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That’s how I do it. High level players get a pass. Low level toons get reported.

Go get a real job.

I made my own chat channel. Why cant they do it now?

False petitions are not just an unproductive use of your friend’s time, but of our Game Masters’ as well. Each report given to us is fully investigated, and if we find a player has a pattern of this behavior, they may have their account noted or receive a warning. In ongoing cases, account suspension or even permanent closure could occur.

Chat Channels don’t need to change, because the way people use them won’t change either. People will post everything to trade like they do now because its where the most people are.

I propose a new feature called “ONE” which can be toggled on and off by right clicking on a players name in the chat window. When “ONE” is toggled ON, your account will only ever see ONE thing in trade chat per day from that player’s account, all other trade chat is blocked and you will never see it.

Let them have their ONE ad a day, even if they had 10 accounts posting at once they will use up their one ad per account pretty fast. Even people interested in boosting don’t need to see ads as often as they do now.

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The question really is, how will they enforce their rules? If player reports from the group finder and trade chat result in a temporary removal of the offending character’s listing/posts from your view and there is no follow-up, then the ad may still be in the group finder and the character may still be spamming trade chat tomorrow.

I think there should be a “player character services” channel as well as certain other additional channels, like “political topics”. Players who report boosting spam would be given an option to “move to player services channel”. With a minimal number of reports that ad would move, and everything that player posted would end up in that channel, too.

Spam was way out of control. It doesn’t appear to be on any realms I play on any longer.

Yeah, like they follow the rules about not using group finder to advertise… The only way to address this situation is to hire actually people who deal with the spam real time and can monitor the RMT sales being advertised every day.

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Cry me a river. The only thing that can happen automated is a silence until a gm looks into it. If you spam so much 20 players reported you that’s a problem in itself beyond what you are spamming for. If people are getting real bans that means a gm investigated and found the player to be in tos violation for what ever reason.

Yes I hate boosters and I think boosters are the main reason the game has gone down hill. Can’t wait until they ban all boosting

I know a lot of advertiser and I do always ask them about it and they said they dont know who they are. Obviously I dont know if they’re lying or not but some of them are my friends so I dont see the reason why they should lie about it.

Agree. I mean you only really need 1 guy and just open up group finder to see. You gotta be blind not to even put 2 and 2 together

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They have said in Blue post they are clearly legal and allowed?

I’m okay with this. Any and every form of boosting should be banned.

I’m not arguing what’s “within the rules” btw, I’m just stating my opinion. If every single booster was banned, I’d be okay with it.

There’s a difference between “not against EULA” and “unsupported.”

Read this support article:

Carries and boosts are unsupported transactions. Thus, they will not create an official channel specifically for unsupported transactions.

They should just go all-in on banning boosting services instead of walking back to misunderstood half-measures because major guilds objected. I mean, they threw out the baby with the bathwater on multiboxing, why not boosting too?

Just ban it all. Same-realm, multi-realm, guild or “organization”. There’s no practical way for players to tell the difference anyway.

There were probably thousands. I’m sure you didn’t know them all. The ones who were the most problematic wouldn’t have been your friends in the game, because they didn’t play the game. They were bots spamming ads every 10 seconds 24/7.

They didn’t. Multiboxers still multibox, just not using banned software or hardware to emulate keystrokes.

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Trade is the advertisement.
If you’re getting banned then perhaps you’re advertising in an annoying / spammy way.

What Blizz needs to do is remove the auto silence feature.

Believe me, I know. I still shadowbox my two accounts pretty much all the time. I was too lazy to set up passthrough software or hardware schemes before, so I’ve just been doing the manual click to switch windows and have one character being dragged along fairly uselessly the whole time. I personally wasn’t really affected by the update.

What I’m referring to specifically, though, was that they didn’t ban multiboxing tools because they objected to them being used for multiboxing. They banned them because bots were using multiboxing tools to make their botting more efficient, and it made it too hard for them to tell the difference between botters and legitimate multiboxers, so the tools had to go and a playstyle that is still legitimate was significantly affected for many people.

I’m saying, if “organizations” advertising boosts is bad, and if they can just pretend to be single-realm guilds instead, and the lines are already blurred on if guilds can invite cross-server for boosts, then probably boosting from single-realm guilds is going to need to go also because it would take very little effort for communities like Huokan to mask their activity by taking the name of their organization specifically out of their ads, naming their separate guilds something different on each server and setting up a shell guild on each realm they want to advertise to.

I wasn’t clever enough to figure it out.

I have windows set to focus on mouseover. No clicking necessary to activate a visible window.

Eh, I’m an old dog, and my current tricks are working for me. I usually have a lot of other windows up behind the game windows - a video on top in a corner, browsers, Discord, etc - and i’m sure that hover-focus would just end up making me bring up a bunch of stuff that I didn’t intend all the time :laughing: