I am disappointed by the subscription model that Ashley and Tom are going for with construct3.
This makes it too similar to Stencyl:
But stencyl has native export, and construct 3 seems like it will still be html5 only - or html5 in a container (thus huge size on disk footprint due to bundled web browser)
I will probably eventually buy Clickteam Fusion 3 instead. They are keeping their licensing model.
I do not want to rent software, I want to own it in my toolbox once I buy it.
If you want me to bite, you need to offer an option for a one off payment. That option would of course have disadvantages, but it should allow me to run the software when i have no internet connection, without logging on to a service and compile game packages without having to upload my project on your server.
You guys can try with the renting model, but will quickly find out that you are paying way more in the long term. Some of you might drop out after the first year. This is precisely what happened when stencyl offered a free first year subscription (usually 99$) via the humble bundle.
It will be very difficult to compete with fusion 3, especially if clickteam offers it for the same price to own a license - not rent it.
How about offering a one time payment license for construct 3 editor without your online services.
Next to it offering another option - a subscribtion that includes integrated web services by scirra, access to bonus assets on the store and/or other special support/services.