We want the "Pay with Steem/SBD" Button

in #gameonsteem7 months ago

Steemit inc. wanted to draw attention to the importance of video games to the blockchain ecosystem with its most recent publication: 100 DAYS OF STEEM : Day 9 - Gaming on Steem - a Community Challenge. Again, the new governance of our beloved platform surprises us with its interest in helping the community grow and develop their projects together, through these "round tables".

The number of video games over Steem continues to grow thanks to the tools that the blockchain itself offers, mainly the speed of transactions at very low cost (RC only), but some things may still be improved to attract game developers and to facilitate the day-to-day life of the gaming community in general.

Steemit.inc has left that question on the table precisely:

What can we do to help the gaming community grow?

There are certainly many things still to be done and that many of them depend on the will of Steemit inc. but not all of them.

Gaming communities are very important for players to stay in touch, and fortunately, we can already enjoy that feature for a few months now.

Other issues that are still pending and that game developers must resolve on our own and outside of Steemit are Wikis or Forums.

I'm currently creating a Wiki about cards, events and everything related to Rada Quest in the form of posts on Steemit but, frankly, the Markdown language supported by Steemit is really poor! And this affects not only the gaming world, but any content creator.

When I entered Steemit, I soon realized these shortcomings. I did not understand as a social network that is based on the creation of QUALITY content that will be rewarded had such a rudimentary text editor.
As a software developer my first idea was a project that offered a much richer content creation environment with more ease for creativity. Ideas saturated my mind because I realized everything was to be done!
What happened to that project? Steempress happened. I'm sure many of you know the Steempress plugin that allows you to duplicate your WordPress posts on your Steemit blog. When I realized that they had a delegation that went over 1 million SPs, I realized that my project had failed before it was born. I could never compete with Steempress. And I couldn't understand why if I made a post on my WordPress blog and then repeated it on Steemit, Cheetha would warn my readers of possible plagiarism, but if I duplicated it with Steempress nothing happened... Curious.

But let's not get out of the main topic. That project was stored in a drawer and now I'm working on the Rada Quest game project. And it is from this new perspective that I want to appeal to Steem inc.

We want the button "Pay with Steem/SBD"

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Most of the video games we find on a blockchain include the economy in their roadmap. These are games that sell items to players (cards, upgrades, items, etc.). They may also distribute benefits or prizes among players.

But in the first case, as is the case with Rada Quest, the game will try to finance itself through the sale of items, such as card packs. At the moment all the games that we want to use this form of payment must create our own websites to offer those services. And this affects not only games. Consider an artist who wants to sell copies of his illustrations or photos. Or a writer who wants to sell copies of his book.

If the Steemit platform allowed a button similar to PayPal buttons to be inserted into publications to pay in Steem or SBD, Steem's economy would grow a lot, I'm sure.

I can imagine the option to activate the button next to the option to decide if you want the post reward at 50% Steem – 50% SP, 100% SP or reject it. Right there. Using a form the owner could specify the amount in Steem or SBD to receive, for a purchase or for a voluntary donation, and an option to include a downloadable file, an SMT transaction (SMT could be used to identify the game booster packs), etc.

I'm exciting to the opening the Steemit Discord server so I can talk about all these ideas and many more ideas I have. To ask me for ideas is to open Pandora's box.


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The pay button is a great idea!
Until that happens you could use a link to a payment option with a picture link.
It is not as good but would still be useful I think.
Can’t wait to see those cards. Are they going to be real( able to touch) or online items like Splinterlands cards?

Thanks @Mickvir. I use de picture link method to sell the printable illustrations of the cards from steemit to my web site. But I only accept dollars in my site. I tried to use a steem payment method in my web but there was complicated. That is the reason I think this button could be a great helped.

About your other question, the cards are available only in digital format at the moment, but something is coming...

Hi @radaquest regarding this payment option it would be nice to have for a game. Maybe you can have an idea on how Exode game does their payment but on their web game. They accept 3 payments steem/hive/paypal. Here https://exodegame.com/index_ready.html
I think you can do the same for radaquest webgame.

Thank you @cryptokannon! Rada Quest is accepting Paypal in the main page (https://radaquest.net/) and is accepting too Steem and Steem-Engine tokens to in-game purchases (https://game.radaquest.net/) -Beta version-

But being able to accept payments in exchange for digital purchases into Steemit blog posts would be very useful for our entire ecosystem of content creators.

But being able to accept payments in exchange for digital purchases into Steemit blog posts would be very useful for our entire ecosystem of content creators.

I agree with you. Maybe a front end with Patreon like model on steem blockchain. Only paid subscribers can view the content.

That button would be awesome, I want it!! Great idea.
Markdown... that's one of the reasons I stopped posting, whish there was at least a good wysiwyg.

Thanks Arkmy!

Thanks for this suggestion @radaquest.

Our tech team are looking at how this could best be done.

The Steemit Team

I understand that this is a very deep and technically complex improvement. I am not familiar with the internal mechanics of Condenser and a button that responds with an action to a purchase should communicate the public part (customer) with the private part (server) to ensure the privacy.

In my opinion the system can start working with 2 options to the purchase:

When purchase sucess:
a) Reveal digital product download link (only to the user who buys)
b) Make a transaction (Steem/SBD/SMT)

Thank you for the extra thoughts on this.

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