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To Dunshine, Thank you!

Post by Twily » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:43 pm

In response to this: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=11035&p=168312#p168312

Honestly, I genuinely can't thank you enough for all the work and time you've put into the server.

You've helped countless players over your time here and have done countless favors for them, in ways that were so far above and beyond what was necessary.

Just like every other admin goes through though, I know you've dealt with more abuse and thankless behavior than you deserved and I know you've spent hundreds of hours doing sometimes tedious things (ie. reading through and having to respond to an inbox of 100+ PMs), so I completely understand wanting to step back and I want to make sure you know I (and the majority of the community) don't think any less of you for it.

Thank you for all of the time you've graciously given to the server, and thank you for all of the good you've brought to it.

I hope you have fun on the player side, and I hope our paths cross once more.
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Post by ActionReplay » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:50 pm

I've had the opportunity to get to know and work with Dunshine here on Arelith. We first met during our UD days way back so many years ago and it's been a blast. I'm sad to see him step down but also think its warranted given all the time and hard work he has put into Arelith.

A big kudos to you man, see you in game!
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Post by Irongron » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:20 pm

Thank you so much Twily.

I didn't want to start the thread myself, but have been watching the forum for it.

Dunshine has done so very much for us, tireless work across the board but often out of sight of players. I don't think there is a single person on staff that isn't now asking the question 'How will be manage without him!?'

He is so well deserving of our thanks and our praise, not just for the work, but for the attitude he brought with it. He is an absolute gentleman, and a real pleasure to interact with. When it comes to interacting with the community he's also been the very model of what I expect from the staff.

His departure is a real blow, but also one I really understand - At that level running Arelith can basically be a full-time job.

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Post by Seekeepeek » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:23 pm

I salute you Dunshine and thank you for all the good work and patience with us players. It most have been hard for you at times, since you only want the best for us. :)

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Post by cptcuddlepants » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:54 pm

Take it easy Dunshine, and thanks for all that you've done!
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Post by Wordless Truth » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:01 pm

Thank you Dunshine! It's really a loss for Arelith to lose you as an admin team member. Really, really grateful for all your time and work.
All the best for you.

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Post by MrKrang » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:05 pm

Thank you for all of your efforts. Some can be seen but the biggest impact is what goes on in the background. Keeping the server running doing while we all have fun by getting through the forum and admin jobs!

Take some time, recharge the batteries and come have some fun again.


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Post by MissEvelyn » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:19 am

Dunshine is amazing. Thank you for all your hard work! <3

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Post by WanderingPoet » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:09 am

Thank you for everything Dunshine!
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Post by Grunf » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:22 am

Dunshine deserves all the praise given on what he has done and is known but i am pretty certain thats only tip of the iceberg what he has really done in the back, as Moses taking our accounts from nwn to enchanted edition. To be in arelith staff means work and myself as player rarely find time to play of late less to imagine doing DEV thing.

Lucky i knew your mountain duergar and it would be great news for players to see you again in one of those roles, maybe we organise a tournaments as we did before.😉 Hope to see you in game!

Oh, almost forgot-Migons plant, most unique dungeon on arelith, kudos for it, hope one day i manage to finish it.😁

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Post by Cuchilla » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:16 pm

Thanks for all the great wonders you been doing, Dunshine. You should know that it is much appreciated, and I wish you good luck in your "afterlife", you can do it with a big, big smile! And maybe enjoy Arelith in other ways.


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Post by DM Titania » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:07 pm

Thank you Dunshine!
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Post by Baron Saturday » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:09 pm

All the time and effort you've put in over the years really is appreciated, Dunshine. Thank you very much.
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Post by Nulstarius » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:38 pm

Thank you for all these good years, and for making dreams come true. About time you had a propper break! I take off my hat to you sir.
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Post by Atlantahammy » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:06 pm

Aye! THank you Dunshine, you've done a lot for the server, and every time I've had to talk to you has been a pleasure.

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Post by Ork » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:31 pm

Dunshine, you always had such a positive attitude & professionalism whenever I had need of your expertise. I know the sheer volume of requests surrounding your assistance must've been astronomical. Thank you for all you help.

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Post by Iceberg » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:26 am

You may be done, Dunshine but that don't mean you done shining.

Take a good break!
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Post by Hannibal » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:17 am

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Post by Party in the forest at midnight » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:38 pm

We doin' puns now? I like puns.
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Thank you for the work on the server, I hope to meet you IG sometime as a player!

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Post by Mythic » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:40 pm

Fair winds Dunshine

And thank you for everything <3
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Post by RedGiant » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:48 am

Was work travelling and TOTALLY missed this.

Now we will TOTALLY miss Dunshine.

I know how many times you fixed things personally for me, and so multiplying this across Arelith's thousands add up to one unbelievable job. I hope you are at least hanging around to play some after all that work! Thanks for seeing the potential in the UD and being a steady hand these many years.

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Post by Batrachophrenoboocosmomachia » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:09 pm

Good, upright guy who has created some really astounding stuff for Arelith: all these in-depth, fun and engaging systems, and plenty of fabulous, fascinating NPCs/areas/worldbuilding. You were a great influence on Arelith's growth (especially a champion for the UD) for years, and we're going to miss you.

You are A+, take care of yourself!
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Post by EnigmaticSpirit » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:15 pm

I am not worthy to comment on this individual.

... Oops, I sorta did. Ah well.

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Post by ColorMeLucky » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:24 am

Really have to thank all your hard work, it was definitely incredible how much you did for the server. Thanks for everything, Dunshine.
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