Warcraft Logs is a great tool used by players and guilds alike to improve themselves or their team by analyzing their raids performance.
Warcraft logs once enabled, will track everything which happens inside of a raid encounter, and will upload the data to their website where players can search through the many different sets of data from damage and healing numbers to looking at why players had died.
Of the many things this addon can track, many people use it solely for the purpose of tracking their damage and trying to parse, showing off their damage numbers often resulting in not doing mechanics that help the overall raid.
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World Of Warcraft: What Is Warcraft Logs And How To Install It
Warcraft logs have this to say about their service.
Welcome to Warcraft Logs, a Web site that provides combat analysis for Blizzard's World of Warcraft MMO. Record your combats, upload them to the site and analyze them in real-time. Find out exactly what went wrong and discover what you need to do to fix it!
How to install Warcraft Logs
Head over to the Warcraft Logs website, and simply create an account and download their client, which has all you need to get started.
Ensure the directory is set to your world of warcraft logs folder, so it can pick up the data.
You will need to go into your network settings in-game and enable Advanced Combat Logging which will allow the app to pull all the data it needs.
Once all has been set up and you are ready to begin, type /combatlog into your chatbox to begin logging.
Only one player needs to log each raid, and they can simply link the report to the players in their group.
Warcraft Logs is a great tool for players and guilds to improve, despite some of the negatives it brings around "parsing culture" in the game.