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 Secret World Legends/The Secret World's conspiracies in Chaos Theory, chronicles the EverQuest franchise in EverQuesting, practices survival in many sandboxes with The Survivalist, and livestreams for the Stream Team.

Personal blog: Looking for Shinies
Twitter: @MJ_Guthrie

The Stream Team: Collecting clockwork spiders in EverQuest II’s Tinkerfest

It’s Tinkerfest time in EverQuest II, and Massively OP’s MJ wants to collect all the clockwork spiders! There’s a familiar, a limited-time combat pet, a pet, and a house item to collect, craft, and cuddle. But the festival lasts only one more week, so she has plenty of public quests to attend and loot to win. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. and start catching your own spiders alongside MJ!

What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Celebrating Warframe’s Chains of Harrow release on console

Massively OP’s MJ may not play Warframe on console, but doesn’t mean she can’t celebrate the release of Chains of Harrow on Xbox and PS4! Of course, she doesn’t need a reason to enjoy practicing her headshots and blasting everything to bits! Join us live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ has way too much fun exterminating the Grineer and Corpus on her newest Warframe.

What: Warframe
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 24th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Beating Chronicle: RuneScape Legends’ Bandit King (plus giveaway)

In her last push to make it to the end of Chronicle: RuneScape Legends‘ PvE campaign, Massively OP’s MJ was waylaid by the Bandit King; today, she wants revenge! It may take a new deck built for a specific Legend, but she is bound and determined to crush this king. Then she’ll be just one step away from the final boss. While MJ plays, she’ll be giving away special one-per-account booster packs that contain 10 card packs and 100 Platinum premium currency. Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. to cheer MJ on and maybe help her build a new deck — you might walk away with a prize!

What: Chronicle: RuneScape Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 24th, 2016

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The Stream Team: Climbing plus construction can equal casualties in Conan Exiles

Life is different in Conan Exiles now that Massively OP’s MJ can climb to great heights — and so is death! It makes sense to have new ways to die in a survival game, no? But there are practical uses for climbing as well; for instance, it certainly makes work on her waterfall retreat easier. Touring a neighbor’s castle has inspired MJ, so she’ll be continuing on with some building projects today to see if she can any finish up. (Or maybe she’ll just start new ones!) Join us live at 4:00 p.m. to see how many deaths construction brings.

What: Conan Exiles
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

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The Stream Team: Sightseeing in ARK’s Scorched Earth

As insane as Massively OP’s  MJ thinks selling expansions before a game even launches is, she did nab ARK’s Scorched Earth when it went on sale — mainly so she could show it off to you! Want to see the different dinos and environment that this map sports? Or maybe you just want to see MJ die of thirst from the scarcity of water. No matter the reason, tune in live at 12:00 p.m. for a tour through this different map.

What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 22nd, 2016

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The Stream Team: Watch to win Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics founders packs!

Massively OP’s MJ was disappointed to learn that the main gods no longer entered battle themselves in Hand of the Gods, so she’s going to take that out on her opponents army! While shes strategizing on how to destroy her enemies, she’ll be giving away a number of prizes, including founder’s packs and Venus competitors packs (both of which include a skin for SMITE). She has a few packs of runes to share as well, so join us live at 4:00 p.m. for your chance to win! If you want an Egyptian starter pack, grab one from our giveaway before they are gone.

What: Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 21st, 2017

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The Stream Team: Interview with Citadel Forged With Fire devs

We’ve been hearing a bit about Citadel: Forged With Fire, a new sandbox under development that focuses on magic. Now we have a chance to see it live in action: Massively OP’s MJ is jumping in the closed beta ahead of the public weekend to check it out. Even better, she’ll have a Denis Lanno, Community Manager/dev with her to talk about the game. Join us live at 11:00 a.m. to ask your questions about the upcoming sandbox.

What: Citadel: Forged With Fire
Who: MJ Guthrie & Devs
When: 11:00 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 21st, 2017

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The Stream Team: Going back to school at Secret World Legends’ Innsmouth Academy

Two of the most awesome characters in Secret World Legends are at the Innsmouth Academy in the Savage Coast: Hayden Montag and Carter. Montag is pure awesomeness, from his social awkwardness to his ever-present blue gloves, and between her powers and her past, Carter is so intriguing. Massively OP’s MJ loves spending time at the school, hanging out with these folks (and lets not forget Annabel!) and helping out, which is exactly what she will be doing! Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to go back to school — the way you wish school was!

What: Secret World Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 20th, 2017

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The Stream Team: A Gigantic launch

Bye-bye beta! Gigantic is launching today, and Massively OP’s MJ is heading back in to play a few matches. The shooter has a fun take on on the genre, AI adding bosses to each team. Now that the game is also on Steam, MJ is switching to play there instead of on her Windows 10 laptop; unfortunately that means she’s losing access to the pack she had before, so she’ll have to choose whom to play from whoever is available. Which hero will she select? Join us live at 3:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you a launch-day edition of…

What: Gigantic
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 20th, 2016

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Chaos Theory: Are levels good for Secret World Legends?

We’d heard about (and stressed over!) various Secret World Legends changes for a while, but you just can’t know how those changes will affect the game until you experience them. Now we have. We’ve had three and a half weeks to dive in and play around, getting a feel for the Secret World reboot. So how do some of those changes play out in practice? I’ve already noted a few initial pros and cons, but some topics — like levels — needed more time.

Moving to a level-based system was one of the changes I was personally most unsure about with this reboot. I have never been a fan of levels, preferring skill-based systems. Luckily, the ability to personalize your build with the weapon skill trees was retained. And I get that levels are more universally recognized. But after nearly a month, I have found that although levels do have some benefits, as currently implemented they are causing issues within Secret World Legends that are affecting gameplay — but mostly only for patrons! The good news is there is a fix.

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The Stream Team: Going back to the temple in Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

Last time in our Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Choose my Adventure series, Gamorra’s sister wasn’t being especially helpful — even after the audience voted to be nice. Of course, the vote then swayed toward beat the snot out of her! Massively OP’s MJ can’t wait to see where the story goes as the crew searches for more answers regarding the infinity forge. Will they find answers at the Kree temple? How will Episode 2 ultimately play out? That depends on what you, the audience, decides, so join us live at 3:00 p.m. to continue CMA in…

What: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Kicking butt with an EverQuest II butt-kicking mount

Thanks to EverQuest II’s newest progression server, Fallen Gate, Massively OP’s MJ has earned the amusing Pedipowered Posterior Punter. And she can’t wait to get her butt kicked all over the map for you! The team also needs to finish up the Lavastorm Heritage Quests so it can move on to less heated environments; MJ is ready for the cool breezes of Everfrost! Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ kicks her way through more HQs.

What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Returning to ROKH

ROHK rocks! The survival sandbox set on Mars turned out to be quite interesting when Massively OP’s MJ first checked it out. With the latest patch wiping all servers, she’ll need to do plenty more scavenging through the abandoned outpost and recover as many meteor supply drops as she can in order to build a little safe structure and begin life anew. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. to return to life — and death — on the red planet.

What: ROKH
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 12th, 2017

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