Jan 11, 2000

about me

I am seriously addicted to world of warcraft and have been playing since January 2005. My first 60 was an alliance mage named Ameggy and I had a lot of fun levelling her, however I was never online at the right times and couldn't raid and the best I could do was sit in trade all night looking for pugs, I did ok and managed to get a few MC runs but at that time Mages were little more than decursing and vending machines. Well I levelled Ameggy up to 70 when TBC came out and got her to 375 enchanting/tailoring and thought I was pretty 1337 lol. Well one day I'm farming rep somewhere and a horde destro lock drops out of nowhere and before I knew it I was dead, he then camped me and I realised that Mages suck. I switched to horde as the ally were getting on my nerves with all the whining 12 year olds and rolled a BE lock. That was the best move I'd made in the game thus far. The lock playstyle really suited me and I loved PvP, there's nothing like killing a player in PvP even after you're dead. Dots=Win. I loved it so much I renamed my character to : Pheardotdead just so the ally knew what they were in for lol.

PvP got a bit boring though and I'm much more a PvE'er so what to do? The worst time was sitting in trade for 3 hours each night for over a week for an Arcatraz run so that I could get Kara attuned. I finally gave up and decided there had to be a better way. Multiboxing was the answer, it's not without it's own ups and downs but when it's 11:30pm server time and you feel like running an instance you don't have to wait for anyone. Please feel free to look around this site and grab any macros and addons.

Jan 1, 2000

how to box

so how do you box? Here's the list of stuff you'll need:

1 - Well for a start you'll need 2 or more wow accounts, 10 day trials from blizzard are usually available so sign up for a couple here : http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/index.xml

2 - keystroke parser of some sort, there are a few around but I highly recommend keyclone at : http://www.solidice.com/index.html, what does it do? It parses keystrokes to 1 or more wow screens, sets up maximizer regions (read more later), handles pip swap (more on that later), mouse cloning etc etc. Personal opinion here: there are other methods, some free, some not. Keyclone is not flavour of the month at the moment but it's solid, easy to setup and pretty cheap for all the features and service support you get from Rob. It was the first one I ever used and I keep on coming back to it because it's so damn easy, it's set and forget, it JustWorks(tm).

3 - an in game slave controller - I recommend Jamba from : http://wow.jafula.com/addons/jamba, what does it do? mmmm pretty much everything, in a nutshell it automates everything for your slaves driven by the actions of your main, like taking parsing taxi node info so all your slaves fly at the same time, quest response automation so they all open/accept/finish quests at the same time - lots of other things you'll need. It's beautifly written and has amazing support in the community and by the developer Jafula. I really don't think the guy ever sleeps.

there will be more !!!!!

first macros

making gold the boxer way

Where do I start? There are so many ways...a good example that comes to mind is that I needed to kit out my Shaman with Titansteel Guardians, so that's 4 at roughly 1000g each. When I had 1 to go I saw the end in sight and decided to put a burst of speed on to see if I could raise 1000g in an evening of WoW.

Dailies are always good sources of gold, so I got my team together and hit the ebon knights quests and some of the other ice crown dailies. Not all dailies are suitable for boxers especially collection quests so I always skip those.

Ebon Knight Quests

From Their Corpses, Rise! and No Fly Zone

Now: No Fly Zone and From Their Corpses, Rise! can be done at the same time. Don't use the gryphon to kill the mobs, just get your team over to one of the towers and land, start killing the gryphon riders, as you kill them use the pot you received for From Their Corpses, Rise!, there you go! Two quests for the price of one.

Leave Our Mark

A personal favourite as my multibox team lead is a Paladin. From the questgiver fly NNW to the round arena area where all the mobs are sparring. Round them all up, burn them down, loot and deploy your flag. A nice thing here since patch 3.1 is you don't have to target the dead mob to plant the flag, it will just plant itself on the nearest available. Very quick.

Shoot 'Em Up

This from a boxing point of view is hilarious. Now you could just get one of the team to kill the riders and they'd all get credit but HEY! you have 5 in your team and way more than 5 guns. What I do is put everyone on a gun and angle each one with a different point of view, then as the riders fly by I hit the 3 button and they all fire. This quest can be completed in a manner of seconds.

Vile Like Fire!

Another nice and easy. Fly your team to where you pick upp the dragon and position them so they're equidistant from the 4 closest buildings at about 60 feet in the air. Fly one member to the dragons and mount up, you can now do 2 circuits around your team which will get you 8 buildings on fire even though you only set 4 on fire as by the time you get back to the first one the cooldown is complete.

So that's the ebon blade's

Airship (I'm horde so it's airship)

no tips on these ones, except maybe for Blood of the Chosen, with this one position yourself the top of facing the top of the path leading to the city, there's a guard there and if you attack him 4 more spawn, so! do that 4 times and quest complete.

So there's 4 multiboxer friendly quests on the airship making 9 in total, 8 of them pay 13g and Neutralizing the Plague pays 22g.
8x13x5= 520g
1x22x5= 110g
Total = 630g

Now add 50g in coin drops/selling greys taking the total to 680g. I haven't even bothered to include 5-8 green drops and at least 2 stacks of frostweave. This is one of the great parts of boxing - you keep everything.

Still 380g short so luckily for me the heroic daily was Grundrak 5x22g + 20g in coin + 15g in greys + 1 frozen orb which sells for 60g on my realm + maybe 5 greens + boss drops I couldn't use

Total from the heroic = 255g

Gold so far = 935g

A measly 65g short - well one of my alts is an enchanter so, DE'd all those greens and got 2 stacks of infinte dust = 120g.

Total=1055g leaving 55g for repairs.

So this is the joy of multiboxing - I needed gold so each quest I do I get gold x 5. Each instance I do I keep all the loot and I can go when I want.

macros and addons

macros have been updated for 4.0

for single target

/cast elemental mastery
/cast blood fury
/castsequence [@targettarget, harm] [] reset=combat Flame Shock, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt, Earth Shock, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt
/cast Lava Burst
 for AOE, subbed some chain lightning in to match the Pally AOE macro below
/cast elemental mastery
/cast blood fury
/castsequence [@targettarget, harm] [] reset=combat Flame Shock, Chain Lightning,Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt, Earth Shock, Chain Lightning, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt
/cast Lava Burst


Oh Noes! with 4.0 the old 969 is dead. It was beautiful, /salute
Oh well, never mind, live moves on, just use this instead and enjoy your two button wow lol.
In testing I do not run out of mana even after extended sessions at the training dummies.

For single target/boss type fights use this
this is the click macro
/click MultiBarLeftButton1
/click MultiBarLeftButton3
/click MultiBarLeftButton4
/click MultiBarLeftButton5

on MultiBarLeftButton1 I have this /castsequence macro
/castsequence reset=combat Judgement, Crusader Strike, Shield of the Righteous, Crusader Strike, Hammer of the Righteous

MultiBarLeftButton3 has Avenger's Shield
MultiBarLeftButton4 has Holy Wrath
MultiBarLeftButton5 has Consecration

For AOE the click macro is
/click MultiBarLeftButton2
/click MultiBarLeftButton3
/click MultiBarLeftButton4
/click MultiBarLeftButton5

On MultiBarLeftButton2 I have this macro
/castsequence reset=combat Judgement, Hammer of the Righteous, Shield of the Righteous, Hammer of the Righteous, Hammer of the Righteous