this is a somewhat newbish question, but I'm trying to find out a bit more about payment, payment providers and so on.
I've found a lot of payment providers with various options. But none that sounds right for myself. Do you have any experience with payment providers you would like to share (things like, what to look at, where you have to be carefull)?
At the moment I'm actually looking for a provider that does in-game payments. The problem is, the existing ones are almost all geared towards web developers (html, actionscript or java).
I don't want my players to go out of the game to purchase stuff on a website just to get back in the game to see what they have purchased and I don't want to add an in-game browser just to show the providers payment page.
Do you know any payment providers that allow the developer to collect the data in their own form and then go from there?
Did you ever used a payment provide for purchase of in-game items or did you find an alternative?
And one more question, what do you think about credit cards? Accepting payments by credit card is pretty expensive for the merchant and in many countries credit cards aren't that common (e.g. in Germany many people don't have a credit card, myself included, most people only get one when travelling). Would you just ignore the whole credit card payment stuff and rely on other payment methods or do you elive it's essential to accept credit card payments?
Well, I guess that's all at the moment. I would love to hear what you're thinking.