Happy Birthday to Terraria's Lead Developer & Resident Wizard: Yorai!

Discussion in 'Community News & Features' started by Cenx, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Cenx

    Cenx Lead Developer Staff Member Re-Logic Administrator

    Greetings Terrarians!

    We wanted to reach out to everyone today in the spirit of celebration and appreciation for one of our own – the one and only Terraria Lead Coding Wizard, Yoraiz0r!

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    The Cult of Yorai

    That’s right, its Yorai’s birthday today and that got us to thinking about his tremendous contributions to Terraria and its community. From his “humble” beginnings as one of the driving forces behind the early backbones of the Terraria modding community (tConfig & tAPI) to his amazing work since early 2014, Yorai’s impact on Terraria and Terrarians is unmistakable and irrefutable. So, on behalf of our team and Terrarians everywhere, we ask everyone to lift a glass in a toast to the Wizard himself!

    In honor of the occasion, we thought we would show off one of his latest works of art… and what better way to celebrate than with the Celebration Mk. II!!!



    Some fun facts about our very own Lead Developer:
    • Part of the core team that brought the community tConfig and tAPI
    • Also brought Dual Wield and RTR mods to everyone, amongst others
    • Still makes the effort to help the modding community out during his free time

    Lead Developer

    Officially joined the Terraria team on January 6, 2014. Yorai has been instrumental in everything added to the game since joining. Since that time, Terraria has moved from v1.2.2 to 1.3.5 (with 1.3.6 to come!). To give you a sense for what all he has had a hand in during that time…
    • Nearly 2,000 items have been added to the game
    • The Cultist-Tower-Moonlord trilogy of endgame events
    • Fishing (and our favorite April Fools Day story of all time, Duke Fishron!)
    • Dungeon Defenders 2 Crossover
    • More quality of life features than we could possibly list – including things that we all take for granted now (SmartCursor, Quick Stack, and many more)
    • … and the list goes on and on!

    Beyond all of that, Yorai is an amazing person – which is really most important of all.

    So, cheers and happy birthday to you, Yorai! On behalf of the Re-Logic family and the Terraria community, thank you so much for all that you do and for who you are!
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  2. Loki

    Loki Consigliere Staff Member Re-Logic Administrator

    Happy birthday Yorai!

    Really appreciate all that you do and all that you are. Thanks for being you and being awesome - here's to many more!

  3. Arkhayla

    Arkhayla Terrarian

    Happy birthday Yorai! You're such an inspiration, keep being the amazing person you are!
  4. Nike Leon

    Nike Leon Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Thanks Yorai for all you've done and still do for Terraria and it's community!! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays ^_^
  5. Safeman

    Safeman Community Manager Staff Member Re-Logic

    Happy Birthday @Yoraiz0r <3 You da best!
  6. Leinfors

    Leinfors Quality Assurance Staff Member Moderator Re-Logic


    Looking forward to all the things we will collaborate on moving forward :D
  7. Aurora3500

    Aurora3500 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Happy Birthday to you Yorai!

    It's amazing to see the impact you've had on the game we love. Seeing your contributions listed like this, it's hard to imagine the game being the same without your contributions. You do amazing work!

    Duke Fishron, QuickStack, and SmartCursor along with the Lunar Events were fantastic additions to the game, and I thank you for working so hard to make these things a reality for the game.

    It is wonderful to talk with you about several other things as welll, whether it be Anime like Madoka Magica, or other games. Anytime we get to talk, it's always exciting!

    Hope it's an awesome Birthday for you!
    L'entranger and Arkhayla like this.
  8. Giant Porkchop

    Giant Porkchop Skeletron Prime

    Happy b-day Yorai! I don't know what I'd do without quick stack, so many thanks!
  9. Matsu

    Matsu Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Happy birthday my dude, you share the distinct privilege of sharing this day with my dad; and I'm not saying Yorai is my dad, but I've never seen the two of them in the same place at the same time.
  10. Ghostar

    Ghostar Quality Assurance Staff Member Moderator Re-Logic

    Happy birthday dude! I cant wait to see what crazy lasers you come up with next!
  11. Shady_93

    Shady_93 Spazmatism

    Happy Birthday to Yorai.
  12. Yoraiz0r, happy birthday to you!
  13. D-Town

    D-Town Terrarian

    Happy Birthday man! You do great things for Terraria and for our team every day, and we're extremely lucky to have you around! Many happy returns! :rslime:
    leechheart, EvijoV7C and Arkhayla like this.
  14. NuovaPrime

    NuovaPrime Spazmatism

    Happy b-day Yorai! You've done a great job so far, keep up the good work!
  15. DerpyHooves

    DerpyHooves Terrarian

    Happy birthday Yorai.
  16. darthmorf

    darthmorf Party Girl

    Happy birthday! You do amazing work!
  17. M4trix

    M4trix Skeletron

    Happy birthday Yoraiz0r! I wish you to have a great celebration today!
    P.S. add more crazy weapons, we all like them! ;D
  18. LinkSans2000

    LinkSans2000 Steampunker

    :happy:Happy Birthday Yorai!:happy:
  19. Nova Dee

    Nova Dee Spazmatism

    Happy Birthday Yoraizor!!! `:)
    M4trix likes this.
  20. -Domo-

    -Domo- Terrarian

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag. Prost! ~:D
    xXKhyXx likes this.