So I bought the V Collection and Spark 2.
I've installed them on my iMac by using the soft method(not the DAMN dongle).
Got a new macbook pro.
Here is my thinking process while discovering what would happen:
"oh, this must be like the new ilok used by UVI, Soundtoys and many other companies or like Waves or Native Instruments system where you can have your license on up to 3 computers or at least transfer it to the new machine. easy-pie! Let's see..."
"hummm... I can't remove the soft license from the 1st computer..weiiiird...It is soft right???"
"oh! but I can transfer it!! yeah!"
"oh... I can transfer it only on a elicenser dongle... That's a bummer..."
"and then I'll have to use the dongle on both machines to make it work??? I don't have no more ports available on the imac..."
"I don't want to lose a freakin' USB port for THAT on my new shiny macbook pro. I only have 2 of them for cryin' out loud."
"And if I lose the dongle?"
"And if the dongle breaks?" (This is a stick that is out of a machine made to be portable so could happen very easily)
"Buying the softs again is a no-no... so well... How much does this Evil thingie cost?? let's see..."
" (here in Japan mind you)
So basically, you offer a soft licensing system that offers absolutely no "Cloud" advantage??
WHAT IS THE POINT?
damn easy to transfer! Move license to Cloud, Install license to new machine from Cloud.
- Native Instruments
just install the softs again. no brainer.
- UVI (ilok soft licensing)
Just install the softs again. no brainer. (up to 3)
-Soundtoys(ilok soft licensing)
remove it from the 1st and install it on the new one.Done.
And It's been like that for most of the companies.
Arturia, if you don't change this, I'll be sure to never buy your products ever again
and be sure to make every people asking about your products on the blogosphere, the twittersphere, the redditsphere, the gearslutzsphere that this is what is awaiting them.
STOP SMOKING SXXT.
RESPECT YOUR CLIENTS.