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So, as you'd expect, the reactions to Blizzard's recent cracking down on multiboxing have been mostly positive, as many, MANY players really don't like the practice, but there are some who are pretty upset with the decision, so we thought we'd take a look at a few responses. Warning: the language might get a bit spicy.

First off we have the best reaction ever, which actually also has a good and correct point: multiboxers will continue on, they'll just need to find new ways to control their characters:

Then we're on to one more negative reddit post, featuring 40 subscriptions lost for Blizzard from ONE player, so we can't forget that this decision came with a pretty big price tag for them.

Then let's have some positive feedback, as the majority of players are very happy with this decision, taken from our own twitter announcement alone:


And a couple of negative ones as well:

 

In the end it seems there are a lot more players that are happy with the decision than not, although those that are unhappy are VERY much so. What do you think about the limitations imposed on multiboxing? Was it a good move? And do you think that this will actually eradicate multiboxing completely or will they just adapt?

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This is an odd choice after 16 years. I don't think it will affect the major abusers of multi-boxing as they will just switch to virtual machines and a hardware input mirroring solution because they can, most likely, afford it.

On the other hand the people who do it with only 1 or 2 other accounts so they can solo dungeon runs because they hate PuGs. Will be removed from the game.

I applaud the attempt to curb actual abuse (who hasn't been victim to druid swarms preventing quest completion) however, I don't think this will have the impact they are hoping...

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3 hours ago, Starym said:

And a couple of negative ones as well:

Not surprised that the complaints come from neckbeards.WoW Girl ~ 10 anos do lendário episódio “Make Love, Not Warcraft”!

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Ye good move. It was a god mode cheat in bgs, and thats why people enjoyed it. They'll be frustrated, some might leave, but its far better to the majority. 

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This doesn't stop as much multiboxing for gold making as you all may think. It'll make it not as efficient for sure, but still MUCH more efficient then just 1 character. Biggest area hit will be mining / herb which is good overall though.

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This should be enforced strictly! It has destroyed the market for the majority of players. I have 2 accounts and I MANUALLY work my second account.

Let's see if they actually enforce it so people can start to enjoy their professions and actually make gold!

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I am surprised they are trying to ban this, wouldn't this cut on their profits since, don't multiboxing require multiple subscriptions??? or it doesn't and that is why they are doing it?

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56 minutes ago, Lithari said:

I am surprised they are trying to ban this, wouldn't this cut on their profits since, don't multiboxing require multiple subscriptions??? or it doesn't and that is why they are doing it?

Yes it requires multiple subscriptions and you have to buy the expansion for each account as well. 

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2 hours ago, Lithari said:

I am surprised they are trying to ban this, wouldn't this cut on their profits since, don't multiboxing require multiple subscriptions??? or it doesn't and that is why they are doing it?

Multiboxing community is such a low percentage of players compared to overall population even with their additional accounts and considering almost 99% of the players are "casual" and this multiboxing practice affecting that majority in a negative way, it's quite natural to assume in the long run the loss from multiboxers would seem quite less, and that way we can easily guess the people staying in game with less annoyances from multiboxers will equalize that loss.

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-Good afternoon game master!
-Afternoon - you know why I pulled your account over, right?
-No sire, haven't got a clue.
-For multiboxing - show me your not using software aid.
-Sir I ain't multiboxing, I'm just roleplaying a quintuple twins tauren druid brotherhood.

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1 minute ago, Badadada said:

-Good afternoon game master!
-Afternoon - you know why I pulled your account over, right?
-No sire, haven't got a clue.
-For multiboxing - show me your not using software aid.
-Sir I ain't multiboxing, I'm just roleplaying a quintuple twins tauren druid brotherhood.

We're actually 3 gnomes in a trenchcoat.

Serious note, automation has always been a bannable offense. They are probably just confident they have a way to reliably determine the difference between input broadcast and actual keystrokes, probably through an addition to the client side on your PC. It's not like Blizzard couldn't get copies of the software themselves to test with.

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In all honesty, I think this is a good step. Of course locking out people is always questionable but in this case multiboxers who used to farm materials flooded the market and were able to direct prices, like making mats more or less expensive. A "normal" player who wouldn't be able to grind out mountains of resources just cannot compete with them and in return would maybe even lose hard earned currency due to 20+ druids flying around.

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Well, i do get annoyed when i see like 3 or a whole group killing things endlessly and using their pets to fetch the loot.....i think those are either gold sellers getting gold and loot or multi-box players grinding gold or something.......it can be annoying sometimes.

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12 hours ago, Arcnail said:

This doesn't stop as much multiboxing for gold making as you all may think. It'll make it not as efficient for sure, but still MUCH more efficient then just 1 character. Biggest area hit will be mining / herb which is good overall though.

for WoW classic it'll stop people who multibox 5+ mages from just AoE farming entire raids

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If multiboxing was the ONLY reason these played WoW then good riddance. Blizzard won't cry over a few lost accounts and we will finally be able to farm mats and get control back of realm economy. They did mention that they monitored it a lot and they figured it had a growing negative impact on the general community.

This was indeed way overdue and I thank them for standing up at last.

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