Author Topic: Corona Subscription Update by CHAOS  (Read 7372 times)

2022-10-17, 11:09:39

Peter A.

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Hello,

Just got an email from Chaos Support with notification of Corona Subscription changes.
This is a bit confusing, stating that I will get one month of some Corona Premium for current price of 24,99 Eur (excl tax). After that, they say I will be charged 59,90 Eur (excluding tax).

I do not plan to pay double price, as we were told that price for long-term users will not change until we cancel current subscription.

Also, there is an offer of Corona Solo sub. plan (license fixed to one computer), but there is no info about pricing. I also cannot see anything about it in my account overview.

In general, a lot is happening with Corona but the process is CHAOS. Can somebody clarify the situation?

Thank you in advance.

Peter
« Last Edit: 2022-10-17, 12:09:05 by Peter A. »

2022-10-17, 11:17:46
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iPeg

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As a long time user of more than 5+ years I immediately logged in an cancelled my subscription.

I had to pay the 30+€ previously out of my own Pocket (even though I use Corona at work) I'm not going to 60+€ per Month. I was very close to switching to Blender and free renderers anyways and this just pushed me over the edge.

2022-10-17, 11:32:41
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from 29.99€ to 59.90€ ! it's not very respectable to change us without our agreement on an offer twice as expensive... You offer us 1 month at 29.9€ in order to hope that we forget to change our offer?

Please do something for indie users we can't pay this price !

2022-10-17, 11:52:52
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I was allready paying €50 a month and also wondered what made the price increase from €20 to €50 after Chaos took Corona Renderer.
I think it is a shame that almost all software is now on subscription base.
Last month I cancelled my Adobe subscription and bought the Affinity packages and Davinci Resolve. This one time payment equals a 7 month subscription to Adobe. After these 7 months I can think about upgrading my hardware instead of continuously installing updates that gradually gets slower with each release.
Considered switching to another renderer but I am so hooked to Corona for its easy setup and I use it in almost any project so I just have to stick to it.

I do like the addition of Phoenix, Player and Scans but I did not really ask for this huge price increase
I will give it a spin for a few months and think will eventually be switching to Corona-solo if this still supports my tiny four computer renderfarm.

Ceasare

2022-10-17, 11:53:53
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Hello Corona Team,
I would also like to get more info as the obtained email is quite confusing. I don't need the Premium licence as I do not use Cinema4D, Cosmos and also any of the other new additions.
There is no info about the solo license. I would like to ask if the at least one render node is included in the solo model, or do I have to buy two solo licences for the purpose of adding a render node?

PS: Also I would like to mention, that I keeping fingers crossed to Corona renderer from the first testrenders on Maxarea forum and I was happy to see what a great product it became. It perfectly fit my needs, and I think lot of indie and small scale creators were happy as well. I also understand, that development has it's price, and there is also the economy crisis as well,  so the 25% price increase after acquisition was still ok. But the nowadays politics of companies to add the features I don´t need (not talking about other creator needs, but I already have a massive library of models I have built/bought, own scatter solutions, cloud services etc. ) and to increase the price in the same time, most often without possibility of of other suitable options makes me quite sad. Same goes with the Substance painter, 3D&CAD programs etc. But I guess it´s a trend these days we have to pay...

PS2: Also wondering how this will affects the renderfarms prices

Thank you in advance for the reply regarding my question.

Jan
« Last Edit: 2022-10-17, 12:03:15 by JanoD »

2022-10-17, 12:41:13
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Ondra

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Hi,
we are in the middle of a release and the emails were sent in wrong order. While the Premium subscription with Phoenix/Scans/Player is more expensive, there is also Solo with just Corona for €322.80/year. Legacy monthly users (who pay monthly without interruption and were able to keep the old prices) can switch to yearly payments, which is essentially the same for them (they are subscribed without interruption), just 1 yearly payment instead of 12 monthly. You should get the rest of the information about plans and your options today.
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2022-10-17, 14:12:37
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Really confusing!
First I got an email telling me, that my subscription has changed, but the prize is the same. Then 1 and a half hour later, I got an email telling me that my prize is gone up, and now Ondra says something I don't fully understand...
What's going on? Could we please be correctly informed in a way that can't be misunderstood.
Thanks.

2022-10-17, 14:28:22
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For now, see (link removed as it was just temporary to inform people of what was happening during the site and product wide updates) - can't get the full picture til all the information is out (and as Ondra noted, due to some things we couldn't control, the sequence of things going out was not as we wanted, which is why it seems confusing, sorry)
« Last Edit: 2022-10-17, 19:56:08 by TomG »
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2022-10-17, 14:37:04
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Peter A.

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For now, see (link removed as it was just temporary to inform people of what was happening during the site and product wide updates) - can't get the full picture til all the information is out (and as Ondra noted, due to some things we couldn't control, the sequence of things going out was not as we wanted, which is why it seems confusing, sorry)

Thank you Tom! Glad to have you here!
« Last Edit: 2022-10-17, 19:56:30 by TomG »

2022-10-17, 14:58:56
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TomG

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You are welcome! Please bear with us, excuse our dust, and all those humorous signs you see at building sites ;)
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2022-10-17, 15:10:11
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Thank you all for bringing more light into this. Godspeed with C9, looking forward to it!

2022-10-17, 17:50:18
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Will the solo license we have now still have access to cosmos? Also do we need to change it from premium to solo manually? I am just worried I will end up paying $70 dollars on my next bill!

2022-10-17, 18:08:07
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Ondra

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Solo comes with Cosmos, yes. You will have to contact our support to change the plan from Premium into Solo
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2022-10-17, 18:19:51
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loomen

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Thanks Ondra,

This had me worried for a bit, but glad I can still continue with the solo plan+cosmos.

2022-10-17, 18:25:44
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There is also at least 30 days before any charge comes in at the new pricing, so that everyone has time to make a considered decision - we're still working through getting all the info out to everyone :)
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