I’ve been a user of the DevForum since it’s inception, and while I’m happy to see the community grow, the Development Discussion board seems to have heavily regressed in terms of topic quality. The issue seems intrinsic of how broad the category of the board is. You won’t find much interesting technical discussion because it’s all buried under waves of people talking about the same things over and over.
Over the past year or so I’ve seen a dramatic uptick in the amount of topics that focus on open-ended rhetorical questions, and I just don’t see any real value coming from most of these discussions. Without a clear focus for what they should be about, these new wave users have followed the trendy behavior of other users who post on the board, and it has continuously downgraded as a result.
So to put it as simply as possible, it would be cool if we could see this board broken up into specific topical categories to reduce its dilution of topics. In particular I’d really like to see more niche technical discussions from people who are looking to push the engine forward and innovate. It could also be broken down into topics like 3D modeling, art, music and sounds, game design, best practices, hiring logistics, etc.