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
Jenna playing ESO

It turns out that YouTube megastar Jenna Marbles is an Elder Scrolls Online junkie

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Sometimes, our favourite things collide in weird and wonderful ways, and today is one of those days. At the time of writing, YouTube...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Whisper in the Dark

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ArenaNet has just dropped the first full installment of Guild Wars 2's the Icebrood Saga after a strong start with its...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s All or Nothing

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One amazing trailer and a day of hype later, Guild Wars 2’s All or Nothing will be live this afternoon for us to...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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...

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