Multiboxers

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11/20/2015 12:44 PMPosted by Scüba
11/20/2015 12:41 PMPosted by Necrotiose
It's actually all very simple. Blizzard is full of intelligent business people will all the tech they could possibly want in front of them. The purpose of business is to make money. If a player is multiboxing, they know. They know who it is, how many account and how much revenue they generate. If a person quits because of a multiboxer, they know. Even if the player doesn't cite that as the reason they quit, they can connect the dots. They know exactly how much money they gain and how much they lose from having a multiboxer because they have literally all the information they need in their system. If the losses outweighed the revenue, they'd so something. They clearly don't see an issue because no smart business person would make a change that results in a net loss for the company.


Or it actually isn't an issue and people make it into a bigger deal than it actually is.


Exactly, it isn't an issue from a revenue point of view. If there are players that are having a negative experience in the game then it's an issue. No matter how much you hail corporate, many players are negatively impacted by multiboxers.
http://www.twitch.tv/preparedwow

Instead of complaining to Blizzard, how about you try and reasonably talk to the multiboxer in question? Real down to earth guy who does tons of giveaways and donates a lot of $ to charity.


https://youtu.be/pxw823zawTQ?t=207
11/20/2015 12:47 PMPosted by Necrotiose
Exactly, it isn't an issue from a revenue point of view. If there are players that are having a negative experience in the game then it's an issue. No matter how much you hail corporate, many players are negatively impacted by multiboxers.


No it isn't an issue, I said nothing about revenue. That is your straw man. I'm not hailing corporate, I'm simply stating that multi boxing has always been the big boogey man that everyone points to. It isn't against the rules and hasn't ever been against the rules in any MMO since before WoW was even created.

The people being effected by multiboxers wold be effected by any large group in the area, multiboxer or not.
11/20/2015 12:52 PMPosted by Scüba
The people being effected by multiboxers wold be effected by any large group in the area, multiboxer or not.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9uRCKtaOCU
11/20/2015 12:05 PMPosted by Askari
I would suggest any blue go take a look at the Emerald Dream forums right now and see that our community is railing at the moment. Seriously, go take a look.

What posts are created on the forum isn't indicative of how the server itself is behaving. During those times there are certainly drops,I can see them, but the realm/zone/instance itself does not go offline. There are population drops, but those don't zero out either.

That is more indicative of the individual users systems and connections as the area remains online and populated.

11/20/2015 12:14 PMPosted by Askari
Im curious how 1 person piloting 80 toons isnt considered botting?

Because unless they are using a different method outside the normal ones used by the majority of multiboxers, they are otherwise in direct control of the characters.

11/20/2015 12:05 PMPosted by Jalën
Based on this blue post, we should just all sit on our hands and do nothing about it.

No, I'm saying the activity that is often associated with multiboxers, is not considered to be a violation of our policies. From a CS point of view there is nothing that we'd be able to do.

If you believe they are somehow exploiting, or intentionally causing realm issues, using the right click report option or sending an email to hacks@blizzard.com with relevant information would be the course of action you'd want to take.

If this is a practice that you think should not be allowed or at least limited, you'll need to submit your feedback to our Development team. You can do that by posting in the General Discussion forum and/or submitting your suggestions via the in-game interface option.

11/20/2015 12:05 PMPosted by Rasek
Yeah the whole "They don't affect servers" is silly, considering Emerald Dream has been brought down a ton this week alone due to too many characters fighting in a single space.

To be clear, no, it hasn't. There was an issue yesterday with several realms, Emerald Dream included, but the realm itself outside of this week's maintenance has not had any other major incidences.

11/20/2015 12:14 PMPosted by Askari
Lets be honest though, Blizz only cares about money; but yet they wonder why subs are so low.

That may be your honest opinion, Askari, but that is what it is, an opinion. While we absolutely value the opinion you may have, that doesn't make it accurate. It is unfortunate that those that voice such an opinion that we "only care about money" are rarely apt to change their mind, even with all evidence to the contrary.

As I heard one of our Developers say recently, it is our games that bring in the revenue but the revenue does not drive the decisions about our games.

I think this discussion has run its course.

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