Then why did the Official Blizzard GM say (ignoring the ungrammatical English)
"isn’t this device has the same function as third-party input broadcasting software which allows a single keystroke or action to be automatically mirrored to multiple game clients? Isn’t that your purpose to play WoW simultaneously?
Although the post is saying “software”, but I believe there is also the same type of software in this device."
So yeah here we are. One side wants to believe, like @Kaurmine that Blizzard is totally okay with hardware input broadcasting despite the fact that using it promotes automated gameplay, ignoring that Blizzard has clearly stated
“we’ve seen an increasingly negative impact to the game as this software is used to support botting and automated gameplay.”
We’ve seen what two line WoW GMs think (not Vrakthris who is forums customer support) My stance is that if someone sees apparent input broadcasting by a group of toons and reports them for that, Blizzard doesn’t need to prove in a court of law that they were using software in order to ban them. Two GMs think this is actionable / frowned upon. If they detect input broadcasting they have zero direction to investigate if the input broadcasting is hardware or software based.
So it really depends what players will do. When you see a cloud of druids farming nodes will they stop to consider if it’s Timmy with Zack and Ned and Abe on follow? Or if it’s hardware multiplexing and also therefore ok.
And yeah, GMs don’t appear to have any instructions that they need to confirm that the input broadcasting isn’t hardware-based before account actions.
Let’s see where the chips fall.