See what Korn has to say about this topic.

Posted by Mytherceria 1 year ago

Hey there,

Sometimes cheat makers claim that their tools are allowed. Don't believe them. We want to make sure you are aware what additional tools you are allowed to use and which not. The following is most definitely not allowed:
  • Anything that gives you a direct benefit in PvE, gathering, or PvP is not allowed. For example, this includes any type of auto-inspect tool or any type of radar tool that displays the in-game nametags on a separate minimap. It would also include any type of "auto-scouting" tool that generates a discord message if it spots a player or something like that.
  • In general, anything that modifies the game client, for example through automated scripts, or by displaying extra information to the player in the client, is not allowed.
  • When it comes to data gathering / data mining, we are usually fine with a website aggregating Albion market data if they do so
    • i) using technical means approved by us, and
    • ii) without negatively affecting our servers when collecting the data, and
    • iii) as long as the data is made available on a website and not, for example, through an in-game modification or overlay, and
    • iv) if it does not provide a real-time in-game advantage.
There are of course a number of cases of "clearly okay" and "clearly cheating", there are also a limitless number of possible fringe cases. Thus: if you are unsure if a certain type of software or tool is allowed or not to be used with Albion Online, please ask us, telling us exactly what specific thing you'd like to use or do. Because if you use a prohibited tool, we will ban you.

How to ask?
  • Simply post the name and details of the software or specific thing you'd like to use or do in this thread
  • Either myself or @Talion will respond accordingly


Happy Friday! ^^

Posted by Korn 1 year ago (Source)

@Coliente

In-game overlays are generally not okay as per the OP. That includes the damage meter. One could argue for an exception here if it would only track party, guild and alliance members. We wouldn't grant such an exception though as it could very well lead to a slippery slope of all sorts of overlays, which then, in aggregate, would provide clear in-game advantages to those who use them. Also, allowing overlays leads to a serious security risk for players - if overlays were allowed and would become widespread, you can be close to 100% sure that some bad actors would distribute "overlays" that include malware. Hence: no overlays

Beyond that, an overlay showing resource locations and RD locations we'd consider as a clear cut cheat, in particular, as it even gives you benefits in PvP (dungeon diving).

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