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The recent Blizzard decision to ban use of input mirroring software wasn't the end of multiboxing after all, as players dedicated to the practice find different ways to still do it. One of them has managed to solo Waycrest Manor +9 with his team of Druids, using hardware only (meaning 5 different PC setups).

In case you were wondering what exactly the difference between this "hardware" multiboxing and the banner type was, you can check out this video where MultiDayz explains:

There's a also this recent test with a Prot Paladin and 4 Elemental Shamans in +5 Freehold:

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i will still report this scummy practice. If i see 5 Characters following and starting boradcasted/copied inputs, it's still banworthy i'd say. Just to run this *filtered* on 5 pcs now, is a workaround that doesn't excuse the fact that it's still automated characters and a pathetic thing to do.

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6 hours ago, Lawrenz said:

i will still report this scummy practice. If i see 5 Characters following and starting boradcasted/copied inputs, it's still banworthy i'd say. Just to run this *filtered* on 5 pcs now, is a workaround that doesn't excuse the fact that it's still automated characters and a pathetic thing to do.

I wish it were that simple. Blizzard specifically chose to use the term "software multiboxing" so as to exclude hardware multiboxing, which grants their implicit permission to continue this practice. If they wanted to end it altogether they'd've just used "multiboxing."

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3 minutes ago, CharlesF said:

I wish it were that simple. Blizzard specifically chose to use the term "software multiboxing" so as to exclude hardware multiboxing, which grants their implicit permission to continue this practice. If they wanted to end it altogether they'd've just used "multiboxing."

I'm not even sure how they could determine someone is hardware multiboxing, unless they analyzed the movements of accounts owned by the same person - but then you could just use unliked accounts - and they can't exactly constantly compare every keypress on to every keypress on every account at the same time.  That's massive data crunching, with probably loads of false positives.

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They could, based on community reports, observe someone actively hardware multiboxing. This would be labor intensive, but it wouldn't take very long to get the message across that all multiboxing is against their TOS - similar to software botting. That being said, they likely decided it's too labor intensive - especially at the start of a new expansion - so they've settled on software multiboxing as that is easy to automate the detection of as a first step. Investing in multibox hardware is the way forward presently, especially for non-US players who make money off the AH via gold, resources, and item sales.

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28 minutes ago, CharlesF said:

I wish it were that simple. Blizzard specifically chose to use the term "software multiboxing" so as to exclude hardware multiboxing, which grants their implicit permission to continue this practice. If they wanted to end it altogether they'd've just used "multiboxing."

i don't see any difference there, software or hardware. I think Blizzards choice of words was explicit as it is, to not accidently ban playing on two pcs at the same time (if you can manage it). It shows me a clear change in blizzards philosophy, regarding multiboxing, and i expect of them to ban "hardware multiboxers" as well.

This situation for seems like, let's say the government banned stealing. So thiefs were expected to stop stealing. But now thiefs began to take property and leave monopoly money to make it seem like they paid for it...

It's ridiculous. Hardware multiboxing is just "making it seem like they play on 5 pcs". Please Blizzard ban them. All of them.

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Multiboxing on it's own, is not the problem. How people use it, is certainly an issue. I have a solo guild, had a hectic schedule, and trying to coordinate times with other players to get even the most basic achievements for the guild was an issue. That was it. That was my whole motivation for multiboxing. Before the level squish, it was helpful for leveling up my alts, but not without its own set of headaches. Main reason for the 2nd account was to invite alts into the guild on my main account. Ramble, ramble. None of this would be seen as game breaking, I don't think. The multiboxers that are farming and ruining the economy... Absolutely an issue. Boxers that are dungeon/raid farming for gear to slap onto a single toon for the purpose of pvp abuse, definitely an issue. Is it all a "unfair advantage"? That's up to Blizzard to decide. In reality, they already sidestepped their original wording when they realized that all the paid accounts getting canceled from multiboxing was a huge ding on the company revenue. 

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50 minutes ago, aceaxe11 said:

Main reason for the 2nd account was to invite alts into the guild on my main account.  

Same here and I was delighted when Blizzard finally gave us the option to advertise our own personal guilds, login the alt, apply to join, log back in your other characters in the guild and accept the invite from your alt, log back in the alt and accept the guild invitation. Sorted.

 

More and worse damage is done to the economy by boosters and their scummy spamming communities , most of them involved directly in selling services for real money not just gold, along with running actual legions of farming bots, including the worst ones multiboxing with druids farming herbs etc.,

Spammy scumbag boosting communities and services ruin the economy and *filtered* off so many in the game yet little if anything is or has been done by Blizzard to stop them.

This guy hardware boxing, I don't see much wrong with it at all.

I'd rather Blizzard cracked down hard on all the spammers and boosters ruining the game for others.

 

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12 hours ago, OxO said:
Same here and I was delighted when Blizzard finally gave us the option to advertise our own personal guilds, login the alt, apply to join, log back in your other characters in the guild and accept the invite from your alt, log back in the alt and accept the guild invitation. Sorted.

Ohhhhh, Thank you!  FOllowed what you said and now have my 3 alts in with my main.

 

 

 

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