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Just to have an overview here, I’ve taken the liberty to monitor this thread and double check the entries (in terms of date of submission first of all), and here you can see the submissions so far, in the order they’ve been posted in this thread.

So, from Left to Right >


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To give you a quick answer : http://3docean.net/forums/thread/cinema-4d-newer-version-support/80004

locking this up as I think we should direct our cumulative anger towards that thread :D

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This isn’t exactly a “startup” anymore now is it? I mean yes, the way it began, but it slowly turned into a full-fledged company, with all good and bad things that come with it, such as support times, increase in employee counts, huge amount of passive income, high costs and profits. Now it’s up to you to order them between good and bad based on the replies within this thread, and that while keeping in mind that companies, as opposed to startups who base their success on hype and a good product alone, have to work much much harder to maintain their userbase happy, and a bit less gaining new business as that happens passively when the userbase is happy enough to talk about it. Food for thought.

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I’ve had longer usage spans from different geo-locations, and over 3 years, I’ve never experienced anything of the sort, except for when I had dns issues. :O

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That said, in my opinion 3DOcean has a tough surface above its head. Studios and agencies, and users alike, will rather get a product from an established marketplace (like the aforementioned), or model something on their own, instead of buying one from 3DOcean. Furthermore, 3DOCean is barely known because advertising of it is practically null.
Amin to that. All of it. Mostly the last part though :D.

Oh well… if one were to wonder why I have “issues” with this, I can anytime in reply question the reasoning behind just putting yet another product to the Marketplace portfolio, only in the hopes of filling an already over-filled niche (unlike with the case of TF / AD and even AJ at the time of their respective creation.)

Hell, actually, I can’t find any other product in the Envato portfolio that targetted a more unfriendly market in terms of competition and that while at the lowest end in terms of publicity and growth initiative…

Thinking a bit further, maybe a rebranding to HdriHill or something might prove to be more productive > less time wasted reviewing models that don’t sell > less frustration creating said models > more time / interest for the general public to consider creating hdri files and panoramas > the sales speak for such a self-moderation towards that target market, where do you add that this would indeed be a “niche” unlike trying to bring a knife to a sword-party thinking you’re special (i.e. small, insignificant, and… serving a purpose long covered by “better tools” :D )

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Oh, snap, ranting on again about a marketplace apparently nobody even cares about :D (if this sounds harsh, maybe just consider checking out how often one has to ask something, within the 3do forums, about a simple thing before it get’s answered by anyone but myself)
Oh shut up – finally your marketplace was the first with the new search and filter functionality. What else do you want :D:D
I know right ? :D:D so shameless of me. We can now effectively filter our way to victory.
What is this 3DOcean you all talk about? :D

It’s similar to Codecanyon&Activeden. The only thing you need to know about them is that you don’t have any items on them yet :D btw, congrats on your 5200th sale! :)

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Looking forward to asking about this again within the next 2 months or so… :D or not.

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Oh, snap, ranting on again about a marketplace apparently nobody even cares about :D (if this sounds harsh, maybe just consider checking out how often one has to ask something, within the 3do forums, about a simple thing before it get’s answered by anyone but myself)
Oh shut up – finally your marketplace was the first with the new search and filter functionality. What else do you want :D:D

I know right ? :D:D so shameless of me. We can now effectively filter our way to victory.

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On another note, it’s oh so nice to see SO many 3DOcean items included. I mean… yeah. Think this is the second bundle without 3DO. The print one I could get…. but really? What, no “items” could be found to fit the profile? ( http://3docean.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&order_by=sales&term=christmas )

I don’t even have enough items to care about it, let alone any that would fit the theme, but I do care for the simple value of the actually contributing authors to 3DO.

Oh, snap, ranting on again about a marketplace apparently nobody even cares about :D (if this sounds harsh, maybe just consider checking out how often one has to ask something, within the 3do forums, about a simple thing before it get’s answered by anyone but myself)

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May people who come to our site through Bundle promotions end up becoming long term buyers (not just of Bundles).
Are they any new member statistics you can share with us like the average percentage increase? Also, if Envato isn’t advertising the bundle outside of the marketplaces and sister-sites, how are we reaching out to new members?

I have 1 word for you. Referral. (*based on the 2 mil+ userbase, even a minor percentage bring in huge amounts of traffic) Which brings us to yet another funky chapter of “fairness” regarding the referral system, but I rather not go that route :D

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