outkastarmy wrote: »
why is it people seem to get the idea multiboxing is bad? somehow people have this idea that multiboxers are all gold farmers or bots?
we are not. we are players and just like in any community there are bad actors who specifically want to ruin the game ecconomy for their own profit.
i think its a little unfair to generalize and say we are all bad and should be shut out of the game when there are streamers who cause more trouble within games for others than any multiboxer does.
there are situations where streamers have blatently said on stream "i have friends working for X company, you are going to get banned" and then a day or two later they are banned for silly things like "botting" because the streamer wanted to quest in the area where the multiboxer was questing so instead of peacefully questing in the same area or asking if they can jump in and get their quest done they asked their 40k+ viewers to report someone for "botting" and the multiboxer was banned within 48 hours. (it was not me who was banned)
this does not mean streamers shouldnt be allowed to play the game just because 1 streamer or a group of streamers did something naferious.
i also feel like its a bit unfair to discriminate against lower income earners who cannot afford to spend money on multiple pc's and hardware infrastructure inorder to play multiple accounts, this is just a paywall which makes no sence at all, its like saying "we are going to build a park for all the people in the world, its going to have all the stuff you would want at a park, there is just a $5000 entry fee", why? what does limiting 1 account per pc do? i mean other than shut out a vast majority of the multiboxing community.
after paying for the game and then paying a monthly subscription for the accounts and then paying for "expansions" which is more often than not just a way to make people pay for content they already payed for it becomes to much to be expected to buy more hardware.
unfortunatly due to the hardware requirement for multiboxing i wont be able to afford to pay for the game and the subscriptions and the hardware upgrade so im saving my money for the next game hoping eventually we get a game dev that has an open mind and does not just paywall most of us out of the game before we even have a chance to play.
Grihm wrote: »
So why multibox? What´s the point? Why not just make an alt?
chucksticks wrote: »
Thing with multiboxing or multiclient is that one person could run content that was meant for actual parties of players. I'd consider it p2w if it's not restricted.
I used to triple box occasionally for Eve Online in another lifetime (2 healers + 1 dps/tank with no macros) and I guess up to three clients with one person might be fine. But I'm not planning to multi box mmo's anymore these days and just like to keep things simple. The thing I'm worried about are those that would multibox 10 clients or more. Another issue is the pvp encounters with multiboxers in the open world.