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: High-speed Heritage Questing in EverQuest II

Have you been missing EverQuest Two-sday? Well, it’s back! And there are so many different adventures MassivelyOP’s MJ wants to get to before the progression servers open up. Tonight she’ll focus on more high-level Heritage Quests; the question is, how fast can she do them? Can she start and finish one all in one go, or could she possibly even hit up two? Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to see some speed questing; you can even join and complete the HQs as well.

What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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EverQuest II’s progression servers launch on July 21st

Norrathians eager to start life from the beginning again on EverQuest II’s upcoming time-locked servers have only one more week to wait. Producer Holly Longdale revealed at E3 2015 that both the PvE and the PvP versions of these progression servers are scheduled to open their doors on July 21st. While the lack of the racial suburbs and such won’t offer a true beginning experience (a true disappointment to many), it is an opportunity for everyone to start off on the same footing, making crafting and the economy vital again while setting the stage for a close-knit community as it moves through the game together.

The progression servers will be available to All Access members. Will you be on Stormhold (PvE) or Deathtoll (PvP) come Tuesday? Let us know!


The Stream Team: Giving away SWTOR goodies

Come to the dark side, we have goodies! OK, maybe that isn’t an official slogan for SWTOR, but it is for MassivelyOP’s Larry and MJ. The two team up again to soak up more Imperial story XP while giving away in-game goodies. Larry has a bunch of stuff he wants to dole out, and MJ has much further to descend before her heart is truly in tune with the dark side. Join us live at 12:00 p.m. for your chance to win!

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 11th, 2015

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Chaos Theory: The Secret World introduces Issue #12: To the Dark Tower Below

We’ve known for quite some time that The Secret World’s next issue would be dungeon-based. We also knew it would take place under the Orochi Tower. Today, the devs shared much more information during a livestream, everything from unveiling the Issue #12 cover to discussing the ins and outs of the dungeon, raid, and lair changes. Lead Designer Romain Amiel and Lead Systems Designer Andrew Ryker also revealed that the issue will be split into two separate releases so players can delve in sooner — as early as mid-August. It’s important to note that the cost for the issue will be a one-time thing for both parts; once you buy it you’ll have access to both halves regardless of the time between releases.

What all is in store for us TSW fans? Check out this highlight of the incoming features. And if you missed the livestream but still want to watch it for yourself, we’ve embedded it for your convenience.

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The Stream Team: Checking out Cabal II

Cabal II opened its beta doors last week, which means MassivelyOP’s MJ can sneak in for a peek. She’ll show off the character creation tools before diving into the adventures. With her preference for healing and/or ranged magic, should she select a Priest or a Wizard? Join us live at 2:00 p.m. to decide which she plays!

What: Cabal II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 10th, 2015

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The Stream Team: Launching into Trove’s release

It’s Trove’s launch day! And MassivelyOP’s MJ can hardly resist checking out a new game, let alone one with voxel building and cool pets and mounts to collect. Rumor has it you can build most anything, even an in-game Mo sans shield! Yeah, it is definitely time for her dive in and experience this world for herself. Tune in live at 5:30 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you the very first launch steps into…

What: Trove
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 5:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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The Stream Team: Seeking supply drops in ARK: Survival Evolved

You don’t have to scrounge for everything you need in ARK: Survivor Evolved — sometimes goods fall from the sky! Everyone knows MassivelyOP’s MJ cannot resist a shiny, and the supply drops are the biggest shinies of all. No, seriously, you can practically see them from the other side of the island! And inside each capsule is an assortment of things to help a survivor, well, survive. MJ is dodging dinos and tracking down these supply drops hoping to find some good stuff. Will she find building materials? Weapons? Housing items? Blueprints? It’s RNG at its finest! Tune in live at 7:00 p.m. to see what she collects.

What: ARK: Survivor Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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The Stream Team: Returning to Rogue in Marvel Heroes

With the introduction of so many new heroes in Marvel Heroes over the last few months, MassivelyOP’s MJ has been distracted from playing her true love: Rogue. Now that the birthday celebration seems to have diverted the dev team’s attention from releasing more right now, she’s got a chance to dive back in on the maven of multiple powers. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ takes advantage of Midtown Madness and the anniversary buffs to finish that last leg to level 60.

What: Marvel Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 6th, 2015

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Chaos Theory: Guide to The Secret World’s third anniversary celebration

Are you ready to party? Because it’s birthday time! The Secret World is celebrating its third year, and you’re invited to a two-week bash that brings back the Guardians of Gaia event introduced the first year as well as the added Tokyo festivities from the second. That means now is the time to catch up on collecting all the lore, pets, and costumes from the earlier anniversaries that you’ve missed! It’s also the perfect time to stock up on gobs of AP from the world bosses, and it’s the only time you can score the newest loot and dance (well, at least until next year!).

The soiree lasts until July 15th, but to help players have an extra good time, Funcom has added some major buffs and bonuses for the first week; until July 8th, players can take advantage of double AP, extra black bullion, and 50% more of all the following: Aureus (the currency you earn in scenarios), Marks of Venice from PvP, and AEGIS research XP from Tokyo.

Not sure where to start? Here’s a guide to help you get the most out of the celebration, from lore locations to tips and tricks to complete your collections.

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Behind the scenes: The sights and sounds of World of Warships’ vessels

Immersion. That’s not a word you often hear associated with lobby-based PvP games. But in the case of World of Warships, the third title in Wargaming’s WWII-era trilogy, it’s more than just fitting; it’s defining. Although not a battle simulation, WoWS offers a genuinely immersive experience thanks to the historical authenticity and the level of detail in both the audio and visual departments. You’ve heard the devil is in the details? Well that’s where the immersion is, too. And now that open beta has started, more players are finally able to dive in and experience this for themselves.

To learn more about how the development team achieved such a high level of immersion, I went to the source: I visited Wargaming’s headquarters in St. Petersburg and talked with the devs who create everything you see and hear in the game. And after watching the creation process in action, I appreciated the ambiance all the more when I jumped in for a hands-on in the closed beta.
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The Stream Team: July 4th fireworks in World of Warships open beta

What’s more patriotic than shooting off heavy artillery from a US warship on July 4th? After all, the national anthem is all about the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air. That’s precisely why Massively OP’s MJ is diving into World of Warships for the holiday… that, and the chance to sink someone’s battleship! Join live at 2:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you…

What: World of Warships
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 4th, 2015

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The Stream Team: Interior expedition of ARK: Survival Evolved

Last time, Massively OP’s MJ delved deep into an ARK cave and faced the dangers of giant spiders and scorpions. This time, she’s going to venture further into the interior of the island to explore uncharted land. Rumor has it there are many new and exciting creatures to see! Tune in live at 12:00 p.m. to see how long she lasts before she’s dino chow.

What: ARK: Survivor Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Enjoy the show!

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The Stream Team: Landmark be a land of pirates!

Arrrrg! Thar be pirates skulking about Landmark! At least there are plenty of their hideouts scattered about. Previously, Massively OP’s MJ has shown off spaceships, castles, trains, and even different IPs; this time she’s highlighting pirate-themed builds. Join us live at 3:00 p.m.for a tour of coves, ships, and other assorted pirate hangouts, and take a chance at collecting some treasure of your own with our seven-day beta code and goody giveaways!

What: Landmark
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 3rd, 2015

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