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: Win a Wizard101 Jewel Crafter’s Bundle while playing with devs

Who wants some cool stuff? No, MassivelyOP’s MJ is not quitting Wizard101; in fact, she’s pretty excited to dive back in and play with KingsIsle’s community manager. But she does have some of the new Jewel Crafter’s Bundles that are themed after the new Jewel Crafting system to give away. Each bundle contains:

  • a Bountiful Mine housing item (that you can harvest once per day for rewards)
  • a Crystal Unicorn Mount (that you can dye)
  • a Crystal Butterfly Pet
  • Shard Warrior’s Attire
  • Shard Warrior’s Hammer
  • Cosmetic Shard Hammer + 100 bonus Crowns for stitching

Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. to get a preview of these fun rewards, and for your chance to win a bundle for yourself!

What: Wizard101
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 23rd, 2015

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The Stream Team: Soaking up the Halloween spirit in The Secret World

When you are in the mood for Halloween, where do you go? To The Secret World, of course! Because every day is Halloween there. And while MassivelyOP’s MJ is anxiously awaiting the start of this year’s Samhain event, she has plenty of spooky stuff she can experience. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ skulks about the best haunts on Solomon Island for her Halloween fix.

What: The Secret World
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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The Secret World’s Samhain Halloween event stalks in next week

Halloween is just around the corner, and so is The Secret World’s Samhain event: festivities kick off next Tuesday, October 27th.  Every year the game that does Halloween best outdoes itself, and players have been waiting on pins and needles to see what the new event will hold this year. So far we know that there will be a new mission (written by Funcom Creative Director Joel Bylos himself) with a new reward bag of goodies; all indications are that the mission will tie in with The Park, which releases the same day. As in years past, players can complete the previous year’s events, and the 2014 bag will go up for sale. If you just can’t wait until Tuesday to find out more, be sure to catch the official Streaming Ones livestream on Friday, October 23rd, when devs will reveal even more.

Source: Twitter. Thanks to Nordavind for the tip!


The Stream Team: WildStar’s Back to the Future Day hoverboard races

Who doesn’t love hoverboards? MassivelyOP’s MJ would hop on one this very second if she could… wait, she can! WildStar has added special hoverboard racetracks in honor of Back to the Future Day today, and there are prizes to be had for racing on them. MJ sure wouldn’t mind getting her hands on the fancy Delorian-inspired board. Tune in live at 6:00 p.m. as she tries her luck at winning a few laps.

What: WildStar
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 6:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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Chaos Theory: Sneaking into The Park with Joel Bylos

Decisions, decisions. When you are invited to a special sneak peek of The Park, the upcoming single-player game based on The Secret World’s own Atlantic Island Amusement Park, guided by Joel Bylos, the very guy who created said park, it is hard to say no! On one hand, you really want to be completely surprised by every little detail when you get to play the horror game for yourself. On the other, you get to pick the brains of the man behind that amazing park and learn all sorts of juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits that aren’t available during a personal playthrough. In the end, it wasn’t much of a choice: Talking with Bylos totally won out. The result? I learned the origin story of The Park, tasted the atmosphere, and experienced a few fun moments in the game. Now I am even more excited to play it than before!

Thankfully, Bylos promised to not reveal many spoilers (though one accidentally popped in), and I in turn will avoid them here as much as possible. Instead, I’ll focus on the story behind the story, the goals of this thriller, and the possibility of more projects in the future.

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The Stream Team: Exploring EverQuest II’s pre-expansion and killer bunny events

October is most definitely a time for events, and EverQuest II upped the ante with three at one time! Not only is the Halloween-inspired Nights of the Dead happening but there are elementals and vicious killer rabbits roaming the land. And MassivelyOP’s MJ is setting out to rid Norrath of both evils! She’ll start by showing off both the quests and the cool limited-time goodies you can earn in the Sundered Earth pre-expansion event, and then she’s off to claim her title as a vorpol bunny slayer. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m.to join the hunts.

What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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The Stream Team: 12 Days of SWTOR, Day 11

On the eleventh day of TOR story the audience gave to me… crazy antics on Corellia! Time is running out for MassivelyOP’s Larry and MJ to finish up the Agent story line for the 12 Days of TOR. In the interest of time they are skipping Makeb, so they just have to tie things up on Voss (and no, that doesn’t include MJ’s new husband!) before plowing through the adventures on Corellia. Can they make it to the end before tomorrow’s expansion launch? And what fate will the audience choose this time around? Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to help determine the final outcome of the Chiss Agent’s alignment before Knights of the Fallen Empire goes live.

