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9-04-2008 @ 7:50PM
In this particular case, with a brand new player who has never played world of warcraft before...yes it could be bad. Game killing though? I don't think so. I am frustrated with the already high lvl player for not instructing the recruit-a-friend new player to better gear as they go along.Now.. I must admit, I am using this feature with a friend of mine. Though neither of us are new players and have played WoW for numerous years. We however decided to finally reroll horde as we never have done so and decided to use this feature to do so. This as an example, I think it could be used for good. Neither of us would be a so called "n00b" and because of our past experience, catching on to a new class has not be so difficult that we are still using lvl 26 pants. The thing is, there is time to go to the AH and buy gear. So in the end, I don't think that in all situations this is a bad thing. Of course there are cases like the one you mentioned that may be however that just says that the person who recruited said friend isn't probably the brightest of players either. As they do have a responsibility to their friend to help them advance no matter if they have experience with said friends class or not.
9-04-2008 @ 11:26PM
I don't even see how it's bad for a new player. I RAFed my roommate, and he's learning the game quite well despite never having played before. In fact, he's been dominating duels with randoms he meets in the Crossroads and elsewhere.If it wasn't recruit-a-FRIEND, and instead was recruit-a-TOTAL STRANGER, perhaps it'd be different. But with someone there to explain things like threat, spell rotations, and what the word "instance" means, what's the challenge?I think RAF is a great promotion.
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