Negafox aka Dinobot (the third MVP) resigns Blizzard MVP

Discussion in 'Site History and Blizzard 1st MVP Story' started by The Helper, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    I was the first and I quit, tkron has passed away, and now dinobot has got a life - though 6 years was a long time buddy. I have not paid attention to the Blizzard forums in years but I do know that the MVP program has some people in it - maybe I will go check them out....

    Here is Negafox's Farewell Post - it mentions me :cool:

    Here is the current Negafox Site

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    All things in this world must come to an end. As of today, I am officially forfeiting the MVP title from the Battle.net community. The reason for this decision is a complicated one, but rest assured, I know it is the right decision. Retaining the MVP status will conflict with my work schedule, and I am quite busy with life to continually provide volunteer technical support in the Battle.net community.

    For nearly six years, I have served the Battle.net community as an MVP, and the World of Warcraft community providing technical, in-game, and personal support. Rest assured, I will still post in the forums as Negafox, as a regular forumer now, and occasionally provide support when time permits.

    The current generation of MVPs is doing an excellent job of providing technical support. From the posts I have seen of MVPs and regular forumers alike providing technical support, I am optimistic the forums are heading in the right direction. Eventually, With each generation of MVPs, they will build upon the quality of support and positive influence set forth by the last generation MVPs.

    I am a firm believer in Blizzard Entertainment, and I have faith that all of their future games will be high quality, contain high replay value, will raise the bar in the gaming industry.

    It was a pleasure serving as an MVP for Blizzard Entertainment, and I thank them for giving me the opportunity twice over the past six years. The Helper, you are still the original MVP. For without you, the MVP program might have never existed. To the other MVPs, it was a pleasure serving with you guys. I know you will all continue to raise the bar. To everybody who provides all forms of support on the Battle.net and World of Warcraft forums, thanks for helping in the forums. Numerous people have had a variety of problems resolved since the introduction of the Battle.net, and whether they thanked you or not, the effects will be felt by them forever. To everybody in the Battle.net and World of Warcraft forums, I enjoyed posting and talking to you all.

    As of this post, I am no longer an MVP. Farewell shiny red icon.
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    Negafox aka Dinobot's Blizzard Forum MVP Farewell Post

    The Helper says

    :)
     
  2. Darg

    Darg Administrator

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    TH: That must have brought a sweet smile to your face when he honoured you as "the original" and "the greatest" :)

    I pronounce a toast to DinoBot, the last of the originals! May his name never be forgotten!
     
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  3. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    Here Here! To Dinobot! TheHelper.net salutes you buddy!
     
  4. Chile

    Chile The All Purpose Administrator

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    Indeed!

    to Dino....er....Negafox *clink* ;)
     
  5. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    I cannot believe this was 2005.
     
  6. phyrex1an

    phyrex1an Staff Member and irregular helper Staff Member

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    This was two days before I joined. Long time indeed ^^
     
  7. UndeadDragon

    UndeadDragon Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Shame the post no longer exists on the Battle.net forums.
     
  8. FireCat

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

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    Indeed, they should be ashamed of themselves!
     
  9. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    bumpola - plus I fixed all the links in the MVP Story Index.

    Negafox still has his website.... Associate Software Engineer at Blizzard is in the Bio....

    http://www.negafox.com
     
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  10. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    Historical Bump!
     
  11. Negafox

    Negafox Friend of TheHelper.net

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    A random Negafox/Dinobot appears. It is super effective!

    I actually left Blizzard Entertainment in February to work for another game company. I worked at Blizzard Entertainment for nine years working as a Software Engineer in the Battle.net department in the end. One of my final projects was working on the Battle.net Desktop App. I largely worked on developing the game installers and launchers when I worked at the company.

    For a while, I moderated the classic Battle.net forums under my real name as an employee. At some point, I ought to write up my experiences working there without divulging NDA material, of course.
     
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  12. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    Negafox! Glad to see you buddy and also glad for the update. Cool that you finally got to be a programmer at Blizzard - would love to read about your experiences. Hopefully you will move forward with your writing!
     
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  13. Negafox

    Negafox Friend of TheHelper.net

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    Hey-hey Helper! Long time no see.

    I am writing a series a posts in Notepad lately for later releasing in pieces. Starting from the first MVP program as Dinobot, second MVP program as Negafox, working in technical support for a year, and then seven years as a software engineer. I think delving into working at Battle.net will be interesting on what was some of our thought process on designing tools and features, and funny anecdotes. I will probably start releasing them this weekend. I want to make sure my posts will not have Blizzard's lawyers knocking at my door so I am being cautious on my drafting my postings.

    Also, I can help fill in some of the evolution of the MVP program as both an insider and outsider.
     
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  14. Sixen

    Sixen Active Member

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    A wild Sixen appears! Currently writing up my missing piece for you, Helper... Better late than never!

    Hi Nega, been a while, ^_^.
     
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  15. Negafox

    Negafox Friend of TheHelper.net

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    I know you! I have met you at Dave & Busters and Blizzcon a few times. =D
     
  16. Sixen

    Sixen Active Member

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    Yeah man, it's been a while, :). Didn't notice you left Blizzard, hope all is well... I'm actually a little curious to read your version of the MVP program history, haha. Writing up my side of the story while I've been an MVP has been on my list of stuff to do for over a year now, I got tired of looking at it, ;).
     
  17. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    Negafox/Dinobot...

    ...succumbed to anime...

    ...Today is a good day.
     

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