I can already tell you that if device ID does not stop really stop multi-accounting, then there is really no proper way for us to stop it, unless we turn our company into a digital identity verification provider and asked people for driver’s licenses and passport copy if they want to play – which of course, is not feasible.
We do absolutely want to keep learning points in play, as they are a great tool to allow players who play around 2 hours per day to progress faster without having people that play 8 hours per day insta-max every skill. Sure, this could also be done with a rested bonus or similar mechanics as employed by other Cheap Albion Online Gold games, but all of these will utlimately encourage using more than 1 account if you want to be great at multiple things at the same time. I personally do not even think it is a bad thing, as without it, people probably would not want to become the best shoe crafter in the game (if that automatically means you would not be able to do any combat). Taking into account that you can get premium for your accounts with silver, I think it is okay to have a system like this – it has also worked well in Eve Online in my opinion.
Blizzard, basically an mmo standard by themselves, generally does not action against programs like ISBoxer through bans. Instead they make it so multiboxing is basically impossible where they don’t want you multiboxing, like turning off autofollow in battlegrounds among other things.