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Either way, scirra are providing a awesome server which is very hard to beat and they are currently doing it for free, and having spent some time with multiplayer plugin yesterday - I am completely blown away at its functionality, and possible future development. So a "low cost subscription" to maintain, develop, and provide is okay in my books too
Very exciting stuff. Loads of potential - seriously, I'm salivating here. lol
There is a difference between bootstrapping your startup game business (I take it you wish to make money from making games) and freeloading it.
No business can make money without spending money (that includes bootstrap business). I can also say from experience, everyone has money enough to purchase C2, they just don't hold it in high enough priority over other things.
If you are a student, get a part time job, if you have a job, you have the money... SAVE!
I live in a country where 80% of the population want everything for free, and I love my country, but this mindset is handicapping the masses. If you want something, work for it. Then it means so much more.
The difference between the guy that buys a $10,000 online marketing course, and the guy that pirates it. The guy that buys it makes sure he completes the course, applies it. He wants to get his 10,000 investment back. The guy that pirates it, lets it gather dust on one of a zillion full harddrives.