Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Oct 13, 2008

One Man, 36 WoW Accounts

I’ll admit that I’ve attempted to dual-box in WoW. It was a fairly basic, and probably sad attempt, I can say that I’ve tried it at least. While I can see how it might be fun for someone to control a couple of characters at the same time, I really couldn’t justify the time, or the amount of money it would cost. However, someone out there has decided to control not two, but 36 WoW accounts at the same time.

Just look at all of those instances of WoW open! I like to think of myself as a multi-tasker, but that’s just nuts. Granted, he’s only using 11 computers to do it, but I still think it’s a bit on the side of overkill. The guy doesn’t seem to mind the financial cost of running 36 accounts, either. Check out a quote from him talking about it after the jump.

“A lot have asked me, why create so many? The main reason is to invade Stormwind and Ironforge when they reach top level. I’m sure the Alliance will put up a big fight when that happens. We’ll see how it goes…

It costs me exactly $5711 in subscription costs per year with 36 accounts on the 6 month pay schedule. Not bad considering I’m looking at it like it’s a hobby and there are more expensive hobbies out there than World of Warcraft… When Wrath of the Lich King is released, I plan to be at the store when it opens and will purchase 36 copies of it. With tax, it should be about $1500 for all of them…”

I’m curious what other hobbies he’s comparing this to. I mean, one of my hobbies is burning $20’s for fun, but I don’t go overboard with it or anything.


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