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A very basic introduction to beginners' multiboxing

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Recently, I've been dipping my first tentative toe into the murky waters of multiboxing. I've explored various avenues and options, and settled upon what I have found to be by far the easiest way to get started in this complex but very entertaining way to play WoW. So I'm going to run you through it today, and maybe it'll entertain you in the twilight hours of Mists of Pandaria.

Not Cheating

First up, let's dispel a common misconception about multiboxing: that it's cheating. While Blizzard may not like everything that it allows people to do, and will take action in events where it goes over into griefing, multiboxing is completely allowed. Some of the software used to do it can be used to more nefarious ends, yes, but that doesn't mean it's against the terms of service to use it for good.

When does it become griefing? Well, when you're using it to harass players. It's been made far harder to do in Battlegrounds, with the removal of /follow, but there are ways around it if you're keen. If you're taking a group of five around the place, that's OK, but if you're taking a group of 40 to the opposing faction's PvP vendor and repeatedly killing everything in sight, that may well not be viewed favorably.

So far, I've headed into a couple of battlegrounds, but the majority of my time has been spent leveling via dungeons. Most PvP multiboxers will use large groups of the same class, but, inspired by some PvE multiboxers I was in contact with last year, I've been playing a tank and DPS pair.

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