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Introducing the Unity Plus Accelerator Pack: Get further faster, with Amplify Shader, UFPS, and Play

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Jacob_Unity, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Jacob_Unity

    Jacob_Unity

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    Wanting to boost your productivity so you can focus your energy on the aspects of your project that inspire you the most? For a limited time only, new Unity Plus subscribers will receive the Accelerator Pack, which includes the top-selling productivity tools Amplify Shader, Ultimate FPS, and Playmaker -- all included free! These assets will help maximize your development time, get you closer to publishing, and save you a few headaches along the way.


    To find out more, check out our announcement blog or the Accelerator Pack page.
     
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  2. moonjump

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    I know you are trying to do something positive, but please note making it for new subscriptions only will have unintended consequences.

    People will put off subscriptions after this offer period until there is a new offer, and it this offer will annoy existing subscribers. You are penalising loyalty and casting doubt into new customers.

    I say this as a potential Plus subscriber who is not in a position to start paying now as I am busy with other work. Not that I have much use for this offer, but maybe the next one... (see the point I am making?)
     
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  3. Balthamet

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    As a current Plus subscriber with a subscription expiring in three months, I won't be continuing my subscription. I will simply wait until there is some sort of offer like this where I get something as a bonus for subscribing. Why pay the same money as the next guy when I am getting less?
     
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  4. arrested_games

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    Any plans to make these available to existing plus customers?
     
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  6. Kiwasi

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    I'm starting to wish I hadn't signed up for plus when it was first announced, and instead waited for one of these bribe offers.

    Perhaps next time.
     
  7. dizzysloth

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    So the way I understand it in order to get this deal one needs to sign a 12 month contract. If that is the case why in the world exclude current plus customers. If they are willing to move onto a 12 month contract why would Unity not want them to sign that?
     
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  8. Kiwasi

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    Because we already are locked in in twelve month contracts. :p
     
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  9. dizzysloth

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    If people are willing to extend the contract by 12 months why not let them?

    I considered the deal but it would be cheaper for me to just buy those assets then go to plus. At where I am in development I don't see the value of plus.
     
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  10. jsadler

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    What about pro users who have their licenses provided by console venders? Would we be eligible?
     
  11. sfbaystudios

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    Yes, this seems very short sighted. For those of us who signed up for Unity Pro subscription already...even though we didn't *have* to right away, a bad taste may start to fester.
     
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  12. NeatWolf

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    I'm beginning to think that owning a perpetual license and upgrading to Pro was a bad move: I didn't receive any offer to transition from Personal to Plus, and I'm also stuck with the EULA to only be able to collaborate with other Pro subscribers only. Sure, I have a 40% discount on some assets, but nothing extra like this.

    Do I have to pay 2 subscriptions to collaborate with freelancers using Plus, without falling back to personal?
     
  13. moonjump

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    As the EULA stands, you really need a separate subscription for each team you work with, which makes Unity not suitable for freelance work.

    The reason you need one for each subscription is a team might move from Plus to Pro or Plus to Pro, and they must move all licences used on a project. An example: If you work with a Plus team who goes Pro, you need to move the subscription used with them to allow their project to continue, but you cannot move the subscription because of the other Plus teams you worked with, hence the need for separate subscriptions.

    Plus is a great addition by Unity, but the EULA has not been sufficiently updated to support it's use by anyone other than lone developers.
     
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  14. NeatWolf

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    Yeah, I sadly know that, it was kind of a rethorical question, since I know the issue hasn't been solved yet, I got in touch with the Support months ago and nothing has changed yet. There is still a lot of confusion about the topic since many don't read the EULA at all or give their personal "fair use" interpretations. Not even the Unity Staff dared to take any responsibility about giving a specific official interpretation of the EULA in some points.
    I also found some companies just getting surprised when I begin talking and worrying about the EULA, like they never cared for decades! I'm losing a lot of opportunities because of this, since "you're worrying too much, no one cares about this"!

    I know it's now off-topic, but having to buy a different license to be "safe" you're going to be able to accept a job is still killing freelancing. I wished at least the Pro license was able to collaborate with lower subscription tiers!
    /OT OFF
     
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  15. Anop

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    Download from where?
     
  16. lumeneo

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    My IT guy just bought Plus for a job. He didn't see the offer, because he doesn't care. Can we get the deal somehow?
     
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  17. metaldc4life

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    I already know it was a bad move on my part with Unity Plus.. =/
    when my unity contract is up on plus i won't get it again!
    IMO.. =)

    Just my two cents.. xD
     
  18. metaldc4life

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    No i don't think we can.. ="/
     
  19. lumeneo

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    Within 30 days, then yes!


    From the FAQ on this page:
    https://store.unity.com/offer/unity-accelerator-pack

    If I am already a Plus or Pro subscriber, can I get the Accelerator Pack?

    If you subscribed to Plus or Pro within the last 30 days, you are eligible to receive the Accelerator Pack at no charge — please contact Unity Support to request access to your Accelerator Pack and they will be happy to assist you.

