Pick a question here:
Have a different question? Try using the shoutbox on the previous page!
Something is broken!
Since the tool is regularly updated, chances are that you have an outdated version in your browser cache. Make sure you have the very latest version in your browser; clear your cache and any cookies, and/or use Ctrl+F5 to refresh the page. Please keep in mind that the ZAM tooltips are not coded by me, so any errors with them are very likely to be at zam.com. If you think it really is a bug with riftupgrades.com, mail me or click on the 'Shoutbox' button on a calculator page and let me know there.
How do I load and save my gear?
There are three buttons for this:
Save New: Use this the first time after entering your gear, runes and settings. An URL will appear which you should bookmark for later use.
Save Current: After browsing to your bookmarked link and changing some input, you can save it under the same URL by using this button.
Make Readonly: Because anybody with your personal URL could change your gear/settings/etc, you normally would want to keep this private. However, if you want to share your version of the calculator with others, you can set your save to readonly, after which it's not possible to do 'Save Current' anymore. Simply click 'Save New' if you want a new, private URL.
My item does not appear in the dropdown lists!
If an item does not appear in the dropdown list and you are 100% sure you spelled it correctly, its not in the database. Please let me know when it should be in the DB.
Keep in mind though that some items have not been tested (enough) yet to give any meaningful weight, such as greater essences and trinkets with procs that dont directly affect stats. Also, I don't add items that have a required level of 41 or lower, and are of green quality or worse, to keep the dataset manageable.
What do all the abbreviations in the Source column mean?
T1: FC: Foul Cascade - IT: Iron Tombs - ROTF: Realm of the Fae - KB: King's Breach - LH: Lantern's Hook
T2: DD: Darkening Deeps - DSM: Deepstrike Mines - RD: Runic Descent - CC: Charmer's Caldera - AP: Abyssal Precipice
Raid T1: GSB: Greenscale's Blight - RoS: River of Souls
Raid T2: HK: Hammerknell Fortress
How do I view all possible gear pieces for a slot?
To view the full list for a slot, enter None as its name and click the suggested item in the dropdown box.
What are the names of the runes in the dropdown boxes?
A handy site to look this up can be found here. In the future, this information will be included in the dropdown menu.
How are the scores determined for items with proc effects, such as trinkets and essences?
For trinket, buffs, and greater essences, 100% uptime is assumed (in almost all cases). Their real score might be a bit lower so a slight downgrade in the list might be equal in real use.
Is weapon speed used in the calculations?
No, since damage is normalized, weapon speed only matters for proc effects such as poisons which aren't used in the calculation (yet).
How are item scores calculated?
In contrast to the common spreadsheets, the scores per item are calculated based on all your stats/runes/talents/weights, instead of just adding up scores from a single item. This makes the tool much more valuable then a simple BiS list. For the exact workings you would have to dive into the PHP code (see the link at the bottom of this page).
I want to donate something!
Just click on the google ads on the pages (if you can't see them, whitelist the domain in your Adblocker addon). This will indirectly donate a small amount of money. I use this to pay for hosting and domainname costs.
I have an idea / I want to help out!
Great, view our public code repository here and check out the wiki there. Feature requests and bugreports can also be made here. For realtime communication you can drop by on IRC: #riftupgrades on irc.riftirc.com , for somewhat slower communication the Shoutbox is useful too.
Last update: 05-09-2011 by Roobarb