Originally Posted by Roadhog
It's because we also enjoy to tweak/mod our games. Doesn't mean that is the only thing someone cares about. If you can get better IQ for free why not? There's not much you can discuss gameplay wise without spoiling the story for other people. Pretty much just say if it's good or bad. Graphics on the other hand you can tweak and discuss non stop.
That's the great thing about the PC scene is the community. Be it just the other people on here, or the people making mods for your favorite game. You can't find that on any other platform.
IMO PC gamers get the exact quality of a console game (maybe a few less jaggies, but who cares?), so why waste your time tweaking and modding? Why spend hundreds of dollars upgrading hardware when you don't get a huge step up in quality? I felt like I was throwing my money away TBH. I agree that PC gaming should be a huge step above what consoles are putting out, but it's not the case IMO. It doesn't get the time and attention on the programming side. Most programmers are going the console way and I think everyone sees that just in the quality of what's coming out today.
I remember making a case for the "mods" but honestly, there has not been a single mod I could think of to make that kind of case that I honestly enjoyed. Most mods I've played seem like amateur hour and alpha-staged garbage.