they figure if you don't have friends to recruit they'll get you to just open 5 more accounts yourself to unlock the goodies.....if that even works, got no clue but it wouldn't surprise me if you could in fact open 5 more accounts under your own name subscribe for a month and get the goodies.....for a mere....er....$225 or so? ughh
Having now read the FAQ's for the referral program, I can only conclude.
Giving a friend the buddy key from my CE... BAD IDEA
Inviting a friend to try the open beta and encouraging them to actually buy the game.... BAD IDEA
Doing anything to help Cryptic to boost subscribers and point out the games potential when the game was still rough.... BAD IDEA
I feel very abandoned by Cryptic, and feel my support for this game has been unappreciated. There is at least one lifer that I recruited to this game... and that counts for naught.
FYI I went from unhappy to angry reading your FAQ's, if I had failed as a recruiter at release and before, for this game I would yet be able to get credit for boosting it now. Because I succeeded I get nothing. What a way to rub me the wrong way guys.
I know! I recruited TWO now subscribers and I got nothing because, they didn't start that stupid program. I have one more fried who may join, I just hope he does, or I will be very ticked off at Cryptic.