Heroes of the Storm adds recruit-a-friend rewards

    
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I feel like this fundamentally misunderstands friendship.

Sometimes you put up with a lot from your friends, and sometimes they have to put up with something for you. After all, you know that some of your friends don’t really care for the MOBA genre, so you don’t mention your obsession with Heroes of the Storm. But now there’s a whole recruit-a-friend thing available, and it has an exclusive mount. So that means it’s time to bite the bullet and call up the handful of friends you have who could be convinced to play the game until you get the mount.

If you’re in that position, at least you’re not one of the folks who’ve already recruited everyone they know and can no longer benefit from it. Game Director Dustin Browder apologized to them via Twitter:

He further implied he’s aware of the rash of mule accounts being created in the service of acquiring those rewards. “That was not the intent,” he tweeted. “[T]hat is not good.”

Source: Official Site. Thanks, Tyler.
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clivekassis
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clivekassis

Heroes of the Storm and get 2 free Heroes! https://battle.net/recruit/SJ527DMHTZ #heroesofthestorm

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

blackcat7k No, it’s not. League and Dota 2 have none of these problems, and both are free games. League, back when Riot didn’t have billions (the kind of money that Blizzard and Valve have!) had plenty of issues, but now that they have massive budgets, they’ve addressed most of them.
Hell, I can’t think of a single other MOBA I’ve played that has these problems, and almost the entire genre is F2P. Your argument holds zero weight and your attempt to take a pot shot at a game simply for being F2P has failed miserably.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

Nothing screw up matchmaking like forcing pros to parade around as noobs. Just put the damn thing up for sale.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Estranged Hoverboard is only $60.  Lol.  But you get a really great game with it.  I love the HS card back too.  Still, it’s pricey I won’t lie.

DamnDirtyApe
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Pretty great idea to encourage experienced players to roll up smurf accounts and beat the crap out of new and/or bad players to earn a mount.  I’m sure that will do wonders for the ‘real’ new players this attracts.

im2ortal
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im2ortal

I will help you newbies and provide some helpful starting tips. We may also play a few games together when I am on – https://battle.net/recruit/C5R6ZVZG5C. Click here, get your free heroes and stim pack.

Estranged
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Estranged

Armsbend scfs123 Estranged I’m fine with recruiting programs.  Just think 4 players is too many for veterans at this juncture.  No need to tempt people to spam their links all over the interwebs, twitter and Facebook.

Estranged
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Estranged

scfs123 Estranged There are so many cool mounts that are half price right now, I’m not sweating it!

There should be alternate paths to help the company gain customers.  Also, reward me more than a mount.  A one month stim pack would be awesome.

Estranged
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Estranged

blackcat7k Greaterdivinity Estranged This sucker is polished, just needs a little more tweaking.  By the way, most everyone I know contributes.  At least 50% of the people I encounter have a store skin or mount.

Estranged
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Estranged

LordSolarMacharius Depends on which mode I am playing.  AI is basically instant.  Quick match varies, but is less than 30 secs, usually.  Hero league takes longer, but I am fine with that actually.  Want the skill levels to be fair.