So if you happen to lurk on the Unofficial Battleborn Discord Server, you might have heard there’s a new Magnus in town that goes by the name “lowlibot”. This little guy is eager to assist you with finding the right gear for any conversation.
Initially lowlibot was a little too eager to please and I had to get Kleese in to do a bit of his computer wizardry to limit its capabilities as well as give it a little bit of an upgrade (I also got quite an earful from him on the principles of good robot design and how practically all the work I did on it had to be scrapped and started over). So far, no one has been killed, but always remember that Magnuses can be a little bit…funny.
Created a documentation page on my website and shortened the response from !gear help, providing a link for more info.
Truth be told. Little lowlibot actually isn’t all that smart as it leaves all the thinking to a new API service (cough Magna Carta cough) I created on my website that aims to allow you to share a gear card on social media or embed it as an iframe.
If you have used my Gear Search App before you will now see that there is a new icon in the top right hand corner of each gear card for sharing.
So grabbing the image link, I can now share a piece of gear directly into the conversation!
Note: Hmm, looks like there’s still some kinks to iron out as when I copied the image link into here it didn’t auto generate the image tags as I thought it would…
Added a “Forums” pre-filled embed code to the list of share choices. It should work on any forum running BBCode and will look like what you see above.
Due to the way I am generating the images, these had to be cached, meaning if there’s an update, I then have to regenerate them. The embedded version is dynamically generated so it will be 100% up to date with the information on my website, the catch is that there aren’t a lot of places you can drop embed code in and not all web browsers are going to render it the same.
Go say hello to lowlibot (use the !gear command to ask it something), and feel free to suggest ways I could empower the little guy without sucking an entire solar system into a singularity
An important announcement from @Kaleidodemon
The bot can only be accessed in the #discussion-battleborn , #battleborn-balance and #battleborn-gear channels at the moment.
Disclaimer: This was a fun little hacking project I cooked up over a Friday-arvo/Saturday that turned out much better than I thought it would. There are likely going to be issues that I haven’t accounted for so keep this in mind.