For a list of commands, use “.bidbot help”
You must provide BidBot with 2 channel ids: (1) the channel you plan to use for all of your auctions and (2) the channel where guild leadership is allowed to reveal auction results. Use the following commands to specify these channels.
- .bidbot set_auction_channel [CHANNEL_ID]
- .bidbot set_reveal_channel [CHANNEL_ID]
- NOTE: This link includes instructions on how to locate channel IDs: https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/articles/206346498-Where-can-I-find-my-User-Server-Message-ID-
BidBot automates the process of DKP bid collection, sorting, and winner determination in MMORPGs. It frees officers from the time intensive process of manual loot handling and enables the raid to move onto the next target without delay.
How does it work?
- Officer posts auction in a dedicated Discord channel.
- BidBot displays item info, auction duration, bidding instructions, and announces the auction.
- Members send their bids to BidBot via DM using a simple and predefined format.
- Auction ends and BidBot announces the winner.
- Officer assigns item to the winner.
What auction formats are supported?
At this time a sealed-bid format is available. This means all bids are completely hidden from bidders. The winner is determined via “2nd place bid + 1”. For example, with a bid spread of 50, 25, and 3 - the bidder who bid 50 would win for 26 (25 + 1). In order to bid, bidders must be members of the discord where the auction is posted.
This format is being used because it allows for the best time efficiency and it has been live tested for over 3 years in guilds on Agnarr, Coirnav, and Mangler. Members place their bid and refocus back to their game. There are no bid wars, no resulting animosity between members, no overbids and no accusations of officer collusion. The raid moves swiftly to the next target without being held up for loot admin.
What games are supported?
BidBot can be used with any MMO, however, at this time item data from Everquest is supported. Support for World of Warcraft will be added in the next update.
What features do you have planned?
- Open bid auction format
- Custom loot rules
- EQDKP integration - items will be added to the EQDKP database and deducted from member DKP totals in real time.
- Item data for World of Warcraft and other MMOs.