ISBoxer, on the other hand, is used in a multitude of games, including World of Warcraft. I think hatred for ISBoxer extends throughout the MMORPG space, much like hatred for Goons extends into Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen. Which is probably a contributing factor for why someone posted Monday's article on bans associated with ISBoxer on Reddit.
For me, ISBoxer is only important for two reasons. The first is whether CCP is serious about enforcing the EVE Online EULA. Enforcing the section that, in my opinion, always banned input broadcasting and input multiplexing is a good first step. But even then, ISBoxer is just a vehicle to discuss a more important issue. I wish that CCP would post the clarifications of CCP's rulings on multiboxing, input broadcasting, and input multiplexing someplace other than the forums. One of my pet peeves is when companies rely on forum posts for rules clarifications. Honestly, why should players have to search the forums for rules clarifications, especially since some of what is still out on the forums is outdated. All the rules clarifications should reside on an FAQ page in the same location as the rest of the EVE Online policies.
The second issue is the use of Inner Space in EVE Online. Inner Space is a powerful platform designed for use with games that, according to Lavish Software:
"Inner Space can run .NET programs and other custom scripts inside of the game for you, with a wide range of functionality available. Inner Space is 'unlocked' and does not limit the types of programs you can use with it!"I've always read Section 6A2 of the EULA to disallow any mod, including those possible using Inner Space. The only reason that ISBoxer doesn't violate that section is that ISBoxer is not an EVE-specific product.
|A request for an Inner Space powered bot developer|
EDIT: The thing about too dangerous is relying on just detecting Inner Space. I'm sure that Team Security has come up with something. However, the solution probably isn't as effective.
Sometimes I write a post just to get something out of my system. This is one of them. People, despite the efforts of some ISBoxer users to make the input broadcasting ban the most momentous event in EVE Online history, ISBoxer is just not that important!