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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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TurpsterVision: Multiboxing, Recruit a Friend Style


We can't believe it either – Turpster has been let loose on WoW.com to bring you videos from in and around the World of Warcraft! You've heard him on the WoW Insider Show, and now see him on TurpsterVision right here on WoW.com.


Multiboxing has long been at the center of a heated debate within the WoW community. Some say that it is cheating; others say that it is just against the spirit of the game, all I know is, I absolutely love it!

I started my journey nearly 90 days ago where I added three new accounts with Blizzard's 'Recruit a Friend' scheme. I set myself the goal of being able to have a level 60(+) of every class in the game. For some of you out there I am sure that you've already achieved this feat during the past 4 and a half years of Warcraft – I know of one person who has gone FAR further than just one of each class. I've always focused all of my attention on my main, gathering achievements, pets, mounts, mats, gold, gear, well you get the picture – and I ended up forgetting the joys of alts. So with too much time on my hands, a few extra copies of WoW and some cool bits of software (more on this below) I jumped into Azeroth with a new mission; to destroy everything!

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