"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.