Hi!I'm Joe "spong/ducc" and I run the dabBot discord music bot.
I created dabBot to provide the best possible free music bot service on Discord, instead of another multipurpose bot.
Ever since launch on the 22nd January 2017, the bot has been a huge success. In just over 9 weeks the bot hit 30,000 servers and provided music to over 1,500 voice channels concurrently. This was facilitated by a generous friend Eric sponsoring the bot with a free dedicated server, and our staff member Rhys letting us borrow two spare dedicated servers. However, those two dedicated servers are no longer available, and with dabBot's fast growth rate it has become impossible to host the bot without more funding. Now dabBot is on 350,000 discord servers and provides music to 5,000 voice channels concurrently from 3 of our dedicated servers funded by this patreon campaign, but we still need more servers to cope with dabBot's very fast growth.
How can I help?There are over 350,000 communities that rely on dabBot to provide music for their guild, so I am calling upon the community of dabBot users to help crowdfund the server costs of the bot to get it back online, and after this the continued expansion of the bot and it's infrastructure.
What will I get in return?I have setup a patron only bot that will be work as the normal dabBot does but will remain online when the main dabBot is offline.
Patrons of $2 and over will have access to this with the Premium Bot Access reward!
This includes the following:
- Better quality music and less packet loss.
- Less frequent bot restarts (usually once a month).
- A bright color on this server with a role that makes you easily seen on the online members list.
- Access to the patron only text channel.
Patrons of $5 and over will be able to use the volume command with the Volume Control reward!
This allows precise volume control for everyone in the voice channel, great for loud music, gaming sessions and volume sensitive users.
Patrons of $50 and over will have lifetime access to the premium bots and volume control with the Lifetime Premium Bot & Volume Control Access reward!
Lifetime access is for as long as dabbot is online!
Patrons will also receive a special patreon role on the dabBot discord server to show they are supporting the bot.
What are your plans for the future?
- Web dashboard - a website where you can manage your server, it's song queue and listen to the music online.
- Queue persistence - the queue will no longer be cleared when the bot is restarted.
- Queue looping - a way for a song playlist to be constantly playing in a voice channel.
- Announcement options - no more annoying 'song now playing' spam.
- Permission system - a proper way of setting up who can moderate the queue, add songs etc.
- Vote skipping - a democratic way of skipping song!
- Prefix changing - the most commonly asked for feature to save your fingers from typing !!!
- Channel blacklist/whitelist - so dabBot doesn't respond to messages in certain channels!
Thank you! I hope to see many of you helping support the bot's future.