Why are mods so popular amongst the PC crowd?

#131youshallbeasgodPosted 12/11/2012 6:28:48 PM
Mods = Free DLC
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#132R41NB0W-D45HPosted 12/11/2012 7:01:53 PM
Because PC gamers belong to one of two groups of people. People with ridiculously high quality standards, and people with ridiculously low quality standards. The people that treat mods as "free DLC" belong to the latter group, while people that use mods to enhance the overall quality of the game belong to the former. People that play on consoles usually belong in the middle ground. They don't have very high, nor very low quality standards; They're usually happy enough with what they get, provided it suits their gaming needs.

This is why mods are so popular with PC gamers. They apply to two groups of people, while the vanilla game only applies to one. At least, that's my theory.
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#133strifechug2Posted 12/11/2012 7:08:08 PM
It kinda sucks when you can control every aspect of the game via the keyboard =/
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#134Bigj089Posted 12/11/2012 7:19:19 PM
R41NB0W-D45H posted...
Because PC gamers belong to one of two groups of people. People with ridiculously high quality standards, and people with ridiculously low quality standards. The people that treat mods as "free DLC" belong to the latter group, while people that use mods to enhance the overall quality of the game belong to the former. People that play on consoles usually belong in the middle ground. They don't have very high, nor very low quality standards; They're usually happy enough with what they get, provided it suits their gaming needs.

This is why mods are so popular with PC gamers. They apply to two groups of people, while the vanilla game only applies to one. At least, that's my theory.


If anything wouldn't that mean the console players have the lowest standards seeing as theyre fine with the base game while PC players think its improved with mods?
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#135youshallbeasgodPosted 12/11/2012 7:22:29 PM
The best mods are better than stuff in the final game, especially weapon mods.
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#1361618dudePosted 12/11/2012 7:40:23 PM
R41NB0W-D45H posted...
Because PC gamers belong to one of two groups of people. People with ridiculously high quality standards, and people with ridiculously low quality standards. The people that treat mods as "free DLC" belong to the latter group, while people that use mods to enhance the overall quality of the game belong to the former. People that play on consoles usually belong in the middle ground. They don't have very high, nor very low quality standards; They're usually happy enough with what they get, provided it suits their gaming needs.

This is why mods are so popular with PC gamers. They apply to two groups of people, while the vanilla game only applies to one. At least, that's my theory.

I loled. Such a pathetic theory.
#137R41NB0W-D45HPosted 12/11/2012 7:43:01 PM
Bigj089 posted...
R41NB0W-D45H posted...
Because PC gamers belong to one of two groups of people. People with ridiculously high quality standards, and people with ridiculously low quality standards. The people that treat mods as "free DLC" belong to the latter group, while people that use mods to enhance the overall quality of the game belong to the former. People that play on consoles usually belong in the middle ground. They don't have very high, nor very low quality standards; They're usually happy enough with what they get, provided it suits their gaming needs.

This is why mods are so popular with PC gamers. They apply to two groups of people, while the vanilla game only applies to one. At least, that's my theory.


If anything wouldn't that mean the console players have the lowest standards seeing as theyre fine with the base game while PC players think its improved with mods?


Not really what I meant. Only real way to explain it is by linking to actual mods.

This type of mod, for example, would be for those with high quality standards.
http://newvegas.nexusmods.com/mods/40040
It adds plenty of content that fits in with the rest of the game, but doesn't change the game itself. The game is still the vanilla game, it just has a couple minor [Or major] enhancements to gameplay, graphics, things like that.

This type of mod, however, is for those with low quality standards.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20496
Something that adds content that doesn't fit with the overall theme of the game, doesn't make sense being in the game, but adds additional content. Now, that one that I linked wasn't the worst example I could think of. One of the mods I checked out on Steam has apparently been removed by its author, hopefully because they realized how terrible it was. But in both cases, they're both clearly amateur-quality. The one I was going to link had original voice acting - That sounded like some fifteen-year-old kid talking into the cheapest computer microphone available with an American accent. Not even an attempt at a Nordic accent. They were made to personalize your own experience, regardless of how badly it impact's the game's balance, theme, anything. It's just there to add new things. Overall, they generally lower the quality of the game itself, regardless of how much the individual may enjoy them. Hence, low quality standards.

