The Recruit-A-Friend program is a referral system, through which players can recruit friends or family members into World of Warcraft. When a player chooses to recruit someone, the recruit is emailed an activation key for a 10-day trial account. Accounts created through this referral become "linked" with the recruiter's account for 90 days. If the trial account is upgraded to a paid subscription, both the recruiter and the recruit gain benefits when they play World of Warcraft together.
How to recruit a friend
Log into Account Management and click on the "Recruit-A-Friend" button. This loads the referral page where a player can enter a friend's name and email address and a custom message.
Lasts for 90 days after the recruitment
- Both the recruit and the recruiter can summon each other while partied. This "Summon Friend" ability has a 1-hour cooldown. The summoned character must be level 80 (was level 60) or below.
- Both the recruit and the recruiter gain triple experience points (up to level 80; was 60) while partied and within 100 yards of each other.
- Recruit characters gain one "grantable" level for every two levels earned (up to 30 levels). Recruit characters may then grant these levels to the recruiter's lower-level characters.
- The character receiving the levels must be lower than the granter's level, and below level 80 (was level 60).
- The recruiter receives a 30-day game credit for each recruit who upgrades to a paid subscription.
- The recruiter receives a special mount after the recruit pays for at least 60 days of game time. Currently this mount is an ; before July 16, 2012, the recruiter received a
X-53 Touring Rocket was originally the second special mount that players could earn only through the Recruit-A-Friend program. The X-53 was available to players who claimed their RAF reward between April 27, 2010 and July 15, 2012. It replaced the [Swift Zhevra] reward, and was then replaced by the [Heart of the Nightwing].
In Patch 5.4.1, the Recruit-A-Friend program was updated to include a choice of one mount from all current and previous Recruit-A-Friend mounts, and one companion from Asian-only promotions.
- The X-53 is one of only two flying mounts available in the game that allow for multiple passengers. It originally scaled to match the speed of your fastest owned mount, up to 310% flight speed.
- The X-53 is likely based off the X-52 rocket located in Area 52, Netherstorm.
- Using this mount players who don't have cold weather flying can get the explorer achievement with some help from a friend.
- Summoning this mount triggers the global cooldown, unlike most other mounts.
- As of Patch 4.0.1 the rocket can now be ridden as a ground mount in no fly zones at 100% ground speed.
- As the Patch 3.3.5 and 3.3.5a,(World of warcraft: wrath of the lich king expansion),It was the only two passengers flying mount.; before April 27, 2010, the recruiter received a instead.
- As of Patch 5.0.# with the release of Account Wide Mounts, Recruit-A-Friend mounts WILL NOT be Account bound, despite being Account bound in the Beta and Patch 5.0.4 PTR this is a bug and they will not be Account Bound.
Related Blizzard posts
Raised level grant cap
Previous X-53 Touring Rocket mount
Original news announcement
- Earn an Exclusive Zhevra Mount with the New Recruit-a-Friend!
Posted by: Frost | 8-05-08
- With the new Recruit-A-Friend program, you can earn an exclusive Zhevra mount, receive a FREE month of game time, and gain access to other exciting in-game benefits. From the moment your friend creates a character and starts playing, you'll both earn triple the experience when grouped together and have the ability to summon one another from anywhere in the world. Also, for every two levels of experience your friend earns, they can grant one level of experience to one of your lower-level characters.
- To start recruiting your friends, click here.
- For more details on the new Recruit-A-Friend program, please click here.
- ^ a b c Blizzard Entertainment 2011-07-07. Recruit-A-Friend Program Levels Up to 80.
Blizzard Entertainment 2011-07-07. Recruit-A-Friend Program Levels Up to 80.
- ^ Vrakthris 2012-07-16. #3 - Is the new RAF mount Account Wide?. Official Support > Customer Support forum (US). No, the rewards from the Recruit a Friend promotion are specific to the character that receives it. We have received word that the current plan is that these mounts will remain specific to a character and not be made account wide.
- ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Recruit-A-Friend FAQ.
- ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2010-08-07. News archive from September 2008. Archived from the original on 2010-08-07.
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