Anyone Try 2-Boxing WoW?

In an attempt to relieve my WoW malaise, I'm toying with the idea of 2 boxing WoW.

I've done this for both EQ and DAoC (where it was almost mandatory for RvR), since I mainly solo do to family etc... It does kind of spice up the game, as you have to concentrate a bit more to pull it off effectively.

Anybody done this? Any ideas for combos?

I two-boxed in DAOC with a wizzie and a minstral. I also did armsman and cleric.

nothing ion WoW so far

I haven''t really heard of anyone doing this, likely because of the way xp mechanics work in this game. With just two people you don''t get the group xp bonus, so xp gain is cut in half. You can fight higher level mobs thanks to having two people, but xp doesn''t increase proportionate to difficulty like in most games -- that level 40 mob might we worth 220 xp (or whatever) and the level 43 mobs is worth 265, despite being MUCH harder than the level 40. With no group bonus and splitting the xp, duo''s tend to earn xp slower than soloists, at least for the soloist with a high damage output. The result is, I don''t think many people see much benefit to 2-boxing in WoW, as compared to say DAoC where the xp rewards for fighting higher level enemies were significant.

If you were going to do it, just for fun, you do have a lot of options. There is of course the age-old warrior + priest combo, safe and effective and . . . boring. It might be interesting to two-box a pair of druids. One plays tank, the other plays healer. If the healer runs low on mana, they switch roles. They''d both get travel forms at the same time (so no slow warrior holding up your speedy shaman), would both be able to stealth, heal, tank, etc. Would require a lot of attention, but I think that''s what you''re wanting.

"Paladin" wrote:

With no group bonus and splitting the xp, duo''s tend to earn xp slower than soloists, at least for the soloist with a high damage output.

Everything you said up to that point I agree with. This sentence though, I don''t agree with. Mainly because of the down-time. If you are fighting mobs 3 levels above you, your downtime will be much higher on a single character. If you had a priest in tow, your downtime would be minimal. You can just harvest stuff non-stop. Even stuff 3 levels higher than normal.

An additional benefit of fighting things 3 levels higher than normal is loot. As most things drop loot 2-5 levels below them, fighting things 3 level higher than normal will net you better loot both for equipping yourself and for selling.

Priests can''t refill your mana bar...

Running two characters at the same time in WoW? Sounds more like work to me than fun.

It can be possible, but prolly more effort than it''s worth. I know a guy on FFXI who played a 3-box(?) played a thf, whm and blm

You could probably use an UI addon which launches spells automatically. I believe there is one called ""Defend yourself"" or something like that.

Then you make the second char /follow the first char. Voila.

"JDRobZombie" wrote:

It can be possible, but prolly more effort than it''s worth. I know a guy on FFXI who played a 3-box(?) played a thf, whm and blm

Whm, Blm, Thnk U Ma''am.

Yeah thats kinda what I thought.

WoW doesn''t seem to lend itself to small groups.

Solo or large group is about it.

I''ve heard of people in EQ who ran six characters at the same time. heh too much work for me.

Obviously instances require 5, but I find WoW lends itself very well to small groups of 2 or 3. I usually run with one other person, occassionally two others and it works very well. Not so big you''re coordinating the actions of a bunch of people, but big enough you can pretty much take any quest. Not so big that gathering quests are a huge pain, but big enough that kill X quests are a breeze.

That''s just my experience.

Whm, Blm, Thnk U Ma''am.

That was a sucker punch

There was an article on wow.gameamp.com about 2-boxing. I can''t get to it from work, but it''s not hard to find.

A mighty duo would be Rogue/Pally. Rogues are killing machines and the pally can just follow with Devotion Aura up and casting the Blessings on the rogue as well as healing as needed.

I dual-boxed a 60 rogue and level 1->50-something priest, right up until I decided WoW had jumped the shark for me. It wasn''t particularly difficult when it was just the two of us... err, me. Any sort of party interaction made things a lot more stressful, particularly if they actually expected heals from the priest. And raids were a nightmare to keep track of.

I think in retrospect it would have been better had I started both toons at level one and carried on apace... but there''s really no good reason to be dual boxing once you hit 60. Seems like you''re more a liability than two assets at that point.

Dual boxing in EQ was far more manageable if that''s any kind of helpful reference.

"JDRobZombie" wrote:
Whm, Blm, Thnk U Ma''am.

That was a sucker punch

I''m here for you, man.

Is ''two boxing'' playing WoW with two characters at the same time - i.e. on two computers?

If so, then I think you should give up WoW Lars. I think that''s the kind of thing you should do if you want more of a challenge, not something you should do if you want to start enjoying the game again.

Is ''two boxing'' playing WoW with two characters at the same time - i.e. on two computers?

If so, then I think you should give up WoW Lars. I think that''s the kind of thing you should do if you want more of a challenge, not something you should do if you want to start enjoying the game again.

I believe you misunderstand my problem. Is the lack of challenge for a MMORG veteran at the low levels that IS my problem. I enjoy the game but getting to the mid-high tiers is boring me to tears.

Assuming that WoW scales like other MMORGs, 40-60 is a challenge, and the 60 game is hopefully a blast.

I just over the whack-a-mole nature of almost all MMORG low levels, even with WoWs easier leveling. The challenge of coordinating two characters (which I''ve done alot) keeps it exciting. I hope.

Is there someone who has a kind heart to assist me on this? I was so busy having my marquez vs bradley tickets from my brother here.