When I am in Botswana, there is only a very poor internet connection and I can use Construct 3 without any problem.
The offline version works fine.
A one time payment kills the resources for the developer fast. Imagine you working for your boss and your boss pays you only one month. How many months are you gonna work for that boss for that one time salary?
That is exactly what you are asking from Scirra with your one time payment. How is Scirra gonna pay their developers? Their families?
Tell me when the initial one time payment source is drying up, how will Scirra find the funds to add new features, constantly improve. Or does that not matter as long as you have your one time payment.
Please be serious. The subscription model is so much better than the lifetime licenses for C2. The subscription model will guarantee Scirra a constant flow of revenue which on its turn can be used to add new features, platforms and pay the developers.
Do you really want to use a tool with a very insecure financial future or doesn't it matter as long as you can hack and clone around?
Really, I get tired of this kind of threads showing up from time to time.
Your bad internet is a very poor excuse and you know it. You want things for free but only the sun goes up for free every day and even that will come to an end in the very far future.
I'm not gonna lie this is a stupid argument.
Plenty of companies run off of buy a product once model so that whole argument is dumb. A better engine will draw more customers which keeps the influx of money going without having to charge someone every year. Also that whole " your boss pay you one time" is bad logic... Sorry but they're a company not an employee working for a company.. Customers pay them one time yeah... but there is a lot of customers and new customers show up all the time.
A Tool shouldn't be based on if the company is doing good or not, That's just bad design.
Also what are these new features? I haven't seen much of anything except for a hand full of things but defiantly nothing that suggest $100 a year from every customer they have.
"Really, I get tired of this kind of threads showing up from time to time." Deal with it, Many people don't like the subscription model and no one is forcing you to read these type of post or even better make a stupid comment. People have the right to express their opinion and honestly who cares what you get tired of king nothing.
"You want things for free" No he didn't say for free, If you actually read what he wrote he's talking about PAYING FOR THE ENGINE!
Also another thing is yeah anyone can learn C# or Java or any of that, But Construct is a TOOL!
"How is Scirra gonna pay their developers? Their families?"
Hmmmm I don't know let's see here... hmmmmm Oh! I got it, BY SELLING COPIES OF CONSTRUCT 3!!!
A Subscription model doesn't mean you'll get a better product or that the company will grow, All it's done is alienate half of the community. Another thing it wouldn't be so bad if they didn't leave Construct 2 in the terrible shape that it's in.