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Macros for pvp, respecing, grabbing huttballs. Legal?

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Macros for pvp, respecing, grabbing huttballs. Legal?
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Jack_Deth
06.21.2013 , 08:08 AM | #161
Quote: Originally Posted by Phillip_BW View Post
Chiming in....

I'll be as clear as I can be.

Automation of the game in any way is against the ToS. This includes macro'ing in order to respec during Warzone matches.

Remapping keys on a keyboard (or Nostromo or Logitech) device so that one key press == one click or ability cast within the game is fine. Using a programmable keyboard or software macro so that one key press == multiple clicks or ability casts in the game is not.

Hopefully that doesn't leave room for 'interpretation'. If it does, ask a binary question and I'll give a yes/no
I am pretty sure every Ranked team that is semi-decent is doing this. Might want to look into that.
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TUXs
06.21.2013 , 08:15 AM | #162
Quote: Originally Posted by Ycoga View Post
Does your system have tools (automated or not) that can detect a user macro'ing?
I wish...but I highly doubt they monitor it. They seem to not monitor quite a bit of stuff tbh.
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islander
06.21.2013 , 08:23 AM | #163
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
I wish...but I highly doubt they monitor it. They seem to not monitor quite a bit of stuff tbh.
They monitor the cartel market though
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MahneWarrior
06.21.2013 , 08:27 AM | #164
So certain actions break the ToS, but being as they did get back to use we could assume they do not have the means of monitoring this. So what it boils down to is the those willing to follow the rules, will be a disadvantage, because we wish to respect the ToS?

That is a little depressing.

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Alericus
06.21.2013 , 08:28 AM | #165
LOL..and all this time the trash talkers are telling me how good they are...at what...watching their computer sw play for them...considering I can still beat some of these douchebags I have to laugh. Basically though Im not sure how Bioware could catch them. Unless we allow scanning of our PCs I don't think it would be very easy to identify these skids.

In any event, thanks for catching this and exposing how sad some gamers have become. No matter what excuse someone gives, this is basically exploiting through and through.
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TUXs
06.21.2013 , 08:39 AM | #166
Quote: Originally Posted by islander View Post
They monitor the cartel market though
No kidding...I love the people upset because their Raven robes don't look EXACTLY like this fictional character, and Bioware replies to them..."but we paid RL $ for that"...well, my sub is RL $ as well...
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Encima
06.21.2013 , 08:44 AM | #167
Quote: Originally Posted by Phillip_BW View Post
Using a programmable keyboard or software macro so that one key press == multiple clicks or ability casts in the game is not.
Yeah anyone holding their breath for this to be enforced, RIP!
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Lionflash
06.21.2013 , 08:54 AM | #168
Can anyone explain to me why respecting between matches or rounds in a WZ is considered cheating?
(I don't nor have I ever done this, just curious as to why it's considered 'unfair'.)

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Sine_Nomen
06.21.2013 , 09:04 AM | #169
I wonder: if a macro is executing your priority list, what are you doing? You might as well watch another player's stream while arbitrarily hitting spacebar to 'win'.

One click respec does sound fantastic though. I don't respec often, but when I do, it's a PITA. (in truth, it's more like a minor inconvenience, but it often means 7 or more people are waiting for me to finish, and I'm clicking between the game window and a torhead skill tree bookmark).

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Sine_Nomen
06.21.2013 , 09:06 AM | #170
Quote: Originally Posted by Lionflash View Post
Can anyone explain to me why respecting between matches or rounds in a WZ is considered cheating?
(I don't nor have I ever done this, just curious as to why it's considered 'unfair'.)
Respeccing isnt the issue; automating the process of respeccing is the issue.