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RAF is back and better than ever, as we get all the info from the revamped service! From returning features like the summon, bonus XP, we have big new additions like having up to 10 friends linked and receiving increasing rewards, including mounts, pets, titles, weapon enchants, transmog sets and even game time for yourself! We also get another explanation of the party sync system (which you can read more about here) and there's a brand new panel ingame for the RAF rewards and progress!

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Ready to make memories with your friends and share fantastic adventures with them across Azeroth and beyond? The new Recruit A Friend program coming soon 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
Recruit A Friend Rewards
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.
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Hover or tap on the image above to see the Renowned Explorer’s Tabard and the Renowned Explorer’s Tabard Rucksack isolated from the Renowned Explorer's Attire.

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.

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Previous system probably ended up being ineffective, with people buying additional accounts for the rewards, then immediately abandoning them. This one doesn't grant instant rewards and requires one friend to stay subbed for one year. Not that different from these mount rewards. Another way to commit people to sub, even during content drought.

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The rewards seem mediocre but I guess if you are a hardcore collector you will be pushing recruit a friend a lot to get the entire set/series.

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Ok so : this new mog is soooooo coool. Really need to add it to my mogs. My monk really could get some more "swag". Now, how do I get friends... May try to add Rikkibobbi.

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AND NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE BACKPACK?

honestly this is huge. Finally they give more options for back designs, apart from capes. Just sad that this first neutral option is locked behind the RAF-System.

After they added the tauren totem as a cape transmog, i was curious what they will make out of it. And i seriously hope they do some really cool class-specific things later.

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so what is stopping someone with lots of expendable cash to RAF 4 accounts to themselves and buy 3 months each and just get everything? or just RAF 1 account and buy a full year? IMO this promotes Multi-boxing as well.

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1 hour ago, Mortiseques said:

so what is stopping someone with lots of expendable cash to RAF 4 accounts to themselves and buy 3 months each and just get everything? or just RAF 1 account and buy a full year? IMO this promotes Multi-boxing as well.

Nothing really, plus you say it like it's a bad thing. Nowt wrong with multiboxing if done properly. Only annoyance is it's doesn't count old RaF people or come before classic when we were more likely to get people to come back / start new accounts

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45 minutes ago, Bobbis said:

Nothing really, plus you say it like it's a bad thing. Nowt wrong with multiboxing if done properly. Only annoyance is it's doesn't count old RaF people or come before classic when we were more likely to get people to come back / start new accounts

if they buy a month of wow its a month... regardless of if they play classic or not, refer them and benefit in retail

 

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On 9/11/2019 at 6:21 PM, Mortiseques said:

if they buy a month of wow its a month... regardless of if they play classic or not, refer them and benefit in retail

 

I know, think you're misunderstanding my point. I know a lot of people who had quit WoW and came back for classic who have already subbed and come back who I could have RAF'd if it was an option before classic launch.

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On 9/11/2019 at 10:38 AM, Mortiseques said:

so what is stopping someone with lots of expendable cash to RAF 4 accounts to themselves and buy 3 months each and just get everything? or just RAF 1 account and buy a full year? IMO this promotes Multi-boxing as well.

30 day wait period in between RAF invites.

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