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Here come the multi-boxers >.<

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Here come the multi-boxers >.<
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Antasius's Avatar

03.08.2013 , 10:11 AM | #1
Heads up!

The /follow removal from WoW bgs has opened up a can of worms that's headed this direction.

Here's a quote from some Multi-boxer on WoW named HonerKiller. Better remove /follow from SWTOR asap or there will be fire-storm of gamer-rage brewing.!

The name of this post is: 40 boxer to leave WoW and go play SWTOR

"You heard it here first. 40 accounts times $14.99 per month is $599.60 that Blizzard entertainment has been getting for the last 6 years. With the recent change made concerning the removal of /follow in battlegrounds, this leaves me no choice but to look at other games which support my style of game play.

Given that phasing was implemented which added much more lag to world player versus player combat and many times lead to a server crash, this recent change makes it even more difficult to continue playing this game using this style of game play.

Is the game designed for this style of game play? Yes, because the game mechanics, rules and functions within the game allow it. Players don't determine what is cheating or not, that's up to the game manufacturer set forth in the Terms of Use and End User License Agreement.

Everyone has choices within the free world and free market. When features are removed from a game that has been there for over eight years, players can choose to leave to go play something else. That's the result of removing features and functionality to a game that had many players enjoying the game for what it was and had been prior to the change. Many have voiced their concerns over this recent change and there are some that seem to think that there is a small number of players that will actually leave the game as a result of the change in removing /follow from battlegrounds. Without this feature, the multiboxer will not be able to progress like the rest of the players in terms of Player versus Player (PvP) gear because the best PvP gear is rewarded in this manner.

If there is another way to reward the best PvP gear without doing battlegrounds or arena while maintaining /follow, the multiboxer can continue to progress and enjoy the game as all others of the game would be. This suggests that multiboxers won't be playing battlegrounds or arena but if there were some other method to reward the best gear that currently is from doing rated battlegrounds and arena with conquest points, it would allow the multiboxer to continue progressing. Just a suggestion. Maybe some special world pvp event or something that allows rewards in an equivalent fashion that battlegrounds and arena offer."

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EDIT: Posted this in the wrong place... General Discussion it is now.

Jacen_Starsolo's Avatar

03.08.2013 , 10:15 AM | #2
So this guy who paid to play Pandas at $600 per month is coming to TOR? Nice. I want to LOL at him when he realizes his $600 per month in a Freemium game is totally stupid.

Antasius's Avatar

03.08.2013 , 10:19 AM | #3
Yeap, there is a ****-storm of on the WoW forums over this. And the Multi-boxers seem to be setting their sights on other games. Yuck.

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03.08.2013 , 10:28 AM | #4
LOL.... so that's how WoW maintains it's multi-million paid subs.

Seriously though..... let them come. Let them spend that kind of cash for SWTOR subs just to see Bioware shut them down by disabling /follow-player in Warzones a few weeks after they start stinking up the instanced PvP here.
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03.08.2013 , 10:28 AM | #5
Calm down Chicken Little.
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03.08.2013 , 10:29 AM | #6
/follow would be a horrendous way to PvP in WZ's, due to the stuns/slows/roots alone lol. Also, there is no decent way to grind out top tier PvP gear outside of WZ's, so that's moot.

I have seen players multi-box in previous games, like 4+ toons, and they will utilize a 3rd party program (key recorder) for their movements/abilities. In World PvP, yeah it's quite comical, in WZ's it will be kinda giggled at considering the maps we have. But hey, bring him on lol.
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03.08.2013 , 10:31 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Antasius View Post
Yeap, there is a ****-storm of on the WoW forums over this. And the Multi-boxers seem to be setting their sights on other games. Yuck.
LOL, I'm going to have to go check out those forums now, and see if you arent full of it. TGIF
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Jacen_Starsolo's Avatar

03.08.2013 , 10:34 AM | #8
That guy spent over $43,000 on WoW subs alone. Plus he had to pay for the box because I think only the initial game came with sub time and all the expacs did not. Plus someone that addicted to crack --- I mean a game more than likely paid extra for those over priced mounts and such.

Yep, he mad.

The idiot deserves to be fleeced if he gave that much devotion to a game.

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03.08.2013 , 10:40 AM | #9
I 3 boxed in Daoc, 2 boxed in warhammer, 3 boxed in wow, 4 boxed SWG, 3 boxed in eq2 and did the raids with a couple other boxes. Honestly though i have never ever felt the need to box this game in the least bit. I have two accounts but other than first couple months the other account is closed. So much of the game is anti-boxing but also there is no need to do it here. Due to high presence I can solo most stuff, there really isnt alot of things that are worth while to farm and as others have stated the wz would be a pita to box.
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Antasius's Avatar

03.08.2013 , 10:40 AM | #10
Chicken little this people:

The sky looks dark... the dark side of real-life it is.