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    • CommentAuthoracle
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2022
    Hi there,

    Long time whatthemovie fan from Switzerland here. I don’t know how much time I’ve spent guessing shots (probably far too long!), but I’m still enjoying it like day one and wanted to start by thanking you folks for all this (by the way it also made me discover a bunch of great movies).

    Back in the day, when I started playing, we would share this account among colleagues, sometimes play all around a single screen, and try to guess as many shots as we could. Today things have changed, due to Covid and maybe social media and the way the web has evolved. I wanted to share my enthusiasm with my new colleagues and give the concept a "social" way of playing despite the circumstances, so I created a Discord bot that creates a quiz of 12 shots, selected in easy, medium, hard or any difficulty, giving players 30 seconds to guess each shot. The first player to guess the shot gets a point, you get more poins by guessing several movies in a row, and at the end you get a ranking. And we’re having a lot of fun playing it! Here’s how it looks like:

    The code is a bit of a mess because I couldn’t find any API for the site so I’m just scraping random shots by parsing the HTML and JavaScript (by the way, the user I’m using doesn’t have any score since I’m using the "get solution" button on each shot, so there’s no risk of interfering with the WTM ranking). I’m just using the bot on a single channel with a few colleagues so the load an WTM is minimal.

    Anyway, I was wondering if there was any plan to add an API to the site? I know this would mean additional development, but I thought maybe this could bring some other people to WTM and give a "social" way of playing it? Or maybe you think it could drive people away from WTM?

    I’d be happy to share the code of the bot if anyone is interested and if that’s not against the rules or anything.

    Thanks again for this site and the effort you put into it!
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2022
    it's nearly like the twitter game no?
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    Hey there!

    First of all, so nice to hear you're still enjoying WTM as much as in the beginning. I would love to try this out on Discord, if possible. :)
    • CommentAuthoracle
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2022
    I didn’t know about whattheshot, it looks fun!

    I think you should be able to invite the bot on your server with the following link:

    You can then use commands `@WhatTheMovie start easy` (replace easy by medium, hard or all to get a different difficulty) to start a quiz and start guessing. Let me know if it works, have fun! ;)