About October last year, Blizzard updated their Recruit a Friend program. It now gives triple XP all the way up to level 85. Since I really liked the Emerald Hippogryph mount, I figured I’d give it a go. Also had a few alts I never bothered to level up, so I started researching dual boxing in Wow. It is a very common thing in Eve. But there, the game play is somewhat slower (especially for PVE), so you really don’t need any fancy software to make it work.
In wow you could just let the other guy /follow you, but it would be nice if (s)he’d make a contribution as well. I figured it’s be fun to play a priest / warrior combo. Morphixea already was on my roster as a lvl 6, Ferdix was created on the new account. And I am using Hotkeynet to send keys to the other client. The program doesn’t seem to be updated any more. But it still works fine. You have to read up a little and edit a script, but that’s about it. I am not doing any fancy stuff. You can do mouse region clicks, picture in picture etc., but I am just using it to send keys.
Basically what I do, is use SHIFT + number keys for healing, CTRL + number keys for attacking Morphixea’s target, and ALT + number keys for some miscellaneous stuff. And ‘`’ for mounting, which is quite fun to see, they both jump on their mount and ride off :).
As we speak they are level 73, ready to go into Grizzly Hills. It’s been a ton of fun, really changes the way you play the game. And very fast progression, as you can do old group quests with ease that give a ton of XP. Even saw some in Silvermoon that I had never done before.
You can see some screenshots of the Dynamic Duo in the gallery. I have grown quite fond of them, haha.
There is more info on multiboxing at http://www.dual-boxing.com/.
My simple hotkeynet script is over here.