well… 10+ griefers - Must be war mode cuz Blizz has them ban in joining BGs…
In regards to Gold farmers most of the time it is 2x4 farming. Since there is a limit of how many can loot a group of four and another tag from a group of 4 will let all loot… this is why a 5 man group or dual 5 man groups are not ideal. You will, today and in future, see players come together to push the limits of farming.
As for farmers themself, Blizzard has put it limitation in the game per node. Meaning that a max of 10 players can gather from a node after interaction. This means that group farming will also be seen (as you often see anchor weed farms do this when the game was popular) and since most Bnet maxes you at 8 accounts that was normally fine.
I do think that Mboxing over 8 is abuse. I do think that Blizzard could of made changes to the game alongside modifying the rules instead of a straight outright ban.
To look at what they are saying: we are doing this to ban cheaters and bots. -> Cheaters will cheat, Botters will now fill the void of Mboxers since they have more $$ form RMT and no invested toons and time doesn’t matter since they are largely automated. Sadly this is a hotbutton issue that streamers have gotten pissy about and now this is a lazy “solution” that will only slow some down.
If there is a will, there is a way. And Botters have the biggest will and least to lose, whereas players who Mboxed will have to find workarounds. Alt+tab, Hardwear work arounds, etc. What was once a safe and normal software that worked on the up and up with Blizzards policy will now give birth to some shady and not great alternatives that already go under the radar by Blizz from the botting community for those who are mad and feel slighted and want to defy the rules… others will leave the game on the news of the never ending nerfs and broken systems still being reported 3 weeks out. There isn’t much in the game worthwhile for some anymore and Blizz cough Activision-Blizz cough wants headlines for people to get excited about while they delay and nerf the expansion into the ground… oh look a mana bun… NERFED.
End of the day this is like making Drinking illegal. Some will profit more, some will turn to shady means, some will walk away bitter, and some will go find a new fix that isn’t as great to try and salvage their normal routine. There are ways to do it both in and out of the rules and it is a shame that there is no compromise and it is hidden behind what will actually take over in place of Mboxers and that is Cheaters and Botters.