Question for all you folks who have a referral link out there - do you have many issues with it not working?
Granted, that’s kind of a dumb question, because in the most part, how would you know it’s not working? Well, this is what has happened to me.
Some guy contacted me the other day to say he had signed up but not received his 250k skill points, and I also chuck a load of isk their way too, when I see they have brought Omega, etc. Only this time, nothing was showing on my referrals page.
2 tickets later (1 from each of us) a GM confirmed the link had in fact not worked correctly and credit to the GM, added the rewards to redeem items queue and job done.
This however got me thinking, if someone hadn’t made me aware of this, I’d never know. Furthermore, how many times has this happened in the past? Not just for me either, but everyone else who uses this system,
I asked that question, and was told if I believe it happens again, to raise another ticket and they will check, ie, they haven’t a clue how big an issue this potentially is. Furthermore, when this happens and you are fortunate enough to notice, yes you can get the rewards, but it doesn’t count towards total conversions, that number stays the same, and there is nothing GM’s can do about that, so that’s more rewards lost.
If I were cynical, I’d say this is just CCP trying to pull a fast one and not give out rewards, but I can’t see why they would bother doing that - I’m more inclined to believe the system is broken and they don’t deem it important enough to fix. So there’s your reward for trying to put more cash in CCP’s pocket… nothing.
CCP’s recruit a friend system is broken (at best, not working 100%) and you are probably owed a lot of rewards you aren’t even aware of.