Isn’t it annoying how most RPGs are automatically paused when you try to minimize the application and do something else on your mobile device? Sometimes, you just want to keep farming in one game while actually doing something in another. And don’t even get us started on the outrageous amounts of resources that RTS games expect you to fork out if you want to stay F2P.
Fortunately, BlueStacks’ Multi-Instance Manager can help you overcome all of these difficulties and more. BlueStacks is an application that allows you to play your favorite mobile games on PC. In terms of Android emulators, it doesn’t get any better than this. You can multi-task and continuously run certain games or applications without reducing the lifespan of your mobile device’s battery: all thanks to the Multi-Instance Manager feature.
What Is Multi-Instance?
The basics of BlueStacks’ Multi-Instance feature are quite simple. We thought that if we can run one Android emulator on the PC, why not also make it possible to run more copies of it at the same time? And so, the Multi-Instance Manager (MIM) was born. This tool gives you the power to instantly create a copy (or as copies many as you want) of your current emulator and run them all at the same time. It’s as easy as copy-pasting a document from one folder to another.
Craving a bit of battle royale action in PUBG Mobile while your Wizard is farming in Black Desert Mobile? No problem. With BlueStacks’ MIM, you can have as many Androids working on your PC as your machine can handle. Furthermore, each of them can be logged into a different game account, so that you can either grow your own RTS guild or save precious hours of gameplay when you’re trying to force your luck with re-rolls in a gacha game.
To access this feature, head over to the right-hand side of your BlueStacks window, click on the three dots under the Record Screen feature, and then go to Multi-Instance Manager. A window will pop up immediately afterwards. This is the mainframe that makes it possible to control all BlueStacks instances at a time.
To create a new instance, click on the button on the lower right-hand corner of the window and then either clone an existing configuration or start a fresh one. If you choose latter option, remember that it won’t feature any of your games or the data that that may be associated with these applications, all of which might take a while to download.
In our opinion, cloning is the way to go. You can manually change the Google account in the new instance and the settings will only be saved to that environment. Pretty neat, right? Well, it gets even better.
Never Settle in Gacha Games
When you start a fresh account in Raid: Shadow Legends, Astral Chronicles, Saint Seiya: Awakening, King of Fighters ALLSTAR, or in any of the hot gacha games currently on the App Store, the Multi-Instance Manager can save you tons of dead time, not to mention frustration. The gacha genre is defined by the luck factor, since you have to spin/pull a roulette/slot-machine mechanism in order to get new units, cards, or any other valuable item. Some developers explicitly state your odds of getting something, while others prefer not to.
To lure you in, gachas give you several free pulls to begin with. This is either done directly, as in AC, or by giving you the currency that’s needed for them, as in KOFA. The latter case is preferable over the former, since it allows you to save the pulls for a specific event or a limited-time collaboration of your choice.
Either way, beginner freebies have made re-rolling a widespread phenomenon in the gacha community. Re-rolling means that you create a new account over and over again (or you reset you game data without linking to one) until you land on certain characters that are strong or that you might have taken a liking to. It sounds easy, but it really isn’t.
The entire process can be extremely time-consuming, as some games take up to 25-30 minutes of tutorial clicks until they give up the goodies. Now, imagine having to do that 5, 6, or more times until you land on something that’s good. Instead of wasting three hours of your day doing the same thing over and over again, you can easily open 3 or 4 BlueStacks instances and perform the tutorial just once. When we did it for Raid, for example, it was a breeze.
Reach New Heights in RTS Games
Real-time strategy (RTS) games are another successful mobile genre where being able to run more instances will save you a whole lot of time. Here, it gets really serious. It’s not just 3-4 hours, but days’ worth of building, harvesting, and/or training. Whether it’s Rise of Kingdoms or Operation: New Earth, such games are essentially built on the freemium model. If you want to stay F2P, however, you’re going to have a really hard time keeping up with your P2W opponents.
One way to make up for the handicap of having to constantly funnel tons of resources you can’t possibly hope to produce in one base is to set-up farm accounts. With BlueStacks’ Multi-Instance Manager, you can create as many new players as you wish in your favorite mobile RTS game. Heck, you can even start a guild of your own, although experience tells us that the most powerful alliances already have farm groups you can join.
Instead of developing their research and/or army potential, farm accounts can be fully aimed at providing your main kingdom with the resources you need to keep things going. If nothing else, this will make it possible for you to avoid spending money against your will.
To make things even easier for our players, we’ve implemented a series of Multi-Instance features for additional utility. The macros, for instance, can help you achieve an even higher level of automation. Whether it’s collecting resources, skipping the tutorial phase, or devising your very own auto-combat algorithm, this function makes it possible to record various actions and/or movements. Then, you can configure the emulator in such a way so as to repeat your macros at regular intervals for a certain amount of time or non-stop.
This time around, we devised a simple, 4-string series of normal attacks that can help us juggle our opponents in KOFA while our abilities come off CD. With this, nobody will stand a chance against you in the Arena, not even that wryly Orochi with his immense heal.
If you’re trying to re-roll several gacha accounts at a time, the Multi-Instance Sync will ensure that all BlueStacks copies are following your lead. It’s like having your very own team of players imitating all your actions to the dot. Unlike most game developers, we know that many people don’t play on state-of-the-art PCs, so we’ve implemented a “farm” feature that reduces all of the instances’ resource requirements to a minimum. This way, you can run even more instances at a time on almost any PC.
BlueStacks has unlocked a whole new dimension of play possibilities through its Multi-Instance Manager. While some developers continue to believe that forcing players to pay in order to stay relevant is the way to go, we think everyone should have a fair shot at being the best, which is why we continue to develop tools that help the community enjoy their favorite mobile games for free.