How to 2 Box in World of Warcraft

This guide covers 2 boxing in wow, World of Warcraft, a popular MMORPG. This is a follow up guide to How to 2 Box in MMORPGS  and if you have not read it yet, you should start there first. This guide will resume where that one left off and try and explain how to control several characters in WoW using one keyboard. We run a full group of 5 in warcraft with no problems using the Control / Boxin Assistant duo. Press a key and the whole group follows, press a key everyone goes into combat, press another and they stop... Once set up it is a lot of fun to take instances by your self. ;)

World of Warcraft is a very fun game. Some of the players though are pretty awful to be around. Boxing allowed us to really enjoy that game without having to suffer through puberty again while grouping with 12 year olds.  WoW has the added advantage that it will run on almost any hardware out there. This makes setting up a group pretty easy. Also you can use the Control Assistant in WoW to multi box on the same PC by controlling the inactive windows.

Now that you have read How to 2 Box in MMORPGS we will take up where it left off. This means that you should already have a network share for our log file set up, The Control Assistant installed and profile created and The Boxin Assistant installed and a profile created. Also you have the basic start, stop, follow and wait commands working through the log file triggers. In this example we are going to play a warrior (Henry) and 2 box a priest (Jenny) in World of Warcraft. Of course one of the main advantages of a priest is heals so lets start there.

On the Boxin Assistant Click Options > Settings > Heal Settings:

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Here we will set up some heals for our duo. Keep in mind when setting up heals the default way the Boxin Assistant thinks is that "If I do not see that color at that location, target the player and press the heal key".

 (On the Boxin PC) Click "Calibrate" on the top heal setting and move the mouse over your own health bar. Press the space bar to grab the color and location to check for. Choose "Group 1" for the target. Under "Heal Key" enter the key for the heal you want to use. Set the cast and recast times so it will know how often to cast this heal. For now you can ignore the other settings. They are for more advanced scenarios.  Check the full health check and click the calibrate button. Target someone and place your mouse over the very last pixel of the target boxes health bar. Press the space bar. This will check if the player is full health before casting a heal and will abort the cast. Great if someone else in the group may be healing as well and will save energy. Set your renew and fade on the proper recasts.

Calibrate as many heals as you need for your group. Be sure to set the target, heal key and calibrate the ones that you enable. When done double check everything and click "Save" to save your heal settings. You should now be ready to start healing your group.  (The heal skip checks are good for checking if a player has died and will skip that heal unless it sees the color on their health bar. This is not necessary though)

Battle Settings:

Lets enable them to help us while in battle. When 2 boxing a warrior and priest we need all the DPS we can get.

 On the Boxin PC Click Options > Settings > Battle Action Settings:

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  • Calibrate our "Wait to start if:" by clicking the calibrate button and choosing the last pixel on your target bar. This will keep them from nuking mobs that are full health and is always a good idea for a healer.
  • Check the Power Threshold box and click calibrate. Choose an area on your power bar where you would like to stop casting DDs and save power for healing. Usually 50% is a good spot but that depends on how hard you are getting hit!
  • Set up your damage spells and any clickies that you may want to use by adding the key and cast and recast times.. We use a wand a lot on priests as it is free damage and crafted ones are pretty nice. The top actions are used anytime at all and the bottom actions check your power threshold before casting.
  • If you want to perform a color test on the mob before casting you can enable the checkbox and choose "See" or "Not" and it will make intelligent decisions when casting.
  • When done double check your settings and click save.

You will probably want to set up a few buffs in Options > Settings > Buff Settings but for as of now you are ready for combat. Play around with the various settings. The help file covers all the features. The Boxin Assistant is a really versatile tool with hundreds of features and can do pretty much anything you can by hand. It just takes patience to learn the way it "thinks".   You are now ready to 2 box a priest in World of Warcraft. She will heal your warrior and assist him in battle faithfully!

 

WoW Class Listing

Warrior

Strengths:

1. Can wear mail from the start and plate at level 40.
2. Great melee abilities such as
3. Great tank class, especially when using a shield and going deep into the Protection tree.
4. One of the better classes to use for blacksmithing since warriors can use both the armor and weapons made with this profession.
5. Can be a force damage wise with a good two-handed weapon and a build focused on the Arms tree or two good 1 handed weapons and a build focused on the Fury tree.
6. Can equip almost any type of weapon in the game whereas other classes are more restricted. For example, a shaman can not use a sword and a Paladin can not use a bow.

