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: Project Gorgon’s big-headed bully

Can Massively OP’s MJ escape Project Gorgon’s newbie island? She’s run the dungeon already, but she’s not sure what other tasks are left for her in this revamped iteration of the starter zone. Before she leaves, however, she really wants to fight that big-headed bully down in the basement. Can she find some friends to help gang up on the creature? Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ tries to put that inflated ego in its place.

What: Project Gorgon
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 30th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Jumping into Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box for the first time

Massively OP’s MJ has never experienced Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box. Oh she’s heard plenty about it over the years, she has just never taken part for herself. Today, that all changes. She’s jumping into the retro-themed experience to enjoy the ambiance, but she’s not likely to go for the more challenging “tribulation mode”; she’ll keep it simple for her first time. Join us live at 3:00 p.m. for MJ’s inaugural dive into SAB.

What: Guild Wars 2
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 30th, 2018

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EverQuesting: EverQuest II breaks into spring with Beast’r eggs and Bristlebane

Spring has sprung! And for EverQuest II, that means a return of Beast’r Eggs and Bristlebane. Norrathians get to celebrate the season by immersing themselves in frivolity and fun, pranks and pets, egg hunts and event rewards… but only for a limited time.

More than most events, these two are time sensitive. While the Bristlebane Day festival startes yesterday and goes for two weeks, The Highest of Silly Days is only one day — April 1st. And the Beast’r Eggstravaganza only lasts a single week, ending early on the 4th.  The chances of missing out on the semore time-limited festivities is too high, so I’m going to help you make sure you can catch these celebrations this year! I’ve got tips and tricks as well as a general guide to help you make the most of both festivals.

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The Stream Team: A time out in Secret World Legends’ Nursery

With Season 2 just around the corner, it is time for Massively OP’s MJ to do some serious Secret World Legends story cramming. She’d ended the original Transylvania story, but it turns out that there is even more! The old TSW Issue #7 has been incorporated into the main storyline (which is awesome), so that means she needs to visit the nursery before she can move on to Venice and Tokyo. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ enters one of the creepiest places in…

What: Secret World Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 29th, 2018

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The Stream Team: A first peek at PixARK

Welcome to our first peek inside PixARK! OK, so that may not be a catchy title, but Massively OP’s MJ is too focused on catching herself some blocky dinos. The Minecrafty ARK mix just launched yesterday, and MJ is dying (possibly literally — there are dinos after all) to play it! She simply can’t resist pet dinos. As a veteran of ARK, how will she do in this new environment? Tune in live at 5:00 p.m. to find out as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you a very first look at…

What: PixARK
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Shroud of the Avatar has launched

And we have liftoff! SOTA has now officially launched and is a live game. That means nothing is holding Massively OP’s MJ back from diving into the game and its story. She’s still undecided about making a new character, but she does want to start the story over either way, so she might just reset for now. Either way, many new adventures lie ahead. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. for the official launch-day edition of…

What: Shroud of the Avatar
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Super Trove Hero adventures!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s the Vanguardian! Trove’s superhero expansion has just landed, and Massively OP’s MJ is torn between playing her Dracolyte or moving on and trying the new class. For now, she has to collect the pieces in order to craft one, so the choice is delayed a bit. In the meantime, there is the whole of Luminopolis to explore. Join us live at 3:00 p.m. as MJ checks out this newly launched Heroes update.

What: Trove
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Celebrating SMITE’s 4th birthday

It’s been four years since SMITE sped onto the scene; that’s four years of gods smashing other gods on the battleground. It’s been a pretty fun ride for Massively OP’s MJ since she climbed aboard, especially with all the adventures! Tonight is all about just hanging out and celebrating the game. Who knows, she might even finally brave the new 5v5 conquest map! Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. and wish the MOBA a happy birthday.

What: SMITE
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 26th, 2018

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The Stream Team: A Warframe 5th anniversary party

The party started early for Warframe’s anniversary, and from what Massively OP’s MJ has seen on some of the ships, they might have partied a bit too hard! Tomorrow Warframe turns five years old, and there are special missions for all Tenno that reward some pretty spiffy items. MJ is heading in to run all four of these “celebrations”; join us in live at 2:00 p.m. to see just how wild the shindigs get!

What: Warframe
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, March 24th, 2018

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A sneak peek of South Africa in Secret World Legends’ Season 2

The things I do for you! You know that story is everything to me, and in order to bring you more information, I allowed myself to be partially spoiled on Secret World Legends’ start of the long-awaited Season 2. If you know nothing of what’s ahead and are trying to stay totally pure of any information other than it launches on April 4th, then go ahead and leave now. Right now. That was your warning. Because I was just on a pretty detailed (but not completely spoilerific) tour of the upcoming content release with Game Director Romain Amiel and Community Manager Andy Benditt. And I am going to share some of it with you. Don’t worry, though – I’ve got your back. I’ve made it so incredibly obvious the different levels of spoilers — from nothing to lots — so if you get spoiled, you will have only yourself to blame.

If you already know where we are heading and want to learn details about non-story stuff that is pertinent to the expansion, I’ve got a whole section ahead for you. You can stop before any of the story spoilers happen. For those who want to go ahead and get even more of the juicy tidbits of the story, I’ve got a whole big bite of it for you, including screenshots. But even you don’t get to know everything!

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The Stream Team: Sidetracked by Secret World Legends’ side missions

It has come down to investigation and many side missions — that’s what Massively OP’s MJ needs to do to move on out of Scorched Desert. And move on she must! The new content is starting up very soon, and she still has Transylvania and Tokyo to work her way through. Tune in live tonight at 9:00 p.m. as MJ tries to speed through all the side missions in this half of the desert.

What: Secret World Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

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Shroud of the Avatar: Partying with Portalarium, countering pay-to-win, and the state of the game

The day is finally arriving: Shroud of the Avatar is formally launching next week. It’s been a long journey. The path to this new old-school MMO started back on Kickstarter on March 8th, 2013. Now, five years almost to the day, SOTA is emerging. On March 27th, release #52 will be the official launch of episode 1. And fans didn’t have to wait until the end of the month to celebrate; Portalarium hosted a launch party this past week in Austin, Texas.

Besides hanging out with devs and fans at the shindig, I visited the studio’s offices for a tour and interview with Richard Garriott and Starr Long. There, I got to see memorabilia from the very beginnings of Garriott’s game-making career as well as a sneak peek of the events that will occur at SOTA’s launch. After that, it was celebration time at the awesome From Pong to Pokemon exhibit at the The Bullock Texas State History Museum (which happened to have a display of some of Garriott’s early gaming goodies!)

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The Stream Team: Checking out Chapter VI in SWTOR’s KOTET

Massively OP’s Larry and MJ made it off of Iokath, but the adventure is far from over; just because they survived doesn’t mean they are safe. Vaylin is hatching a plan that could lead to trouble, and you know this pair aims to stop her. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. as the duo starts chapter VI — we hear there might even be a vote flirt in there!

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

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