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The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« on: February 16, 2011, 08:04:47 AM »
Seriously, how awesome is Weldon? You guys have no idea how much work this guy puts into TSL and how much we've already come to rely on his invaluable efforts, and he's only been on the team since July! And he has a day job! And three kids! One of whom is brand new!

So, Weldon, you are totally awesome--these cookies are all for you, buddy!


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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 08:13:26 AM »
Well, we the gameplaying audience really have no idea, no, not being on the coal face so to speak. But I wonder which is the harder job, three small children or one computer game...
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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 08:17:06 AM »
Beats me. But to give you an idea--he programs, he manages QA, he fixes bugs, he's compiling the build, he does tech support, he handles the ordering and mailing of the mousepads, and more. He's seriously everywhere! And he's a nice guy on top of that, too!

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 08:38:47 AM »
I approve this thread.  Weldon's an awesome guy whose dedication to the things in his life,
TSL included, is astounding to watch.  He definitely deserves those cookies.

...those wonderfully tasty looking cookies.

In faux-fishing terms, I'd say Weldon is thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis awesome.*

*Multiply the "i's" in that to an insanely large number and you're approaching Weldon's place on the Awesometer
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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 08:50:44 AM »
I also approve of this thread, and I'm wondering why nobody (including me) thought to make him a thread a long time ago! ???

I only have a vague idea of how much work he does, but the work I do see is a LOT. How he manages everything is beyond me. We love you, Weldon! <3

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 09:55:54 AM »
Wow, that's a lot. Very big thank you for all your hard work! :yes: :hug:

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 12:32:05 PM »
Yay Weldon! :)
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 01:21:53 PM »
How awesome is Weldon?

This much:

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Not awesome                                                                                Awesome

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 03:23:51 PM »
Well, we the gameplaying audience really have no idea, no, not being on the coal face so to speak. But I wonder which is the harder job, three small children or one computer game...

Imagine holding a super-fidgety six-week-old baby and coding while a three-year-old and a six-year-old chase each other in circles around the room playing a two person game of tag.  See, doing the dad thing and the computer thing at the same time is what really makes it interesting.

Seriously though this thread is awesome and just made my whole day!  I hope that people really enjoy Episode 3 - we've put a HUGE amount of effort into it and have sacrificed quite a lot of time with family, sleep, hanging out with friends, etc. to get this thing done.  It's definitely our best work yet, and we plan to continue pushing ourselves higher for future episodes and other projects.  That is, after we all sleep for this whole weekend.
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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 06:17:57 PM »
I'm going to agree with everyone here...

Weldon is awesome! He's not just awesome, he's amazing!

*insert fan girl scream* We love you Weldon!!!!
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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011, 07:30:47 PM »
Three cheers for Weldon! We all appreciate you and your hard work :)
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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2011, 07:51:23 PM »
Three Cheers for Weldon! You are totally awesome dude and I don't know how you do all the work. I don't think I've ever told you that either *Palms Face* I will try to remember to tell you now.  :hug:

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2011, 09:09:03 PM »
Exactly why I started the thread, Adrienne--it was in the AM my time and I'd already sent him like 3 emails and was like, man, I should let Weldon how appreciated everything he does is!

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2011, 09:45:48 PM »
He is the hero of Episode 3.

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2011, 11:33:35 PM »
You must be mistaken. Graham is the hero of Episode 3; Weldon is the hero of Episode 4.

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2011, 11:36:56 PM »
He is the hero of Episode 3.

No, Adrienne. He is the hero of Phoenix Online Studios. Seeing the amount of work he puts in is mind-boggling. It makes me feel bad. I've only done PR stuff XD. Seeing what Weldon does makes me want to go and get better at programming and get more involved... But I'm currently failing programming, so that's a lost cause XD
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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2011, 08:59:35 AM »
I know how you feel, Chris. I just stayed up as long as I could to keep the guys awake. Mostly Drew.  :P

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2011, 10:01:23 AM »
I know how you feel, Chris. I just stayed up as long as I could to keep the guys awake. Mostly Drew.  :P

XD I'd fall asleep. But I also had class this morning, so I'd of had to get sleep eventually. I'm hoping to increase my involvement with episodes 4 and 5. E-mail me if you need me to help out with anything.
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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2011, 12:12:56 PM »
Spoiler alert! The new playable character in TSL is Weldon! :D
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: The "How awesome is Weldon?" thread!
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2011, 12:20:16 PM »
Yes, and his inventory is full of cookies!

Yes, Weldon is super awesome. I'm so glad we noticed him posting like crazy, fixing everyone's tech problems when nobody asked him. I was like, hmm, who's this guy? He seems like he would be a nice addition to the team :)

So glad!

Thank you, Weldon, for your amazing efforts!
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