Published by Blizzard Input broadcast software policy update, This means “have it in a multi-boxer” in English. Multiboxing is a technique that every MMOG player knows. A large group of avatars that run around like a hive mind under the control of a single player using third-party software, even if they haven’t done it themselves.
There are different reasons for players to multi-box, but in World of Warcraft it’s usually resource farming (collecting 20 accounts and then transferring them all to the main account), or in some cases a little better old player. There is sadness. It may be interesting to come across a multi-boxer, because it’s something to see, but it’s unfair to other players and it’s definitely a Dick move.
Well, Pap Blizzard has enough of that nonsense. “We considered using third-party input broadcast software that can automatically mirror a single keystroke or action to multiple game clients. Using this software for support will have a greater negative impact on the game. Botting and automated gameplay. The use of input broadcast software that mirrors keystrokes to multiple WoW game clients is soon considered a viable violation. This policy is best for games and the community. I think it will be in the interest of. “
This is clearly tied Preparing for Shadowlands,yet A new start for this classic And the perfect cut-off point for behavior that Blizzard has more or less unchecked so far. The blog post outlines how players are initially warned, and if ignored, Blizzard begins to take disciplinary action that can have permanent consequences.
“We will soon begin issuing warnings to all players detected using input broadcast software to mirror commands to multiple accounts at the same time (often used for multiboxing). Along with warnings, we will notify players that they should not use this software while playing World of Warcraft. Soon after, the warnings will escalate to account actions, which may be paused or required. Correspondingly, it includes the complete closure of the player’s World of Warcraft account. We strongly recommend that you discontinue use of this type. Immediate provision of software to maintain uninterrupted access to World of Warcraft. “
This leaves a gray area for players who “follow” the leader by pasting five characters in different windows, but it’s clear that Blizzard’s problem here lies with third-party software. Still, it’s unclear what you can and cannot do about it, but you’ll know.
I don’t really care about multiboxers. Why do they care if they fill their boots with magical apples unless someone is completely sad? That said, and no matter how you feel about the practice, at least Blizzard speaks openly about what it thinks and what it does about it.