General FAQ

WHERE IS GUARDSMAN BOB FROM?

He was born in Denmark and still lives there. His address is linked to a band he plays a lot on his stream...

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHICH RUNES BOB IS USING?

Log into the League of Legends client and search for Guardsman Bob's profile, the currently selected rune page is the one he is using at the moment. Alternatively, if you know the name of the rune page, you can type "/msg GManBot !runepage [any text that appears in the rune page's name]". For example, if you input "!runepage battlewick", the bot will list the runes within the rune page Bob uses for Warwick. This feature is still being worked upon, and so isn't 100% reliable.

DOES BOB PLAY ON NA/EU?

He has accounts on both servers, but he mainly plays solo queue ranked on EU West servers when he's on stream. He started playing on NA servers because his friends from Guild Wars were playing there and still plays there sometimes. A general rule of thumb used to determine if he's playing EU or NA at the moment is to look at his latency (top right corner, next to FPS). 1-2 bars should mean EU while 3 or more should mean NA. Of course, there are exceptions to this.

WHAT IS BOB'S ELO?

His top rating in solo queue is 2000, but his Elo seems to range between 1900-2000. Keep in mind that he plays for the entertainment of the stream watchers and himself, he always streams in his main account, and he suffers some lag due to playing on the NA servers despite residing in Denmark.

WHAT TEAM DOES BOB PLAY FOR?

Bob plays for Disciples of Da Gr8 Whale Lord (or just WHALE). For more information about his team, follow this link: http://www.nationalesl.com/us/lol/5on5/premierqualifier/team/5671510/

WAIT, HE DOESNT PLAY FOR CLG/TSM?

No he simply streamed on the Team SoloMid website and switched over to stream on the Counter Logic Gaming site but never played for either of them.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT THE NAME OF THE SONG PLAYING ON BOB'S LIVE STREAM?

The bot needs to see "!song". To avoid polluting the chat, please use "/msg GManBot !song".

CAN I RATE SONGS?

You can use the !rate [rating] command to rate the song that is currently playing through Bob's winamp player. In this situation, it is not considered bad practice to show everyone your appreciation/dislike of the song, so you can omit the "/msg GManBot" part. You can only rate a song while it is still playing, otherwise your rating will be counted towards the next song on the playlist. You cannot rate songs that are played through YouTube, for example, since it's not configured through the bot and so it will not recognize what you are trying to rate.

IS THERE SOMEWHERE I CAN FIND BOB'S COMPLETE PLAYLIST?

Yes, check under Media->Playlist on this website.

WHAT IS BOB'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

http://www.youtube.com/user/GuardsmanBob

Check out all the cool videos!

IS THERE ANYWHERE I CAN FIND LOL REPLAY FILES OF BOB'S GAMES?

Yes, check the League of Legends stuff on this site.

HOW OLD IS BOB?

Bob is 27 years old

His birthday is on June 27.

WHAT IS BOB'S REAL NAME?

Bjorn Dons

DOES BOB PLAY ANY OTHER VIDEO GAMES?

He used to be known as "Polly" and "Chop Chop The Panda" in Guild Wars but he does not play that game regularly anymore. He also contributed to Anarchy Online, helping the community by establishing rules and such. Civilizations V is also a game he enjoys playing from time to time. He also used to play Magicka.

DOES BOB HAVE ANY SIBLINGS?

Yes, Balstryko, who is frequently in the IRC chat room, is his younger brother. He also has another younger brother who is not active in the IRC chat room.

DID BOB PURSUE ANY POST HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION?

Bob started a computer science degree but didn't finish it as he became addicted to video games whilst at university.

DOES BOB LIVE AT HOME?

No, he moved out of his home at the age of 19.

DOES BOB HAVE A GIRLFRIEND?

Bob's last girlfriend, according to him, was only around when she wanted to be, and that was generally when she was shopping.

HOW DOES BOB MAKE MONEY?

He spends some time playing online poker and accepts donations from loyal viewers. He also receives revenue from streaming.

HOW CAN I DONATE?

Yes, click here.

WHO IS GMANBOT?

GManBot is Bob's IRC chat bot. Bob is regularly seen coding him in Java.

WHY IS GMANBOT NOT ANSWERING ME?

The bot may be under a lot of load so it might take time for him to answer you. You should also check if the bot is online or not.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER BOT COMMANDS I SHOULD BE AWARE OF?

!request [your song request] will let Bob know that you want this song added to his music library.

!themesong [your suggestion along with the champion name] will let Bob know you nominate this song as the theme song for the champion specified.


If Bob is hosting a "Play with Bob" day, you can add your name to the raffle by using "/msg GManBot !addname [your summoner name on League of Legends]". When bob states that he is looking for viewers to play with, this is the only way in which you may request to play a game. In order for this feature to work, you must message the bot within a private message. The lottery resets, you cannot just input your summoner name at any given time, and expect for data to still be stored. While all commands are available to users, some commands are not received through the main IRC chat room. This is to reduce spam of the channel.

The commands that are currently limited to private messaging the bot only are !addname and !runepage.

WHAT DOES +V MEAN IN THE IRC CHANNEL?

+v means you are voiced. That means that if the channel becomes flooded by unwanted content and becomes moderated, only voiced users will be able to talk. This is unlikely to happen because trolls generally get ignored, stay away from the channel, or get kicked by moderators or GManBot.

OTHER FUN FACTS ABOUT GUARDSMAN BOB

Bob doesn't like to smoke, drink soda, or eat candy.

Bob drinks tea. The last time he commented about a particular flavor of tea, it was Earl Grey - Silver Rose tea.

Bob doesn't like to jungle, therefore only does so when no one else on his team will.

Bob has 2 screens; he usually plays on one while having the IRC chat open on the other.

Bob will sometimes play with his fans and host a "Play with Bob (and Balstryko) on NA/EU" day.

Bob's recommendations for books includes Discworld by Terry Pratchett and a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.


The ~10 Guardsmandments from the Holy Boble

Thou shalt not troll.
Thou shalt be polite to thy teammates and enemies alike.
Thou shalt not spam Guardsman Bob with friend requests that will just be ignored anyway.
Thou shalt not type in all caps.
Thou shalt not repeat things 3 times in a row.
Thou shalt not question Guardsman Bob's builds or choice of champion.
Thou shalt not ask for Guardsman Bob's opinion about a random thing on League of Legends.
Thou shalt make your smileys at the end of lines rather than on their own line.
Thou shalt not be troubled by opinions, for this is the internet.
Thou shalt use "/msg GManBot !command" for bot commands instead of polluting the chat.
Thou shalt avoid requesting that Bob plays a particular champion.
Thou shalt be nice or be forever silent

Please note this is taken from the unofficial FAQ, changes will be made, stay tuned.