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4-04-2008 @ 10:54AM
"I am firmly against multiboxing -- it's not the way this game is meant to be played at all"Could you possibly please reprint, or link to, the documentation that tells us the correct way to play this game?Oh, no, of course you can't. Perhaps you should try stating things as your opinion, instead of the law. And, luckily, you carry no weight in any area of importance regarding WoW.Because opinions are like a certain body part. Everyone has one.
4-04-2008 @ 11:07AM
Jesus Christ, he said "I am", what more you want? I swear, political correctness will one day kill humanity...
4-04-2008 @ 11:09AM
I concur with the above sentiment - who are you to say what's right or wrong? Especially when the people who make the game disagree with you?Life rewards ingenuity, in all things. It IS more efficient and effective to, as someone above said, climb a mountain with a helicopter. What concerns me is the way some people are downplaying the "software advantage". Multi-boxing is fine, but using third party software is against the TOS, right?But, what if the software isn't third party? What if I code it myself? Is that ok to use?
4-04-2008 @ 11:29AM
He's made it pretty damn obvious that this is his opinion only.And can you really say that you think the game *was* designed to be played multibox? It's quite obvious. Whether it's right or wrong is another matter.I personally think it's cheap. But also expensive. Heh.
4-04-2008 @ 11:32AM
You misunderstand the meaning of "3rd party".First party is the devs themselves.Second party is any development team outside the original devs, but closely related (perhaps owned by the same company).Third party is any dev outside of those.Thus, you yourself would count as third party.
4-04-2008 @ 1:19PM
@11 -- As per http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5288579356&sid=1&pageNo=1"Q u o t e:Semantics issue #2: Software (such as Keyclone, Octopus, etc) to emulate a keyboard multiboxing solution is, by nature, "3rd party". Is "3rd party software" synonymous with "bot" or "automation"? Are all types of "3rd party software" bannable? Likewise, hardware, by nature, is "3rd party". What kinds (or uses) of 3rd party hardware are bannable?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Is it sending an identical signal to all client windows or switching between them to send commands? Not automation. Is it playing the game for you, or rather, for one of your client windows? Automation. All hardware is considered neutral as long as its commands and features are not being used to automate gameplay. "-GM Belfaire
4-04-2008 @ 5:51PM
Keep in mind - back when I was doing testing-automation at Intel (for product validation) we used to program Cybex Autoviews (I think the company is called Avocent now) so that one keyboard would control 20 or more machines. Now this what physically wired - the computer, nor any detection mechanism would be able to tell one person was controlling 20-40 or even a thousand machines from one keyboard/mouse.The software just makes it cheaper - a fully programmable KVM like the Cybex Autoview was worth more than the computers we were testing.In that same light - if you used testing automation software to automatically click through the tests (which you could easily use on WoW) that would be against the rules.
4-05-2008 @ 1:13PM
In normal english:First party means the original creator, or the subject. "I".Second party means the object, or the target of the message. "You".Third party means another group who is neither of the above. "He, she, they".Thus third party creations generally referred to things which were made not by the original manufacturer of the item, nor by the purchaser of the product, but an unassociated THIRD party.Only videogame development has attempted to redefine these terms in a somwhat nonsensical way.
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