It works just fine as long as everyone connects to the same EQBC server. Just be aware that some macros/plugins need special attention to work across computers for buffs and heals. For example, the CWTN plugins are designed to handle buffs on a single computer.
First thing is to get multiple groups working together, then you can work on optimizing group makeup.
Look in your ini file, under the heals section, there are settings for doing extended target heals. This will work if you are in or out of a raid. Simplest configuration is to configure a...
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And then build out the logic to change groups.
I’d stick to all the same race to have the same starting city. I remember the low level transportation challenges of classic. Gnome or Dark Elf depending on mood at character creation.
Warrior, cleric, enchanter because the Holy Trinity remains valid. Wizard for transportation, Mage for off...