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 19th, 2015

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The Stream Team: 12 Days of SWTOR, companion bonus day

Even when the audience can’t stick to light side or dark side choices throughout the 12 Days of TOR, there is one thing everyone universally agrees on: !vote flirt. As promised, Massively OP’s MJ is dedicating one extra bonus day to becoming pals with bug boy, an audience-favorite companion, before she loses her chance when the expansion hits. Just how chummy will they become? Tune in live at 6:00 p.m. to see.

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: MJ Guthrie & Larry Everett
When: 6:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 16th, 2015

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The Stream Team: Playing Sword Coast Legends with devs

If you’ve been wanting to see what Sword Coast Legends is all about, now is the perfect opportunity! Not only are MassivelyOP’s MJ and Larry hopping in to play but they are joining a campaign run by the devs. Who knows what they will be facing! Bring any questions you might have and join us live at 1:00 p.m. for a glimpse into this upcoming world that lets players create their own campaigns.

What: Sword Coast Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie & Larry Everett
When: 1:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 16th, 2015

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The Stream Team: Celebrating Pirate101’s birthday with free gifts

What’s better than a birthday? A pirate birthday, arrrrrrrrg! Pirate101 is celebrating another year, and MassivelyOP’s MJ is headed back in to party. And what’s more party-like than sailing about causing mischief and mayhem? Well, how about getting free gifts?

Not only do we have special codes for crowns and a pet to give away, but until 12:29 p.m. EST on November 2nd, anyone can visit the official site and use the code 3rdpirateparty to claim a package of special goodies that includes a karma chameleon pet, a parrrty hat, a birthday eyepatch, a cupcake pet snack, and 12 flavors of Hawkules pet snacks. So claim your gifts and join us live at 7:00 p.m. to get in on the festivities.

What: Pirate101
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 15th, 2015

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Run away, run away: Killer bunnies invade EverQuest II

One… two… five! You may not have a Holy Hand Grenade in EverQuest II, but unless your name is Tim the Enchanter you’re going to wish you did this week!

Through October 20th, the fantasy game pays homage to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, by introducing tiny little death machines in the form of cute little fluffy bunnies. That’s right — vorpal bunnies have invaded Norrath! And players may want to watch their steps: While the original Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog lived in a cave, these maniacal rabbits can be found anywhere and have already claimed a host of unsuspecting adventurers.

For those brave enough to face these formidable foes, there’s an achievement for dispatching 50 of them (as well as one for dying to 15 of them!), so gather your friends and sally forth into battle! Just don’t say we didn’t warn you.



EverQuesting: Preparing for EQII’s Terrors of Thalumbra expansion

Time’s a-wasting! With just a month left to get ready for those terrors that await down in the subterranean world of Thalumbra, EverQuest II fans are running out of time to prepare themselves for this upcoming 12th expansion. If you find yourself in that predicament, never fear — that’s why EverQuesting is here! I know what it is like to just be moseying along, distracted by the plethora of activities in EQII, and then suddenly realize that you are not at all ready for Terrors of Thalumbra. Maybe you haven’t yet taken part in the prelude event. Maybe you aren’t quite of a level to enjoy the new content that will be coming. Or maybe you forgot to ask for the day off from work. I was just in that boat myself! The good news is that there is still time. I don’t want you to miss out on any of the hooplah, so I’ve assembled a list of to-dos to get you on the path to prepared.

Although the content in ToT is geared toward the level 100 adventurer or crafter, any level can participate in the activities leading up to the launch. And with double-XP for All-Access members going on until 3:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 16th, there’s an even better chance to bump your level higher.

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The Stream Team: Taking on WildStar’s first dungeon

MassivelyOP’s MJ and her group had quite a bit of fun blasting through WildStar’s first expedition last week. It was actually the first time many of them had played in a group! So now that they have some semblance of an idea of working together as a team, they are going to dive into the first dungeon. It’s probably a good thing this is considered a training dungeon. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. to watch this dungeon dive unfold.

What: WildStar
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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