Eliot Lefebvre


Senior Reporter

Eliot Lefebvre has been writing on Massively Overpowered since it was created after a long and illustrious career of writing about video games for half a decade on some other site that you might have heard about. He currently pens Wisdom of Nym for Final Fantasy XIV, WoW Factor for World of Warcraft, and the rotating adventures of Choose My Adventure. He also shares writing duties on Perfect Ten and writes some nonsense for What Are You Playing. No photos of him standing next to Abraham Lincoln have surfaced, coincidentally.

Personal blog: Eliot-Lefebvre.com
Twitter: @eliot_lefebvre
Blog: Eliot-Lefebvre.com
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The Daily Grind: What animals would you like to see more of in MMOs?

This probably will not surprise anyone reading this, but I really like animals. But I still get a bit depressed at the fact that...
Our Hero

WRUP: Excerpt from the diary of Sir Harris Bellweather, farting explorer edition

...It was at this late hour, with our nightly feast of beans fading into pungent memory, that the watchman sighted land off the larboard...

Betawatch: Atlas delays alpha a week, Division 2 hits tech alpha

Studio Wildcard, you... er... wild cards. Yeah, that seems right. You announced the big surprise splash of Atlas, and then you delay the...
Pshew, pshew, pshew!

Rend’s newest patch adds in the first selection of artifacts

Let's get something out of the way very quickly. Wielding Mjolnir in Rend will probably not allow you to fly, nor will it give...

DayZ actually launches with version 1.0, conditions in the underworld described as ‘chilling’

The day we never thought would arrive has arrived. DayZ has actually launched version 1.0. It has launched. It's actually arrived at launch. No...

Final Fantasy XIV’s second Encyclopedia Eorzea is even better than the first

The second volume of Final Fantasy XIV's Encyclopedia Eorzea was the only item I wanted to get on the floor of the fan festival...

Star Wars: The Old Republic celebrates seven years with firework backpacks

It's been seven years of playing in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and to celebrate the occasion, players can strap a volatile mixture of...

EVE Online updates players on its efforts in fighting against bots

Even in the cutthroat world of EVE Online, there are things you can't get away with, and one of those things is botting.

Pokemon Go explains the philosophy underpinning its new trainer battles

Why are there different leagues for trainer battles in Pokemon Go? Because Niantic is familiar with the game's competitive scene, that's why. The...
Sure, it's probably better-looking.

Otherland discusses the process of improving visuals and performance at the same time

Graphical quality is an ongoing struggle. On the one hand, developers want to make the prettiest game possible; on the other hand, no one...

Vague Patch Notes: The taxonomy of corporate apologies in video games

Somehow, Bethesda managed to persevere after the Great Canvas Shortage of 2018 to replace the Fallout 76 CE bags that were essentially plastic...

Netmarble’s appeal over deceptive lockbox practices has been dismissed

Even South Korea is getting mighty tired of lockboxes... or at least, tired of scuzzy business practices associated with them. Netmarble had been...
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Artifact’s playerbase is already dropping fast, just like the value of its cards

It was years ago that Magic: the Gathering fans learned a very simple fact about collectible card games: Cards are toys, not investments, and...

Final Fantasy XIV unveils its site for patch 4.5

The only way to the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion is through the last patch of this expansion, just like the only way...

The Daily Grind: When have MMO devs brought up ‘universal’ experiences that ring hollow?

I remember the developers talking about Legendary items in World of Warcraft: Legion in hushed tones, noting that they wanted to replicate the experience...
It's a bribe, Charlie Brown.

Defiance 2050 and Defiance brings the Solstice Strike on December 17

Even in the ruined world of Defiance 2050, people are still gathering around to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. What would that be?...
Sir Viva!

Survived By is moving forward and tackling bugs, starting with items and economy

The development team is listening to player feedback in Survived By, and there are issues to be addressed. First and foremost are the...
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Dauntless corrects the height of its CE statue and apologizes for the error

Bad news, Dauntless fans; if you're getting the game's Collector's Edition, your Pangar statue will not be as expected. By which we mean it...

Closers Online’s Luna is live today for shield-bashing fun

Years of shields as a tanking tool in MMOs tend to make us think of shields as being purely defensive, but when you think...
Stone city.

EverQuest: The Burning Lands has launched

Well, it's time for another EverQuest expansion, go have fun. Yes, perhaps we don't sound very excited here, but that's not because of lack...