[WoW] Dual-Boxing for Fun, Triple XP, and Profit: A How-To Guide

meatflowermeatflower Registered User
edited March 2009 in MMO Extravaganza
In case you didn't know, Blizzard has created this dastardly brilliant friend referral program as of late. This is how it works:

1. You invite a friend to try World of Warcraft, they receive a free 10 day trial that is linked to your account for 90 days.
2. During that 90 days (or 10 if you don't upgrade the trial account) you and your friend will receive triple XP while grouped for both kills and quests. In addition, friends can summon eachother every hour through the friends list. The triple xp stops at 60, as does the summoning. Also, for every two levels your friend gains, they are able to gift one level to a lower leveled character on your account.
3. If your friend upgrades to a full copy after the 10 day trial, you receive a 30 day credit on your account. If your friend pays for three months of gameplay, you receive an exclusive zhevra mount.

Now you might be saying, "I have no friends crazy enough to do something like this!" or just "I have no friends." Either way, you're in luck! Through a technique called multiboxing, you can play multiple (or in this case two) characters from the same machine.

The first question on your mind might be "Isn't this against the TOS"? or "Will I get banned/banished to another dimension for doing this"?. The answer is no, no, and thankfully no. This blue post on the official forums should qualm any fears about whether or not this is allowed or against the spirit of the game. Yes you can multi-box on the same computer using third party programs to control all of them simultaneously. As long as every action is initiated by a keypress, *not* automation, then it's kosher as far as Blizz is concerned.

Handy How-To Guide:

This following should help you get a two character setup running on the same machine with an investment of ZERO DOLLARS for the first ten days. This way you can try it out and see if it's your thing without losing any money.

Prerequisites: A beefy computer. Dual-core is good, >2 year old graphics card, at least 1GB of RAM and 2 if you're on Vista. You will be able to find out if your computer can indeed do this in a few steps.

Some of this information has been taken from Dual-Boxing.com's excellent wiki and it will be indicated when it has.

Step 1:
Send a friend referral email to an alternate email account you have created via the account page at the official site. You will see a link on the account management page for the deal they're running now, click that and sign up your "friend". Go to that email account you've set up and create a new account with it's trial key.

Step 2:
Make a copy of your World of Warcraft directory and a new shortcut to the second WoW.exe. I called mine "WoW2".

Alternatively:
Vladimir7 wrote: »
You do not want to do a complete copy of your wow folder to another one. You want to copy part of it, and then symbolic link a few of the folders.
Check out this post for more info http://www.dual-boxing.com/forums/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=6750

Step 3: Start up each copy and log in to your main account and new trial account. Get both into windowed mode at something like 800x600 or whatever you need to get both on your screen simultaneously at your desktops resolution. If you need to, lower the settings so it runs better. If it's a shitfest at minimum on both you'll need to get a second computer to run the trial account or something. I'm not going to be covering that in this guide until another revision as I haven't done it myself. Close out both WoW's.

Step 4:
Download Octopus. Install and launch it.
If it won't run you need to install .NET 3.5 and VCR 2008.
VISTA USERS: Octopus cannot save its settings unless you are on an admin account or UAC is disabled.

Now to setup Octopus. This is going to look long and scary but I promise it doesn't take more than 10 minutes.
1. Go to the server tab
2. Click the Keys sub-tab
3. Click the “New” button ADDING KEYS TO THIS LIST WILL BLOCK THEM UNLESS YOU CHECK "Whitelist" THEN ONLY THOSE KEYS WILL BE PASSED
4. Click the Clicks sub-tab
5. Click the “New” button
6. In the box just under the New/Remove buttons, type in a name for this click configuration

7. Click the text that says “enter click combo”
8. Then click all the buttons that you want to be able to send to your alts

