The Uprising Expansion announcement has this paragraph:
If a capsuleer you have recruited did not create an account through a recruitment link, you can now recruit such accounts retroactively. Both you and your recruit can claim rewards defined by the Recruitment Program rules, too! Recruits will receive 1,000,000 SP immediately after being recruited and the recruiter will receive free Omega and accelerators when their recruit converts to Omega and purchases PLEX.
However, when my friend, who has an existing account but didn’t create it as a recruit, clicks on the link generated from the Recruit A Friend page, it just bumps them to the “Download Client” page and doesn’t assign them as a recruit to my account.
Has anybody successfully ‘retroactively’ recruited a friend? What am I missing here?