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Multiboxing Bans Have Begun

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When they announced the end of input broadcasting software (not multiboxing itself), Blizzard mentioned they'd be easing into it, with warnings and a grace period. Well, it seems that period is over! We already covered the actual warnings going out about two weeks ago, and now it seems is the time when they escalate into bans, as LetMeSpoilThisForU explains the situation for one particular multiboxer:

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was posted on the Earthshaker (EU) discord.

The guy is a well known 20+ char multiboxer on that server who just got all of his chars perma banned. The pic only shows 8 of his accounts, but he said its all of them. He obviously didnt want to stop using keystroke replicating software, so blizz just acted.

If you also got people like this on your server, keep reporting, blizzard is actually doing something against them now.

So it seems some multiboxers just can't let go of their old tools, while we've seen others adapt and move to hardware options, event beating M+9 keys with them.

It seems Blizzard's detection is working at least, and they're willing to go through with actual bans, so if you're multiboxing, make sure you're not using input broadcasting software. It also remains to be seen if this is the limit of Blizzard's modifications to the way multiboxing works, as the other methods used could also become problematic later down the line.

Here's the relevant part of the announcement.

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We will soon begin issuing warnings to all players who are detected using input broadcasting software to mirror commands to multiple accounts at the same time (often used for multi-boxing). With these warnings, we intend to notify players that they should not use this software while playing World of Warcraft. Soon thereafter, the warnings will escalate to account actions, which can include suspension and, if necessary, permanent closure of the player's World of Warcraft account(s). We strongly advise you to cease using this type of software immediately to maintain uninterrupted access to World of Warcraft.

And if you want to check the... colorful replies on the subject you can head on over to the WoW Classic reddit thread.

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Oh the lovely ban hammer, really nice to see they act not just talk! After multiboxers just need some more agression versus group finder advertisers, I hate them sooo much (who is not? I suppose).

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