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

And lo, Fallout 76’s Mothman event returned, and the world did tremble

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The Mothman is the greatest cryptid of Fallout 76's Appalachia -- and if you're either very lucky or very unfortunate, you might get to...

Zenith claims VR MMO is doing ‘fantastic,’ addresses gliding controversy

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Virtual reality MMORPG Zenith claims it's doing "fantastic" in the months following the game's release. "Since we launched the patch, we've seen our peak concurrency...

Dungeons and Dragons Online goes prehistoric with Isle of Dread launch

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Watch out for the enormous piles of dino doo-doo, and welcome to Isle of Dread! Dungeons and Dragons Online brought the classic D&D module...

WoW Classic begins Wrath beta, defends #SomeChanges design philosophy

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Are you ready to return to the Northrend of your fathers? Or at least of "you but about 12 years ago?" Beta testing for...

PSA: Lord of the Rings Online has even more corgis to dump into your lap

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The corgi invasion of Middle-earth hasn't stopped just because Lord of the Rings Online's anniversary celebration did. If you missed out on snagging a...

New World recorded crowds at real sporting events for its arena soundtrack

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When Amazon launched New World last year, one of the facets of the MMO that impressed many of us here at MOP was the...

The Daily Grind: Are there any major MMORPGs you haven’t tried yet?

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If you are anything like the MOP writers, your passion for the MMO genre has encouraged you to at least try out different titles...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 378: That MMO fresh start feeling

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, Diablo Immortal, Neverwinter, Echo of Soul, Gloria Victis, Palia, and Marvel Heroes, with adventures in Elder Scrolls, Arcane Waters, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on MMOs and accessibility.

Valheim fixes Steam saves, patches in fragrant flower crowns

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A particularly nasty bug that was causing Valheim players to lose progress while playing through Steam has been solved, according to the developers. " fixes...
Less than heroic.

12-year-old MOBA Heroes of Newerth has officially sunsetted

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After 12 years of operation, one of League of Legends' direct competitors has called it quits. Heroes of Newerth, which launched back in 2010, closed...

Nightingale strives to sell its realm-building card mechanic even while admitting the system isn’t finished

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While we will show up for Nightingale's Victorian steampunk aesthetic, the upcoming crafting survivalbox has to convince us to stay for its unique realm...

AdventureQuest 3D adds the Curse Weaver, a $15 cosmetic Mage variant

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Considering how often online shooters and MOBAs sell cosmetic variants of classes and champions, it's kind of surprising such types of sales haven't made...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online answers High Isle lore queries

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The release of Elder Scrolls Online's High Isle this month brought a whole lot of additional story and lore into the game -- and...

One Shots: High times in the High Isles

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Are you venturing into the Breton Isles in Elder Scrolls Online this month? If so, you'll find yourself in good company, as Joey49 is...

The Elder Scrolls Online guides players through its expanded accessibility features

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There's nothing more frustrating than not being able to approach and enjoy a video game as much as you want to because of disabilities...

LOTRO Legendarium: Return to Moria hopes to fill a niche crevasse

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As you may have already noticed from this column's previous coverage of the Amazon MMO, LOTRO Legendarium's umbrella is big enough to provide shade...
Mortal.

The Daily Grind: How resistant are you to the allure of MMO microtransactions?

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The insane level of predatory monetization in Diablo Immortal certainly sparked a whole lot of discussion --  not to mention backlash -- this month....

EVE Online votes into office its 17th player council

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Whittling down a field of 44 down to a final selection of 10, EVE Online's players have decided the next roster for the Council...

Palia answers questions about combat and costumes, says it’s a ‘long way from launch’

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Can't wait to get your cozy on with Palia? It's going to be a while, as the team confirmed that the title is a...

Lord of the Rings Online welcomes back the Midsummer Festival, talks about what’s next

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Wedding bells are ringing in Middle-earth -- again -- which means that Lord of the Rings Online's Midsummer Festival has returned for another season....

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