12 hours played. The third lvl 80 has 15 hours played.

I did this again with a friend. My 3 accounts and his 2 accounts (RAF). We leveled 6 lvl 80s in 51 online hours over two weekends. Divide 6 lvl 80s into 51 hours!!

We both had to pay for the RAF account and 1 month subscription ($75). We both had to pay $25 to transfer each 80 back to our regular account.
RAF from my second account to a new account. I use my primary account with a 85 druid with the rocket to escort my two other accounts. I have 3 accounts open at one time (lvl 15-80, 95% dungeons). I level two 80's in 35 hours played. I level two 40's in 15 hours played. I grant 40 levels from new account (lvl80) to second account lvl 40. I now have 3 80's. I did it in about 6 real days (52 online hours) One lvl 80 has 1 day, 13 hours played. The second lvl 80 has 1 day, 12 hours played. The third lvl 80 has 15 hours played.

I did this again with a friend. My 3 accounts and his 2 accounts (RAF). We leveled 6 lvl 80s in 51 online hours over two weekends. Divide 6 lvl 80s into 51 hours!!

We both had to pay for the RAF account and 1 month subscription ($75). We both had to pay $25 to transfer each 80 back to our regular account.


Can we please get a lock?
Necromancy is BAD.

Leave the dead lying.
if i have a friend and i invite him to make a account via email RAF, will we get the benefits of the 3x xp bonus if we buy the battle chest? and use the game time it gives you to play with the experience bonus?
I have a question my account is frozen, now if i recruit a friend and he upgrades and buys one month of game time does my account get unfrozen and i get 1 month free?
[The Recruit a Friend promotion is best used to invite friends or family members into the game. I'd start there, Litmanx, I'm afraid looking for a partner through these forums would not be permitted. ~Vrak ]
11/08/2011 05:57 AMPosted by Ironmidget
I have a question my account is frozen, now if i recruit a friend and he upgrades and buys one month of game time does my account get unfrozen and i get 1 month free?


Yes, the time earned through the Recruit a Friend promotion is applied as soon as it is earned. Keep in mind that billable methods of payment such as debit/credit cards, paypal, etc... aren't billed until the time on the account has expired.

Since new accounts come with 30 days of game time, it can be at least that long before they are actually billed and you qualify for the free game time. Game Cards are applied immediately.
Well, me and my brother have been thinking about doing RaF, but I am confused because my friends are saying that it costs $$ but then I also have a question can you grant from level 1 - 80?
the person sending out the RaF doesnt have to spend a dime.

RaF only works on a new account, one that is created with the RaF trial. That account has to be upgraded to.. vanilla/bc, wrath, and cata eventualy.. so the new person yes does need to spend money on it.

And yes you can grand for those levels once they are earned.
11/10/2011 10:00 AMPosted by Ammbassedor
Well, me and my brother have been thinking about doing RaF, but I am confused because my friends are saying that it costs $$ but then I also have a question can you grant from level 1 - 80?


Yes, if both players have WoTlk.


Since it would not be possible to grant a level beyond level 71 on a retail account without it.
Ok so my i recruited a friend and then they bought the battle chest online and it created a whole new account and we are not linked??
11/14/2011 04:27 PMPosted by Squigles
Ok so my i recruited a friend and then they bought the battle chest online and it created a whole new account and we are not linked??


call Billing, he did something wrong
11/14/2011 04:29 PMPosted by Thunderwulf
call Billing, he did something wrong


I'd agree. Your friend created a new account instead of upgrading the Recruit a Friend trial account that your invite would have allowed them to create.

Our Billing and Account Services department should be able to help them straighten things out.

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i recruited my freind but it didnt add him for me???? how do i contact him.

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