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Where do I start!?
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Hello all,

I want to build a wlm bot, but don't know where to start. I've be research online for a about a month now and the amount of info is a little overwhelming. During my research I found MPL and thought this may be the solution I need. I downloaded the script documentation, but it was broken. Then I found mpscripts.net, which provides the basic info I need. One of my biggest problems is I don't know what language to use. I'm currently learning C# but I noticed that MPL scripts are written in Jscript, which is not a problem. What has me worried though is while reading through the Scripting forums, I'm seeing PHP, MySQL, AJAX, JSON being thrown around, and I'm like "dang, I'm a have to learn like 5 languages just to get my bot functional."

So I thought I'd post and see if any of you can help point me in the right direction for developing my bot, whether it be w/ MPL or otherwise. Based on the bot that I'm trying to build (description below), what languages would I need to learn and which one should I learn first. I'm eager to learn, I just need some direction.

Because I don't want to give away too many details about my bot away, I'll describe it to the best of my abilities.

I will have a website (blog) that my contacts will go to and create a user account for and their basic info will be stored in my database (MySQL?). The bot (script) I want to build will act as an interface to allow said contacts to update the database w/ info about themselves (i.e. changing their status to "Im available"), search the database for info on other users (search for other users who have the status "I'm available"), and the bot will provide them with that info. In addition, if User A searches my database and sees User B is avail, User A can send my bot a command that will send User B a request to participate in a event. User B will send my bot a command to either accept or deny, and if it accepted, my bot (or maybe another script running on my site that is linked to the bot) will create said event and will wait for both User A and User B to report the results of the event. Once both users have reported the results, the bot (or other script) will compare both results and update my database with that info.

That's pretty much the jest of it. I'm just a little discouraged (at least regarding MPL) because I've read some threads where it is said MPL scripts don't work well w/ MySQL. Is something like what I described possible? Can anyone help me? Feel free to ask any questions if I wasn't clear on anything.

Thanks in advance.

07-16-2010 12:30 AM
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Where do I start!? - by Rhythmik on 07-16-2010 at 12:30 AM
RE: Where do I start!? - by NanaFreak on 07-16-2010 at 07:49 AM
RE: Where do I start!? - by CookieRevised on 07-17-2010 at 01:11 AM
RE: Where do I start!? - by Rhythmik on 07-17-2010 at 01:28 AM
RE: Where do I start!? - by CookieRevised on 07-17-2010 at 01:38 AM
RE: Where do I start!? - by Rhythmik on 07-17-2010 at 03:35 AM

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