It has come to our attention that there is a malfunction in the retroactive recruitment process whereby some recruiters were receiving the wrong rewards. Recruitees were correctly receiving 1 million skillpoints, this was only affecting some recruiters.
We are investigating this but in the mean time, effective immediately, the retroactive recruitment link has been temporarily disabled. In the interim, you will still be able to use your recruiter link for new pilots.
Thank you for your understanding as we work to rectify this issue and restore intended use to the recruiter tool. We will update this thread as we know more information.
EVE Online Dev Team
E: as of 15:35 on 10 November, the issue has been resolved and the retroactive recruitment link is back online and giving the correct rewards. It may take a few moments for the fix to apply, but should be up and working well before 16:00. Thanks everyone, and happy recruiting!
It seems that people who retroactively recruited Omega accounts were getting the benefits of recruiting an Omega account, i.e. 15 days free omega and progress on the recruiter track. Was that a bug? It seemed legitimate, but also EXTREMELY generous from CCP.
From what I understand, one of the bugs was you could re-recruit accounts that you had already recruited as of this morning, giving them 2m free sp instead of 1m, plus it counting twice towards your recruiter milestones
Yeah, that was definitely happening. The system says if the user ever bought Omega/Plex, they count as Omega/Plex, and it seems in this case it meant you could refer your past accounts to get 15 days free on each other.
Maybe not intended, but doesn’t seem like an exploit, compared to say referring yourself twice!