Neptune was the first Discord bot I ever built, intended for what was then the official Discord server of the r/gamindustri subreddit and based on the main character of the game series Hyperdimension Neptunia, the subject of the subreddit. Little did I know that in just a few short months she would be used across over 500 different servers, totaling an impressive 40,000 members.

Neptune featured a variety of commands ranging from fun to searching the internet. She also had some small moderation features, namely related to role management. By far her most popular command, however, was the waifu command, a command that would pull random images from a hand-curated database of Neptunia fanart. She also hooked into Cleverbot to allow for direct and human-like conversations with her.

Sadly, over time, Neptune began to break down. As the first Discord bot I ever built, she was far from perfect, and bugs and inconsistencies began to crop up everywhere. Cleverbot paywalled their API, other features began to break, she became buggy and began to corrupt data... I realized it was time to start phasing her out.

Neptune is no longer officially supported or maintenanced. I keep her online, but I'm no longer fixing bugs or adding features. Instead, I began work on a new bot: NEXT Purple. NEXT Purple will replace Neptune upon her release, and Neptune will go to sleep forever a couple of weeks later. This is still in the future, of course, but it's worth noting that Neptune is no longer recieving support and will eventually be replaced.

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