Website Transfer

Sunday, May 15, 2011

You can now transfer your Procyon game licenses yourself, on the web.

I've always claimed that my licensing system gives you "the best of copy-ok and transfer-ok." It's not possible with the current permission system to sell an item that is actually copy- and transfer-ok, because people would just make their own copies and sell them. But it's nice to have a copy-ok object, just in case it ever breaks or doesn't rez properly. And it's also nice to have a transfer-ok object, so you can give it to someone else. Second Life merchants generally have to choose which way to go.

But with licensing, you can have both. You can redeliver your game to yourself at any time, and keep multiple copies in your inventory, so you don't have to worry about rez errors, like a copy-ok object. And you can transfer your license to an alt, or give it as a gift, like a transfer-ok object. So you get the best of both worlds.

Except, in order to transfer your license, you had to send me a message and ask me to do it. I have to register the change in the Procyon Games database. People don't transfer their licenses very often, so it wasn't a huge deal.

But I've now implemented self-service transfers. Any Procyon game owner can visit the Customer section of the web site, click the Transfer link, and send their license to anyone else. You don't have to wait for me; it happens instantly. It will even deliver a new copy of the game to the recipient.

Be careful! Transferring your license is permanent. The other person becomes the new owner of the game. Your own games will stop working, and if you regret your transfer the only way to get it back is if the new owner decides to transfer it back to you.

If you own multiple licenses, you can transfer some or all of them to the new owner.

Give it a try, let me know what you think.



Nice feature, Rifkin! As always, you're tops in customer support.

Kas Kwietz said...
May 15, 2011 at 8:13 PM  

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