General Broadcast Configuration

1. Go back to the "Server" tab.
2. Recommended but not required: Click the “Sounds” sub-tab and configure the sounds for “Broadcast Pause,” “Broadcast Resume,” “Broadcast Keys On” and “Broadcast Keys Off” so you can easily note when Octopus thinks it should be sending keys and when it thinks you have paused it. (Makes debug MUCH easier.) Don't forget to click the “Enabled” checkbox to get them to actually work. ;)
3. Click the “Options” sub-tab.
4. Make sure the boxes for “Hook mouse” “Hook keyboard” “Keyclone anti double-key” “Broadcast pausing whilst alt tabbed” and “Share clipboard” are all checked. This is the default, so we're just making sure, here. ;)
5. Click the “Toggles” sub-tab.
6. Click the “Key broadcast” button (says “None”), then press your “Pause” key on your keyboard and click “OK”. The button should now show “Pause” on it. NOTE: Make sure you clear the “Pause” binding from the “Bypass” key before setting this, or set another key, whichever you like. ;)
7. Click the “Click broadcast” button, then press they key you want to use for it (I chose TAB) and then click OK. The button should now show the key you chose on it. Check the box for “State” (may be named “Hold” in later versions) next to it. This means it will only broadcast your keyclicks while you hold down the key (much better, IMO, than having click broadcasting on 24/7 due to targeting/deselecting issues in-game).
8. Click the “Client” tab.
9. Click the “Windows” sub-tab.
10. Check the box for “Auto add windows.”
11. In the “Window title” box, type “World of Warcraft” -- alternatively, you can put the process name in the next box if you'd like (example: the process name for DaoC is “Game.dll” and not “Camelot.exe” as you might think, so it's easier to just add the window title here. If it does not seem to work, check the box for “Substring match.”
12. Click the “Options” tab.
13. Check the box for “Start minimized” if you want Octopus to show up as a tray icon when you run it. You'll have to click the icon in the tray to show the UI if you do this. (recommended)
14. Check the box for “Auto start server” if you want Octopus to automatically set itself up as your “server” and start connecting clients as soon as you run it. (recommended)
15. Check the box to “Close to systray” if you want the program to minimize to a system tray icon instead of exiting completely when you click the “X” button on the main window. (recommended)
16. Click the “X” button to close the Octopus window. If it minimized to a tray icon, right-click the icon and select “Exit” to close Octopus.
17. Launch Octopus again.
18. If you run a software firewall, you may get a popup here asking you to allow Octopus to act as a server or connect to the LAN/Internet. Allow it.
19. Click the “Status” tab.
20. If you have the Options-->Auto start server selected, it should be looking for clients.

Step 5:
Start up your WoW's as before and open up Octopus. It should be down in the system tray. Under the client list you should see two World of Warcraft's listed, this means it's working.

Step 6:
Make characters of the same class, race, and server on each account to do a trial run. Try jumping on one of them, if the other characters jumps then you have succeeded. If not, go back through steps above and make sure everything is as it should be. Also, make sure key broadcasting is toggled on by hitting Pause. I have found that it is a little laggy, and if you hit pause break just lightly or right after some other keypresses it will have no effect so wait a second and then give it a good press. Also, you could assign a wav file to that toggle as described in the steps above.

Step 7:
Now it's macro time. Your first goal is movement, if your team can't move together than you're not going to get much accomplished. This is done through the follow mechanic so you should decide now which character is going to be the leader. A lot of the tutorials you'll read for macro setups are assuming you're running a 3-5 box setup, which makes this a lot more complicated as you'll need to set focuses in your macros. Since this guide is intended for a two-box triple xp set up, I'm going to give you simplified macros that will work for just a two character system.

On the alt:
Follow macro:
/follow [leader's name]
Put that on one of their bars and bind it to whatever key you use to run forward on your leader. Also, unbind all of the alts movement keys and switch them to the arrow buttons. You'll want to put forward and back on the Up and Down arrows, and I'd suggest turning as opposed to strafing for the left and right arrows (you'll see why in a moment). Now every time you start walking forward on your leader, the alt will follow, as following will get broken often if you need to move the other character independently or something else occurs.

Basic spell macro:
/assist [leader's name]
/cast [spell name]
Now bind this macro to the same key that is used for that spell on your leader. Now when you cast Fireball or whatever on a mob, the alt will target that same mob and cast the specified spell. Remember, if the alt is turned around it won't be able to cast the spell. In this case you can try repositioning yourself and hope Follow takes care of it or you can hit the arrow keys to turn the alt in place (see above).

Step 8:
Congratulations! You are now in command of a basic, yet functional, dual-boxing setup. Your toons can move together and kill mans. As you play you will inevitably find the need for more complex and class specific macros. A great wealth of information is located here. Remember, if you hold down TAB (or whatever you used for Click Broadcasting) you can mirror your mouse input to the other window. Use this for accepting and turning in quests, trainers, looting, or whatever both characters need to click.

