Once a year on a dark and stormy night, the world’s most frightful fears, horrifying haunts, and scariest of skeletons roam the streets for sugary sustenance on the front doors of millions of fully-stocked residents throughout the world. It’s a bonafide beastly bash!
2020 isn’t like every year though… what was once a hustling bustling holiday may be nothing more than a silent spooky sight for many places in the world. Perhaps you already live in the middle of a frightening forest or desert that’s never had trick-or-treaters. Or maybe Halloween isn’t celebrated where you live, but it’s been your dream to stalk for sugary snacks.
We want to help bring a trick-or-treating experience to EVERYONE, no matter where your haunted house resides. To help, we’re launching a special limited-time Halloween bot called Trick’cord Treat that anyone can use to bring some seasonal specters to your server.
What does this article cover?
- What does the bot do?
- Step by Step Instructions
- Command List
⚠️ Phobia Warning: One of the trick or treaters is a spider, hidden among a plethora of werewolves, witches, and Wumpuses. If anyone in your server is afraid of deathly spiders or similar monsters, you might want to give them a heads up that these creatures may pop up in chat once in a while. 😨
What does the bot do?
Once you add our Halloween bot to your server, 40 unique trick-or-treaters will start knockin’ on your door for some sweet treats. Don’t worry, they’re not actual random people joining!
It’s a game based on speed, with whoever giving a trick or treat to the guest first receiving an item for their game inventory. The items to collect range from common trinkets such as Hairball🙀 to ultra-rare collectibles like a Miniature Crown👑.
The bot can show a scoreboard of who’s closest to completing their collection of trick-or-treat prizes, and whoever has the most items in your server will be given a special role called the “Champion of Halloween!”
Only one person can have this role, so gather some more items and take their orange crown from them!
In case the Champion of Halloween role is not added to members correctly, please check your role hierarchy in Server Settings > Roles
Step by Step Instructions
To get started on all the fun, follow these steps below on your desktop/browser client!
How to Add the Bot to Your Server
In order to get the Trick’cord Treat bot added to your server, simply click on the link below:
You’ll need to have the “Manage Server” permission in the server want to add it to in order for the server’s name to appear as an option.
Once you click the link above, you’ll see a screen like this below.
Select the server you want to add Trick’cord Treat to, grant the bot its required permissions and you’re all set!
How to Enable/Disable the Bot in Your Server
Once Trick’cord Treat has been invited, you’ll have to specify which channel inside your server they can chat in. Server Admins can use the following command to tell the bot where to talk:
h!config enable #channel_name
Note: Replace the “#channel_name” with the channel you’d like the bot to use to chat. You can add as many or as few channels as you’d like!
If you no longer want trick-or-treaters in a specific channel, Server Admins can disable the bot using the command:
h!config disable #channel_name
Trick or Treat!
The ghosts and ghouls have arrived at your door and request the offering of candy. What now?
You can use the h!trick or h!treat to satisfy their request, in return, they will give you a gift.
Here’s a list of Trick’cord Treat bot commands for you and your community reference while you’re treat huntin’:
h!trick or h!treat
When someone arrives at your door, give ‘em a treat (or trick)!
Shows you all the collectibles you’ve gathered.
|h!leaderboard or h!scoreboard||
Displays the scores of how your server members are performing.
|h!help||Provides a list of commands that Trick’cor Treat offers, just like the one you’re reading right now.|
Brings you to the Trick’cord Treat Help Center article.
Shares the bot’s invite link so others can add it to their servers.
|h!config enable #channel||Allows Trick’cord Treat to post in the channel you selected.|
|h!config disable #channel||
Blocks Trick’cord Treat posting in the channel you selected.
If you do not see the Champion of Halloween role, please use this command to regenerate the role
Note: Only administrators are allowed to change the configuration (h!config enable/disable)!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are the frequency of the trick-or-treaters based on chat activity?
A: No, the trick-or-treaters will show up at certain time intervals. However, at least one message needs to be sent in order to trigger a trick-or-treater spawn.
Q: How long does this event last?
A: Trick’cord Treat will remain active until November 2nd, 2020, giving you a couple of days to finish your item collection while devouring the last of your Halloween candy. (Save me one of the Cadbury Flakes, will ya?)
Q: The Champion of Halloween role did not show up on my server.
A: When you invite the bot into your server, make sure the Manage role permission is enabled during the OAuth invite. If you do not see the role, please kick the bot and reinvite the bot back into the server.
Q: How many unique items are there?
A: 120 unique items! However, the trick-or-treaters may drop duplicate items!
Q: If two people have the same amount of items, who does the Champion of Halloween role go to?
A: The person who had the role first will keep the role until someone collects more items than them.
Q: Why is the Leaderboard not updating on my server?
A: Trick'cord Treat bot caches the leaderboard every minute, please wait about 5 minutes and try the command again for it to show the most up to date results.
Please also note that you may receive duplicate items, and the leaderboard will only show the number of unique items collected!
Q: Why is the bot removing messages after a period of time?
A: The bot will automatically delete messages in approximately 15 minute intervals in order to clean up previous events!