Regional FlagLooks like its the end of wow multiboxing. (Show MVP Posts)Source
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#1 - 2013/03/06 12:20:00 AM
Yeah they can still pve, but who wants to pay so many subs to play half the game. Though I see them changing /follow in BG's once they see a massive decline in subscriptions. On another note it should be possible for refunds since it was play style that was publicly allowed and accepted. So you pay for something and then they change the game to make it no longer possible.

Sounds like a valid case for a refund to me so all those boxers should contact support and see.

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#104 - 2013/03/07 01:20:00 AM
We disabled /follow from use in battlegrounds to curb some of the most basic types of bots that use the command. We chose not to communicate it beforehand in attempts to catch as many bots unaware as possible. Removing /follow in battlegrounds is one small change we can make immediately to stop a number of bots, and those that choose to transition to more overt botting methods will have a much higher chance of being caught and banned.

We did consider those who use /follow for other reasons, including multiboxing, before making the change. Multiboxing in battlegrounds has been a long-fought battle within the community, as the effect of multiboxers in those situations is considered unfavorable by many. When we were looking to make a change to disable a command used by bots, which would benefit the game as a whole, we were ok with it also resulting in multiboxing in battlegrounds also going away due to the poor experience it can create for others.

Right now /follow is also disabled in Arenas, but we’re looking to revert that change as bots don’t typically exist in Arenas, and multiboxing in that kind of pre-determined group environment doesn’t tend to be as disruptive.