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Regarding "Fighting is Magic"

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 8, 2013, 8:56 PM
"Don't panic" - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

A lot of you may have heard the recent news about the fan game, "Fighting is Magic", If not, here's pretty much all you need to know to be caught up on what's going on with that game.

Many people have become upset within the short amount of time since the release of this statement, and with good reason too. I'm not going to get into a discussion of who's right and who's wrong, or what the law says, or how copyright works or any of that. All I want to do is point out that according to the announcement, it seems as if the development team behind Fighting is Magic, Mane6, is attempting to hold discussions with Hasbro about continuing development.

With that in mind, now is not the time for negativity and hatred towards Hasbro for their actions. Instead, now's the time to offer our support and encouragement to Mane6. They could easily say "so much for that, time to move on with our lives", but instead they're choosing to try to work with Hasbro to find an agreement.

The game is not dead until Mane6 says it is, and right this second, their announcement seems to indicate that they're not quite ready to call time of death just yet. However, if we as a fandom offer nothing but anger and negativity, I cannot see that as being encouraging at all towards Mane6's goals. Instead, if we offer our support, our encouragement, and our hope, and show that we as a fandom want this to happen, than maybe, just maybe, they may not end up up having to call it quits.

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AviHooves Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When there's something you want, fight for it. Don't give up - no matter how hopeless it seems, even when you've lost hope, cause years from now you're gonna look back and wish you gave it it one more shot, cause the best things in life don't come easy.
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Vunlinur Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Taken matter in own hooves in some part, gathering people to fight for ib back wherever i can.
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Grotimnos16 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Well said I plan to do just that
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AviHooves Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"However, if we as a fandom offer nothing but anger and negativity, I cannot see that as being encouraging at all towards Mane6's goals. Instead, if we offer our support, our encouragement, and our hope, and show that we as a fandom want this to happen, than maybe, just maybe, they may not end up up having to call it quits."

Damn right you are.

People need to start looking at what CAN be done to save what we can save, instead of doing nothing and just posting angry comments.

We're all a little pissed off about Hasbro's decisions, but if we don't take any action, things will get worse.
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ShadowDash0 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
A very calm, intelligent response. That seems to be a first. Most everything I've seen includes "If we sign the petition they HAVE to let them make the game" and "I utterly and completely hate Hasbro right now." From what I've seen, the folks at Hasbro are somewhat intelligent, even if they've gone around copyright flagging almost every pony-related video on YouTube, so a calm level-headed discussion between Mane6 and Hasbro is just what we need, provided that Hasbro is willing to listen
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BritishDerpy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
this is a very straightforward level headed response and to that good sir you get a brohoof

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Midnightshewolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope they let the game through!
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MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Actually, I see a new change in this!
When Nintendo released Hyrule Historia, a Japanese book about the history of Zelda, a translator know as Glitterberry started translating pages for the English audience.
After a few month however, Nintendo forbid her to translate any further. But instead of just killing a translation, they were working on their own official English edition, in which Glitterberry even helped!

Now, Hasbro isn't the same company as Nintendo, but if they are smart, and want to earn money, they hire the mane6 team to further develop the game under their supervision.
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SEMC Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm, the game is dead. Hasbro will never let it go forward. A cease and "you'll fucking go to jail forevar if you don't" letter is the corp pushing the [NO] button. Now, they may steal the idea and their work and force them to turn over all the assets and essentially steal from them and then release it on their own terms, but letting the team finish their work.....HA!

I stopped watching MLP at the end of S2 and I could barely tolerate half the S2 episodes. Hasbro has deviated so far from Faust's ideas that its not the same show anymore. Just like S2 Transformers Prime was Meh, and S3 is jumping the shark time. Its time to call an end to the large sized fandom, because it was fun while it lasted, but its done now, and its time to see what Ms Faust does next. You can still like MLP and the voice actors and the show in general, but its time for the casual people to faff off somewhere else and ruin some other fandom/series.
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Coltboy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Wise words, my friend. Wise words.
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