If you find that you can do this and think it would be fun than give it a try, it's free! If you take into account the free 30 days credited to your main account when the other account upgrades to the full version, it's actually only $5 for the first month.

30 day credit = -$14.95
WoW = $19.99
Total = $5.04 for the first month (new account comes with a free month)

I will attempt to answer any questions to the best of my ability. However, I'm still a multiboxing noob myself, so you might get better results reading the Dual-Boxing.com wiki or forums.

Consolidated thread knowledge:
Macros:
a good priest specific one (shamelessly stolen from wowwiki's articl about dualboxing macros with some minor changes) :

Shadow Word : Pain then Wand
/assist [leader's name]
/cast Shadow Word: Pain
/stopcasting
/Use Shoot

it does pretty decent damage and what not, while conserving my priest's mana for heals.
Class tips:
Rorus Raz wrote: »
I prefer a melee class as the "Leader" as you don't need to rely on abilities or mana to get stuff done. White damage goes a long to compensate.

Also, a "/cast [target=leadername] Heal Spell" macro is incredibly useful if your puppet has healing spells.

And let's maximize our time by using a puppet with passive buffs. Totems don't count for obvious reasons:

Paladin: Blessings aren't passive, but last long enough and are great way to make up for your gear. Auras are mildly useful, but Imp. Sanc Aura is a nice boost.

Druid: Leader of the Pack is nice and comes with a heal. Mark is another stat-upper. Balance offers Moonkin Aura for casters. While not passive, get Imp. FF and hotkey that for bonus hit.

Hunter: Oh lord. Hotkey pet auto-attack along with Hunter's mark and soak in the free damage. Imp. hunter's mark may be a way off, as BM is the better spec. Still, Ferocious Inspiration is awesome.

Warrior: Lackluster, but the shout is nice.

Mage: AI and Magic Damp are nice. Not much here besides the free food and ports (which are not as needed since you have double hearths).

Warlock: Hotkey curses for armor and spell debuffs. Blood Pact is another stat boost, and pets are more free damage.

Rogue: :\/

Shaman: Totems are a bit of a pain to use, but hotkey the damage buffers that your leader can use. Unleashed Rage is nice if you want to deal with getting your puppet to melee.

Priest: Fort and Spirit for stats. Hotkey SW: P for Misery and/or Shadow Weaving.
General:
Rorus Raz wrote: »
I did this for a while, so let me up this excellent OP with some pointers:

-If you are going to have two different classes, it's easier to have the puppet be a caster. Melee will force you to have the puppet re-follow every fight, whereas casting will not break the follow command.

-Download a good quest mod. There are mods now that track your party's quest progress as well, which means you don't have to check on your puppet all the time. QuestFu is an Ace mod that works great for this.

-Party frames are also important. I suggest frames that include a combat indicator, changing color when taking damage, target frame and casting bar. This allows you to keep tabs on your puppet a lot better. Pitbull has these features, but takes time to set up right.

-If you normally turn off or alter your minimap, keep that shit on. Following actually has decent pathing, but shit happens and you need to know when your puppet has stopped.

-You are not going to be using all your skills with two people. It's a shitton of hotkeys. Spec your puppet to be as good as possible at spamming one or two spells. You can get fancier later, but don't overwhelm yourself.

-Your gear is going to SUCK since you are getting triple experience. If possible, get a friend to run you through instances. That friend will NOT hurt your bonus exp. With a 70 mage, both my characters still got two levels from mob exp in a single Wailing Caverns run. Instancing might not be possible, so you may want to get some token greens out of the AH.

-If you are nervous about running instances with PUGs or whatever while dual-boxing, just do a run on each character, and then turn in the quests dual-boxed for the bonus exp.

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  • JWashkeJWashke Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Thanks for this guide. I tried this a few days ago with two computers, but quit because accepting quests, and looting for quests that need drops was too annoying for me. I didn't know about that tab thing you mentioned so I'm running through this to try it again.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User
    edited August 2008
    It's still a little tricky since whatever you're clicking on one screen might not be in the same spot on the other characters. The program has something called "Cursor Broadcast" which seems like it would help with this but I haven't gotten it to work yet.

    If you've got both windows on the same screen it's faster in a lot of cases (Anything outside of where the clicking zones are identical on each screen (quests windows, vendors, etc.) to just click in the other characters window. I'm sure there's a more elegant solution to this, I just haven't found it yet.

