Thanks for following up folks. It still seems like the crucial point is getting missed though. QUESTION: Why can’t us developers just download assets through a web browser? We’re talking about assets, not games, not engine releases. If that’s not possible, then why not offer a Marketplace-Assets-Only-Launcher that’s separate from the Games launcher? This is especially true and long overdue for Linux devs. After all, Allar and many others have built their own ‘asset downloaders’ in the past. So why not offer something similar, on github at least?
As regards your other advice. To be honest, you need to put this all in a FAQ. Preferably a FAQ that’s highly-visible and linked to every forum page and can include other crucial things which are in Epic’s own interest (such as live workarounds for the bug submission form). Otherwise you’re just inviting more of these kinds of threads, which clearly you don’t want as it isn’t directly engine related. No one here wants to distract the wrong people. So compelled to ask, why is nobody from the Launcher team directly accessible from here anyway?