SDRyoko - The Creator of World Editor Tutorials and Ryoko's Tower Defense

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SDRyoko - The Creator of World Editor Tutorials and Ryoko's Tower Defense

What can I say about SDRyoko - this guy was pure gold! A Star, rather a Super Star, everything he touched seemed to turn to gold! SDRyoko was also a wild man. His Rate dis Ho thread is still legendary from the first incarnation of the Special Members Forum.

SDRyoko popped up in the World Editor Help Forums right when I was just starting to get back into the site which was being maintained by Wargasm at the time. We had a spiffy new format (thanks Tender Fury!) and some awesome new VBulletin forums. Also, if you typed anything into Google about the World Editor and help our forum came up number 1. Google loved us back in those days.

The rest of the site was dead except for the wild postings for help on the World Editor Forum. Literally, if you build it, they will come was the word of the day here. Questions were everywhere, Helpers were popping out of the wood work to answer questions. Ryoko was working on his Ryoko Tower Defense Map and had some questions. He also gave back and gave back big time.

We noticed the quality of his help, I guess his job gave him free time and access to the Internet :) and he was soon a moderator of the forum. Then I got the email. Hey The Helper, I got these Tutorials I have written and need a place to put them, can you help. Hell yeah I can! Here is some webspace, here is your password, knock yourself out. World Editor Tutorials was born.

At the time, I was into Search Engine Optimization. So I went into the WET site and did some magic. The next thing we know we are #1 on the search engines for everything World Editor going straight to the Tutorials site. Ryoko's site had hit it big. Soon, we was an Administrator of the site and the guy was growing exponentially in his knowledge of how websites work and more important how to get your website Number One on the search engines.

Ryoko was the only guys that actually paid attention when I told select people the secret to Search Engine Optimization. When Silk Road Online came out he was immediately hooked. That is when we said goodbye to Ryoko on TheHelper.net and hello to the Captain on Silk Road Forums. More about that later.

Ryokos Tower Defense is still the #2 downloaded map from the Tutorials site, only beaten by the DOTA Template. His map, Ryoko's Tower Defense, won the coveted Blizzard Spotlight maps award and Ryoko was the most flamboyant member of the site. He got bored quick though and decided he needed to be different. Instead of having a full bar of Positive Rep he decided he wanted a full bar of negative Rep. If you search the members list by Rep you will find Ryoko the number one evil guy. Evil Ryoko!

SD_Ryoko - I salute you my friend! Thanks for all your help back in the day and thanks for the Upgrade to the latest version of the VBulletin forums here. I love to hate the new VBulletin but thanks for making that happen. Ryoko! You are Awesome my friend!

If you want to stalk Ryoko you need to do that on Silk Road Forums online or join his WoW Guild. Tell 56K I said Hi if you find him :)
 
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  • The Helper The Helper:
    I found his email and emailed him but have not heard back. I dont like it
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Ohhh, I just came back from the airport. I'm so sorry. I was completely off grid since I left to Taiwan.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Here's what happened. The earthquake happened while I was high above Hawaii.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    After landing, I got news that a big earthquake struck. Since I'm only there in Taiwan for a week, I figured the best option I have is to make sure my family is safe, and that we are all good to go from there.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    I didn't get any phone service plans because I am mainly visiting my family and staying indoors. Well, the earthquake made me forgot to go get phone service.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    And then a few days later, just north from my family, there was a giant plastic industrial complex that caught on fire, with the blaze burning for 1.5 days.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    There was some air pollution and smog outside.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    We did our Ching Ming Festival indoors with my father's family side, and occassionally traveling down southward to visit some farmlands, and paying a visit to my grandmother and my uncle on my mother's side.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    The whole trip was quite hectic, with occasional afterquakes throughout the week. This whole time, I completely forgot about giving updates on TH. :p Again, sorry for the lack of communications.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    As for Github, I often frequent there, boasting about my genetic algorithm for tools-assisted speedrunning and such. I'm also pretty active on Discord, with my tag @asperatology.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Yeah, the whole earthquake + air pollution combo made me completely forget about bringing updates. I'll be sure to keep on top of things after all things are less requiring my attentions.
    +2
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I am just glad that you are OK Tom! Thank you for the update!
  • Varine Varine:
    Glad to hear you're okay! I only knew about your Github cuz I tried to follow some of you when I was learning how to program, but didn't understand any of it so kind of quit paying attention to what anyone does on it
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Freaking storm outside is kicking!
  • Blackveiled Blackveiled:
    I wouldn't know, I'm in Joliet, Illinois right now working. I left Houston area about 2 weeks ago lol
  • Blackveiled Blackveiled:
    Not permanently of course, just a temporary job.
    +1
  • jonas jonas:
    Glad you're ok @tom_mai78101
  • jonas jonas:
    @Blackveiled you know another word for permanent? temporary
    +1
  • Varine Varine:
    Briefly, he'll only be there for the interim. Like a stopgap of sorts, he'll be back home in short time
  • O Old Mountain Shadow:
    Hurray! Tom has reappeared!
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Happy Thursday!
  • Blackveiled Blackveiled:
    Yep. Just another fun night at work.

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