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7-15-2009 @ 11:32AM
I've heard multiboxers say that, in the end, it doesn't really cost that much to muiltibox and that in the end you almost break even (Turpster even said it on a podcast). Can Turpster (either here or in the next multibox post) explain that?Even if you're just running wow vanilla - you still need to buy it. which is $20 USD. Then $45 USD for three months on the new account, plus the $30 USD for the two months + free month referral on the main account. That's just shy of $100 USD.That doesn't seem like breaking even to me..
7-15-2009 @ 11:38AM
Depends on the value you put on your time. Multiboxing with Recruit a Friend allows you to achieve far more in a much shorter amount of time. I've played WoW for over 4 years, but never have really been motivated to level up an alt (Only had a level 70 Horde Priest from my Dingstravaganza, before that I never even got close to having a higher level option other than my main)Totally if you don't have the funds available then it isn't something you'll be able to jump right in and do, if you shop around and get battle chests then I don't think you'd spend too much, but depends how much you wanna get involved with, start smaller with just one extra or go full blast and get another 4. It is a different game to solo WoW, a new challenge.
7-15-2009 @ 11:43AM
Thanks for your reply! I thought perhaps there was some sort of cost-reduction-factor I was missing.
7-15-2009 @ 11:44AM
That $100 is worth the time it saves you, in my experience.
7-15-2009 @ 12:38PM
Be careful in how you do your math.First, when you buy your vanilla Wow, you get a free month with it. So on your second account, you only need to pay 2 months, that's $30.But on the first account, you get a month free, that's -$15.Wait a minute, but you still pay for the first account right? Right. But see, you would pay the first account whether or not you're multiboxing anyway. As in, everyone who plays Wow pays $15 a month anyway, so don't count this into your multiboxing expenses.So the cost of dual-boxing for 90 days with RaF is: $20 + $30 - $15 = $35. Yes this is nowhere near break-even, but it's not $100 as you mentioned above. For a lot of people, $35 is worth the time saved.
7-15-2009 @ 1:28PM
When Wrath came out, i didn't get the Collecter's Edition like i had wanted, so instead i took the extra money and bought a vanilla copy of wow (They had them on sale for $10) and an extra time card. Did RAF and levelled a paladin and mage using multiboxing. I never had more fun playing lower level content than i did with that. Plus i got me a kickass Zervha mount for my main, and used the Grant a Level on ANOTHER alt to bring him to 60. All in all i got 3 60s and a Zervha mount in about 3 months of work. I'm relatively casual, so that was a big accomplishment for me.All in all my costs came to $10 for the game, $35 for the extra 2 months, and $25 for the character transfer to move the Paladin to my main account. Extremely worth it.I used Keyclone for my keybindings, and Multiboxer for in-game automation like letting my secondary character autojoin my party and forwarding whispers.
7-15-2009 @ 3:14PM
Not to be a nay-sayer, but don't you need to then transfer those 60s onto another account, for $25 each? I can see (somewhat insanely), doing 2 or 3 sets duos, ie if you want a lock and a priest on your main acct you first level lock/whatever on RAF acct, then you level a priest/whatever. You just end up throwing the 2 RAF level 60s away (or sell em?). I do know from seeing my guildies RAF can be insanely fast; a pair of guildies did 1-60 in a month playing 20 or 30 hrs a week. I don't think they were all that skilled, first timers for both of em. But yeah i like the idea of $35 for a few more level 60 toons without an insane amt of work.
7-15-2009 @ 4:31PM
I spent $17 on a Vanilla WoW account. It received one month free, and I plan to only use that one month, most likely. My main account received one month free as well for recruiting myself. So I've only spent that much so far and I have been using two instances of WoW on one computer running a warlock on the RAF account, and a druid on my main account. They are level 47 now, and as soon as they get to 60 I'll be granting levels to my alt shaman which is the biggest pain ever to level. I think I will probably start another pair of RAF toons because there are still other classes I'd like to play. I'm thinking a mage and a hunter or something like that.
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