"Good news, everyone!"
So, yeah, I'm sure some of you have attempted to recruit your friends and family... and often to your chagrin, no doubt. I actually tell most of my friends that I play, and among some of my friends it's become a sort of joke that I always try to make them play. I have had varying degrees of success, but nobody has stuck around for the long haul.
My best friend from college moved to a different country and shortly discovered that I suck at keeping in touch with people. He signed up to communicate with me. He played for several months, perhaps almost a year. This has been quite some time ago... when I was at VE.
Then a year or so later I had a girlfriend that I convinced to sell tech for awhile. She could never remember the steps (really bright, I know), and it got old telling her each link to click. She eventually deleted. Shocker.
Most recently I got a colleague of mine in China to signup. He's Chinese. Anyway, we share the same network at work, and I somehow momentarily forgot that we wouldn't be able to aid each other. Anyway, I sent him some aid, as he's a tech seller, but later got a message/reminder that it's not OK. The message said I may be deleted, and I checked the forums for a place to beg forgiveness but found none. So, I thought I'd post this here. It seems there may be a 3-strike policy. I hope so.
While I don't want to get banned/deleted, I'd be a lot more productive IRL if that happens, I think.
So, if you're wondering, the "good news" is that we appear to have a 3-strike policy (fingers crossed), and barring that I will hopefully experience an uptick in my IRL productivity.