Is Storyline 3 pointless already?
We are an office of 3 developers. We upgraded from Storyline 2 to 2 360 subscriptions, and then later decided to buy a standalone SL3 for the assistant developer. At the time both versions of software were pretty much the same (apart from all the extra stuff in the 360 app, which would explain the yearly subscription).
The recent release of the modern player was great, and we've started using it in a lot of projects. The only problem is that now our standalone SL3 software can no longer work in the same capacity as the storyline in the 360 app. SL3 has had an update to make it possible to open files with the modern player, but my understanding is that the modern player will remain an exclusive feature of 360.
I know this is only 1 feature I'm talking about. But I had a discussion with someone through the sales chat at Articulate today, and she has more or less said that the standalone SL3 will not really get any more features until there's a SL4, whereas 360 will continue to grow/adapt. I inquired about perhaps getting a discount for a new 360 due to this issue, as it seemed a little unfair to me, but she claimed she was unable to do so. She went on to say we should have gotten a teams subscription for our business. Teams costs US $300 more per year per user, and has all of this extra stuff that we already have elsewhere and wouldn't even use.
Does anyone else think that this is forcing people to get 360 subscriptions? That doesn't seem reasonable to me at all, as the annual subscription cost is pretty big. For example, it costs us around $1,000 less per year to have 3 full Adobe CC suite subscriptions as it would for 3 360 subscriptions! And Adobe CC has 20 software programs in it!
We are now left with a SL3 software that now needs to be replaced with 360 just to keep our office able to work at proper capacity.
Am I the only one with this view? I'd really like to hear some thoughts on this.