Web Tools for WoW Nerds
Back from vacation and a couple little tweaks:
All of these changes came about from suggestions from you guys! Let me know if you want to see something and as long as I have the data available, I’ll try to get it in as soon as I can!
Lots of little tweaks and additions here are there this weekend!
Spent an exciting Friday night watching season 2 Fringe episodes and poring over logs. At this point, most if not all spells being tracked in normals is now also being tracked in heroic (they all have different spell IDS, you see). There are still some holes in 10 man heroic spell IDs since some of the end bosses only have public logs that last a minute or two so spells from later phases are nowhere to be found on World of Logs at this time.
I haven’t spent much time determining which heroic-only spells to show in the debuffs and mistakes sections yet so I’m open to suggestions. My own guild (US 84th 25 man guild! Always looking for exceptional players!) is getting a few more heroics under our belt so I’ll have a much better idea of how fights work as we get more progression done.
If you have suggestions on what spells you’d like to see in those sections, please let me know! Nearly anything that shows up in the character details page is something I can call out in the Summary section.
CompareBot has a new, experimental bookmarklet that could make comparing parses easier. There are brief instructions on the CompareBot page beneath the raid compare form.
Basically, drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar and then click on while browsing parses on World of Logs. It has a memory of up to 3 parses (just like CompareBot) and you can choose all the parses without the copy/paste dance you have to do now.
I know it works it Chrome and Firefox but I was not able to get it to work in IE after a few minutes of fiddling around. From a little bit of research, it looks like it’s a huge pain in the ass to get it to work so I won’t spend a ton of time trying to get that to work. I’m new to bookmarklets so if I’m missing something, please let me know. Most of you are Firefox/Chrome users according to my logs, so I apologize to those few of you stuck without a choice at work.
This is very beta. I’ve never played with bookmarklets before so I’m sure there are issues that I haven’t seen. Please use replies to this post (or email) to let me know if you can’t get it to work.
I’ve made the move to using git to control the live and dev environments as well. Hopefully this should make it easier to make sure I don’t make mistakes when pushing new code to the live site. I’m new to git so I’ll probably make some mistakes as I go (like I did briefly tonight and took the site down).
Player Raid Achievements
Spent a little more time cleaning up the style on the site, Top DPS especially. The page shouldn’t wrap elements in weird ways anymore and everything is now centered and 1195 pixels wide. The boss navigation on top DPS is much nicer, the colors for specs of the same class are slightly different and a little brighter, and the legend of the chart is sorted by top DPS and includes the most recent average DPS sample from the most recent run.
I did a fairly fast browser compatibility check but let me know if something doesn’t look quite right (or is outright broken) in your browser.
As usual, please let me know if you run into any problems or have any ideas. At this point, I’m probably going to start populating CompareBot with more information about the heroic fights and maybe adding a couple new bits of data on there as well.
Otherwise, the new server seems to be humming along without too much of a problem. Please let me know if you run into any errors or performance problems! Most pages should load in under a second after the initial big work is done so let me know if anything is sluggish. Note that the first time you run a compare or if an armory cache is stale, it may take a little while to collect all the data from external sites (aka World of Logs and the WoW Armory).