    Beginning April 1st: If you subscribed to Plus or Pro more than 30 days ago, we are pleased to announce that we are able to offer you the Accelerator Pack for $75 — a significant discount of 60% off the retail value of these assets ($190). If you would like to purchase the Accelerator Pack for this special discounted price, please send an email to get@unity3d.com and reference your Unity ID email. You are welcome to contact us in advance, but please be aware that we will only be able to start processing transactions on April 1. Requests to purchase the Accelerator Pack will be processed in the order they are received.​
     
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  20. Xyn333

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    “New Subscriber” means a person who has newly subscribed for Unity Plus via the Unity Plus Accelerator Pack campaign page within the Campaign Period; newly subscribed Enterprise customers of Unity Plus shall be considered “New Subscribers” at Unity’s sole discretion. For greater certainty, to qualify as a “New Subscriber” a person must not have licensed Unity Plus previously (renewing does not count as newly subscribing) or downgraded from Unity Pro to Unity Plus. -- WHAT THE F***,, this is everyone that goes to the page
     
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  21. v_mace_v

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    Kinda blows for us who have been subscribed to plus from the beginning. Maybe get one for free? Would love Amplify Shader Editor ;)
     
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  22. Hauhau

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    Drat, on Plus since beginning and bought Playmaker not long ago. Great package but yeah, kind of a bummer seeming excluded.
     
  23. Jonny-Roy

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    As a long time Unity customer with a Pro subscription, I feel my teeth being kicked as we speak...
     
  24. BobOfTibia

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    So, a new/extra pack just got added to this deal this morning, do people who purchase pack/deal, like yesterday(The boat I'm in)get this added pack?
     
  25. julianr

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    So, people paying a subscription already that has started after 30 days do not get anything other than a discount - not a good way to keep your existing customer base Unity! Ongoing renewals is what you need to sustain growth and look after your loyal customers - at least with a loyalty scheme.
     
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  26. JulianKS

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    How does upgrading from Plus to Pro at a later date come into play with this too?

    So let's say I sign a 12 month contract through this deal. I get Plus.
    Then my project gets big enough that I need the Unlimited revenue cap (what a dreamer, right?). But I still have x amount of months left on my contract.

    Is there a way to upgrade the remaining portion of the contract and maintain the license to the other benefits, or do I have to just purchase Pro separately while the Plus contract runs out?
     
  27. Markedavis2001

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    I've been trying to compare what's in Unity Plus vs. the free version and I'm having trouble. For example, I understand Unity pathfinding isn't in the free version but it's in Plus. But I can't find that mentioned anywhere in the comparison matrix.

    Unless I'm mistaken, I'm wondering what else might not be spelled out? Any ideas?
     
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  28. jasonllapp

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    Wow I was so excited to be getting the Accelerator Pack, now I guess not. ohh well guess it's time to learn c++.
     
  29. evand

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    This is the first time I've actually felt like Unity wasn't working in its user's interests. I had planned on maintaining my subscription, but I guess the better strategy is just to wait for a deal.

    I was searching all over looking for how to get this while adding 12 months to my subscription, but apparently old user don't count?
     
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  30. cendere

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  31. Benume

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    I has subscribed for Unity Plus before May 31. How can i get assets. I couldn't find any information for that
     
  32. BobOfTibia

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    They send you an Email with codes, go to your profile and use the codes to get the assets.

    Note: The assets don't come with any further updates.
     
  33. DVstudio

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    I haven't gotten any codes for these freebies yet. Anyone else?
     
  34. NothAU

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    I got the accelerator pack pretty much straight away, but I haven't received anything for the essentials pack yet
     
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  35. needforbleed

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    Same here
     
  36. Onsterion

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    Will there be a new Accelerator Pack for the new Unity 2017?
     
  37. needforbleed

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    I don't know
     
  38. waverz

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    So what about the four essential packs that should available on June 30 ??
    @Jacob_Unity
     
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  39. scausey

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    I'm beginning to think t his was bad idea. June 30th has come and gone and not a word?
     
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  40. SquadMc

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    Sadly the same here. Accelerator pack straight away...no notifications regarding the essentials. Would be nice to have them for sure :)
     
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  41. SoftImage

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    Yes nothing and no news till yet what's wrong!
     
  42. TonCoder

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    Definitely would like to know what's the deal with the accelerator pack that was offered by June 30th.
     
  43. dayero

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    Yep, no essentials pack here either. No announcements, explanations or apologies for a delay either. It's not like they need to be in a hurry though, they already got our money.
     
  44. TonCoder

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    I was notified yesterday after emailing them on Monday that they will start sending emails on Tuesday. Based on their customer support I should have it no later than Wednesday. Keep your eyes peeled and check your spam folder.

    Cheers!
     
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  45. SquadMc

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    Hey there. Update regarding my "I did not get anything neither"-post from friday: Got the mail enabling me to select the essentials pack. Thanks to Unity and hope you all got yours too! Best
     
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  46. TonCoder

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    Could anyone please post the extra essential packs that are available. I'd like to see which would be my choice before I buy something on the asset store and am able to just get it free from these.
     
  47. dayero

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    you can still see them on the expired offer page in the background.
    https://store.unity.com/de/offer/unity-accelerator-pack


    also update: i just got the email that directs me to the page where i can choose a pack . Now it's up to two more days until delivery of the vouchers. If that actually happens that's an acceptable delay, i'd give them a 4 star review ;-)
     
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  48. AndreaP

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    Are the essential pack emails still being sent? I have not received it yet

    Update: just received mine :)
     
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  49. Ninjaox

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    i haven't received my email to chose which essential pack yet
     
  50. Metron

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    I wonder who I'd have to contact for the essential packs. I took 3 subscriptions but had only access to 2 packs...