Bulwark wrote: »
My only concern is that I can play with family members in the same household. If that is considering "multi-boxing" then I guess I'm in favor of having it.
Honestly, I don't think that's multiboxing. A single person owning multiple accounts and playing them at the same time, regardless if it's on one or multiple machines, is multiboxing and shouldn't be allowed. Owning Multiple accounts should be fine if you're not playing them at the same time.
Caeryl wrote: »
It’s a paid advantage no matter how you look at it, and on the whole shouldn’t be permitted in any way.
Enforcing it gets dicey but with active GMs that can remain invisible to players, they can observe and it’s fairly easy to spot a multiboxer when one character stops getting inputs and another one starts getting them. It’s also fairly easy to spot funneling, as multi-boxers often have a main account where the resources get collected.
Disallowing any follow command, disallowing any input mirroring software, quickly responding to reports of character trains, active monitoring of funneling behaviors, hardware checks, creating combat where all parties must be able react nearly simultaneously.
Families aren’t all going to funnel into one person. Friends aren’t going to funnel into one person. Multiboxing is a way for people to reap the benefits of multiple accounts, and whatever claims of “doing it for the challenge” might pop up, we all know that isn’t the true motivation for multiboxing.