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Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by Deryliss » Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:01 pm

I'm generally not one for kudos posts, but I have to tip my proverbial hat to one of Arelith's lead devs, ActionReplay.

Not only has the sail update been a spectacular addition to Arelith, it has also been handled with constant communication and cooperation with the players. ActionReplay handles the suggestions and bug reports in a way that has built a real rapport with the players most devoted and engaged with the sailing updates. The changes have come swiftly, both in terms of hard content additions and QoL changes to make the sailing experience smooth and enjoyable, turning it from a niche side activity into something people are rolling new characters just to engage with.

We really can't ask for more, can we?

Other reasons to give ActionReplay kudos:
-Wild mages (possibly responsible for every death-by-volcano in Arelith)
-Praises the sun.
-The Zoo spell stacking change from a while back.
-Michael J. Fox portrait.
-Exploding barrels and siege weapons (again, more explosive deaths)
-Sweden, a lovely country I want to visit again someday.
-Far more things than this, and some that us mere players will likely never even know about.

Thank you for all your hard work, recent and over the years. It is very much appreciated.
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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by Babylon System is the Vampire » Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:59 pm

Most of my fellow sailors toss a coin or a gem overboard to praise umberlee... I laugh at them on the inside and praise the real god of the seas, Action Replay.

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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by Artenides » Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:19 am

Deryliss wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:01 pm
We really can't ask for more, can we?
We can! You only scratched the surface. A few years ago when I joined the team he was kind of a mentor to me, I learned a lot of stuff from him: best practices, testing/deployment, a general overview of the existing codebase (which is huge). He has been answering trainee devs' questions since the creation of the universe! A very knowledgable and fun guy to work with. I completely agree, he deserves all the kudos. :)
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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by Irongron » Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:06 am

When reviewing Action Replay's work, or his approach to design, it is no surprise that he has a background in professsional game development.

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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by Red Ropes » Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:49 pm

I love that guy with the power of the whole month of June. He's a real mensch and always very helpful.

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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by ActionReplay » Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:38 pm

Aww, that's sweet. Thanks :]

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Post by FallenDabus » Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:51 am

Deryliss said it so well, but ActionReplay's work on the new sailing implementation and his openness to consider feedback and quickly iron out small bugs and implement little quality of life improvements have been an absolute treat. Truly his work is one of the reasons that got me excited about the sever again.
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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by Edens_Fall » Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:04 pm

I have enjoyed all his updates and additions very much!
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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by zeroth » Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:13 am

I would love to second this post... I have been sailing with Iron roses for a bit.. the sea breeze are really nice! and with loot from sunken treasures and islands...

Thanks Dev team for this wonderful masterpiece both in sailing and the arelith worlds...

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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by Deac0knight » Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:03 pm

ActionReplay, you've done some pretty fantastic work on the sail system. I'll echo what many have said here. What was once a generic system has gone through a very positive evolution to give it some real life. Great job.

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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by Germain » Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:22 pm

I can only 128% agree with everything that has been said here. ActionReplay, the work you have done has breathed new life into the sailing system as a whole. As someone who (just yesterday) used the "Return Ship" function and was able to sail freely - I can tell you there has been soooo many times in which I would of had to just wait for the next reset or launch some far fetched "ship recovery operation" that only had a 27% of success.

So kudos to you and all involved! Umberlee smiles upon your efforts ;)
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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by JerrickRafe2 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:41 am

I only recently started playing a PC who has anything to do with Sailing, but with the introduction of the sail skill, I knew I was going to have to see it for myself.

I didn't get to interact with the system much before that, but I can safely say that what I've experienced so far SINCE then, has been nothing short of amazing, and has spawned a whole subset of players very dedicated to sharing your system with one another, which has been one of the most immersive and satisfying experiences I've had yet here!

Thanks, ActionReplay. This. Is. Awesome! (Therefore, you clearly are!)

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Re: Lights.. Camera... ActionReplay

Post by Kenji » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:57 pm

Dude makes fun content for all to enjoy, is professional and personable at the same time, and is a great dude all around!

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