Short version of the question:
1) Our family has multiple Macs.
2) We each have a profile on every machine.
3) We may not always play WoW from the same machine each time we play.
Is there a preferred method of installing WoW to accomplish such a scenario?
Recently, my entire family started playing again. In order to facilitate this, I set up a profile for each family member on each of our Macs. The idea being that any of us could play from any machine.
I've tried to accomplish this several different ways. Ultimately I ended up installing the game to a single profile and then copying that WoW folder to all the other profiles. I then renamed launcher in each profile so each machine had a Launcher, Launcher1, Launcher2 etc. I did try installing WoW once and copying just a shortcut to the same Launcher into each profile but that did not work. Neither did having a WoW folder in each profile, each with a file named Launcher in it. The rename launcher fix was something I found on the forums.
I did this around the time 4.01 dropped. While it works, each time a subsequent hotfix dropped, there were problems with the renamed Launchers getting and applying the fix to their respective folders. They would appear to start the download, then the progress bar would just stop and sit for a very long time and never complete.
The solution to this was to run the Launcher from the profile that contained "Launcher" (i.e. not Launcher1 or 2 etc) and then re-copy that enormous WoW folder to the other profiles again. This can become rather time consuming when dealing with multiple profiles on multiple machines :)
I would just like to know if there is a better method. I'm okay if this is the only way I have to go, but if there's a better way I'd love to tap into your knowledge.
Thanks for the read!