Multi-character players, your time is over.
Until recently, World of Warcraft players have been able to log in using third-party software to play multiple characters – a real boon when you’re looking to farm materials. It works by copying the inputs of mouse movement and keystrokes to each logged-in character, multiplying the effects of player actions across each login.
In a recent post, Blizzard have put multi-boxers on notice, warning them that these actions would no longer be allowed in the game.
“The use of input broadcasting software that mirrors keystrokes to multiple WoW game clients will soon be considered an actionable offense. We believe this policy is in the best interests of the game and the community.”
Players who continue to multi-box and ignore the message and in-game warnings can and may potentially have their accounts closed permanently.
This announcement trails the upcoming Shadowlands launch, which is set to offer an easy introduction to the world of Azeroth to new players. I suspect this is one more of Blizzard’s efforts to make the game more approachable and fairer, for players both new and old.
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