Tina Lauro Pollock

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Tina is the purveyor of Massively Overpowered's MMO Mechanics and Guild Chat columns, and is the newly installed writer of the long-running Flameseeker Chronicles for Guild Wars 2. She is hard at work on her first video game, the indie space 4X game Predestination.

Twitter: @purpletinabeans

Flameseeker Chronicles: Deep-diving Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us, part one

Season 4 of Guild Wars 2 Living World has been a solid addition to the episodic narrative that drives the game's content development in...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us

We've had just enough time to digest that epic trailer, and now A Star to Guide Us is live. This is the fourth episode...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Unpacking Guild Wars 2’s PR nightmare

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have noticed that two Guild Wars 2 developers were cut loose last week after a heated...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Our preview of Guild Wars 2’s Long Live the Lich, now live

We've waited out the short delay, and today's the day when we get our hands on the third episode of Guild Wars 2's fourth...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Discussing Guild Wars 2 content voids and cadence disruption

Waiting for a Living World release you know is coming eventually is one of the more frustrating parts of playing Guild Wars 2 for...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Deep-diving Guild Wars 2’s A Bug in the System (part 2)

I have had plenty of time to digest the rest of Guild Wars 2's  A Bug in the System since the first part of...

Guild Chat: When sibling rivalry is ruining MMO guild relations

Welcome along to Guild Chat, the column through which I attempt to resolve all of your guild-related issues with the help of the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Deep-diving Guild Wars 2’s A Bug in the System (Part 1)

Season 4 of Guild Wars 2 Living World was off to a roaring start with Daybreak so I was expecting a solid follow-up in...

Guild Chat: Rebuilding a real-life home and an MMORPG guild all at once

Welcome along to Guild Chat, the column through which many Massively Overpowered readers get the help they need to achieve better balance within...

MMO Mechanics: The Fair Play Alliance and mechanising fairness

News of over 30 gaming companies taking a united stand against unfairness and toxicity in online game communities sprung out of GDC...

Guild Chat Special Edition: Interviewing Guild Wars 2 guild POOF

Welcome along to Guild Chat, the column through which we examine all things guild-related and solve problems faced by fellow members of the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s A Bug in the System

Today is the day we've been waiting for: After a short delay, episode 2 of Guild Wars 2's fourth Living World season, A Bug...

Flameseeker Chronicles: My favourite Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ships stories

Friendships and social interaction are everything when it comes to enjoying MMOs in my mind, so you can imagine how much I adore the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: My Guild Wars 2 goals for 2018

It's the time of year for spring-cleaning and goal-setting, where we look ahead to a fresh start filled with plenty of days left for...

Guild Chat: Choosing your MMO guild officers wisely

Welcome along to another edition of Guild Chat, the column through which we join forces to solve a particular guild-related issue for one...

Guild Chat: Should I hop MMO guilds with my guild leader?

Welcome along to another edition of Guild Chat, the column through which I join forces with the Massively Overpowered readership in...

Flameseeker Chronicles: 2018 Guild Wars 2 predictions

I adore looking back on last year's predictions about what's to come in Guild Wars 2 in the next twelve months: Even when my...

Guild Chat: The best MMORPG advice of 2017

There's no more perfect time to reflect on the last twelve months than when you're ringing in the new year, so that's precisely what...

Flameseeker Chronicles: A Guild Wars 2 2017 column retrospective

Welcome along to a rather festive retrospective in which I sum up 2017 for both Guild Wars 2 and Flameseeker Chronicles! A large...

MMO Mechanics: 2017’s MMO Mechanics in review

I cannot quite believe that we're saying goodbye to 2017 and ringing in 2018 so quickly: It certainly doesn't feel as though an entire...

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