I just think there should be a console forum category implemented so people can start theory crafting and there can be stickies to include all information relating to the console version to answer any questions or be a go to for any info on it such as there will be NO auction house and topics to theory craft or how-tos adjusting for game differences/changes from PC to console. I would definitely like to see this since I will be getting it for console as well.
They are very different games, and while it's true we've seen quite a few console-related threads lately, I don't think it's going to last that much. It's probably going to be more of a novelty thing.
The amount of console-related threads has already decreased over the past week or so, and with Blizzcon and the RoS coming closer, I think we'll see a heavy sway towards the PC version even more. As long as it's not generating 1-2 pages of new discussions on a daily basis, I don't think a subforum is really necessary.
That's how I see that matter at least.
But we will keep an eye out for that, if it starts clumping the forums, we'll do something about it
It's not really because it's making the general forum messy - not at all.
My concern is that people discuss about wrong context. Whenever people discuss game play related questions (see the recent "team" thread) it makes a huge difference whether you're talking console or PC. Same with "endgame difficulty" or "gear progression" and ultimately "economy". The OP might forget to add console tag or people like me tend to overlook these tags and answer based on assuming this is about PC.
It's like hardcore - in my opinion, it should have a sub-forum just because it's almost like a different game mode, with entirely different mechanics and context, such that intermingling these discussions can lead to serious miscommunication. Plus, wouldn't it be nice to be able to view all console-related threads in one go...
That's how I see the matter ;-)
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I don't see the reason for not having a console sub-forum, though, to be honest. It's not like general discussion would be dead without it or benefit from having mixed threads.
A couple of things the console sub section could have:
-A thread for people to brag about their gear
-A thread for setting up play groups / sharing psn / xbl account names
-A thread for a guide on how to dupe items (if it's allowed?)
-A thread for a guide on how to get infinite guaranteed legendary drops from Diablo inferno (if it's allowed?)
And of course, the regular threads for questions, ideas and whatnot.
I think it can be pretty nice to have this sub section even though it will most likely not be the most active section on this forum, but still probably more active than the "other games" section... or the roleplay section, etc...