Zadina

wow World of Warcraft Hot Topic: Multiboxing

6 posts in this topic

14823-world-of-warcraft-hot-topic-multib

Imagine the following scenario: a multiboxer has his characters killed on live stream by a single guy. The multiboxer claims the guy was hacking, files 60 reports and gets the guy banned. Chaos erupts. Now, imagine that all of this actually happened!

 

Prepared isn't any other multiboxer: he plays on 60 different accounts simultaneously in US RP realm Emerald Dream. Earlier this week, Prepared was chilling around with his numerous characters in the bank of Warspear in Ashran. Enter Delby, an Alliance player, who was lurking around the Horde town and had noticed the multiboxer.

 

Opinions differ as to what happened next. It seems that Delby was standing on the roof of the bank, while - as we've said before - Prepared's characters were inside the building. Then, Delby used Wand of Lightning Shield on another Horde player that was standing at the entrance of the bank and the damage chained to Prepared's characters, killing most of them. Prepared was live streaming at the time and you can see for yourself the whole incident here; it starts at 3 hours 40 minutes.

 

Prepared immediately claimed that Delby had used some sort of hack and proceeded to report him with all 60 of his accounts. The result was almost immediate: Delby got banned permanently. It is generally believed that if your account gets flagged that many times in a small amount of time, it gets automatically banned.

 

Public outrage erupted, when this incident became known. People started posting on the official forums, Reddit and Twitter in support of Delby and expressed their anger against Prepared and all multiboxers in general. The incident came to the attention of CM Lore, who went on to clarify via Twitter that Delby's account got banned due to violation of ToS, not because of the amount of reports. Lore hinted that there were other violations pending to Delby's account. Earlier today, we reported that a banwave to accounts suspected of botting took place between the 16th and 17th of December.

 

 

Still, the crowd's anger didn't cease. People claimed that multiboxers have been known to cause grief without any punishment, while some residents of the same server, where the incident took place (US RP realm Emerald Dream), complained about problems that Prepared and other multiboxers have caused to the server. Lore seemed willing to investigate these complaints and he mentioned that Prepared has been actioned in the past.

 

 

This incident brings back on the forefront the issue of multiboxing. The mere reaction of the community to the incident indicates how many people are against multiboxing and how much they want to see it gone. At this point, we should remind you that multiboxing isn't against the End-User License Agreement. As long as there is no automation (botting) involved, multiboxing is perfectly legal. What is your opinion on this sensitive topic?

 

Here are some discussions you might want to follow regarding the whole issue:

Official Forums (US): "Should multiboxers be allowed to mass report?"

Reddit: "The ED Pandemic", "What a sore loser looks like"

Lore's Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/CM_Lore
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey there! My name is Eldruin and I'm one of the residents of Emerald Dream that is working towards getting something done about mass multiboxing that is causing a huge disruption of player experiences on Emerald Dream.

 

After a reddit post I made blew up and made it to the front page, I decided it was time to take a more formal stand and created a website where people can share their opinions in a central location that's easy for Blizzard to see.

 

You can see it by clicking here. It's called Bring Back The Dream

 

(If you do decide to sign the petition, PLEASE verify your email. You will likely have to check your spam folder.)

 

I've been trying to get something done about this mass multiboxing, and I can't do it alone!

 

Thanks for the support,

@HolyEldruin

Edited by Eldruin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello my names is Ryugerald of the Cenarion Circle , I am a resident of Emerald Dream. I just wanted to take this chance to point out that the most common program used to multibox is called ISBoxer. Its a program that uses scripts to control multiple accounts, regardless of the fact its done manually its still scripting and that is considered botting, and as we all know botting of any kind is against ToS. For those of you that where unaware of this fact i hope you will support Eldruin in this fight.

 

Remember that as long as the balance is maintained in the world there will be peace.

May the spirits of the guardians watch over you.

If you want to support us in this cause please check the posts above by Eldruin 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why do I get the feeling that both of those users are actually the same person..... Intro is the same style, and the second posters account was created shortly after the first posters. Doesn't necessarily mean they are the same person, just seems fishey.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought the same thing... I guess the best I can do is say no it's not? lol

 

Found out who that is: it's a guild mate of mine, he commented after I told him about the post. Just in case anyone was curious, because I know I was.

