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: 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....

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

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So here we are, we’re finally entering the home stretch of the Icebrood Saga. Today sees the release of the first chapter of Champions,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Tips and tricks for Guild Wars 2’s roller beetle racing

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I’m not a big racing game person. Sure, I played my fair share of Mario Kart 64 back in the day, but beyond that,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Hands-on with Guild Wars 2’s new Sunqua Peak fractal, live today

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While Guild Wars 2’s Cantha-centric End of Dragons expansion may not be coming until next year, players eager to visit The Empire of the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Breaking down Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons expansion teaser trailer

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Last, after a lot of build-up, during a stream dedicated to the 8th anniversary of the launch of Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet finally released...

First impressions and hands-on with Razer’s left-handed Naga MMO mouse

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A little-known fact: I am one of the less than 10% of the world’s population who are left-handed. It’s not always convenient (those chairs...

Flameseeker Chronicles: How Guild Wars 2 can improve underwater combat

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Way back in the lead up to Guild Wars 2’s launch in 2012, I remember the community being all abuzz about the addition of...

Guild Wars 2 is adding new underwater functionality for Skimmer mounts August 25

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If you ever thought Guild Wars 2's graceful water-based mount, the Skimmer, looked more like something that should be flitting about under the ocean...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First Impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Jormag Rising, live today

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Just two short months ago, Guild Wars 2 introduced us to the Drizzlewood Coast, flashpoint of the civil war between the Charr United Legions...

Flameseeker Chronicles: How Guild Wars 2 keeps meta maps relevant

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Lately I’ve been spending a lot of my time in Guild Wars 2 running through the Drizzlewood Coast meta event (be sure to check...

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