Justin Olivetti


Senior Reporter

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

Vindictus pits players against a vampire gardener raid boss

After taking a brutal and unexpected axe to all of its PvP systems earlier this year, Vindictus is looking to shore up that self-inflicted...

Dungeons and Dragons Online celebrates 18th anniversary with free Dragon Lord archetype

The 18th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons Online hath arrived, and Standing Stone Games isn't taking this lightly -- especially during the Year of...

World of Warcraft game designer shares the full backstory of the Mists of Pandaria Warlock revamp

While Mists of Pandaria isn't exactly the talk of the World of Warcraft scene right now, it may be when Mists Classic is invariably...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with interesting Guinness World Records

I never quite know how much stock to put in Guinness World Records. I guess it's somewhere between "for amusement value" and "stone cold...

Casually Classic: Is it worth playing into World of Warcraft’s Cataclysm Classic?

Do you know that feeling of flipping through cable channels or endless Netflix menus only to suspect there's nothing on that would hit the...

LOTRO goes into a fourth round of Update 39 testing

Extensive testing of Lord of the Rings Online's Update 39 continues, as a fourth round of the beta activated this week. The promising news...

Embers Adrift’s latest patch preps an unlimited free trial starting in March

While Embers Adrift most definitely is not the MMORPG for lone wolf players, Stormhaven Studios made some concessions for soloers with the February patch. The...

The Daily Grind: Is gliding a good compromise to flying in MMOs?

By now, we all know the pros and cons of inserting flying into MMORPGs. Such systems can offer unparalleled freedom and be a great...
Sit the eff down.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 459: A Gigantic return

Justin and Bree discuss Nightingale's launch, Gigantic's return, Guild Wars 2's Realm of Dreams, and Last Epoch's launch, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on Wagadu Chronicles and TTRPG-MMO crossovers.

SWTOR initiates a pirate-laden PvP season as S5 Pirate’s Plunder begins

Star Wars has had its fair share of pirates and scoundrels over the years, and for 12 weeks this winter, SWTOR players are invited...

Palworld races to squash bugs and balance gameplay with Patch 0.1.5

With 25 million players behind it and all sorts of publicity, Palworld isn't hurting for momentum at the moment. Helping out in this regard...

Age of Empires announces multiplayer mobile version for 2024

Oh man, Age of Empires II was my jam back in the early 2000s. Along with many of you, surely, I sunk in so...

Skull and Bones hauls Season 1: Raging Tides to the surface

When you think about it, "Raging Tides" is an apt description of the unstable flow of Skull and Bones' gameplay these days. Ubisoft's pirate...

Freaky shooter Once Human aims for a multiplayer beta next month

Just because the world has ended in such mind-boggling horror that it would erode your very soul doesn't mean you can't grab a good...

LOTRO and DDO’s Standing Stone Games invites fans to a meetup during PAX East

If you're heading out to PAX East next month and have any affinity for Lord of the Rings Online or Dungeons and Dragons Online,...

Ravendawn grapples with dupe bug and a pay-to-win mechanic

It's been a hectic several weeks for Ravendawn following the Tibia-inspired MMO's launch in mid-January. At least five post-launch patches have been added to the...

Eternal Tombs fka War of Dragnorox announces a closed beta test for April

With its eyes set on a 2025 launch, upcoming MMO Eternal Tombs has a lot of territory to cover for the rest of this...
Oddly beautiful.

The MOP Up: Aion, Lineage 2, and Blade and Soul get ready for a new launcher

Blade and Soul, Lineage II, and Aion are all preparing to migrate everyone from the old launcher to the new PLAYNC platform. NCsoft posted...
Tell me.

Battle Bards Episode 231: Caravan Stories Part 2

Returning to the fertile soundtrack of Caravan Stories, Syl and Syp are rejoined by Steff to give us a fresh take! It’s another journey...

One Shots: What am I looking at here?

Sometimes a screenshot ends up in my lap that I stare at for a long time and still have no idea what's going on...