Edited by Eldruin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Starym

       
      And here it finally is, the video showing how Method managed to get the World First, a kill that took 654 wipes and over 7 and a half days for anyone else to repeat! It gets really crazy at the end there, so pay close attention!
      <br>
      And here are some comments from the video editor himself, PlebCentral:
    • By Starym

       
      It has begun. The first round of the Mythic Dungeon Invitational is here and everyone can compete! Blizzard has just posted the extended rules and a FAQ for the Proving Grounds, where any team can submit their best 5 Mythic+ runs and have a chance at moving to the next stage in their region. This stage lasts two weeks, from  July 25 to August 8 so get your team and get going!
      Esports (source)
      Secure your spot* in the Mythic Dungeon Invitational by making a run at Mythic Keystone dungeons from July 25-August 8 during the Proving Grounds! The top scoring contenders will be invited to join as one of 32 outstanding teams from around the world, competing for a share of the $100,000 prize pool.
      Teams will need to master multiple dungeons during this two week period to be considered. We’ll be judging performance across the 5 dungeons in which the team achieves the highest Keystone Level during this time.
      At the end of the two weeks, teams will need to submit their top score using this form. Note that any entries received prior to the end of the Proving Grounds period (August 8) will not be considered. All entries must be received by August 11 by 3:00 p.m. PDT. Only dungeons completed during the Proving Ground period will be considered.
      Read the original announcement here and keep an eye on the World of Warcraft esports site.
      Proving Grounds FAQ
      Q. Do any completed Mythic Keystone Dungeons count, or do I need to finish the dungeon within the timer for it to be valid?
      A. Only dungeons completed within the allotted time will be counted (e.g., Maw of Souls needs to be completed in less than 24 minutes, Black Rook Hold needs to be completed within 39 minutes, etc). If you didn’t complete the dungeon in-time but submit it as one of your runs, you risk invalidating your submission.
       
      Q. Can I submit two different runs for the same dungeon?
      A. You’ll need to submit times for 5 different dungeons, with no repeats. For example, you will not be able to submit a 22 Halls of Valor run and a 21 Halls of Valor run.
       
      Q. How do I know what my best dungeon clears were at the end of the Proving Grounds?
      A. It’s up to you to keep track of your eligible dungeons during the two-week Proving Grounds period, either by taking screenshots, referencing the in-game Mythic Dungeon UI, or checking the Mythic Keystone Leaderboards for your realm.
       
      Q. Do we have to use the same characters throughout the Proving Grounds? Or can I use alts, or invite some other guild members to push for higher keystone clears?
      A. All 5 dungeon times you submit need to be with the same 5 characters; bringing in alternate characters or other players will invalidate your entry. (Please note however, that during the Regional and Global stages of the Mythic Dungeon Invitational your 5-player team will be able to use multiple
      characters and you won’t be limited to a single class each).
       
      Q. Do I just use my normal characters for the Proving Grounds? What about the later stages of the tournament?
      A. You’ll be using your normal retail characters for this portion of the tournament. If you’re selected as one of the 32 teams to compete in the Mythic Dungeon Invitational bracket, you’ll be given access to a specially configured tournament realm for your region that will have everything you need to compete (consumables, gear, etc).  This will allow us to set keystone affix combinations different from the current live combination for that week, and allow us to normalize gear and artifact level among all competitors.
       
      Q. If I’m invited to compete in the later stages, do I need to travel somewhere?
      A. All stages of the Mythic Dungeon Invitational will be played online, so no travel is required. The tournament realms are physically located in each region to minimize any concerns over latency during the Regional and Global stages of the tournament.
      *Download the Complete Mythic Dungeon Invitational Rules
    • By Starym

       
      Update: the video will become available as a VoD immediately and won't actually be streamed live, so just check the videos tab on Method's twitch channel!
      Well, it seems announcements for killvideos are a thing nowadays! After Exorsus' World 2nd, Method have let slip the date and time of the very first airing of their World First Mythic Kil'jaeden kill video. Now, we've all been able to see the fight up until around 40% courtesy of the Alpha stream, but that final 40ish percent seems brutal and will definitely be worth a watch (or several).
      In any case, you can check it out it starting from 8PM CET over on Method's twitch channel. Meanwhile you can read the interview they recently did covering the whole of ToS progression.

    • By SinanDira
      I have compiled the Warcraft story into 240 events nested into 29 statements nested into 4 summaries, all of which can be toggled individually.

      Here: http://wowloretldr.com
      FAQ: http://wowloretldr.com/faq/
       
      This is a work in progress still, and certain details are outdated due to the WoW: Chronicle retcon, but it still gives a very solid ground-up understanding of the Warcraft story and most of its fundamental aspects.
    • By Starym

       
      Update: Added nerdscreams video and killshot.
      And the second kill is finally here! Exorsus have defeated Kil'jaeden 7 days, 5 and a half hours after Method's World First kill and fended off the Chinese guilds that were pressuring their silver medal spot. After 962 wipes this will come as a huge relief for the Russian guild, as they've also had wipes as low as 0.2% in the last couple of days and been pretty frustrated with some of the issues on the fight. Guild GM Alveona even promised a big post about the whole issue after the race is done, so we have that to look forward to!
      Now it's down to Alpha and Style War to fight over the final top 3 spot, if one of the other 25 guilds on Kil'jaeden don't pull an upset and get there first! We also have Method's kill video to look forward to, which should arrive either after the 3rd kill or when one of the streaming guilds gets close to a kill. And there's Method's  big interview coming today where we'll find out more specifics of the fights!
      Killshot: