Re: Dual Boxing Focus Target
- From: Zil <zen13097@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 20 Jul 2009 07:46:52 GMT
Brent Stroh <bmstroh@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Even better. I was testing with a brand new warrior, and a level 13 shaman
chasing her around throwing lightning every now and then, so I couldn't do
much testing of quest acceptance/turn-ins. My current plan is to put a
pally in front of the shaman, but I couldn't test that combo on a trial
account - Horde lack pallys until TBC. I'm also thinking about a druid
behind my warrior - heals, some damage spells, and more durable than a
Using the slave character for primarily healing with some added DPS should
cut down on downtime, as well as speed up combat, I'd think. I'm on a PVE
server, which eliminates an entire class of dual-boxing issues.
I wouldn't worry about dedicating a toon primarily to healing. get
your slave a nice DPS /castsequence, and use that most of the time,
but have some healing macros set up so you can heal the master when
With my 5-man group I've never had a dedicated healer. All my shamans
are elemental, but they do all have a couple of healing macros I
- lesser healing wave on leader
- chain heal on leader
- lesser healing wave on self
Their heals are obviously not as efficient as a resto shaman's would
be, but I get 4 of each spell cast simultaneously - it's amazing how
quickly I can heal my paladin from almost dead to full health!
It also means I get the benefit of 4 DPS instead of 3, making
all fights so much quicker.
And, by the way, those macros have been enough to even see me through
You can use the same key sequence for looting corpses on the slaves
too; target corpse with leader, assist with slaves, interact with
target, then each slave will try to loot the corpse.
So for loot collection quests, this will do the trick nicely, it would
seem, but I'll be switching master/leader, or clicking in both windows for
pick-up-off-the-ground collection quests...
Yes, that's the best way. First, avoid all collection quests that need
either items with low drop rates or more than about 8 items, (unless
you really, really want the quest reward or the follow-up quests) -
they can be very frustrating.
Second, collect all items on one toon, then switch leader and repeat.
This is generally easier than the interact-with-target method.
If the collection quest is just for 1 item, though, or one of those
rare quests where everyone can loot a quest item off the same corpse,
then the interact-with-target button is better.
Thanks again - looking forward to getting started once I wrap up a class
I'm in the middle of.
No problem. Have fun with your multiboxing, and let us know how you
get on. I'm always interested in see how other people do.
But, depending on your server, be prepared for some funny looks, etc.
I used to frequently get someone see me and just /w "lol!" or "wtf?"
or occasionally "bot!".
Only yesterday, someone /spit on each of my toons in turn and walked
off. When i asked him "What's up with the spitting?" he raved on
about how he thought multiboxing should be banned, how I need to get a
life, find some real friends to play with etc. Charming guy!
It helps to have thick skin and/or a big ignore list.
Zil, Level 80 NE Priest, Aman Shan're, Stormrage Europe
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