I tested the latest preview build and noticed that basically everything is broken now, menus are broken, GUIs are broken, graphics are broken, some newly added features are broken, like verve and all old templates are gone so I have no idea where to start, since there is no documentation for the new stuff.
This thing is far from being able to be released. It feels like things just get added, but never tested, while the testing part is essential. There is also nothing to test it with, since the default assets and levels are the same as since the beginning of our existence.
Development and Community Roles:
This is like one of the worst naming system one could come up with. I'm pretty sure that most people who read "DEVGRU" or "MODGRU" for the first time will have no idea what this is. If you had just named them "Developers" and "Moderators" everyone would instantly understand what it is about and there would be no explaining necessary by you whatsoever. I mean we already have "Administrators" and "Global Moderators" , so why not just stick with this 100% obvious and logical naming system?
Yes, it would be nice to have a documentation, because since you threw the old engine/template design over board, new people have no idea how to do anything now.
A Community Project:
This has been tried for 8 years or so now and never did anything happen. And now it is harder to create anythign with the engine than ever before, which makes it even more unlikely to happen. Btw I have a fully working, fully released community project for like 6 years now, but nobody cares.
If you go and aggressively re-design the engine, you need a major re-design on all fronts and you do not even have the manpower to do the engine part. I would like to do those things, but I barely have time to keep my game going. Usually I update my game to the latest stable version, then I give feedback, fix eventual bugs etc and then wait for the next release, but this is not possible at the moment, so I have no idea where to start, I feel left behind and there is nothing I can do.