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Multi boxing - A petition to save multiboxing in EVE

First post
Trigger Happy Capsuleers
#1 - 2014-11-25 17:47:28 UTC
Dear CCP, Multiboxing is a huge challenge and time investment, taken on by those who live your game. Don't hurt the dedicated players who have poured countless hours into EVE by banning multiboxing

1st let me say that I have multiboxed in EVE for as long as I can remember, probably it's one of the main reasons I've stayed interested in the same game outside of the increasing diminishing larger scale PVP fights.

Please read the probably too long letter below. I love Eve and all its challenges. There are many dedicated people like myself who love the game and that's why we have multiple accounts and have spent countless hours trying to become competent in multiboxing.

To me, Multiboxing is an end game level content. I spend hours.. weeks learning about the various task I'm going to undertake (recently it's been incursions or bombing), designing and testing fits, dying in horrible fire's while adapting to try and overcome the challenge.

Unlike some, I choose to pay for my accounts with cash. Yes, all my alts I pay for with cash and have never plexed my accounts. Eve is a hobby of mine, like RC planes, model training sets, golfing or any other hobby. I've designed, built and continue to upgrade 2 very high end computers so that my multi boxing experience is smoother and faster, especially as Eve's clients get better graphics or I engage in content with more and more people.

This policy doesn't just hurt the people with dozens of miners, the guy with 50 proteus accounts in wormhole space, the multi boxing haulers or any specific niche. It hurts everyone in EVE.

If this policy is enforced to appease the vocal minority, toy hurt everyone. If you wanted an alt to help you salvage or run missions faster, if you wanted a 2nd hauler to get your minerals moved around the ever larger New Eden... The example are nearly endless.

Mineral pricing, ship and module costs, invention success all will get more expensive, hurting the already fragile industry.

Yes, I am sure to the average player seeing someone with 10 mining accounts when you can barely afford one hulk is annoying and frustrating. However that is part of the same reason that the person your being angry at starred another account and learned how to run 2 accounts at once, then learned how to afford that account. They saw someone else with "more" and instead of pounding on the desk declaring how unfair the world is, they decided to adapt and become better, faster and more efficient themselves.

You see I can't help but detect some level of "it's not fair" attitude among some here who are against multi boxing. I see a thread of complaints bordering on "if I can't do it because of x, y or z you can't do it either."

Star Citizen is an example. I'm not going to spend thousands of dollars in that game, for many reasons, but I appreciate those who do. They are paying the company for better ships and items, helping that company and in turn improving their game experience. Except like Eve and multiboxing it's a fair playing field. Anyone could start a 2nd or 10 alts, all that's stopping them is money and learning the skill to control them effectively.

I feel this policy is extremely short sited. It will cost the players a tremendous amount, it will hurt the bottom line of CCP needlessly and instead placates a group of people who will surely move on to the next pitch fork issue like how unfair of an advantage officer modules are because they can't afford them.

But all that aside, your hurting the dedicated players like myself who aim to be better and more challenged in EVE. We are all extremely dedicated and loyal players, who have stayed in EVE because we love the challenge of the game and want to be ever improving in it. We've spent way more time invested into EVE partly because of our ability to multi box, have spent an enormous amount of money on our hobby which we didn't spend with another game (even the people with only 1 or 2 mining alts or ratters are vital to your game).
Carmen Electra
Dread Knights Holding
Dread Knights
#2 - 2014-11-25 17:49:53 UTC
Doc Fury
Furious Enterprises
#3 - 2014-11-25 17:50:11 UTC

There's a million angry citizens looking down their me.

Jean Luc Lemmont
Carebears on Fire
#4 - 2014-11-25 17:50:20 UTC
I was unaware that CCP had announced any changes to their stance on multi boxing in general (or ISBoxer in particular). Do you have some source for your concern?

Will I get banned for boxing!?!?!

This thread has degenerated to the point it's become like two bald men fighting over a comb. -- Doc Fury

It's bonuses, not boni, you cretins.

Jean Luc Lemmont
Carebears on Fire
#5 - 2014-11-25 17:51:35 UTC
Doc Fury wrote:

I'd say that's a bit generous Doc.

Will I get banned for boxing!?!?!

This thread has degenerated to the point it's become like two bald men fighting over a comb. -- Doc Fury

It's bonuses, not boni, you cretins.

Jarod Garamonde
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2014-11-25 17:52:04 UTC

Contract all your stuff to me, and de-sub.

That moment when you realize the crazy lady with all the cats was right...

Jean Luc Lemmont
Carebears on Fire
#7 - 2014-11-25 17:53:11 UTC
Jarod Garamonde wrote:

Contract all your stuff to me, and de-sub.

So you can de-sub, and you can re-sub. Buit can you pre-sub?

Will I get banned for boxing!?!?!

This thread has degenerated to the point it's become like two bald men fighting over a comb. -- Doc Fury

It's bonuses, not boni, you cretins.

CCP Falcon
#8 - 2014-11-25 17:54:55 UTC
Multiboxing isn't banned.

Stop rumor mongering and read the post properly.

CCP Falcon || EVE Universe Community Manager || @CCP_Falcon

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