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Recruit a Friend
- Recruit a Friend
To recruit a friend you just need a RuneScape account and a registered email address.
So how does it work?
Players who have signed up to the programme can invite up to 50 friends every month through email. Just fill in the following:
- Your friend's email address
- A personal greeting (to be used in email subject field) - optional
- A personal message (to be used inside email body) - optional
- Your name (to be used in From field)
You can also use a direct link that we provide. This link can be used an unlimited amount of times and is intended to be used on your website, blog or social network page.
To do this, go to this web page and click 'invite your friends now'. You can also send out invites via the Recruit a Friend tab on your Account Settings page.
You will also see a summary of your bonus days, and your invitations on this page.
Tracking Your Recruits
Every time you recruit a new friend, their name will be added to the invite status web page. This is accessible via your Account Settings page.
At each stage of the recruitment process, your recruit's entry will be updated:
- When you send an invitation
- When they have read the invitation
- When they have made an account
- When they have subscribed for a month
- For your friend:
- For you:
- If your friend subscribes within 30 days of creating their account you will receive 7 days of membership.
- If your friend subscribes within 30 days of creating their account you will received 10% additional xp for 7 days (see below).
- For everyone that makes an account via your referral link, you will receive 5% of the xp that they earn as bonus xp (see below).
You, as the recruiter, will be notified when your friend - the recruit - at each stage of the process.
|Hat||Leather cowl, Wizard hat, Wizard hat|
|Body||Leather body, Cape, Priest gown (Top)|
|Weapon||Bronze sword, Bronze 2h sword, Bronze scimitar|
|Bronze longsword, Bronze warhammer, Bronze battleaxe|
New players who have created an account via a referral link will receive a mystery cracker when they log in for the first time. Your recruit can pull this cracker with any player, but it would be nice to do this with you. In the cracker your recruit will receive one of each type of the items on the right:
You will receive bonus xp if your friend subscribes within 30 days of creating their account. This xp is 5% of whatever your friend earns - 10% if you play nearby your friend on the same world. If you are not on the same world as your recruit (or you are offline), your bonus xp will still be stored for you.
Note that your bonus xp will be in the same type of xp that your recruit earned e.g. if your recruit earns Woodcutting xp, then your bonus xp can only be gained by Woodcutting.
Bonus xp is stored in your bonus xp pool until you have earned enough that it can double the xp that you earn. For example, if you have 5 xp stored in your pool, but craft an item for 15 xp, no bonus xp from your pool will be used. If, however, you craft an item that gives 5 xp, the bonus xp pool can be used, and so you will actually earn 10 xp for crafting that item.
The contents of your bonus xp pool for each skill is displayed on the Statistics interface (underneath Current, Next Level, Remainder).
Bonus xp does not expire after 7 days unlike additional xp - you will get this as long as you are a member.
Both you and your recruit will received 10% additional xp for 7 days if your friend subscribes within 30 days of creating their account.
Additional xp is different to bonus xp as it is used immediately as opposed to waiting until your xp pool is large enough to double the exp you earn.
For example, if you craft an item for 10 xp, you will receive 11 xp for crafting that item during the 7 days that the additional xp is active.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why change the Recruit a Friend system?
The old system was giving a reward that was the same regardless of who you recruited. Players recruiting players is really important to us and we want a system that rewards you for recruiting someone that we and the community want in the game – a potential long term player who loves the game as much as you and we do.
2. Wasn't it called Refer a Friend before?
Yeah, we changed the name. It sounds cooler now.
3. Why does the bonus xp have to be earned through skilling?
We still want you to play the game! For an active RuneScape player, additional xp made through skilling is as good as real xp.
4. Does the bonus xp stack with other bonus xp providing events and items?
The 5% xp you get from your recruit is worked out before any bonuses they might get. If they're using a Stealing Creation tool you still get 5% of the base amount.
Xp is earned at the rate before bonuses are applied as well. It's never wasted, though. If you have stored 1000 bonus xp from your friend, that'll always give you exactly 1000 xp in the end no matter how you earned it.
5. Do I have to be a member to receive my bonus xp?
Both you and your recruit must have active membership in order to accumulate bonus xp. If you have bonus xp stored up and your membership lapses, you will still have access to this, but you won't gain any more until you resubscribe.
6. Why are my recruits on my friends list?
The best possible tutorial for our new players is another player who can show them what to do. We hope that the RAF system will encourage you to help your friends to learn the game. Adding them to your friends list helps you to contact them.
7. What happens if I recruited my friends under the old scheme?
You won't be eligible for the new membership credit reward, but the game will treat your existing recruits exactly as if you had recruited them under the new system. This means you will get the 5% xp and the 10% teamwork bonus from those players. If any of your old recruits have lapsed their memberships, now might be a good time to remind them.
8. I've suddenly lost my bonus membership credit. Why has this happened?
Membership credit can be removed from your account if there was a problem with your friend's payment for their first or second month's membership. This could be for many reasons, but we'll be unable to let you know the specifics behind this, in order to respect your friend's privacy. If the problem is resolved, then your free membership will be restored.
9. What if my recruit recruits a friend, do I get xp from them too?
You only get xp from your recruits earning xp through playing. The bonus xp they get from their own recruits doesn't count.
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