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Multiboxing

Discussion in 'UHall' started by outcry, Apr 22, 2014.

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  1. outcry

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    I know in the past it was said to be illegal, but lately on a few shards that I play there are a few sets of people who do it daily at spawns and events

    Has the rule changed and its legal now?
     
  2. Storm

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    playing more than one account at a time is legal! controlling multiple accounts at the same time doing the same actions with the same mouse for example is not!
     
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  3. outcry

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    Yes on one shard its archers on another its mystic chars, and on another its sampires all controlled by the one mouse , I use multiple accounts myself but cannot control them like they do i have to click one screen or the other :)
     
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    It's still very much illegal, but getting a GM to do jack about it is another story. =/
     
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  5. Storm

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    I would just report them and if they are bothering you move on to somewhere else and don't let them ruin your day! That is what I do
     
  6. Tjalle

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    We have had a regular Stratics poster doing it on Siege and we also saw it in MissEcho┬┤s thread.
    Hopefully the GMs will start prioritizing the pages and remove the chars when paged on.
     
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    Its only illegal if you get caught right? and not many people seem to be getting caught...!
     
  8. SlobberKnocker

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    I vote for someone putting the program necessary to do so in this thread. that way its out there for all and no one has an advantage.
     
  9. Arroth Thaiel

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    The program necessary to run two clients? Or the program necessary to control two clients with one mouse click?

    Anyone can run two clients on a single computer now (maybe at least Windows Vista is required? No idea). All you have to do is load up the client a second time. No "program" necessary.

    As for running two clients at the same time with a single mouse click (or keyboard interaction), no idea.
     
  10. Petra Fyde

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    I strongly advise against doing that.
     
  11. kelmo

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    I do see a lot of folks are disgruntled over this "multiboxing" phenomenon... I admit to running two or three clients at a time. I will also say they are completely different templates with different dress and macros.

    I personally consider multiboxing as weak.
     
  12. cazador

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    Don't worry everyone already does..just claim not to.


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  13. kelmo

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    I do not.
     
  14. cazador

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    [​IMG]



    Sincere apologies if I'm wrong..Wether you use it or don't I find it HIGHLY unlikely in the amount of years you've been playing UO/Modding(Deleting Posts) you don't know or haven't heard the program name whispered...


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  15. The Zog historian

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    What exactly do you mean by "claim not to"? Knowing the name of whatever program it is (I haven't the foggiest), using it, or condoning it?

    I don't multibox and never have, not even before it was explicitly declared illegal.
     
  16. Orgional Farimir

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    Sadly it isn't illegal if you are caught. There is a stratics poster that multiboxes 3 archers on swamp dragons for PvP. He has been paged on, and caught, multiple times. Last time I played UO (about 6 months ago) he will still doing it on a regular basis.

    It is only illegal if there is a punishment for it.
     
  17. Obsidian

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    I don't know what program this is either. Not everyone knows the info you claim is common.
     
  18. cazador

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    Ya I don't know it either..I was just being silly!!


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  19. Viper09

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    I have never heard any program used for multiboxing. Most I know of this technique is seeing some really weird pictures of people stacking their computer towers and a cool arrangement of screens :p
     
  20. Promathia

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    Fun Fact: Multiboxing is legal in many MMO's such as WoW.

    If UO is going to say its illegal, they really need to take action, but honestly....that person is paying for extra accounts so I don't see it ever being enforced. Ive paged on people multiboxing and nothing ever happens, nor do I really expect it to.
     
  21. Penana Car

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    Why?

    I strongly advise you stop acting like an authority. Your UO skills are limited as is to consider yourself a viable contributor to the community at all. Regardless of your self-imposed web administrator status, supported by a development team that would've been laughed off of Origin's lot when Garriott was at the helm.

    Multi-boxing is supported by Windows. You right click on Ultima Online and 'Run as Administrator'. There is no 3rd party program necessary.

    I see nothing wrong with multi-boxing if you are not using a 3rd party application to do so.
     
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    Why? Because it is against UO regulations and, since we are graced with the presence of UO devs on this forum, we cannot be posting information on illegal programs/exploits/etc here.
     
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    How is multi-boxing exploitation? If one has two monitors, two accounts and wants to multi-box it is no different than doing so with two computers which is not illegal at all or frankly anybody's business.

    Of course you're somebody that spends far too much time of your life on an internet forum replying to others about a game you're not even good at. I am not convinced at all that you're experienced enough to remark on the subject matter.
     
  24. Viper09

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    Take it up with Mythic/Broadsword, they're the ones who make the rules about what goes in UO.
     
