I know this has bought up a million times and probably the most recent suggestion, but I want you to hear me out on my opinion on the benefits of banning dual clienting.
Dual clienting is a problem for many reasons, and I'll list why:
Lately I've been seeing a lot of characters camping on certain maps (looking at you Poring Island and Dragonfly map) with a timer they only know. Because of them camping in multiple spots on each map, this makes it easy for them to find the boss and kill it, and get that rare item. If that keeps happening and they control that map, they basically control the economy of that item. (I.E. Clip, Evil Wings, Etc.). Doing away with dual clienting will make the economy better on those certain items and prevent the control of the market.
We all seen this with other legitimate players. Someone will be playing two characters at once: Their Crusader and their Priest. Not only this discourages people and players for creating a Full Support class (yes I'm including Sage and future Soul Linkers here), but this gives more power to the person dual clienting. Some people do not have the specs or power in order to play two characters at once on their computer, plus it makes it pointless in creating a support class.
I'm pretty sure majority of us will agree on this. This will help lessen the bots on the server by a good amount (at least eliminating a third of them if any). Bots use multiple clients and programs on the same computer in order to maximize their input and output in earning money. While EAC helps out for half of the part, banning dual clienting will help as well.
Arguments against this:
I am aware there would be some arguments. Some people like to play solo or afraid they cannot find a FS class to help and party with.
A lot of people actually had good arguments against this! I'll list the following and link accordingly.
1. Finding a support/offense class to help grind and farm items for hours.Chances are, people won't find people that stay that long.Post
2. Most people don't have that much time on their hands and want to get the most out of their game. Post
3. Some instances require more than one person to enter. This may be difficult when finding the right person.Post
So how would we ban dual clienting?
So far the only easy way I can see this is preventing the IP address connecting more than once on the server. When you try to connect twice, it will be like "Server recongnizes you're logged in," but in IP address.
TL;DR Banning Dual Clienting brings the following benefits:
-Help the economy by preventing people controlling the market for certain items.
-Encourages new players and other players to play different classes, mainly full support.
-Less bots. Do you remember liking more bots on this server? Yeah. I don't either.
Edited by MaronaPossessed, 25 March 2020 - 06:04 AM.
Mod Edit: Removed.