Colin Henry

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When not writing code, which he does both professionally and for fun, Colin enjoys making alts and spending all of his gold (both real and digital) on dyes and cosmetic gear in a variety of MMOs. He is the new writer for Massively Overpowered's Guild Wars 2 column, Flameseeker Chronicles.

Personal blog: Occasional Hero
Twitter: @ChaosConstant

Flameseeker Chronicles: Test driving Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons’ Vindicator, Bladesworn, and Catalyst elite specs

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It’s time again for another End of Dragons elite specialization beta! It’s an exciting time for Guild Wars 2 players, who are learning what elite specs...
This was neat, but eh.

Guild Wars 2 stream previews End of Dragons’ Vindicator, Bladesworn, and Catalyst

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Guild Wars 2 players are getting no shortage of new expansion info lately, between last week's fishing and skiff stream and last month's preview...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Everything we learned about Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons’ fishing and skiffs

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Fishing is one of those weirdly ubiquitous RPG systems. Nobody picks an MMO based on how good its fishing skill is, and nobody complains...

Guild Wars 2 details End of Dragons’ fishing and boat mechanics and masteries

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Ever since ArenaNet announced that fishing - and its companion fishing boats, skiffs - would be a major feature of End of Dragons, Guild...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Hands-on with Guild Wars 2’s new Harbinger, Virtuoso, and Willbender elite specs

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One of the most anticipated features of any Guild Wars 2 expansion is unquestionably the addition of new elite specializations. We got our first...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The End of Dragons reveal didn’t wow people – and that’s OK

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We finally have our first real peek at the features and story of Guild Wars 2’s third expansion, End of Dragons. It has been...

MassivelyOP interview: Talking ship design with Star Trek Online’s Donny Versiga

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If you play Star Trek Online, you know that ship collecting is one of the major pastimes of captains all over the Federation and...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s outage analysis, simplified

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For my day job, I’m a software developer, and all of my previous jobs have been IT related in some fashion. I still remember...

First Impressions: Diving into Oblivion portals with companions in Elder Scrolls Online’s Blackwood

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Like clockwork, The Elder Scrolls Online has flung wide the gates of its annual chapter release. This time, in Blackwood, we are headed to...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Three better ways Guild Wars 2 could have wrapped up The Icebrood Saga

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It’s easy to be critical of a game when it lets us down. In some ways, it’s equally easy to fall into the trap...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The disappointing second half of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga

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Welcome to part two of this overview of Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga. Last time, I talked about how the first half of...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Recapping the entire Guild Wars 2 The Icebrood Saga

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When looking back on Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga, I think the most noticeable feature was its many ups and downs. If I’m...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Possible futures for Guild Wars 2’s strikes and dragon response missions

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Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga gave us a new type of endgame group content starting with its prologue chapter: Strike Missions. Each episode introduced...

The Soapbox: Lies I was told about World of Warcraft

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A few months back, I was feeling restless in my MMO routine. Guild Wars 2 is my MMO "home," so I'm always in that...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Lessons Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons can learn from previous expansions

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Any expansion announcement for any MMO is always a cause for excitement, but it's been four years since Guild Wars 2 shipped a new...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s ‘Balance’ chapter, launching today

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Another month, another round of Dragon Response Missions. Balance is part three of four chapters in Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga, and things are...

First impressions of Skyforge on Nintendo Switch: A messy port of a solid MMORPG

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I played Skyforge briefly when it first launched on PC in 2015, but only put a few hours into it. My short stay there...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga: Power

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2021 promises to be an exciting year for Guild Wars 2 fans, with an expansion looming on the horizon. Before we head to Cantha,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2020 year in review

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2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. Its studio, ArenaNet, suffered sizable layoffs, and lost game directors Mike O’Brien and Mike Zadorojny....

Flameseeker Chronicles: An honest second look at Guild Wars 2’s dragon response missions

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As longtime readers surely know, Flameseeker Chronicles is an opinion column, one of many on Massively OP, though this one's about Guild Wars 2....

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