Construct 3 is still in beta version. Are there not better ways to make money from your games than ads?
Personally, ads are very annoying and there are people like myself skipping anything which contains ads. Even when the ads are based on personal browsing. I don't click them.
Nevertheless, I want to pay for a good game without ads. I also do understand that good games do not come for free. I know that many people buying games expect them for free or as little as possible. But not everyone is this kind of buyer.
Regretfully, I see too many games who do not deliver on gameplay, challenge...
I like adventure games. Lookup at BigFishGames the games "The Island Castaway" version 1 and 2. They are nicely done, something which is also possible with Construct 2 and 3.
From the same BigFishGames I saw and played "Ruby Maze" which was made with Unity. I am surely not impressed with that game.
I am also not impressed with the event system of "Fusion" which was so highly praised by some people in the past. They mimick the event and behaviour system of Construct, however they poorly succeed. I have to tell you, I only tried the free version a few months ago.
Many people are claiming that the Scirra developers are not listening or responding to their userbase. Maybe people got that impression because they do not respond so often any longer on the forums. However, when you send an email to their support, they respond within 24 hours.
Could it not be that their development team is so busy with implementing the features you ask here, that they do not find the free time to respond here.
At least, give the Scirra team the time to implement new features and fix the reported bugs. When I understand correctly, they are now working on the initial basic version of Construct 3. When that basic version is completed, they are gonna step up on adding more complex features.
Scirra did not hide the fact that if you buy from the very beginning, you buy "beta" software. I agree yours and mine subscription is running, which has advantages and disadvantages.
The disadvantage is that we experience the bugs and are beta-testers. However the advantage is that we have the chance to learn Construct 3 inside out. We have an advantage over people who are waiting because from the moment Construct 3 comes out of beta stage, those waiting people have to learn the new features while we are already familiar with them. Then we can start building our commercial games which gives us a small head start.
I do understand "your" pain which is justified if you feel that way. It is an emotional reaction on something which does not go as expected. I am sure Scirra want us to make money, as much as they want to make money. Don't be too hard judging Scirra because the moment we receive the announcement that IAP, Admob and Google Play is working in Construct 3, you are gonna regret those hard words. And to be honest, I am expecting that message with one of the new updates in the future. Scirra does want us to make money from Construct 3 as much as they do.
Maybe a good idea to invest a little more time to marketing your games. Maybe you find new markets where people prefer games with no ads but for a higher price. The choice is yours.