That is a valid point, not everyone wants a discord account or has room for 1 more server. But, the purpose of the alpha is for rapid mod developer feedback. There is nothing to be gained from someone who finds a bug but doesn't talk to us in the discord chat about that bug. We also regularly maintain discord pins with known workarounds to issues we are currently working on. If people were posting here in the forums, the developers might never see it, or the back and forth time required to discuss an issue on a forum like this would be too frustrating to troubleshoot issues with. On the discord, we can immediately narrow down causes of issue.You do have to keep in mind though that Discord has problems from time to time, as an example: I've hit this when trying to get information on a Starbound mod pack who's author has decided to do the very same thing and have information about the pack locked in some channel on some discord. I've also hit this problem trying to look up information on various Terraria Mods themselves who's mod authors have retreated away from these community forums for who knows WHAT reason...
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Not everyone can join every single discord server just for information, so making it (referring to the announcement you referred to above...) publicly available on this thread would also help. Just saying.