Donations: Can you Get AliPay for our Chinese Players?

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BigFunGuildMaster
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Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:26 am

Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:30 am

Someone on Discord brought up a good point:
We have a lot of Chinese Players that may not have access to Paypal but can donate using ALIPAY.

I looked at Alipay for non-Chinese users and there is a verification process (provide cell phone #, credit card and application): https://global.alipay.com / Here is additional Info:
http://taobaofieldguide.com/advanced-ta ... ipay-user

This may be too difficult to do.

There is also WeChat payment services, and they have a Red Envelope (Chinese New Year) send money option but I do not know if non-Chinese can use this or not:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WeChat#We ... t_services

I found this information about WeChat & Alipay users to pay using Bitcoin:
https://news.bitcoin.com/bitpoint-bitco ... ay-alipay/

Is there anyone that can communicate the current situation in Pinyin/Chinese players and help them understand the important of sending donation to Lights Hope? Otherwise, I do not think they will understand how soon LH may be shutting down.

Many are away for the Chinese New Year. This is the time of year that they can show their generosity and hope for a long life (to the servers).

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10392 / How the situation is explained (and how to donate) is not easier for non-English speakers to understand.
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Istaria
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Location: Poland

Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:45 pm

Light's Hope is not in an immediate danger of shutting down. The fact that we lost a big donation puts the server in a more vulnerable position but the community has kept it going thus far and I would expect that same thing to continue. In any case if we were ever to shut down due to lack of funds, that would not happen overnight and there would be announcements about the threat at hand. Right now we're already covered or at least nearly covered for the next month.

If the platform can be used to pay for goods or services or money can easily be withdrawn from it, it may be possible to use it.

We will hope to implement an actual donation page on the website in the future where you can tie your character/guild into a donation if you so wish and where donations are just a button click away. However, this is not a top priority at this point because people who use these methods already do know how to get around to donating if they so wish.

Thank you for the suggestion. We will look into it to figure out if it is feasible.
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