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Using the Bot as a User

Introduction

Content Warning

This guide will mention standard Danganronpa/Killing Game topics, like gore and blood. These are very frequent in the series, and as such, are frequent in roleplays based on it. If you're not comfortable with these topics, it's best to avoid roleplays based on Danganronpa.

You're likely here because a server you're in is using Ultimate Investigator, and you're a bit confused (or just curious) on how to use it for an investigation. Basically, the bot essentially automates what a "traditional" investigation done by the staff of a server would do, but this'll guide you on what that means.

Typically, the mods will give you some sort of starting message for an investigation. Let's look at a real world example:

A BODY HAS BEEN DISCOVERED!

[OC], the Ultimate Mime. The body was discovered in the dripstone caverns, with a stalagmite piercing through the victim's heart in a cruel twist of fate. The body is positioned in a way that makes you think it could have been an accident... Ink and blood stains their body, maybe it's a good idea to look at those a little closer.

As you can see, this is a pretty typical BDA message. However, in it contains hints about a trigger - words/phrases that are needed to trigger a new Truth Bullet.

Triggers

Trigger can be a lot of things - it can be a body, a piece of paper, the trash can, etc. That may sound vague, but it'll make sense once we take a closer look at this message.

Well, we already know we're in the dripstone caverns (I mean, we had to walk here), so we can ignore that, but the ink and blood is definitely something to look into (the stalagmite has no Truth Bullet associated with it in this case).

We want to investigate the ink first - after all, it's the first item in our little list! The question is how to investigate that with the bot... and it's actually really simple!

All you need to do is send a message with the word "ink" (case-insensitive) somewhere in it in the current channel. For example, it could look like these:

The ink looked out of place for this murder. I decided to take a look at it.

"You know, that ink is kind of weird, huh?"

"I got an inkling that something's suspicious here." (OOC Note: Pun aside, this is meant to show how the trigger does not have to be a standalone word.)

Ink (OOC Note: Yes, this simple example works - after all, it does have the word "ink." Try not to do this though - it ruins the fun of investigating for everyone.)

Example of a message triggering a Truth Bullet.

The message that triggered the Bullet, in this case.

Usually, a staff member would step in to show a Truth Bullet related to the ink, but in this case, the bot will reply instead with something like this in both the channel you're in and your Truth Bullets channel:

And that's it - you've investigated the ink! The trigger here was "ink" - the staff set it up so that the bot would do this with that phrase. You can try to say multiple triggers, but the bot will only do one (decided essentially at random) - best to space them out, or even let other players do them for you.

You could investigate the rest of the suspicious things in the same way. Things like "[My OC] started to look at the blood." would trigger a new Truth Bullet, and there are some triggers in the above example image to find even more of them. The idea is to keep following the little hints about triggers/important things to investigate until you've found them all, which the bot will note if you've done so in the Truth Bullets channel.

Notes

  • It's worth noting that depending on who sets up the Truth Bullets, you may be able to get away with using alternative phrases to trigger a Truth Bullet. These are called aliases, and they're handy in case, for example, you have to face the differences between American and British English.
  • There can only be one Truth Bullet with a specific trigger per channel. You may need to look around in other channels to find everything!
  • The final "All Truth Bullets have been found" message will also include who found the most Truth Bullets, and if your staff members set it up, it'll also give a special role to them.