We’ve been getting questions in game and during fireside and wanted to take the time to explain the new Friend Referral system and the removal of slot swap.
Friend Referral is a pretty basic system. Give you code to a novice player who activated their account within the past 30 days, when they redeem it in the system you will receive a special reward. You will receive rewards at 1, 3, 6, 9, 15, 30, and 50 friend referrals. In these rewards will be dyes, the new store coupons, and exclusive titles. So recruit your friends and use them for special rewards and exclusive prizes.
Just as important are the changes to the slot swap. There’s been a lot of confusion on this and we definitely want to clear it up. Slot swapping was never meant to be in the game. At first it was done by players with spectator and it was done from one side to another, we planned on phasing it out once we put in slot request swaps (so at least one person on each side agreed with it,) and only in this patch have put that in.
The ability to swap freely has been abused by player before to make unfair teams, but many players came to us saying how they used it for the opposite effect. We want to keep allowing that though and in an upcoming hotfix on Friday we will be allowing slot swapping again to the weaker side. This way players won’t have to “ask permission” to try and improve the game balance.
We’re going to keep an eye on this system and see if it’s working out and once it’s in, we’d love to hear your feedback.
Thank you everyone for joining us on this crazy ride as we try to push, prod, and poke systems into the game to improve the community experience.