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World of Warcraft Hot Topic: Multiboxing

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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
 

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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

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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 

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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.

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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.

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