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2008
    I did this for a while, so let me up this excellent OP with some pointers:

    -If you are going to have two different classes, it's easier to have the puppet be a caster. Melee will force you to have the puppet re-follow every fight, whereas casting will not break the follow command.

    -Download a good quest mod. There are mods now that track your party's quest progress as well, which means you don't have to check on your puppet all the time. QuestFu is an Ace mod that works great for this.

    -Party frames are also important. I suggest frames that include a combat indicator, changing color when taking damage, target frame and casting bar. This allows you to keep tabs on your puppet a lot better. Pitbull has these features, but takes time to set up right.

    -If you normally turn off or alter your minimap, keep that shit on. Following actually has decent pathing, but shit happens and you need to know when your puppet has stopped.

    -You are not going to be using all your skills with two people. It's a shitton of hotkeys. Spec your puppet to be as good as possible at spamming one or two spells. You can get fancier later, but don't overwhelm yourself.

    -Your gear is going to SUCK since you are getting triple experience. If possible, get a friend to run you through instances. That friend will NOT hurt your bonus exp. With a 70 mage, both my characters still got two levels from mob exp in a single Wailing Caverns run. Instancing might not be possible, so you may want to get some token greens out of the AH.

    -If you are nervous about running instances with PUGs or whatever while dual-boxing, just do a run on each character, and then turn in the quests dual-boxed for the bonus exp.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Excellent stuff, thank you Rorus. I would add it to the OP but it's gonna be a little redundant being three posts down from it :P

    I'd be curious to hear ideas on setups, currently I'm doing two druids. Right now they're still under 10 so it's just spamming Wrath but once the forms start coming in it's gonna get a little different. I'm probably going to spec the main one feral and the other resto with a little boomkin thrown in later on. Then I'll shred up on the main while my other spams wrath from afar and heals me when needed.

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  • JWashkeJWashke Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    okay, i was setting up octopus. and followed all the steps with no problems. but then at the end when I closed it and right clicked exit and restarted. nothing happened. It was like i just installed it again. i ran through and did everything again and the same thing happened.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User
    edited August 2008
    JWashke wrote: »
    okay, i was setting up octopus. and followed all the steps with no problems. but then at the end when I closed it and right clicked exit and restarted. nothing happened. It was like i just installed it again. i ran through and did everything again and the same thing happened.

    I read something about this and it was related to Vista and UAC. You need to have UAC off or be on an Admin account. I'm on Vista 64 with UAC off and an admin account, works great. On the options tab you can click "Backup Config", so this way you only need to put it all in one more time if it doesn't save it the next time you try.

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  • JWashkeJWashke Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Awesome, thanks man I disabled UAC and ran through the steps again and it works great now.
    Now the hard part of deciding what classes to make.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Yeah that is the million dollar question. Since I'm not planning on keeping both accounts after getting them to 70 I'm just trying to think of a class I want at 70 and doing two of them. Right now that's a druid. I've read that you should stick with casters for your first multibox, since they're easier to deal with facing the mobs and such.

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  • HayasaHayasa Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    This guide is awesome, very useful. Thanks for that.

    Got an undead rogue/tauren druid running through Durotar. Its nice.

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2008
    I prefer a melee class as the "Leader" as you don't need to rely on abilities or mana to get stuff done. White damage goes a long to compensate.

    Also, a "/cast [target=leadername] Heal Spell" macro is incredibly useful if your puppet has healing spells.

    And let's maximize our time by using a puppet with passive buffs. Totems don't count for obvious reasons:

    Paladin: Blessings aren't passive, but last long enough and are great way to make up for your gear. Auras are mildly useful, but Imp. Sanc Aura is a nice boost.

    Druid: Leader of the Pack is nice and comes with a heal. Mark is another stat-upper. Balance offers Moonkin Aura for casters. While not passive, get Imp. FF and hotkey that for bonus hit.

    Hunter: Oh lord. Hotkey pet auto-attack along with Hunter's mark and soak in the free damage. Imp. hunter's mark may be a way off, as BM is the better spec. Still, Ferocious Inspiration is awesome.

    Warrior: Lackluster, but the shout is nice.

    Mage: AI and Magic Damp are nice. Not much here besides the free food and ports (which are not as needed since you have double hearths).

    Warlock: Hotkey curses for armor and spell debuffs. Blood Pact is another stat boost, and pets are more free damage.

