This just came about overnight (from what I’ve seen). Blizzard has revamped the Scroll of Resurrection. It used to be if you sent a scroll and someone did the seven days and then renewed their account, you got a free month. Now?
As you can see by the image above, you’ll now receive a new in-game mount, but much like before it’s only if the recipient of the scroll signs back up for at least a month. So basically, instead of a free month you get a free mount. But, no, it isn’t account wide. Since you can send out more than one scroll (one per day though), it would seem you want to send resurrections with whichever toons you’d like the mount on (more on sending in a minute).
The person who receives the invite is the one who really benefits.
- For starters, if they don’t have Cataclysm then their account is automatically upgraded to the current expansion.
- They also receive the 7-day play once more.
- They can automatically boost a toon to 80!
- If the toon they boost isn’t on the same server as the toon that sent the scroll, then that character receives a free realm transfer to the location of the character that sent it!
Unlike the sender, the recipient doesn’t need to renew their subscription to receive these rewards. They simply need to accept the scroll. Yes, you can bet I’m sending a couple out.
Whether this is coincidence compared to the number of players who’ve recently left the game or not is not for me to discuss. I doubt something like this just magically came about, so it was probably in the works before the recent subscription numbers came out. What I do know, is there’s plenty of opportunity here.
Right off the bat I can think of a friend of mine who was frustrated with levelling on our Alliance server because all his heirlooms were on a different server and Horde side. Well, if he were to decide to come back, my understanding is he could boost a toon on his heirloom server to 80 and then transfer it to our Alliance server because that’s where my invite would come from. If there are only the standard server transfer penalties in terms of what your character can go with, I can see a few people taking advantage of this…to say nothing of the people who will be after the Spectral mounts.
See the new button? Simply click on it and it will open a list of options for you from your own contact/guild list. Just choose who you want, adjust the message to what you want it to say and hit send. Done and done.
Of course, there’s some fine print too. An expired account can only accept one scroll of resurrection, and this promotion is apparently only active for the next 90 days. That means the scroll also has to be accepted within that time period to reap the rewards. Regardless of what you think of the current game, I expect the rewards to be pretty heavily reaped in the next three months.