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7-15-2009 @ 12:32PM
Nice article, good to see a multi-box post. I too am a fan of RAF...I first did it when I started playing wow and quested with a friend, but only used it for my main to level from 1 -60. This time around, I have referred myself. My plan is to have at least 5 level 60's by the end...leveling two toons on each account and then granting the final levels to a dirty rogue. To those who say it is cheating..pfft. The fact of the matter is, I have somewhat of a life- and I can only play for a few hours a day. I simply don't have time to keep my main up to date while trying to level more alts through the old world at a snail's pace. I've seen that content before, it's mostly boring...now I can see the game really doesn't start until you get to northrend.Whats great about it...I can take my lvl 80 main on my main account, and run one of my alts through Stocks (or other easy dungeons) a few times, grabbing the associated quests. The amount of xp you get from dungeon quests is amazing. For example with stocks, there are 4 quests worth 3k xp = 36,000 xp after the multiplier - great stuff for a level 20 - that's pretty much a level up from 1 stocks run. When I'm done with the run, I log off my main and summon my alt to do the turn-ins. (Turning in the quests with my 80 main won't work, you have to turn them in with a character within 4 levels.) On top of that, you get some nice quality gear for your alts in the process. Then I repeat with a DK on my referred account and an alt on my main account...making sure that my alts on both accounts will always be within 4 levels of each other. I also make sure my two leveling toons on my main account have the 10% xp bind on account shoulders...hey why not get even more xp while you're at it. I am using a quad core Mac Pro and CloneKeys. For me, most everything runs perfect as I'm only running two accounts. It does take a little time to set up. I only have one monitor which makes it kind of annoying to switch back and forth sometimes - I don't like playing with a minimized window. One of the only annoyances I have found is setting up all the key-bindings. The most important thing is unbinding all the movement keys on your slave account. WASD keys have to be mapped to the arrow keys for example. Jump has to be mapped to a different key, otherwise you will break follow if the master jumps while swimming. Press R to respond to your latest whisperer? Your slave will respond to with the same text to HIS latest whisperer. Using any shortcut key on my master, like M to open map...the slave will open his too. So I have to remap a ton of keys to all these weird combos like Alt+Cntr+Whatever. The problem is, if I just want to play my slave by himself to run around, it's a royal pain without having to undo all the keybindings.If you refer yourself, just make sure you sign up the new account with the same last name so that you can merge them when the 90 days are over. Might as well make them both battlenet accounts. Blizz has complicated rules on transferring a toon to another account if they aren't battlnet, even if you have the same last name. No sense paying an extra 15$ a month for eternity on the referred account after it expires...just a 1 time $25 to pay for transfer.
7-15-2009 @ 5:07PM
Those problems you're having with your keybindings are due to bad software configuration on your end. Using Octopus with 2 accounts running as an example:-Both accounts have exactly the same keybinds.-Ocotopus only broadcasts (that is, sends to both accounts) keys I specifically tell it to. I only have about 7-8 keys broadcast of which is 1 is mounting, 1 is for follow, and the rest are abilities.-When I mouse over to the other/slave account the keyboard strokes and mouse movements now only apply to that slave and only the broadcast ones get sent back to the main account.-I have a keybind that clones the mouse on both screens for making trades, quest turn-ins, and flightpaths easier.-There's other keybinds for disabling broadcasting (for chatting and such) and forcefully broadcasting all keys (not much use for me)
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