    Rogue: :\/

    Shaman: Totems are a bit of a pain to use, but hotkey the damage buffers that your leader can use. Unleashed Rage is nice if you want to deal with getting your puppet to melee.

    Priest: Fort and Spirit for stats. Hotkey SW: P for Misery and/or Shadow Weaving.

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  • Fun With MetricsFun With Metrics Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Rorus Raz wrote: »

    Priest: Fort and Spirit for stats. Hotkey SW: P for Misery and/or Shadow Weaving.

    a good priest specific one (shamelessly stolen from wowwiki's articl about dualboxing macros with some minor changes) :

    Shadow Word : Pain then Wand
    /assist [leader's name]
    /cast Shadow Word: Pain
    /stopcasting
    /Use Shoot

    it does pretty decent damage and what not, while conserving my priest's mana for heals.

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  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Thanks alot for this thread, I'm going to level a mage/priest (or mage/shaman) combination next week.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User
    edited August 2008
    A few issues with having the trial account is getting gear/money/etc. to that alt if you actually start leveling it up.

    I just upgraded mine a few hours ago but it can take as much as 72 hours for it to take effect. Think I'm gonna try out a new combo in the mean time, see what works best for me. I think a warlock with a pocket shadow priest might be fun.

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2008
    It took 24 hours or so for mine to go through. And if you're going for the mount, I suggest buying game time off the Blizzard Store. You have to wait for the new account's free month to expire before they give you the mount if you set up a traditional subscription.

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  • KagnarosKagnaros Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    How long do you think I could get a character leveled up within the 10 days of the trial account?

    I'm not looking to buy a brand new account, but I was looking at leveling up a pally soon, and this looks like a much quicker way to do it. Plus since leveling a pally solo is so god awful boring in the first 30 levels, this looks like an easy way to push through quickly.

    Thanks for this. Good OP.

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  • reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    How long do you think I could get a character leveled up within the 10 days of the trial account?

    The trial is limited to level 20, I believe.

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  • KagnarosKagnaros Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    reVerse wrote: »
    How long do you think I could get a character leveled up within the 10 days of the trial account?

    The trial is limited to level 20, I believe.

    Ah damn. I wonder how long I could cart around the trial account toon into higher level zones until it became a huge problem. :P

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Warlock + Priest = MOAR DOTS
    Double wand'ing
    Add a pet for extra free DPS or tanking

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    These guys have done like 5 quests. Even just taking the kill quests they outleveled the starting and second quest hubs after just a couple turn-ins. That's the only problem I have with this so far. They're in shit gear and not making any money at the moment. Hopefully I can stretch out my main characters gold to keep them twinked out in AH greens until they get to high profit mining/herb levels.

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  • KathelganKathelgan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Silly question, as I'm sure this has been asked already. Can the referral account have the same information as the veteran account? I'd really love to level 2 boomkins, or whatever, and transfer 1 over to my main account.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Kathelgan wrote: »
    Silly question, as I'm sure this has been asked already. Can the referral account have the same information as the veteran account? I'd really love to level 2 boomkins, or whatever, and transfer 1 over to my main account.

    Ok I asked this since I plan on getting a 2nd as soon as I get a game time card and figure out a new account name for it

    I am thinking about taking my human paladin from my current one to my new one they will let you as long as you own both accounts

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  • FightTestFightTest Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I was avoiding this because dumping money into a scam to keep people invested prior to WAR was shady to me.. but fuck the math at the start is reaaaallly fucking tempting me now. $5 to blast a couple chars to 60 and gift a third up to 60 to boot?

    Fuuuuuck.

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  • KathelganKathelgan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Kathelgan wrote: »
    Silly question, as I'm sure this has been asked already. Can the referral account have the same information as the veteran account? I'd really love to level 2 boomkins, or whatever, and transfer 1 over to my main account.

    Ok I asked this since I plan on getting a 2nd as soon as I get a game time card and figure out a new account name for it

    I am thinking about taking my human paladin from my current one to my new one they will let you as long as you own both accounts

    Ok, that's kind of what I figured. Also, could you essentially level more than 1 character from the referral account during that 90 day triple XP link, and use the levels gained from your "friend" to level any alts you have on your own account?