People on consoles, at least the ones that fit into the middle ground as stated earlier, are content with what they get - Which is professional-quality content. Official mods that fit in with the rest of the game, and are made by actual professionals that know what they're doing. Usually with professional voice acting and other such. Not an unrealistic expectation, but much higher than those that view amateur-made mods as no different than the official release.
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#138R41NB0W-D45HPosted 12/11/2012 7:49:04 PM
1618dude posted...
R41NB0W-D45H posted...
Because PC gamers belong to one of two groups of people. People with ridiculously high quality standards, and people with ridiculously low quality standards. The people that treat mods as "free DLC" belong to the latter group, while people that use mods to enhance the overall quality of the game belong to the former. People that play on consoles usually belong in the middle ground. They don't have very high, nor very low quality standards; They're usually happy enough with what they get, provided it suits their gaming needs.

This is why mods are so popular with PC gamers. They apply to two groups of people, while the vanilla game only applies to one. At least, that's my theory.

I loled. Such a pathetic theory.


This person is a perfect example of the latter group. So deluded into thinking that everything PC is superior that anybody that thinks otherwise has an invalid or pathetic opinion. In other words, the average PC neckbeard that will never have friends, and still can't unlatch himself from his mother's teat enough to move out of her basement. Probably doesn't bathe, either. Considers heavy sweating enough of a bath to go another week.
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#139Bigj089Posted 12/11/2012 8:15:39 PM
R41NB0W-D45H posted...
Bigj089 posted...
R41NB0W-D45H posted...
Because PC gamers belong to one of two groups of people. People with ridiculously high quality standards, and people with ridiculously low quality standards. The people that treat mods as "free DLC" belong to the latter group, while people that use mods to enhance the overall quality of the game belong to the former. People that play on consoles usually belong in the middle ground. They don't have very high, nor very low quality standards; They're usually happy enough with what they get, provided it suits their gaming needs.

This is why mods are so popular with PC gamers. They apply to two groups of people, while the vanilla game only applies to one. At least, that's my theory.


If anything wouldn't that mean the console players have the lowest standards seeing as theyre fine with the base game while PC players think its improved with mods?


Not really what I meant. Only real way to explain it is by linking to actual mods.

This type of mod, for example, would be for those with high quality standards.
http://newvegas.nexusmods.com/mods/40040
It adds plenty of content that fits in with the rest of the game, but doesn't change the game itself. The game is still the vanilla game, it just has a couple minor [Or major] enhancements to gameplay, graphics, things like that.

This type of mod, however, is for those with low quality standards.
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/20496
Something that adds content that doesn't fit with the overall theme of the game, doesn't make sense being in the game, but adds additional content. Now, that one that I linked wasn't the worst example I could think of. One of the mods I checked out on Steam has apparently been removed by its author, hopefully because they realized how terrible it was. But in both cases, they're both clearly amateur-quality. The one I was going to link had original voice acting - That sounded like some fifteen-year-old kid talking into the cheapest computer microphone available with an American accent. Not even an attempt at a Nordic accent. They were made to personalize your own experience, regardless of how badly it impact's the game's balance, theme, anything. It's just there to add new things. Overall, they generally lower the quality of the game itself, regardless of how much the individual may enjoy them. Hence, low quality standards.

People on consoles, at least the ones that fit into the middle ground as stated earlier, are content with what they get - Which is professional-quality content. Official mods that fit in with the rest of the game, and are made by actual professionals that know what they're doing. Usually with professional voice acting and other such. Not an unrealistic expectation, but much higher than those that view amateur-made mods as no different than the official release.


So because it adds in a weapon that is in the lore but just not in the game its a low quality mod for people with low standards? And just because you use certain mods doesn't mean you have high or low standards, it means you think the game can be improved and that's how its improved to you.

I mean you could just as easily say the console gamers have low standards because they don't use mods, which isn't true either as some do. There are also people on the PC that play without mods as well so that right there adds a third group to the mix.
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#140R41NB0W-D45HPosted 12/11/2012 8:19:06 PM
Bigj089 posted...
So because it adds in a weapon that is in the lore but just not in the game its a low quality mod for people with low standards? And just because you use certain mods doesn't mean you have high or low standards, it means you think the game can be improved and that's how its improved to you.

I mean you could just as easily say the console gamers have low standards because they don't use mods, which isn't true either as some do. There are also people on the PC that play without mods as well so that right there adds a third group to the mix.


Did you miss the entire point of the post? Methinks you did.
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