EDIT: Just realized I posted this in the Eclipse VB section… Oops! If I’m unable to move it myself (some forums allow this), would someone be able to move this to the proper place? Really sorry!
Hello everyone. I’m Gleech, though I’m pretty sure none of you care. I use to hang around these forums quite a bit during the days of Eclipse Evolution 2.7, and even a small bit during some of the Eclipse Stable days. After awhile I just turned into a lurker, eagerly awaiting the next updates for Eclipse.
So everyone here knows Eclipse 4.0 comes in two versions, the free Silver, and the paid for, but unlimited, Gold. I have a question about the Gold licensing though.
Here’s my question:
If I pay for an eclipse Gold license, will it apply to any new edition of Eclipse that releases that includes a Silver/Gold licensing style? E.g. let’s say Eclipse 5.0 comes out, and it has a Silver/Gold edition licensing style. Will my license for Eclipse 4.0 Gold continue over? Or will it be like RPG Maker requiring you to shovel out the full price again and again?
Really I ask this because I don’t feel like sometime down the road paying (or at least paying full price) for another Eclipse engine when this one loses support, or even when that one loses support, and so on.
In general (if I had the money, currently I don’t have a job) I don’t mind the fact that there’s a version to pay for. I understand Eclipse has gone through a lot of free editions, and the need for money is always there. I’m also glad that there is still a free version to pick from (though it’d be nice to have a few of those limits upgraded a bit so people can make a somewhat decent game with it-- from what I’ve seen it’s very limited), and it’s very generous that this was an option in addition to Gold.
I know the average user won’t be able to answer my question about the Gold license, but if anyone knows I’d be very greatful for the information. I probably will buy Gold eventually anyway (Probably when more features are added), but I’d just like to know if there’s gonna’ be some kind of discount/give-a-way to those who already bought Gold for 4.0 when 5.0 or later comes out (if it does).
Thanks in advance! : )