It's a diffrent matter now, since the plot on the episode was relaying on this ability. If not for the fact that they had ability to make thier fire much warmer, the eggs wouldn't have hatched. It's a wierd thing, especially since we have never seen that happen before. It's the same thing as with M6 useing the elements of harmony, even when the tree was destroyed in the premiere. It gives us more questions to ask, like "Why haven't they used that before?". The simplest explanation would be "they didn't knew it was possible" and it's fully acceptable. But this episode introduced the "select fire" option without much comment on it. Something as simple as having spike comment on it the first time he saw that would be enough to make it "normal". Then I wouldn't be talking about it, since it would be nitpicking at this point. As it is, with the fact that it's threated as a normal thing, when we haven't seen it done before (even tough it's 9th season), it can be concidred a continuity error.
That's kinda thier problem to be honest. If they cannot take criticizm, it's not the issue with me, but with them. If someone comes to my art and says something that he thinks I did wrong and provides explanation ("slightly gore" example: Exit gunshot wounds are generally much larger than the entry wounds, therefore you made an oversight.
) I would ethier:
1. Give my explanation or my side of the story (program limitations for example)
2. Admit that I made a mistake and keep it in mind for the future.
That's what an "open mided" content creator would do. I accept I make mistakes and if someone points them out with an explanation behind thier reasoning, I can ethier debate them, or admit to my mistake. If the matter is less "factual" but a character development related, you can still debate about that. If it comes down to "Well, in my headcannon they would…" then the creator knows that it's someone's subjective opinion on something.
Do you know why the brony fandom gets flak for being a whiny fandom that complains when things don’t get what they want, that’s why.
I want to touch up on this. For the record: I have never heard anyone calling the fandom like this.
Honestly, I have never seen this fandom complain about anything (besides Magical Mystery Cure and Derpygate). Judgeing purely from the spoiler threads, nobody is ever complaining about anything. Everyone says like the episodes are (forgive the joke) "Holly perfection that should never be criticized". It seems like I am the only one to ever give an episode a rateing of bellow 7/10. From all the expirience I had, this fandom is the most welcoming to any sort of content. You can see some (subjective opinion) "poorly" drawn pictures that still get overwhelmingly good reception. I had some hate/troll comments under my art, but they were very rare (and hate is everywhere, so they aren't much of a "fandom specyfic thing"). Everyone has been praising episode 100 even tough it was a mess from the story prespective and it was full of fanservice. I don't see your "entitled fandom" part.
I understand what you are saying and I appriciate the feedback, but I don't agree with your opinion on the matter. I belive that there isn't enough criticizm in this fandom and that it's at times too soft when it should feel more "entitled". Remember the fact that we are the consumers of the show, and we should have some say in what's going on in it. Especially since I am not saying for my "headcannon" to become true. I am giving general writting advices from a perspecitve of someone who was always facinated by storytelling. I am not asking for changes in the story. I am taking the already existing story and trying to give advices that would improve it's overall concept. Artists are free to listen to my opinion and take it into concideration, just as much as they are free to dissregard it completly. If I ever manage to make someone think twice about some of thier choices in storytelling, I will be really happy. And if I won't change anyone's mind, I don't mind it.
I am just as free to criticize the writters as much as praising them. My actions aren't ment to "discourage" them from writting, but to incourage them to think about what they are doing.
I dont want anyone to take my words as gospel. My only motivation is to get others to think for a second. Since then, there is a chance that they see some flaw in what they are doing, and change it into what they think it's best.