OS Neutral Game Forum Thread Prefixes

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Huntn, May 7, 2015.

  1. Huntn macrumors G5

    Huntn

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Location:
    The Misty Mountains
    #1
    I've noticed several multi-platform game threads listed with the "OSX" prefix. This may be a desire to only discuss it with other people playing the Mac version, but I'll offer a friendly suggestion that if a game is multi-platform, that for categorization, the OS-Neutral prefix be used unless the intent is to discuss some aspect of the game, such as a technical detail/bug that is unique to Mac. Even then, there are examples where bugs that effect multiple OS versions of a game and info can be gained from a cross platform person. :)
     
  2. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

    Dirtyharry50

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    #2
    If I had my way, Windows gaming would have its own forum like console gaming does. When I come to a Mac site to talk about games ideally I like to stick to Mac games but that's just my view.

    I understand Mac gamers play Windows games but a fair number here i note actually play them on PCs so to me it seems a little odd to discuss here just because one happens to own a Mac they do work on or whatever.

    So for me, I flag anything Mac because personally in a thread I start that's what I am interesting in talking about. I don't want to know about the game's Windows version or whatever PC rig somebody is playing it on. It isn't relevant to my interests.

    I also dislike Mac hardware vs PC hardware threads and Mac games suck Windows games are better, etc. threads. In my mind they don't have any place in a Mac centric gaming forum. It's not far from trolling as far as I am concerned. There are a multitude of places to discuss Windows gaming and PC gaming rigs.

    I'm not trying to be a hard case but those are just my feelings about that.
     
  3. Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    #3
    I agree with this, even though I may have posted in here regarding a Win game under Bootcamp etc. Maybe there should be an area to discuss game problems under Bootcamp, Parallels etc.
     
  4. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

    Dirtyharry50

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    #4
    I understand this is a Mac and PC games forum here on MacRumors but I would guess the intent was probably just to open discussion to playing Windows titles on Macs. At some point however it becomes conversations about playing Windows titles on PCs, PC hardware specs, comparisons of PC hardware (said to be superior), comparisons of games running in one OS vs the other (where OS X is typically knocked and Windows praised), negativity about playing in OS X, even with native games, etc. Suggestions to own a second computer, a PC, to play games on and more.

    Really, that's the stuff I take some issue with and is what causes me to wish the Windows stuff had its own forum. Even if it did though, I would still feel discussions pertaining to playing on bootcamp or with Parallels are fine as they are Mac centric completely. Those conversations are about Mac gaming options. In the same way, playing games with Boxer or Wineskin are Mac-oriented subjects.

    Any discussions about gaming on PCs or PC hardware are no more relevant to this forum than are discussions about Xboxes and Playstations in my view.
     

Share This Page