Great news !
Hypatia is here to save the day. For all the avid Rift players out there, Kharris, Hulahoop and Deusie have put together an online parser and analysis tool which can be found at http://www.hypatialogviewer.com .
What is Hypatia ?
If you played Rift long enough you must remember Riftlogs. Hypatia is the new and improved version of Riftlogs, only better, bigger and sexier !
Hypatia is not just an online Damage Meter, it provides in-depth analysis of the combat logs and also allows you to share them with other people.
A lot of work has been invested in this site and it’s here to stay and to offer you a place where you can analyze and share your logs. Make sure you support it by opting in for the Premium account !
Hypatia cares about every Rift player equally so I would first like to mention the fact that it supports English, French and German log files. You no longer have to run the client in English to be able to use Hypatia !
Another feature that is insanely useful is Realtime Uploader option. Hypatia’s realtime uploader is a Windows application which will watch your combat log while you are in combat, and upload to their server the moment that combat completes. For players who want to be able to view their data between encounters, or want to use Hypatia to assist them in progression, this is a far a feature that they will fall inlove with.
There is also the Java Uploader that can be used to upload logs to the site. Hypatia’s traditional free uploader uses a Java applet which uploads your combat log to the server. This method of uploading works in a queue system, and parses an entire combat log in one pass. Great for post-raid review.
You can also compare your logs with the Top Reports. Hypatia tracks kills of bosses, and ranks them based on performance of each raid group. This provides a quick view to see where your raid group stacks up, and a great way to get ideas on how you can improve, by reviewing the information of those who have already killed the bosses that you are working on.
Under the Reports section you can view the Report Dashboard. This provides general statistics on an entire raid, showing players in attendance, bosses attempted, activity time vs downtime, kill / wipe ratios, and target focus.
The Encounter Summary option is a quick view of damage done, damage done by target, healing done, healing received, damage received, and damage received by source.
Thought the Damage Reports you can view the damage done by the raid group, including zoomable timelines to show damage flow through the encounter, target selection to view damage by target, major event tracking, breakdowns for pet damage, DPS, tooltips with primary ability usage, and activity time calculations. All of this data is provided in an easy table view, and updates automatically when you zoom the timelines, so you can view specific details on any given time-span. I would like to extra emphasize on the Zoom feature because it’s just an amazing piece of work. Having the ability to look in-depth at a small time frame it’s beyond helpful. You can check which cooldowns were used, if they were used at the proper time, what was the incoming damage, what killed someone, what happen at the second the raid wipes, etc. The possibilities are endless.
The Healing Reports are very similar to the Damage Reports, Hypatia’s Healing Reports show the same information, but displaying healing instead of damage.
The Damage Received reports are similar to the Damage and Healing Reports. They shows a timeline view of damage received by the raid group. This view also shows information about DPS received on a per-player basis, tooltips to view primary damaging abilities and their spell schools, and provides breakdowns to view each player’s damage received on a per-source basis.
Player Deaths – This report shows all player deaths during an encounter, as well as healing and damage leading up to these deaths, in a timeline view.
Actor Breakdowns and NPC Breakdowns – Hypatia’s single-character breakdowns provide a detailed view, showing in-depth analysis on:
- Damage by Ability – Includes total damage done, hits, crits, dot ticks, overkill/immune casts, misses, and spell-school information.
- Damage by Target – Damage broken out by target, including active time and dps information on a per-target basis.
- Healing by Ability – Includes healing done, heals breakdown, critical heals, overhealing data, and absorbs added by each spell.
- Healing by Target – A breakdown showing healing to each target, and analysis of a player’s target focus: a great way to find out who a healer is spending the most time healing.
- Damage Received – Damage received by each source and ability, including mitigation statistics and spell school data.
- Healing Received – This shows healing and overhealing on a per-source basis.
- Deaths – This provides the same information that is in the Player Deaths report, but right inside the individual player’s breakdown.
New upcoming feature
And if all the above did not convince you to use Hypatia yet, there is a new exiting feature releasing today ! The Buff Tracker ! For any guild that wishes to improve it’s performance, this feature is going to be a dream come true.
This new primary report shows timelines of primary raid buffs and debuffs, allowing your raid group to review the effectiveness of the buffs that are provided. If you don’t want to view just the default buffs, though, Hypatia allows you to select any buff or debuff cast by any player, and view it’s activity timeline as well. For each tracked buff, they also provide data on the number of times applied and lost, as well as uptime and uptime percentages… this provides a great way to easily determine the true value of proc-based talents and items. The buff tracker also monitors the usage of common raid consumables, such as healing, mana, and critical strike potions, as well as Consuming Flames and Soul Crystals.
But don’t get excited just yet !