Hey guys, it's Wind.
On the 7th of February 2009, i emailed Himani with the question on every Betas lips; "Where did you go?"
For those of you who don't know, Himani was a Fantage moderator as well as main blog owner before M. She emailed me back a few days later:
Hi there Wind!
I'm sending you this email in response to your message on my DeviantArt
page. It's directed not only to you, but all the awesome folks there on
Fantagetips, if you could please post it for me I would be forever
Also, please dont' post my email for all to see. I get tons of spam mail
on this account for some reason (Stupid viagra emails!), and I don't think
I'll catch every single email that you guys might send my way. The best
way to contact me is on DeviantArt, since I check that semi-regularly.
Thank you SO much Wind!
Hey there everyone, Himani here!
I've heard that there has been a lot of speculation as to what happened to
me, so I wanted to put the record straight once and for all. I pretty much
vanished off of Fantage because I became ill. I had to stay home and take
medication that makes me sleep most of the day. M didn't fire me, I left
on to doctor's orders(due to my illness).
I hope that my absence from Fantage doesn't deter you from continuing to
play and support the awesome team over there. There have been many days
where we would be in the office late into the night brainstorming and
reading the emails you guys send us. It takes a lot of work to make even
the smallest change, it's not only pixel and vector art, but a lot of
programming too! It's not easy, even if you're amazing at it. I know
everyone over there is working really hard to make Fantage fun and
enjoyable for everyone.
I really appreciate all of your support! I had no idea I was so popular,
it's really flattering! I don't think I was doing anything special to get
the support of such wonderful people, but I'm grateful that some folks out
there think. I'm kinda cool!
If you guys ever want me to make something
for the forum, or have any questions about pixel art feel free to
ask!(Although it may take me a while, hehe! ^_^') You'll always have a
special place in my heart!
Best wishes and lots of love!
So there it is, the story of Himani's leave and in my opinion when she left the game changed completely.
~ Wind ~