Stormsinger wrote on Jun 12, 2019, 19:29:
Dravnt wrote on Jun 12, 2019, 15:26:
After a year of litigation, the dispute was ultimately solved by Reiche calling Wardell directly, bypassing the lawyers, and the two finding a lot of common ground on a wide range of topics ranging from game design to beekeeping.
"The magic trick to resolving this was just picking up the phone and calling each other directly," said Reiche. "Brad suggested this back in 2017 and it worked! By talking directly to each other, we were actually able to put something together that we both liked before all the legal mumbo-jumbo got in the way."
Once the two talked about what each really cared about, coming to a resolution was swift.
Wat? A year and more spent in disputing, litigation, and just all around being frustrated and then to have a resolution by simply....calling each other up and talking without lawyers?
There's a life lesson in there: don't be a douche, don't get lawyers involved, just talk to the person that's pissed and both strive to earnestly work it out, etc. etc. etc.
So much annoyance, drama, and irritation could have been avoided. What a pointless episode and perhaps that's the greatest life lesson of all: much of the drama we deal with is pointless.
A more likely explanation is that both sides finally clued into how much they were annoying their fanbase, and finally decided to just let it go, rather than continue to destroy the cash cow. This claim that they're going to work together, I'll believe when I see an actual game come out of it.
IIRC, Brad had been asking for a sit-down for the past year.
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