Why can't I grant my recruit a friend levels?
For every two levels the RECRUIT'S characters earn, one grantable level is gained. Recruit characters may then grant these levels to the VETERAN player's character as long as the character is lower in level than the level granting character.
In short you can't give him levels since you are the vet. The recruit can however give levels to the vet if the vet is on a lower leveled character. RAF has always been this way. There's also the fact that you can't just give out levels due to being higher than the other character. For every two levels the recruit earns WHILE RAF IS ACTIVE he can give your character one level. Even if the level granting worked both ways that doesn't mean you can just hop onto an existing 80 and say "HERE YOU GO!"
You might want to re-read the FAQ: http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/recruit-a-friend-faq
Meaning you can never grant him levels, only he can grant you levels if your char is lower level than his.
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