Whatever it is doing to connect over the internet is hosing my machine for a significant amount of time. I can’t launch programs, I can’t surf the web, and it is not even starting to process jobs yet. Eventually, after a long wait, it gives my computer back and kicks in the job processing. I made note of this issue back in 1.2 and 1.3 but had hoped 1.8 would have fixed it. Unfortunately, it’s still an issue.
In addition, Webroot (my anti-virus program) went nuts during the install asking me every few seconds if it was ok to let Lumberyard proceed installing.
Also, this forum could use an “Asset Processor” tag.