First i would like to say sorry for your bad experience with the discord, However, we do take the rules seriously over there. We always give multiple warnings, we do not remove unless there is a rule broken. I would also like to take a second to clarify, We always welcome people giving their ideas, Opinions and Experiences. What we do not welcome, is rudeness and trolling to anyone. We are trying to be a welcoming community for everyone and give everyone an enjoyable experience.
Now, I cannot speak for the devs, but from what i have seen, they do try to reply as much as they can, but i doubt they will reply to, like i said, rudeness and trolling. The Lumberyard team we have in there are amazing and do help when they can, they have solved a lot of issues and tried to find resolutions for issues they don’t really know how to solve right off the bat. They work hard and try their best, They are a valuable part of the community there. Are they perfect? No, but they do try.
Also, As for the dev and “Some Portions”, let me clarify, if we are talking about the same dev, of course. He wrote a book, and yes the book does cost money, since 1. Its not easy, and 2. It takes a lot of time and work, Now these most likely aren’t the only two reasons, adding that there may be a cost to publish on Amazon and any fees associated with it. (Can’t say as i’ve never published a book) HOWEVER, He has all the code/examples available on, i believe, Github, For everyone to view and he doesn’t try to hide it either, He lets you know its there for reference.
I recommend both discords, as one may have an answer the other doesn’t and having more places to ask and share your experiences/knowledge is always good in a community and who knows? maybe someone from one community could help the other community significantly. The only way to grow stronger is to work together.
Thank you for voicing your concerns,
Have an amazing dev experience,