SushiCore has posted about this before back in RMT days Change of RMT log evaluation and I would like to re-open the discussion now that the P1GA powercreep is totally breaking some of the fun on parsing.
P1GA: Phageborn Convergence, Guardians C-148 and C-432
In convergence you can skip Noxmind’s midphase to spawn 1 or more Noxpests to cleave them until the end of the fight and get a higher parse that way, I recognize that my own guild has done this before while spawning 1 and honestly I don’t want other guilds to also go through this just to get a parse, mostly because if your tanks aren’t good, they will die. Not to mention that none of the guilds have done this except Do Not Panic and in my opinion it ruins the fun of competition to other guilds that don’t feel like skipping mechanics/boss challenges to parse.
Guardians C-148 and C-432 can be exploited in such a way that if the raid wipes and there are adds alive, there’s a chance that those will stay alive after a complete wipe and the raid will be able to restart the fight while cleaving those adds (they are supposed to spawn after the boss HP reaches 50%). Nobody has done this as far as I know, instead, better fix this before it’s too late.
This hasn’t been mentioned before by anyone but I did a P0GA a couple days ago and I’ve found that cleaving the rhino (Phageborn Colossus) on Fetid Miscreation doesn’t invalidate the log: https://www.wildstarlogs.com/reports/XnvkATb7d8z6NgMJ#fight=12&type=damage-done
RMT: Swabbie Ski’Li, Robomination, Assistant Technician Skooty, Bilgebreath, Headshrinker W’gasa
Swabbie and Bilgebreath require you to ignore the boss mechanics completely while you go and cleave the adds. Nothing much to say about this.
Robomination and Skooty parses are only viable if your raid DPS is bad. Most of the raids push the boss so fast that it’s impossible to get good cleave time on Robomination’s arms or Skooty’s tethers.
W’gasa is pure annoying RNG on add spawn, I seriously don’t understand how no one requested the adds to be removed from the fight even before P1GA was released.
Alternative: there’s a category in logs that is displayed as “player damage to bosses” (example in P1GA: https://www.wildstarlogs.com/zone/rankings/5#metric=bossdps) where rankings are disabled. If people disagree to disable adds from the fights I’ve listed above, we could ask Kihra to process the rankings for damage to boss only, so we can have both leaderboards for every raid instead.