As I told earlier, I’ve started dabbling into multiboxing with Lotro. I am aware of the conflicting opinions about Multiboxing. Personally I multibox with my TP farming characters. It’s a lot easier to get the same deeds finished with 4 characters from 4 accounts at once instead of having to do the same run 4 times. Another reason to multibox, for me at least, is because many of my kinmates are usually not online when I am. And additional I’d like to try out the way fellowships and instances work without plunging into it with experienced players to whom I might be more a burden than anything else.
Multiboxing is great way to get experienced!
And of course, last but not least, it’s a hell of a lot cheaper to send the collected crafting items to my crafting alts when I can simply do a secure trade instead of sending everything through mail. Mail can get very expensive when you have a lot of things to send. Especially the mastery components are very expensive to mail!
So, how do you Multibox in Lotro?
Turbine has officially stated Multiboxing in itself in Lotro is legal. With the last update it became a lot easier to set everything for Multiboxing. One warning: you need at least 2 accounts to multibox. You cannot login twice with the same account!
Here’s what you need to do to start multiboxing. First, start the Launcher. Let it run until you have the login fields.
Now go to options. Click on the down arrow next to the language selection option. Then click on options.
Next step is to set the right setting in options. Click “Allow multiple game instances”:
Then click OK and you’re set.
Using additional software
The above way however is a tedious way to multibox because you need to handle each client during each fight you have. There is an easier way and that’s multiboxing software. Don’t get me wrong. This is NOT software that handles everything (as in you don’t have to do anything anymore). This is software which broadcasts your keystrokes and mousemovements, in other words it’s a keycloning program. You still need to do all the work yourself, but now you can do it all from one client, which is much handier!
I’ve started using ISBoxer in combination with Innerspace. Yes, Innerspace is a paid program ($50 per year, $15 for 3 months), but with $15 for three months, it’s doable. And this way I can run multiple accounts and thus get my TP’s a lot easier and thus have much more fun in the game. This is something I can afford right now, so why shouldn’t I do it 🙂
There’s a special userguide for Lotro. You can find it here.
Oh, if you’d like to use ISboxer and Innerspace, you can get a maximum of 30 days free for Innerspace if you enter my email addres (using an image to prevent Spam) as referer:
Have fun multiboxing!
- Multi-acounts & Multi-box in Lotro: Morally okay or not? (lotroadventures.wordpress.com)