I've opened a ticket a week ago about this, I was informed that they have not come to any conclusion whether or not macro software/hardware will be allowed in Diablo 3.
It's frustrating knowing while I'm being a good boy, waiting for a go-ahead from Blizzard to allow me to use my gaming mouse in a way it was partly designed for, there are thousands of people risking it and benefiting from Blizzards slow decision making process.
Is it considered automation for 1 button to accomplish 10 clicks? I.e. Change full set of gear.
Is it considered automation for 10 buttons to accomplish 10 clicks? I.e. Use macro on each individually piece of gear?
The official Blizzard Steelseries Diablo III mouse contains a built in macro system. On the FAQ of the mouses website. It reads:
" Q--- Does the Diablo III gaming mouse support modifier / keyhold macros?
A--- Yes, keyhold and modifier macros are completely supported in the Diablo III gaming mouse software. What this means is, if you create a macro to press a certain key, you can create this macro so that the button will be input as long as you hold the mouse button down. Keep in mind that keyhold/modifier macros are usually limited to one keystroke."
This leads me to believe that macros are allowed but it merely must be a single key for a single action. Though again they use a modifier "Keep in mind that keyhold/modifier macros are usually limited to one keystroke."
If the mouse was built specifically with Diablo 3 in mind, would not banning people whom use its full functionality within the game it was designed for be outrageous?
To me it feels like Blizzard is completely avoiding this subject despite the thousands of created posts on the topic. This really needs a simple Yes or No answer as soon as possible.
If YES, then it would be safe to assume that other gaming mice/keyboards would fall into the same realm, but what about macro specific standalone software?
If NO, then Blizzard needs to seriously reconsider how fast they sign off on hardware without considering the ramifications of selling products that the consumer cannot actually use as intended.