Possible solution for subscription problem, What you think?

Post » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:35 am

I chatted to Ashley about this, and it's not an option as the previous poster mentioned it would be a maintenance nightmare. There would be loads of branches to update and maintain and ultimately would slow progress down of Construct 3.
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Post » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:50 am

Tom wrote:I chatted to Ashley about this, and it's not an option as the previous poster mentioned it would be a maintenance nightmare. There would be loads of branches to update and maintain and ultimately would slow progress down of Construct 3.


Maybe I'm not understanding (and granted, you're going to do what you're going to do, of course, so this probably won't change anything) but it seems to me you could just have the 1 branch, sign into your account to use the editor (even in offline mode), and your account would be assigned an access level ("bug fixes class" or "new features class") and depending on the access class certain features would be greyed out.

Well.. I suppose assigning features to paid up user or not paid up user would take some extra work.

Edit: I mean, doesn't the free version of C2 already have the latest updates but with certain features restricted?

Or.. well, I suppose they're all there but it just has output limitations. I suppose it would take more work on restricting features but that seems to illustrate the possibility.
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Post » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:13 pm

Maybe something inbetween?

[*]Free version - Limited features for tryout, learning, experimentation.
[*]Pay once or reduced monthly payment for the core features. (for hobbyists) You will get updates and bug fixes, but still locked out from some features. A one time fee is quite hefty for some people so monthly is still a good option.
[*]Monthly payment for extended support package. (Email, phone support, Remote assistance?)
[*]Monthly/Yearly Packages for other advanced features like. (Native exporter, Team tools, Monetization, cloud storage etc etc, based on your needs, .)
[*]Business Package - All inclusive monthly/yearly payment with a discount for multiple seats/licences?

Maybe something like that would work well?

At least that would cater for both hobbyists and business oriented crowd.
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Post » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:32 pm

@tom At least if somebody buys the C3, he can still code with the last online version now offline where the subscription ended?

Is something that not was clear, i mean, if i pay $300 for 3 years... after cancel the subscription, i can't code in C3? or i still will can develop in C3 with the exports,etc... as normal but without no more Bug Fixes/Features?
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Post » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:04 pm

Tom wrote:I chatted to Ashley about this, and it's not an option as the previous poster mentioned it would be a maintenance nightmare. There would be loads of branches to update and maintain and ultimately would slow progress down of Construct 3.

I think the best way would be what @matriax suggested:

matriax wrote:Is something that not was clear, i mean, if i pay $300 for 3 years... after cancel the subscription, i can't code in C3? or i still will can develop in C3 with the exports,etc... as normal but without no more Bug Fixes/Features?

I also think that people who cancel their subscription should be able to keep the product for use. But they shouldn't be able to make money from a project that has been exported without a subscription. And they wouldn't get any updates and fixes. That way you'd only have to support the newest version of the engine which the subscribed users get instantly.
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Post » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:08 pm

This is almost how Sketch for mac is priced. $99 and free upgrades for 2 years. After that, you can choose to upgrade by renewing your subscription but you still own the previous version.
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