In this document, we will outline the following processes:
GuildPlanner.Pro (“WebSite”) is heavily Discord-integrated, and as such, instead of creating our own user-management system, we solely rely on Discord authentication (a.k.a. Discord OAuth). In this retrospect, whether you are registering for the first time or logging in doesn’t really matter: once you authorize us to use your Discord authorization (by clicking Sign In button), we transparently create and/or authorize your account using Discord.
During Discord Authorization, we request certain permission scopes from you. Those scopes, and their purposes are as follows:
|identify||To identify your Discord account for authentication purposes|
|To get your email address from Discord in order to create your WebSite account|
|guilds||To get the list of the Discord servers (a.k.a. guilds) you are part of|
|guilds.join||To automatically join Discord servers on your behalf (e.g. when you join/apply to a new guild on WebSite)|
|applications.commands||To utilize our Discord commands|
The authorization of these scopes is essential for the successful automation of our website.
¶ What happens if I de-authorize GuildPlanner.Pro on Discord?
We do not act on it right away, but the moment our systems detect this to be the case while performing a critical operation that relies upon this authorization (such as, processing regular guild membership tasks), your user account will be immediately suspended and you will be notified via email. As stated above, Discord is very essential component to WebSite and the authorization to log you in into our systems using your Discord account is critically required. To fix this, you can relogin to WebSite and your user account will be automatically re-activated.
In GuildPlanner.Pro our long-term goal is to support as many popular MMORPGs as possible, the MMORPGs which support some type of game-data collection API (application programming interface). Essentially, when they have any, there are two types of APIs in massive multiplayer games:
Rarely, some titles support both APIs (e.g. World of Warcraft).
Once joined our website, the next step is to get your game-data (such as, your character data: gear, skills, unlocked features etc and your account-wide data: achievements and similar) into our system. To achieve that, we utilize the API a game supports.
Currently WebSite only supports Elder Scrolls Online, with goals to support Final Fantasy 14, Guild Wars 2 and Destiny 2 sometime in 2022… Upcoming Ashes of Creation is in our scope as well (we are waiting for it to reach Beta development phase). 🤞
Since the Elder Scrolls Online is utilizing a UI API, we have developed an ingame Addon which gathers your game-data. In addition to this Addon, we also have developed a desktop Client program which automatically uploads your data to WebSite (available on Windows 8+, soon to come to MacOS as well).
Once uploaded, our backend systems process these data, creating your game profile(s). If you are part of a guild who also uses WebSite as their guild management tool, you’ll automatically join your guild’s resources (their WebSite pages, their Community forums and clubs etc).
Once this is done, you can share your character profiles with wider public, showcasing:
And your guild leaders will be able to manage your standing in the guild, through Guild Roles you get assigned (in-guild progressions are handled via WebSite’s Tier-based and/or Hierarchical roles system). Squads (a.k.a. Raid Teams/Groups/Cores) and guild Events (such as, raids, dungeon runs etc) are also managed through WebSite.
At GuildPlanner.Pro, we aim to create systems with great User-Experience. As such, our systems tend to be very intuitive, and we constantly monitor our UI usage reports to pinpoint the bottlenecks and the sources of confusion for our users. That said, there is not that much of usage guidelines to talk about, except:
Yes, we are totally Discord-oriented. This means, if your guild is part of our ecosystem, you will have to use Discord. If you choose to deauthorize GuildPlanner.Pro on Discord, revoking authentication permissions you granted during Registration, our systems will suspend your account once they detect something malfunctioning because of this choice.
Additionally, you will have to remain in your guild’s Discord Server! Whenever you leave your guild’s server, our systems will add you back in, the moment they process your data as a member of your guild and notice you aren’t in the server. This might sound like a nuisance, but unfortunately to function without endangering data integrity of our guilds, it’s a necessary step to take. You can de-authorize GuildPlanner.Pro on Discord, and with that stop being auto-added to your guild’s Discord server (alongside with getting your account suspended of course) - but then you will have to sort it out with your guild’s leadership, because you as a member won’t be manageable via WebSite.