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
You're shockingly unskilled at wearing pants.

Albion Online previews a learning point rework

The original purpose of Albion Online's learning point system was to create a balance mechanism for players with varying amounts of time to spend...
For the record, again, this costs a lot of money on a monthly basis.

Ron Gilbert explains how video game budgets work

If you've never designed a game for money, you probably do not have a very clear picture of what video game budgets look like....
Just calling to check in on you and all.

Skyforge previews its next major update, Aelion’s Call

It hasn't been all that long since the first major update to Skyforge, but the developers are pushing full steam ahead on the game's...
Good for those of us who need screenshots, though.

SMITE is now available on Steam

Increasingly, there's no reason to not just run every conceivable game through Steam, aside from the fact that it's another program on top of...
The update's big, yeah yeah yeah.

Neverwinter: Elemental Evil goes live on Xbox One

If you've been playing Neverwinter on the Xbox One, you've had to deal with a bit of update lag. There's no way around it,...
I'm awesome but not in this.

Check out more than half an hour of Crowfall’s current test version

Crowfall is transparent. Not in the sense that you can see right through it, but in the sense that the development process is open...
It's not in imminent danger!

Elite: Dangerous has sold 825,000 copies

The good news for Elite: Dangerous fans is that the latest financial report for Frontier Developments is available, and the game appears to have...
Kyle, the deal is this - I used to think that my job was making sure a very specific sort of ship didn't get past orbit. And that was my job, and I did it. And then one day? They told me that it wasn't important any more, and that those ships could land, and no one had wanted them shot down for a very long time. And you know what, Kyle? It turns out - and I'm as surprised as anyone - that I just really, really like shooting down spaceships. So now I'm freelance.

Tribes: Ascend test server rewrites classes in a major way

Tribes: Ascend is getting updates again, with the first update hitting the test server soon. So what are you expecting? A bit of balance...
anyway here's wonderwall

Shroud of the Avatar adds in instruments and fishing with release 22

Have you been thinking to yourself that Shroud of the Avatar would be better if you also had the chance to engage in a...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s crafting and gathering endgame in Heavensward

Crafting and gathering has never been a primary goal of mine in Final Fantasy XIV so much as a secondary one. It's something extra...
I live, I die, I live again!

Hi-Rez Studios’ COO Todd Harris on Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and e-sports

It was kind of a surprise when Tribes: Ascend fans were told this week to expect new stuff for the game after it sat...
What was that vendor's name? Saw? Was it Saw? Adze? Saw sounds right-ish.

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer MMO factions to be good vs. evil or multifaceted?

I don't have ready access to it any longer - it was a while ago - but I recall reading something to the general...

WRUP: The Slowpoke Song edition

The fact of the matter is that Pokémon has never been a big part of my life, so I'm even less capable of explaining...
There's a thing with this game and redheads, huh?

Betawatch: September 4th, 2015

The pre-alpha testing for Crowfall has started, which is really great even if it's mostly just people beating the snot out of one another...

Champions Online kicks off anniversary event, explains how to play a supervillain

Yesterday, we noted that Champions Online seemed to have missed out on its anniversary event, which is a bit sad for players of the...
Of course the official art appears to be a woman in the middle of changing. Into a demon.

Devilian begins alpha testing for Obsidian founders

If you've been eagerly awaiting your chance to get your hands on Devilian even in just a test stage, your wait is over. At...
Tip one, wear pants.

Skyforge offers tips on playing with others

Playing well with others is important when you're playing online games, and Skyforge is indeed an online game. Fortunately, a new round of tips...
Just looking good.

Crowfall answers community questions on development

A small number of players are getting their first taste of what Crowfall is going to be, and that's a good thing. The result...
We fought a bear.

Perfect Ten: The 10 MMO memories we all have

I have been playing MMOs with varying degrees of intensity for the past 12 years. That is really weird to me. It also means that...

Champions Online turns 6 with belated fanfare [Updated]

There's nothing quite as depressing as having a birthday party when no one shows up, but at least in that situation there would have...