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I searched the forums a lot, and since I could not find a conclusive answer, I decided to write a ticket and ask them directly.
Here you can see what I wrote, and what they're answer was:
Razer Naga Macros
Here is what they answered:
So as far as I can see, I'm fine using macros that:
- with 1 button press is doing multiple actions.
- 1 key press can toggle on/off my actions to be repeated every seconds (3, in case of sprint).
It seems we're not fine using software that has the potential to also be used as a botting program like "AutoHotkey", even though I'm using it just for toggling a button on or off (if I do that on Razer Synapse, it keeps clicking the button over and over, instead of clicking it once, then release it on "toggle off"), likely because Warden (the bot detection software) may interpret it as botting (since they can see what processes we are running in the background).
I hope this will help you understand how things work.
Edited by DAngel7#2200 on 05/12/2012 20:27 GMT
thx for this one i was also wondering where is the line. in my case, i use Logitech G110 i've assumed that any macro that can automate things faster then avg person would be too much in eyes of Blizz.
so i decided to automate some chains of spell casts with a speed i would more less press buttons (record macro/button sequence thing) seems it is ok with Blizz since i've never received any warning or ban for "cheating". tho your post makes me feel much better about it :)
Edited by Roken#2259 on 24/12/2012 21:08 GMT
Great to see this post OP - thanks!
I have recently been giving some love to my CM freeze wizard, and yes the 1-2-3 bashing has given me sore fingers and possible RSI injuries LOL.
I don't wish to risk a ban and wonder if it's ok to assign the se 3 repeated button presses to one button. It won't move the character for me or do as he forbids below -
What's your view on this?
It's a shame that Blizz won't clarify specific requests, though I understand they have to err on the side of caution with all the botter scum...
Here is the screenshot.
Sorry, I only came back to this post now, since there is a debate about it, so I wanted to link to it.
It would be great to see a blue post in here.
I'm also using razer hardware - nostromo keypad and orochi mouse, as well as roccat isku keyboard, simply because they're the most comfy for me. Razer's drivers have built-in macro functionality, in most of gaming tournaments it is legal as long as it's done by your hardware and not 3rd party programs (simple macro on razer kb is ok, but for example autoit it prohibited, further rules about complexity of macros sometimes apply as well)
personally I use macro for refreshing sweeping wind, and got quite nice keybinds on nostromo keypad+extra buttons in mouse.
As far as I am aware, official D3 mouse also is capable of macros via driver, without using any 3rd party software, so I assume it is absolutely fine, but one again, can we have blue post in here to verify it?
/requested sticky on this topic to get some more attention from GM's/
Edited by Archangel#2239 on 25/01/2013 12:55 GMT
bam! it does not repeat unless you click a button.
difference is that it is not done by 3rd party software, but by genuine driver for the hardware, which is part of the environment for which this game is designed to work in (windows)
if it would be against ToS, then it would be major fail from blizzard to sign under 'diablo 3 mouse', which has macro functionality as well.
I have a question, can someone help me? Blue? Plz ...
1) Could I make a macro on the mouse only to repeat an action, for example, I only need repeat one action from mouse "222222222". I play using Zdogs, my fingers are destroyed, i'd like to hold on button 1 from keyboard and press the mouse macro for repeat the number "2" , is this allowed?
Going to repost my reply to your other thread here:
You could completely avoid any misconception by simply keeping 1, 2 and 3 pressed while you spam your ww button. Much easier already without a macro.
I asked Inigo Montoya on stream while he was trying to play RoS beta about a similar situation. He said that he recieved a clarification from Blizzard Customer Support once, explaining that you can use macros only if it's not looped. So, one key pressed, a couple of skills used, like you'd bind a few skills to one key - that's OK. If it set to repeat - it's against ToS.
Still, you should use any macros on your own risk. Sucks to be banned for something like that.
Edited by TommyDe#2383 on 05/01/2014 20:07 GMT
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