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aCis - How to get access.
« on: November 27, 2011, 10:24:04 PM »
Freemium is often used in MMO industry : it's the fact to give access to a free content for all, but locking some aspects of gameplay/features for subscribers.

On aCis, the concept is similar, but there is a big difference in the term you can CONTRIBUTE and get updates for free. So yes, contributors got more powers than customers, which got themselves more powers than free users.

In that topic you will find informations concerning :
  • Types of groups
  • Price
  • Terms of Agreement

TYPES OF GROUPS

FREE USERS
  • A free revision will be shared every 10 revisions steps (ex : I commit rev 300, I will share rev 290 for free).
  • The free users got no support, nor hotfix. They use old sources with unfixed stuff, free to them to update sources themselves (based on next free sources or no), share in order to get free updates (and becoming an IC member), or pay in order to be up-to-date (customer).
  • Free users can contribute to project using free sources, and be rewarded for their work (see contributor section).
CUSTOMERS
  • You will have access to latest sources and diff patches.
  • Access to custom && FAQ boards.
  • I will give support for any issue concerning the pack itself. I don't busy about your customs.
  • You can evolve from customer to Outer/Inner Circle status if you're an active member, as free users can do aswell.
  • You haven't access to SVN / Timeline.

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As you pay per revision and not by delay, it means you can have to wait for revisions. Any whine concerning revision delay will be automatically dropped.

OUTER/INNER CIRCLE
  • Free users as customers can reach that status sharing.
  • New/old helpers are part of Outer Circle. It's a needed step in order to enter in Inner Circle. They got access to few internal boards.
  • Main contributors are rewarded by Inner Circle status, they got access to SVN / Timeline, got access to all boards and don't pay any fee.
  • That access is maintained until they stop to contribute or contribution amount becomes too low.

PRICE

TERMS OF AGREEMENT

Using aCis, you accept the following:
  • You can't sell aCis pack, customized or not.
  • You can't share any revision posterior to current free revision.
  • aCis forks are allowed for following conditions:
    • Your pack stays open source (in order useful fixes can be used in the main pack).
    • You can use any of the free versions as base.
    • You don't update it with revisions posterior to current free revision.
Breaking rules lead to following punishements:
  • As Customer/Inner Circle, an immediate forum rank drop. In case you donated, I won't refund your money.
  • No support of any kind.
  • A boycott of your pack, notably your marketing topics, no matter used forums.
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Re: aCis economic model moves on.
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 08:59:27 PM »
Updated on the question of monthly fee (ty Fire about the feedback) and the different groups (Pack User in thinking).
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Re: aCis economic model moves on.
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 08:40:33 AM »
I decided to give more tools to ppl who want to help:
  • Bug archives section is readable anew for normal users (avoid ppl to re-post a bug they think I deleted...)
  • A public workbench is opened, in addition of the private workbench (read the sticky topic on it for more infos about that section)
If you got ideas to feed public workbench, feel free to post ideas / discuss on Tavern about it about it. I give you opportunity to make your proofs, on near anything related to DP side.
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Re: aCis - How to get access.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 07:03:47 PM »
The first topic is simplified, updated and the title is more clear for lazy asses who can't find 1 topic on 10 accessible from guests.

Pack User system will be officially dropped at the end of the week (and users aswell). Eventually a "looking-the-same-but-not-exact-same" rank will be deployed (like for old helpers who don't help anymore, and pack users who helped but not enough) : a sort of pool which next step is suppsoed to be Inner Circle.
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Re: aCis - How to get access.
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 12:57:44 AM »
Updated with experimental freemium system.

You can eventually contact me for more infos, in order I improve the first post before I launch that concept. The next free revision will be 260, we're at rev 255. You can begin to purchase when 260 is out.

Contributors can be included anytime, but for instance you only get access to rev 243 atm (you still can work on scripts folder and such).
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Re: aCis - How to get access.
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2012, 09:26:05 AM »
Edited on Pricing section.

As the free version is anyway delayed of 10 revs, there is no reason you pay for 9 revs. The only "malus" is one revision you will pay will be a free revision in 10 revs (1 month later)... It means I accept 10€ range donation (10/20/30/40/50/...).

I only accept renew/new subscriptions at the end/begin of a 10 revs cycle (as my goal isn't to bother with excel files with who bought what in which date, but developping a pack). Which means I will ignore all donations during that time. If eventually I got left donations which haven't been rewarded, I will activate your account at the end/begin of a 10 revs cycle.

Send me a PM on those forums or on MxC, with terms of agreements (few words about you accepting to donate for aCis) and add your Paypal account and/or name. Why ?
  • I'm not logged on Paypal account every hour of every day (not my goal neither)
  • In case you want to take back your money when I sent you the services, I will have a proof you're a bad customer.
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Re: aCis - How to get access.
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2012, 04:27:29 PM »
Edited terms

Donators are now known as Customers.
Watchers are now Outer Circle, and are one part of the freemium concept (same forum accesses than Customers, minus the Customers section). Outer circle regroups old helpers who didn't help since a while, or newcomers which are "hope" for aCis future (future pretenders at Inner Circle rank).
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Re: aCis - How to get access.
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 09:52:45 PM »
Edited pricing / Customers section

I accept ppl anytime (I will add you on the beginning of a revision cycle). For example, if someone wants to join when rev 263 is out, he will get 260-270.

I give support for any bugs concerning aCis, no matter your server. I still don't busy about your customs issues.
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Re: aCis - How to get access.
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 10:49:06 AM »
Addition of ToA paragraph, slight edition of overall topic.
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Re: aCis - How to get access.
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 08:13:57 PM »
From now, and to easier the Customer rank system, I accept to add you on the end of the current cycle from the moment you pay the end of the current + at least one cycle.

Meaning if we're at rev 328 and you want to get access directly, you have to pay one cycle 10€ (330 - 339) + 2€ (328, 329) = 12€ using family option or 13,2€ (12€ + 10%) with goods or services. In the current example, you get access directly to rev 328 up to rev 339 and dropped at 340.

My point of using cycle is simply to clean ranks fast, notably to avoid to check every rev if someone must be dropped or no. There's not as much problems to add ppl than to remove them, and as a Customer you got the feeling to pay and wait to get access, which can be boring. That's why I drop that limitation.

The limitation still exists for the end of the cycle. You still have to be dropped at a 0 revision (easier management).
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Re: aCis - How to get access.
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2015, 12:06:30 AM »
Edited prices section... Again.

Due to a SweeTs remark, I decided to edit things. People pay a static 10€/cycle, no matter if cycle is almost ended, as you get access to all revisions.

If you hate SweeTs, do it PMing him http://z0r.de/ links.
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Re: aCis - How to get access.
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2017, 05:37:03 PM »
ToA is refreshed to be shorter and cleaner.
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