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  1. #1

    Default Patch 9.0.5 Hype!!

    Lots of good stuff coming for boxing!
    If you're thinking about returning, or looking to jump in. This is a great time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellay View Post
    Lots of good stuff coming for boxing!
    If you're thinking about returning, or looking to jump in. This is a great time!
    Why is it a great time ? I thought it was all dead and gone ?
    I see forums are deadish - so is there a way to mulitbox legit or not ? If so, what are people doing/using ?

    I took a break and built a $nearly $5k PC for multiboxing Shadowlands. Stopped playing last 6 months before end of the expansion and then I learned mulitboxing is a no go, well it is but not with software... So when Shadowlands launched I did not play and got refunded on all my 5 accounts.

    I want to have a play at the expansion but not with x1 - been boxing since BC.

    How are people boxing now ? if anyone is at all ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shania View Post
    Why is it a great time ? I thought it was all dead and gone ?
    I see forums are deadish - so is there a way to mulitbox legit or not ? If so, what are people doing/using ?

    I took a break and built a $nearly $5k PC for multiboxing Shadowlands. Stopped playing last 6 months before end of the expansion and then I learned mulitboxing is a no go, well it is but not with software... So when Shadowlands launched I did not play and got refunded on all my 5 accounts.

    I want to have a play at the expansion but not with x1 - been boxing since BC.

    How are people boxing now ? if anyone is at all ?
    There are 2 main types of boxing for WoW currently:

    -Software based boxing with no input broadcasting: Using software like the free Wow Open Box (WowOpenBox.org) or JMB (https://joemultiboxer.com) or just mouse-over-focus boxing leveraging various utilities.

    -Hardware based boxing with input broadcasting: Using a Synchronous Keyboard Mouse (KM) switch to leverage hardware to send inputs to multiple WoW clients. Those WoW clients can be running:
    - on Multiseat Desktops (MDs) all on a single PC via a MD tool like Aster (least expensive option);
    - in Virtual Machines (VMs) all on a single PC via a tool like Virtualbox or VMware (next least expensive option);
    - on dedicated PCs for each client (most expensive option but considered by some to be best);
    Last edited by nodoze : 03-16-2021 at 03:50 PM

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    Multiboxing is still just as fun as ever. As Nodoze mentioned there are multiple options to make it work.
    We have already had others in the community break the Mythic +10 barrier with a +11 completed by Krumbl this past week. (All done organically).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nodoze View Post
    There are 2 main types of boxing for WoW currently:

    -Software based boxing with no input broadcasting: Using software like the free Wow Open Box (WowOpenBox.org) or JMB (https://joemultiboxer.com) or just mouse-over-focus boxing leveraging various utilities.

    -Hardware based boxing with input broadcasting: Using a Synchronous Keyboard Mouse (KM) switch to leverage hardware to send inputs to multiple WoW clients. Those WoW clients can be running:
    - on Multiseat Desktops (MDs) all on a single PC via a MD tool like Aster (least expensive option);
    - in Virtual Machines (VMs) all on a single PC via a tool like Virtualbox or VMware (next least expensive option);
    - on dedicated PCs for each client (most expensive option but considered by some to be best);

    Ok I have been boxing for years - simplified x5, using isboxer. Now you have me confused.
    Can you actually repeat that in simple terms ?

    1) I thought Software was banned ? - What am I missing here with you stating, Software based ?

    2) With software you mentioned, is it still going to broadcast, follow etc ? If not, then what is point of it ? Confused.

    Hardware - not sure on the results. Again confused sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shania View Post
    Ok I have been boxing for years - simplified x5, using isboxer. Now you have me confused.
    Can you actually repeat that in simple terms ?

    1) I thought Software was banned ? - What am I missing here with you stating, Software based ?

    2) With software you mentioned, is it still going to broadcast, follow etc ? If not, then what is point of it ? Confused.

    Hardware - not sure on the results. Again confused sorry.
    The Policy Update was against the use of Input Broadcasting Software. Not all Software broadcasts inputs... Hardware Input Broadcasting was not banned...

    Things like follow are done via addons in the game and not via software broadcasting inputs to the Wow windows. Apparently valid Software is typically now only doing things like helping with window management (location, borders, switching, etc) and doesn't send keystrokes or broadcast inputs to the game clients anymore.

    Basic alt-tab, click on, or "focus-follows-mouse" boxing boxing example: https://youtu.be/B45FL6aOT7k

    Software based tool (like: https://wowopenbox.org/ ) to help manage windows and switching example: https://youtu.be/s4sCBdkXqUk

    Hardware based example: https://www.dual-boxing.com/threads/...-has-the-power!

    If you want to research more this spreadsheet tab has all the early options that came after the Policy Update (including ways to enable focus-follows-mouse/mouse-over-focus boxing without any external/extra software) with links to tools/examples/videos/etc:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1566844114
    Last edited by nodoze : 03-18-2021 at 05:55 PM

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    5 Balance Mythic + (14)
    It's not multiboxing but Ellay you have to try it out

    WORLD FIRST 5 DPS KEY - No healer/tank - YouTube
    Last edited by Kraxx : 03-22-2021 at 04:59 AM

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    For those who were around before ISBoxer, multiboxing today feels pretty similar.

    I feel like we're back to this being a rather niche playstyle - certainly fewer of us today than there at this point last year. There's not as much activity on these forums, but there's multiple multiboxer discord servers that are still hopping. ISBoxer Discord: https://discord.gg/CRrJ8UGZG9; WoW Open Box Discord: https://discord.gg/gtsEc4rTCw

    There are lots of options, but there doesn't seem to be any universally agreed upon solution - lot of people doing lots of different solutions as nodoze spelled out above. To be clear, none of them have all the same power and low barrier to entry that ISBoxer had. We're kinda back to the "let me see if I can make this work" sort of solutions. Not that the different tools are user unfriendly (WoW Open Box seems particularly well written that you can pretty much just figure it out in less than an hour), but we are back to the days of using a combination of software or hardware as well as lots of in-game macros and addons to make it all work together. Some comps that used to work pretty well in ISBoxer are probably less optimal with the different sorts of play styles now. I think we're all still learning a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shania View Post
    Why is it a great time ? I thought it was all dead and gone ?
    I see forums are deadish - so is there a way to mulitbox legit or not ? If so, what are people doing/using ?

    I took a break and built a $nearly $5k PC for multiboxing Shadowlands. Stopped playing last 6 months before end of the expansion and then I learned mulitboxing is a no go, well it is but not with software... So when Shadowlands launched I did not play and got refunded on all my 5 accounts.

    I want to have a play at the expansion but not with x1 - been boxing since BC.

    How are people boxing now ? if anyone is at all ?
    I'm still multiboxing with 4 accounts. Boxing still viable unless u are farming gold with 20+ accounts. Don't use Alt-TAB or any other key combinations to switch windows. Just use "Ebony's Multiboxing Assistant" addon + auto window focus switching with mouse over (set by Control Panel and a registry setting, just google it ). EMA addon is legal and excellent for auto follow.
    Last edited by cannon : 03-29-2021 at 10:06 AM

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