I very much appreciate your personal reply. I’ve tried the support button and it took me to an information page. I eventually found out how to send in a request (also not straightforward and feels like contacting support is discouraged), but I felt like an ■■■ sending in a support request when all I wanted was the answer to a very simple question about a commonly used and heavily promoted part of the game.
I could cite many examples of other tier systems that are shown exactly like the invite rewards, with each tier being equivalent until the next tier is achieved. As a Canadian tax accountant, I can show you how the tiers of our income tax system work, and I’m sure our government would frown upon anyone suggesting they didn’t have to pay tax on income that fell between the amounts denoting each tier. Relying on users to just ‘know’ how it works without any other description isn’t adequate, in my opinion. When you click for info, it tells you how earning the rewards works but nothing about the limitations. When you share the game, the rules of earning the rewards are repeated, and regardless of which friend gets the request, they are told that when they reach level 10, their referrer will receive their rewards (all of my friends said they got the same message). As I noted, people also ask lots of questions about the program. I read through a LOT of them, and not once did any responder mention any limitations other than those regarding new users and leveling up before rewards are available.
If I could have found one single official statement describing the limitations of the offer, I would have no issue. I have no issue at all with the rules or limitations themselves. I’m just really annoyed at how difficult it was to find information that should be readily available to users.
Again, thank you for your personal reply. I’m sorry you have to be the one to read my gripes.