however as everyone here knows xenforo still lacks some useful features that are available on other forum software... and this makes people to think twice before they click the buy button
a good way for xenforo to sell more licenses is extending their license duration from 12 to 18 months. this will make people buy xenforo right now instead of waiting until the features that they are waiting for are implemented. why? because they know that the software comes with 18 months of upgrades so having that is something like a "guarantee". people will think: 'okay i have to wait until this feature gets developed, however my license lasts 18 months and in 18 months i believe that this could be done'... in 12 months? maybe not.
this is win-win deal. xenforo will sell more licenses faster and people will get a very good forum software.