I’m telling you this is the case. I can’t post screenshots in here to show you the conversation I had one with one in a discord regarding this (still newer to the forums so idk what can and can’t be posted along with the system is literally blocking me from linking links). He quit doing it, but he said that countless of the people that signed up got hacked or banned (mostly hacked). Those hacked players then turned into bots.
I multibox and there are a lot of legitimate multibox players out there that don’t want to see bad things happen to the community. RMT is a massive massive issue that needs to be addressed no matter what section of the community you fall under, (boxer, booster, casual farmer, pvper, raider, etc.)
“Oh they may be a real player” Yeah they are a real player… being paid money to farm materials. And yes, it’s just like the Chinese gold farming but with Venezuelans now. Speaking Spanish isn’t a requirement of the game and isn’t an indicator that someone is doing any of this but when you see 10 to 15 in one spot from different servers that aren’t usually Spanish speaking servers, Illidan (mostly chinese), Zul’jin (half french) for example) asking for an invite and fighting over the maldraxxus 2x4 farms, whispering them, “what’s going on” in English or Spanish (Que pasa? Espanol es malo ) and they say “us working, we need eat” in broken english then it’s pretty obvious on what they are doing. Yes, this is a real problem and yes it needs addressed. If multiboxing was banned they would do it with just one account too.
Also if you start a new account for RAF you can do it underneath the same bnet in order get the RAF rewards and you keep all the mounts shared (wanted the same xmog on all my locks for funzies hehe) And people aren’t saying ANYTHING regarding this issue with RMT. Botters and RMT are 100% ruining the game and I absolutely hate anykind of RMT or botting in this game. If I see bots I lock them down for hours on end with toys and record it just to report them to blizzard at the hacks team via their email. I’m inside due to covid so I got a lot of time to harrass bots. Or, if you do mention the RMT issue, people call you a toxic person and claim it to be fake (not saying you’re doing that it’s just a previous experience). There are plenty of articles out there about them farming gold and doing so to survive not just in wow but in other games too. Be them duel boxing, 2x4 farming in maldraxxus or ravendreth, or BOE farming the raid then going into /yell in org and spamming WTS [raid boe] for hours on end. They MASS REPORT people too if you get into a zone and they are farming. They yell out, “Repport xxx” and I had to put in a ticket, with video footage, to make sure that I wasn’t mass flagged and falsely reported. I was on a solo account at the time not running around with all 3 locks. I was doing some leveling with her and that happened. If I could link all the screenshots and videos here I would but where this is newer (I’m super new to the forums) it will not allow me to do so.
Also as a clarification I do not just willy nilly report. It’s a massive problem and you can check with a simple whisper. If they don’t respond then assume it’s just someone that doesn’t want to talk to you and move on nbd. If they go, “no talk, me working.” Then it’s most likely a gold farmer.
You can box if you manually swap wow windows, manually press a button to put a character on follow and manually cast spells. I mainly RP with my locks and maybe do some questing. There are several boxers that even BEFORE the first TOS update they never used software to broadcast commands (aka mirror commands) or use hardware mirroring. They just manually swapped windows and played that way. There are several that just run the AH with 4 maybe 5 toons all manually accross several servers on brutos beside a mailbox. It’s command mirroring aka keystroke and click broadcasting they were after because people got around it with hardware broadcasting via multiple computers, which could be massively abused. Third party software is never authorized by blizzard so any third-party software is always use at your own risk, addons are generally safe but that’s up to blizzard. I do not use any kind of third part software for multiboxing, window management, or in anyway interacts with my wow client or clients.