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: Teaming up for The Secret World’s amusement park

There’s much to love about The Secret World, as MassivelyOP’s MJ and Justin will both tell you. But why settle for just telling when they can also show you? This duo is teaming up once again to show off one of the best places in game: Savage Coast’s amusement park.

Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to play in the park as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you…

What: The Secret World
Who: MJ Guthrie and Justin Olivetti
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Enjoy the show!

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EverQuesting: Is EverQuest Next in trouble?

You know me: I’ve been quite the supporter of EverQuest Next and Landmark for a good long while. Even before writing about EQN these past few years, I was following its development, and I got to be one of the first ever to find out about and actually get my hands on Landmark. I’ve been at the SOE Live reveals, I’ve talked with the devs on numerous occasions, and I’ve seen their great passion and dedication to the games — and I’ve been relaying all that info to you. It’s no secret that I believe in this franchise. So when I say that all these recent developments give me pause, you can understand the gravity of my feelings. I certainly don’t make this statement lightly.

Is EverQuest Next in trouble? I think it is. At the same time, cries of doom and gloom are unwarranted.

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The Stream Team: Touring Qeynos in Landmark

Who says Landmark isn’t very EverQuest-y? In fact, a stroll through the sandbox right now will yield quite the assortment of Qeynos buildings thanks to the latest building theme. Join MassivelyOP’s MJ as she tours houses, towers, blacksmith shops, and more — all with a Qeynosian flair that would fit right into Norrath.

Don’t touch that dial! OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team is live at 7:00 p.m.!

What: Landmark
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Enjoy the show!

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The Stream Team: EverQuest Two-sday returns

Too many Tuesdays have gone by without some EverQuest Two-sday adventures, a situation MassivelyOP’s MJ aims to fix right now! Tonight she dives back into the wonderful world of Norrath. Now the question is, with so many, many things to do, what on earth will she choose? Will it be another dungeon, leveling her little Paladin, or more questing in the newest expansion?

Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you…

What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Enjoy the show!

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Chaos Theory: Player-run parade pairs Secret World cabals with recruits

It’s been said that The Secret World is more like a single-player game. And it’s true: You can definitely enjoy many aspects of the game solo or with just a friend or two. But there may also come a time when you want to be a part of a larger group, especially when trying to run nightmare-mode dungeons or crawl through the lairs. In that case, a cabal becomes pretty desirable. Just like guilds in other games, TSW’s cabals are a conglomeration of fans who usually have a common thread that ties them together, be it play times, playstyles, or whatever else. (It wouldn’t surprise me to see a cabal of just fashionistas!) The trick is actually finding folks who have those commonalities.

That’s where the player-run Cabal Pride event on February 21st comes in. Starting at 2:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, this event is all about matching unguilded players with potential cabals.
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EverQuesting: Daybreak, SOE Live, and the resurrection of Fan Faire

It’s been quite a week! And not just for Massively Overpowered. Right as our original site was sunsetting, SOE announced that it was bought out and would be doing business under the new moniker Daybreak Games Company. Talk about shaking things up! Breaking free of Sony and going under the umbrella of an investment firm is just a wee bit of a change, and it is one that understandably had players nervous about future of the studio’s games. What will happen to the older titles like EverQuest and PlanetSide? What about those in development like EverQuest Next and H1Z1? CEO John Smedley assured players via Twitter that all the games will continue on. Time will tell. However, there was one immediate casualty in this whole changeover: SOE Live. And then in a huge punch to the fan gut came many more casualties in the form of multiple dev layoffs.

What will this all mean for players? As far as the convention side of things, a group of fans refuse to let 2015 go by without an annual gathering of SOE Daybreak Games players and is organizing a summer get-together. But will we even have games to celebrate come summer?

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