Yesterday I had some problems with my net connection and realised I couldnt use Octane.
I decided to take a look at the DONGLE option in the shop, but it seems you get penalised by having some features removed (ORC, livedb etc), and cant convert back to an online license.
I have other software that uses a USB stick as a dongle, but it allows you to connect online any time, and move your licenses back to the server, where they become online licenses again.
Can't you guys look into doing something like this instead?
I miss the old offline mode. It was working well and I don't understand why you decided to remove it.
I use v-ray and it has a "borrow" feature which lets you borrow the license locally for 14 days. You can use V-ray without a net connection and as a bonus it starts up faster too.
I also use Foundry modo, which is an online license, but only needs to authenticate once every 30 days. If your net connection goes down you can still use modo (for up to 30 days).
You need to have some way to deal with possible internet access downtime
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