Inspiration

This project was developed with the objective of replacing an existing bot being used by my alliance in a MMORPG.

What it does

It keeps track of players professions, this allows other players to easily find members that can help them craft equipment that they would otherwise have to pay for.

How I built it

The project was build with the Discord.py library for python and is running on a Raspberry Pi Zero, I used GitHub to store the project and to ease the development as it was developed on a windows environment and then pulled on the Raspberry Pi in order to run it, data is stored in a SQLite3 database.

Challenges I ran into

One of the functions of the bot is to easily return a players profile page, this page contains all the players characters, to do this there must be a session in place and I had to manage to recover and store session cookies in order to be able to continue a session for each new call instead of needing to login every time which would require the resolution of a captcha.

What I learned

This was my first time creating a Discord Bot, I also learned how to maintain sessions through restarts.

What's next for UnityBot

Next for UnityBot is to polish the data output of the bot to make it look more attractive and to implement it into a Alliance discord server with 9 separate guilds which together have over 800 members.

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