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How about we get 3 referral slots once a year?


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I've made about 5 - 6 people start playing APB and spend money on it, and that's basically as far as I can stretch, tbh.

None of the ones I have ATM want to start playing, so yeah, no rewards for me because apparently I don't deserve any I guess.


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Should rename it to "Refer Yourself"


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Should rename it to "Refer Yourself"

Nah, it should be 'Refer a friend to reroll and farm the benefits and then do it for them'.



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So what are the requirements for earning the 600 points per referral?


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Can anyone confirm if the full 600 points can be earned even if you never play with your friend? Unlikely to ever come up, but is important information nonetheless.

Also, why is the RAF weapon skin not free like the banner? The actual gosh darn Jobs.


A friend of mine from SPCT told me that you can only obtain 200 points if you don't play with your 'friend'. XD

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So what are the requirements for earning the 600 points per referral?

Your friend has got to accomplish 4 distict tasks, which he will never be notified of or rewarded for, in which require him to play APB.

 

Only 1 of the 4, includes you helping him in mission.


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Players are obviously going to refer themselves because there is an extremely low probability new players will stick around for the bajillons of issues this game currently has and has had for the last FOUR years... which can lead to a few outcomes:

 

  1. G1 bans people who refer themselves (20% chance)
  2. G1 lets this happen because they know better (20% chance)
  3. G1 uses this test period and friend-amount limitation to see the small success-rate of actual new players joining and staying on the game to allow more referrals (like just open-links)--but keep the same rewards (20% chance)
  4. G1 doesn't do crap to improve the system (20% chance)
  5. G1 allows people to refer-themselves (as in alt accounts), or utilize friends who already exist, because they know the well has run pretty dry (20% chance)

Everyone should just refer themselves (alt accounts) or tell old friends to make a new account. Let's be honest...that's the only way to test the system and see how many people actually know to be COMPLETELY NEW friends to refer. Game is 4+ years old...pretty late and pretty ill-timing to refer anyone that hasn't be referred by friends already.


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So ive refered myself( should not get banned for such as it was not stated you cannot) it works in a way that you get points by- completing the tutorials both basic and advanced and i think you get 5 points per mission done ,when you get your points and you redeem ONE of the rewards, the ammount catergory the item is in will be subtracted from your total points so its not get 175 points unlock them its get 175 points get one and farm over. If g1 would allow people to continue to refer themselves which should be done lets be honest not many people would want to play this game...or even stick around in its current state it will cause much more people to want to play as the rewards for farming are nice so if this refer yourself stays 10/10 .



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So ive refered myself( should not get banned for such as it was not stated you cannot) it works in a way that you get points by- completing the tutorials both basic and advanced and i think you get 5 points per mission done ,when you get your points and you redeem ONE of the rewards, the ammount catergory the item is in will be subtracted from your total points so its not get 175 points unlock them its get 175 points get one and farm over. If g1 would allow people to continue to refer themselves which should be done lets be honest not many people would want to play this game...or even stick around in its current state it will cause much more people to want to play as the rewards for farming are nice so if this refer yourself stays 10/10.

Even if they did not state it, they have this 'knack' for banning people over unintended side-effects.

RIP accounts.

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 When you couple these two quotes together, those chances suddenly skyrocket.

 

Even if they did not state it, they have this 'knack' for banning people over unintended side-effects.

RIP accounts.

 


  1. G1 bans people who refer themselves (20% chance)
  2. G1 lets this happen because they know better (20% chance)
  3. G1 uses this test period and friend-amount limitation to see the small success-rate of actual new players joining and staying on the game to allow more referrals (like just open-links)--but keep the same rewards (20% chance)
  4. G1 doesn't do crap to improve the system (20% chance)
  5. G1 allows people to refer-themselves because they know the well has run pretty dry (20% chance)

 

 

Inb4 we see numerous blatant 200+ rank rerolls with perma account gear because all they do every time they play is reroll.

 

I assume they are going to use IP/HWID identification, is there seriously any other way they would do it that isnt so obvious? I dont think they can use FairFight for it.


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I like rewards for referring but not exclusive rewards


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When you couple these two quotes together, those chances suddenly skyrocket.




Inb4 we see numerous blatant 200+ rank rerolls with perma account gear because all they do every time they play is reroll.

I assume they are going to use IP/HWID identification, is there seriously any other way they would do it that isnt so obvious? I dont think they can use FairFight for it.


This company and fully thinking something through? Nah.

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Well ill stop lol dun want a ban didnt reach far anyway but yh please clarify if such is legal so people wont get banned for such.

