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

Ask Aion video discusses EU server merges, patch 4.75 release

In the third episode of Ask Aion, the game’s product director answers another round of questions posed by EU players. The first topic of the video was the status of server mergers — mainly the positives and negatives if doing them, not a date. A date, however, was provided for the release of patch 4.75; players will log into this latest update on June 17th. Other topics touched upon include upcoming events, the possibility of two-seater mounts, and the opportunity to procure your very own Shugo plushie. For more details, check out the full video below.

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Memorial Day weekend sales starting at 99 cents

Memorial Day weekend has brought some great deals for a variety of MMOs, including TUG, Guild Wars 2, EVE Online, World of TanksInfinite Crisis, and RIFT.

The sandbox TUG wins for deepest discount: It’s on sale for the super-low price of $.99 at the Humble Store. Although the sale is not available on Steam itself, users can participate in it by selecting a Steam key at checkout. Guild Wars 2 and EVE Online also have 50% off deals at Humble; the former is $19.99 and the latter’s Premium Starter bundle is $24.99.

World of Tanks is offering price reductions of up to 50% on vehicles, crew training, and equipment as well as special bundles. The weekend also includes an XP bonus and various special events.

Through May 25th, all Infinite Crisis champions and store costumes are unlocked for players to enjoy, and RIFT is selling its top two Nightmare Tide Collector’s Editions for 50% off through May 26th.

Source: TUG, GW2, EVE, RIFT, WoT, Infinite Crisis. Thanks to Siphaed and Ageofmyth for the tips!

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The Stream Team: Scouting after surviving another H1Z1 wipe

After surviving another H1Z1 wipe, MassivelyOP’s MJ has nothing left to lose — and she plans to take full advantage of the situation! Since she doesn’t have a fort to protect or any belongings to worry about, so she’s going to scout out the land and try to ascertain which spot she’ll settle in permanently when the time comes. Should it be close to town, or tucked away in the woods? Can she find the perfect combination of security and essentials? Join us live at 1:00 p.m. to join in the search in-game or in chat.

What: H1Z1
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 1:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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The Stream Team: Gotta steal them all in GTA Online

It’s no secret that appropriating cars is a major component of GTA Online; besides giving you a set of wheels for those moments when walking simply isn’t the safest option, it’s also a way to pad your wallet. As a car lover, MassivelyOP’s MJ loves taking various vehicles for a spin. And there are so many awesome cars out there to choose from! Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. as she creatively borrows a few more models to test drive.

What: Grand Theft Auto Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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The Stream Team: More SWTOR story mission XP and prizes

Earlier this week, Massively OP’s MJ and Larry jumped into Star Wars: The Old Republic on the Republic side to take advantage of the 12x story XP. However, the two were sidetracked by the Gree event. This time they promise to focus on stories, but favoring the Imperial side with their presence instead. One thing will remain the same, however: There will be Cartel Packs and other goodies for viewers to win! Tune in live at 12:00 p.m. to watch the adventures unfold, and possibly walk away with a prize.

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: MJ Guthrie & Larry Everett
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 16th, 2015

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The Stream Team: Racing for riches in GTA Online

There are plenty of ways to make money in GTA Online, from missions to heists to nabbing cars and selling them to the shops. One really fun away is by racing, and MassivelyOP’s MJ loves to race! Her vehicle of choice is a motorbike, but you can also jockey for first place in cars, bicycles, monster trucks and off-roaders (on the ground) as well as planes and helicopters (in the skies). Heck, you can even jump out mid-air and race parachutes! Of course, the best payouts are for beating everyone else, so MJ is in it to win it! Join us live at 9:00 p.m. to see how much cash she can accumulate.

What: Grand Theft Auto Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 15th, 2015

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DC Universe Online: Halls of Power II and the end of DLC

If you are not a subscriber to DC Universe Online, you’re still sitting back on the sidelines anticipating the release of Halls of Power Part II next week. We all know trying to be patient isn’t the funnest thing when you are looking forward to diving into your favorite game’s new content, so we talked with Senior Creative Director Jens Andersen and Design Director Jesse Benjamin during a DLC preview to glean some interesting tidbits to share with you while you’re wait.

Of course, we also have some information that those members who are busy playing through the DLC right now might want to stop and take note of. Andersen shared some words on plans going forward, probably the most notable being DCUO’s planned shift away from DLC.

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The Stream Team: Breaking into The Secret World’s Orochi Tower

If you enjoyed reading about The Secret World’s Reaping the Whirlwind goodness, you might just love watching it! Massively OP’s MJ and Justin area teaming up again to start the Issue #11 adventures. Now is your chance to experience the beginning of the end of the Tokyo story. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to watch the duo storm the tower and dig up all the Orochi dirt.

What: The Secret World
Who: MJ Guthrie & Justin Ollivetti
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 14th, 2015

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EverQuesting: Life after Landmark’s big wipe

It was just over a week ago that Landmark‘s servers went offline in preparation for a major upheaval that affected nearly every system in the game, from a total reworking of topography to a complete character wipe. Indeed, big changes were ready to burst forth! And fans sat in eager anticipation of the servers’ return so they could jump in and experience everything because while we’ve had announcements and patch notes to prepare us, knowing what changes lie ahead is never the same as living them. What’s better than expected? What leaves a little to be desired? Here are my week-one impressions of life after the wipe.

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The Stream Team: Caves of Landmark’s wonders

As pretty as the scenery can be topside, spelunking is where the action is since all the mobs were moved underground in Landmark. That’s not to say there aren’t amazing sites to behold underground as well; in fact, MassivelyOP’s MJ has discovered a number of player-built ruins in various caverns as she’s descended into the depths to find a few foes to face. Join us live at 7:00 p.m. for a cavern crawl and the chance of winning a week stay in Landmark for yourself or a friend!

What: Landmark
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

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The Stream team: Soaking up SWTOR’s story XP bonus

Star Wars: The Old Republic is tossing out story XP willy-nilly right now, and Massively OP’s Larry has talked MJ into diving back in to soak a bunch up! It wasn’t that hard to do: The class stories are very fun to watch. And thanks to our community, we have some Deep Core Explorer’s Packs to give away to viewers, so if you want to visit a galaxy far, far away and have a chance at taking home some loot, tune in live at 3:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you…

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: MJ Guthrie and Larry Everett
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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The Stream Team: Playing a good guy in GTA Online

You don’t have to be a bad guy when playing GTA Online. No, MassivelyOP’s MJ is definitely one of the good guys, stopping the evil drug traffickers that plague the city of Los Santos. Truly, she’s is just doing her civic duty to help keep the streets safe! Instead of stealing, she just creatively borrows cars for an indefinite period of time (not necessarily returning them in the same condition), and when driving she carefully avoids the pedestrians whenever possible. And shooting out the tires of cop cars isn’t so bad… especially when compared with shooting the cops! Join us live at 12:00 p.m for some totally above-board Los Santos antics. We swear!

What: Grand Theft Auto Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 9th, 2015

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The Stream Team: Touring a whole new Landmark world

There isn’t anything built in Landmark right now to gaze upon, but that’s not really the point today, is it? With the newest landmasses to traverse and new biomes available to experience, it’s all about getting a gander at the volcanoes, the inland waterways, and the new forests that now make up the world. And massively OP’s MJ can’t wait to get in and find the perfect plot to stake her claim. Tune in live at 12:30 p.m. for a tour of the landscape — after she recreates a character!

What: Landmark
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 8th, 2015

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