Weaknesses:

1. Depends on rage too much.
2. Not a broad class.
3. Not the highest melee damage dealer.
4. More equipment dependant than other classes.
5. Dependency on the healing of other classes.
6. Somewhat limited in PvP due to the range and magic of other classes.

Hunter

Strengths:

1. Having a pet that can serve as a personal tank.
2. Possibly the best solo class in the game.
3. Traps can turn the tide of a battle in PvP.
4. Tracking allows you to get a scope of enemies in the area.
5. Works great with the leatherworking skill.
6. A strong PvP class due to high damage and range.
7. Can tame a huge variety of pets.  

Weaknesses:

1. Can not wear mail until level 40.
2. Very few melee abilities. 
3. Can not use a shield.
4. Pets can draw monsters to your group if not handled correctly.
5. Not sought after by groups.
6. Need ammo and food for the pet constantly.

Rogue

Strengths:

1. Best melee damage dealing class.
2. Can open locks.
3. Great dual wielders.
4. Stealth opens up possibilities that other classes do not enjoy.
5. Possibly the most fun class in the game from a character ability standpoint.

Weaknesses:

1. Can use no better than leather armor.
2. Relies on daggers too much.
3. One of the least respected and sought after classes in the game.
4. Very dependent on cool downs for abilities.

Paladin

Strengths:

1. Able to heal.
2. Strong and durable enough to tank for a group.
3. Not dependent on rage like a warrior is or has to switch forms like a druid.
4. Gets the ability to summon a mount at level 40. 
5. Has abilities that allow the Paladin to be immune to attacks for a short period of time.
6. Can resurrect other players.
7. Can be very mana efficient if played right.

Weaknesses:

1. Lacks the overall damage of other classes.
2. Both healing and tanking need to be focused on instead of trying to do both at once.
3. Need to constantly manage blessings, seals, and auras.
4. Has a negative image on the Horde side due largely to "bubble and hearthing" (become immune to attacks and then using a hearthstone to leave the battlefield). 

Shaman

Strengths:

1. Can use mail as armor at level 40.
2. Can use a shield while a hunter cannot.
3. Can heal.
4. The best combo for a spell caster/fighter.
5. Can self-rez and then resurrect the rest of the group.

Weaknesses:

1. Totems need to be managed constantly.
2. Due to the great flexibility of the class, it's hard to focus on just 2 or 3 attributes.
3. Can not use weapons like swords and 2 handed axes.
4. Can dual wield only if going deep in the Enhancement tree.

Priest

Strengths:

1. The best healing class in the game.
2. Strong defensive spells.
3. Can do damage as well.
4. Highly sought after by groups.

Weaknesses:

1. Can only wear cloth.
2. Not a role for everyone.
3. Shadow priests can do more damage but are not near the healers as their holy counterparts.

Mage

Strengths:

1. The best magic damage dealer.
2. One of the best range classes along with hunters.
3. Good combat control with Polymorph.
4. Can summon food and drink.
5. A great choice for grouping.
6. Strong solo class due to snares and massive damages.
7. Can open up portals to go to major cities.
8. The best area of effect damage dealer in the game by far.

Weaknesses:

1. Can only wear cloth.
2. Not healers in battle.
3. Major target for monsters due to high amount of damage.
4. Most damage dealing spells are not instant.

Druid

Strengths:

1. Able to take on the forms of different animals.
2. Can root enemies in place.
3. Very flexible.
4. Can heal group members.
5. Good solo class.
6. Can tank if needed.
7. Has different travel forms for faster traveling.

Weaknesses:

1. Cannot wear anything heavier than leather.
2. Not great at any one thing. 
3. Unpredictable for groups.
4. Switching between the different forms to heal (regular), tank (bear), or damage (cat) can be awkward and time consuming.
5. Very difficult class to master.

Warlock

Strengths:

1. Has various pets.
2. Can summon a mount at level 40.
3. Great for debuffs.
4. Can summon/teleport group members.
5. Great for crowd control.
6. Strong in both PvP and PvE.
7. Has a high amount of stamina.

Weaknesses:

1. Not as good a damage dealer as a mage.
2. Can only wear cloth. 
3. Hard class to play.
4. Not one pet fits all situations.

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