Friday, March 7, 2008

Update: Showing Off

I mentioned long ago that I was encouraged (as a multiboxer) to show off a bit whenever in town. Of course, this appeals to my ego, as it would to any of yours, but it actually serves a more social purpose.

You see, on some servers, multiboxers are spit on. All the time. Everywhere they go. The GMs know them personally due to all the reports. (even if a GM has already verified that you're not breaking the ULA, they HAVE to follow through with every report.) They are corpse camped everywhere they go. People hate them.

This used to be the norm, but that's slowing changing. Here's a good reason why.

Boxers realized that when they made their exploits (bad choice of words... no?) public, it gave a chance for the "nice" people to get involved... You fan out in Org, drop 20 totems on the ground, light up your shield, pop your dps trinkets (to light up your fists), turn into 5 doggies and start to do the doggie dance with your front paws on fire. People LOVE it. It's fun.

You immediately draw a huge crowd, and very rarely does anyone say anything nasty. And when they do, at least in my case, about 12 folks speak up and say "Shut up man! He's not cheating! That's Boom. That's the Twenty Totems!" :)

You're bound to piss people off when you either ruin their day in a BG, or worse, you find them flagged while doing quests, and hit them with 5 simultaneous CLs from behind, melting their gear to their flesh, and sending them off to have a conversation with the GY Angel. But if you've built up a good relationship with your server's community, they'll come to your rescue when someone decides to get mean.

After 65 levels, I have to agree. This plan worked insanely well. My group has become beloved by both Horde and Alliance. I went out of my way to help anyone who looked like they needed it, Horde or not. Being a nice guy, and putting on a show once in a while does wonders.

If you plan to multibox, "Have fun when in town" is some of the best advice I can give you to ensure you enjoy yourself each time you log in.


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