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    1. bossland

      bossland Administrator

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      Dear Buddies,


      You might still remember the time, back in June 2009 where we started selling the first Lifetimes for 60,00 EUR. The price as it was then, is still the same.


      Since 2009 a lot of bots came to market and left the market, most of them could not stand up in the legal battles against Blizzard or were afraid to get into one and they closed.


      We are still here. We currently have 2 cases at the Federal Court of Justice of Germany and 2 more at their doorstep.


      However, we believe, that our business model with Lifetimes for Honorbuddy has to come to an end.


      All existing Lifetimes will stay the way they are. As will all Lifetimes bought before 1st June 2016.


      From June 1st 2016 we will change the prices as following:


      1 Year 1 Session for 24.98 EUR
      1 Year 3 Sessions for 59.98 EUR
      1 Month 1 Session for 12.95 EUR


      Thanks for your support over the last 7 years. You can discuss our decision here.



      [size=+1]Frequently Asked Questions[/size]
      After June 1st, will it still be possible to upgrade from 1 to 3 sessions, with an existing lifetime key?
      • The 1-to-3 lifetime session upgrades (Honorbuddy, Demonbuddy) will be available until 1-Jun-2016
      • After that, the upgrades will no longer be available.
      Basically, after 1-Jun-2016, Lifetime sessions will no longer be available for purchase in any form.​

      What happened to my Lifetime sessions?
      On 17-Jan-2017, Bossland GmbH made a post—Important Change for Honorbuddy, Demonbuddy and HearthBuddy Lifetime Users—regarding changes to Lifetime keys. Follow up posts in the thread provide details as to how the situation must be handled. But basically, Lifetime session keys were changed to no longer work with Honorbuddy v3 two years after their first use with any Honorbuddy version.

      When Honorbuddy v1 reached its end-of-life, Honorbuddy v1 lifetimes were converted to Honorbuddy v2 lifetimes free of charge. When Honorbuddy v2 reached its end-of-life, Bossland GmbH decided not to continue with that policy. As stated in the thread, Honorbuddy v2 is still available for use, but will not work with the newer (i.e., 'Legion') game content, and combat changes made to the classes. Honorbuddy v2 will still work on the server versions for which it was designed, and its lifetime keys are still valid.

      Since a Lifetime license has always been the cheapest alternative after three months of use (vs. the monthly subscription license plan), the 'two years since first use' is more than generous, even if the bot is only used very casually.
       
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    2. Thecamel

      Thecamel Community Developer

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      Again thank you for keeping lifetimers :)

      I Might just go buy 21 more keys however :p
       
    3. ares0027

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      first time buyer, purchased for 1 month, and if it is as it is advertised, i have time to buy a lifetime :p
       
    4. Dominowood

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      And what will happen to those keys that have long been bought ? They have a lifetime will not change ?
       
    5. Aion

      Aion Well-Known Member Buddy Store Developer

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      Read it again, please:
       
    6. anubite

      anubite Banned

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      Cool, everything gets price increases these days and you do deserve better income to fight blizzard.
      It's great you will honor existing keys though however it's still a good price for 1 year for what you pay for in those packages you have.
       
    7. Owneth

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      Bringing in the panic sales! Nice job Bossland! Great business strategy! Thank you for honoring your previous engagements of business however. Solid move.
       
    8. foam_follower

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      Can I assume that the increase in price reflects an increase in HB's security and detection prevention?

      Simple curiosity.
       
    9. AknA

      AknA Well-Known Member Buddy Store Developer

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      The prices doesn't change at all, it's the same price as before, the only thing that changes is that if you buy one after June 1st you won't get a lifetime but 1 year instead.
       
    10. Frayman

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      You know what happens when you assume right! ...never "ass-u-me" anything
       
    11. thomjan

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      First post in like ever to comment on this... but

      You should have huuuuge creds for keeping the existing lifetime membership the way they are.

      Good job and good luck!!
       
    12. UnderratedPost

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      hb already has the best security and detection prevention

      Well done increasing the price but you should have made it much more expensive! I know for other games you have to pay 20 euros a month!!
       
    13. Raaz

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      If it gets raised too high the casual botters will not purchase it. When there is a high base of users the price can stay competitive at a reduced price vs cost of updating and maintaining the program. Revenue is then gained through quantity.

      Exactly!
       
    14. Drejer

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      Will it still be possible to upgrade from 1 to 3 sessions, with an existing lifetime key?
       
    15. chinajade

      chinajade Well-Known Member Moderator Buddy Core Dev

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      Hi, Drejer, and most excellent question.

      We double-checked with Bossland, and this is what he said:
      • The 1-to-3 lifetime session upgrades (Honorbuddy, Demonbuddy) will be available until 1-Jun-2016
      • After that, the upgrades will no longer be available.
      Basically, after 1-Jun-2016, Lifetime sessions will no longer be available for purchase in any fashion.

      cheers,
      chinajade
       
    16. Nightcrawler12

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      I appreciate Chinajade responding; thanks HB for changing the pricing structure. I'm looking forward to you guys spending all of your legion earnings....
       
    17. Owneth

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      I think 3 years or so would have been a solid move too. 1 year for the same price as lifetime? Makes no sense to me.
       
    18. Nightcrawler12

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      I support it HB, go crazy.
       
    19. WinterWonder

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      More money inn = more resources for development.
      Smart choise.
      Good luck against Blizz
       
    20. GIVEMEANAME

      GIVEMEANAME Active Member

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      Tbh I thought this change would of happened sooner, I even thought the Lifetime option was gone already hah

      In the time ive been here, its been nothing but fun and enjoyable.

      HB simply works along with DB, and I can truly say ive got/had my moneys worth.

      Heres to the future of HB !!
       
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