World of Warcraft cracks down on controversial 'multiboxing' practice

A newly released World of Warcraft policy has dealt a serious blow to a controversial game practice. Blizzard announced that using input broadcasting software to mirror keystrokes is now against World of Warcraft’s terms of service. It essentially means that multiboxing — the practice of running multiple WoW accounts at once — is now a bannable offense. Multiboxing is a divisive topic in the WoW community. Some argue that it allows players to do things that other players consider game-breaking. The practice has also been accused of ruining server economies. WoW servers are living marketplaces where players exchange gold, in-game items and services. Many players on /r/wow, Reddit’s World of Warcraft community of 1.9 million users, celebrated Blizzard’s new policy. “Ion you mad man,” one Redditor said, referring to WoW’s game director Ion Hazzikostas. “Christmas came early”