I just started getting some pledges with the new currency exchange system. I think this is great, but it’s now causing some problems with my API hooks. Up until now, I used the value in the “Will pay amount cents” to determine what benefits patrons have access to in my game. This works great because it can accommodate patrons who might pledge an amount in between tiers. They will essentially receive the benefits for the greatest tier they have reached. I have also read about people having problems with patrons changing tiers and the entitled tier not reflecting properly, so using “Will pay amount cents” is another way to avoid this problem.
With that said, the problem I’m not having is that the value “Will pay amount cents” is not in US dollars, which is my currency, but the value of the patron’s currency. For example, a $10 tier will give the “cents” value as 1000 but if the patron is using Euros the “cents” value in the API comes up as 950.
Is there a way around this, or could someone who controls the API create another option to use the cents value of the Patreon page’s currency rather than the patron’s individual currency?