    What I mean is, I have a 51 rogue, 43 shaman. Assuming the referral account gets to 60, I have 30 levels to spread out to other characters. Could I then level a 2nd toon on the referral account to essentially get another 30 levels for other toons I may want/have and want to cheaply level?

    Does that make any sense?

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Blizzard's site isn't letting me upgrade my trial account so I'm stuck at 20.

    Keeps giving me an error, any else had issues like this over the last day or so?

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Blizzard's site isn't letting me upgrade my trial account so I'm stuck at 20.

    Keeps giving me an error, any else had issues like this over the last day or so?


    What are you doing that you keep getting an error?

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  • MgcwMgcw Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Shabutie wrote: »
    reVerse wrote: »
    How long do you think I could get a character leveled up within the 10 days of the trial account?

    The trial is limited to level 20, I believe.

    Ah damn. I wonder how long I could cart around the trial account toon into higher level zones until it became a huge problem. :P

    Only the lower lvl person gets triple exp if you're ahead of the other person. You can't "game" the system with just a trial account.
    Kathelgan wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Kathelgan wrote: »
    Silly question, as I'm sure this has been asked already. Can the referral account have the same information as the veteran account? I'd really love to level 2 boomkins, or whatever, and transfer 1 over to my main account.

    Ok I asked this since I plan on getting a 2nd as soon as I get a game time card and figure out a new account name for it

    I am thinking about taking my human paladin from my current one to my new one they will let you as long as you own both accounts

    Ok, that's kind of what I figured. Also, could you essentially level more than 1 character from the referral account during that 90 day triple XP link, and use the levels gained from your "friend" to level any alts you have on your own account?

    What I mean is, I have a 51 rogue, 43 shaman. Assuming the referral account gets to 60, I have 30 levels to spread out to other characters. Could I then level a 2nd toon on the referral account to essentially get another 30 levels for other toons I may want/have and want to cheaply level?

    Does that make any sense?

    If I understand what you're asking, yes you can. If you level 2 60s on the new account, which I think is what you were saying, you'd have 30 levels per character (might be 29 im not sure) to give to your other characters below 60.

    If you are saying can you gift levels from the first 60 to level someone else to 60, then gift levels from them, you can only gift levels from the referred account to the referrer.

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  • rizriz Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    One thing that I've wondered is why you're supposed to copy your WoW folder to WoW2 or whatever. When I've wanted to log in to a second account while running mine, I just opened a second instance of my one WoW folder, and it works fine. Is it something to do with being able to save different settings or does it make it run smoother or what?

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    she's some sort of malevolent creature who bores through this world into the next using hatred and suffering as her fuel
  • KarrmerKarrmer Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Primarily for running smoother.

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  • FightTestFightTest Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    riz wrote: »
    One thing that I've wondered is why you're supposed to copy your WoW folder to WoW2 or whatever. When I've wanted to log in to a second account while running mine, I just opened a second instance of my one WoW folder, and it works fine. Is it something to do with being able to save different settings or does it make it run smoother or what?

    According to some FAQs I've read this only makes a performance difference if the two folders are on two different physical drives, which makes sense.

    So unless you have multiple hard drives in your computer there's really no reason to bother.

    edit.. and the logistics of trying to do this on a PvP server have made me decide against it. Too much hassle involved with random PvP.

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  • KathelganKathelgan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Mgcw wrote: »
    Shabutie wrote: »
    reVerse wrote: »
    How long do you think I could get a character leveled up within the 10 days of the trial account?

    The trial is limited to level 20, I believe.

    Ah damn. I wonder how long I could cart around the trial account toon into higher level zones until it became a huge problem. :P

    Only the lower lvl person gets triple exp if you're ahead of the other person. You can't "game" the system with just a trial account.
    Kathelgan wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Kathelgan wrote: »
    Silly question, as I'm sure this has been asked already. Can the referral account have the same information as the veteran account? I'd really love to level 2 boomkins, or whatever, and transfer 1 over to my main account.

    Ok I asked this since I plan on getting a 2nd as soon as I get a game time card and figure out a new account name for it

    I am thinking about taking my human paladin from my current one to my new one they will let you as long as you own both accounts

    Ok, that's kind of what I figured. Also, could you essentially level more than 1 character from the referral account during that 90 day triple XP link, and use the levels gained from your "friend" to level any alts you have on your own account?

