Real recruiters are not abusing the system.
Veteran players who think of ways, such as the example I mentioned, are the ones abusing the system. Because the system can be abused, they’ve decided to change it.
Do I agree with their change? No. I probably won’t bother with more alt accounts until I have a genuine need for them (less plex to keep them subbed, hurts the game).
Will recruiters who recruit fresh blood into the game continue to recruit? Maybe, probably not as much as before. Also hurts the game.
I agree with you that legitimate use of the recruitment rewards was good. I’m saying that because some people abuse it, they want to change it to not be as abused.