We have noticed an increase in players automating in game tasks, that expand beyond raising spell casting skills or afk swimming. This is a friendly reminder, that the only acceptable use a external macros, programable keyboards, mice, pennies on keyboard (mac), etc., are to practice spell casting, skilling up forage, ranged attacking (archery/throwing) or afk swimming. For the purpose of increasing skills only, with no other benefit. No exp. No faction. No actual healing (even while getting offense or defense skillups). The only purpose allowed is to raise these skills. The only exception is archery. Archery may be macro'd at any time. This does not apply to the built in macro buttons within the game. That already have limited functionality. Unless of course, you are running something external that mashes the button repeatedly or on triggered conditions. If you are caught automating in game tasks other than spell casting or forage skillups or afk swimming as previously discussed. This includes tasks such fishing, healing, and tradeskill combines, or any other task which allows performance with little to no player intervention. Penalties will be as follows: First offense: Verbal warning. Second offense: One day suspension. Third offense: One week suspension. Final offense: Permanent Ban. Update: This warning about macros was originally intended to target those running simple click macros to perform tasks such as foraging, fishing. But since it has come to our attention there had been much more nefarious use of macros, for other tasks. Which go way beyond simple skillups, I am adding an additional clarification. Update: macroing forage skillups is now allowed.