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52 minutes ago, Ronnie said:

'JK Rowling has nothing to do with the Harry Potter franchise'

Please kindly point out where I wrote that "JK Rowling has nothing to do with the Harry Potter franchise".

13 minutes ago, Rummy said:

Check yourself before you wreck yourself Ronnie - you like to abuse authority because you forget we are people too. You may try and demand I be either member of this forum or moderator of this forum - I am both. I have equal right to report you as disruptive and be taken seriously without being the moderator involved - I suggest again you step off and back off with your issues with authority/whatever complexes you have and really consider how you post.

I don't understand what this is referring to. A member of this board puts words in my mouth, I challenge them on that, and now all of a sudden I have problems with authority and forget that they're people too. ??????

My stance has been crystal clear in this thread. JK Rowling has had 'nothing to do with the development of this game', that's all I've ever referred to. No pivoting, no disingenuousness. No attitude. 

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2 hours ago, Ronnie said:

My stance has been crystal clear in this thread. JK Rowling has had 'nothing to do with the development of this game', that's all I've ever referred to. No pivoting, no disingenuousness. No attitude. 

If it were 'crystal clear' then people in the thread and you would not be having disagreements on this. You may believe yourself 'crystal clear' but quite clearly, and crystally, you were not clear and caused bones of contention.

Accept that as an observation of how you post as a habit, or move on. I like Harry Potter, so do others, but nobody in their right might can try to dismiss JK Rowling from Harry Potter. It's a mad point, and you seem to be deliberately trying to ignore that/dismiss that.

It's like trying to discuss Zelda or Mario without discussing Miyamoto. It's a frank madness, imo. You can't divorce these creators from their art or end products especially if they still profit off it - I think that's just being really disingenuous - and its valid for people here to express that opinion in this thread(akin to why i expressed I wouldn't be in favour of closing it, either.)

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1 hour ago, Rummy said:

If it were 'crystal clear' then people in the thread and you would not be having disagreements on this. You may believe yourself 'crystal clear' but quite clearly, and crystally, you were not clear and caused bones of contention.

No one has suggested they were in any way confused with my stance. People disagreed with it, or offered alternative viewpoints, sure, hence the very purpose of a discussion board, but no one was in any way confused. The only confusion in this thread arose from you putting words in my mouth and condescendingly telling me to "behave" for things I didn't say. 'JK Rowling has nothing to do with the Harry Potter franchise' is something that you said, not me. 

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Know what I don't care about? Harry Potter. Sure, it had a nice thing going for it around the turn of the millennium as an up and coming "Roald Dahl series for modern-day children and adults alike" sort of thing but for me nosedived after the third entry, and my honest opinion is that I wish it had vanished off the face of the earth after the concluding book was published.

Nor do I participate in the Other Consoles board for the simple fact that I don't have one.

But people are welcome to be into Harry Potter and non-Nintendo gaming. It's all good as far as I'm concerned.

Wanna know what I do care about? N-Europe. And due to the recent posts section on the forum homepage, I saw things kicking off here yesterday so wandered in for a read at what the full posts were. And what it looked like to me was maybe three people were admirably open to tentatively discussing Hogwarts Legacy while the rest of the page rapidly filled up with some sort of driveby Rick Roll of a post by an admin, and other members piling in with plenty to get off their chests and the open intention of getting this thread locked before it got off the ground. If we're in the business of locking game threads because of where a game comes from, then I'd like to volunteer my very own Metroid Dread thread because the situation the employees at MercurySteam had to put up with sounded unacceptable--all the more so for a studio someone like Nintendo was partnering with.* But no, that's not N-Europe. Topics can be discussed and explored here calmly from various angles, and games can be enjoyed and chatted about no matter where they originate if it's what our members are interested in.

Likewise, I think here, in this thread, people should be free to anticipate the game (without judgement or being talked down to) or say their piece and move on with their day. If it can't be left at that and isn't constructive, a thread can be opened up in general chit chat where hell can be raised, the thread can be locked and everyone involved can give themselves a pat on the back.

Warner says Rowling is not involved with Hogwarts Legacy (but really, what can they say?), and yes no doubt she is getting money for this because Potter is her thing. The dilemma is clear. No one needs to be browbeaten with it. But there are sites covering this game, it's currently down for a Christmas release and will likely sell gangbusters (perhaps bringing a well-earned bonus to the devs...) whether it's good or average because Harry Potter is still massive and so is Switch. Just based on those two things this is a moneymaking match made in heaven. People are gonna play the game and people are gonna want to talk about the game, and I think doing so here should not be met with such vitriol.

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Had to look up the game to verify a few things** so I don't look like an utter fool here, and it appears broomsticks are in but Quidditch is not. So boo to that. However, it is apparently an RPG so that could be interesting...

* In no way saying Rowling and MercurySteam are the same but if people want to start locking threads let's do it. 
**Confirmation that I've checked myself before I've wrecked myself. ;)

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