I recommend The Dev Shop here: https://discord.gg/xduxqJ7
The linked discord here is a really bad discord because they only want to appease Lumberyard devs and do not allow constructive criticism because it frightens off Lumberyard devs. It’s pretty pathetic just how sycophantic they are.
I think most people would find a friendlier and more constructive atmosphere at the dev shop.
Just as an example, I said that the docs should be a wiki since they are so incredibly slow to update very important information and I said if anyone cared enough they should change an error that was in the docs. For this I was banned. I was banned because I was already warned not to give constructive criticism before because they want to foster a positive attitude so that the lumberyard devs stick around. But anyone who has been part of any kind of community recognizes how toxic that is to a community. And my experience in the discord promoted here is that it’s filled with elitist developers who scoff at indie and beginners or hobbyists and appear to get extremely irritated when people request pretty basic directions (it doesn’t help that the docs are so poorly updated).
Anyway, that’s just my two cents. I think promoting Finchy’s discord et al is extremely bad for the lumberyard community.
Another issue I had was that one of the lumberyard devs had tried to sell me his tutorial series in DM (we met through this discord) and when I told him I couldn’t afford he said I could get free access to some portions. I asked how I could do that and he totally ignored my request and then immediately blocked me. It was extremely unprofessional. Anyway, that’s my experience with this discord.
Again, I highly recommend The Dev Shop. It’s ran by a hobbyist and someone who actually cares about users and isn’t elitist and presumptuous.