Humans available notifications, straight to your phone

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SecondTermMistake
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Humans available notifications, straight to your phone

Post by SecondTermMistake » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:36 pm

Hi all,

You know what's fun? Playing Lux with humans, not bots.
But its been quiet lately.

In an effort to help us all know when there are humans available to play, I've updated my Lux discord bot to be able to look at the tracker, see there are humans ready to play, and send a notification to your phone to let you know.

Here's how to use it. First, download Discord https://discord.com/ for your phone:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... n_US&gl=US
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/discord-t ... d985746746

Join my discord server:
https://discord.gg/pfEVcqR

Once in, tell the bot who you are:

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.iam SecondTermMistake
This helps the bot _not_ notify you when you're already in the game. And maybe in the future I'll add functionality to notify you when STM pass you in raw, cause you know I will.

Next, tell the bot how many humans you'd like to be notified for, for example, if you really hate bots, just have the bot summon you when there's already 5 humans playing:

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.iwant 5
Or if you're willing to play with anyone, as long as there's one human there, do:

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.iwant 1
Or a sensible default:

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.iwant 2

The bot will poll the tracker and notify you when there's a Classic or BioDeux game with at least that many humans.
The bot will notify you no more than once per hour.
And if you don't want to be bothered for a while, you can mute the bot with:

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.mute 4h
Or if you're taking the week off:

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.mute 7d
Of course if you come back early, unmute and start getting notifications again:

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.unmute

Personally I expect to toggle between when I really want to play:

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.iwant 1
and I'll play if anyone hops on. Or:

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.iwant 4
when I could be lured on by a descent number of humans.


Let me know what you think. Feature requests welcome.

Thanks to Oh Kano for asking for this and motivating me to build it.

Cheers,
Josh aka SecondTermMistake aka STM

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Re: Humans available notifications, straight to your phone

Post by PJB » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:18 pm

Very cool. Works great!

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