It looks like people are once again ignorant of the way Influence works.
It looks like Segamos14 has now created a bunch of accounts to award himself projected Influence. Assuming the 67 accounts he created all buy a copy of the game, then his Influence will be real. Otherwise, he's just wasting his time... and ours. Now my team has to go in and clean up the accounts rather than spend time developing the game.
So from me to you, thanks for wasting the time of 30,000 other players, as they get to wait on us to finish the game while we ban you.
And as people seeing numbers go up clearly makes them go insane, I'm going to be disabling the awarding of "projected" Influence henceforth.
Now the only way to get IP from recruiting others is if they buy a copy of the game, back us on Kickstarter beyond a certain tier, or if they themselves earn more than 400 IP by being a contributing member of the community.
Remember folks, Influence Points are supposed to be a measure of how much you've influenced the success of the game. If your influence has gone up because you created multiple accounts and "friended" yourself, not only are you not making the game more successful, but you're causing us to get a false sense of confidence in the number of interested community members. You're actually working against the success of the game. That's bannable.