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OldPoring:
There are servers where such a ban applies.
This is done by the owners ostensibly to stimulate the game in the party. But don't you think it's just stupid?
Now many people have powerful PC to run a virtual machine and a proxy for the second window, have a second laptop and alternative connection from the phone.
I want to try to play on one server, now it has a hundred plus players, but there is such a ban. But I do not believe that people there do not circumvent this ban, so if I play by its rules, I will be in a disadvantaged position with cheaters. And cheaters are definitely there.

There is even a rule on the server that you can write to the admin and lie that you are playing from the same IP with your brother or grandfather, and then you will be officially allowed two windows, it's just stupid.

I urge the admins of these servers to reconsider their ban, maybe just disable the  auto-follow, and that's it.
What do you think about it? Waiting for an answers

Nova:

--- Quote from: OldPoring on Jun 20, 2022, 01:43 pm ---There are servers where such a ban applies.
This is done by the owners ostensibly to stimulate the game in the party. But don't you think it's just stupid?
Now many people have powerful PC to run a virtual machine and a proxy for the second window, have a second laptop and alternative connection from the phone.
I want to try to play on one server, now it has a hundred plus players, but there is such a ban. But I do not believe that people there do not circumvent this ban, so if I play by its rules, I will be in a disadvantaged position with cheaters. And cheaters are definitely there.

There is even a rule on the server that you can write to the admin and lie that you are playing from the same IP with your brother or grandfather, and then you will be officially allowed two windows, it's just stupid.

I urge the admins of these servers to reconsider their ban, maybe just disable the  auto-follow, and that's it.
What do you think about it? Waiting for an answers

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Just don't multiclient. They don't want that there (in OathRO).

OldPoring:
Nova
You must have read everything I said inattentively

Sairek Ceareste:

--- Quote from: OldPoring on Jun 20, 2022, 01:43 pm ---There are servers where such a ban applies.
This is done by the owners ostensibly to stimulate the game in the party. But don't you think it's just stupid?
Now many people have powerful PC to run a virtual machine and a proxy for the second window, have a second laptop and alternative connection from the phone.
I want to try to play on one server, now it has a hundred plus players, but there is such a ban. But I do not believe that people there do not circumvent this ban, so if I play by its rules, I will be in a disadvantaged position with cheaters. And cheaters are definitely there.

There is even a rule on the server that you can write to the admin and lie that you are playing from the same IP with your brother or grandfather, and then you will be officially allowed two windows, it's just stupid.

I urge the admins of these servers to reconsider their ban, maybe just disable the  auto-follow, and that's it.
What do you think about it? Waiting for an answers

--- End quote ---


If you're talking about Oath (which I'm 90% sure you are), all it does when a player says that there is someone is in the same household as them, means we're not going to immediately start interrogating you when we see two of the same IP on at once; because they just told us to expect that. So it'd be redundant to interrogate them.
It doesn't mean that we just look the other way. Actually, I'd argue that it does the opposite. Anyone who tells us that is on my immediate watch list to make sure they are genuinely playing as two people. At all times.
There have been instances where both accounts are genuinely owned by two people, but one or the other logs into both at the same time, or the other one is conveniently AFK or "sleeping" for any period of time and is getting leeched. These are all no-nos. As the rule on the server states, if it looks, works or acts like multi-clienting, we're going to assume it is, and punish accordingly. Players who play in the same household at the same time as their partner are strongly encouraged to log off if they're going to be away in the field for more than a few minutes and especially so if they're playing in a party together.


Multi-clienting is usually fairly obvious. No one can reliably play on two (or more) accounts actively for a prolonged period of time at every second of play. Everyone simply plays better controlling one character than they would with two. Nobody is going to fool an entire server for long where everyone reports even the tiniest suspicious thing. Some people report other people for multi-clienting because they notice two characters are just too buddy-buddy with each other and get a gut feeling, and sometimes they are right. So even if someone was able to actively play well on two characters, they'd still get caught, because they are still not behaving as a normal duo who should be out socializing with other people because RO at its core is a social game. Many of the actual duos (or even trios) who play on the server actually split off time from time and are playing at the same time in two completely different parties, socializing, actively playing, etc.

Many people have tried and many of them have failed. The amount of multi-client bans is easily in the triple digits by this point. Some of them thought we'd just look the other way by saying they play with a family or friend in the same household, but it simply isn't the case.

Playtester:
I like the rule as it support partying.

Most people will obey such a rules as they wouldn't want to risk all their progress when they are found it.
Even if the staff doesn't programmatically enforce it, just having such a rule is usually more than enough.

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