I contemplated joining the forum for awhile now as a longtime fan of all things Fire Emblem
"except heroes" xD.
From the first time I picked up Fire Emblem 7 Blazing Sword when I was 13 years old I was hooked on this special series. Before I knew what Fire Emblem was I believe I played Final Fantasy Tactics and Vandal Hearts and always craved more.
I think it's odd that Nintendo for the longest time didnt think tactical SRPG's would flourish outside Japan. My first introduction like many people were the inclusion of Marth and Roy in Smash Bros Melee. From then on I always wanted to know more about my favorite fighters which didnt happen for nearly 10 years when Shadow Dragon finally released on DS.
For lack of writing a novel i just want to say this series is and always will be beloved to me, I love the RNG leveling, the terrain bonus's, the desperately hoping that 62% Javelin will hit to save you from certain death after missing a 90% in GBA. Three Houses Maddening no NG+ is a wonderful addition I'm enjoying immensely too! I just wanted to gush about how much of a rabid nerd I am for this series going on 17 years, and I'm probably far from alone!