Warhammer Online Unveils Recruit-A-Friend Program

Taking another page out of World of Warcraft's "how to keep you hooked on our game" playbook, Warhammer Online has just launched a new Recruit-A-Friend program. Players will receive game time and in-game rewards if they manage to get friends to become paying subscribers.

For every new subscriber you recruit, you'll receive 30 days of free game time. If you sign up two friends, you'll receive a free in-game pet: the Imperial Hunting Hound for Order characters and the Warlord's Fell Hound for Chaos characters. If you manage to get four friends to subscribe, you have too many friends to be a real MMO player you'll receive an exclusive magic item: the Rod of Service (Order) or Collar of Servitude (Chaos). Both of these item grant a 5% bonus to group experience and renown. It also enables the wielder to temporarily raise another player's level to within two level of himself - presumably so you and your newly-subscribed friends can go questing together.

New players or former subscribers who haven't played in over 60 days are both eligible for the recruiting program. Recruits will be sent an email containing a link to the 10-day free trial program, which began last week. The recruit must become a paying subscriber within 30 days of the invitation for the recruiter to receive the rewards. The in-game rewards will be awarded retroactively for any recruiting you've done in the past.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.