    What I mean is, I have a 51 rogue, 43 shaman. Assuming the referral account gets to 60, I have 30 levels to spread out to other characters. Could I then level a 2nd toon on the referral account to essentially get another 30 levels for other toons I may want/have and want to cheaply level?

    Does that make any sense?

    If I understand what you're asking, yes you can. If you level 2 60s on the new account, which I think is what you were saying, you'd have 30 levels per character (might be 29 im not sure) to give to your other characters below 60.

    If you are saying can you gift levels from the first 60 to level someone else to 60, then gift levels from them, you can only gift levels from the referred account to the referrer.

    Yeah, that's what I was trying to get at, so I think we're on the same page. Thanks

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  • 4rch3nemy4rch3nemy Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Someone not lazy should do a guide of all the kill-quests you should do and in what order etc. Not that it's hard to do myself but .. lazy.

    :D

    Loving dualboxing 2sham. :D

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  • KalrenKalren Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I just started this up yesterday, in an attempt to get the few remaining classes I don't have to 70, and to powerlevel some of my more painful alts (paladin, WAH) with free levels.

    It's working great so far, with the exception of the fact that I'm quickly outgrowing any gear I can throw at my chars. I've just about given up at the moment.

    I have discovered that the only thing easier than leveling a hunter, though, is leveling two hunters with triple xp!

    From the time I sent my trial invitation, to the time I logged off last night, all configuration and setup included, it took about 4.5 hours, and both my hunters are sitting just below 25. Life is good!

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Man when I stop being broke I am doing this to level up a healer class.

    I have a shaman and pally in their 20's and they are so spine crushingly boring to play :(

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So, with triple experience the hunter taming quest is an entire level. Delivery/"Talk to <x>" quests are very worthwhile.

    I'm only level 10 after 2 1/2 hours, but a lot of that was trying to get the dual boxing to work and doing class quests at 10 - class quests are definitely an argument for doing two characters of the same class. I'm heading back to the Draenai starting area now to do all the shaman stuff I've missed.

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  • KarrmerKarrmer Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So I'm levelling Blood elf Paladin and Undead Priest and I can't get the starter quests in the Blood Elf starter area on my undead so I have just kept him in group getting XP from mobs but no quest XP...

    this now has my paladin at level 7 and the undead at level 5 because even when the paladin is higher level he's still getting full 300% bonus XP. I thought it stopped if you were higher lvl?

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  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So someone's done 1-60 in two hours thanks to this.
    worldrecordwd6.jpg

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    This might have been asked, if so sorry:

    Does the triple xp stack with rest xp? I.E. can you get 4x or maybe even 6x if you wait for the rest xp?

    I have no intentions of doing this but I'm just curious.

    EDIT: That's got to be fake. You'd be hard pressed to even travel to each level zone to get 1-60 in 2 hours, let alone stop and kill things and do quests.

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  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    It doesn't stack.

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  • MgcwMgcw Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    This might have been asked, if so sorry:

    Does the triple xp stack with rest xp? I.E. can you get 4x or maybe even 6x if you wait for the rest xp?

    I have no intentions of doing this but I'm just curious.

    EDIT: That's got to be fake. You'd be hard pressed to even travel to each level zone to get 1-60 in 2 hours, let alone stop and kill things and do quests.

    It's not fake, I could have done it if I got summoned to SM and DM instead of walking for 40 minutes, my priest was in 3 hours. You quest to 10 with someone, then have someone run both of you through DM from 10-20 then SM from 20-30, then you get level bumped from 30-60 by the 60 you already leveled with your friend.

    EDIT: Actually, you could do even better. You level to 40 through DM/SM then the lvl 40 grants your new lvl 10 levels from 10-30 then the 60 grants you levels from 30-60. This would be just for a screenshot, though, as it would take the extra hours to level the other characters in the first place.

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  • KarrmerKarrmer Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I read something like once you hit level 60 it removes all your levels that you could gift away or something?

    Or how does that work? Also if I buy an account and use it with my own can both my accounts (my original and my newly created one) give each other levels so they both get new level 60s easy?

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  • MgcwMgcw Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Karrmer wrote: »
    I read something like once you hit level 60 it removes all your levels that you could gift away or something?

    Or how does that work? Also if I buy an account and use it with my own can both my accounts (my original and my newly created one) give each other levels so they both get new level 60s easy?

    You can only grant levels from the referred to the referrer. You stop gaining bonus levels to grant at lvl 60, but you can still grant them no matter your level.

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