There hasn’t been any communication on Crident Pay in quite a while, so we’re going to go through what we’ve been working on, and I’m going to show some sneak-peaks, but don’t expect the site to look anything like that on release!
We put out some surveys back when the project was announced, and we’ve been recording feedback and requests since then. I’m going to go through some of the most common questions first.
How much will it cost?
At the start, while we’re testing the platform, we won’t have any fees. Once the platform is a bit more mature, we’re going to roll out a dynamic cost model, so there would be no up front fees. We would take a small % of each payment. This money would go towards maintaining and improving the service.
That being said, we are aiming to reduce this % cut for people who are using Crident. For larger servers, we’re looking to bring out a package which will better suit their high transaction volume.
How easy will it be to setup?
The setup process is something we’re spending a lot of time thinking about. The service will be hosted in the cloud, so you’ll be able to use our site to manage, and accept donations on your own store, with your own images.
We aim to make the process as simple as signing up to the site, and then installing an addon on your server. At that point – you’ll be able to do everything you need either in game, or on the site.
Because we host the site and database for you – it takes things like DDoS, and maintenance out of the picture.
Will cpay work with other addons or games?
We’re aiming to make the service game-agnostic, with an open API so you can integrate it into any game or service. We’re aiming to have an addon built for Garry’s Mod, and a plugin for Minecraft – as these are the two games we think will be most popular. These addons will make the configuration process very intuitive.
In game we’re going to aim to make things open source, so you can do absolutely anything you might want to.
Will it be credit based?
The system will allow people to buy credits for your community, which they can spend how they want. However, when they’re viewing a package – there will be a streamlined checkout process to buy that package for it’s credit value, without needing to buy credits.
Some final things
Before I wrap this up, I wanted to showcase some of the prototype designs for the backend
That’s all for today folks! Thanks for checking in, and we’ll post some more information when we have it!