I started playing EQ again and I have 5 lifetime accounts with different toons on each. Trying to box has been frustrating. I used MQ awhile ago and it was awesome, but that was when the suspension waves started to hit and I stopped. I would love to use this software again, but was wondering how things have been on the suspension/ban front? I don't care if I got a suspension, I would just stop, but a ban would really suck lol. I see people on FV using this software day and night, p leveling people, so not sure what they do that is special. So my question is, have things died down a bit on the witch hunt that was going on last year and if I did get caught just kissassist
, no warping etc, do you usually get a suspension first? Thanks!!
It's simple. Use the software and stay at the keyboard. Even if you go to the bathroom, stop using the software and unload it even. Or move your group to a non-combat zone to be safe. Or even a place where you won't have a wondering mob. If a GM "happens" to contact you, respond promptly. Have an audio trigger and use tell windows at least. I have been spoken to by GM's at times, and they literally ask if I am there. Once I say a thing or two to them, they just remind me to stay at my keyboard, and continue on to their next task. Once I was even told that he knew I was using auto play software, but they don't really care as long as I am at the keyboard. Not saying they will all act that way, but just throwing that out there.
As a side note, GM's rarely don't just "happen" over to you unless someone petitions and they get to you within business hours M-F 7AM-6PM (PST). There are no more night / weekend shifts for active game monitoring (in the majority of the calendar year), don't ask how I know that. DB has scaled way back in the last few years to save on budget to make room for other things. So anyway, with that said, just don't AFK while doing auto things. You'll be fine.
FV server has a lot of activity because of the type of server that it is. Easier to obtain some items (as many things are tradable that would be no-drop on a standard server), and it's considered a "Role Play" server. It's just the language barrier thing they have going on that promotes this (You have to master the languages separately as there is no "common" language). Official server language I believe is Elven. I just max out all the languages right away with the Language macro. I personally run on this server mostly myself because I do like the player base there. Ex-Cazic player here.
To summarize, you don't have to worry so much as long as you don't AFK play, and don't run anything else that is clearly a HUGE hack like warping, etc.
Hope this helps.