- Get PWI in windowed mode: Gear symbol in the bottom right, where you log out. System Settings, Screen symbol, third icon on the right. The first line is the text on the tabs; we want the System tab. Then next lower it says Effects; we want the second line under that, below "Overall", where it says "Res", short for Resolution. The furthest right on that line, where it probably says, "Full", choose "Window" instead
- Obtain if necessary a second email account
- Go to http://www.arcgames.com/en/games and choose "Register" at the top of the page; use the new email to start a second account
Dual logging is legal, with two accounts logged in separately. More than two accounts is not. More than two characters on the same account logged in would be problematic in any case. The only way to transfer items and funds between accounts is the normal Trade function.
Because PWI spells can be stacked up to two at a time, it makes it easier for two Arcane characters to cast continuously, as long as lag or other obstructions permits, by hitting a spell icon to begin a spell, hitting another to follow, then switching windows, and repeat.
As of the release of Neverfall expansion, the dual client difficulties seen during Primal Warfare seem to have been fixed. Players can log in either of the accounts first, on the normal icon, and then use a shortcut, created from the element.exe icon in the PWI Element folder, to log in the second account.
Primal Warfare bug Edit
- At the Primal Warfare patch of October 26, 2016 until the release of Neverfall, dual logging (for the more straightforward of two ways to perform it, see the other below) was bugged due to problems with elementclient.exe. The account that was logged in to Arc crashed out of elementclient.exe, or its character selection screen appeared empty, with no characters visible. The "create character" button worked, and the "New Character" class models were filled in with the character models from the account currently logged in to Arc. The fix for this was to follow the instructions below Exactly. Players had to log in normally with the account that is not logged in to Arc, and log into the account that IS logged in to Arc, with elementclient.exe
- Log out of your old, main account: the one logged in to Arc, started with the normal "PWI" icon. Log into it with your new account name and password. To log in the old account as well, go to Desktop and navigate to: This PC/Windows (C:)/ Program Files (or x86)/PWI_en/element and look for the "element" application. Creating a shortcut to it would make things easier, otherwise just start it by double clicking it, and sign in with the old account name and password.
- Barbarian + Cleric. The most defensive. If this team cannot survive, nothing else can. Next most defensive would another of the Heavy Armor users, then Duskblade then Assassin. Blademaster is more defensive in the sense of reducing damage (AC buff reduces damage before it is even dealt, rather than counting on HP), but Barbarian reduces the risk of aggro on the Cleric more as well. Cleric buffs max out at level 59, unless you count the Skill Books at 89
- Clerics can automate their healing with Regeneration Aura (Blue Bubble, BB), and on weaker opponents, can augment damage automatically with Heaven's Wrath (Red Bubble)
- Venomancer + Mystic. Did you know that Pet Heal can target any pet, regardless of whether it is a Venomancer or Mystic pet? This is, depending on character and pet, somewhere between as defensive as Light Armor + Cleric, and Heavy + Cleric, with comparable damage as well
- Mystics can automate (almost; recasting required every minute in game time, which is in this case about a RL minute) their healing with Healing Herb, and debuff Wraiths' attacks with Spidervine and debuff Wraiths' defense with Befuddling Creeper