TheHelper Site History - 1st Official Blizzard Forums MVP Story

Discussion in 'Site History and Blizzard 1st MVP Story' started by The Helper, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

    TheHelper Site History and the Official Blizzard Forums 1st MVP Story

    All the Links on the Index should be fixed and work. If you find any broken links please post in this thread about it. I have tried to keep the entries as best as I can in chronological order and ones that do not apply chronilogically are at the end.

    If you want to post about the Index post in this thread - but if you have a comment about a section please respond to that sections thread.


    The Blizzard Forums MVP History Path Only - to read just the MVP stuff.

    TheHelper Site History and 1st Forums MVP

    The Earliest Entry for the site May 8, 1999

    The Beginning


    The Open Tech Support Channel on Chat

    Identity Theft

    Different Logos, Banners, and looks throughout the years. Lots of information especially about early days 1998+






    The Usual Suspects - Open Tech Support Guild

    Site Power Up - The very first forums and everything lost

    thehelper - First Official Blizzard Forums MVP

    t'kron (The 2nd Blizzard MVP)

    Dinobot/Negafox MVP!

    The First MVPs - thehelper, tkron and Dinobot aka Negafox

    Tender Fury

    The Open Tech Support Split

    scmaker (Acehart ver 1.0) - the StarEdit Story

    The Helping Edge Strategy Forum - Edgemaster and the Warcraft 2 BNE Tournaments



    Ilendil - the final Staredit Help Forum mod and one of the first mods of the World Editor Help Forum

    Darg - the founder of the World Editor Help Forums - Volunteer Editor thehelper Editall/CatMV in the Open Directory Project - Top Level Games Editor

    SDRyoko! - The Creator of the World Editor Tutorials

    Acehart - Ver 2.0 - The World Editor Version!



    World Editor Tutorials

    Special Membership

    WC3 Hosted Mappers

    The Great Crash



    Small Business Helper Map

    The Helper Chat

    The DOTA Template

    Blizzard Spotlight Maps

    Silkroad Forums - aka goodbye Ryoko and 56K

    WoW - Life Sucking Demon


    The Hive

    TheHelper City - the MyMiniCity days...

    Acehart (WE Version 2.0) has left the Building

    Starcraft 2

    Siretu - The Starcraft 2 Editor Forum Mod

    The Current MVP Program


    Acehart - 4 Years Gone

    kc102 aka Prometheus

    RPDom - Another Site Split


    Tom Mai

    FireCat - Origin - To Be Continued.

    Other Stuff

    The Helpers Stories - this site would be nothing without the forum members that volunteer for free to help here - the Helpers - these are their stories...

    Notpron Walkthru - by far - the Most Viewed Thread in the Forums - over a million views as of 9/8/13 Official Taco Day - August 8th Official Member Awards

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 3, 2016
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Sim

    Sim Forum Administrator Staff Member

    > I am still not use to the VB4 Interface and accidently deleted the original post of this.

    Rofl. Hope this one doesn't meet The Reaper(tm) too.


    So when approximately do you plan to write that?
  3. Whitesock

    Whitesock Graphics Help Zone Moderator Staff Member

    Haha I've accidentally closed like 5 threads getting used to the change :p
  4. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

    I'm Just curious to see how the story continues? :p

    Well, will there be Moar?
  5. Rapmaster

    Rapmaster Administrator Staff Member

  6. Sim

    Sim Forum Administrator Staff Member

  7. Wargasm

    Wargasm Administrator Staff Member

    i remember when i visited thehelper and posted as MVP on the blizzard boards... Some peeps at Blizzard got a heart attack that day.
    Years later i met Bill Roper (who was then still with Blizzard) told me that they thought i hacked their system.

    And actually Helper.. maybe you should throw in that story about that posting bot some russians made and got lose on the blizzard forums. that was some advanced AI back then ..
    • Like Like x 1
  8. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

    O shit, What specifically did you do? When you scared the crap out of them.
    hmm lol
  9. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

    I am not a good enough writer to tell these stories and give them justice. They are good though. Wargasm was in Holland as far as Blizzard knew then showed up posting with a MVP by his name from my house. I let him on my account and the only people that noticed were people watching that forum, the Blizzard people. He was actually at my house though visiting from Holland we hacked them the only way we could from the source they allowed. It was good stuff. Everyone was learning back then and Blizzard was really safe because they knew more, but when Wargy came in it looked like we knew something otherwise, something more and we were the Good Guys, and they wanted to know....

    The whole thing really worked out well. It showed we were responsible with the MVP power and were just geeks like them messing with them. Good Stuff!
    • Like Like x 1
  10. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

    ^ That is one crazy story :p
  11. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

    • Like Like x 1
  12. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

  13. Ghan

    Ghan Administrator - Servers are fun Staff Member

    Many of these stories I have not heard myself. It would be great to hear a full site history. :) I've been around for more than 4 years now but it does not feel like much....
  14. Sim

    Sim Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, TH you might not be a good writer but nobody seems to care. :D

    Just write!
  15. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!


    Yeah! QFT
  16. Dan

    Dan The New Helper.Net gives me great Anxiety... o.O;;

    What was your name on the blizzard forums thehelper?
  17. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

  18. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

    The Helper
  19. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

  20. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

    I had the hardest time keeping my mouth shut at that time. Dinobot was hired at Blizzard and he had to resign. He had a double life. I should have taken the job they offered me, that was one of the biggest mistakes of my life. I was married though with kids and the job was entry level in Cali - when I had mid level in H-Town. I should have went into the Gaming Tech Support in Cali since I ended up getting divorced anyway :)

Share This Page