Oct 12th 2008 5:22PM This guy is not a gold farmer. Nor does he have no life. He clearly makes money - enough to spend over 10k a year on various costs - not to mention the initial setup fees. I sense a great deal of jealousy here and it is a bit sad that people respond the way they do.
To each their own but why is everybody so condescending here by seemingly 9:1? This news has spread among geek/gadget/video game websites. So it is ok if you game but once somebody does it differently or better then all of a sudden they are a gold farmer, virgin, etc?
I expect better from a community that I see as intelligent and informed but sadly this appears not to be the case.
Apr 9th 2008 8:53PM You can stream it at: http://www.vimeo.com/864164
Or learn how to multibox at: www.dual-boxing.com
And no, just because one multiboxes doesn't mean you can't raid in a guild. My priest didn't get T3 from Naxx pre TBC through sheer willpower alone :)
Aug 8th 2007 6:35AM I um :) may be a bit biased but I think that boxing is a rather interesting community. We have 1000+ forum members at dual-boxing.com and there are many, many dual boxers out there. I represent a minority of course but I enjoy both the process and the end result. If people don't want to hear about the neat stuff we are doing then I suppose that is fine. But my guess is that interesting stuff only comes along every so often and I know that seeing 25 people in Orgrimmar being controlled by 4 people is INTERESTING to me - and clearly the others who make comments - positive and negative. Multiboxers fill a valuable role in the greater WoW community. I certainly would not make every post about multiboxers but I think the majority of people are at least passingly interested in seeing the zany stuff we come up with and manage to pull off.
Aug 3rd 2007 3:09AM This will only be useful if you can enter combat with it on. Imagine an entire AV with Murloc suits. Not worth the $100 ticket price / $300 - $500 ebay price otherwise. Casting time seems a bit long too.
Jul 26th 2007 6:19PM *Makes sure the "E-Mail me when someone replies to this comment" is NOT checked.*
Jul 20th 2007 12:44PM http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3697765098130473147
Extreme SM Farming - Xzin - World of Warcraft
Xzin - TBC Beta Arena 5v5 5 Boxing (Multiboxing)
5 Shamans, 1 Man. AV PVP VIDEO
Jul 20th 2007 4:38AM Keep in mind that those costs are for a top end PvP setup. You can 5 box on 1 machine with some software tools but with FAR more limited options (can't see but 1 screen at once, far slower FPS, harder to cast targeted AoEs, cannot accept quests without restoring each window, etc). You can do it on a bit of s budget if you are willing to accept some drawbacks.
Still costs $75 / month though. Double that if you 10 box, like I do.
Jul 6th 2007 11:09PM It's flamebait but it reeks of what most people "see" which is two computers - oh well they must be botting on one. Which is entirely not the case. You have a different play style of course when you are 5 boxing and yes, it does look a bit odd.
But still - botting and multiboxing are NOT the same thing. I encourage you to take a look at exactly what goes into a typical 5 boxing setup. sure, the $5,000 or so for starters but then you need to think about cooling your computers, how to power that many, monthly fees, setting up macros, custom UIs, custom keyboards, etc. Some people restore cars, some go boating, some play WoW. I choose to play WoW in my spare time and I enjoy the challenge of making all of these complex things function together. Sure, enjoy playing too - but the process of figuring it all out and putting it all together is also quite enjoyable as well.
Seriously though - don't expect every single player to be 5 boxing anytime soon. Even dual boxing, while much easier to do - is still quite involved to do with any reasonable skill - and some classes just do NOT lend themselves to boxing very well in combination.
So, a bit of sensationalism going on here for sure but I do urge people to avoid jumping to conclusions without understanding everything that goes into 5 boxing.
Jul 6th 2007 10:46PM "It doesn't seem possible to grind/quest/instance/pvp with two toons at the same time, much less five."
I can assure you, it is very possible :) I managed Warlord on all 5 at the same time.
You have to keep in mind that out of what, 8 million people playing WoW that perhaps a few hundred are 5 boxing. Of those, perhaps only a small subset actually PvP with their setup. I happen to be one of those players - and I greatly enjoy it. I don't expect multiboxing WoW to go away anytime soon. The amount of expense, effort, thought and setting up that needs to be done is pretty intense. Plus, there is no real inherent advantage over a well tuned 5 man group. In fact, you have LESS coordination and with the BC aoe effects, plenty of things to bring you down.
Blizzard loves it of course. I pay $150 per month.
In ANY game there will be people looking to find an edge. It is human nature. Some people get tricked out with purples. Some learn how to play their character in depth. Others practice teamwork and coordination. I multibox. I do it within the confines of the game though and in my opinion, I play by the rules. I have received numerous official opinions that confirm my beliefs. I own and never share my accounts (I leveled them myself) and I never sell gold or farm it. Bliz knows that - believe me, it is NOT worth my time to farm gold and sell it.
In short - I play the game in a way that may be a bit different than your average player. But I fail to see why that is so "wrong" or against the rules. I still have 5 characters to level up, 5 characters to gear up and 5 repair bills to pay. You better believe that I expect to roll with all 5.
Jul 6th 2007 3:25PM "It's a bunch of bots running around. No ability to adjust to rapidly changing events or pulls that go horridly wrong as the toons are on auto-pilot with no thought behind them."
I beg to differ :)