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Required Addons:

Name  Reason Link
Discord Communication (Mic not Required) Discordapp.com*
Deadly Boss Mods (DBM) Combat Timers, Auditory warnings Curse.com
Performance Monitoring (Not required, But helpful)  
Warcraft Logs Progress & Event Logging Warcraftlogs.com*
 Ask Mr. Robot Combat & Gear Logging  askmrrobot.com *

 

Discord

What is it? Voice and text chat for gaming. It’s free and works on both your desktop and phone. 
Why do I need it? Communication. (The new Vent) a Microphone is not required.
How do I get/use it? 

Go to: https://discordapp.com/

Click the link that says "Download for Windows" (Note: You can also use this application direct from the browser, but if you have both open it will mute) and follow the installation instructions. Close the browser window, this should eliminate most confusion.  

After the application finishes installing it should prompt you to  create a Discord account. It's preferable if your Nickname is the same as your toon name, for easy identification. After you can completed setting up the account, please click on the link below (or copy and paste it into your internet browser) to be automatically added to Midnight Carnival's Voice server. 

https://discord.gg/yMSVAVr

Additional Information:

The default set up for Discord is "Open Mic." This means whenever you breath, click, speak, etc. We can hear it. You need to turn that off. Click on the Cog Wheel next to your user name on the bottom left portion of the application window.  User Settings > Voice > Input mode

You need to set it to "Push to talk" and choose a button. You also need to move the "push to talk release delay" to "0ms" otherwise it may not actually function properly when you try to speak (none of us will hear you). 

For problems, Please Troubleshoot it yourself.

Discord Help Center: https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us
Microphone Help: Google 

Deadly Boss Mods

What is it? Enhanced Combat Timers, including Auditory warnings
Why do I need it? Training wheels. You can eventually turn it off. 
How do I get/use it? 

Go to https://mods.curse.com/addons/wow/deadly-boss-mods 

Choose to either Download Now, or Download Vis Curse Client, from the right hand side of the screen. 

Additional Information: 

There are other addons that are less comprehensive which also do the same thing: GTFO, WeakAuras 2 etc. That you may also use, but having one common addon facilitates changing a combat setting, mid raid, with the most ease, since we can all see the same thing. (You didn't get out of fire, you need help setting up an auditory alert for the fire, I can easily direct you to it, Etc.) 

Curse FAQ: https://mods.curse.com/faqs/wow-addons 

 

Warcraft Logs

What is it? Combat analysis. UPLOAD. ANALYZE. IMPROVE.
Why do I need it? Find out exactly what went wrong and discover what you need to do to fix it. 
How do I get/use it? This application by far required the most prep work, but has the most gain. Please go slow and read instructions carefully to ensure you're setting it up correctly. 

Go to: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/ 

Click the "Sign Up" button, and create an account. Once completed, attach the account to your Battle.net account by following the instructions. This should link you to the guild. If not, go to: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/guilds/join/ and there should be a "join guild" option when you are logged in. The guild code is 148121/YnXDBZf4 or you can click the Auto-Join URL: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/guilds/autojoin/148121/YnXDBZf4 

In order to upload to Warcraft Logs, you need to install a client application.

The Warcraft Logs Uploader uses Adobe AIR. You can get Adobe AIR from Adobe's Web Site. Once you have Adobe AIR installed, you can download the client here. Install the Warcraft Logs Uploader

The first step is to get combat logging turned on such that the combat log file is getting written to disk.

To enable combat logging in World of Warcraft, just go to your chat window and type /combatlog. That's all you have to do! Now everything you and the players and enemies around you do will be written to a file called WoWCombatLog.txt. This file can be found in the Logs subdirectory of your WoW installation. When you're all done, you can just exit the game or type /combatlog again to turn logging off.

Getting Started With Warcraft Logs: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/help/start/ 

Ask Mr. Robot

What is it? Gear logging
Why do I need it? We monitor gear utilization, upgrades, and output. This logs things that Warcraft logs does not, giving us a complete picture. 
How do I get/use it? 

Go to http://www.askmrrobot.com/ and create an account. 

To auto log gear data, get the addon here. No need to do ANYTHING else with the addon, other than have it installed.

ON RAID NIGHT:

You need to start a combat log. You can do this by typing /combatlog in the chat window. OR, open the Warcraft logs uploader Client and "Live log." 

After your raid, upload your logs with the desktop application. 

You may now delete the combat log for the evening. 



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Updated for Battle for Azeroth:

Discord and Deadly Boss Mods are the only necessary raiding addons.

If you're using a battle addon other than Deadly Boss Mods, understand that if it substandard or does not adequately detail when you should move, you will be asked to discard it. 

Damage meters are expected to remain off during raid, as the raid leader will post a detailed log after raid night is complete, and you can review your own numbers then. 



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Hi guys! These are NOT mandatory, but they are helpful if you're looking to improve your character and game play. Check them out and see if you can learn anything new and different that you might not have considered before. 

https://www.askmrrobot.com/

Requires an in game addon. Mr. Robot will assist to Optimize your Gear, Azerite Powers, Bonus Rolls, Enchants and Gems. Please note: Some of these are PAID features. Currently it costs approximately $1/mo to access them. 

Best in Bags - Pick your best gear and azerite powers. Mr. Robot will search through every single combination of gear and azerite powers in your bag. Give him a couple seconds to find the best setup for you.

Gear Check - Check your current stats, azerite powers, gems, and enchants. Designed to adapt well to any single-target damage scenario, particularly raid bosses. Takes into account realistic movement and targeting requirements that you would encounter in real fights.

Upgrade Finder - Get the most from your Bonus Rolls. Find better gear. Tells you where it comes from so you can go after it. 

Best in Slot - Find the best gear sets using any item in the game.&nbsp

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/

Record your combat logs, 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! UPLOAD. ANALYZE. IMPROVE.

A combat log is a file created by the game that contains a series of events. These events contain information such as what abilities your team used, what damage they did and to whom, and what healing was received.

 

The idea behind combat logging is pretty simple: record what happened so that it can be sent to Web site for analysis. You can use add-ons like Loggerhead, DBM or Ask Mr. Robot to have logging turn on automatically in raids and turn off when you leave.

https://wowanalyzer.com

Requires Combat Logging. Analyze your raid logs to get personal suggestions and metrics to improve your performance. Just enter a Warcraft Logs report. WoWAnalyzer is a tool to help you analyze and improve your World of Warcraft raiding performance through various relevant metrics and gameplay suggestions.

WoWAnalyzer gives detailed insight into various things such as cast behavior, buff uptimes, downtime, cooldown usage, wasted resources and more. They also give insight into useful and interesting statistics such as the (throughput) gain of your talents, trinkets, traits, set bonuses, and other special items and effects.

Using all this data they provide automatic gameplay suggestions that analyzes your actual behavior in a fight and gives pointers to help you improve your performance.

This site also offers a Premium option, with some extra features: https://wowanalyzer.com/premium (not strictly, or even very necessary)

All of these sites can be used TOGETHER (AMR will log your combat and optimize your gear, Logs will give you a broad overview of improvements on fight mechanics, and wowanalyzer will give you a detailed view of personal class/spec improvements) to improve your personal gameplay. 

 



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