1. Creating a Recruit-a-Friend account
Players with active accounts may send a recruit-a-friend code to a friend by using the link below.
Enter the e-mail address of your friend to send an e-mail to them with a trial account code and instructions on creating their account.
When the code is used to start the trial account it will immediately form a link between that account and the one that referred it.
Q: My friend already has an account, can I send the Recruit-a-Friend code to them so they can use it for that account?
A: No, the Recruit-a-Friend code can only be used to create a new account (not an existing account).
Q: Can I use Recruit-a-Friend to start another account for myself?
Q: If I signed up for a trial as part of this program (using the emailed code), upgraded the account to a full account, and immediately paid for the 3month subscription, then immediately canceled it, would I still be able to use all the benefits of the linked account (mount, exp, etc) during the 3 paid for months, even with the account under cancellation status?
A: The account is still considered "active" until the paid for time runs out. So, yes.
Q: If I recruit myself and then transfer a character onto the new recruited account (following all existing rules and limitations for character transfers), will that character be eligible for the Recruit-a-Friend bonuses?
Q: I invite my friend to sign up; he makes the 10 day trial; after he upgrades the account can he use a game card to pay for the subscription rather than using a credit card/PayPal account/etc. Would it still work if he uses a game card?
A: Absolutely. The method of payment is irrelevant. Please note that game card payments are applied immediately to the account; credit card,Paypal or Payment One accounts won't be charged until the initial 30 days of free game time have expired.
Q: If someone "recruits" me and I upgrade the trial account to a full account, would I be able to "recruit" others with that account?
A: Yes, once successfully upgraded to a full account you may use the feature yourself to recruit someone else.
Q: Does the person I recruit have to upgrade to the Burning Crusade to receiving any of these benefits?
A: No, the accounts link as soon as the Recruit-a-Friend code is used. The RaF features (bonus experience, linked friend summoning and level granting) are possible when the account is created. The 30 day credit to the referring account is applied once the referred account has their first months subscription processed and the mount is available to be redeemed once the referred accounts first two months subscription has been processed.
Q: I used Recruit-a-Friend before 8/5/2008, am I still eligible for these benefits?
A: In order to receive the benefits at present, you must use the new Recruit-A-Friend system. The benefits are not presently being applied retroactively.
Q: I used the Recruit-a-Friend option before 8/5 but he just activated it today, are we eligible for the new bonuses? Can I get the special mount?
A: No, only accounts created with RaF invites sent on or after 8/5 are eligible for the new benefits
Q: I want to invite my friend but he doesn't have time to play, how long does this current Recruit-A-Friend offer last?
A: We currently do not have an expiration date on this offer.
Q: When are the Recruit-a-Friend benefits applied? Does my friend have to upgrade their account before we get triple experience, the summon ability or be able to grant the veteran account levels?
A: The accounts are linked as soon as they create the account with the Recruit-a-Friend code, the benefits start immediately. You do not need to upgrade the account to receive most of the benefits but the recruited account will not be able to level beyond level 20 until they do.