Verno wrote on Dec 8, 2011, 14:34:
That being said we are in a posting in a patchnotes thread, the third iteration for this game alone so perhaps the issues (some) people are having are related to the things fixed in them, shocking I know.
There's a difference between saying the game never crashes and runs at 60fps for everyone, which I didn't say, and saying that user error or PC issues are likely the reason for most problems. If you take the already small percentage of people suffering from major performance and crash issues, remove the ones running at too high of settings for their CPU or modding and tweaking the game to run not as intended, then I bet the percentage you are left with is infinitely small. There? Sure. But small.
Now that's an educated guess on my part, and you're welcome to disagree with it. Still, given how many problems everyone in the world of PC gaming forums seems to have with PC games, and given how I have never had crashing issues with any game, I am inclined to think I am doing something right. And what do I do? Stock speeds, frequent driver updates and degfragging, and keeping a clean PC with no excess programs or drivers.
People on this forum and most other forums are never hesitant to call human beings stupid when they work for developers and corporations, but the idea of most PC gaming consumers being stupid seems like an evil and alien concept. I don't get that, honestly. PC gaming is not plug and play, it requires some semblance of effort and intelligence which are two things a lot of consumers lack. The idea of most PC gaming issues being user error is not a generalization, it's common sense.