Tuesday, October 30, 2007

One man... Five boxes... What now?

Ok I'm going to get this out of the way first. Who am I, what exactly am I doing, and of course... why? First, the who. My name is Boom. For the last several years I've enjoyed playing a few MMOs, most recently, World of Warcraft. I play a Tauren Warrior named Boom, and run a guild full of amazing people, called For Horde.

I've played just about every class to at least 40, and have spent alot of time learning the ins and outs of both PvE and PvP. But recently I've been looking for something more. And I think I found it, in Multiboxing. Multiboxing is the act of playing multiple charaters at one time, either using software or hardware duplication. How did I stumble on to this? Well, it happend VERY fast.

I was playing another round of Arathi Basin (a WoW Battleground) and ended up alone at a flag, when I was jumped by 3 Alliance jerks. (they're all jerks) This normally spells instant and complete doom, and this time seemed to be no different than any other.

But just as the group of aggressors were about to finish me off, a priest came riding up on a wolf, followed by what looked like a crowd of players running in unison. The priest dismounted, and the group behind him promptly followed. Then the most amazing thing happended. The group came to a stop, split up into a diamond formation, then all proceeded to cast a Pyroblast at the same time.

In a matter of seconds, this perfectly syncronized group wiped out every Alliance player, and I was at full health. That's when I noticed the names. It was the Zins. I had read about them... or should I say, Him. These five toons were all controlled by one guy, using five computers, five accounts, and one brilliant mind. I was hooked. I had to try this.

So here I am.

Searching for information on Zin lead me to a wonderful website called Dual Boxing. There is a wonderful group of multiboxers sharing ideas, solutions, stories and more, all in the name of furthering this "Hobby". If you're interested in Multiboxing, I highly recommend you start there.

Over the next two weeks, I'll be posting images, movies and documenting my adventure in multiboxing. I hope you come back and follow along.

Am I nuts, lonely, living in my parents basement, girlfriendless, ugly etc? These are all things Multiboxers are assumed to be by those who can't afford to share our hobby. For now, I can claim none of these names, and I hope I stay that way. (don't think my GF is too fond of my 5 gaming machines keeping my attention, but we'll work it out.) :)

See you on Argent Dawn.


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