2.0 upgrade way, way overpriced
Nevigo's pricing needs review; all reviews and opnions ive readed about articy before buying were giving alternatives because not even the reviewers were willing to pay that amount.
But alright, 'lets do it' i tought; Support interesting ideas and softwares... all nice and cool....
Problem 1: steam only had the older version of the software. Wth? "Oh, they said they're working on bringing the updated version to steam, thats nice!'- so there i did all my acrobatic budget skills (indie here, part time job that barely covers my colegue expences) and bought it.
Them upgrade to v2 comes in and...
WHAT IS THAT PRICE?!
Thats a joke right guys? Right? Some steam mistake i guess...
Lets put it simply:
-Its not wrong at all to charge for a new version; But compare the percentage of an upgrade pack for (lets say) Adobe's Photoshop with the one for Articy draft; Rouglhy the same, except... NEW VERSIONS OF PS HAVE ENOUGHT NEW FEATURES TO DO THAT. And thats not only PS, i mean, thats the common all over the place.
-For that gain it shouldn't even be called V2; Feels almost like it skiped 1 or 2 common updates and the older version was tackled with a lower price but wihout new updates.
-Alright, lets go on with 'v2' (who knows, maybe a batch of features weren't explained)... how does a upgrade price can equal buying the software again? Where do i even start at that?
Im more affected then i normally am at this kind of things, but i decided to make this topic none the less (as a bugged customer, supose im on my right to do that).
Before any criticism i might point out 2 things; For one, i have abstained from using the software more, expecting the promised upgrade to come (id rather start projects on 2 then dealing with any conversion possible bugs; my files on this sort of software get way, way big generally) so its all more bitter what im feeling right now.
Second, just to justify my reaction better, cost of life around here is worse (Brazil) and things are toughter overall for indies (on a side note, the rise and multiplication of indies make them the bigger markert for Articy Draft) much more around here where things are only starting.
Thankfully Steam knows that and conversion rates are a little better here, but different then some people believe were not buying things cheaper (if you convert straight from real to dollar it seems cheaper); The minimun value of salary here plus cost of life and taxes is close to robbery, so its really, really expensive for any single user to buy software.
Way to go Nevigo; Ive comented with few friends about the software but abstained to praise it until i got full hands(i was waiting for v2), but i simply can't do that. Instead i will have to recomend the same cheaper alternative pack of softwares (more then half are free) that does the same(and all together have more features).
I really hope this price changes (and by that i don't mean some special sale a year later). I want to like and support you guys more, have been waiting for a 'one software do all' for layouting and planning projects for ages but its being quite hard with things like that. Come on, i mean, my windows came pre packaged with office and One Note can do most of the same things...