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I don't know why both the "helper" and the new account don't get these rewards -- it'd be a very nice incentive for the new person to play... not like the weapons or rewards are tradeable anyway



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ACCOUNT BOUND JERICHO? OMG YES PLEASE.

ima bug my one irl friend till he agrees to play for a little bit lololol

Edit: How would that work for crims though? The default jericho has enforcer lights...

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Shockingly this is a Refer a Friend program that is quite literal.

 

Most companies require referred players to spend money.  If G1 keeps this current system, this actually encourages friends to play the game together which may help the life of the game.

 

This is a great program.


Edited by illgot, 10 July 2015 - 09:50 PM.


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Questions, 1, For the first 30-100 point slots is it the weapon or the skins you are showing as the reward because for one you're showing a nanno and secondly on one of the 100 reward point slots you are showing the nanno connoisseur weapon skin and how do we get the refer a friend weapon skin.. 
 

2, Do the weapons in the 150-175 reward points slots have open slots or are they stock, and how many slots do they have and most importantly i guess how many of what is shown in these reward slots do we get when redeeming our points ie with the clothing slots do we choose just one article of clothing like do we only get to choose the hat or the vest or the pants ect or do we get all the clothing being shown and same goes for weapons, kits, vehicles...  


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U wanted free stuff. U got it, and acc bound. Still complaining .
What's wrong with u, raf working in same way almost in every gaem, excluding p2p. :(

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Players are obviously going to refer themselves because there is an extremely low probability new players will stick around for the bajillons of issues this game currently has and has had for the last FOUR years... which can lead to a few outcomes:

 

  1. G1 bans people who refer themselves (20% chance)
  2. G1 lets this happen because they know better (20% chance)
  3. G1 uses this test period and friend-amount limitation to see the small success-rate of actual new players joining and staying on the game to allow more referrals (like just open-links)--but keep the same rewards (20% chance)
  4. G1 doesn't do crap to improve the system (20% chance)
  5. G1 allows people to refer-themselves (as in alt accounts), or utilize friends who already exist, because they know the well has run pretty dry (20% chance)

Everyone should just refer themselves (alt accounts) or tell old friends to make a new account. Let's be honest...that's the only way to test the system and see how many people actually know to be COMPLETELY NEW friends to refer. Game is 4+ years old...pretty late and pretty ill-timing to refer anyone that hasn't be referred by friends already.

 

i wanna test it if it's working u know, only for testing , and beside that maybe use some permanent items  :troll_face:



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I really wish you could roll out this system right after overhauling matchmaking

 

They should have waited until the engine update too.

Releasing this before both is the smarter move. That way it's hopefully ready when those more important improvements happen. Otherwise your friends might start playing before the RAF-system exists and then you're SoL.
 
 

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Grinding the points is really easy, it only took a half-hour to get a 175 point gun.


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Shockingly this is a Refer a Friend program that is quite literal.

 

Most companies require referred players to spend money.  If G1 keeps this current system, this actually encourages friends to play the game together which may help the life of the game.

 

This is a great program.

Too bad everyone's just exploiting it and not actually referring anyone. lol APB community. :l


Edited by Kiida, 10 July 2015 - 10:54 PM.


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Too bad everyone's just exploiting it and not actually referring anyone. lol APB community. :l

what do you mean too bad?

we've either A) already got our friends to play apb or B) ran out of people we can convince to slash their standards


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@Devs

 

Why can't we just call back people who haven't played in <specified ammount of time> ?

I mean let's be realistic here. If someone wants to play a game they have Steam and there they can see F2P games there, sadly APB is not that high on the list now, but it's still there. New people came in in big numbers but they left, because -for starters- the MM is utter BS, not just for them, but in general.

The game has a steep learning curve AND a very high ammount of random frustrating stuff (which BTW you guys keep adding to with almost all "new content"), that turns even the most seasoned veterans away.

 

So ... why couldn't this w8 until the engine upgrade if there is a 3 referral cap on each account?

Why couldn't we invite old players back, who -might- actually stick with APB (again)?

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Also people already "referred" their friends to APB, so they are either here or left, because ... quality.


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what do you mean too bad?

we've either A ) already got our friends to play apb or B ) ran out of people we can convince to slash their standards


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And....How do i earn points?

 

What should these newbies do so that i get points?

 

And time to get random people in the game...Im hoping they stay ATLEAST for 3-4 days (and the inevitable quitting cuz of APBR performance n MM)

 

One more thing, what would happen if my referal gets banned? I THINK I SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR THAT ! Why? I could be an A-Hole and refer myself then cheat to get points faster....

