MJ Guthrie

Community Manager

When not immersed in her favorite virtual worlds, MJ can be found hanging out with her family, reading, coaching/playing sports, writing fiction, singing, and dabbling in graphic design (in random order, depending on mood and season). Her favorite part of MMOs? Observing the dynamics of virtual communities. That psychology degree has to come in handy somewhere, doesn't it?

MJ's Massively Overpowered adventures can be found many places: She investigates The Secret World's conspiracies in Chaos Theory, chronicles EverQuest Next and Landmark adventures in EverQuesting, and livestreams for the Stream Team.

Personal blog: Looking for Shinies
Twitter: @MJ_Guthrie

The Stream Team: Launching into Master X Master

MxM has officially launched, and Massively OP’s MJ is diving back into the fray! Of course, now that all alphas and betas are over, she’ll have to start over from scratch. Which hero from which game will she choose to play after the tutorial? Ultimately MJ wants to play Kromede; she has fond memories of that NPC from Aion. Tune in live at 4:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team takes a launch look at…

What: Master X Master
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 22nd, 2016

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Chaos Theory: Guide to The Secret World’s Templars faction

It’s Templar Time! After looking at the Illuminati and delving into the Dragon, it’s now time to tie up this trio of guides and talk about the final faction in The Secret World: the Templars. I could fall back on that old adage of “saving the best for last,” but this secret society may not be the best for everyone. That’s the whole reason behind these faction guides — so folks can get a feel for what they may want to play. And with Secret World Legends launching its early access tomorrow, the time to pick is close at hand.

As much as I have been tempted to roll a different faction for SWL, it’s going to be very hard to pass up being a Templar. I can’t deny that it has been my my favorite faction; the philosophy jells better with me, I prefer the deck costumes, and I enjoy the wit of Richard Sonnac’s messages. But what really cemented this society’s place at the top was the final story mission, Virgula Divina. Doing the Illuminati story mission felt like a let down by comparison! If you’ve never visited the playroom, you are truly missing out. Could this become your favorite faction, too? Let’s take a (spoiler-free) look-see at what it has to offer.

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The Stream Team: Starting summer off with a bang (and giveaway) in Star Trek Online’s Lohlunat festival

How do youbneat the heat of the summer solstice? In space! Massively OP’s MJ is celebrating the start of summer by dipping into Star Trek Online. There’s a special summer festival going on right now called Lohlunat that MJ may or may not have a captain experienced enough to partake in, but she’s willing to try and crash said party! She also has presents to give away: Some Fluidic Antiproton Wrist Lances (for Xbox One only). Join us live at 7:00 p.m. to beat the heat and for your chance to win.

What: Star Trek Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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The Stream Team: Sizing up EverQuest II’s solo Proving Grounds

EverQuest II’s Proving Grounds proved to be pretty difficult (as well as littered with bugs!). Even finding a full group was pretty challenging! With the newest Proving Ground, however, Massively OP’s MJ won’t have to worry about that last bit; the Underdepths is a solo experience that also negates class and gear disparities by transforming the player into a powerful avatar. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. as MJ takes on this challenge for the first time.

What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Baby Warden’s first steps in Elder Scrolls Online’s Morrowind

When Massively OP’s MJ started her Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind adventures, she couldn’t help but explore the new land. There are many interesting sights to see! But there is much MJ’s new baby Warden needs to learn (both about the land and about her skills), so now it’s time to take her first steps along the expansion’s quest line. Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. to see if she can stay on her feet.

What: The Elder Scrolls Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Starting Season 2 of Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series

It’s back! The Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series has launched Episode Two, and that means Massively OP’s MJ is back with another round of Choose My Adventure. Where will the story lead? A good part of that depends on the audience, which happens to make all the decisions about what to do and what to say. The fate of the galaxy is in your hands, so join us live at 4:00 p.m. to decide what happens!

