Today, Blizzard has announced a major policy change that affects multiboxing in general.
In an announcement a little more than an hour ago, Blizzard has announced that the use of software designed to mirror inputs to multiple instances of World of Warcraft will soon be forbidden, and will result in account actions including suspensions and possible account closures.
This announcement comes on the heels of some major complaints from the community, including the herbalism multiboxing in Nazjatar or the overly unbalanced World PvP. The official announcement from Blizzard is below:
As World of Warcraft has evolved, our policies have also evolved to support the health of the game and the needs of the players. We’ve examined the use of third-party input broadcasting software, which allows a single keystroke or action to be automatically mirrored to multiple game clients, and we’ve seen an increasingly negative impact to the game as this software is used to support botting and automated gameplay. The use of input broadcasting software that mirrors keystrokes to multiple WoW game clients will soon be considered an actionable offense. We believe this policy is in the best interests of the game and the community.
We will soon begin issuing warnings to all players who are detected using input broadcasting software to mirror commands to multiple accounts at the same time (often used for multi-boxing). With these warnings, we intend to notify players that they should not use this software while playing World of Warcraft. Soon thereafter, the warnings will escalate to account actions, which can include suspension and, if necessary, permanent closure of the player’s World of Warcraft account(s). We strongly advise you to cease using this type of software immediately to maintain uninterrupted access to World of Warcraft.
Thank you for your understanding.