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

Sea of Thieves introduces the Ashen Lords with today’s update

It's all over in Sea of Thieves, because you now have to fight skeletons covered in fire. Yes, the Ashen Lords arrive...
Fighty shouty fight-shouts.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands appears to have PvP world quests returning once more

In World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, players are wandering in the realm of the dead and dealing with afterlife issues. A perfect time to...
Ms. Not-Appearing-In-This-List.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs I was very wrong about

Here's a not-actually-very-secret bit of honesty about the industry that I have been working in for about a decade now: I am not actually...
Build it up.

The Daily Grind: When should MMO studios compensate players for downtime?

Been playing Lord of the Rings Online lately? That's a little gallows humor for you, right there; logging into LOTRO has been a...

DC Universe Online launches the Wonderverse episode on July 30

Remember when DC Comics completely destroyed its multiverse only to bring it back a couple of years later, tops? We sometimes do. But it...

Astellia Online patches out the summer event, improves rewards, and adds more cosmetic slots

Summer has come to an end... well, over in Astellia Online. The game's newest patch removes the summer event, so you'll need...
Not a sharknado.

Final Fantasy XIV brings a shark-filled Moonfire Faire around on August 12

On August 11th, Final Fantasy XIV players will face the end of the Shadowbringers MSQ arc that will decide the fate of a...
Urgent, urgent, urgent!

Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to Steam on August 5

Remember the Phantasy Star Online 2 launch fiasco with the Windows store? Of course you do. It was terrible. And it led to...

Steam appears to be testing out a Playtest button on its game pages

Wouldn't it be easier to just sign up for beta testing and playtesting events via Steam instead of other means? Yes, it would. And...
Robot? Maybe? I don't know any more.

TERA’s EU version upgrades to the 64-bit client this coming August

Ah, the 64-bit client! 64-bit clients for games are pretty well the norm by now, but some games have held back. One such example...
Busting makes me feel lackluster.

Champions of Titan is shutting down at the end of August

Farewell, Champions of Titan, we scarcely knew you. The game is shutting down on August 31st, which means the game's Steam page...
This is someone else's problem.

EU study recommends taking on lockboxes as a consumer issue rather than a gambling issue

As much as the companies using them to make bank might want them to, the discussions around lockboxes are not going away. And a...
Light up my room.

Wisdom of Nym: Everything we learned in Final Fantasy XIV’s 5.3 live letter

It's not exactly a secret to people who follow my presence on various feeds that I'm not doing great right now emotionally, but the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO activities are like a security blanket for you?

Sometimes you just want something in an MMO that feels like chopping wood. It's productive, it's engaging enough that you don't dislike it, and...

WRUP: One hundred names you could give a pet lizard edition

Mr. Lizard. Mrs. Lizard. Scaly Max. Princess. Godzilla. Smaug. Smaugzilla. Captain. Ol' Slitherbelly. Borger. William. Super-William. William the Conqueror. William the Conqueror Specifically Of...
Fracking! Yes? No.

Betawatch: Fractured and Magic: Legends do the closed alpha dance

You can test if you want to if you've gotten an invite. Yes, Fractured kicked off its most recent closed alpha after...
Sure. All right. Nice. Fine.

Destiny 2 outlines the details behind its inclusion on Xbox Game Pass

The big news for Destiny 2 this week was one that will have mixed appeal for existing players because the free-to-play title...
Oh, oh, oh.

Alpha testing is ongoing now for Magic: Legends

It's testing time for Magic: Legends! Everyone (who was specifically invited to the test) gets to try out Magic: Legends! The information...
How do we hide with all the glowy bits?

Albion Online explains the hideouts of Roads of Avalon

Hideouts? In my Roads of Avalon? It's more likely than you might think in Albion Online. Yes, players can definitely stake their...
Tink tink.

EverQuest II brings Tinkerfest around once more until August 5

Do you love tinkering with the gnomes in EverQuest II? Alternately, do you absolutely hate doing that but love taking part in seasonal...