SWTOR Combat Parsers: No Ban Hammer

For most players, combat parsers (a summary of all the combat information to show performance of an individual in that combat) aren’t probably a day-to-day aspect of SWTOR gameplay.

For some end-game players in particular though, they’re a godsend and currently only available from third-party providers.

Allison Berryman from BioWare has clarified the issue today, reassuring those that use combat parsers that their not breaching SWTOR’s terms of service:

We’ve asked our Terms of Service department, and we can confirm it is not part of our policy to ban players for using combat log parsers. If anyone feels like an action has been taken against their account in error, we strongly encourage you to contact support (http://www.swtor.com/support/form) with details. Please keep in mind that we do monitor for anything that violates the Terms of Service (speedhacking, botting, or any other third-party software that interacts with the client to result in unintended behavior). We also encourage people to be very careful about downloading and using any third-party software – remember to take the safety of your computer seriously!

So there you go – parse to your heart’s content.

Over to you – do you use a combat parser now and if so, which one?

Comments

  1. Xterminatz says:

    Here’s a great thread on showing the different combat parses available that people can use, some of them don’t hook directly into the client but they still give very detailed information when you upload logs afterwards so you know you’re safe.

    http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=402152 

  2. Bladrak says:

    Hi,

    I’m the developer of one of the web based combat log parser (more like an analyzer actually) : http://loganalyzer.blacksheeptroopers.com/ 

    It is referenced in the great Zoopercat’s post mentioned by Xterminatz. I simply wanted to specify that hence it is web based (like every web based log parser), we don’t access your computer : the only data we get is the data you send to us through file upload. So don’t worry, you’re perfectly safe by using web based parsers.

    On another hand, desktop parsers are mainly well known (ACT for instance) or open source, so you shouldn’t worry about them either 🙂

    • Glorion says:

       Hey mate, just curious as to why we should use your parser over TORparse.com? Do you bring anything new to the table? Cheers.

      • Hugo Briand says:

        Actually the two services offered are quite different :
        – Mine requires to be logged in in order to import a combat log (quite painful, I’m working on this to bypass this requirement)
        – The analysis provided aren’t the same between the two services. The interfaces are quite different as well.
        – My service offer the possibility to create “Group Stats” which are statistics for fights between two dates and for a certain amount of players (stats comparison) ; as well as Guild management and guild statistics.
        – My service have a ranking system enabled

        So I’d say the new things here are the grouped stats and the ranking system.

        P.S. : This is Bladrak btw 😉

  3. They’re* lmao

  4. http://www.swtorcombatparser.com – releasing it tonight 😉

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