Part of the problem is unfortunately Poser users. When Genesis came out with out Poser support many Poser users jumped ship and started shopping elsewhere. Gen 4 sales are up at every store but Daz3D. PAs here will only make what is selling here. If no one is buying Gen 4 products then the PAs will not make them.
Most polls show that Studio users and Poser users are split about 50/50. The sales of Genesis products vs Gen 4 products should reflect this…. but they don’t. Because many Poser users stopped buying here after Genesis, PAs are seeing that there is no money in supporting Gen 4 products here.
Support the PAs who make Gen 4 products and you will see more Gen 4 products. I have been trying to do this as much as possible. But I don’t buy products I don’t use, and many of the Gen 4 items that have been released are things that just don’t fit my render style. But I do still buy Gen 4 products here, many older products I didn’t get when first released.
So far I have only purchased 1 Genesis product, just to give it a try. I’m still lousy at Studio and so I haven’t done much with it. All of my other purchases are Gen 4, critters and vehicles, props and stuff.
As one of those Poser users, what were we supposd to purchase? A bunch of stuff that we can’t use? I can’t buy what isn’ t for sale. DS4 doesn’t work on my MacPro, and based on DAZ’s programming prowness, I have no confidence that will change anytime soon. (DAZ soon or otherwise)
Poser compatible products are the new male clothing - the vendors here don’t want to make them. Vendors at other stores do - and they get my money.
I am sorry that the vendors here haven’t figured out that to keep Poser users they are going to have to make products we can use, but it is their responsibility to figure that out. If they were smart, they would make a Gen4 version, a Genesis version and a bundle with both. they could then keep both sets of customers and get some market data on what sells. If it is extra work, well, the vendor has to make a decision.
As a personal note - If the product says Genesis, I ignore it. Even if it comes with a Gen4 version. I do not use Genesis, and I support it as much as DAZ supports non-DAZ products.
It is my money, and NO company gets my loyalty, loyalty to corporations is for suckers.
I do support vendors that make Gen4 products - they just aren’t selling here. The PC stuff this week is Genesis only - what would I do with it.