I was looking at MMO Champion and I saw a blue post comment that kind of ticked me off just a little bit. Here is the quote:
There’s no support for multi-boxing on our end. We tolerate it. For now.
Wait, so Blizzard is saying they don’t want people to pay for multiple subscriptions at a time. I understand not putting anything in the UI themselves that would help multi-boxers, but saying that you “tolerate” it, for “now”. In a company that is okay with people spending $25 for a horse or paying $3 per month for an AH app (which I will talk about this more in a later post, but it is awesome), they are not okay with people paying $30 or more per month for multiple accounts. Yes, I can see some of the disadvantages. (The person on the Bloodlust battlegroup who multi-boxes 5 shaman in Alterac Valley, I hate you with a passion.) But I see a lot more advantages than disadvantages.
When leveling my mage and my hunter, I used RAF and multi-boxed my way to level 60. Did it hurt anybody? No. Did I break the game in any way whatsoever? No. I currently do not have multiple accounts myself currently, but that is not saying that I will not want to level a paladin/shaman combo soon through RAF for the rocket.
I’m not a person who says I will leave the game for a certain reason. It would take something terrible for me to say I quit this game. (Like buying weapons or armor with real money) However, I have a feeling you are going to see the number of subscribers drop if Blizzard outlaws multi-boxing. Not that they would actually lose players, but how many players have multiple accounts from multi-boxing. I think it happens more than you think. And I think it happens more than Blizzard thinks too.
So I’m begging Blizzard, please do not outlaw multi-boxing in WoW. It is not something that breaks the game and it is more money for you. Multi-boxing is a win-win. Plus, you can take that money and make the AH app cheaper per month.