I asked a question about a subclass feature from an Unearthed Arcana article. I know that Unearthed Arcana stuff is playtest material and therefore might not be balanced. That’s why I wanted to clarify it.
In my question I described the problematic situation as it happened in my game, which involved a homebrew magic item. This homebrew magic item itself is not the focus of the question, it’s just related to it. I didn’t mention that there is a homebrew magic item involved, because the problematic situation could also come up with a similar, official magic item.
Another reason why I avoided to mention that I use homebrew stuff is, because it seems to me, that a lot of answers to homebrew-related questions are of lower quality compared to the rest. Plus, answers to such questions tend to be in the vein of “Oh, you use homebrew and now you have a problem? That’s your fault, stupid, we can’t help you with that”.
The people commenting on my question seem to insist on me mentioning that homebrew stuff is involved. I disagree, mainly because a situation like the one that lead to my question could also come up in a game that’s 100% official.
The next time I ask a question about the goings-on in my game, would it be better to come up with a fictional scenario that only involved official stuff, rather than describing what actually happened? That seems stupid to me, but I would probably do it, if I can avoid (unnecessary) discussions in the comments about whether something is homebrew or not.