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

Lord of the Rings Online pushes out a huge bundle of Gundabad changes, promises new Yule rewards

We've got a whole buffet of Lord of the Rings Online news today, so let's pig out! Our main entrée is the release of...

EverQuest’s 28th expansion, Terror of Luclin, is live

Sorry, we're still trying to wrap our heads around the thought of an MMORPG having 28 expansions under its belt. Whether or not we...

The Daily Grind: Are you still playing the same MMO you were back in January 2021?

Every December, I like looking back at the year that was, especially to trace my gaming journey through the months. It's fun to see...

Whatever happened to woodpunk survival MMO Last Oasis?

Welcome to another edition of "Whatever happened to," a series where we touch base with games that have gone silent or dropped off our...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 350: The start of Endwalker

Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV Endwalker, WoW 9.2, the Dune MMO, New World, Wizard101, Lineage2M, and ArcheAge, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, Hearthstone, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on the looter shooter fad and MMO quest logging systems.

Star Trek Online’s winter wonderland is an easy way to earn a free T6 starship (and amazing sweaters)

Q's Winter Wonderland has returned to Star Trek Online -- along with a pretty easy way to earn yourself a free top-tier starship. By participating...

New World responds to endgame gear concerns: ‘It is now clear we were wrong’

New World has a big endgame problem -- and it's not been helped by Amazon throwing flaming logs of change onto the already burning...

Pantheon’s latest dev video discusses the writing and lore

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has a few treats for patient fans of this fantasy MMO as it looks to put a cap on...

Crowfall’s CM: ‘If the game was going to shut down, we’d let you know’

It's no secret that Crowfall didn't exactly have the launch year that it wanted, with a subdued launch, subsequent layoffs, and low player counts...

ArcheAge players call out for a classic edition, but Kakao is noncomittal

With the change of ownership and relaunch of ArcheAge, some players are hoping that they might see a return to a simpler -- and...
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Camelot Unchained: ‘We are focused on making a game that can come out sooner rather than later’

As Camelot Unchained rides its yet another year of beta into December, there's a lot that the team hopes to accomplish before it takes...

Lord of the Rings Online explains how its delayed legendary item track works

While it was supposed to be a launch day feature for Fate of Gundabad, Lord of the Rings Online's new legendary item reward track...

The MOP Up: Ultima Online plays Santa and hands out gifts

Ultima Online is really into gift giving this season, so head in and get yours before they're all gobbled up: "We wish to offer...

One Shots: Bring on Endwalker!

Friends, we are going to need to happily resign ourselves to the fact that we're about to get a flood of FFXIV pictures in...

LOTRO Legendarium: OK, let’s talk about Lord of the Rings Online on console

I'll admit it: When EG7 acquired Daybreak back in 2020, I was very dismissive of the report that mentioned a console edition for Lord...

The Daily Grind: How do you like to set up your MMO player house?

Not all of us are into player housing in MMORPGs, but those of us that are -- and I am among this savvy group...

VR MMO Zenith readies beta for this month, launch for early next year

Fly, fist-bump, and fight your way through virtual reality this month thanks to Zenith's first beta test. This VR MMORPG, flush from a huge...

New World bans botters, begins testing winter event, plans unpopular endgame gear system

Christmas -- or some variation thereof -- is coming to New World as the game's first holiday. Yesterday, Amazon announced that it was putting...

Lord of the Rings Online compensates EU servers for translation issues, tests new six-player dungeon

Many Lord of the Rings Online players know that one of the best bonus events that the studio runs is for virtue XP boosts...

EverQuest II’s Visions of Vetrovia blew up on the launchpad (but it got better)

You may be totally excused for not noticing that a major MMO expansion launched yesterday, because it kind of didn't. EverQuest II: Visions of...