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Discussion in 'Recruitment Forum' started by Armada, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Armada

    Armada Sea Dog Staff Member Administrator Project Manager 3D Artist Storm Modder

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    As part of our drive to offer incentives to contribute to Hearts of Oak, we have introduced the Top Contributor Award.

    This award is meant to recognise exceptional work and dedication of individuals from the development team. It will be given out by Coordinators as they see fit, to reward all manner of excellent contributions and encourage everyone to go that little bit further. ;)

    All those awarded with it get access to our 'secret' and hidden "Coordinators Only" subforum and are invited to join our "Coordinator Discussions".

    Below is a list of all members that have received this award so far, along with the date and reason for getting it.

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    Top Contributors' Hall of Fame
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    Wedori (26 Jan 2014) - For providing multiple extremely-high-quality models for tests within CryEngine.

    Flannery (17 Apr 2014) - For writing professional, varied music and making the original Hearts of Oak Development Trailer

    RobinPC (11 Aug 2014) - For his continued contributions to our project, especially to terrain development, and his willingness to learn and improve

    Dario (23 Aug 2014) - For his dedication to laying the foundation on the quest writing effort and his willingness to do whatever needs to be done to help move this forward

    Mask (23 Aug 2014) - For his valuable work on establishing the formatting of the quests, as well as developing methods for working together on writing multi-branched stories

    Trunks518 (23 Sep 2014) - For his tremendous contributions on the Unity Engine development; we would not have come as far in as short a time as we have without his help

    @Captain Murphy (2 June 2015) - For being the public face of the game's development, introducing development videos, and putting more hours into engine development than anyone else to date.
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  2. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Congratulations, Wedori! :woot

    I have been unable to fully keep up with all that has been going on here lately,
    but I'd definitely like to commend also the efforts of Captain Murphy and yourself.
    Excellent work, people! :cheers
     
  3. Armada

    Armada Sea Dog Staff Member Administrator Project Manager 3D Artist Storm Modder

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    We (the Coordinators) decided to reserve the award for non-Coordinators only. Partly to prevent banner overload, and partly because it might seem a bit self-indulgent otherwise. :wp
     
  4. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Fair enough. I just wanted to make sure you know that your work is very much appreciated too. :bow
     
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  5. Wedori

    Wedori Mopar or no car TOP CONTRIBUTOR 3D Artist Creative Support Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Thanks Guys! I hope that the hard work of all people will crack the nut from the idea till the finish game. Captain Murphy is a very, very great programmer and its a big motivation to make big steps forward with his work. We should ever face that the time is fast coming to hold us the back free for deeper research. Its the most crazy and horrible job and its very helpful when we can motivate more users to help in 2D, 3D and programming.

    Im very proud that we all (everyone at his special position) work with the goal in the eyes forward. No one have said that the way will be easy but the way is possible and thats the motivation. We never give up and work forward.

    All what we need is to belive in the project and have tons of patience. Fall 2013 till today is so a big difference, that Im very excited what 2014 will give us.

    Thank you!
     
  6. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    New "Top Contributor" for April 2014

    For writing professional, varied music for this game and making the original Hearts of Oak Development Trailer,
    as well as his continued dedication to this project and the community, I am very pleased to provide the "Top Contributor" award to @Flannery.
    Congratulations, matey! :cheers
     
  7. Flannery

    Flannery Scallywag & Loiterer Staff Member Project Manager TOP CONTRIBUTOR Quest Writer Music and SFX News Gatherer Hearts of Oak Donator

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    WOW!! o_O :shock

    That was really unexpected!!! Thank you very much! :)
    I am truly honored! :D

    With such a vibrant and active community, I really do not take lightly to receiving such a token of appreciation towards my work and really just doing what I like best.
    There are so many great and fantastic contributors here, and such a good, creative and skilled bunch of people just doing what they think is fun in life - and I am just glad I am allowed to have fun with you all! :cheers

    Again... from the bottom of my jar.. erm I mean heart - thank you :doff
     
  8. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    New "Top Contributor" for August 2014

    For his continued contributions to our project, especially to terrain development, and his willingness to learn and improve as he goes along,
    I provide "Top Contributor" status to @RobinPC! Long overdue and well-deserved.
    I think congratulations are in order! :dance

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    And on that subject, we have a bit of an announcement to make: As per this week, the "Top Contributor" award is no longer just a ribbon for your forum account.
    All those awarded with it get access to our 'secret' and hidden "Coordinators Only" subforum and are invited to join our "Coordinator Discussions"!
     
