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Lots of blue posts suddenly deleted?

Has anyone else noticed a heap of blue posts threads suddenly being deleted?

With the recent ban wave, I wanted to confirm that the Macro (I may or may not be using *shady look*) on my G110 keyboard is not bannable by blizzard.

I know that I saw a blue post stating that it was acceptable to use, but now when I search all the forums I thought they where in are now "deleted"

I was also looking for the "gear switching" one as well, as I can remember a post by blizzard (Pre-1.05) stating that MF gear switching was acceptable and they wouldn't look to stop it but implement something (then Patch 1.05 came out) as I may or may not be switching between 2 helms one when I'm in Arc mode so I can use the one with the XP gem & the other when its over so I can use the helm with arcane on crit.

I'm kinda pooping myself a little so a comment would be nice :)
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The macro you are using is banable, any macro that uses more then 1 keypress is. Blizzard confirmed this for me.

I'm not sure about deleted posts, but they are always cashed thanks to google or other sites.

http://www.blizzposts.com/ is the one us MVPs run and you can find all blizzard posts there, I keep a pretty close eye on it and haven't seen them say it was acceptable to use, but feel free to prove me wrong =P Perhaps it was a mistake or something if it was deleted? Not sure honestly but I def know for sure they are not allowed.
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Really not sure how they would detect if your using a macro or just spamming 1 2 3 alot...unless you made a forum post about it
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this is the article about gear switching: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/6583302/Magic_Find_Gear_Swapping-7_3_2012
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and amount macro keyboards there are just lots of posts like this: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5912941845?page=1#0

I'm assuming that it means, if you use a macro that you need to keep using over and over again and physically having to play the game its ok... but if your write a macro that enter's in 27 commands and you can do an uber fight with 1 button click then its not?

would this assumption be correct?
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I just want clarification so I don't wake up one morning try to play my game and find out that Ive been banned and wasted lots of money on my game and character.

Surely there is a legal obligation to have the terms and conditions in an easily understandable format by the average person and to explain them in a way that people can understand or in more detail if a required if they are to be enforceable?

I know in Western Australia there defiantly is legislation in place to that effect.
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The macro you are using is banable, any macro that uses more then 1 keypress is. Blizzard confirmed this for me.

where and when? I have yet to find a definitive answer on this.

Its not automation because you have to push or hold a button. Its not a bot. It doesnt alter the memory ect.

I have not seen "Macro Keyboards are not allowed" which would REALLY help!
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12/17/2012 02:36 PMPosted by DCYPL
The macro you are using is banable, any macro that uses more then 1 keypress is. Blizzard confirmed this for me.

where and when? I have yet to find a definitive answer on this.

Its not automation because you have to push or hold a button. Its not a bot. It doesnt alter the memory ect.

I have not seen "Macro Keyboards are not allowed" which would REALLY help!


I can't quote it on the forums, but I have been given an answer via other communication means. =/ I wish it was on the forums so I could start quoting it instead of people saying I'm lying.
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What if someone was using a macro to type 1, 2, 3 every half second (using software that came with the component whose job it is to register someone's keystrokes) instead of doing it yourself in order to avoid pain caused by carpal tunnel? or at minimum avoiding said pain before it inevitably sets in?

I know many people whose only play style on a specific character class against ubers is to press 1, 2, 3 as fast as possible. If you slow down, you die. But this causes significant hand and wrist pain.

So...?
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12/17/2012 04:57 PMPosted by Narull

where and when? I have yet to find a definitive answer on this.

Its not automation because you have to push or hold a button. Its not a bot. It doesnt alter the memory ect.

I have not seen "Macro Keyboards are not allowed" which would REALLY help!


I can't quote it on the forums, but I have been given an answer via other communication means. =/ I wish it was on the forums so I could start quoting it instead of people saying I'm lying.
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I wouldnt call you a liar Narull, you are one of the lights in this dark forum. But, what you are actually saying is a decision has been made behind the scenes to a question asked no less than 20 times (that I have seen).

FRUSTRATING would be a word I would use. Why not just post on the forums so we can all see? Did they answer seem straight forward enough to you that us mere mortals would understand?
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The general rule of thumb is indeed one keypress = one action for any blizzard game. It's okay if that action is mirrored across several accounts as occurs in multi-boxing. More than one action per keypress is not okay.

Macro enabled devices are fine, as long as they aren't used to automate gameplay. Those buttons can be bound to a single keypress, after all. Just because you can automate gameplay with those devices doesn't make using the devices themselves a violation of Blizzard policies.

To put it as simply as possible but yes it's something we asked Blizzard about directly.

Frustrating can be used a lot on these forums my friend xD but alas you do what you can with what your given to work with =)
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Heres an example i often play mmorpgs and in doing so their is a lot of button mashing this caused me to break around 8 keyboards in a 3 month period so my solution was to use autoit to run the key presses in a loop eg hold the key and it is sent every 50ms and no more mashing just hold the keys...

According to the EULA that blizzard insisted i read after a support issue this is a ban hammer offense so yes using a keyboard like the g110 that can essentially do the same thing can get you banned and from what i have heard about warden if you are sending your keystrokes at the exact same intervals like my example you will get banned.

Sure if you suffer from RIS or you break lots of keyboards then this seems like a !@#$ policy but those are the rules as i understand them and %^-* or not you will be held to those rules.
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