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

World of Warcraft’s valor patch comes next week while WoW Classic flirts with #somechanges

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A systems and balancing patch is hitting World of Warcraft's live servers next week as Blizzard fine-tunes Shadowlands before it brings Patch 9.1 out...
Artificial.

Valve ends Artifact’s reboot dreams and shoves it into maintenance mode

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BioWare isn't the only studio throwing in the towel after attempting a reboot of a promising title. Fans of Valve's digital card game Artifact...

Lost Ark brings out the Striker for Korean players

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Some days it does feel like we've been waiting several quarantine's worth waiting for Lost Ark to finally get its gorgeous polygons over here....

Crowfall posts development and launch roadmap, promotes Hunger Dome battle royale

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As we covered in our extensive Crowfall interview back in February, this long-awaited PvP MMORPG is coming close to its launch date -- but...
And again.

Perfect Ten: The top 10 things to love about Elder Scrolls Online

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Having finally clicked hard with Elder Scrolls Online this winter, I find that it's difficult to restrain myself from gushing about pleasant discoveries (and...

Epic Games snatches up Fall Guys studio for an undisclosed sum

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Do you remember Fall Guys? It was that wacky multiplayer title that everyone was all hot for about two gaming crazes ago. Well apparently...
Here we go now.

Gamigo grants Defiance players’ wishes, posts sunset schedule, and runs a weird survey

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Ready to bask in the riches that Gamigo wishes to pour down upon your upturned face? Then you'll first want to head over to...

The Daily Grind: What MMO set dressings make you roll your eyes?

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While I'm not always the most nitpicky person in the universe, sometimes I do get tired of visual tropes that pop up over and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 311: The day the MMOs died

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Justin and Bree discuss Anthem Next's demise, Defiance and Gamigo's MMO purge, DDO's big news, Black Desert's free-play, Riot's MMO, and mobile Warcraft, with adventures in LOTRO, City of Heroes, WoW Classic, and Elder Scrolls Online, plus mailbag topics on post subs, Valheim, and MMOs as they used to be.
Engaging?

A Star Trek Online player opened 12,000 lockboxes so you don’t have to

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You may have had your fingers in an MMO lockbox or two over the years, but we're willing to bet that you don't count...
It's classically something.

Casually Classic: What’s the point of playing WoW Classic in 2021?

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Welcome to Casually Classic, a new column here on Massively OP dedicated to examining World of Warcraft Classic from the vantage point of a...

Thousands of WoW Classic fans replicate the ‘fresh start server’ that Blizzard won’t make

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One of the hoped-for announcements about WoW Classic failed to materialize at this past month's BlizzConline. Some fans were hoping that among all of...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of DK Online’s soundtrack

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I don't have much familiarity with DK Online, although I doubt that you do too. But that's not going to stop me from swimming...

The MOP Up: Dauntless dials up the dazzle

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Patch 1.5.4 roared right into the online monster slayer Dauntless this past week, giving players a non-RNG way to grab desired Behemoth dyes. Also, the...

Magic Legends introduces you to a trio of key characters

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Magic the Gathering fans are no strangers to the colorful characters and personalities that they've encountered through card descriptions. Cryptic is looking to carry...

The Game Archaeologist: EA’s Motor City Online

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When we use the shorthand "MMO" for online games, it's always assumed that we're talking about swords-and-sorcery or sci-fi RPGs. However, the massively multiplayer...
Yes, this is one of the few cases wherein EA kinda gets to be the good guys.

Global Chat: Grieving over Anthem’s demise

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Belghast over at Tales of the Aggronaut is going through several stages of grief over the news that Anthem has ceased active development. It's...

One Shots: Hug a jellyfish today, why not?

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Now personally, I don't do a whole lot of scuba diving or anything, mostly because I have a healthy fear of everything that lurks...
Party down.

Star Wars: The Old Republic’s delayed patch is finally coming on March 2

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After getting hit with a snow delay, Star Wars: The Old Republic's next update is finally coming to the servers on Tuesday, March 2nd....

Dungeons and Dragons Online serenades you into its latest raid

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It's been a fun week for Dungeons and Dragons Online players! Not only did they get a producer letter with details about upcoming content,...

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