Anytus yoinked me to a room to help me fix a non-related bug (my prismatic ring doesn't work) earlier, and noticed that my "do-repeat" function on SVO continued to try using my bashing attack on a skeleton several times.
This isn't a character assassination or anything, but I was is immediately accused of auto-bashing and very narrowly avoided 30 days of shrubbing (first ever record of this occurring on any of my characters in 13 years).
I clearly and openly stated that I was in no way automating anything, by my (and what I think the normal) definition of automation. I was simply using my 'dor <combo> skeleton' function in SVO to repeat hitting it until it died. If I walk away from my keyboard, at most, one denizen will die.
According to Anytus, this is in fact automation and is punishable by 30 days shrubbing on first offense, and permanent ban if it ever comes up again.
I asked him if he minded if I post this, and he said it was ok. I just wanted to warn people about this, because as far as I know, using 'dor' in SVO, or the equivalent, to bash, is used by about 90% of the playerbase, on a regular basis.
This isn't a debate or anything, the admin stance on this was just made pretty clear. I will say, however, that I don't agree with it, I don't like it, and I don't think anybody in the game cares if anybody else is using 'dor kill <denizen>' to bash.
So, I hope I'm helping a person or two by throwing this out there. If the game staff noticing you using 'dor' or any other simple balance repeater, you could get shrubbed/banned.
"Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future."