We agree this might irk some players and cause some controversy, at the moment we really don't have many details to share besides what's already available on the platform, I added a disclaimer on the devblog mentioning that this integration and the arena module are mainly design fluff and not actual implementations, we don't have this in-game and this will probably come during beta or when we have something closer to release, trust me we're aware of the implications of the platform, until we actually start implementing things and seeing how they work, then we'll have more information to share, but I'd rather talk with proper data instead of speculating. When the arena module gets implemented, it will run without real-world money and we'll start testing letsbet on the side to make sure things work as intended.Besides the questionable practice of a mechanic for betting, which has a ton of draw backs and its own nonsense, the rest looks like great progress!
There are several questions that pop up with the betting mechanic. What kind of return are you seeing from player made bets? What is to stop someone from hacking during a bet fight and simply keeping the victory money? Is there some mechanic to return the money should someone be caught for hacking after a bet fight takes place, say they're caught several days later. What about in game issues, is there a way to register or log any bugs that might occur that resulted in an unfair victory or loss?
Is the betting process automatic or does every fight need to be staff reviewed? If they will be staff reviewed is there sufficient information being logged from player data to come to a good conclusion that there was hacking involved? This links back to an earlier question but what happens if there is hacking involved?
It seems like this may have been done out of a great passion to provide content for the players but this is a huge topic of conversation and should be at least tested with in game currency only before moving on to real life currency.
We are going to publish the ARENA module without Let's Bet at first so that we can guarantee our community with the most stable and reliable environment; in terms of safety for the player and security before we move on to whatever platform involving real-world currency.I do kinda like the idea of betting RL and/or IG money, but as stated before there will have to be safety-measures in place for when hack/cheat