Eliot Lefebvre

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 industry and culture speculation of Vague Patch Notes. He also shares writing duties on Perfect Ten and writes some nonsense for What Are You Playing. No photos of him standing next to seventeen lizards in a trench coat have surfaced, coincidentally.

Twitter: @eliot_lefebvre
Streaming: Snippy Harold
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Betawatch: Dune Awakening is sanding out closed beta invites

Who here likes sand? If you like sand, this is your week for Betawatch because first and foremost there are reports that Dune Awakening...

Final Fantasy XI plans to allow race changes in the future as the second Vana’bout continues successfully

The target for all players to hit with the second incarnation of the Vana'bout event in Final Fantasy XI was 4 million plaudits. As...
All over again.

WoW Factor: Story Difficulty is a bad idea and a good idea all rolled into one

Back during Wrath of the Lich King, I remember people asking for a story difficulty for raids in World of Warcraft because if the...
weird viera

Co-op raiding roguelike Rabbit & Steel celebrates passing 100,000 copies sold

When you're a solo indie developer, it's hard to know when a game is going to resonate with a potential audience, especially when that...

Vague Patch Notes: Why I am no longer anticipating Blue Protocol

Last year, I was pretty jazzed about Blue Protocol. I've actually been pretty jazzed about it for a while, but last year it looked...
He seems happy.

Wisdom of Nym: What we learned about Final Fantasy XIV’s Viper, Pictomancer, and job updates from the live letter

We do not yet know as much as you think about how the Final Fantasy XIV jobs are going to look in Dawntrail. I...

The Daily Grind: How normal are you about your MMO characters?

I like to joke to people who know me in-game that I am extremely normal about my character in Final Fantasy XIV. But there...
The HORSE is a noble animal.

WRUP: Rejected lyrics to Salt-N-Pepa’s hit 1993 song ‘What a Man’ edition

Join us for our weekly open thread! We're discussing what MMOs we're playing this weekend and answering a bonus question about binge-watching TV.
We have Anduin at home.

The Daily Grind: Are you excited for Tarisland to release?

Our recent story about Tarisland having its release date currently sitting somewhere in the nebulous Shadow Zone reminded me that the game existed, which...
Peeky boo.

Betawatch: Wayfinder’s plan to downsize its MMO ambitions

Well this was not how I expected the Wayfinder story to continue, with the game basically dropping its online elements altogether. Now, it's not...

WoW Factor: Guessing at World of Warcraft’s The War Within’s release date using math

Oh yeah. It's time. I actually have some thoughts to share about World of Warcraft's current Remix leveling event, which are complicated and multilayered...

Final Fantasy XIV goes all-in with its Mountain Dew cross-promotion

Is there a word when something goes so far into cringe territory that it loops back around and becomes glorious? We need that word...
You knew this image was going to show up at some point during these articles. Be thankful it only happened at the end.

Vague Patch Notes: There is no one-and-done with MMOs

Last week's Vague Patch Notes column focused on the struggle of adding new things to MMORPGs forever and ever. I think it was a...
Complete with strong eye contact

Final Fantasy XIV shows off its new job actions in a nearly five-hour-long Letter from the Producer

Fans of Final Fantasy XIV who are accustomed to the normal flow of information ahead of expansions will remember that usually, the media tour...
in the court of the midnight king

Guild Wars 2 previews the Obsidian Legendary Armor coming with The Midnight King

When the last major update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure lands on May 21st, players are going to have the opportunity...
Never gonna get it, never gonna get it.

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs as fast food joints

Sometimes you go out to eat because you want something that's difficult to make on your own or just involves techniques you are unfamiliar...
Grave import.

Final Fantasy XI’s May update brings a new battlefield and Vana’bout event for its anniversary celebration

It's a month, so that means Final Fantasy XI is due for another update because that's how the game does things. Yes, really, it...
re-mess up the remix

World of Warcraft shares new video about this week’s Mists of Pandaria Remix

It's pretty clear that World of Warcraft is banking hard on the idea that everyone wants to run back through Mists of Pandaria in...
Trans rights city.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on new job abilities for Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail

I'm not going to lie: It feels as if Dawntrail kind of leaped into action with the Final Fantasy XIV fandom. The fan festival...
vrising wireless

The Daily Grind: Has a survival sandbox ever really grabbed your attention?

Survival sandboxes are not MMORPGs, but they are online games, and so they occupy an odd middle space insofar as many of them feature...