Lead Name: 0xllarm
Project Name: wBot Factory
Elevator Pitch (One sentence description)
Fun way to increase the engagement and an opportunity to leverage the potential of discord bot functionality while having the opportunity to kill some lil shits!
The goal is to build multiple interesting bots that can increase engagement in the community and provide some entertaining moments in the discord server where most of us spend a lot of time. This project should establish an infrastructure for “bot factory” - meaning we will be able to produce new bots in case there are good ideas coming from the community as well as keep maintaining or expanding already existing bots (e.g. games). The bots will first start in Wassie server but I would eventually love for the bots to be popular among other NFT communities or even in discord servers outside NFT world. The Wassie community can come up with new bot ideas and we will be able to deliver - the possibilities are literally endless and discord bots have been on an uprise in the last several months. Several of these bots will leverage already used collab.land bot.
I would love for the community to be involved in the ideation process for new bots and prioritize the development of proposed bots.
This proposal includes simple and more complex bot ideas. I would love to be one of the first or the very first application that is able to deliver a final and usable product (e.g. Roll Game).
1. Kill the lil shit
This bot will produce GIF/Sticker/Animations based on a command in discord channel.
My original idea is to create a list and database of various ways how to kill Wassie. This is likely an infinite number and I would love the community to cooperate and prioritize. I am not aware of any such list to exist as of now.
I want to create assets/animations/gifs/stickers and keep extending the database. Considering the goal of this grant is to develop the bots I would like people also to have access to these assets via simple bot commands in discord server.
e.g. - !blend - an animation of Wassie blended in mixer will appear (similar to existing !slice)
Also, in my mind this can be leveraged future down the road in metaverse (e.g. Webaverse) where we should have various options how to kill Wassies. Once finished, I would like to cooperate with 3D artists to execute the death variations in Webaverse.
2. Roll Game
There is an existing bot that rolls a random 5 digit number. We can extend the existing functionality and this new roll game bot will leverage the random generator and if you are able to roll a number that contains the Wassie #id you own then you get a new “Roll Master” role in discord.
This bot is a simplified version of what loom wants to achieve with loomlocks. The idea is that we are all addicted to digital tools and cant get off. This simple bot should be able disconnect you from Wassie discord channel.
The bot will lock (change role) an account when command -> !gn
The account will be unlocked X hours - meaning user/account will be able to send messages again.
There can be a channel where the remaining time for lock is displayed for given accounts.
After executing command - the user is not able to send message.
- hardcore version - we can even remove the ability to read the channels when locked
4. Diamond hands
If somebody holds a NFT for a specific time they will be given Diamond Hands role. The bot will be able to check how long you hold your wassie in the wallet and reward you with a role in case enough time has passed.
5. Prediction Game
Try to guess how many Wassies are sold and what is the volume following day.
Every week/month there is a winner - there will be a running (chart)
There can be more stats/data added over time.
We can giveaway some prices for the most successful players.
6. Wassie RPG Game
The idea for this bot is to have text game with different story lines. I would love this game to be within the Wassie lore. Wassies will be able to experience various adventures and battle other Wassies which can potentially end up with a horrible death. This game can be very basic at the beginning and can be expanded over time. + we can leverage animations from “Kill the lil shit” bot. Something similar like -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WG8x60MTRQ
LONG TERM GOAL
In case the bots are successful within Wassie community I would love to promote the bots outside our server. There would be a different cost and timeline for such efforts.
How does your project add value to ByWassies?
Higher engagement in discord + finally defining the ways of Wassie can die, which is going to be represented by new gif/stickers and animations. The mentioned ideas and assets can be leveraged in the future metaverse games.
Funding Request Amount
I always provide a range and the range is -+15% of the estimates provided in the table. The estimates assume end-to-end delivery - meaning the bots will be live in production. My preference is to split the grant approval into 2 phases:
Estimate: $5,652.50 - $7,647.00
This phase will cover end to end delivery of:
- #0 Initial Setup
- #1 Kill the lil shit
- #2 Roll Game
After this phase we can evaluate the work done, and fine tune the estimates and timeline for the rest of the bots. We will have a much better idea what it takes to deliver a bot end-to-end.
The estimates for Phase 2 are rough and should be considered what they are - estimates to be potentially adjusted after phase 1
Estimate: $20,413.00 - $27,617.00
This phase will cover end to end delivery of:
- #3 Lock
- #4 Diamond hands
- #5 Prediction game
- #6 Wassie RPG Game
Total funding request is the range of $26,065.00 - $35,264.00. (to be adjusted based on the 1st Phase)
Financials and Task Breakdown
I have consulted the estimates with 2 software engineers. The estimates for designs/animations are based on my previous experience (not consulted with designers yet). The bots can be developed and approved individually. PM stands for Project Management and QA Stands for Quality Assurance. The estimates also includes point #0 for an initial setup to prep everything from management and technical point of view for a successful delivery.
#0 - initial estimates assumes setup of the dev environment, communication with wassie team about technical implementation (where to store assets, how to setup infrastructure, etc..)
#1 estimate assumes 5-10 animations to begin with. Once the bot is done, there will be minimal cost for soft development when designing and adding new “deaths”.
#6 estimate assumes very basic functionality and lore coverage - we can call it Proof of Concept version. In case this proof of concept is successful we would need to spend additional time to make the game more complex.
High Level Business Model Description
I do not have a plan to monetize the bots when developing for Wassie community. Potentially in the future via discord bot store if the bots are successful, but that’s too early to discuss now.
What are the deliverables?
- Discord Bots
- Assets in form of Animations, Stickers and GIFS (Various Wassie deaths)
Current Project/Idea Status
- new idea - ideation phase
Other useful information
I have a senior software developer ready to work on the bots as soon as approved.
I would love to get artists from the community involved or artists from Wassie team could help. The worst case scenario, I can find external designers/animators.
I will need Wassie team to help with setting up the bots and roles in the ByWassie discord server.
- other bot ideas:
- notification in discord for when pawn is about to expire,
- notification in discord when mention/comment in forum
- kill the wassie you own
- other kind of wassie themed discord games
- create a birthday/anniversary card with your wassie
I will get shit done.