Justin Olivetti

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A casual gamer and long-time MMO fan, Justin is often heard yelling, "Player housing for all!" in the Massively Overpowered offices. In addition to news, he tackles LOTRO Legendarium for LOTRO, The Perfect Ten, Jukebox Heroes, the retrospective Game Archaeologist series, One Shots, and the Massively OP podcast.

Personal blog: BioBreak
Twitter: @sypster

Skyforge is selling new Nintendo Switch founder pack bundles prior to launch

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Skyforge is getting a nice boost of coverage and publicity thanks to its imminent launch on the Nintendo Switch. My.com is taking...

RIFT’s Typhoon of Doom battle pass goes live

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Since RIFT has long since traded in actual content updates for seasonal battle passes, the start of a new cycle is as much...

DC Universe Online hints at a ‘big storyline climax’ for this year

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With over 69 million player characters and 39 major content updates, DC Universe Online is a monster of a hit for Daybreak Games...

WoW Classic starts testing a significant spell batch change

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While WoW Classic players continue to hold their breath as to what Blizzard has planned for the legacy version of the game, they...

Melvor Idle is a surprise multi-platform hit based on RuneScape

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How do you feel about idle games? Occasionally I'll pick one up on my phone to fiddle with for a while, but my interest...

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of MMO loot I’m always thrilled to get

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Loot's not something that I see discussed much these days among MMO players. It's probably because loot's been around since the beginning of online...

Grand Theft Auto patent hints at a future multiplayer game

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While it remains to be seen what Rockstar will do with its next iteration of Grand Theft Auto -- and whether or not it'll...

Lord of the Rings Online pushes ahead with broadly unpopular patch changes

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While it looked for a minute there that SSG was reconsidering some absolutely awful changes to Lord of the Rings Online, the...

The Daily Grind: Do you watch MMO strategy videos?

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I never cease to be amazed how there always seems to be a video guide out there for anything to do with an MMO,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 305: Restoring faith

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Justin and Bree discuss Elite Dangerous' Odyssey delay, LOTRO's latest mishaps, Guild Wars 2 Power, Pirate101 and the KingsIsle sale, and FFXIV's Ishgard restoration, with a Daily Grind blitz and mailbag topics on WoW Shadowlands, seeing how the sausage is made, and lifeskill-centric MMOs.
This is fine.

Ashes of Creation counters customers’ cash cosmetic concerns

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There's an Ashes of Creation Reddit thread that's sort of blowing up this week concerning the availability of cosmetic looks. Basically, the...
Why do you have the Dreamworks Faces.

Hi-Rez’s Paladins ends its esports program: ‘It’s time to close this chapter’

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This can't be a good sign for competitive shooter Paladins: Hi-Rez announced this week that it has decided not to go forward...

LOTRO posts 2021 events schedule while players finish off the four-day Winterstock concert

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Drama aside, the show must go on for Lord of the Rings Online. In what promises to be a busy year of...

World of Warcraft hints at delving deeper into Shadowlands in 2021

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I can't be the only person wondering about what World of Warcraft has up its sleeve for 2021. Now that Shadowlands is...

The MOP Up: Valorant welcomes Yoru to the roster

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With the new character of Yoru joining up in Patch 2.0, Valorant's getting more interesting by the day. The team's also helping

Bonkies introduces cooperative monkeys to the field of structural engineering

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I won't tell you exactly how much time the Massively OP staff talked about Bonkies this morning, but it was a lot. Part...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Dream of Magic Online’s soundtrack

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One of the smaller resolutions that I'm striving to accomplish in 2021 is to attempt to pump out a new Jukebox Heroes column...

One Shots: The magical land of candy

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We would all like to think that, given the opportunity, we would be brave adventurers in fantasy lands, venturing forth to slay dragons and...

Neverwinter gives you a taste of its reimagined Sharandar

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Hope you're ready for a heavy dose of the fantastical and mythological, because Neverwinter's about to crack open a portal to a strange...

LOTRO Legendarium: It’s long past time to delete legendary items from Lord of the Rings Online

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Mines of Moria was easily the most ambitious expansion that Lord of the Rings Online created. Not only did it implement the...

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