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Confusion about Referals

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TheGreySithOne
11.11.2019 , 09:08 PM | #1
My friend has had an account for a few months, but then recently made a character (He was probably busy or something), but I wanted to give him my referral link. However, it states his account is currently not eligible for the Friends of SWTOR Referral Program,

I've looked online for answers but I'm still confused. Did he NEED to have had used my link when making the account or can he just enter it now? If so, where and if not, why can he not use it?

Thanks for any help!
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Dralnalak
11.11.2019 , 11:01 PM | #2
Having just referred a friend, here's the link to the info on it. Note that it says that new accounts are different than people who were previously subscribers.

http://www.swtor.com/info/friends

For me, I simply used a link someone gave me, logged into my account, confirmed that I did indeed want to use that referral, and everything worked fine. However, I was previously a subscriber.

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sharkfishman
11.12.2019 , 08:17 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by TheGreySithOne View Post
My friend has had an account for a few months, but then recently made a character (He was probably busy or something), but I wanted to give him my referral link. However, it states his account is currently not eligible for the Friends of SWTOR Referral Program,

I've looked online for answers but I'm still confused. Did he NEED to have had used my link when making the account or can he just enter it now? If so, where and if not, why can he not use it?

Thanks for any help!
This means he probably already used someone else's referral. You can only use a referral code once, unless you've been away from the game for more than 3 months.

If he already used another referral, he won't be able to use yours for now.
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Tohmas
11.12.2019 , 02:18 PM | #4
You don't need to necessarily be "away from the game." You simply cannot use another referral code until 90 days have passed. You can still be active in the game during those 90 days. (As F2P or Preferred. You cannot, to my knowledge, use a referral code while actively subscribed; although I'm not sure why you'd need to.*) What I don't know, is if you can use the same referral code more than once. I suspect not.

*The only benefit subscribers get from the referral code "rewards" is a free 10 slot inventory expansion; which I do use on every character I create. I first purchase the amount of slots I ultimately want, less 10; then use this item for the last 10.
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MK-ULTRA
11.12.2019 , 04:12 PM | #5
I think it just takes a few days for his account to fully activate. I am new sub account and for the first week at least I couldn't use a referral code. Said the same thing "not eligible". Then one day it worked
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sharkfishman
11.13.2019 , 01:16 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Tohmas View Post
You don't need to necessarily be "away from the game." You simply cannot use another referral code until 90 days have passed. You can still be active in the game during those 90 days. (As F2P or Preferred. You cannot, to my knowledge, use a referral code while actively subscribed; although I'm not sure why you'd need to.*) What I don't know, is if you can use the same referral code more than once. I suspect not.

*The only benefit subscribers get from the referral code "rewards" is a free 10 slot inventory expansion; which I do use on every character I create. I first purchase the amount of slots I ultimately want, less 10; then use this item for the last 10.
Yeah, when I said "away from the game" I meant "not subscribing." Sorry if that wasn't clear.

Also, don't forget about the free character transfer. That pretty much doubles your amount of alts (if you're someone who likes playing alts, that is.)
For my friends, click my referral link for awesome free stuff.
For my enemies, click it just to spite me.

"Don't get cocky."