Tutorial - Posted by Plato
For first time users, you will need to follow some steps to setup your WoL client, before you can upload the combat logs. Here's we're going to discuss this step-by-step.
Note: You need to be signed in and be in a guild to access the WoL client.
How to launch the WoL client?
1. Go to the client page
2. Check if the latest version of java is installed. If Java is not installed, click on “Install Java.
3. Click on “Launch client” for download. Open the file and the WoL client will start up.
How to pair with the WoL client? (one time only)
4. Fill in the pairing code. Use the most recent pairing code from the client page (click on refresh pairing code for a new one).
5. Once the pairing is succesful, your characters from your Battle.net account will show up in your WoL client.
6. When you click on your character profile, a list of characters will show up from where you can choose from. Allowing you to upload to multiple guilds within the client. We’re planning to add the option to upload reports to your own private personal space
Don’t forget to turn on combatlog recording in WoW, everytime you enter a dungeon or raid
7. Before entering a dungeon or raid type in /combatlog in the chat.
8. If you keep forgetting it, we recommend you to install the add-on "Autolog". It will automatically turn it on for you.
Turn on advanced combat log for better analysis (one time only)
9. Press Esc to open the game menu, go to system, network and select advanced combat logging.
Setup the WoL client preferences (one time only)
10. Go back to the WoL client and select file and preferences
11. Look up your WoWcombatlog.txt file on your computer, copy the link in the logs directory in the WoL client. Click Find/Test and save.
12. To upload a combat log using the client, you can choose from:
- Open a file (other combat log files)
- Open the WoW combat log (current used WoW combat log)
- Start a live report session (real-time analysis).
Live report session
13. Select the live report session, for real time analysis. Select sync now for live reporting.
14. Once you engage in combat, the live reporter will automatically update it to our servers. Select open report to view the live combat log.
Open the current WoW combat log
15. You can also choose to upload your combat log after you have finished your raid. Click on “Open the WoW combat log”.
16. You can enter a comment in the comment text field, click and drag around in the range selection to upload only a part of the file in the Acitivity & Range Selection. The upload button sends it to the server and opens the report in a new window.
Note for the beta: there is no upload progress display yet, but if you don't see a dialog with an error, it's still busy. Please be patient.
Don't be alarmed if you see an empty form - if there aren't any errors, you're good to go. Just start /combatlog and raid. Once in a while, when around ~48k bytes of data has been gathered, WoW flushes it to disk and the client will be able to read and upload it. You can click "Sync Now" to manually upload the data to the server, "Open Report" opens the report in a new browser window.
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The sync process is limited to once per minute so in a raid, you will see quite a few "Going to wait a bit longer" messages. Don't be alarmed. For viewers, the Live Reports are almost the same as other reports, the only thing is that they can change between page views.