  25. Penana Car

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    There is nothing in the Terms of Service preventing me from right clicking on Ultima Online, selecting "Run as Administrator", moving it to my other monitor and playing my second overpriced subscription.

    If Mythic/Broadsword has an issue, they can take it up with me. I'm not going to lower myself to their lackluster organizational/developmental standards.
     
  26. Boba

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    Sounds like you don't have a clue what 'multi-boxing' actually is.

    You should educate yourself as to what it is before you make yourself look like a bigger fool than you already have.
     
  27. Viper09

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    Well, if you get caught and they do something about it, they will take it up with you in the form of a ban (temporary or permanent). :p

    Personal convictions and beliefs about what you should be able to do in game mean nothing when it is they who make the rules, lol.
     
  28. Penana Car

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    Multi-boxing is running two clients on one operating system which is perfectly legal without the use of third party applications.
     
  29. SlobberKnocker

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    you guys are so predictable. my post was tongue in cheek.

    you pay for 5 accounts. you stand at yew gate with a level 6 focus on all. a red comes by and by pressing one button all characters t storm and wipe him out. if you think this is in the spirit of fair play than your essentially an idiot.

    just because you play an old game with out dated code that can be manipulated doesn't mean you should do so.

    this has nothing to do with paying for 10 accounts. that doesn't give you admiral frequent flyer status.

    actually if you have 10 accounts I can make a good case your wasting your life on this earth.

    And to the guy that flamed petra, I'd say sir that you are a classless newb. until you put your time in serving the community as she does you have no say in this discussion.

    this discussion has no bearing on someone's ability to play this game.
     
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  30. Boba

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    You left out the second (and most important) part of multi-boxing.
    Multi-boxing allows you to control all clients, doesn't matter how many, SIMULTANEOUSLY.
     
  31. Viper09

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    :facepalm:

    Go back and read the context of the discussion on what everyone is saying is illegal rather than looking at one word and creating drama over it. See the post right above this one.
     
  32. Penana Car

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    Now you're changing the context instead of admitting I'm right.

    You're a bad gamer. I completely obliterate you in every single aspect of Ultima Online, including unwaivered comprehension of the Terms of Service and Rules of Conduct.

    Multi-boxing without a third party application does not equate to 'botting' or the use of any illegal means to multi-box.

    End of discussion.
     
  33. Boba

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    Is this your desperate attempt to save face or something? Far too late for that..
     
  34. Penana Car

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    Your poor argument has already been addressed.
     
  35. Boba

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    No, you haven't addressed anything at all. All you did was demonstrate that you have poor critical thinking and reading comprehension skills.

    Do you even know what the word 'simultaneous' even means ? (serious question)
     
  36. Penana Car

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    With multiple subscriptions I can legally, simultaneously have as many characters logged in as I wish.
     
  37. The Zog historian

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    Please stop. "Multiboxing" in UO has only one meaning, and one meaning only. It's not just running multiple accounts, but to run multiple accounts simultaneously linked to a "main" one.

    http://stratics.com/community/threads/uo-herald-official-response-to-multiboxing.240984/

    When other clients are not being individually controlled, but following a main one, it falls under the unattended macroing policy. You can have as many clients as your PC can handle. I can have my paladin sit around while my miner mines, and I can switch to my paladin if I pull up an ore elemental. But I cannot use "multiboxing" to have my paladin follow my miner around automatically.
     
  38. cazador

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    You just gave me an idea!!!!!!


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  39. cazador

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    Actually there's a in game command to auto follow..negative..

    What you cannot do it have that second client performing task by only using one mouse and keyboard without switching client windows..
    Alt+Click before things get supa loco up in here!


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  40. The Zog historian

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    Yes, though that's not the kind of "following" I'm talking about. I didn't want to get into too many details, but it's not having the character behaving automatically.
     
  41. Captn Norrington

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    It's pretty clear penana car is trolling... (hopefully, since the other option is being completely ignorant) either way, the more you guys argue with him the more fun he's having.
     
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    For clarification. Initiating more than one client and controlling them individually is allowed.
    Initiating more than one client, linking them via a 3rd party program in such a way as the same mouse and keyboard action triggers all instances is not allowed.
    Smoke screening that the 2d client allows 'following' is simply trolling. the 'follow' command does not allow all linked clients to cast the same spell and hit the same target simultaneously.
    Anyone who sees such a thing happening should page on it.
    And no, I don't know what the program is called. I don't visit cheat sites where it's discussed. That I think concludes the usefulness of this thread.
     
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