  9. Wedori

    Wedori Mopar or no car TOP CONTRIBUTOR 3D Artist Creative Support Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Congratiolations!
     
  10. RobinPC

    RobinPC Master Mariner Coordinator TOP CONTRIBUTOR Level Designer Hearts of Oak Donator

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  11. Flannery

    Flannery Scallywag & Loiterer Staff Member Project Manager TOP CONTRIBUTOR Quest Writer Music and SFX News Gatherer Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Well done mate! Congratulations!
     
  12. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    TWO MORE "Top Contributors" for August 2014

    A lot of work has been done behind the scenes on the Quest Writing effort and that most definitely deserves to be acknowledged now!
    Especially noteworthy have been the contributions of @Dario and @Mask, whose efforts are very much appreciated.

    Therefore it gives me great pleasure to award them both with the "Top Contributor" award! Additional details listed in this thread's opening post.
    Of course there is quite a bit of overlap between their contributions, as they have been working together with each other.
    Congratulations to them both! And I certainly am looking forward to seeing where these efforts will lead in the future! :pirates
     
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  13. Dario

    Dario Freebooter Coordinator TOP CONTRIBUTOR Quest Writer

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    Wow! Didn't expect this. Thanks a lot man :)

    Makes me happy already to be able to contribute and this recognition fuels my desire to keep doing it.

    And there's so much more we could do.

    Congrats to Mask as well, who's been doing an impressive work on that quests system.
     
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  14. Mask

    Mask HoO Team Member TOP CONTRIBUTOR Quest Writer Creative Support

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    I'd like to thank all the big people, because they are highly neglected in parodies. I'd like to thank Väinö Myllyrinne, the tallest soldier of recent history who served in the Winter War, and a skilled wrestler and strongman. Sonya Thomas, who despite not being physically big makes up for it in guts--champion of eating contests against men thrice her weight. Carl Akeley, who was sort of tall, but most notably got his lungs stomped out by one of the largest elephants ever seen, and survived*! And of course, I'd like to thank Ching Shih, who shows that even if your beginnings are as humble as a pleasure ship prostitute, you can still hope to be a terrible overlord of the seas and form a freaking pirate empire.


    Really haven't done much lately, in disgrace of this title. A mixture of burn out from those big documents and quests, and the intimidation of trying to start again and from trying to learn a new program have made for me contributing little in the past while. Hopefully I can get back on track before I'm rightfully stripped.

    Thanks to all of you for being kind enough to give me the achievement, and to congratulate me on it (even if the common sense of your action you will soon question, while laying wide awake at night).


    *: Between that and stomping a leopard to death (after he pulled its tongue out), those are arguably not his greatest achievements.
     
  15. RobinPC

    RobinPC Master Mariner Coordinator TOP CONTRIBUTOR Level Designer Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Gratz!
     
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  16. Mask

    Mask HoO Team Member TOP CONTRIBUTOR Quest Writer Creative Support

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    Thanks. Same to you Robin.
     
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  17. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Nobody can be at the top of their game all the time. But we're not asking that from anyone either. ;)
     
  18. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    New "Top Contributor" for September 2014

    Truly long overdue, @Trunks518 has been invaluable in our speedy progress on the Unity Engine these past few months.
    Now that he has received the donations for a Unity Pro license as well, we'll be looking forward to even more progress in the future!
    Massive thanks go to him for his continued work. :treasure:
     
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  19. Trunks518

    Trunks518 Programmer TOP CONTRIBUTOR Programmer

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    Thank you very much. If not for the help of @Captain Murphy it could have taken longer.
     
  20. Wedori

    Wedori Mopar or no car TOP CONTRIBUTOR 3D Artist Creative Support Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Congrats and keep up the good work!
     

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