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Blizzard further explains the new Scroll of Resurrection


Blizzard has posted a more detailed explanation of the revamped Scroll of Resurrection feature, allowing current players to send their friends seven free days to come back to the game, a free bump for one character to level 80, and a free server and faction change to your friend's new server. For the current player, you'll be given a faction-specific spectral mount if your resurrected friend pays for a month. All in all, it's an ambitious package to entice old players to return to Azeroth.

These new clarifications make sure that players understand the rules of the promotion and that this is a limited time deal. Blizzard will be letting everyone know with ample time before the promotion ends, but if you're interested in the mount, it might behoove you to get your Scroll of Resurrection out of the way early. What that says to me is a potential for rotating rewards for the Scroll of Resurrection. Multiple rewards or a new reward each year is a great way to get players to do their own grassroots advertising to get old players back into the game to sate their collector compulsions.

Hit the jump for the full list of clarifications.

Let's Talk Updated Scroll of Resurrection
We recently re-launched the World of Warcraft Scroll of Resurrection with new mounts, instant character boosts to level 80, free upgrades to Cataclysm for players who don't own all the expansions, and much more. Today, we'd like to take a look at some of the finer points of this powerful new way to reconnect with your friends in Azeroth.

First steps

If your friend hasn't played since December 2009 (or earlier), he or she will first need to upgrade to a free account before you can send a Scroll. Just have your friend log in to and follow the instructions to merge a World of Warcraft account to a free account. Returning players may want to add an authenticator to their accounts while they're at it. Attaching an authenticator isn't required for the Scroll of Resurrection promotion, but it's always a good idea.


To be eligible to receive a Scroll, your friend must have previously subscribed to World of Warcraft for at least 30 days, and your friend's account must have been inactive since March 4, 2012 or earlier. You can send a maximum of two Scrolls of Resurrection per day (one from within game, and one from within, so choose your recipients carefully. Aside from this daily limit, there is no limit to the total number of Scrolls you can send, but all Scroll invitations expire if not claimed within 30 days.

The Scroll of Resurrection is for previous World of Warcraft subscribers. If you're looking to recruit someone who has never played before, check out our Recruit a Friend program.

A little patience at first

Scrolls of Resurrection are sent out once a day in large batches, so it can take some time for your friend to receive it. Be patient!

How the rewards work

The Scroll of Resurrection provides your returning friends with an upgrade to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, a single character immediately boosted all the way to level 80, and seven days of free play time. Your friend also gains access to a free realm/faction transfer so the two of you can play together.

As a reward for inviting your friend back to the game, we are offering a free Spectral Gryphon for Alliance characters or a Spectral Wind Rider for Horde characters, which you'll receive once your resurrected friend purchases at least 30 days of game time. You'll find your beautifully translucent reward mount(s) waiting for you in the Account Management site, under "Referrals & Rewards -- History/Status."

Get 'em while they're hot

The Scroll of Resurrection is a limited promotion. We'll let you know well in advance of its expiration, but don't wait to take advantage of this opportunity. Click here to start sending Scrolls of Resurrection and bring your friends back to Azeroth!

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