There are few topics in the World of Warcraft that have been discussed as lively as multiboxing for years . The “problem” is as old as the game itself and over the years the conflicts have grown bigger. Now Blizzard is changing its rules and putting a stop to multiboxing. This will soon be banned in WoW and can lead to a ban.
Third-party software for the so-called “multiboxing” allows you to automatically broadcast keystrokes to multiple game clients. Blizzard announced that the use of such software will soon be considered an offense, as it is used mainly to control bots, which has a bad effect on the game.
Players who find such programs will first be given warnings, and for repeated violations, you can get a temporary or permanent ban from your World of Warcraft account.
What is multiboxing? So multiboxing is basically the playing of several accounts at the same time. It’s not just about having multiple accounts, but also playing them at the same time. For example, a player can run through the game world with three, four, five or even more characters at the same time and accomplish tasks that would otherwise be required by a whole group of players.
Software made it possible to transfer the keyboard entries from one WoW client to several. For example, if one of the characters wanted to harvest a herb, all of the characters in the multiboxer did.
What will be changed now? In future, the use of software that transmits input commands to several clients at the same time will no longer be permitted. Anyone who nevertheless uses such software must expect sanctions against their WoW account. Penalties range from time bans to complete closings.
Multiboxing in the traditional way is no longer allowed or possible. In the new expansion Shadowlands you will probably not meet these multiboxers again.
Over time, World of Warcraft has gone through a great deal of development. Likewise, our policies have evolved to ensure a positive game environment and address player needs. We took a closer look at the use of third-party software to broadcast input commands that allow a single keystroke or action to be automatically broadcast to multiple game clients.
We’ve found that this is having an increasingly negative impact on the game because this type of software is mostly used for bots and automated gameplay. The use of software for the transmission of input commands, which transmits commands to several WoW game clients at the same time, will in future be viewed as a violation of our provisions. We believe this policy is in the best interests of the game and our community.Blizzard
What else is allowed then? It is still allowed to have several WoW accounts at the same time and to play them in parallel. However, all keyboard entries must then be made manually. That would mean that the player would have to stab out one WoW client and open the second to control the character there directly. This can still be useful to pull your own second characters through dungeons or to farm certain rare mobs.