At 2/11/13 11:10 PM, The-Great-One wrote:
At 2/11/13 01:15 PM, KiwiSundae wrote:
The fact that Fighting is Magic was cancelled makes me want to not watch the series it's based on anymore. I seriously am boycotting the show until Hasbro stops being a giant dick about fan-based works. They're being extremely immature and a bunch of assholes, and I DO NOT SUPPORT assholes. FUCK YOU, Hub.Dude, they didn't want that out there, fan made or not. Sometimes you just gotta accept these things. Yeah it sucks that a fan made thing went down. However if anyone is being immature it is you. Hasbro does like the brony community and its fans, I know this because not only have they kept Derpy in as an Easter Egg character, but they referenced her, by the name the fans gave her. You wanna be a bitch and do a boycott, without knowing how to do that but enjoy throwing the word around then fine. Nobody is forcing you to watch the TV show in the first place.
Nice to see that you're a fan of the show and the creators who put their heart and soul into making it something than pandering to little girls, but something a whole family can enjoy.
Slight correction. The Friendship is Magic team loves the fandom, Hasbro doesn't give a shit. They don't want to lose any customers, but as far as going out of their way to please us, yeah, that'll never happen. Hasbro is all about business, and realistically all they can do is hire people to trust that they will handle the television show well, which they've chosen wisely with Lauren Faust. The artistic, entertainment, and fan reception lie with the studio production team, Hasbro is just the business side all about the money. That's not an insult to Hasbro, it's really just their job.
But yeah, the team at FIM NEVER would've pulled that game, and Hasbro doesn't understand or have any serious relationship with the fandom well enough to understand the implications of being trademark nazis. All they did was hear about a game using their characters, and they issued a C&D.
It's completely unreasonable, as MegamanX and King's Quest were able to resolve similar situations of fan-made content without just shutting it down. Luckily, this story is starting to take notice in the media, including Forbes:
Hasbro is also failing to capitalize on this game, as well as countless other potential pony-related merch, as pointed out in this article. The sales figures speak for themselves, if only Hasbro would focus on something OTHER than Transformers: