Channel Rewards from Bits
With the implementation of Channel Points, the opportunity for chat interaction and participation has sky-rocketed. To make it even better, allow users to redeem some of the "Channel Point" rewards using bits.
Allow the streamer to create a reward with the option to toggle "Redeem with Channel Points" and "Redeem with Bits" and set the threshold for each. This would give streamers the option create rewards that can be redeemed only with bits, only with channel points, or with either.
This would be entirely community-driven. People are already donating bits to creators, so let those donations affect the stream. It is safe from abuse, because the Channel Points system already has a "Limit how many" option. Right now, there isn't any reason to donate bits besides "I wanted to" but this would allow the community to become more personally involved in every stream and put a real meaning behind the donations that are already occurring.
I'm not a lawyer but I feel like there would be legal issues with mixing a real money thing like bits with fake internet points.
When it comes to rewards like 'sub emote for 24 hrs' then I agree. But more personal rewards like 'getting into the team to play along for a day' after months of daily watching? That should not be for sale, should it? Channel points are as well reward for someone who cannot subscribe to every channel they watch and get involved.
I was just thinking about this, I've watched streams run donation events with donation incentives, and it would be nice if bit donations would go into the redemption queue for tracking. Also it would let streamers encourage more bit donations through similar incentives that could be activated on their channel all the time if they wished.
This would be super nice! To either let viewers bypass the "wait for X minutes" on a redeem, or to paywall certain redeems beyond Y uses. "You only get two eggs per stream, buuuut if you really want more..."
That would be SO USEFUL! I have channel rewards that I'd like to give people the option to use bits instead so they don't have to wait to gain enough points to do something.
This could be a really good Interaction for followers or subs in a given community, and i can't really see a downside for streamer or viewer. Excellent Idea!