In the interest of clearing the air and apparently settling some unrest regarding multi-boxing in Shroud of the Avatar, Catnip Games has gone on record to outline its current stance on the practice as well as talk about some client adjustments that are incoming.
The forum post states that players are allowed to use multi-boxing; they just can’t use it to execute automatically triggered skills like attacking or crafting. With the next release, there will apparently be enforcement on the client and the server, engaging skills and spells and autoattacks if the client is in the foreground — automatic skills and attacks are not going away.
“Auto attack was not originally a feature in the game. It was something we added because some of our players have conditions that make it difficult to constantly click a button. While we have no plans to remove it, this along with pets is quite possibly the most exploited feature in the game as it is almost the only one where you set it and forget it and keeps on triggering.”
In short, feel free to multi-box, just don’t expect to use the feature to engage in auto-running abilities in an effort to, say, cut down on crafting time.