Recently I had a bunch of questions regarding usage of the galaxy editor, a tool for Starcraft 2. Since there is both [Starcraft 2] and [Galaxy Editor] tags here, I went asking here right away.
To my surprise, I now have one of the questions put as "off-topic" with a direction to go to GameDev.SE instead (Custom variables/fields for units?). The problem is, on their site there is no [Galaxy Editor] section at all, and [Starcraft] is hardly ever used as well.
Seems to me, that GameDev.SE is more about game development in general, rather than the usage of particular tools shipped with a game. If there is a question about adding a specific SC2 trigger, or modifying a SC2 data field in the Galaxy Editor - is it a generic game development question? I expect getting an answer here more likely...
On the other hand, if questions about modding are forbidden here - that almost completely defeats the purpose of the [Galaxy Editor], as its sole purpose is to create custom maps and mods.
So my question is:
- Here or there? Why here or not here?
- If not here, shouldn't all [Galaxy Editor] questions be actually moved there? Otherwise, I fear we actually split the editor community in half...
- How about other game editors?