I didn’t know SWL had an RAF program (taking secret world to another level!). Considering it is a F2P and you could technically refer yourself to receive the rewards they aren’t horrid. But what a lot of work to get an outfit! If bots want to do that much work for shards, let them!
Would I refer any friends for this, no. Besides the fact this should have been available at launch – when we WOULD refer friends, but how many people that have been playing for a year need shards? AP/SP? As for the gear XP, well at this point that would be a drop in the mythic/legendary bucket for most people. The game is already so alt-unfriendly, why would I refer a friend to play now, and I’d have to level/gear up another character. This isn’t TSW.
I guess once again they’re after the elusive ‘new’ player without thinking how to get the people that ALREADY love the game involved. I mean, if you were new (are people still finding this game?), then leveling with someone might be nice, but that about as effusive praise as I can give.
Considering the RAF on most MMOs are worthwhile – SWTOR a F2P is pretty generous, so I always check with friends, so they can get ‘stuff’, before I do my annual re-sub to catch up on the story.
What’s really surprising is I would think getting people to become a Patron would be the goal. That’s not even mentioned! I mean if they had a get a friend to Patron up and we’ll give a spiffy new outfit or a pet as a reward and/or if they Patron for three months, you’d get a free month (or MoF/aurum if you a vet), something to make it worthwhile.
As it stands I’d rather have the ‘free anima jumps’ than the shard rewards if I was a F2P player, or tease them with using the bank like Patrons. A blue set of gear at the end of a zone. Something other than this.
It’s just fairly lackluster as it stands.