And they keep mentioning Magento Commerce Cloud, but my Magento version says "Magento/2.2 (Community)" and looking through my composer.lock and composer.json files I cannot find the following deprecated packages they mention:
For this reason I'm not sure if my particular version of Magento 2 actually requires the ece-tools. I'd like to know for sure before I start modifying the composer.lock and composer.json files as I don't want to mess anything up.
If someone could let me know in laymans terms what ece-tools are and if I actually need them for my site I would greatly appreciate it.
ece-tool is required for Magento commerce cloud. If you are using Magento Opensource and not hosting with Magento then you do not need ece-tool. You can read about the ece-tool on the below link to know more about it.