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    Default Returning from 2+ year break

    Hello,

    I'm dangerously close to returning to WoW and multiboxing.

    Questions:

    1. Is /follow still disabled for PvP? If so, how are people dealing with PvP battlegrounds?

    2. Is Jamba still around? Or what main MB addon is recommended?

    3. Have they changed the macroing system in important ways for multiboxers?

    4. Any links to game setup info? ... I recall having scripts to hardlink/symlink certain files to 5 "working" directories for efficiency and separation of accounts.

    5. Any other general recommendations? I left before Garrisons, etc. Will need guides/walkthroughs for leveling, etc.

    Thanks.
    Doing my best to get motivated for the WoW Headless Horseman mount hunt of 2013... so far failing.

    I multibox because I have no time, have a life, have a job and[/or] money and have little patience for drama and temper tantrums. -- heffner

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    Welcome back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandish View Post
    1. Is /follow still disabled for PvP? If so, how are people dealing with PvP battlegrounds?
    To answer your question, as it's written, is: No, follow is not disabled for PvP, but it is disabled in random/rated battlegrounds, war games, and Ashran's open-world PvP zone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandish View Post
    2. Is Jamba still around? Or what main MB addon is recommended?
    JAMBA is still around—it's actively discussed and has two stickied threads in the WoW Macro & Addons sub-forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandish View Post
    3. Have they changed the macroing system in important ways for multiboxers?
    I'm going to say no, but I don't know what you remember about all of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandish View Post
    4. Any links to game setup info? ... I recall having scripts to hardlink/symlink certain files to 5 "working" directories for efficiency and separation of accounts.
    With a few different choices of software to use, you'd have to be more specific. I would assume that the vast majority of multiboxers today use ISBoxer, so symlinks are completely unnecessary unless you have a very specific reason for using them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandish View Post
    5. Any other general recommendations? I left before Garrisons, etc. Will need guides/walkthroughs for leveling, etc.
    I don't personally know of any guides since leveling is the same as it's been for awhile now, but perhaps someone else knows something useful. Other than that, I'm pretty terrible with general recommendations, but as you keep thinking of questions, just ask them and people can answer.
    Do not send me a PM if what you want to talk about isn't absolutely private.
    Ask your questions on the forum where others can also benefit from the information.

    Author of the almost unknown and heavily neglected blog: Multiboxology

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    Thank you for the reply.

    Guess it has been more like 3+ years, based on Blizzard's "Time Expired On" field, on the account pages. (And my signature, lol. I did the hunt and then the account time expired in February.)

    I've just bought my Legion copies.

    I guess I will just jump right in... I don't even know what to ask.

    Oh, the hard-linking of files was someone's theory that the OS could handle them easier if it knew it was the same file being loaded 5 times, or some such.
    Last edited by Brandish : 09-06-2017 at 02:19 AM
    Doing my best to get motivated for the WoW Headless Horseman mount hunt of 2013... so far failing.

    I multibox because I have no time, have a life, have a job and[/or] money and have little patience for drama and temper tantrums. -- heffner

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    Yeah, that hard-link thing isn't needed for ISBoxer.

    As for the macro changes, I think the last major change that affected us negatively was the fall-through nerf. If you are planning to use ISBoxer, look up Pro config and "multi-step" mapped keys (example). The combination of those two renders most of the "workarounds" we used in the past obsolete.
    Last edited by Ughmahedhurtz : 09-06-2017 at 05:38 PM
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    I use the other software ;-)
    Doing my best to get motivated for the WoW Headless Horseman mount hunt of 2013... so far failing.

    I multibox because I have no time, have a life, have a job and[/or] money and have little patience for drama and temper tantrums. -- heffner

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    As for Jamba I took over at the start of wod,

    I done a lot to it. Changed a lot of code... added so much it's been fun and stessful.

    Or though am still thinking about doing a add on I can call my own. But it's a lot of work but it could work out better in the long run.
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    Thanks for maintaining Jamba!
    Doing my best to get motivated for the WoW Headless Horseman mount hunt of 2013... so far failing.

    I multibox because I have no time, have a life, have a job and[/or] money and have little patience for drama and temper tantrums. -- heffner

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    Still not in game, yet. Looking through the WTF directory on my old main computer, and deciding what to pull over. Then I figure several hours for getting AddOns updated. Then I remember I don't have an SSD in yet, so I'll have to slap one in.

    Is there anything special about the WoW install.... I'd like to just copy it onto the SSD, and also onto my side computers, instead of DLing again and again.
    Doing my best to get motivated for the WoW Headless Horseman mount hunt of 2013... so far failing.

    I multibox because I have no time, have a life, have a job and[/or] money and have little patience for drama and temper tantrums. -- heffner

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    WoW is still a "portable" installation as far as I know, so you can just copy the full directory.

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    Thanks, Wubsie!

    OK. Whew. Between my bank freaking at the sudden multiple charges and Blizzard's fraud detection canceling my orders... it's been a hell of a couple weeks. Went to the bank on Friday and had a suspicious extra $300 in the account, which was supposed to have paid for the Deluxe special they were running for Labor Day weekend. Finally got that fixed after hours and hours battling in the ticket system. They were friendly, just not too helpful, and failing to recognize this was across multiple account and not just the one I had the ticket running on. It's all good now. (Yes, sue me I played tons of Starcraft II during the interim.)

    New question: Opinions on merging accounts? Since I haven't played in so long, none of my mounts/pets/toys are "in the new system" and I'm told that will happen when I log in the first time.

    It was suggested that I consider if I wanted to merge my accounts to share all of that stuff between them, since pre-login "would be the time to do it."

    Which way do people prefer? Right now, my accounts are separate but on the same authenticator, so I get a code, and can broadcast that and be logged in.
    This also means I get the pleasure of farming for pets/mounts/toys for each account. This is both semi-fun, but also a semi-pain-in-the-ass.

    Maybe merging them onto two accounts? To both spread the mounts coverage, and to leave room in case i want to 10-box later on?

    Guess it comes down to how much hassle is logging the accounts all at once.
    Last edited by MiRai : 09-17-2017 at 11:14 AM Reason: Merged
    Doing my best to get motivated for the WoW Headless Horseman mount hunt of 2013... so far failing.

    I multibox because I have no time, have a life, have a job and[/or] money and have little patience for drama and temper tantrums. -- heffner

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