MCreator survey - Paid version of MCreator

Submitted by Klemen on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 15:50
MCreator Survey - Paid version of MCreator

Based on the results of our first survey on the commercial version of MCreator, we decided to make another one, this time with more specific questions.

We believe that the community is the one that should help us shape the future. MCreator, as is, would stay free, but we would offer a commercial version too, just to clear this up first :) And we won't limit free version in any way that would limit the possibilities of mod making itself and we wouldn't nerf existing features of MCreator.

 

Click here to answer the survey

Each answer will help us decide on how to shape the future of MCreator better

 

Based on your responses on the first survey, we have decided to make an estimate of how our commercial/paid version would look like. Our current planned features of paid version are (of course they are subject to change based on your recommendations in the survey):

Planned features for a paid version

MCreator software:

  • Commercial usage license for exported mods (mods can be used in commercial purposes such as adf.ly links, ads and selling them or using on commercial servers)
  • Option to export debranded mods (without "Made with MCreator" in the mod description and links to the website)
  • Option for collaborative work in groups with version control
  • Chat for developer groups
  • Possible option to become part of a beta testing programme

MCreator website:

  • A shorter delay between opening two tickets on our issue tracker
  • Option to disable ads on the website
  • More disk space for mod page files
  • More control over custom modification pages on the community pages
  • Profile badge

Why an annual subscription model?

Our current idea is to go with the annual subscription model. This is because many of these features such as collaborative work and chat require us to host additional servers to make these work. It would not be possible to make this without a subscription model as we can't afford to host these servers indefinitely without at least annual income from the users who use these services. The same goes with more disk space and extended support for such users.

 

We are looking forward to the results of the survey as we see a paid version of MCreator as an option to get more resources to hire more developers and dedicate more existing development time for MCreator. This way we can fix bugs faster and add more new features.

And stay tuned for next MCreator release, as we have something very big ready for you and we are leaving hints already ;)

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Comments

Submitted by seba0456 on Mon, 05/06/2019 - 18:46

Please don't change as most of free softwares. I have hope free Mcreator will be not degraded.

I wrote this in the article which clarifies this won't happen: MCreator, as is, would stay free, but we would offer a commercial version too, just to clear this up first :) And we won't limit free version in any way that would limit the possibilities of mod making itself.

I have read it. But i know some softwares what promise they will be still fre but they add watermarks and more anoning stuffs.
I thing is price will be good (I maybe in futhure will buy it (i havent dolars).
For the price i have idea user can pay greater or equaler then x $

We wouldn't do this. We always listened to the community and this is no different. And nerfing MCreator and moving features from existing MCreator to the paid version is a no go.

You forgot something in the mini-Feature bonus list,
Update Notice of our Mod! You said it may be in the commercial version on my ticket

Submitted by adrianio on Tue, 05/07/2019 - 12:52

I don't like this. Soon you will start cutting off features from the free version, won't you?

Maybe you could make it so people with the paid version get a beta for the next update in a different file.

Submitted by FinnT730 on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:49

The thing is, you can't make a paywall for mods.
In other words, if someone makes a mod, and you NEED to pay for that mod, it is against the EULA..
But the overall idea of this is good, but people should not be able to make money with mods. Yes people should be able to donate to the author, but not behind a ad-wall. I hope you see what I mean.
Don't get me wrong, I like the idea, but it should be known as well that people will misuse it somehow

Commercial usage is not just selling the mod but also sharing it using adf.ly for example, or using it on a commercial Minecraft server. Commercial usage of mods is not the only reason / feature that made us decide to think about doing this.