>romhacking.net is run by trannies
This is extremely worrisome, I thought they were fine; I heard nothing about this
>hacks you've made
I haven't made a hack per se, but I did edit an FE7 rom to be rebalanced in the way I'd want it to be, that's about it though
>a hack of Sacred Stones called Fire Emblem Vision Quest because everyone says it's the best one.
I haven't heard anyone call it "the best one"
I have heard that it does certain things uniquely, but "best" would probably be those people who overrate the differences on their face since the differences themselves are a matter of taste.
Also, the Vision Quest creators are faggots who helped cancel someone in the FE community (one of the few to actually constructively criticize these romhacks and provide any sort of feedback at all) over false allegations ,fuck 'em. At the very least they're a gigantic, quivering labia and very likely a leftist.
Ironically, said person who got cancelled is actually making a romhack of their own, and it might be the most ambitious fire emblem one yet, and possibly the best one to come out as well, and he has a track record of finishing hacks (mostly meme ones, but well-made meme ones), so it's looking good.
In terms of story, I thought Order of the Crimson Arm had a fun, meaty story and is overall well-made despite not having all the bells and whistles that people clamor for in a romhack. Its just all-around good, and the gameplay is all solid.
TLP, while having a lot of amateurish elements that showed the youth of the creators, did end up having a moving story somehow. You could tell it was made with a lot of passion and love even if their writing skill was basic. Gameplay is more just experiencing at all the wild shit and animations they tried attempting, it was quite a feat at the time and one can see how much it influenced future romhacks with its choices.
Gameplay-wise it gets complicated if you want to choose the "best" but The Eligor's Spear was pretty impressive with its refreshing gimmicks and overall strong map designs. Story wasn't bad either and had its own themes, though it definitely could've used more meat to flesh it out more but its completed.
I would rather play romhacks that do the best of both worlds well, but its rare to find a good writer and someone who understands good gameplay as well.