January 1, 2012 in Feedback
My IPB licence has expired. I fully intend to renew it when 3.3 is released (or possibly for the public beta testing, or if I have a pressing support issue), but not before. The reason for that is that, frankly, I am unwilling to continue paying for the privilege of waiting for bug fixes (I don't need the additional features like the spam service).
But I have now discovered that not renewing means I cannot download mods from the Marketplace for which I have already paid money to a third party.
So in short:
- IPS removes or leaves out functionality, requiring us to buy third party mods.
- IPS requires us to continue paying them money in order to download updates to those paid third party mods, none of which goes to the third party developing them.
Does that seem wrong to anyone else?
Doesn't seem wrong to me.
Well, it does seem wrong to me IF that indeed is the case. (not trying to bash IPS here)
If I bought a xxx mod and have a say, 6 motnhs/1 year free updates for it, it should stay like that regardless if I have or don't have currently active IPB licence.
But even if that were true, I'm sure one could contact author of the mod in question, provide details and receive updates by some other means (private file sending or something like that).
IPS MP is part of the service offered. Other sites offer, in many cases, the same mods from the same authors.
Like BreadFan said, PM the author and you can probably work something out.
IMO, It's not a matter of IPS leaving out features. Not all features are 'necessary' and many people don't need/or want them. Why should the bulk of us that don't want the features have to turn them off because 5-10% of people want it?
I see your point, but respectfully disagree.
If IPS was to allow non-customers to download their paid mods, that would mean they would be forced to show the free mods also(because most customers will have downloaded a free mod at somepoint)... this opens up the marketplace for all those people with illegal nulled boards to get access to mods.
As with the other comments, I support IP's side on this.
I imagine if you contact the author they'll be willing to send you a copy (they can see who has purchased any of their mods). If you can't get in contact with them, PM me the name of the modification and I can sort that out for you :)
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