@Background Pony #6ABD
Leaked email showed McCarthy was aware of Faust "vocal disdain" displeasure with the whole shit. The point wasn't as much as "shitty vulgar spin-off made Faust quit" but more like "shitty vulgar spinoff sent a pretty hostile message to anyone like Faust who want to put honest to god efforts in those kind of IP and to anyone who supported this kind of direction they were taking" . Hence the" mug game" part of the comment, kinda pointless to try to build something worthwhile with an IP that isn't yours, granted, if it's going to be callously disregarded in a heartbeat and being handwaved as "eh, whatever, it's a toy show"
Which is fine and dandy but there is just a little subtlety that is often forgotten," eh whatever it's a toys show mindset" usually result in G3, not G4