 

I THINK, we should get rewards for bringing back players who havnt played for over 2 months ! (well that includes me)


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Well referred a friend and they made a new account (due to having one but hadnt played on it since round christmas  last year) and they verified the email ect and have been completing the tutorials yet it still says they got the refer but still havent verified it or made a char and i know they have because ive been with them for the last hour or so while they did the tutorial tasks. is there a time limit on this or is it bugged,...


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nice, that this feture is finnaly starting to be something more that just a "unlockable gun skin" to bad i have allrdy referd this game to most of my friends and they all stoped playing years ago


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And....How do i earn points?

 

What should these newbies do so that i get points?

Finishing Basic tutorial is 40 points, Advanced is 100 points

Each mission they go on without you is 5 points, each one with you is 15 points.

Don't know what the limits are on the missions.


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  • You may refer up to three (3) friends for the lifetime of your account
  • You can earn a maximum of 600 points per referred friend (1800 total)
  • You can refer only one (1) friend at a time. The invitation form will only be available if you are not currently referring a friend
  • If a friend has not created a character after three (3) days of accepting your invitation, you will be given the option to remove them as a referral. This will not count toward your lifetime referrals
  • If a friend has been inactive for seven (7) days after creating a character, you will be given the option to remove them as a referral. Warning: removing a previously-active referral will count toward your total lifetime referrals, and you will miss out on earning the maximum points from this referral! We recommend that you instead simply encourage your friend to complete their game goals.

 

This is an open beta test period so your feedback is very important to us. We will be making tweaks and improvements to the system in the following weeks based on that feedback.

 

Why not just keep the maximum accrued points for your account to be 1800, keep the maximum of 600 per referral, and remove the maximum of three referrals?  That way people can get the maximum 1800 when some of their friends decide not to keep playing the game(or are unable to play the game) and the referrer ends up referring more people to the game.

 

That is, unless the 1800 maximum is inherited from the 3 referral maximum each having a point maximum of 600.


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Rewards are really good.

I thought Weapon was 30 days max leased or something but instead are Permanent Account bound! Really nice doe.

 

The sad part is that no one of my IRL friend want to play APB and my friend steamlist consist of 95% of APB players :'(



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How do you verify a new account. My friend clicks the link but it just takes him to the Gamersfirst.com site. He updated the game and signed in made a character and has been playing but it still says the new account has not been verified but like i said every time he clicks on the link in the email it just sends him to the Gamersfirst site again but thats it.


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One bit of feedback, is I'd like better preview windows for the rewards. For weapons, that means telling me exactly how many slots and what mods are in it, much like a normal store page.

For the clothing and kits, that means a good-sized full image, again, much like store pages already are.


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I think the typo mean't to say 'Will'

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I have some questions about this system:

1. Are those guns like their armars counterparts? Same mods or equipped with 3 open slots.
2. Do those car unlocks also have 4 open slots? (Well it states that it has on the vegas 4x4, so assume the other ones have one as well?) And I guess they are all customizable
3. Do you get the same car for all your characters regardless of faction? (mikro on enforcer, jericho on crim)

About the system: It really is a shame that you are bound to 3 invites. This kinda destroys the idea of refer-a-friend because this way you are forced to give out those invites only on those that are sure to stay at the game. It's O.K. to have some kind of limitation on how many invites you can give out in order to not just spam them and automatically get rewards, but limiting them to only 3 invites per accout is kinda breaking the system.
Also, it would be nice to actually have a list of what exactly you have to do in order to get how many points.
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Questions, 1, For the first 30-100 point slots is it the weapon or the skins you are showing as the reward because for one you're showing a nanno and secondly on one of the 100 reward point slots you are showing the nanno connoisseur weapon skin and how do we get the refer a friend weapon skin.. 
 

2, Do the weapons in the 150-175 reward points slots have open slots or are they stock, and how many slots do they have and most importantly i guess how many of what is shown in these reward slots do we get when redeeming our points ie with the clothing slots do we choose just one article of clothing like do we only get to choose the hat or the vest or the pants ect or do we get all the clothing being shown and same goes for weapons, kits, vehicles...  

 

I dont see any nanos, i only see the normal OCAs and Future Tech weapon skin, you know you can click on the icons to see what they are.

 

Everything is account life time and from what i can tell ,they all appear to have slots.


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Its like asking a friend if he could take a knife and cut himself.

 

Questions, 1, For the first 30-100 point slots is it the weapon or the skins you are showing as the reward because for one you're showing a nanno and secondly on one of the 100 reward point slots you are showing the nanno connoisseur weapon skin and how do we get the refer a friend weapon skin.. 
 

 

 

Theres no nano in the reward list, there is no nano weapon skin either.


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