The immersion bit is that recruit has to speak to Captain Kinsey and say "<recruiting avatar's name> says hi" What does the the recruit get? Kinsey would welcome the recruit and give them a starter pack with helpful items like the following: - Selectable low-end full armor set bag (cloth, leather, chain, plate) - Selectable low-end weapon bag (wand, staff, sword, axe, etc) - An extra set of normal tools (pickaxe, etc) - 5x of each of the scrolls - 5-10 different foods What does the recruiter's get? At the time the recruit talks to Kinsey, a mail is sent to the recruiter to let them know Assuming the recruit played for at least 10 hours and completed one of the main quest lines within the first 30 days: - Position on the in game leader board - If the recruiter is part of the rewards program, they will get an extra potion reward or 10 extra COTOs - After recruiting 25 players, they get a new title - A new title for every XX additional recruits - Entry into a monthly on-stream recruiter's only drawing for a big prize Of course, there should be limitations in place so existing accounts do not count. I think the above benefits are fairly balanced and provide enough incentive for both parties to without doing anything even close P2W or game breaking. Besides being "immersive", this would require no web work from the devs. No "recruiter code" management. No recruiter signups. No link tracking, etc.