Honestly I don't feel like the "Soe needs to stop this because they'll lose money!" approach is going to get very far with the devs, it sounds like something that would just make them roll their eyes. The real sticker for me is the lack of communication and understanding when it comes to this referral program and its core player base. Why is stuff being added to the game that approximately 99.99% of the player base has no realistic opportunity to obtain? Who hasn't already invited their friends to the game to play with them? It's like the program was designed for new players to bring in new players, and the existing ones can sod off. I'm not going to try to tell SOE how to run a business or say that I'll never spend a dime on PS2 again for as long as I live, because honestly it'd be extremely arrogant of me - and likely untrue. I like PS2, I feel like it's a worthy investment of my leisure time and entertainment money. I just feel a little jaded that their new referral system doesn't appear to think of anyone except people with massive followings, Totalbiscuit's comments on the situation only disgusted me further. But hey, maybe if I want the items I'll 'work' towards them. Guess I should print some pamphlets or something and hand them out on the street.