I joined the game at April 6th and had no idea there was a recruitment bonus. They simply don’t say a word about it when applying for new account, nor do they ever ask.
Now as the news show up, I finally realized I not only lost 250k SP for not using a recruitment link, I also have lost additional 500k SP since they modified the recruitment bonus. I would have joined after April update and I will have much more SP to start with everything.
Worst thing of all, I have bought Omega time and skill queue. I cannot just discard current account for additional SP that almost worth another month of Omega, if calculating from skill injector price.
I feel CCP does not care about players. They don’t tell player anything until they realize it, and the change on recruitment bonus is so large in such short informing time frame that it despaired me. I lose 50 USD if I start with a more well-trained character while I lose 20 USD if I just go buy off 750k SP from market. There is no “enter recruit key” function in-game as other games do so you can still get those bonus, just a bit late. I don’t know how to play this game now. It seemed fun before yesterday, but the feel of losing 750K SP really just make me want to quit now.
I really hope they can come up with a workaround for this issue. Until then I won’t spend anymore on this game and quit once Omega run out.
Thank you for reading.