There’s a bunch of RIFT Event Trackers you can check out to track all the zone events on a cluster with minimal delay (approx 1min delay). Below I’ll list all the up-to-date trackers and a little bit of info about how they display the events (since each site does it differently).
- Matti’s RIFT Event Tracker
- Aowar’s RIFT Event Tracker
- YARET – Yet Another RIFT Event Tracker
- StatFortress’ RIFT Event Tracker
- Firieth’s Zone Event Watcher
- Ashken’s Unified Event Watcher
- Rift Utilz RIFT Event Watcher
Matti’s RIFT Event Tracker
Matti@Brutwacht’s RIFT Event Tracker uses a grid format to display the events.
- Hovering over an event shows the elapsed time of the zone event.
- Unstable Events are highlighted in blue, Volan is highlighted in green and Bloodfire Behemoth events are highlighted in red.
- The grid is not collapsible.
- You can select cluster in the top-left of the site and language (English, German or Russian) in the top-right.
You can check out Matti@Brutwacht’s RIFT Event Tracker here!
Aowar’s RIFT Event Tracker
Aowar@Brisesol’s RIFT Event Tracker uses a grid format to display the events.
- Hovering over an event shows the elapsed time of the zone event.
- Unstable Zone Events are marked in blue.
- In the top-left you can select to hide Mathosia, Storm Legion or Nightmare Tide zones so it will only display the zones from content/expansion that you are interested in.
- You can also get notifications for when a specific zone event pops by searching for it in the top-right corner “Notify me for:” section.
- The grid is fully collapsible based on your internet browser’s window size so if you want to leave it in a corner it’ll still display everything. However, text will be clipped as per below.
Above is an example of Aowar’s RIFT Event Tracker when you only select Nightmare Tide zones and resize your browser window to be very small (perhaps to fit in a small section on a second screen).
YARET – Yet Another RIFT Event Tracker
Forbiddenlake’s YARET – Yet Another RIFT Event Tracker uses a table format to display the events. This RIFT Event Tracker has a lot of information for those looking to get the most out of their zone-event hunting.
- Elapsed time is displayed right on the table so you don’t have to mouse-over the event to see how long it has been going on for.
- The Elapsed Time is color-coded to warn you if it is close/near to average run time or if it is getting close to its maximum time limit. This can be useful to help you guess if an event isn’t been completed, or if it’s about to end so you need to hurry up and tag it (like with unstable events which always last 30min).
- Bloodfire Behemoth (Orange), Unstable Artifact (Blue), Unicornalia (Pink) and Fae Yule (Green) zone events are color-coded.
- You can hide PvP servers by clicking on the “hide” text next to PvP Server in the Legend.
- You can hide any main map group of zone events – Plane of Water, Brevane/Dusken and/or Mathosia.
- You can sort each table by Event, Shard or Zone names and by Age (Elapsed Time).
- NA and EU clusters can be toggled in the top-left of the site. Supports English, German and Russian.
- The grid is collapsible based on your internet browser’s window size so if you want to leave it in a corner it’ll still display everything. However, beyond a certain point the layout will look weird. Below is the minimum size you can have the tracker before the layout gets weird:
Above is an example of YARET with Brevane/Dusken and Mathosia maps hidden; PvP server (Seastone) grayed out and collapsed. Notice also the red “56m” left on the Leviathan zone event on Faeblight – This indicates it is close to ending. The Yellow times indicate that those events are drawing near to or over their average run times so there might not be many players participating in those events.
You can check out YARET here!
StatFortress’ RIFT Event Tracker
StatFortress’ RIFT Event Tracker uses a more standardised table ‘list’ format with shards listed in the first column.
- An advantage to StatFortress’ format is that you can see all the Elapsed Time without having to hover over each zone event.
- Nightmare Tide events use Green text and Unstable Zone Events have a small, blue “U” icon.
- Main disadvantage is that there’s no customization besides making the table wider through a larger internet browser window. This also means you’ll need a bit of horizontal space on your screen if you want to view all shards.
You can check out StatFortress’ RIFT Event Tracker here.
Firieth’s Zone Event Watcher
Firieth’s Zone Event Watcher uses a table ‘list’ format with zones listed in the first column.
- Shows Zone, Shard, Event and Time elapsed information.
- You can choose to show/hide specific zone events or go between the maps and/or clusters.
- Refreshes every 2min.
- Highly collapsible and ideal for mobile phones or to display in a small section of your screen. See how the tables look at different window sizes below:
As you can see, the first collapsed window makes it so you can’t see the zone event name; however, when you make your internet browser window even smaller, the zone event name and shard are shown in a very nice format – perfect for mobile phone users too.
You can check out Firieth’s Zone Event Watcher here!
Ashken’s Unified Event Watcher
Ashken’s Unified Event Watcher makes use of individual boxes for each shard.
- It lists Start Time in the time you choose in the top-left hand corner instead of Elapsed Time. This may or may not prove more useful to some players.
- It lists the zone event’s level, which may prove useful for those mentoring down to tag multiple events.
- You can hide PvP shards in the top-right hand corner of the site.
- Clicking on an event will ‘save’ it so that it shows up with a green background, making it easier to track specific zone events.
- It is collapse-able based on window size so that it shows shards in a horizontal format.
- Main disadvantage is that the events aren’t displayed in any real order for each ‘shard box’ so it might be hard to find the event you are after prior to tracking.
Above you can see a collapsed version of Ashken’s Unified Event Watcher.
Rift Utilz RIFT Event Watcher
- You can customize for specific shards, zones and down to the zone event/s you want to track.
- You can choose how many events you want displayed.
- It will tell you everything from start time in your local time zone to elapsed time.
- You can enable/disable notification windows that pop up and audio alerts when a new event you are tracking starts.
Warning: This is an actual application (not via a site or in-game addon) you will need to download if you want to use this tracker.
You can check out further details on the program and download it here.
There’s other event trackers that may no longer be updated or have shut down. Just in case they re-emerge or become updated at a later date, the below links are for reference-purposes only:
- RiftPluz RIFT Event Watcher [No longer updated; doesn’t have NT zones]
You can track events ‘some-what’ in-game, although it is limited to telling you when a zone event pops and won’t display Time Elapsed or whether the event has ended.
If you are interested in all events in all zones, join the Events channel for every shard on your cluster and then uncheck every shard’s Events channel other than your own. Your own Events channel will then announce whenever an event occurs on any of the shards.
- Type /join Events@shardname (replace shardname with the actual shard’s name) for every shard you want to track. I.e. Events@Faeblight. Your own channel will simply be /join Events.
- Right-click your chat tab (i.e. “General”).
- In the new Console Settings window, click on the “Channel Messages” tab and then remove the checks on all Events channels other than your own (which will be “Events”).
With that done, all zone events that pop up will be announced for you in your chat channel.
- The main advantage of using the Events channel in-game is that it will announce when zone events pop immediately whereas Event Tracker sites can take up to a minute to display the new information (because they auto-refresh every minute).
- The obvious disadvantage to in-game alerts is that they don’t display Time Elapsed or whether a zone event has ended or not.
Note: Timestamps might help you get an idea of when a zone event has started. To enable timestamps, go back to Console Settings by right-clicking your chat tab and then go to the General tab and make sure “Show Timestamps” is enabled.
Note2: You can do the same but for Level 65 channel (i.e. /join Level 65@shardname).
I hope you find one of these RIFT Event Trackers useful for your zone event hunting!
If you have a Zone Event Tracker or have any questions, shoot them my way either in the comments below, Contact page or via a PM to Jonus on the RIFT Forums.