Hydra is a multibox leveling helper that aims to minimize the number of times you need to actively control secondary characters.
The goal is that you only need to control a secondary character when it is necessary to interact with an NPC (eg. loot a quest item, turn in a quest, or take a taxi flight). Scroll down for a full list of features.
Hydra is not a replacement for key cloning software — addons can’t cast spells, target units, or perform many other actions, so you will still need some way to send your key strokes and mouse clicks to your secondary characters’ instances of WoW.
Options are accessible by typing “/hydra” or by browsing to the Hydra panel in the Interface Options window. Several common commands can also be keybound in the Key Bindings window.
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Hydra is compatible with English, Deutsch (deDE), Español (esES & esMX), Français (frFR), Italiano (itIT), Português (ptBR & ptPT), Русский (ruRU), 한국어 (koKR), 简体中文 (zhCN), and 正體中文 (zhTW) game clients.
Hydra is currently translated into English, Español, Français, Русский, and 한국어.
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Full Feature List
Hydra operates on the basis of “trust”. You tell it which characters you trust, whether they're your multibox characters or just your questing buddies, and features are enabled or disabled depending on whether you’re in a party with trusted characters or not. For example, whispers are only forwarded to party chat if everyone in the party is on your trusted list.
You can add or remove names to your trusted list in the options panel. There's also an option to add everyone in your current party to your trusted list, for quick setup for multiboxing groups.
Accepts summons and resurrections.
Declines duels, guilds, and arena teams.
Repairs equipment and sells junk to vendors.
Forwards whispers to secondary characters to party chat.
Forwards responses in party chat back to the sender as a whisper from the secondary character.
Notifies you when a party member starts or stops following you.
Type “/followme” or “/fme” to command all party members to follow you.
Type “/corpse accept” to make all other party members who are ghosts accept their corpse.
Type “/corpse release” to make all other party members who are dead release their spirit.
Causes other characters in the party (and in range) to mount when you mount.
Accepts party invitations from trusted characters.
Request a party invitation by typing “/inviteme name”, where “name” is the target. If no target is specified, your current target unit will be used.
Request a promotion to party leader by typing “/promoteme”.
Accepts quests that another trusted party member already accepted, or all quests
Accepts quests shared manually or automatically (eg. escort quests) from players
Accepts quests started from looted items
Shares quests accepted from NPCs
Turns in completed quests (you still need to choose a reward if there’s a choice)
Abandons quests abandoned by trusted party members
Autoselects the last taxi node selected by anyone in the party in the last 60 seconds.
Type “/cleartaxi” to manually clear the selection for the current character.
Hold the Shift key when interacting with the flight master to bypass this module’s functionality.
Limitations & Caveats
Chat module limitations:
Whispers containing a high number of “spam words” (words that commonly appear in goldselling, powerleveling, phishing, or other spam) are forwarded as “POSSIBLE SPAM” instead of the actual text. If you care to see the actual message, check the receiving character’s chat log.
Whisper forwarding is disabled in non-trusted parties, and there is currently no notification if someone whispers a secondary character in this situation.
Primary character detection:
Hydra currently offers two methods for detecting the primary character. By default, it assumes that the primary character is the party leader. You can use the options panel to switch to checking for applicaton focus instead, but this method will not work if you are using multiple physical machines, and may not work if you are running multiple clients in windowed mode.
Advanced Chat Usage
If whispers from multiple senders are forwarded to party chat, your responses in party chat are assumed to be directed toward the sender of the most recently forwarded whisper. You can respond to a previously forwarded whisper by prefacing your message in party chat with “@name”, where “name” is the name of your character that forwarded the whisper.
If whispers from multiple senders are forwarded by the same character, you can respond to a previous message by whispering that character with “@name message”, where “name” is the name of the person you want “message” to be whispered to. You can also use this feature to have your secondary characters send whispers to people who haven’t already whispered you.