I was wondering if individuals could help me understand what CCP allows, and what is not allowed when it comes to operating multiple characters.
I ask this because I myself play two characters at a time, where I switch back and forth between game client windows. I find it takes a bit of effort and time to get both characters targeted and firing. Then there are these two CODE gank squads in Uedama where two people operate 24+ accounts, not including bumping and scanning:
Baren Rozei, Sharren Rozei, etc (about a dozen of them)
Uninstall 01, Uninstall 02, etc. (about a dozen as well)
It’s almost certain that one of these gangs is the same person that used to operate the KUSION gang that reportedly was banned a few months back.
Although these two gangs can make use of in-game fleet warp mechanics to move around, it is impossible to get all their ships target locked and firing as fast as they do. They are either using third-party software that shares their mouse and keyboard commands to all of the clients, designed to make the clicks vary just slightly OR they are running separate machines (virtual maybe) tied into one keyboard and mouse set.
How its done exactly is not important because you can obviously tell that they are not switching windows, locking, and firing one by one. To me, this is considered a method that provides an unfair advantage during gameplay against other players. They are wrecking freighters at an alarming rate which would not be possible with normal window switching. Its impossible because these players are -10 security status and Anti-gankers would have half the ships destroyed by the time the window switching was complete.
With that said, you have other ganking fleets such as Gimme Da Loot / Goons that gank with actual fleet members working together to provide the DPS it takes to bring down a freighter. They do it for the corp, they all get a cut, who knows but they seem to be playing the game the way it is supposed to be played where a number of people are each controlling their own 1-3 accounts.
Obviously, these Rozei and Uninstall gangs have been ganking in Uedama for months now so it seems that CCP does not care if players rig their systems in a way that allows for one input to multiple accounts. If this type of gameplay is allowed, I would like to know because, “who doesn’t want an unfair advantage where you can single-handedly down freighters all day long and make billions on top of billions of isk”!
It would be nice to here what others have to say about what is allowed and what is not because these gank squads seem to be getting away with assisted gameplay just fine.