C2 education package to be discontinued?

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Post » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:13 am

Hey, so I read somewhere that the C2 education package will be discontinued at some point to make way for C3, but I can't find a link to it.

As someone who has now taught with C2 for a couple of years, I'm hoping Scirra keep the C2 packages active. First, there is no way I can justify spending $1600 for a year's use of C3 when I was paying a 1/4 of that for C2.
Also, being in a government system, I've had no end of headaches when it comes to working with programs that work across the internet. C2 had the benefit that we could roll the software out across the network and then not have to worry about it trying to talk to servers somewhere across the world. Relying on something that is connection dependent would be a no-go for me as it's asking for trouble in a classroom (gave up on UE4 because the verification servers always got blocked).

Can someone clarify if C2 education is going to be discontinued or not.

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Post » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:45 am

LukeW wrote:Hey, so I read somewhere that the C2 education package will be discontinued at some point to make way for C3, but I can't find a link to it.

As someone who has now taught with C2 for a couple of years, I'm hoping Scirra keep the C2 packages active. First, there is no way I can justify spending $1600 for a year's use of C3 when I was paying a 1/4 of that for C2.
Also, being in a government system, I've had no end of headaches when it comes to working with programs that work across the internet. C2 had the benefit that we could roll the software out across the network and then not have to worry about it trying to talk to servers somewhere across the world. Relying on something that is connection dependent would be a no-go for me as it's asking for trouble in a classroom (gave up on UE4 because the verification servers always got blocked).

Can someone clarify if C2 education is going to be discontinued or not.

Cheers


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Post » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:45 am

Okay, I found this in the Construct 3 forum:

The Construct 2 education license will be available through until the end of the 2018 academic year.


That sucks, as it basically means I will no longer be teaching with Scirra software after next year.

$1600 for a year sub is too much. I paid that for 30 licenses of GM:S Pro but that was a one-off payment which can be used year after year. I'm not sure who Scirra are aiming this at, but I can tell you now that a lot of government schools won't be able to afford this.
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Post » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:59 am

Would have loved to learn with C2 in my golden days. Its sad to read this.
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Post » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:52 am

@LukeW Are you working on projects with your students that exceed the free edition's limits?
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Post » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:45 am

glerikud wrote:@LukeW Are you working on projects with your students that exceed the free edition's limits?


yep.
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