At 11/6/13 04:15 AM, LichLordMusic wrote:
At 11/5/13 10:31 PM, JacobCadmus wrote:
I've never had any issues with the ilok service so far but I dread the day it breaks and I have to pay to retrieve the 14 licenses I have on it.
At 11/5/13 09:50 PM, SpaceWhale wrote:
anything involving ilokEXACTLY
Seriously, I already bought four of these things. Their BS service has set me back so much.
1st iLok --- Stopped working randomly
2nd iLok --- WOULD NOT REGISTER MY LICENSES
3rd iLok -- Works fine
4th iLok -- So I don't have to deal with this when my 3rd one inevitably decides to crap out on me.
But really, it's messed up how they do this to us with the insurance:
Pay for the insurance? Yeah that's fine, except there is a "cooldown" period that lasts a couple days before you can actually use their insurance service.
So after the first iLok, I bought the insurance on my 2nd iLok knowing stupid stuff can happen... So then I go out on a trip to Los Angeles to look at some film I'm supposed to do music for and just visit some friends. I usually bring my production-on-the-go laptop with me to see if I can provide some demos for the producers while I was there... All I needed to do was to make some final adjustments and render out my demo, but I needed iLok to work to load the instruments.
Yep, it broke, so I thought I was in the clear and could just get another one and transfer new licenses. WELL GUESS WHAT. that stupid cooldown period wasn't over, and if I wanted to bypass the cooldown I'd have fork over 100$
So to anyone using iLok for libraries that do this stuff for a living, you absolutely need that insurance and having a second one on hand is also a good idea. They usually have them in stock at places like Guitar Center too if there's one around you.
I mean I'm all for the whole anti-piracy thing but I wish they made their device more reliable and make the whole process a bit less stressful to those who have strict time constraints. >__<
Sorry for the rant, it was not a fun experience.
TL;DR -- iLok blows.