Someone needs to go talk to a CEO and let them know they are about to burn the community to the ground by pushing out 70% or more of the female population. I honestly don’t even know what else can be said.
Actually this is going to happen regardless if you allow multi-accounting or not. The current system encourages a maximum number of characters specialized out into specific crafts. This means guilds/groups who have access to the most number of accounts/characters will always be at an economic advantage over those who don’t.
So by limiting the options of smaller groups to get access to more characters, they indirectly provide an advantage to “zerging up” and making fat blob guilds so you have can bypass the market. Again this is a case of game play design (limiting access to characters) driving the kind of game play you don’t want to see (players forming fat, blob guilds).
However lets be clear that leveling a crafter isn’t some easy AFK process. Leveling crafting, like any skill, takes a large amount of resources. Even in an extreme case scenario where you had 1 person multiaccounting 5 accounts capable of handling all their crafting, they’d still have to provide all the resources to level those Albion Mall accounts. Multiaccounting doesn’t make resources come in any faster without some kinda bot software running (which is still illegal). This means if a person is capable of generating enough resources to level everything across those accounts what do you care? Compared to 6 other players doing the same process, the 6 players would clearly have an advantage of resource production since that’s 6 individuals capable of going out to generate resources instead of 1. You also underestimate the value of laziness. Just because people could do something, doesn’t mean the vast majority will. As someone who currently multi accounts and runs multiple crafters/refiners/etc logistics is a very real issue and actually takes a lot of time (I just spent the last hour distributing resources to various characters. I mean I have guild members who are too lazy to go chop 180 Tier 1 wood/stone so they can upgrade their house lol…