I owe everyone an explanation.
About a month ago, I left this community; deleting my discord account and logging off from the forum.
This was due to a very bad series of events in my life, and I just wanted to relax for a bit.
But the bad things kept coming anyway. (earthquake, dropping out, etc)
I don’t think I will return to rom hacking, at least for a few years. I’ve been losing interest in it, as well as just losing interest in Fire Emblem itself. However, people who can message me on my discord Achernar1#3424 if you wanna talk, or play smash bros.
As for the existing project(s);
Shrouded Throne is on indefinite hiatus. I still like the world I’ve created, and would like to write a novel or something instead of an SRPG. But who knows, maybe I’ll want to finish it.
Elibean Nights- I’ve read up on what happened. I can’t help but feel I’m guilty of it all. I let Arch down selfishly, and he ended up cancelling it. EN is my favourite FE hack of all time, and what introduced me to hacking as a whole, so seeing it go was very difficult for me. I’m sorry.
As for Community Blitz 4, well, it’s finished. We met the deadline with no extensions, which is the first time that’s happened since Circles’ original attempt at a blitz. Now, I don’t know of it’s still a broken mess or if the crew has fixed it, but I will always be proud of what we managed to achieve.
Before ending this post, I’d like to address some people specifically.
Nat, Kirb, Der, Pikmin, Kao, Aurora, Sme, Daff, Fatih, Ganzap. These people mean a lot to me, and I thank them for being great friends. If I missed anyone, don’t be offended because I’m writing this after just waking up.
Nuramon, FEier, Zeta, Pandan, Lenh, Scraiza. You’ve all helped my projects unconditionally, and I’m thankful. This community needs more people like you.
Circles, Zane, Stan, Blaze, Eliwan and probably way more people: I’ve learned a lot from you. You’ve tolerated my bullshit and helped me succeed in whatever I was doing. I’m grateful.
Nobody: I can’t thank you enough. When we first met through GFE1R, I saw your potential and took you in. That was perhaps the best decisions I’ve made in my two years of being in FEU, as we became close friends, and have both improved each other’s skills. In the beginning, you were my “acolyte”, but you have surpassed me long ago and I hope you end up doing great things in spriting.
Arch: As mentioned in the EN segment, I’m genuinely sorry for what happened. However, I have some good things to say as well. 5 or so years ago, I discovered Arch’s Bootcamp on youtube. I was so amazed and decided to start my own project. Even if these days are over now, I will remember you.
Double Shoutout to Lenh:
In the early days of browsing Serenes, it was always your art that stuck out to me. You inspired me to take up spriting, and I’ve improved a lot since then. I was delighted when you got on board with Shrouded Throne. It was like meeting a childhood hero. In any case, I wish the best of luck to you.
It’s been a good run. I learned a lot, tried a lot of things (with warying degrees of success), and this is the conclusion. I hope the people who’ve worried about me are satisfied with this post, I’ve tried to make it as inclusive as possible. Farewell.