Doing gods work. The butthurt multiboxers are mass flagging you too
This sounds like the current political rhetoric for a certain orange orangutan.
From Blizzard’s official policy update:
As World of Warcraft has evolved, our policies have also evolved to support the health of the game and the needs of the players. We’ve examined the use of third-party input broadcasting software, which allows a single keystroke or action to be automatically mirrored to multiple game clients, and we’ve seen an increasingly negative impact to the game as this software is used to support botting and automated gameplay. 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.
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.
Thank you for your understanding.
Note the words,
“we’ve seen an increasingly negative impact to the game as this software is used to support botting and automated gameplay.”
What they’re saying is their software detection algorithm is seeing key broadcasting software as botting now. It could be a change in Warden OR the botting software making it appear that keyclone software is performing the same actions as botting software. It doesn’t mention hardware broadcasting, as they CAN’T detect hardware broadcasting, because Warden isn’t allowed, or is incapable of testing your peripherals. Even if it was allowed, it wouldn’t be able to find anything. Especially if you take it to the extreme and directly solder keyboard outputs together, which is basically all a KVM switch does.
I do agree, they should clarify their stance, but that won’t appease anyone that’s against multiboxing anyway. It’s not their playstyle, so, “it MUST be cheating!” People whine about AH prices, when there is no evidence that multiboxing effects the economy in the first place, and you’re lying to yourself if you think there is.
Bottom line is this: Blizzard will specifically say, “Using a hardware solution to circumvent the ban on third-party input broadcasting software is now against our ToS,” IF they deem it necessary. So far, they haven’t. You anti-boxers don’t have a leg to stand on in this fight until they say so.