Good evening to you all. To any of you avid multiboxers out there (like myself) who succumbed to Blizzard’s recent multiboxing policy changes, be aware that the developer Lax of ISBoxer has a new product for testing this weekend. This product does not breach Blizzard’s Multiboxing policy on input broadcasting via third-party software!
Multiboxing Policy Changes:
As previously mentioned in another post, Blizzard amended their policy on multiboxing, bringing an end to third-party software use for input broadcasting. This method is now prohibited and will flag any accounts seen loading World of Warcraft via ISBoxer (Innerspace) or any other third-party software designed for input broadcasting purposes.
Players within World of Warcraft are already reporting situations where they’ve received suspensions (50 years) or bans for use/non-use of ISBoxer and other programs.
Reminder: Multiboxing isn’t against Blizzard’s ToS. Suppose you suspect a multiboxer of using input broadcasting (you can see the player’s main and minions interacting/in combat simultaneously), then, by all means, report the player(s). Please do not just report players because they merely have alts on /follow; you’re potentially getting a legal player suspended and wasting the time of a GM to look into this matter.
Lax, the developer of ISBoxer, has developed a new software called: Joe Multiboxer (JMB). The meaning behind the name; “The average Joe can multibox with Joe Multiboxer.” Lax has also clarified on Discord that JMB will have the same features from ISBoxer; any element that could send input to another window (input broadcasting) has been removed in conjunction with Blizzard’s multiboxing policy.
When will JMB be available?
Lax hopes JMB will be available as soon as possible, with a chance of testing this weekend (13.11.20). The testing phase will be available to all subscribers with some or most features unavailable.
What does JMB mean for me?
Since ISBoxer’s demise, I’ve missed the window layout feature and the CPU management tool. These features meant having multiple World of Warcraft clients open at once on one or two screens and not overloading my CPU. If Lax has incorporated these features into JMB (as they’re not input broadcasting), this will be great news for me.
For me, the benefit of multiboxing is working the Auction House on one client while using other clients to complete World Quests, leveling characters or farming rares. The window layout manager helps keep all this on one screen.
Come on, who doesn’t like watching videos on Youtube on the second window?!
How much will this cost?
If you already have a subscription with Lavish Software, there is nothing more to pay. If you’re interested in using JMB and don’t have a subscription set up yet, please consider using my referral; we’ll both benefit with extra days free to our subscriptions.
Today’s post is not sponsored, neither am I endorsed by Lavish Software (ISBoxer). Anything I’ve posted regarding Lavish Software and ISBoxer is my unbiased opinion.
Future developments of JMB?
The best place to receive updates is at the ISBoxers Discord channel. Once you’ve successfully joined, check out the following Discord servers;
News and Information
Many readers will be skeptical, especially those who have gone to great lengths to get multiboxing (with input broadcasting) banned successfully. Your efforts haven’t gone in vain. The new software will still be a long way short of what ISBoxer once was, and the players will notice this when they return to multiboxing via JMB.
What made multiboxing with ISBoxer more accessible and efficient was the ability to input broadcast to multiple clients simultaneously. Now that input broadcasting is removed (any tasks to do with herbalism, farming dungeons, etc) via multiboxing will be a lot more demanding and less efficient.
The changes mean it’s easier to tell if someone is multiboxing with input broadcasting.
However you perceive multiboxing, I hope you can acknowledge that players like to play the game differently, and as long as we abide by the ToS that govern World of Warcraft, go out and play the game as you wish.
If you’d like to share your views below in the comment section, please do so respectfully. Thanks for reading!
[Source] The information used in this post was gathered together from Lax’s jmb_faq server on Discord.