What: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 19th, 2017

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The Stream Team: More Ashfall adventures in AQ3D

What’s a few dragons among friends? Massively OP’s MJ has been poking around AQ3D’s Ashfall and taking in the sites — those sites being the cool dragons there! Sometimes those same beasts taker her in… to their stomachs! That hasn’t dissuaded her from exploring the area; there is plenty adventure to be had, and she’s eager to experience more of it. (Especially more dragons). And back by popular demand is the infamous Mo Cape! MJ has a box full of the coveted orange capes to give to lucky winners, so tune in live at 6:00 p.m. for your chance to win your own Mo.

What: AdventureQuest 3D
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 6:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 17th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Test driving ARK’s latest dinos

Are your old dinos looking a bit worse for wear? Are you in the market for a new one or two? Come on down to ARK’s newest new and used dino lot and test drive one for yourself! Massively OP’s MJ can help you pick which make and model best fits your taste and needs. We’ve got all the latest styles, including the feathered Yutyrannus, the water-loving Hesperornis, the laughing Hyaenadon, the wall-scaling Megalania, and the relaxed Megatherium. Come on down and join us live at 12:00 p.m. for a test spin of these fancy new models before they’re gone!

*Special financing is available to qualified buyers. Don’t miss out!

What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 17th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Slaying the Conan Exiles lag monster

There are many dangers in Conan Exiles waiting to kill Massively OP’s MJ, but hopefully the lag monster is no longer one of them! The server has moved, and hopes for a smoother experience are high. Of course, there are still plenty of things that want to devour her even then, so survival is certainly not guaranteed. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ continues her life as an exile.

What: Conan Exiles
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 16th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Dungeon diving in SMITE’s newest adventure, Trials of King Hercules

This year SMITE has been all about offering varied new adventures for players to partake in when not engaged in lane fighting. The most recent addition is ventures into the typical landscape of MMOs: the dungeon. The Trials of King Hercules is a three-player dungeon crawl, and Massively OP’s MJ is pretty excited to check it out. And as if experiencing a new adventure weren’t reason enough to dive in, MJ has a fistful of codes to give away. If you’ve really been wanting to play Fafnir, or you just have to collect his latest Dread-Lord, now is your chance. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. for this look into this latest adventure and a chance to win a god.

What: SMITE
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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Chaos Theory: Guide to Secret World’s Dragon faction

When it comes to chaos, do you tend to run away (possibly screaming), or run toward it? If you lean toward the latter, you might be a Dragon at heart. In that case, this next installment in our The Secret World faction guides may be of particular interest. Today we look into that mysterious green-clad faction that calls Seoul its home base in game. What sets this home-grown secret society apart from the others? Who is a part of this network and what are its goals? And how much information can I spill before I reveal spoilers?

Unlike the Templars and the Illuminati, who are quite present in the real world, the Dragons were specifically developed for TSW. (Or maybe they do exist and are much better at being a secret society!) My very first character I made and played was actually a Dragon. Unfortunately, I found the faction less interesting to me than the others, and I abandoned her to play a Templar, then livestream a Lumie. Now that I have delved deeper into the intricacies of the Dragon, however, I realized I may have ducked out too soon and I am seriously contemplating rolling one in Secret World Legends!

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The Stream Team: Resistance is not futile In SWTOR

Last time in SWTOR’s Choose My Alignment adventures, the audience made a big decision that will influence the story going forward. What choices will it have to make today as Massively OP’s Larry and MJ continue building up the resistance? It all starts off with a nice little chat with Lana Beniko (good thing MJ on her good side, eh?). Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to continue deciding the fate of the Chiss Agent as KOTFE’s Chapter IX continues in…

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Exploring ArcheAge’s Erenor Eternal

ArcheAge’s Erenor Eternal update has launched, and Massively OP’s MJ is all about exploring those new lands. She’ll be poking around Aegis Island and Whalesong Harbor to see the sites, dodging mobs and Nuians (and hopefully death!) alike. After Auroria, she might just check out the new tradepack system. Tune in live at 4:00 p.m. for a tour of the newest expansion.

What: ArcheAge
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

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