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Latest revision as of 15:35, 28 March 2014

In Version 1.33 it became possible to track players you "referred" to the game. When new players register to the game via a referral link they receive Buffalo Bill's Saddle Bag as a token gift. As these players progress through the game and purchase premium, you receive increasing rewards for your character. Referred players are tracked on a world specific basis; you only receive rewards on the first world that each player registered to.

The referral system is accessible as a tab in the Friends List overview.

Methods of Referral

Four methods of referral advertising are currently available:

Direct Link

A standard link to The West homepage with extra 'parameters' that record the senders user ID. This link can easily be sent via instant messaging and social networking.

Email

A predefined email will be sent to a selected email address, showing the recipient a brief description of the game and including the direct reference link described above.

Advertising Banner

A "The West" advertising banner that when clicked will redirect the user to the homepage. This banner can easily be included on a website or forum.

Signature Banner

Previously available from the Settings menu, a personal signature banner showing your characters level, rank, achievement and quest points as well as duelling statistics is available as an alternative to the generic banner. When clicked the banner will now take the viewer to the homepage.

Points System

For each new account that registers to the game via your referral link you receive friendship points for your character on the first world that they join. Existing players added to your friends list as well as referred players joining a second world will not contribute to your points! You continue to receive more points as these players gain levels or spend gold nuggets. These points are cumulative and are not lost when a referred player leaves the game. They can be tracked in the achievement menu under the statistics tab.

The exact number of points rewarded for each action is determined by a secret formula - it is not a one to one relationship. It is generally more beneficial to refer a couple of players who advance significantly through the game and purchase premium rather than refer several players who quit the game at low levels. The formula contains internal safeguards against players who attempt to exploit the system through creating these multiple accounts themselves, instead rewarding the recruitment of genuine players who contribute to the longevity of the game.

Available Rewards

Rewards are given at exponentially increasing totals of friendship points. It is only possible to receive each reward once per world.

Rewards List

Reward Details Friendship Points
1
A well-filled calumet. 10
2
Three thousand experience points. 50
3
Five thousand dollars. 100
4
A steel lined chest. 500
5
An elephant. 1000
6
Sam Hawkin's knife. 5000
7
A premium chest. 10000
8
2000 bonds. 50000
9
Ten items of your choice. * 100000
10
A personalised avatar and item set. ** 500000

* Please be aware that you cannot select duplicate, developer/games mastered or limited-time items.
** Object bonuses and graphics must be appropriate for the game balance and appearance.

Rewards Disclaimer

Please note InnoGames reserves the right to retain or deny rewards subject to their discretion. Specifically, but not limited to, rewards may be denied or removed on the grounds that:

  • The necessary friendship points were obtained by exploiting one or more bugs, manipulating the system or breaching the rules.
  • The necessary friendship points were obtained too easily due to unforeseen or extraordinary circumstances.
  • The market or world where the rewards were earnt is pending permanent deletion.

The final decision on any such removal lies with InnoGames, who holds right to interpretation that is not subject to judicial recourse.