Yesterday I received a nasty little surprise about a piece of software I was using, Input Director. The freeware allows a user to use one mouse and keyboard to operate two or more computers. I started using it long ago and found it worked better than Synergy. Input Director only has one slight problem that TurAmarth ElRandir brought up: it has the ability to duplicate keystrokes onto multiple computers. Worse, Input Director has the ability to create macros up to 256 characters long. Yikes!
Now, some of you reading this may think I'm overreacting. Surely CCP is not going to ban me for macro use as long as I don't use the functionality that duplicates keystrokes or use macros, right? Probably not, at least for now. But Eve Online is not the only MMORPG I play. I also play Guild Wars 2. We may have a raging debate about ISBoxer in Eve, but ArenaNet is taking a tougher line...
The GUI is very simple and the ALL PC mode is disabled by default. Better yet, people wanting to create macros across computers are not going to want to use this since other applications offer them more. I figure if a company starts in with application bans, Mouse without Borders won't show up on the list. At least, that's my theory.
Am I too paranoid? Probably. But I've watched over the years game companies become more and more sophisticated in their fight against botters, although they usually have to get hit upside the head with a serious botting problem before they reply with serious actions of their own. I'd rather assume a game company is doing application checks and be wrong than assume they are not doing application checks and receive a nasty surprise in the form of a ban.